Golf was first played in New Zealand in 1871 and more formally since 1910 when administration bodies became in to existent. New Zealand Golf is dedicated to developing the game through more kiwis playing more golf with a focus on junior golf programmes, the health of golf clubs and talent development. Our staff is welcoming and professional and available for advice.
The members of New Zealand Golf Incorporated are our District Associations. The country is divided into 15 regions, 10 in the North Island and 5 in the South Island. We are indebted to our District Associations for their help in delivering the game of golf in their area. Some of the tasks the Districts are responsible for include interclub competition and the rating of golf courses to ensure uniformity and equitable competition through the handicap system.
Learn more about the Rules of Golf and the best etiquette advice. The rules need to be comprehensive as the situations that occur on the 35,000 courses worldwide by the 50 million golfers vary greatly. The beauty of Golf is that it is mainly self-regulating.
There is no game better than Golf for an equitable competition for players of contrasting abilities as the handicap system provides the balance. Whether a beginner or Tiger Woods, you can compete fairly. This section explains in detail how our handicap system operates.
Learn more about the playing demographics of our sport, the interesting facts and the commonly asked questions.
Learn about the game of Golf in New Zealand which dates back to 1871 and the highlights since. This section also includes a list of tournament winners as well as all New Zealand representative teams selected.
After a century of golf administration in New Zealand the Golf Hall of Fame was launched. This recognizes the most influential and highest achievers in our game, those that have left an ever lasting impression. We will build on these legends as the years go on.
New Zealand Golf produces a comprehensive manual to assist with Golf Club administration. This has been developed and evolved over many years and is an excellent resource.
The industry of Golf is significant and employs thousands of people. Keep abreast of all job opportunities here.
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