New Zealand Golf is pleased to announce the completion of the New Zealand Facilities Strategy Report. The report was completed in the middle of last year and a consultation process was undertaken. We believe it is now time to share the report with the wider golf community.

The Report was prepared for New Zealand Golf (NZ Golf) to provide strategic direction for golf facilities throughout New Zealand. The intent of the project was to enable NZ Golf to make informed and objective decisions in relation to investing in, or supporting investment in, golf facilities throughout New Zealand. The research was hugely valuable for NZ Golf and affiliated clubs looking to change their strategic direction and club offering. It outlines the issues that are specific to different regions and the challenges and the barriers that golf clubs need to implement to achieve a successful and sustainable future.

The project was designed so that the following aims could be achieved: Increased participation in golf; Establishment of a financially sustainable network of quality golf facilities throughout New Zealand; Increased utilization of golf facilities; and clarity for key stakeholders in golf facilities in relation to their role in owning and operating golf facilities.

Once the New Zealand golf community has had a chance to read this report New Zealand Golf will facilitate a forum to discuss the relevant findings.

To download a copy of the executive summary: CLICK HERE

To download a copy of the full report: CLICK HERE


Golf Club 'Good Practice' Case Studies  

New Zealand Golf is leading an initiative to create a stronger community through the sharing of information in Case Studies from successful golf clubs around the country.

The Case Studies are designed to celebrate innovate thinking and success in clubs and communities around New Zealand.

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.

The Case Studies are based on the 10 categories of; Membership Modelling, Membership Recruitment, Membership Retention, Participation Programs, Junior Environment, Female Environment, Family Environment, Outside of Golf, Golf Course Development and Great Customer Service.

1. Innovative ways to recruit and retain members - The Whangamata GC 
2. Innovative ways to recruit and retain members - The North Shore GC
3. Membership retention and recruitment - The Waimari Beach GC
1. Outside Of Golf: Innovative ways of creating revenue outside the traditional golf club - The Sherwood Park GC
2. Innovative Ways to Generate Junior Members - St Peter’s Golf Academy 
3. Innovative Ways to attract Casual Players - The Northern Passport
1. Case Study - Membership Recruitment: Innovative approaches to attracting new members - Bay of Islands Golf Club 
2. Case Study - Administration Costs: Innovative ways of saving money within the golf club - Hastings Golf Club
3.  Case Study - Outside of Golf: Innovative Ways of Creating Revenue Outside of the Traditional Golf Club - Clarks Beach Golf Club
1. Case Study - Financial Sustainability: Changing Cost Structure - Taupo Golf Club
2. Case Study - Membership Recruitment: Innovative Approaches to Attracting New Members - Tauranga Golf Club. 
3.  Case Study - Junior Golf Programme - Innovative Ways of Creating a Great Junior Environment - The First Tee New Zealand.
1. Case Study - Junior Environment:  Innovative ways of creating a great junior environment - Murupara Golf Club
2. Case Study - Arresting Membership Decline: Adapting for the future - Pakuranga Golf Club
3. Case Study - Membership Recruitment and Retention: The importance of the PGA Professional - The Grange Golf Club
1. Case Study - Amalgamation: Innovative ways of retaining history whilst securing the future - Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club.
2. Case Study - Outside of Golf: Innovative ways of creating revenue outside the traditional golf club operation - Mangawhai Golf Club.
3. Case Study - Membership Recruitment and Retention - Innovative ways of recruiting and retaining members - Nelson Golf Club. 
1. Case Study: Female Environment: Innovative Ways of Creating a Female Friendly Environment - Manawatu Golf Club
2. Case Study: Membership Recruitment: Innovative Approaches to attracting new members - Akarana Golf Club
3. Case Study: Membership Recruitment: Innovative Ways of Creating a Great Junior Environment - Pupuke Golf Club

To participate in the Case Studies Competition and share your own success story or storiesClick Here  

