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Innovation in focus at NZ Golf Managers Conference

POSTED ON December 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am

Last month Golf Managers New Zealand (GMANZ) 8th Biennial Conference took place in the world’s adventure capital Queenstown, NZ, and gathered golf club managers, officers and professionals from all over New Zealand, Australia and some 50 plus club managers from the USA, Canada and Europe. The three-day-long event between October...

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Ian Baker-Finch’s Open triumph leaves lasting legacy for charities

POSTED ON November 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am

Ian Baker-Finch, who enjoyed a memorable triumph at The Open in 1991, is to donate $50,000 to charities in Australia and the UK after returning his Gold Medal to The R&A. The former Champion Golfer’s medal will go on display in the clubhouse at the scene of his famous victory...

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Longyard golf course development plans blocked by council

POSTED ON November 1, 2018 @ 10:02 am

TAMWORTH Regional Council has stopped a $6.25 million over-50s village from being built around the Longyard golf course. Councillors voted unanimously to block the divisive development which had garnered a great deal of interest from golfers, nearby residents, real estate agents and former civic leaders alike. The overarching concern among...

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SEEK: Inclusive Golf Coach – Empower Golf

POSTED ON October 31, 2018 @ 4:57 pm

Part Time Position : Inclusive Golf Coach Empower Golf is Australia’s premier multi disability inclusive golf organisation, with it’s office located in Hunters Hill Sydney. Coaching is conducted at golf clubs and facilities state wide, primarily however in the Sydney region. EGA is looking for a dedicated PGA Member to...

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Retirement village at Pakuranga Golf Course, NZ, will be fairway to heaven

POSTED ON October 27, 2018 @ 9:45 am

Residents of a “boundaryless” retirement village to be built on the edge of an Auckland golf course will be able to stroll directly onto the course for a quick round. Metlifecare plans to build a retirement villages with 206 units on the edge of Pakuranga Golf Course at a cost of around $180...

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New Zealand Golf takes a swing at diversifying the game

POSTED ON October 25, 2018 @ 7:46 am

Golf is a game for everyone. That’s New Zealand Golf’s (NZG) message in their new initiative, attempting to make golf an all-inclusive sport. NZG is drafting up a plan to include minority groups into the golfing community, including LGBTI members, women and those with disabilities. Community groups such as Rainbow Tick...

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Jack’s Point Golf Course internationally recognised for sustainability

POSTED ON October 22, 2018 @ 9:55 am

Jack’s Point Golf Course located just outside of Queenstown, NZ, has been recognised for its preservation of the natural landscape at the 19th annual IAGTO Awards in Slovenia last week. The renowned course received the prestigious IAGTO Nature protection award, staged in association with the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). Jack’s...

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Mount Maunganui Golf Club (NZ) to open on-site gym and yoga

POSTED ON October 7, 2018 @ 1:44 pm

Club members of the Mount Maunganui Golf Club are voting on plans for the facility to commence a gym and yoga operation, open to the public, on-site in their clubhouse. A decision on Studio 18, as the gym will be called, is expected next week. Health and fitness club owner...

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Chirnside Park Country Club major redevelopment underway

POSTED ON October 7, 2018 @ 1:22 pm

The major refurbishment of the Country Club site at Kingswood Drive in the Yarra Valley is intended to be progressively rolled out over the next 3 years, with demos done last week. The multi-functional sporting hub has recently commenced its major revamp, which will bring to light a new food,...

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