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Chairperson Aorangi Golf Announced

Posted by: on 12 December 2018

The Aorangi Golf Association Board of Blair Franklin, Ginny Bolderston , Helen Lowe, Warren Leslie and Sandra Quinn are pleased to announce the election of Blair Franklin as the Chairperson of the Aorangi Golf Association.

Ginny Bolderston was also elected as Deputy Chairperson.

Introduction Blair Franklin

The future for Aorangi Golf is a bright one. We have clubs in the region who are currently bucking the national trend of diminishing numbers, have committees and boards who are passionate about the future of their clubs and members, many talented players who have the potential and ability to achieve higher honours, and some outstanding talent in the area of Green keeping. 

Our challenges are around recruitment, retention and sustainability.

Over the coming months each club will be receiving correspondence from the Aorangi Board informing you of your "Person of contact" on the Aorangi Board. This person will be your "Go to" person for all matters concerning Aorangi Golf. 

A key focus for the board over the next 6 months is to meet with as many, if not all clubs to discuss their current position and how Aorangi Golf can assist in achieving their targets.
My door is always open and happy to hear all positive feedback. 
The success of golf in the Aorangi region is hugely reliant on the ability of all clubs and Aorangi Golf to have open and honest communication. 

I am extremely excited about the next 12 months and where our future lies.

When I am not doing my day to day job as Account Manager for Kookaburra Sport NZ (South Island and lower half of the North Island), I am spending time with my partner Lyndal and our 12yr old slightly deaf Golden Retriever Fergus in Methven. I have two sons, Jeremy 28 and George 20 who are both mad keen farmers.

Sport Development is a passion of mine having spent 12 years working in this industry. (6 years at Canterbury Country Cricket and 6 years at NZ Cricket).
I play my golf at the Ashburton Golf Club, have represented the Aorangi Masters for the last 2 years, and managed the Men's Toro team at Clearwater in 2018.

My Contact Details: 
M: 021 961715

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