A Guide to Volunteer Management
This guide is designed to help your golf club to set up an effective programme for your on-going recruitment, support and retention of volunteers.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of golf and they support clubs to deliver great experiences for members, casual green fee players and tournament golfers.
We encourage you to download and access the additional templates and documents from within the guide.
A Guide to Volunteer Management: <click to download> 

New Zealand Golf & ANZ Bank 2013 - Golf Club Seminar Series Resources (Downloadable)
Request via email to Kenny Halliday (National Community Golf Manager):

Handicap System Review: 

Please click the following to view the final National Handicap Review as adopted by New Zealand Golf
Handicap System Review Final  
After a comprehensive review of our current handicap system we are now pleased to present our findings.
In the below paper you will find a list of recommendations that we now publish to District Associations and
Golf Clubs for feedback and consultation through until the end of February 2014. Following this period of
feedback and consultation, the New Zealand Golf Board will confirm the changes we are to implement from 1
June 2014.
In addition to the paper we would like to add:
1. The Board of New Zealand Golf recommends that competitions, particularly the weekend scrambles, be
played in more than one division. It was revealing that 46% of clubs play just the one division and the
probability of an exceptional score will always favour the higher handicapper when doing so.
2. New Zealand Golf will continue to monitor the Golf Australia Handicapping system and particularly the effect
of the best 8 of 20 scores and the potential factor of 93%.
3. Golf Australia has extensively assessed the area of course rating and they believe they have something that
could provide a very accurate Daily Scratch Rating (DSR). Whilst we intend more education and training in
regard to our current course rating system, we will continue to research the DSR concept and if we believe it
to be a better system then we will possibly implement at a later date.
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 

n3 (GSB) - Group Buying Power

New Zealand Golf has sponsored an Association membership with n3 on your behalf to help reduce your Golf Club’s operating costs. n3 have recently rebranded from GSB; their membership help Clubs save money with access to discounted pricing at over 100 well known nationwide suppliers. Clubs can access the n3 discounts by linking your credit accounts to n3 discounts or using the Trade Cards for “cash” – eftpos/ cheque or credit card transactions in store.

The program started in October 2012 and I’m pleased to say n3 has delivered over $50,000 in savings to Clubs in the first 12 months for n3 linked credit account spend. In addition the n3 (GSB) Trade Card has delivered more savings and I hope you’ve made good use of these cards for cash transactions.

n3 as a group have saved their 12,000 members over $300 million in the last 5 years. There’s plenty of scope for Clubs to make more use of this New Zealand Golf sponsored Membership so please support this program.

The most popular suppliers used by Clubs (on account) include: NZ Safety, Officemax, Placemakers, Bunnings, BOC Gases, PGG Wrightsons and Southern Hospitality. FYI n3 have recently appointed Davis Trading as their new groceries, fresh and frozen food supplier – available NZ wide.

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

·         n3 have a new website:

The website makes it easier for you to find suppliers, request quotes, open accounts, and have your current pricing benchmarked. You can use your existing username and password to log in and download your clubs individual savings report.

To login, request a new login or reset your password go to

·        ·        Trade Cards and Employee Benefits: if you have a Trade Card or Employee Benefits cards with old branding, these can still be used until their expiry.

If you need any help getting started with n3 or have any questions, please contact the n3 team directly at 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>

Golf Club Manual - online

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 - click here
Section 2 - click here
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

 MAP (Mutual Assistance Plan)
MAP is a service established by New Zealand Golf to serve the interests of golf clubs and their members throughout New Zealand.  
MAP compensates golfers for damage to golf equipment that is outside the scope of cover provided by household or personal effects insurance.
To view a summary of MAP, it's benefits and how you can be apart of it, click here. 
All Risk Claim Form - click here to download the Mutual Assistance Plan Claim Form 
Public Liability Claim Form - click here to download the Mutual Assistance Public Liability Claim Form


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