Club Support Service

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Club Support Service

The Golf NSW Club Support Service was launched in July 2014 to advise affiliated golf clubs needing expert assistance in key areas of their business operations.

“It is our goal to provide more benefits to our members and to grow the game for all. However, some clubs face real and immediate challenges. This service will help Clubs optimise their day-to-day operations, which will ultimately result in more people playing more golf,” Stuart Fraser, CEO of Golf NSW said.

Areas of Assistance

Golf NSW offers  expert assistance and solutions packages in several key areas to affiliated clubs across the State: (click on the title below to go to the section)

At the request of a member Club, Golf NSW will provide these complementary services as an affiliation benefit.

The Club Support Team:

Golf NSW has retained the services of a number of industry experts who are equipped to assist clubs in most areas of Golf Club operations. 

Analysis by the members of our Club Support Service Team will in most cases include an onsite visit and consultation, with an operational review/assessment provided to the Club for consideration.

All requests for the Club Support Service should be in writing, outline the reason for the request, and be addressed to Golf NSW CEO, Stuart Fraser at info@golfnsw.org.au. 

Mr Martyn Black - Agronomy

Martyn has over forty years of experience in turf management, including most recently a twenty-six-year stint as course superintendent at Castle Hill Country Club in Sydney's northwest. Mr Black is a life member of the NSW Golf Course Superintendents Association.

Mr Phil Beal - Agronomy

Phil Beal is incredibly skilled and qualified in his field. Mr Beal's experience includes an eleven year stint as the Course Superintendent at The Australian Golf Club.

Mr Graham Christian - Club Operations

Graham has over thirty years experience in Club Management. His most recent role was as General Manager of The Lakes Golf Club, a position held for over 29 years.   Mr Christian has also been actively involved with the Golf Management Australia (GMA), and is a life time member of the NSW division.

Governance:

Every not-for-profit organisation needs to have a constitution – a document that contains the rules of the organisation, describes its basic structures and processes and usually specifies:

  • The aims or purposes of the organisation
  • How the members of the organisation are admitted
  • The rights and obligations of members
  • How the office-bearers and members of the governing body are elected or appointed
  • How general meetings of members and meetings of the governing body are convened and conducted
  • How the organisation is, in broad terms, to be governed; and
  • What will happen to the organisation’s assets if it is wound up
  • The constitution is a roadmap for running the organisation. It is also a legal requirement that an organisation and its members follow the rules outlined in the constitution.

An organisation’s constitution should be reviewed at least once every 3 years. To assist Clubs, Golf NSW has created a constitution template, which is gender neutral and can be used as a foundation for your Club’s constitution.

To obtain a copy of the template, contact Piret Gardiner at piret.gardiner@golfnsw.org.au

Amalgamation:

Golf NSW, through the  Club Support Service is here to assist affiliated clubs who are considering going through an amalgamation.

Amalgamations are becoming common within sports sector as clubs face the pressures of remaining sustainable.

Properly conducted, an amalgamation can  ensure a club not only survives, but flourishes.

For a successful amalgamation to take place, plenty of planning and preparation is necessary – the process is key. As such, it is advisable to seek legal advice from an independent body, to support and guide your club through the process.

Thomson Geer Law is one of the 10 largest law firms in Australia and the Official Legal Partner of Golf NSW.

Brett Boon, a Partner a Thomson Geer, has over 25 years experience in dealing with registered clubs, and is a specialist in the area of amalgamations and commercial arrangements.

If your Club is considering an amalgamation or requires general legal advice on Club or golf matters, contact Chief Executive Office, Stuart Fraser at e-mail: stuart.fraser@golfnsw.org.au for assistance.

Employment:

Business Solutions

Golf NSW has developed several business partnerships within the sport to assist affiliated clubs in key areas of their business operations.

Legal Services

 Thomson Geer are leading corporate lawyers who have serviced golf and the general club industry for over 25 years.

Their extensive knowledge and experience with registered clubs is unequalled in all areas of legal services.

 CONTACT: Brett Boon – Partner
EMAIL: bboon@tglaw.com.au
MOBILE: 0414 808 265

www.tglaw.com.au

Insurance

CeeJaze Management and Consulting P/L is a corporate Authorised Representative of Insurance Advisernet Australia P/L. Operating since 1999, CeeJaze provides insurance management and advisory services to golf clubs, credit unions, affinity groups, caravan and villa park owners and other niche market participants. CeeJaze’s principal, Craig Fretwell, and his team have extensive experience working with golf clubs and has a keen understanding of their risk management and insurance needs. 

CONTACT: Craig Fretwell
EMAIL: craigf@iaa.net.au
PHONE: 0412 701 647

 www.insuranceadviser.net/ceejaze

 

Property Development

Heworth is Sydney-based property developer specialising in residential and mixed-use developments. Heworth is currently delivering the renowned Balmain Leagues Club development in Sydney, which comprises over 28,000m2 of residential, commercial, club, and retail space with an end value of $500m. Heworth partners with landowners and established businesses to unlock value in undeveloped land and property across NSW.

CONTACT: Chris Walsh – Head of Property
EMAIL: christopher.walsh@heworth.com.au
PHONE: 0401 847 966

 www.heworth.com.au

 

Turf Improvement

Irrigation water’s purpose is to carry oxygen to the roots of the plant. Higher oxygen levels in water improve the plant’s ability to photosynthesise, develop roots, resist pests and diseases, utilise nutrients in the soil, and withstand environmental and mechanical stress. 

Nanobubble Technology’s Sports Turf Solution is a proprietary system that can increase oxygen levels in irrigation water from all sources, by creating nanoscopic-sized bubbles of oxygen gas in the water. Due to their incredibly small size, the bubbles are able to remain stable in the water without bursting, meaning better uptake of oxygen by the roots of the plant. This gives nanobubbles the unique ability to hold more oxygen in water, and to hold it for longer than traditional methods like jet aerators and paddlewheels.

CONTACT: Greg Smith
EMAIL: sales@nanobubble.com.au
PHONE: (02) 9795 2430 or 0413 444344

www.nbtsportsturfsolutions.com.au

 

Retail Services

Vendi Golf is changing the face of regional golf in Australia by providing an amazing suite of technology tools and equipment that are bringing in unheard of new revenues to golf clubs suffering post-Covid resource and labour shortages. 

Vendi Golf can help you create your own Virtual Pro Shop that is open all day, every day – with Vendi Cashless Golf – Hire Carts, Vending Machines, Tap N Go Green fee payments all designed to suit your business, not theirs.

CONTACT: Lisa Henriksen
EMAIL: sales@vendigolf.com.au
PHONE: 1300 836 342

www.vendigolf.com.au

 

Correspondence:

For more information,  all correspondence should be addressed to:

Mr Stuart Fraser
CEO Golf NSW
PO Box 555
Brighton Le Sands, NSW 2216

E-mails can be directed to info@golfnsw.org.au

To talk to us, please call  (02) 9505 9105 during business hours.

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