22 April, 2015

New Zealand Golf is pleased to announce today an exciting new partnership with NZME Radio and its lead brand Newstalk ZB, set to benefit all those who love golf.

The Newstalk ZB team, part of the NZME Radio group, is delighted to be working with New Zealand Golf over coming years to expand golfs exposure throughout the country, help showcase major New Zealand Golf events and spark a love of golf for those unfamiliar with the game.

The partnership will span across the ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open, the Charles Tour and New Zealand Golf, enabling both organisations to align more strategically moving forward. A major focus will be on the LOVE golf initiative aimed at growing the number of people who participate in golf.

General Manager of Newstalk ZB, Dallas Gurney says, “We are thrilled to announce this new and exclusive partnership with New Zealand Golf and Newstalk ZB. New Zealand Golf is a fantastic organisation we have a lot of respect for and has many exciting and innovative plans and events that Newstalk ZB is pleased to be a part of.

“This alliance between two trail blazing organisations signifies the start of what will be a sensational two years working together to shine a spotlight on golf, grow the game’s popularity and secure the future of golf in this country for years to come.”

The partnership between New Zealand Golf and Newstalk ZB will allow both parties to increase their exposure in different markets while also focusing on delivering benefits to some key tournaments throughout New Zealand, including the iconic ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open and the Charles Tour.

Commercial Manager of New Zealand Golf, Nick Rowland says he is pleased to bring NZME Radio along on the New Zealand Golf journey.

“NZME Radio and Newstalk ZB really understand the future direction for golf throughout the country. Their assistance over the next few years will enable New Zealand Golf to promote the ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open, the Charles Tour and the LOVE Golf brand to new golfing enthusiasts, which will help secure the tournaments and brand for future years.

“The ability we now have to partner with such a big media organisation throughout New Zealand will not only help us to promote the LOVE of golf but more importantly it will enable us to deliver upon our Strategic Priorities of Growing and Supporting the game of golf.”

The New Zealand Golf and Newstalk ZB partnership is effective immediately and set to introduce innovative promotions to the world of golf while strengthening Kiwis’ LOVE of golf.


More information about the events:
The ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open has turned into an iconic event in New Zealand and is cementing its place as an important fixture internationally, with the support of No. 1 ranked professional Kiwi woman golfer Lydia Ko who won the 2015 title.

The Charles Tour was established in 2007 and continues to drive growth in the game of golf by providing a playing pathway for elite amateur and professional golfers. New Zealand Golf believes that elite players who compete on the world stage inspire New Zealanders to enjoy and participate in golf. By growing the number of people who participate in golf, we hope to grow the love of golf so that it becomes New Zealand’s favourite pastime.

For more information contact:
Nick Rowland
Commercial Manager, New Zealand Golf
M: +64 21 958 575
E: nick@nzgolf.org.nz

Emily Travers
National Sponsorship Manager, NZME. Radio
M: +64 21 499 295
E: Emily.Travers@nzme.co.nz