MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day 2017

The annual Mercedes-Benz Wellington MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day was hosted on Friday 3rd March at the Royal Wellington Golf Club. The tournament exclusively hosted 60 Mercedes-Benz owners, who were each vying for the opportunity to qualify for the MercedesTrophy National Final, to be held at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown from 28 – 30th April 2017.
We were once again delighted to host our MercedesTrophy dealer golf day on such a prestigious golf course.
After 18 holes of competition in near perfect golfing conditions, Manawatu’s Glenda Petrie was announced as the eligible overall winner with an outstanding score of 41 stableford points. In claiming the top place, Petrie was awarded the Jim Osborne Memorial Trophy after the late, popular salesman from the dealership.
Tied on 40 points were Murray Radford and Jane Parker, both members of Royal Wellington Golf Club, who both played exceptionally on their home course to qualify for the National Final.
There were also daily prizes for two men’s handicap divisions and one ladies division. These winners included: -
Mens Division 1 (HCP 0 - 18)
1st Place: Andrew Loizou (Miramar GC)
2nd Place: Jim Malcolm (Royal Wellington GC)
Mens Division 2 (HCP 19 - 36)
1st Place: Les Holbrow (Kapiti GC)
2nd Place: Simon Holdgate (Royal Wellington GC)
Women’s Division (HCP 0 - 36)
1st Place: Margaret Radford (Royal Wellington GC)
2nd Place: Jan Henderson (Royal Wellington GC)
Competitive Nearest to the Pin prizes on the Par 3 holes were awarded on the day, and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. The winners included: -
- Rodney Craig (Royal Wellington GC)   
- John Rowland (Royal Wellington GC)
- Jan Henderson (Royal Wellington GC)
- Sandy Turner (Royal Wellington GC)   
As part of the ‘Drive to the Major’, a Straightest Drive competition is also held on the day, with David Petrie driving his ball closest to the line.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for a wonderful day on the course, and wish Glenda, Murray and Jane the very best of luck as they represent the dealership at the MercedesTrophy National Final.
We’d also like to thank our MercedesTrophy event sponsors and partners; Cathay Pacific, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services