Charity Golf Classic
23/24 November 2024
Skyline - Principal Sponsor
The first Skyline Golf Classic was held in 1979 and the tournament has been continuously sponsored by Skyline Enterprises ever since reflecting the strong ties created by the Hylton Hensman initially as both an founding shareholder of Skyline Enterprises and a driving force behind the golf club's relocation to the Kelvin Peninsula, in plain view of the Skyline Gondola, in the 1970's.
We believe this to be one of the longest continuous sports sponsorships within New Zealand.
The tournament is a two-day pairs tournament. The scores from day 1 and 2 are added together to determine the winners.
The field is limited to 120 teams (240 players).
The next event is scheduled for 23/24 November 2024. Email email@example.com to register your interest in particpating.
Over the 40+ years there have been a number of different tournament formats however over the past few years we have had the following:
Saturday – Day 1: Better Ball Stableford. This format takes the best score between the pair from each hole.
Sunday – Day 2 – Combined Stableford. The individual scores of both players are added together at the conclusion of the round. This is then added to the Saturday team score.
The 2023 Charity
The Whakatipu Reforestation Trust (WRT) is an inspiring volunteer-led charitable organization on a mission to restore the native biodiversity of the Whakatipu Basin. For the past 10 years, WRT’s dedicated team of volunteers has worked tirelessly to grow and plant 10,000 native plants each year, resulting in an impressive total of over 80,000 plants since 2014. By creating biodiversity islands and corridors, the Trust’s mahi is rejuvenating local ecosystems, providing crucial food and habitat for our native birds, lizards and invertebrates.
The Whakatipu Reforestation Trust's impact reaches deep into the community. In addition to the invaluable benefits it provides for biodiversity, their work creates lifelong learning opportunities, nurtures a profound appreciation for nature, fosters connections among like-minded individuals, and builds social cohesion in our rapidly expanding community. By engaging with the Trust's projects, our community members have the opportunity to personally contribute to mitigating climate change and restoring biodiversity, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.
In 2024, the Whakatipu Reforestation Trust will proudly commemorate their 10th anniversary, marked by the remarkable achievement of planting 100,000 native plants. The Skyline Golf Charity Classic proudly stands alongside WRT, championing their incredible endeavors in shaping a more sustainable future.
For more information about the Trust's work: https://wrtqt.org.nz/
After two days of competition in glorious conditions, the 2023 Skyline Queenstown Charity Classic winners are Todd Marshall and Dean Ruske from Taieri Lakes Golf Club.
The three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard saw Todd and Dean edge out the teams of Dwayne Turnbull/Damian Petre and Kaz Chappell/Mike Frisby on countback using the first-round 4BBB scores to break the tie of 123 points per team.
The weekend was an overwhelming success for the golfers and the Whakatipu Reforestation Trust who benefited from a donation of approximately $26,000 from Skyline and Queenstown Golf Club and an additional surprise $5000 from Altitude Brewing presented by Eddie Gapper.