A new vision for amateur golf in NSW

AMATEUR GOLF in NSW will be boosted with news of final agreement for the long awaited merger of the NSW Golf Association and Women’s Golf NSW.

The amalgamation took a further step closer to reality on Friday (30 April 2010) when member clubs and districts of WGNSW voted in favour of the merger.

This positive vote of approval by the women followed hot on the heels of the men who voted unanimously to join forces and merge the two organisations at their Special General Meeting held earlier in the week.

The decisions now set the scene for the new amalgamated Golf NSW to emerge as planned on July 1.

Nominations for positions on the new Board open at 12:00 noon today, Monday 3 May 2010. A Director Information Sheet will also be posted on the websites of both organisations together with Nomination Forms.

For over 6 years, successive Boards of NSWGA and WGNSW have been engaged in discussion about the possibility of merging the two organisations into one governing body.

In a joint statement the two organisations said the new merged entity will be a unifying step towards the better promotion and growth of amateur golf in NSW.

“[It] is expected to provide opportunities to bring new enthusiasm and vitality to work for the benefit of golf clubs throughout the state and for the good of all golfers, men and women, of all ages,” the statement said.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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