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Secondary Schoolgirl Championships starts today

The 2nd ever Womens Golf New Zealand Secondary Schoolgirl Championships starts today at Springfield Golf Club in Rotorua.

With more entries than last year, this event is sure to be hotly contested - with many NZ Development squad members in attendence.

Make sure you check back often as we will be posting regular news and score updates as the tournament progress'.

Combine business with pleasure by playing golf. This kind of sports has been embraced not just by men, but also by women many decades ago. Playing golf is exciting for women because it has many benefits. Golfing is also one way to create a network, which helps with your career. Having lots of connections could help you in many ways and in many fields. Of course, gulfing is usually played outdoors. You can play it to reduce your stress after a long week of hard work. It is also the best way to sweat and exercise.

And because gulf fields may be open to the public, it will allow you to socialize with other people. Talking with other people could help you boost your confidence. It will also allow you to have fun with your family and friends. Gulfing makes you become more disciplined and cooperative. Plus, it can also be played indoors. In fact, you can just do it anywhere, since there are almost 35,000 courses all throughout the globe. This is also a great way to do when you and your business partner wants to talk about business. If you want to have fun in a lesser cost, you should use a promotion code. Get great discounts while having fun!

Latest Draft Constitution now available

The latest proposed draft constitution for the new organisation, as approved by the Joint Board Committee is now posted below.

Hard copies of the latest proposed draft constitution are available to member clubs by contacting Karen Collins at telephone or email [email protected] 

Latest NZGA Draft Constitution Click to Download Reader
Final Milestone in Golf Amalgamation Achieved

The Joint Board Committee of men’s and women’s golf took a major step towards finalising the amalgamation of the two organisations when they signed off the final draft of the joint Constitution.

Chairman of Womens Golf New Zealand, Patsy Hankins, said, “This is a major milestone for us. We have been very pleased with the way the process has been handled; both organisations were given the time to seek feedback from their members. The feedback received was extremely helpful and constructive and we have been able to incorporate many of the points raised in the final Constitution. It gives us the confidence that we have a good base to work from�.

The signing off of the Constitution was the final action needed before the amalgamation is tabled at the special general meetings of both organisations which are to be held in Wellington on September 12th.

Larry Graham, Chief Executive of New Zealand Golf is looking forward to formalising the amalgamation. “The staff of women’s and men’s golf have been working from our new premises since May 27th and it has been an exciting time for all of us. We are very pleased with the direction that our organisations are taking and we intend to ensure that the efficiencies gained by this amalgamation will ensure that all of our stakeholders benefit.�

Graham said that all that remains is for the constitution to be tabled at respective Council meetings followed by special general meetings to complete the legal process.

Decorating your home, especially the inside can be a daunting task, particularly if you don’t have much experience in doing so. Sure, you can always go for the items that suit your own taste the most or allow you to express your own take on interior design. If you want to really get the items that will impress though, you might want to consider furniture set combinations that you can find in online sites.

Aside from the sheer amount of items that you can find when doing online shopping, you can also come across things like jabong sale which can really give you good deals for the stuff that you want. There’s no need to settle for those with lesser quality if you can afford the best ones.

Michael Campbell visits Womens Golf NZ & NZGA

New Zealand Golf was the beneficiary of an unexpected $10,000 windfall from the US Open champion Michael Campbell.

Campbell presented a cheque to New Zealand Golf at a function in Wellington to be used for junior golf development. The cheque
was from AMP, his first corporate sponsor when he turned professional 12 years ago.

Campbell’s remarkable success at Pinehurst in the US Open two months ago prompted the company to locate his original contract in 1993. They found that the sponsorship contract specified that if Campbell ever won the US Open they would give him a $10,000 bonus.

In turn Campbell handed it over to New Zealand Golf Chief Executive Larry Graham to use for junior golf development. Campbell gives away all his earnings in New Zealand, split between New Zealand Golf’s junior programme and Ronald McDonald House.

Womens Golf New Zealand Board member Jeanette Futter congratulating Michael Campbell at the official fucntion held at the Womens Golf NZ and NZGA new premises.
Womens Golf NZ National Home Links Results

The 2005 National 18 and 9 hole Home links results have now been finalised and can now be announced.

The 18 hole winner is Wendy Harris from Manukau Golf Club in Auckland, while Mavis Crothers from Tawhero Midweek Golf Club in Manawatu-Wanganui won the 9 hole section.

For full district results click on the below links:

2005 National 18 hole Home Links Results

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North Island Age Group
- Sharon Ahn takes title

New Zealand rep Sharon Ahn (North Shore) has won the North Island Age Group Championships in Taupo as well as the Under 15 title. Sharon shot a final round 69 to finish with a final score of 210, 6 shots clear of nearest rival My Kyung Kim (Pupuke) who finished on 216.

New Zealand development squad member Sarah Bradley (Cambridge) won the U'19 division. My Kyung Kim (Pupuke) the U'17 section. The U'15 section was dominated by overall winner Sharon Ahn, and the U'13 winner was Katie Seo (Waitemata).

For full news click thru on North Island Age Group Tournament.STRONG>

Change to Handicapping System

Players who currently have, or in future gain, an official Handicap Index of 40.4 or lower (and 20.2 or lower for 9 Hole players) will not ever revert to a Local Handicap, regardless of the scores they return.

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2004 Annual Report

The 2004 Womens Golf New Zealand Annual Report has now been released and sent to all clubs, life members, funders and other parties.

If you would like a copy free of charge for yourself, family or friends please email Penny at [email protected]

Whats on ING Golf Club this week?

- We head to France for the Evian Masters, an international showcase of women's golf and one of the top golf events in the world.

- We talk with the hottest woman golfer in the world, 15 year old superstar Michelle Wie.

