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Golf Course Maintenance Lockdown
New Zealand Golf continues to advise clubs that no maintenance of golf facilities should be undertaken during the Level 4 shutdown period. Nine days ago all golf courses, practice facilities, clubhouses, pro shops, bar, function and catering facilities were closed as the government tries to save lives during the Coronavirus pandemic but clubs were hoping that the authorities would adjust...
golf lockdown breakers
As if the lockdown of all activities for golf clubs is not enough during this pandemic but clubs throughout the country are facing another threat from lockdown breakers. While the majority of clubs are abiding by the rules put in place by the NZ Government, it has led to a spate of illegal activities on golf courses causing concern for...
Pernilla Lindberg at NZ Open 2020 (Getty)
Pernilla Lindberg’s love affair with New Zealand and in particular the Central Otago and Lakes District was never more evident than during her time competing in the 2020 NZ Men’s Golf Open. She may have missed the cut but the quality of her golf and persona should have won over even the most disgruntled tiny few who thought it...
Seat
Robert Barry discovers the stylish Spanish SUV, SEAT’s Ateca FR 4Drive. Not many people know that Spain is the automotive manufacturing powerhouse in Europe. SEAT is one of seven brands which produces cars for export across the globe. Designed and manufactured in Barcelona, the 2-litre Ateca FR 4Drive mid-size SUV brings Spanish flair and European quality to a competitive Kiwi market segment. Starting from...
The Driving Game
It’s a cry that’s been heard regularly around the golfing world for all of this century, and before. “How can we stop these guys hitting it so far?” From superstars like Jack Nicklaus to tournament directors at all levels and course managers around the world, the challenge for twenty years or more has been what to do about the distance...
Gulf Harbour Golf Club Auckland Conference
New Zealand Golf Industry Council's Whole of Golf Conference that was expected to be held in early August has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The conference was to look at ways to move forward, grow and develop strengths and to target and implement strategies for the challenges within the industry. In a message from the NZGIC Chairman Carl Fenton,...
Lydia Ko lines up a putt during day four of the New Zealand Women's Open at Windross Farm on October 1, 2017 in Auckland. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
We have just enjoyed a very successful 2020 NZ Men’s Golf Open, but many people are now questioning why there is no Women’s Open. The Women’s event was staged in Christchurch at Pegasus in 2009 and subsequently at Clearwater, before all the fanfare of an LPGA event at Windross Farm in 2017 on the coattails of the success of Lydia...

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Lydia Ko lines up a putt during day four of the New Zealand Women's Open at Windross Farm on October 1, 2017 in Auckland. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

NZ Women’s Open – When? Where?

We have just enjoyed a very successful 2020 NZ Men’s Golf Open, but many people are now questioning why there is no Women’s Open. The...
All Abilities NZ Open

A Tournament That is Bigger Than Who Wins

For the first time in the 101 years of the New Zealand Open, New Zealand Golf introduced an All Abilities Open with the help...
nz golf covid19 response

NZ Golf Clubs to Close…But Can We Still Play?

Early on Monday afternoon, the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern announced that the country would move up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3...
coronavirus,covid19

NZ Golf Outlines New Restrictions for Golf Clubs

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to get worse and the Government moves forward with measures to keep everyone safe, NZ Golf has been forced...
nz golf events

New Zealand Golf Events Postponed Due to COVID-19

All New Zealand Golf events, including the next two rounds of the Charles Tour at Muriwai and Akarana Golf Clubs, have been postponed. Other industry...

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Pernilla Lindberg at NZ Open 2020 (Getty)

Pernilla Lindberg’s Love Affair With NZ

Pernilla Lindberg’s love affair with New Zealand and in particular the Central Otago and Lakes District was never more evident than during her time...
The Driving Game

The Distance Game – Technology or Skill

It’s a cry that’s been heard regularly around the golfing world for all of this century, and before. “How can we stop these guys...
Gulf Harbour Golf Club Auckland Conference

NZGIC Postpones Whole of Golf Conference

New Zealand Golf Industry Council's Whole of Golf Conference that was expected to be held in early August has been postponed due to the...
Hideki Matsuyama

Matsuyama Misses Chance For Career-defining Moment At Players Championship

All of the pageantries that come with a Players Championship victory weren’t in place for Hideki Matsuyama this year. There was no custom-food item awaiting...
brad kennedy nz open 2020

Kennedy’s Passion Burns Bright

He had just won his second New Zealand Open title after a gruelling month on the Australasian PGA Tour. No one would begrudge Brad...

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nz golf lockdown update

Level 4 Lockdown Update: NZ Golf Activities to Cease

NZ Golf has been given more information on how the Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown will affect golf clubs and the playing of golf across...

NEW ZEALAND’S TOP 40 GOLF COURSES

As we head into 2019, it is important and timely to recognise some of New Zealand’s great golf courses; ones that...
golf lockdown breakers

Lockdown Breakers Put NZ Golf Courses Under Threat

As if the lockdown of all activities for golf clubs is not enough during this pandemic but clubs throughout the country are facing another...

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