About Waikato Golf


Waikato Golf - Leading the field.

To lead golf development and promotion in the Waikato.

Provide an effective administration centre for the Waikato Golf District.

Support affiliated clubs to effectively meet the needs of their members.

Foster golf as a sport of choice for children and young people.

Provide district golf programmes that meet the needs of players at all levels.

Ensure golf has a high and positive profile in the district.


Waikato Golf was founded in 1947, and up until 1991 the association ran virtually without change to its administrative structure.  However in that year it was decided to appoint a full-time paid professional executive officer rather than a secretary treasurer who received an honorarium.  Then in 1995 a council and an executive sub-committee were introduced to run the affairs of the association.  This enabled Waikato to keep pace with Club development.

Since 1947 till 2019 there has only been four secretaries-executive officers starting with Eric Rex, followed by Tommy Thompson whose 35 years of service was memorable in so many ways. Robin Fulton took over the position in 1990 and remainded CEO for 22 years prior to his retirement in 2012. Robin was instrumental in taking Waikato Golf Association forward including the first district association to amalgamate both Men's and Women's Golf in 2005.

Terry Booth commenced in the role of CEO in 2013 and along with Golf Development officer, Stephen Sandford and Administration Officer Dana Laing, Waikato Golf continues to implement and manage the many interclub events and tournaments to ensure golfers of all ages and playing ability are given the opportunity to partake in our great game. We are committed to promoting the game at Grassroots level to encourage beginner and junior players to become more involved in the game of golf.