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Clearwater Appoints New CEO & GM

12 June 2020

Clearwater Golf Club has appointed Luke Taylor (CEO) and Aiden Berry (General Manager) to its management team. Kevin Simcock, board chairman, said that to be able to employ two people of the calibre of Luke and Aiden is incredibly exciting for the club and its future. “Luke’s area of responsibility will cover Management and Leadership, Finance and Governance, Communication, Brand and Profile and relationships with Clearwater Residents Owners Association, Peppers hotel and other key parties. “Aiden’s focus will be golf centric and include the Course, Member Experience, Club Events and Golf Promotion,” he said. When the club started advertising for a general manager it...

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Information Page - Canterbury Golf Clubs at Alert Level 2

14 May 2020

Please see below the information we have received from Canterbury Golf Clubs about their status for golf starting Thursday 14 May under Alert Level 2. This page is being updated as we receive the information. Please note the following key points which apply to all golf clubs. All players must adhere to the conditions issued by each golf club. All players must register their details on arrival. Clubs will have staff/volunteers to assist players, please follow their instruction. Players must maintain a minimum distance of at least two metres between themselves and other players. Golf Club Status Method of Booking Tee Times Available Other specifications Akaroa Golf Club 18 holes open to...

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2020 Canterbury Golf Annual Awards Dinner Postponed

13 May 2020

Due to COVID-19 the Canterbury Golf Annual Awards Dinner normally held early June is postponed.  At the July Executive Committee Meeting a date in August/September will be considered based on the current and projected restrictions relating to COVID-19 at that time. It is Canterbury Golf's desire, if possible, to hold a full celebration of achievements in the last year if this can be managed in a timely fashion. Otherwise an alternative method for making awards will be considered.  

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Canterbury Golf Order of Merit Recipients

8 May 2020

CG Figure Due to restrictions with COVID-19 Canterbury Golf has made the decision to cancel the upcoming Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10 May 2020. The Tour Championship is an event we enjoy hosting to provide the opportunity for our sponsors and key volunteer management to play alongside the leading Canterbury players on the Order of Merit. Our priority is to consider the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at this time. The Tour Championship would have been the final event on the Canterbury Golf Order of Merit where the winners of the various categories would have been announced and awarded their...

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Pressure on Golf Clubs to Open at Alert Level 3

25 April 2020

Canterbury golf clubs are coming under tremendous pressure from members and the golfing public to open their courses next Tuesday when Alert Level 3 kicks in. Club management have been inudated with calls and enquiries as to if and when they will open and people trying to get a tee time. However what most of the golfing community are not aware of, are the restrictions or "guidelines" that come with opening. Some of these are: A COVID-19 safety plan must be in place, including risk controls for any staff that may be on site (see note below). All players must be registered to...

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Alan Hector Brown Passes Away

20 April 2020

Alan Brown Long standing Bottle Lake Golf Club member Alan H Brown passed away due to natural causes on 16 April aged 89. Alan was an outgoing, friendly man and member of the Eagles Society since 1975 holding most positions in the Canterbury District, including Treasurer from 1977-1980, Club Captain 1982-1983, President 1985-1986 and became a Life Member in 2003. He was also President of the Windsor Golf Club from 1973-1974 and on the Canterbury Management Committee from 1969-1977 and President in 1974.  

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A Strategic Response for Golf Clubs to Corona Virus

19 April 2020

"The Framework for a Strategic Response to the Coronavirus Crisis" - Guiding private clubs through the short-term and long-term financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Written by Raymond P. Cronin Founder & Chief Innovator Club Benchmarking This is an  excellent resource on how clubs can respond to the current crisis. Although it is American based and 34 pages long it is well worth the read. The principles outlined are applicable to clubs here.  A couple of key take outs: You need to encourage your members to think like owners not customers. This will change their attitude to things like membership fee rebates etc. Clubs Compete on...

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Urgent Maintenance of Golf Courses Permitted

14 April 2020

NZ Golf Greenkeeping From Tuesday 14th April urgent maintenance of golf courses will be permitted under Alert Level 4 restrictions.  Visit the MBIE website for the full information: MBIE RegulationsMaintenance providers should adhere to the following guidance. In doing so, operators and owners will need to form a judgment as to: (1) how best to apply this guidance to their particular circumstance; and, (2) which of their maintenance activities are genuinely urgent. We expect operators to minimise maintenance during Alert Level 4. This guidance relates to golf courses. PrinciplesUrgent maintenance of biological assets must be undertaken in a manner that: minimises, or eliminates if...

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Canterbury Golf write to MBIE re turf maintenance

7 April 2020

This morning Canterbury Golf have written a letter to MBIE (below) supporting New Zealand Golf's application for turf maintenance exemptions. We also copied in our local MP Amy Adams. Canterbury Golf Clubs have also been emailed endorsing NZ Golf's invitation to do the same, and suggesting that members also get involved.

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Golf Courses and facilities closed with COVID-19 Alert Level 4

27 March 2020

Provided by NZ Golf Golf Club and Facility Guidance (COVID-19) Last guidance issued: Thursday 26 March 2020View onlineView PDF This advisory contains: General Guidance for Golf Clubs and Facilities COVID–19 Government Financial Support Package Key Update Until formal advice to the contrary is received, we recommend that no maintenance of golf facilities is undertaken during the shutdown period. General Guidance New Zealand is now at COVID-19 Alert Level 4. This means New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of your household. This is a major step for the country however eradicating this disease is vital...

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