On 29 August 2017, RSM announced a partnership with the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women's Open to present the first Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour event to take place in New Zealand
The MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, which will boast a purse of US$1.3m, is an historic first opportunity to host this international sporting event in our backyard, support the development of women’s sport, and join in celebrating our very own Lydia Ko in her home city of Auckland. Locally golf is the number 1 participation sport for men and number 2 for women in New Zealand.
We believe that the qualities required to be successful in golf reflect the respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship values that RSM strives to deliver in every client engagement. We exist to empower our clients to move forward with confidence and this partnership with LPGA to bring a world class event to New Zealand reflects our distinguishing beliefs of collaboration, understanding, ideas and insight.
The LPGA Tour is a global tour with 35 events played in 15 countries around the world. Hence with RSM being one of the sponsors helping to bring the LPGA Tour to New Zealand this means Kiwis will see the world’s best playing in our backyard. It is also a strategic business move supported by NZ Trade and Enterprise to use the huge profile of international golf to showcase New Zealand as a tourist and business destination.
Craig Fisher, Chairman of RSM says: "We at RSM understand the business of sport as well as the competition parallels in business. We are also delighted to be working alongside others such as the organisers and NZ Trade and Enterprise to use the huge profile of international golf to showcase New Zealand as a tourist and business destination, and to celebrate success and all the good things about living in this fantastic country.”
The MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open will take place from Thursday, 28 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017 at the Windross Farm Golf Course in Ardmore, Auckland. As part of our partnership, RSM will present the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open Pro-Am being played on Wednesday, 27 September 2017.