LOVE Golf Futures

LOVE Golf Futures is about inspiring the next generation of golfers, but it also has a much wider appeal and impact for the future of our game, communities and our country.

LOVE Golf Futures has six key goals:

  • A new perception and increased profile for golf as a sport of choice for young people
  • Pathways for young people to start playing golf and support them to reach their level of aspirations
  • Empowering young people to play their version of golf
  • A network of facilities that are attractive to young people and engages them easily
  • A skilled and passionate workforce of coaches, administrators and volunteers who understand the wants and needs of young people
  • A cohesive structure that utilises the best resources and partnerships.


If more young people grow a love of golf, it will:

  • · Motivate them to be active for life.
  • · Develop valuable life skills to become future leaders.
  • · Create opportunities for parents and children to learn and play together.
Please click here to view more information about LOVE Golf Futures


As part of New Zealand Golf's commitment to supporting the grassroots of the game, we have developed resources and programmes to support the performance of club administration. The resources and programmes have been divided in to four key performance areas as noted below: 
  • Leadership & Governance
  • Financial Stability
  • Delivering Quality Experiences
  • Membership and Participation
There are a team of people around the country (Regional Support Managers) that can support your club to improve its performance. If you want to speak with them or if you are unable to find the information you are looking for, please contact New Zealand Golf.

Below are the resources developed to support your club leadership and governance team.
The programme listed below can support your board to better performance; 

Governance 101 | What?

Governance 101 | Why?  


Everyone has the right to work, volunteer and recreate in a safe environment. It is the role of every organisation to ensure this, to the best of their ability.

Below are the supporting documents that your club can use to support your health and safety practices. 
  • 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. 
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.


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>


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

If you have any further questions or queries regarding the Conference Series and the content presented, please feel free to contact New Zealand Golf.

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 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



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.


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

GCPLA - Golf Club Public Liability Assistance

GCPLA is a New Zealand Golf established service for golf clubs throughout New Zealand. GCPLA provides Public Liability protection for golf clubs. It also provides cover for members legal liability while playing on any recognised golf course within New Zealand. For example, damage to adjoining property by errant golf balls.

To view a summary of GCPLA, it's benefits and how you can be a part of it, click here 

GCPLA Claims:

- To make a claim under GCPLA, please:
   o Download and complete the Claim Form
   o Scan the completed form through to, or
   o Post the completed form to 
         C/- Aon New Zealand
         PO Box 2845
         Wellington 6140

For more information, please contact:
Brett O’Malley, Aon New Zealand, E:, P: (04) 819 4096



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