Te Waipounamu: Champion golfers

Ōtautahi sisters Nelly and Monica Tulisi have taken the women’s golf world by storm.

Nelly (14) won the 2008 New Zealand Māori Women’s Golf title and follows on from where her older sister Monica (17) left off after winning the title in 2007. This is the first time the title had gone to the South Island.

“Te Puni Kōkiri’s support of Māori Golf has been vital in enabling rangatahi like Nelly and Monica to develop their skills and realise their potential by succeeding at high-level tournaments,” says Harry Westrupp of the New Zealand Māori Golf Association. Nelly has recently been named in the New Zealand Titleist Foundation Team.