Two new roles have been employed to help serve PGA members throughout the country following the recent announcement of the agreement between Golf New Zealand and the Professional Golfers' Association of New Zealand.

Scott Curtis has been appointed as the PGA’s new Member Services Manager, while Peter Witton takes on the role of PGA’s National Tournament Coordinator. The new roles are part of an enhanced and cohesive approach to the delivery of golf services throughout New Zealand.

The PGA of New Zealand was formed in 1913 to support professional coaches and players. Now working closely with Golf New Zealand, the PGA of New Zealand has 410 members working within the sector nationwide.

 To enhance outcomes, the two organisations have agreed to unite under a ‘one workforce’ model that will create greater efficiency, and increased positive impacts for golf.

PGA professional Scott Curtis comes into the role with significant industry experience. He has spent recent time in education roles at Tauranga Boys College and is well known in the Bay of Plenty’s golfing scene – having held coaching roles at the Omokoroa, Te Puke, and Tauranga golf clubs. He graduated from his PGA Traineeship in 2018.

Peter similarly has considerable experience in the golfing sector – working in various operational roles at Auckland golf clubs, including Akarana, Omaha Beach, Pukekohe, Whangaparoa, and Waitemata. He has been a member of the PGA of New Zealand for seven-years.

PGA of New Zealand Executive Director Michael Glading said Curtis and Witton had been brought on board to enable our organisation to offer more specialised and targeted support to our members.

“We are conscious that with the growing demands that are placed upon our members, largely due to the growth the game is seeing right now, we need to offer more and more support for general member services, and in an ever-changing tournament environment. Our new service agreement with Golf New Zealand allows us to focus on this, and to provide specific resource to help us achieve our objectives. I am delighted to have both Scott and Peter join us at this critical time.”

In August this year, Golf New Zealand assumed the operational delivery functions of the PGA of New Zealand – reporting to the PGA’s board under a wide-ranging services agreement.

On inception, Golf New Zealand committed significant investment into the service delivery model – including bolstering the PGA of New Zealand staffing unit. The new member services and tournament coordinator roles join existing PGA education roles under the ‘one workforce’ model embedded in the wider Golf New Zealand team focussed on operating in the best interests of the game.

The PGA roles are supported by the full Golf New Zealand team which provides a wide range of services - such as financial management, marketing, communications, golf operations, and general administrative support for the PGA membership.

For more information on the ground-breaking agreement between Golf New Zealand and the PGA of New Zealand see here: PGA of New Zealand and Golf New Zealand enter ground-breaking agreement