New Zealand Golf has a team of people dedicated to supporting your club operate effectively. Please make contact with the relevant person in your region if you are looking for support.
Emily Davidson - Auckland, North Harbour, Northland
Phone: 022 370 4407
Mark Webb - Waikato, Bay of Plenty
Phone: 027 700 7219
Dayne Bulloch - Taranaki, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Hawkes Bay
Phone: 021 732 771
Richard Hudson - Tasman, Canterbury, Aorangi
Phone: 027 700 1263
Alan Nicholls Sport Otago - Otago Region
Phone: 027 695 8007
Matthew Southerden 
National Facilities Manager 
Support with facility development/redevelopment, customer & employee experience, relocation, amalgamation & merger.
Phone: 027 700 4647

As part of New Zealand Golf's commitment to supporting the grass roots of the game, there are programmes, tools and resources listed below. The tools have been divided in to four key performance areas as noted below:

  • Leadership & Governance
  • Financial Strength & Sustainability
  • Membership and Participation
  • Delivering Quality Experiences

With support staff based across the country we offer a practical way to implement these resources.
If you require any support please contact New Zealand Golf, your local Regional Support Manager or email


Below are the resources developed to support your club leadership and governance team.
 Governance Training for Boards and Committees
The programme listed below can support your board to better performance; 
Sport New Zealand Governance 101 

Governance 101 | What?

Governance 101 | Why?  


New Zealand Golf health and safety programme

New Zealand Golf have partnered with Safety Online to provide golf clubs across the country a comprehensive yet affordable option for Health and Safety.

Safety Online offers affiliates to New Zealand Golf :-

· A complete end-to-end golf-specific health and safety solution – either in cloud-based software or manual format.
· A free 24/7 call centre for advice on all matters of health and safety
· On-line/off-site or on-site training courses
      - these include: health and safety training, first aid training, hazardous substances and fire compliance training.
· A practical approach from a company with unparalleled Golf knowledge.

If you would like more information on this programme please contact;

Safety Online Ltd

Email :-

020 415 97618 / 027 201 3073

Below are the supporting documents that your club can use to support your health and safety practices. 
Health and Safety Documents 
  • Sport New Zealand – has produced a great summary of the Health & Safety Reform explaining what the changes are and what they mean to the sport sector.

Sport New Zealand - H&S Reform Summary

  • Institute of Directors of New Zealand – has developed a number of good governance practice guidelines for committees and boards.

H&S Good Governance Practices Guidelines
H&S Diagnostic Questions for Directors
H&S Actions for Directors
H&S Managing Risks
H&S Guide for SMEs

Below are the resources and programmes dedicated to supporting your club to become more financially sustainable.
Please click here to see case studies on financial sustainability. 
New Zealand Golf and Apex Insurance have partnered to provide Golf Club specific insurance. This package provides a far wider cover than standard policies in the market. The Apex team have an in-depth knowledge of sport insurance as they have looked after a very large number of sporting entities for many years. Upon receiving a copy of your current insurance programme from your current provider, Apex will review your covers and point out any gaps in cover whilst presenting the difference between the Golf Package offering and mainstream covers. The NZ Golf/Apex AIG Insurance Package is not only competitively priced (between 15& 30% savings depending on claims history etc.) but also includes covers which may not be included under traditional policies. 
For more information please contact your Apex Service Team or click here for a brochure;
Darrin Madgwick - Head of Broker Operations
Ph: 09 968 2153
Mob: 021 936 113
Stephen Knight - Account Director
Ph: 09 623 5510
Mob: 021 985 053
Conrad Rupp - Head of Claims
Ph: 09 968 9756
Mob: 021 663 730
e: conradr@apexinsurance  

As an entirely free service for sports clubs, LiteClub installs energy-saving products, including energy efficient light bulbs, tap aerators and insulation.

To view the LiteClub brochure, including a case study of how Hamilton Golf Club will save $9000 via the programme, click here

To register your club or get more information, visit
Click Here to see available dates for 2016.
Click Here to see the Hawkestone Golf Club case study.


n3 is a group buying programme where your club gets the benefit of connecting with 12,000 other businesses and uses that purchasing power to access lower rates from a number of different businesses.  

New Zealand Golf has sponsored an Association membership with n3 for every club in the country. Clubs can access the n3 discounts by linking your accounts to n3 discounts or using the Trade Cards for “cash” – eftpos/ cheque or credit card transactions in store.

The most popular suppliers used by Clubs (on account) include: NZ Safety, Officemax, Placemakers, Bunnings, BOC Gases, PGG Wrightsons and Southern Hospitality. 

· To activate your n3 membership for business discounts, if you haven’t already, then find out more at: or contact n3 directly as below. or 0508 20 30 40

Don't just take our word for it, take a look at the below case studies:
Hastings Golf Club Case Study: <HASTINGS GOLF CLUB CASE STUDY>
Remuera Golf Club Case Study: <REMUERA GOLF CLUB CASE STUDY>


New Zealand Golf has begun a remuneration survey project aimed at establishing industry benchmarks that can be reviewed on an annual basis.

Within the remuneration survey additional information is displayed on employees and volunteers within the sector which will contribute to future assessment on the total value of the golf economy in New Zealand.

Please click here to view the 2015 Remuneration Survey Results
Please click here to view the 2014 Remuneration Survey Results

Wanting to increase the quality of experiences at your club? see the below resources for support;
Click here to go to Case Studies on Quality Experiences 
The Customer Experience 
Creating Female Friendly Environments:
New Zealand Golf is pleased to announce the completion of the New Zealand Facilities Strategy Report. The report was completed by an independent third party in O'Connor Sinclair and a full consultation process was undertaken. 
To download a copy of the executive summary: CLICK HERE

To download a copy of the full report: CLICK HERE  


New Zealand Golf is leading an initiative to create a stronger community through the sharing of information and ideas in Case Studies from successful golf clubs, industries, people and programmes from around the globe.

The Case Studies are designed to celebrate innovate thinking and success and inspire change in our golf community.

They are also a key way that clubs, communities and regional sports trusts can learn from each other through effective practice and relevant findings for all golf clubs.

CLICK HERE to view all New Zealand Golf Case Studies


The 2018 New Zealand Golf Conference Series is complete. Around 250 attendees took part in this series across right across the country.

Thank you to all attendees who spent the day with New Zealand Golf, PGANZ and GMANZ representatives to share ideas and plan for the future. Your time is very much appreciated and greatly valued.

The below documents are the presentations from The Series:

Conference Series Intro – About Us
Club Support Programmes, Tools, Initiatives
Handicapping, Rules Changes, Course Set Up
LOVE Golf Participation Programmes
The Value of the PGA Pro 


The New Zealand Golf Club Manual is an excellent source of information for all golf club administrations.

The Golf Club Manual was revamped in 2011 and is now available as an online e-book.

Click the below link to view online:  
To view or print a PDF copy of the Golf Club Manual, click the links below:
Cover and contents page - click here

Section 1 and 2 are up to date in the 'About New Zealand Golf' section of this website
Section 3 - click here
Section 4 - click here
Section 5 - click here
Section 6 - click here
Section 7 - click here
Section 8 - click here

Printed copies of the Golf Club Manual are available to purchase from New Zealand Golf.
A4 ring binded with tabbed inserts - $35 + GST.  
To order your copy, or for any further details, please email



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