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. 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):

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 Hastings Golf Club Case Study: <HASTINGS 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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