Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to Reach 160 Countries via Television Broadcast

Picture of Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Media and Partner Golf Day

For residents of Upper Hutt, the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship provides a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with world-class golfers. Entry for spectators is free to the Royal Wellington Golf Club in Trentham for the duration of the Championship.

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC), the region’s premier amateur golf tournament, will be televised across 160 countries and reach millions of homes around the world, the event’s Founding Partners – the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), the Masters Tournament and The R&A – announced earlier this week.

From 26–29 October, a 120-player field will compete in the 72-hole stroke play event at Royal Wellington Golf Club in New Zealand. In addition to the contributions of the Founding Partners, the Championship is supported by six Proud Partners – AT&T, 3M, Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, Zurich and UPS – and two Scoring Partners, Rolex and IBM.

For the ninth year, the AAC will gather the top male amateur players from across the Asia-Pacific region. The champion will receive an invitation to compete in the 2018 Masters Tournament and The 147th Open at Carnoustie, while the runner(s)-up gain a place in The Open Qualifying Series for The Open. Hosted in New Zealand for the first time, this year’s AAC will continue efforts to raise the visibility of the game in the region and give the players the opportunity to compete on the world stage.

With a host of broadcast partners around the globe, golf fans can follow the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship through TV channels covering key markets on five continents. Live coverage will be broadcast on 26 and 27 October between 4 – 7 p.m. and from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on 28 and 29 October (Auckland time) across Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North and South America.

These are excerpts from a media release from the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. To read the full release, go to

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