PaR nz Golfing Holidays (PaR nz) was started in August 2000 by Denise Langdon, who after corporate life at the top in publishing and marketing wanted to follow her passion for golf and travel. Her goal was to offer golf event and international golf travel experiences that were different, professionally organised and above all, fun.
Denise’s career highlights include eight years with NZ Women’s Golf as National Tournament Director and with IMG Sports Management and NZ Golf Inc. working on the NZ Open. She was the Event Manager for three NZ Opens including the infamous 2002 NZ Open where Tiger Woods played at Paraparaumu, Wellington.
Kim Buckley joined PaR nz in 2007 as a joint Director with Denise to grow the business by developing new corporate and charity golf markets, and adding new golf travel destinations. Kim, also a mad keen golfer, came from senior corporate roles in the food industry where her management and sales and marketing background greatly enhanced the direction PaR nz took as a business.
Both Denise & Kim play at the Waitemata Golf Club in Auckland and are regular members of A and Business Pennants teams.
PaR nz has grown to become one of the largest and most respected golf holiday and golf event companies in New Zealand and Australia with a fully integrated travel, marketing and events management team. Denise’s philosophy remains strong with an abundance of customer testimonials from tournaments in New Zealand and travellers from tours playing golf around the world.
PaR nz owns a number of successful tournaments which are staged not only in New Zealand but around the world. Our golfer return rate is extremely high. Our clients enjoy the social networking, the professionalism of our tournaments, the competition formats and the support we gain from our sponsors to be able to deliver great value golf travel and unique event experiences. See our testimonials and news sections.
PaR nz works with NZ Golf Inc. managing many of their national amateur tournaments. PaR nz contracts to many large corporations and charity groups creating and professionally managing their golf days.
PaR nz is a member of IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) and has an international network of golf contacts which enables us to host golf tours or create golf holidays to New Zealand and anywhere in the world. See our golf holidays page for many exotic and exciting golf destinations.
PaR nz has been proudly sponsored by TaylorMade-Adidas Golf for over 15 years.
Par nz remains connected to the community through its sponsorship and support of key charity organisations. These include The Motor Neuron Disease Association, The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation, North Shore Hospice and The Malaghan Institute Research Trust.
Our team, who are all passionate golfers have joined us to help grow our successful business and deliver the best golf travel and golf event experience to our clients.
Lynda Fairweather is our Office Manager
Lynda is a keen golfer and describes the golf course as her “happy place”. She is a member of the Waitemata Golf Club and regularly plays in Business Women and Pennants competitions. Lynda's background is in the travel industry, administration and accounts. Before joining PaR nz Golfing Holidays in May 2016, Lynda was creatively managing the website and intranet for Takapuna Grammar School where her sons attend. Like any working mum, Lynda's spare time has been taken up with looking after the Juniors at Waitemata Golf Club where her youngest son is a mad keen golfer.
Cian Booth is our Marketing Co-ordinator
Cian, a Business and Management Graduate from the Dublin Institute of Technology is our newest team member, joining PaR nz Golfing Holidays in July 2016. Golf and travel is in Cian's young Irish blood. His passion for golf (he plays off a 6 handicap) and seeing the world has brought him to New Zealand through jobs in Canada and the USA. After an introduction to the luxury hospitality industry working at Millbrook Golf Resort in Queenstown, Cian joins our team bringing new fresh ideas and enthusiasm to assist our golf travel clients.
Ellie Hope is our Accounts Manager
Ellie has been a long term member of the PaR nz Team. She is an Accountant and brings to our company a wealth of financial management experience from her previous roles working with multi-national companies. Ellie works in the office 3 days each week to ensure our events and tours run efficiently and effectively. Ellie is a member of the Waitemata Golf Club where she regularly plays in Business Women and Mixed competitions.