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Marrickville Golf Club remains 18 holes with new long-term lease

POSTED ON September 26, 2020 @ 7:42 am

The long-term future of Marrickville Golf Club now appears certain after a proposal to slice the course in almost half by the Inner West Council was defeated earlier this week. The original plan, put before Councillors on Tuesday, would have seen the number of holes …

Royal Sydney GC forced by tree campaign to modify redevelopment

POSTED ON September 21, 2020 @ 9:23 pm

Royal Sydney Golf Club will modify its controversial $17 million redevelopment to retain more than 100 of the 569 trees that were slated for the chop. Royal Sydney’s president Chris Chapman told members this weekend that the private club would modify its development application and …

Terrace Downs acquire for 6.6m following owner’s Coronavirus death

POSTED ON September 19, 2020 @ 7:54 am

Following the tragic death of former owner Hiroshi Hasegawa earlier this year, one of Canterbury’s top golf courses has now been sold for a price tag of  $6.6 million. Competition at the CBRE auction for Terrace Downs Golf Resort in the Canterbury High Country was …

Warrnambool Golf Club welcomes Brenton Clarke as new Course Super

POSTED ON August 20, 2020 @ 9:13 pm

The Warrnambool Golf Club has announced the appointment of Brenton Clarke as the clubs new Course Superintendent. Brenton will commence in his new role in mid-September, and comes to the club from South Australia’s prestigious Kooyonga Golf Club where he worked as Golf Course Foreman. …

NZ: The NZPGA has announces move to North Shore Golf Club

POSTED ON August 6, 2020 @ 4:51 pm

The PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) of NZ has announced that from 1st August 2020 it will be based at Auckland’s North Shore Golf Club, relocating from the Remuera Golf Club, its home since 2018. Advising that the move to Albany is largely due to the …

NZ: Billionaire’s golf tourism vision for Mangawhai region

POSTED ON August 1, 2020 @ 5:21 pm

Build it and they will come. A US billionaire’s plan to build more golf courses in Mangawhai to attract tourists rolls on despite border closures.  A town north of Auckland which is home to around 10,000 residents is set to have four golf courses. Two …

NZ: Two more golf courses approved near Tara Iti

POSTED ON May 6, 2020 @ 5:47 pm

An American billionaire is planning to build two more golf courses at Te Arai next to an 18-hole course rated as one of the best in the world. Te Arai, just south of Mangawhai, is already home to Tara Iti Golf Club, which was developed …

GMANZ proactively work through a crisis together

POSTED ON April 30, 2020 @ 11:43 am

This week New Zealand exited a four-week national lockdown which included the closure of all golf courses. During the confinement, golf industry bodies have therefore been working closely together to keep in touch, communicate updates and prepare for the anticipated rebound. Staying engaged with members …

Coronavirus: NZ Golf courses bracing for four weeks without any upkeep

POSTED ON March 29, 2020 @ 7:30 am

Normally at the weekend, stadiums around New Zealand are full of kiwis watching rugby and cricket or for the thousands of weekend hackers, it’s time for a round of golf with their mates. But with the country in lockdown, those stadiums and golf courses aren’t …

Need virtual marketing assistance to take stress off of staff?

POSTED ON March 19, 2020 @ 10:55 am

Hire a virtual marketing assistant. Is your club needing marketing assistance but don’t have the budget for a full or even part-time position? Are you having trouble finding someone that has all the skills needed in the modern digital age to provide your marketing in-house? …