News | Golf
18 Feb 2018 23:25
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Golf

    New owner for Taupo's Hole in One

    The local iwi is buying Taupo's Hole in One tourist attraction, where people hit golf balls onto a floating pontoon.

    Central North Island iwi Ngati Tuwharetoa is buying the Hole in One tourist attraction at Lake Taupo.

    The attraction offers punters the chance to hit golf balls out to a floating lake pontoon, and a big cheer goes up for a hole in one about once every two weeks.

    There have been 983 recorded in the popular attraction's 24 years of operation.

    The Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board is buying the business through its commercial subsidiary, Taupo Moana Group Holdings and settlement is on October 31.

    The purchase price isn't being disclosed.

    The business is owned by locals Tiffany and Peter Battell.

    Punters pay $1 per ball and receive a free ball every time they hit the pontoon. The current best is 45 hits in a row.

    The longest drive recorded is 313m on the fly, and the longest by a New Zealand representative sportsperson is by Piri Weepu with 277m, according to the attraction's website.


    © 2018 NZN, NZCity

     Other Golf News
     18 Feb: New year, same Ko result at Aust event
     17 Feb: Ko solid if unspectacular at Aust Open
     16 Feb: Webb cut, Korea's Ko leads Australian Open
     15 Feb: Kiwi Ko among Australian Open golf leaders
     13 Feb: Ko changes coach and caddie - again
     05 Feb: Fox happy to rediscover European touch
     03 Feb: Consistent Fox poised for final surge
     Top Stories

    Blues lose young flanker to injury More...

    NZ shares up, Tourism Holdings hits record More...

     Today's News

    Kings in comeback NBL win over Breakers 22:35

    NZ lose to England but make T20 decider 22:35

    Kiwis in action: day 10 of 2018 Olympics 22:15

    Skiers Bilous, Wells miss slopestyle final 22:05

    Goulding fitness worry ahead of NBL finals 21:45

    Hawke's Bay quake rattles North Island 21:15

    Law and Order:
    Firearms incident in Omakau is over 20:15

    New year, same Ko result at Aust event 20:05

    Law and Order:
    Spate of crimes in Hastings highlighted 19:55

    Wanderers eye off travel-weary Sydney FC 19:45

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd