Golf Achievements 2001 - Age 6 * Selected for Hokio Sands Golf Club junior representative team * Hole-in-one!! ( Youngest in New Zealand )
2002 - Age 7 * Hokio Sands 'Survivor Series' Champion. ( Open club match play champion) * Selected for Hokio Sands Golf Club junior representative team.
2003 - Age 8 * National left-handed tournament. (Youngest leftie to have played in this) * Selected for Manawatu-Wanganui age 10-14 development squad. * First 'under par' round of golf.
2004 - Age 9 * Winners of Hokio Ambrose Cup. * Michael Campbell Junior Open Under 14 Nett Winner. * Selected for Manawatu-Wanganui age 10-14 development squad. * Selected to represent Hokio Sands in Manawatu-Wanganui Montana Senior Interclub. * Levin Golf Club Junior Boys Champion. * 2nd Levin Mens Classic. (Divisional) * Horowhenua Mens Foursomes Winner. * Qualified for Jack Newton International Junior Classic in Australia. * Placed 17th in the 12 and under division for the Jack Newton International. (Age 10) 2005 - Age 10 * Winner of the Paraparaumu Junior Open Under 13 division. * 36 Hole Junior Mens Strokeplay Champion. * Selected for Manawatu-Wanganui age 10-14 development squad. * Selected for Manawatu-Wanganui Junior Interprovincial Booth Shield Team. * Qualified for Jack Newton International Junior Classic in Australia.
2006 - Age 11 * 1st Gross and 2nd Nett National Left-handed tournament. (Divisional) * 3rd Silk and Kelly Cup. * New South Wales State Age Mixed Foursomes Winner. * Qualified for Jack Newton International Junior Classic in Australia. * Placed 8th in the 12 and under division at the Jack Newton International. * Selected for Manawatu-Wanganui Junior Interprovincial Booth Shield and Winners Of Booth Shield. (First Man-Wang team to win in 45 yr) * 4th at New Zealand Under 19 Amateur Championship. (Under 13)
2007 - Age 12 * 4th at North Island Under 19 Amateur Championship. (U13 Division) * Selected to trial ( 5 Aug ) for Manawatu-Wanganui Development Academy. * Selected to trial (19 Aug) for Manawatu-Wanganui Junior Interprovincial Booth Shield Team. * Winner of NewZealand Aims Games (NewZealand Middle Schools Championship) * 1st Nett, Wanganui Open. (Trial and Order of merit, 2nd under 16, 9 under 19) * Selected for Manawatu/Wanganui Junior Interprovincial Booth Shield Team. * 2nd Nett, Challenge cup. (Trial and order of merit, 1st Under 16, 9 under 19) * Selected for Manawatu/Wanganui to play in the Waikato Junior Inter- Provincial. (Under 16 Team Matchplay) * Qualified for the Jack Newton International Junior Classic in Australia. * Placed 6th in the age 13 division at Jack Newton International Junior Classic in Australia.
2007-Age 13 * 4th Horowhenua Junior Open. * Winner of Super Sports Golf Competition. * 3rd Levin Men's Classic. * Winner of the under 16 Manawatu/Wanganui Order of Merit 2008. * 2nd Levin 36 Hole Stroke Championships (scored 71, 74) * Selected Manawatu Wanganui Junior Quadrangular.
2008-Age 13 * Selected Men’s A Grade Pennants Team. * 2nd Manawatu/Wanganui Age Group Championships (Under 16) * Named Most outstanding player for Levin’s Senior Mens A Grade Pennants Team for 2008. * Selected for Manawatu/Wanganui to play Wellington in full Representative team. (Had a win and a half) * Selected for New Zealand Foundation Squad. * Selected by Manawatu/Wanganui to play in Wellington Strokeplay. * Selected by Manawatu/Wanganui for Junior Interprovincial in Cambridge. * Selected by Manawatu/Wanganui for Shand Cup Under 19 team.
2009- Age 14 * 2009 New Zealand North Island under 15 Champion. * Selected for Manawatu/Wanganui in 2009 Lion Foundation New Zealand Under 23 teams Championships. * Made the cut in 2009 Lion Foundation New Zealand Under 23 Championships. * Achieved his 2nd hole in one at Rangitikei Golf Club’s 16th hole a 152m par 3. * 2009 Manawatu/Wanganui Under 16 Age Group Champion. * 2009 Manawatu/Wanganui junior rep. * Selected into Manawatu/Wanganui 2009 Junior Golf Academy. * Member of Levin’s 2009 Senior A grade Pennants championship winning team. * 2nd Fielding Men’s Match play. * Selected for New Zealand Golf’s district coaching school. * Selected for New Zealand Golf’s Regional coaching camp. * Selected by Manawatu/Wanganui Eagles for National Under 17 Championships. * Scored 63 (club record) at Levin Golf Club * Winner of Sims Cup (Otaki Junior Open) * 10th equal at GHB Hawke’s Bay Stroke play * 11th at Otaki’s Gray Memorial 36 Hole Open * Selected for Manawatu/Wanganui to play Wellington in Senior Men Representative team. * Achieved his 3rd hole in one at Hokowhitu golf clubs 4th hole a 133m Par 3. * Winner of Challenge Cup Manawatu/Wanganui Mens Open OOM.
