NEW ZEALAND TEAMS

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NEW ZEALAND GOLF REPRESENTATIVE TEAM'S FACT BOX'S 


EISENHOWER (MEN)

The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organized by the International Golf Federation. It is named for Dwight D. Eisenhower, the President of the United States when the tournament was first played, who was a keen amateur golfer.
 
The Eisenhower Trophy began in 1958 with the first event staged at the Old Course at St Andrews and recent tournaments have featured teams from around 75 countries. It is a Stroke Play event, in which the best two individual scores from three players in each team count towards the final score. Up until 2002 it was the best three of four scores.
 
New Zealand’s best finish in the Eisenhower was in 1992 when the team of Phillip Tataurangi, Michael Campbell, Grant Moorhead and Stephen Scahill won the event in Vancouver, Canada. Tataurangi was also the leading individual. Campbell finished second.
 
Teams Record (up to and including the 2010 event):
The Eisenhower Trophy has been won by 10 different teams:
13 wins: United States
4 wins: Great Britain & Ireland (last competed as a combined team in 2000)
3 wins: Australia
1 win: Japan, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Netherlands, Scotland, France
 
 
 
ESPIRITO SANTO WORLD TEAM'S CHAMPIONSHIP (WOMEN) 

The Espirito Santo Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for women organised by the International Golf Federation. The inaugural event was held in 1964 at the St. Germain Golf Club in France and recent tournaments have featured teams from around 55 countries.
 
It is a Stroke Play event, in which the best two individual scores from three players in each team count towards the final score. 
 
New Zealand has never won the Espirito Santo Worlds Team Championship. For the first three decades it was dominated by the United States, but recent results have reflected the increasing globalisation of women's golf, with six different winners in six events from 1996 to 2006, and several top two placings by teams from Asia, including a win by South Korea.
 
Teams Record (up to and including the 2010 event):
The Espirito Santo Trophy has been won by seven different teams:
13 wins: United States
2 wins: Spain, France, Australia, Sweden, South Korea
1 win: South Africa
 
 
SIR MICHAEL BONALLACK TROPHY (MEN)

The Bonallack Trophy is an amateur golf competition on the model of the Ryder Cup which opposes every two years a European team and a team representing Asia/Pacific. The venue alternates between courses in Europe and Asia/Pacific. The first competition took place in 1998 in Perth, Australia.
 
Teams Record (up to and including the 2012 event):
Europe 5 wins
Asia Pacific 2 wins  
 
The 2010 competition in India was cancelled as a result of the volcanic eruption in Iceland, which shut down European air space and isolated European players.
 
 
QUEEN SIRIKIT CUP (WOMEN)

The Queen Sirikit Cup is an annual contest between 14 nations from the Asia Pacific region - that is officially known as the Amateur Ladies Asia-Pacific Invitational Team Championship. 
 
Each team is made up of three female players with the best two scores counting each day. One round of golf is played each day for three days. 
 
Korea is the most successful country in the history of the Queen Sirikit Cup with 15 wins. Australia has won the title on eight occasions and Japan is third on the team win's leaderboard on five wins since the championship began in 1979. New Zealand has won the cup three times (1984, 1990 and 1999).
 
 
 
 
FOUR NATIONS (MEN)

The Four Nations is a new event on the international golf calendar encompassing the four best male amateurs from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina. 
 
The Four Nations is an amalgamation of two tournaments from the Four Nations (between NZ, Australia, Japan and Canada) and the Southern Cross (between NZ, Australia, South Africa and Argentina) becoming one Stroke Play event. 
 
Each team is made up of four male players with the best three scores counting each day. One round of golf is played each day for four days. 
 
In 2011 Australia won the inaugural Four Nations Cup at The Hills in New Zealand with the hosts finishing runner-up.
 
 
 
ASTOR TROPHY (WOMEN)

Formerly known as the Commonwealth Tournament, the Astor Trophy is contested every four years between teams of top women amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. The format is two foursomes and five singles matches each day. 
 
The championship began in 1959 at St Andrews in Scotland. Great Britain and Ireland is the most successful team (nine wins) ahead of Australia (four wins). New Zealand has finished runner up five times and never won the Astor Trophy.
 
 
 
NOMURA CUP (MEN)

The Nomura Cup is a biennial tournament designed to develop golf within the Asia Pacific region. It is held every two years and was first held in the Philippines in 1963.
 
The Nomura Cup is a contest between 14 countries from the Asia-Pacific region. These include Australia, Bangladesh, Cook Islands, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan and Thailand.
 
Each team is made up of four male players with the best three scores counting each day. One round of golf is played each day for four days. 
 
Australia is the most successful team in Nomura Cup history winning the title 10 times and claiming victory six of the past seven championships. Japan is the second most successful team on eight wins.
 
New Zealand has won the Nomura Cup once in 1995 when the Russley Golf Club in Christchurch hosted the event. New Zealand has finished runner up in the event six times.
 
 
 
TRANS-TASMAN CUP (MEN AND WOMEN)
 
The Trans-Tasman Cup, played every two years, is an amateur golf event. It is held by Golf Australia and New Zealand Golf. It is made up of four categories of four players each. The Boys' Category contest the Clare Higson Trophy, the Girls' Category contest the Junior Tasman Cup, the Open Men's Category contests the Sloan Morpeth Trophy, and the Open Women's Category contests the Tasman Cup. Each play foursomes and singles scratch match play over two rounds.
 
Australia has won all five events while New Zealand has never won the Trans-Tasman Cup. The 2012 event was held at the Peninsula Country Golf Club in Frankston, Victoria. Australia won the event comprehensively. The New Zealand men’s team won the Sloan Morpeth Trophy in 2012.