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. In Taranaki there is currently approximately 120 members. 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

Phone No


John Cusdin
Brookes Road
06 765 5180

Email:  nidsuc@farmside.co.nz

Phone No


Colin Caskey
25 Hamblyn Street Strandon 
New Plymouth 4312
 06 758 5696, 027 222 5424

Email: ccass@xtra.co.nz

Club Captain

Phone No


Gerard Keegan
558 Mangorei Road
RD 1
New Plymouth

06 7581442    or  0272925435

Email:  gkeegan@xtra.co.nz