Manawatu Wanganui women's representative Lily Griffin finished second in the National Speedgolf championships on the weekend at Whitford Park Golf Club. Griffin was competing in the event for the first time. The winner was former professional player and current NZ Golf employee, Liz McKinnon. McKinnon is an experienced Speedgolf participant & perhaps Griffin can challenge for this title with a bit more experience
In the men's section the NZPGA's, Josh Longney took out the event, after narrowly missing out on the 2018 title. Last years winner, former Manawatu Golf Club pennant player, Jamie Reid, was not at this years event. Reid competed in overseas Speedgolf events last year, and finished the season as the number 1 ranked speed golfer in the world.
Speedgolf which combines time and score is growing as a sport around the world.