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DAE Invitational Golf Classic Returns To Taupo In May

May 7, 2015 Golf Tourism No Comments Print Print Email Email

Worldwide timeshare exchange company, DAE, is hosting its second annual DAE Invitational Golf Classic in Taupo, New Zealand, from 10th to 14th May.


It follows on from the success of last year’s inaugural tournament, which saw around 70 local and international players take part in the 5-day friendly tournament, with close to 100 expected this year.

“Our inaugural Golf Classic in May 2014 attracted DAE members from as far as Perth to take part in the unique friendly competition, which is fantastic for the Taupo region,” said DAE’s Regional Manager, Australia New Zealand, Gary Fog.

“We’re bringing back the 9-hole format, which proved to be extremely popular with the players last year, as well as introducing an 18-hole Ambrose on Sunday to kick things off.

“Importantly, the 9-hole format allows plenty of time to soak up everything else on offer around the local Taupo area, including lake and river cruises, fishing, glass blowing, and other activities.

“This style of competition week gives people a reason to travel – benefiting the Taupo region and our members, who get to experience something different while on holiday.”

The peak timeshare industry body, the New Zealand Holiday Ownership Council (NZHOC), has again put its support behind the DAE Golf Classic.

“The timeshare industry contributes over $10 million in expenditure by resorts and guests to the Taupo region annually,” said NZHOC Chairman, Martyn Rix.

“It is events and experiences like the DAE Golf Classic that drive further engagement of timeshare owners and keep occupancy levels of timeshare resorts up near an average of 90%* year round.

“Not only did last year’s tournament attract 70 players, on average each golfer was accompanied by a partner, with many even bringing up to four other family and friends along for the week – boosting the economic impact even further.”

Mr Fog said the interest in this year’s tournament had grown substantially. “We look forward to welcoming back local members and even more DAE members to join us for a great week at the DAE Invitational Golf Classic in Taupo.”

  • NZHOC 2012 Report, “Taupo – The Timeshare Capital of New Zealand”

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