The Buddy Club Program is an initiative of Golf NSW developed to foster partnerships between large metropolitan and regional clubs with smaller affiliated organisations across the State.
Established in 2015 as a key initiative of Golf NSW Strategic Plan, the program’s aim is to enhance the health of our affiliated clubs and the sustainability of the sport by building closer ties between organisations through shared resources, industry knowledge, business systems and a mutual understanding of the needs of the golf club industry.
Assistance that clubs can offer also includes access to unwanted/discarded equipment, interclub golf activities and social functions.
Direct financial support to a “Buddy Club” is not an expectation, nor is it a requirement to be involved with the program.
Since its inception, the Buddy Club Program has helped over 100 clubs develop relationships across the State.
Asquith and Parkes Golf Clubs formed a relationship through the Buddy Club program in 2015 with great success. Both Clubs agree that the partnership has been beneficial, and further strengthened a previous connection between the two clubs.
Matthew Furze, General Manager of Asquith Golf Club, said “Asquith has had for some time a relationship with Parkes Golf Club, whereby each club would host the other every two years for an interclub competition,
“The Buddy Club program has broadened this relationship; We have been able to assist Parkes further by sharing knowledge and resources about club operations and course maintenance. It is great to know that even our modest levels of assistance have made a big difference to our Buddy Club”.
In addition to Golf NSW, the Golf Managers Association (NSW) and the PGA of Australia (NSW/ACT Division) also support the Buddy Club program.
If your club is interested in joining the program, an Expression of Interest form is available below:
For further information, please contact Golf NSW on (02) 9505 9105 or Wynter Hines via email: email@example.com.