41 - Reviving the NZ Open
The New Zealand Open is an important tournament in this part of the world with an enviable list of winners including Peter Thomson nine times and Kel Nagle seven. But in a game that is becoming increasingly expensive to run at the professional level, this once proud event was in danger of falling into obscurity until Michael Glading and his team got involved in 2011. Hosted in Queenstown and run as a four day pro-am event similar to Pebble Beach and St Andrews, the New Zealand Open is now clawing its way back to significance and Glading joins the podcast this week to explain not only how its come this far but how the tournament will remain relevant in the future. Also, don't forget it's just one week till the inaugural episode of the #ISGPod Book Club so if you haven't already, grab your copy of Grounds for Golf by Geoff Shackelford and tune in next week.Special Guest: Michael Glading.