Mercedes-Benz Trophy 2017


The annual Armstrong Prestige Christchurch MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day was hosted at the Clearwater Golf Club on Friday 24th February 2017. The tournament hosted a full field of 90  Mercedes-Benz owners and VIP invited friends. 
Recently, Clearwater Golf Resort was awarded ‘Best Golf Course in Oceania’ for the second consecutive year at the 2016 World Golf Travel Awards, and Armstrong Prestige Christchurch was again delighted to host their MercedesTrophy dealer golf day on such a prestigious course.
After 18 holes of competition in calm weather conditions, 3 eligible overall winners were announced, and will represent Armstrong Prestige Christchurch at the MercedesTrophy New Zealand National Final at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, to be held from 28 – 30 April 2017. The winners included:-
1. Dave Morrison (Christchurch) 39pts
2. Joy McLaughlin (Clearwater) 38pts
3. Jan North (Christchurch) 37pts c/b
There were also great scores recorded by Dean Rutter (Greendale) 47pts, and Richard Davison (Rangiora) 39pts. Dean was however ineligible to qualify for the 2017 National Final having participated in 2016, but was awarded the daily prize in his handicap division. Similarly, Richard’s 39pts would have been enough to qualify for the National Final, however following his attendance at the World Final in Germany in 2007 he was also ineligible. Richard was also awarded a daily prize in his handicap division.
Daily prizes for two men’s handicap divisions and one ladies division. These winners included:-
Men's Division 1 (HCP 0 - 19)
1. Clark Xu (Templeton) 36pts
2. Barry Johnston (Clearwater) 35pts
3. Walter Scott (Coringa) 34pts
Men's Division 2 (HCP 20 - 36)
1. Dean Rutter (Greendale) 47pts
2. Richard Davison (Rangiora) 39pts
3. Neville Robb (Harewood) 37pts
Women’s Division (HCP 0 - 36)
1. Cher Xiong (Christchurch) 36pts
2. Pam Bowden (Clearwater) 34pts
3. Joy Smith (Russley) 33pts
Competitive Nearest to the Pin prizes on all of the Par 3 holes were awarded on the day, and sponsored by Mercedes Benz Financial Services. The winners included:-
Near to Pin Mens 9th                  MBFS Logo - dozen golf balls      Barry Johnston       
Near to Pin Women’s 9th            MBFS Logo - dozen golf balls       Kath Kirk   
As part of the Drive to the Major, a Straightest Drive competition is also held on the day. The 18th hole at Clearwater was chosen for this exciting competition, with Peter Timbs driving his ball nearest to the line.
The Armstrong Prestige Christchurch dealership team would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for a wonderful day on the course, and wish all the golfers representing the dealership at the MercedesTrophy National Final the very best of luck.
We’d also like to thank our MercedesTrophy event sponsors and partners:
·       Cathay Pacific
·       TaylorMade-Adidas Golf
·       Mercedes-Benz Financial Services