We hope you are all staying safe and well at home. While the Southland Golf office is closed I am working remotely from home and you can contact me on email or by phone 0212703124


If clubs employ staff they are able to apply for the workplace subsidy for their staff. For information  go to  https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/financial-support/

Steve Gear at Sport Southland is also available to assist with any enquiries your club has especially on the Financial support package, You can contact him on  0274589405  or email Steve.Gear@sportsouthland.co.nz

You can also contact Phil McDonald for any queries on email (phil.mcdonald@cplaw.co.nz)”  of ph; 0212244069.

For clubs who lease their land you may be able to apply for some rent relief, Please contact Phil for advice on this.


NZ Golf’s latest advice is;


  1. All golf courses, practice facilities, clubhouses, pro shops, bar, function and catering facilities must now be closed for the national shutdown period.
  2. Until formal advice to the contrary is received, we recommend that no maintenance of golf facilities is undertaken during the shutdown period.
  3. New Zealand continues to work with Sport NZ and MBIE in a positive manner to gain an exemption for critical turf maintenance at golf courses. A decision on this matter is not expected for another few days

For any further information refer to NZ Golf website


As a golf community, we need to remain strong and support each other. Be kind and respectful in this time of crisis.