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Fri 2 Jan 2015, 7:00am–6:00pm
Sat 3 Jan 2015, 7:00am–6:00pm
Sun 4 Jan 2015, 7:00am–6:00pm

Where: Featherston Golf Club, Soliders Settlement Road, Featherston, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Walk out onto the beautiful Featherston Golf Course, a 'Gem' of a Country Course tucked away beneath the foot of the Rimutaka Range in the Wairarapa Valley, Friday 2-Sunday 4 January and feel the atmospheric excitement and pleasure that comes with playing to win The Taonga at the Featherston Golf Club's annual WBS Classic Golf Tournament. A 3 day amateur 54 hole NZGA handicap tournament covering Gross, Net, Daily Stableford and prizes for 3 Men's and 2 Ladies Divisions. On top of other prizes, this year's winning Taonga (Treasure) for men's best 54 hole gross, is a carved Fish Hook (Hei-matau). It is a symbol of plenty and represents strength and determination, brings peace, prosperity and good health to the holder. They will also be presented with a bone Koru pendant.

Again for the 54 hole best gross, the ladies will be presented with the Patu. Patu means to pierce and chop and was used with great dexterity and skill. The Patu represents strength, commitment and protection of others, ones overcoming life's challenges, reflects determination, Mana (prestige) and wealth.They will also be presented with a bone fish hook pendant.

The beginnings of Featherston Golf Course started around 1902 on farm land. A golf Club named Gumgrove was created as a small nine-hole course with sheep grazing the fairway and fenced greens adding to the challenge and excitement of playing a country course. In 1968 land was offered to Gumgrove (which had lost it's home) and Brandon Park Golf started it's life as a nine hole country course. Over the years the sheep grazing disappeared and it developed into a beautiful 18 hole course as the young trees matured. It still retains it's country atmosphere but with no sheep. The Featherston Golf Club course remains open all year round.