On the Tee: Golf New Zealand Podcast
How is Golf NZ Promoting Participation?
Our hosts talk to Thiem Nguyen, Manager of Participation for Golf New Zealand about the new ways in which the lead organisation for the sport in this country is working to be more inclusive and raise the number of people playing the game casually and as members of a club.
What’s a Woman Supposed to Do?
Kaye Maxwell was one of New Zealand’s top amateur golfers whose feminist outlook got her in trouble with golf administrators when she refuse to conform to the party line—whatever that was at the time. She quit New Zealand and headed overseas where she played and in time moved back to South Auckland, turned professional at a late age for teaching purposes, bought a farm, and converted it into a 9-hole course for women.
What’s Up at Gulf Harbour?
Gulf Harbour Country Club, site of the 1998 World Cup of Golf, and one of the most scenic courses in New Zealand, has been up and down. At one stage, members were forced to buy the club off its discredited owner. Our hosts talk with current Director of Golf, Frazer Bond, to find out where things are at today.
Sean Fitzpatrick Talks Golf
Former All Black captain, Sean Fitzpatrick, was back in New Zealand over the summer, so before he and his family returned to their home in the UK, he spoke with our hosts about his game, where he plays, the clubs he plays with, and, for him, the benefits of playing no matter the score.
What About Danny Lee?
Has New Zealand’s top professional lived up to expectations? Our hosts talk to Craig Tiriana, the Director of the Danny Lee Tournaments, who has watched Danny’s career unfold from the time he became a sensation as a teenager at Rotorua Boys High School.