Big names to tee up in Cambridge

Several of the country's leading professionals will try to join some illustrious names on the New Zealand Foursomes Cup in Cambridge next week.

The Cambridge Golf Club will host the NZ Foursomes Championship Challenge Cup for the first time as part of a two-day festival of professional golf.

First contested in 1927, the prized trophy has been won previously by a number of Major champions, including the Australian duo of Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson, along with former top Kiwi professional Frank Nobilo.

Recent runaway winner of the Carrus Tauranga Open, Josh Geary, will be among those to watch over the two days, with the Foursomes event on Tuesday followed by the Hamilton Sky City and Cambridge New World Pro Am the next day. He'll be joined by former national amateur representatives Grant Moorhead, Nick Gillespie and Jared Pender.

Low scores are expected in both events, with the Cambridge course somewhat defenceless following a spell of hot, dry weather.

There is still room in the field for a small number of amateur golfers to compete with the professionals, either in a team of three or as individuals - contact the Cambridge Golf Club on 827 6381.

Waikato Times