Eagles

Who are the Eagles?
Have they scored an eagle? A hole-in-one? NO. Are they all ‘top class’ golfers? NO.
They are a group of golfers who enjoy the game and its history.

The main objectives of Eagles are:
1 - Fellowship
2 – Assistance by visits to clubs.
3 – Assistance by effort to organisers of major tournaments.
4 – Assistance with the fostering and promotion of Junior Golf, both at club and international level.
5 – Assistance to the ‘Halberg Trust’ (Nationally the total funds raised over the years exceeds 2 million dollars)

How do you become an eagle?
The Society started in 1956 folllowing an informal meeting at the Akarana Golf Club. It grew from that beginning to where, since 1978, there has been an Eagles Golfing Society in each golf district throughout New Zealand, together with a co-ordinating National Executive. The Taranaki Society was formed in 1968. There is a strictly limited number of members in each area. In Taranaki our number is 60. Admission to membership is by invitation only, extended by the Society to people identified for their services to the game, and who will promote the Society objectives.

The red jacket!

The jacket and monogram were designed by Brian Osmond, (one of the founders, now a life member of the Auckland Society and Patron of the New Zealand Eagles Society. This distinctive attire has remained unchanged for over 40 years. The Eagles are proud wearers of it and feel privileged to be able to serve this great game.

Taranaki Society Officers

President
Address
Town
Phone No

Emails

John Cusdin
Brookes Road
Stratford
06 765 5180

Email:  nidsuc@farmside.co.nz

Secretary
Address
Town
Phone No

Email

Brian Venables
20 Plympton Street
Brooklands, New Plymouth
06 753 9161

Email:    men.bj@xtra.co.nz

Club Captain
Address
Town

Phone No

Email

Gerard Keegan
558 Mangorei Road
RD 1
New Plymouth

06 7581442    or  0272925435

Email:  gkeegan@xtra.co.nz