1. To promote and extend knowledge of the Rules of Golf.

2. To provide suitably trained and graded referees to officiate at golf matches and tournaments.

3. To educate and examine members and prospective members in order to determine their suitability as golf referees and the grading of members


Annual General Meeting

At our Annual general Meeting on 24th March, the following people were elected to the Committee for 2015:

President:  Kevin Tregunno

Vice-President: John Heanaghan

Treasurer/Secretary:  Judy Hayhow

Committee:  Graham Williams, Tracie Williams, Esther Cowper, Eugene Shephard, Bruce Hayhow (Immediate Past-President)

Congratulations and thanks to all the team.

The Association wishes to place on record sincere thanks to the Committee members stepping down this year after many years of service;  Ian Grant, Phil Lanegan and Jan Beaumont.   This simple statement does not do justice to the contributions made by these people, but our Association only exists because of members like Ian, Phil and Jan.

At the meeting, a motion was proposed that Bruce Hayhow and Judy Hayhow be made Life Members of our Association.  The motion was carried unanimously.  All members are aware of the tireless efforts Bruce and Judy have contributed for over 15 years, and their on-going work is still the back-bone of our Association. Congratulations to Bruce and Judy on attaining Life Member status.


Level 1 Rules Courses for 2015

For those wishing to attend our comprehensive Level 1 courses, the details are below.  The course, which covers the 34 Rules in more detail, runs for five Monday night sessions spaced three weeks apart.

Remuera Golf Club:  4th May, 25th May, 15th June, 6th July and 20th July

North Shore Golf Club:  11th May, 1st June, 22nd June, 13th July and 27th July

The start time for all lectures is 7pm.

At the end of this course, there is the opportunity to sit the NZ Golf level 1 exam on Monday 3rd August. Held at both venues at the same time.

Please contract Bruce Hayhow if you wish to register or would like more information -

The cost is only $40 for the five week course.


Ask The Ref

Qualified Referees will answer any queries you may have about the Rules of Golf in a section called Ask the Ref. If you have any queries on the Rules - something that needs clarifying, or maybe you need an argument settled - then let us know by using the Contact Us page.

The latest query is about whether a Par competition can be run at the same time as a round of Pennants Match Play.


Rule 18 Change

If you are confused over the changes to Rule 18 in the latest Rule Book. This flow-chart may be of assistance


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