Nomads link up with New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Championship
New Zealand Golf is pleased to announce a new partnership with Nomads Golf Club (NZ) Inc which will see it take over the naming rights of the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Championship.
Nomads Golf was first established in South Africa in 1960, with Gary Player as the patron of the club.
As its members were drawn from various clubs and played their regular competitions on a variety of different courses, the Nomads name seemed appropriate.
Nomads Golf flourished in South Africa and the movement then spread over time to Zimbabwe, Botswana, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Today Nomads NZ has a local membership of more than 100 which is steadily growing. Internationally, there are close to 3000 members of Nomads, all committed to the ideals of the furtherance of the game of golf and guided by the principles of raising funds for those less fortunate than themselves. To this extent Nomads NZ has made charitable donations to New Zealand organisations in excess of $475,000 since its inception in 1997.
The new partnership with New Zealand Golf will span over the next three years and will enable the Nomads organisation to give back to the game they love and help develop young athletes nationwide.
Nomads New Zealand club captain Fred Hawke was excited to announce the national partnership.
“Our vision is to promote the enjoyment of golf, good fellowship and fundraising for worthy causes,’’ Hawke said.
“The Nomads New Zealand Secondary Schools Championship is a breeding ground for the next generation of golfers and we are excited to see how many kids progress from this tournament to the next level.”
New Zealand Golf commercial manager Nick Rowland was delighted to formalise the partnership with Nomads NZ.
“The Nomads have always been committed to growing the game within New Zealand and we have been working with them in a number of ways over the last few years,’’ Rowland said.
“It is great to now be able to formalise a partnership to continue to grow the game at a youth level. The Nomads golf days are always well attended and the support we constantly receive shows that the organisation really lives up to their overall vision.”
To find out more about the Nomads Golf Club check out their website at nomads.co.nz. The Nomads New Zealand Secondary Schools Championship begins on Monday, August 29, at the Nelson Golf Club.