2010 * Selected for NZ to play in the British Junior Open-Scotland * Selected into the NZ Srixon Development Academy * 9th NZ Amateur * Winner of Manawatu/Wanganui Age Group Champs * Winner of Manawatu/Wanganui Intercollegiate * 14th North Island Strokeplay * 18th at the SBS Invitational * Played #1 for Levin Men’s Senior Rep Team * Winner of Sims Cup-Defended 2011 Nth Isl U19’s – U19/2nd, U17/1st Lawnmaster Classic- 2nd Man/Wang age groups- 1st Hawke’s Bay Stroke play- 1st Otaki Open-1st Horowhenua Open-1st Kapi Tareha-3rd NZ U19’s- U19/3rd, U17/2nd Waipukerau Matchplay-1st Challenge Cup-3rd Taranaki Charles Tour-3rd Amateur Lower North Island OOM-2nd Shirley Charles Tour-12th, 4th Amateur
2012 Levin Open-1st Man/Wang age groups-1st Lawnmaster Classic-2nd JTS Manawatu-1st SBS- 6th, team 1st Australian Boys Amateur-1st NZ Amateur-9th Levin Stroke play-1st Waikato Winter Strokeplay-1st (Tournament record= -14) Horowhenua Open-1st Kapi Tareha-1st Challenge Cup-1st NZ U19’s-1st Duke of York Young Champions- 17th (Royal Troon Scotland) Lower North Island OOM-1st Manawatu Open-1st Tauranga Charles Tour- 11th, 5th Amateur NZ Open-56th Emirates Australian Open-MC
2013 Master of the Amateurs-11th Australian Amateur-9th Lake Macquarie-54th 10 Nations Cup-NZ team 2nd, Individual 2nd (South Africa. Finished -15) South Africa Stroke play-MC Cambridge Classic-2nd 14th September 2013 "World Left Handed Champion" :)
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14/04/2012 - Levin teenage earns spot in the Australian Open
Levin teenager Tyler Hodge survived a magnificent fight back from his closest challenger in a thrilling finale to the Australian boys' amateur golf championship today to earn a start in this year's Australian Open.
Hodge led Viraat Badhwar by a staggering 11 shots with one round remaining at the Bribie Island GC but the Australian whittled away at the advantage remorselessly until he prevailed by a solitary stroke.
"I'm feeling a fair bit of relief at the moment," Hodge admitted.
Badhwar constructed the round of the tournament, a 7-under 65, but his only blemish - a bogey on the last - enabled Hodge to cling on by the slenderest of margins.
At the midway point of the championship Hodge had a five shot buffer over Badhwar, the opening round leader, and expanded the advantage to double digits after the first of two rounds scheduled for the final day.
However, Badhwar refused to concede defeat and while he racked up seven birdies Hodge lost impetus, and almost his ticket to Sydney's The Lakes course in December, with a 3-over 75.
He was solid rather than spectacular over the final 18 holes.
"When Viraat was playing the way he was, I just had to focus on my game but it's not that easy when your playing partner is on a run like that," he said.
Hodge fashioned a four round total of 283, 5-under the card; Badhwar has to settle for second place - a shot clear of Australians Lucas Herbert, Ricky Kato and Mitchell Venables, the other big improvers on a strenuous final day.
Compton Pikari, the other New Zealander to make the cut, finished in a tie for seventh on 290 after rounds of 71 and 73.
04-05 August 2012 - Tyler wins Lower North Island Order of merit tournament at Napier Golf Club
The Kapi Tareha Memorial 72-Hole Tournament which is also a Lower North Island Order of Merit tournament, was held at Napier Golf Club on 4-5 August, 2012.
Quote from Hawkes Bay Today. ...In the men's competition, there was no parity between winner Tyler Hodge and runner-up Tony Russo of Featherston. The Levin amateur claimed his maiden Kapi Tareha title in his fourth attempt, carding 280 (70,72,70,68) off the stick. The plus-three golfer from the Srixon New Zealand Development squad, who had a top-10 finish last year, was confident in his ability.
"This is my third one in three weeks'', the youngster said, after winning the Horowhenua Open last week by two shots before winning the Waikato Winter Strokeplay Tournament the week before. "I set a tournament record of 14-under in Waikato so it was good,'' said the left-hander who became the youngest player at the 37th Sir Bob Charles Lefties Tournament at Lansdown, Masterton as a 9-year-old in 2003.