Golf will be returning to the Olympic programme at Rio, its first appearance at an Olympics Games for over 100 years.

"It's fantastic to have golf back inside the Olympic movement. Obviously the Olympic Games is a huge worldwide event and one that is very inspirational for all New Zealanders. It will be inspirational for those young players who will see New Zealand's and the world's best players competing, but it will also inspire the everyday golfer to head out and play more golf, or those new to golf to give it a go. I know those players vying for a place on the team are excited about the opportunity, and the anticipation is building." Gregg Thorpe, High Performance Manager Golf NZ.

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