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New Zealand Golf is committed to supporting the grassroots of golf through COVID-19. As the alert levels begin to alter, we are making a concerted, practical and action-oriented effort to support clubs and facilities back to full operation.
Below are some resources and useful links to support your club or facility.

As we move through the different alert levels, New Zealand Golf will provide support to understand what this means for golf at your club or facility.
New Zealand Golf in partnership with the New Zealand Sports Turf Institute (NZSTI) are providing guidance for your club and facility to ensure your turf is in the best possible condition to return to play after lockdown.
NZSTI will be providing best practice guidelines as well as delivering webinars regarding turf maintenance.
Visit the NZSTI Website for more information.

While the future is uncertain, a business continuity plan can help to ensure your facility and operations are in the best possible position as you move out of lockdown.
Please see the below support resourcesDeveloped in conjunction with KPMG experts in crisis management, risk and business continuity, they are very useful for articulating a clear and simple approach to the current challenges.
The financial impact of this pandemic will be widespread and long-lasting below are some resources to support positioning your club and facility as well as possible from a financial standpoint.Visit LOVE Golf Play
Your staff and volunteers will be crucial to getting your golf club or facility up to speed. Below are resources to support the best possible outcomes in the current climate.
Membership retention is critical during this time. Please see the below toolkit below to support retaining your members.
Hear from leaders around the industry as to how they are coping with the challenges of COVID-19 across three key areas of club and facility operations.
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.
Auckland, North Harbour, Northland 
Emily Davidson
Phone: 022 370 4407
Waikato, Bay of Plenty
Mark Webb
Phone: 027 700 7219
Taranaki, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Hawkes Bay
Dayne Bulloch
Phone: 021 732 771
Tasman, Canterbury, Aorangi
Richard Hudson
Phone: 027 700 1263
Otago Region
Alan Nicholls - Sport Otago
Phone: 027 695 8007
As part of New Zealand Golf's commitment to supporting the grassroots of the game, there are programmes, tools and resources listed below. The tools have been divided into 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
New Zealand Golf Services Guide
The New Zealand Golf Services guide has been developed for the golf sector and our partners.
It outlines the role New Zealand Golf plays in leading, growing and supporting the game. The guide also outlines what programmes, initiatives and resources are available to our affiliated partners.
View the New Zealand Golf Services Guide
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;
New Zealand Golf, supported by our many partners across the sport and beyond are committed to a strong and sustainable future for golf, as well as for the environments and communities that we touch.
We recognise that golf can play a valuable role in addressing some of the major concerns of our generation:
Nature - loss of biodiversity; fighting off invasive and alien species; protecting habitats; pollution prevention; enhancing air quality
Resources - maximising efficiency in the use of water, energy and materials, and transitioning to clean, renewable and recyclable sources
Community - improving health and wellbeing; supporting partners and good causes' delivering environmental, social and economic benefits, and healthy recreation for all
Climate - minimising carbon emissions and maximising sequestration value.
We've adopted a simple plan to help the New Zealand golf community to step forward and become a recognised and credible leader.
Click here for more information on how NZ Golf can support your sustainability.
Below are the supporting documents that your club can use to support your health and safety practices.
Health and Safety Documents
National Volunteer Support
Volunteer Support Resources
Please join us in our commitment to safeguarding our young people.
We believe safeguarding children is a shared responsibility and it is one we take seriously. We want to ensure our children and young people involved in golf can thrive in a safe environment and that their experiences are positive. Having a strong safeguarding culture helps to protect our young people, our workforce and our clubs.
To assist us in developing our safeguarding culture, we have formed a partnership with Holistic safeguarding to support the golf sector through resources and education workshops.
By working together, we have been able to provide you with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy template together with instructions on how to bring this template to life for your club.
It has been:
  • Tailored to the golf sector
  • Designed to capture as a minimum, you qualitatively meeting child wellbeing legislative requirements and adopting safe practice for your workforce and club.
  • Has a flexible design enabling you taking a proportionate approach, applicable to your club's abilities, scope and resources. Should you be in a position to sustain the optional best practice measures, you can simply integrate these into your policy.
  • Enables consistency of practice across the golf sector.
You are able to edit, keep or delete text, as applicable to your preferred ways of working. These are the sections of the policy that you are able to tailor to your needs and resources.
To receive a copy of the policy template, please contact your regional support manager.
If you would like to undertake more learning in this space, please visit This eLearning course is for anyone who works professionally or volunteers with children and young people in sport.
For more information please contact your Regional Support Manager.
Below are the resources and programmes dedicated to supporting your club to become more financially sustainable.
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 sports 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
EMAIL: conradr@apexinsurance

This document can be used to support your trust funding pitches or commercial partnership pitches. It outlines the wider benefits of golf to New Zealand through inclusion;
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Local Community Impact and Charitable Contributions
  • Economic Impact
  • Aspiring Athletes
Best Practice Guide for Funding Applications and Commercial Partnerships
Funding and commercial partnerships supporting local clubs are part of the social fabric that is a grassroots sport. These additional sources of funding are vital to the success of most clubs but with so many organisations competing for limited funding opportunities, it is important to ensure you stand out from the crowd.
The purpose of this document is to guide you through the process.

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 Wrightson's 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.
Don't just take our word for it, take a look at the below case studies:
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.
Wanting to increase the quality of experiences at your club? see the below resources for support;
  • Case Studies on Quality Experiences
Creating Female Friendly Environments:
For help and support on facilities related topics please contact Rob Fergusson via either email Rob Fergusson or phone 022 391 0897.
Facilities Strategic Plan
We are currently working on the 2020 National Facilities Strategic Plan.
In 2013 New Zealand Golf commissioned 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.
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.
View 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:


    1 Hydes, James 170.25
    2 Kobori, Kazuma 134.84
    3 Thompson, Mako 110.28
    4 Zheng, Jimmy 94.89
    5 Jones, Samuel 93.31
    1 Chung, Darae 218.92
    2 Kobori, Momoka 159.50
    3 Xu, Fiona 128.24
    4 Son, Yeonsoo 96.58
    5 Lu, Vivian 91.25


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