Reciprocal Rights

Reciprocal Rights - 2017


Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc and NZ Golf Events
When a club is hosting a Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc or New Zealand Golf event and reciprocal rights are needed by the host club, then each club in the district will make available up to 12 individual tee off positions (or 3 groups of 4 players) for members from the club hosting the event.

Pennants
When a club is hosting a Pennant round, then each club competing at the designated venue is to make available up to 12 individual tee off positions (or 3 groups of 4 players) for members from the club hosting the event.

Benefits of arrangement:
(a) Clubs will understand what is required from them under the Reciprocal Rights Agreement.
(b) Balanced requests for these rights, no Club having to provide more spaces than expected.
(c) Clubs meeting their responsibilities and obligations.
(d) Uniform requests from all clubs seeking reciprocal rights with a policy laying down requirements under this agreement.

All reciprocal rights bookings must be made by the recipient’s home club Secretary/Manager to the host club’s Secretary/Manager. Due notice must be given and bookings are subject to availability of tee time.

Recommendations
The following groups form part of this reciprocal rights policy, but only as a recommendation. It is at the clubs discretion to grant reciprocal rights to the four groups listed below.

Life Members
Life members from any golf club affiliated to Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc may be afforded reciprocal rights at any Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc Golf Club.

Golf Course Superintendents
Golf Course Superintendents from any golf club affiliated to Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc shall be afforded reciprocal rights at any Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc Golf Club.

Club Managers
Club Managers from any golf club affiliated to Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc shall be afforded reciprocal rights at any Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc Golf Club.

NZPGA - Golf Professionals
NZPGA registered golf professional members from any golf club affiliated to Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc shall be afforded reciprocal rights at any Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc Golf Club.

As noted above - all reciprocal rights bookings must be made by the recipient’s home club Secretary/Manager to the host club’s Secretary/Manager. Due notice must be given and bookings are subject to availability of tee time.

Practice Rounds

From time-to-time we have had instances of members turning up to clubs expecting a free practice round ahead of a Pennant or Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc tournament being played at that club. There have also been cases of “friends” being bought along to take advantage of the opportunity as well. This has caused unnecessary embarrassment and conflict to the parties involved.
It therefore needs to be reiterated that there is no obligation on any golf club to provide free practice rounds for Pennant or Manawatu Wanganui Golf Inc tournaments.
Each golf club will makes its own decision on whether or not it wants to charge.
All Club Administrators and Team Managers should follow this process:
All requests for practice rounds must be pre-booked by the Club Administrator or Team Manager by contacting the club a week prior to the day they wish to play. Note enquiries from individual members will not be accepted.
Part of the booking will be a discussion as to any green fee payable.
It is recommended that the club being visited request the names of those intending to play that practice round so they can be matched up on the day.
Therefore members who turn up to a club without pre-booking from a Club Official can expect to be asked for a full green fee or turned away.

Additional Information


Foxton Golf Club

We have receive notification from Foxton Golf Club that will only give reciprocal rights for A Pennant, and Handicap Pennants (which they compete in). They will not provide reciprocal rights at their course for any other Manawatu Wanganui or NZ Golf event.

Other district clubs should therefore only provide reciprocal rights to members of Foxton Golf Club when Foxton is hosting A Grade or Handicap pennants.