Golf: All Blacks' coach Steve Hansen nails hole-in-one at Wanaka course

While a number of All Blacks are preparing for the upcoming Super Rugby season, coach Steve Hansen is enjoying plenty of success on the golf course after nailing a hole-in-one at the Wanaka Golf Course on Wednesday.

On the 170m par-three 13th, Hansen struck the ball with a six iron off the tee, and it went left of the flag pin before it came back right and rolled into the hole.

The 59-year-old said it was the first time he's ever landed a hole-in-one.

The news was released in the club's weekly newsletter, saying Hansen shouted drinks after his round.

The piece in the newsletter.
The piece in the newsletter. Photo credit: Wanaka Golf Club

"Congratulations to Steve Hansen on scoring a hole-in-one number 13 on Wednesday 23rd January," read the article.

"Steve shouted the Wednesday men, thank you."

Hansen will have plenty of time to play golf in 2020 as he's leaving his post as All Blacks head coach after this year's World Cup in Japan to spend more time with his family.

Both Joe Schmidt and Warren Gatland have all but ruled out succeeding Hansen, leaving local favourites such as Ian Foster and Scott Robertson as front-runners for the most coveted job in the game.