- Plus we wrap up the PGA Championship from Baltusrol.

ING Golf Club screens on Sky Sport Wednesday's @ 8.00pm, &
re-screens on Channel 3 Thursday's @ 11.15pm.

National Rankings and Stroke Averages - Updated

The August updates to the National Ranking and Stroke averages are now available. You can check them out on the High Performance page, along with the Junior ranking and stroke averages.
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Upcoming WGNZ Events

WGNZ is already well into planning this years tournaments, so make sure you check back often to get all the latest information.

South Island Age Group TournamentA> is being held at the St Clair Golf Club 26 - 28 September 2005. Entry Forms and all other Information is available by clicking on the above link. Entries close Friday 26th August 2005.

Check your handicap on line

Do you want to check your handicap on-line? Or find out how your friends are playing? Visit the DotGolf website to search for yourself and your friends and check out your competitor's score records: 
www.dotgolf.co.nzSTRONG> (click on the golf ball on the right).

AMH - Tee-off with a Handicap

Womens Golf New Zealand and New Zealand Golf are proud to offer non-club golfers the opportunity to have their very own associate handicap index with AMH.  
See this website that has as many links to golf sites as you could ask for! Golf Online STRONG>

Some people think that the sports golf is only for men. There are several popular golf athletes including Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, and much more. But this notion is definitely not true because golf is also be played by women. There are also famous female golf athletes such as Michelle Wie, Annika Sörenstam, Lydia Ko, Ai Miyazato, and Stacy Lewis. There are several golf clubs that promotes the sport and spread it to other women. They do different strategies including free golf lessons, discounted prices for golf equipment and playtime in the golf course, and several golf tournaments exclusively for women, to encourage more women in participating in this sport. In www.mrpromocode.com.au, you can find several promos so that you can learn how to play golf. Moreover, they offer large discounts for golf equipment which can be up to 50% off. You shouldn’t let this opportunity pass to learn a new sport and enjoy a new hobby.

There are many golf equipment that you will need if you decided to learn this sport. It includes the golf ball itself, golf club that is designed for striking the golf ball, devices that aid in the process of playing a stroke, and items that in some way enrich the playing experience of everyone, such as: ball markers; tee or the object placed on the ground to rest the golf ball then hit it; golf bag that will carry your equipment and supplies required for playing golf; towels that are used to wipe your hands, golf ball, or club; covers for your golf club heads; and ball mark repair tools. It can be quite expensive to purchase these materials. Thus, some website offers expedia promo code to customers to give them discounts, especially if it’s their first time buying on the website or if they choose to sign-up for an account.

Most people think that the sport golf is only for men. On the contrary, there are several famous golf players who are women. Some of them are: Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis, Annika Sörenstam, Paula Creamer, Lydia Ko, Lorena Ocho, and many other players. If you are interested to learn how to play golf you can go to http://www.allholidaypackages.co.in. There are several holiday packages that you can choose from. The instructors will first hold a lecture about the important and basic terms, rules and regulations, and other things about golf. And then, a hands-on approach where golf students will be able to play in a real field. A sort of tournament will be held among the students and see who is the greatest golf player.

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Team selected for The Spirit
18th August 2005
Womens Golf New Zealand are pleased to announce that x2 players have been selected to attend The Spirit Golf Championship.

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WGNZ Life Member Eda Aplin
17th August 2005
Womens Golf New Zealand Life Member Eda Aplin (formerly Munro) passed away this week in her 93rd year.

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Claire Dury loses in thrilling match
4th August 2005
On Wednesday at the 2005 U.S. Women's Amateur at Ansley Golf Club's Settindown Course New Zealand and Australia did battle.

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China secures Aaron Baddeley World Jnr Champs for 2005
21st July 2005
The Aaron Baddeley World Junior Championship is proud to announce that the championship tournament will be held in Guangzhou, China Nov 28th – Dec 5th.

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Gaylene Eyre scores High Performance Birdie
19th July 2005
Womens Golf New Zealand Programme Manager, Gaylene Eyre, has been appointed to the role of High Performance Manager, New Zealand Golf.

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Annika Sorenstam wins ESPY Award
15th July 2005
Annika Sorenstam has won Best Female Athlete at the 2005 Annual ESPY Awards.

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Record victory for brilliant North Harbour golfer
13th July 2005
Fourteen-year-old golfer Sharon Ahn set a tournament record in winning the North Island Age Group Championship in Taupo today.

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Natalie Storck gains top honor
14th July 2005
Natalie Storck has been named in the NCAA Division I National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team.

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Outstanding Sharon Ahn red hot in cool conditions
12th July 2005
New Zealand representative Sharon Ahn will take a three-shot lead into tomorrow's final round of the North Island Age Group Championships in Taupo.

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Sarah Bradley & Lisa Wright win Nth Isl Foursomes
10th July 2005
National Development Squad golfer Sarah Bradley and Lisa Wright have taken out the foursome's title at the North Island Age Group tournament in Taupo.

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Lynnette in top form again
11th July 2005
Wellington professional Lynnette Brooky continued her best season on the European Ladies Tour with another top-10 finish.

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Penny Newbrook wins Ruth Middleton Tournament
5th July 2005
Titleist Academy member Penny Newbook won the Ruth Middleton 54 Hole Tournament over the weekend at the Matamata Golf Club.

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Birdie Kim wins Women's US Open
27th June 2005
There was only one birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open, and it decided the tournament.

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Womens Golf NZ Update
13th June 2005
A brief rundown on what has been happening at Womens Golf New Zealand recently.

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Sue Bunt awarded Life Membership
25th May 2005
Sue Bunt has been awarded Life Membership to Womens Golf New Zealand at last Friday's AGM.

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