Tournament Format

In this unique Pro-Am format, professionals are effectively playing in two tournaments at the same time. One, as an individual for the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open, and secondly as a member of a two-person Pro-Am team, competing for the NZ Pro-Am championship (carrying a separate prize purse split amongst the top 10 Professionals from each team).


Each amateur will play with a professional in a two-person Pro-Am team for two rounds in a two-ball best-ball format, one round at both the Hills and Millbrook Resort on the Thursday and Friday of the event.

On each hole, for the teams’ event, the best single net score from the two players will count towards the team score. 

On the completion of the first two rounds a Pro-Am teams cut will be made with the leading 40 teams going through to the third round on the Saturday at Millbrook Resort.

All amateurs who miss the two-round teams cut will play in the Jack’s Point Open Challenge, a separate one-day Pro-Am event at the magnificent Jack’s Point course.

After the third round at the Millbrook Resort, a final Pro-Am team cut will be made, with the best 10 teams going through to the final round (at Millbrook Resort).

New Zealand Open – Professionals

Each Professional will play one round at Millbrook Resort and one round at The Hills (with each professional partnered by one amateur player).

After round two, the top 60 Professionals (plus ties) will proceed to rounds three and four at Millbrook Resort competing for the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open Championship with a minimum prize pool of NZD $1.15m.