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NZ: Hororata Golf Club overtaken by flood waters – closed for weeks

POSTED ON May 31, 2021 @ 6:35 pm

The course at Glentunnel, 35 minutes drive west of Christchurch, was overwhelmed by flooded Selwyn River as heavy rain drenched Canterbury on Sunday. “It’s pretty devastating when you see it like that,” Bell, a greenkeeper at the course, said. “The course will be closed for …

New Scholarship Program set to help Victorians build a career in golf

POSTED ON May 29, 2021 @ 7:35 am

A Victorian-first scholarship program to promote inclusive job opportunities in the golf industry has been established by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today called for applications for the program, which will provide funding of up to $7,500 to people seeking …

Sydney’s $12 million Swing City golf venue gets development approval

POSTED ON May 29, 2021 @ 6:54 am

Mulpha, the developer of the Norwest precinct in north western Sydney, has received DA approval from the Hills Shire Council to build a $12 million hospitality venue featuring golf, food and beverage and corporate entertainment facilities in Norwest. 40 driving range bays The development will …

NZ: New owners breathe new life into Rydges Formosa Golf Resort

POSTED ON May 22, 2021 @ 10:07 am

Rydges Formosa Golf Resort – under new ownership and management – has been reborn 20-odd years after first finding fame. The property was bought by the NZ Super Fund and Russell Property Group – the transaction announced just before the first Covid-19 lockdown. The 50 …

NZ: Springfield Golf Club Set to be Replaced by Soccer Fields and Housing

POSTED ON April 29, 2021 @ 8:24 pm

A local Rotorua golf club would be destroyed and replaced by a mixture of soccer fields and urban housing if a local government plan gets approved, possibly setting a precedent for the fate of golf clubs across New Zealand. Rotorua’s Springfield Golf Club has existed …

Golf NZ joins national sporting bodies to support youth sport

POSTED ON April 22, 2021 @ 6:58 pm

Golf New Zealand has joined another 14 national sporting bodies in backing the Balance is Better Statement of Intent for youth sport. First announced in September 2019 when NZ Cricket, NZ Football, Hockey NZ, Netball NZ and NZ Rugby all signed up to the intent. …