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


Level 1 Rules Course 2014

For those wishing to learn more about the Rules, our Association offers a course that covers five Monday evenings as detailed below.

Candidates have the option at the end of the course to sit the NZ Golf Level 1 Referees exam. A pass mark at this level qualifies the candidate to referee at club level events; with those achieving a high pass rate invited to further their education later in the year.

This year, we have lots of new material on this course, so it also offers a good opportunity as a refresher for those who think they need it.  As ever, the lecturing expertise is provided by Life Member, Mr Ian Grant.

Please register with Bruce at  The course charge is still only $40, which is excellent value.

Course dates:

Remuera Golf Club:  28th April, 19th May, 9th June, 30th June, 21st July

North Shore Golf Club: 5th May, 26th May, 16th June, 7th July, 28th July

The optional exam is held at both venues on Monday 4th August.

The material in each week is the same at both venues. So for example, should you not be able to make it to week 2 at Remuera on 19th May, you can attend week 2 at North Shore on 26th May.


Club Nights 2014

Our Club Night dates for this year are below.  These nights are only successful with the attendance of as many members as possible.  Please note the dates in your diary and electronic calendar.

All meetings are at the Remuera Golf Club and start at 7.30pm

Tues 11th March (AGM)

Tues 11th June

Tues 26th August

Tues 2nd December


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.



Our latest Newsletter is available by clicking the link below. It will also be emailed to our members.

Newsletter January 2014


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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