Former New Zealand Open champion Mahal Pearce has been appointed as chief executive of Golf Otago, replacing Doug Harradine who is retiring after 11 years in the position.
Gary Woodland held his nerve to claim his first major with a three-shot victory at the US Open, bringing Brooks Koepka's two-year reign to an end.
Otago has the chance of defending its provincial title after beating Island Park 4-2 to win the final of the metropolitan men's senior A pennant series on the Taieri Lakes course on Saturday.
Justin Rose has a one-shot lead after the first round of the US Open, while Tiger Woods and two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka turned in scrappy efforts to stay in contention.
After resounding semifinal wins on the Taieri Lakes course on Saturday, Otago will meet Island Park in the final of the men's metropolitan senior A pennant series on the Mosgiel course next Saturday.
After 10 rounds of testing matchplay in the Metropolitan men's Senior A pennant series, it is decided at last.
A coronation almost turned into a calamity but Brooks Koepka survived to win the PGA Championship for a second consecutive year and establish himself as golf's new big dog.
After nine rounds of competition, the Taieri Lakes team has missed qualifying for the playoffs of the metropolitan men's Senior A pennant series.
New Zealand's Danny Lee emerged as Brooks Koepka's nearest challenger after the first round of the US PGA Championship.
Island Park could be the first team coming from a nine-hole course to win the men's metropolitan senior A pennant series title after beating Chisholm 5-1 on its home course on Saturday.
He has only ever had two golf lessons in his life and has just brought up a century. But not 100 off the stick.
Despite playing on their home course on Saturday, the Taieri Lakes golfers failed to get off the bottom of the points table, going down to Island Park 2.5 to 3.5.
As the metropolitan men's Senior A pennant series is on the homeward run, most interest is centred on which team is coming last, rather than who is leading this year's competition.
Queenstown professional James Anstiss finished his New Zealand summer with a bang but there is new ground to explore as his career continues in an upward trajectory.
After more than a decade in the role, Doug Harradine resigned as the chief executive of Golf Otago at the annual meeting, which was held in Alexandra on Saturday.
The Otago team encountered its first hiccup of this year's Metropolitan senior A pennant series, being held to a 3-all draw by a Chisholm Links team on the links course on Saturday.