'There wouldn't be a tournament without her' – hometown hero Lydia Ko favourite ahead of NZ Women's Open

The Kiwi number one has played an instrumental role in this week's tournament. Source: 1 NEWS



Watch: Kiwi golfer Danny Lee nails incredible hole-in-one

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has made a stunning hole-in-one - the first of the 2018-19 season.

The 28-year-old's incredible effort was shot with a 9-iron from 150 yards on the fourth hole during his opening round at the CIMB classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Today's hole-in-one is the third of Lee's PGA career.



Kiwi Ryan Fox moves up golf's world rankings

New Zealand's best male golfers have continued their rise up the world rankings.

Ryan Fox is the best placed Kiwi, moving up one spot to 81st in the world.

Danny Lee has climbed six places to 124th while Nick Voke has continued his incredible first year as a pro, jumping to 327th.

Making up the top three spots are American Dustin Johnson with the top ranking followed by Englishman Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka of the US.

TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 16:  Ryan Fox of New Zealand tees off on the 2nd hole during the final round of the AAM Scottish Open at Dundonald Links Golf Course on July 16, 2017 in Troon, Scotland.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Ryan Fox Source: Getty


Famous South Canterbury golf course on verge of closing as grassroots golf struggles in NZ

The world of golf has seen an explosion in popularity over the past couple of weeks - you only need to look at the extraordinary scenes throughout the recent Tour Championship or Ryder Cup for evidence of that.

But back here, away from the elite level, the grass roots game is battling.

For one famous club in South Canterbury, its final putt could be fast approaching.

Seven Sharp’s Mike Thorpe went along to St Andrew’s Golf Club to get a round in and see if there’s a flicker of hope left for the 43-year-old club.

For one famous club in South Canterbury, its final putt is fast approaching. Source: Seven Sharp