Taranaki Golf Club

PHOTO: PHOTO/ BAYLEYS The nine-hole course sits at the foot of Mt Taranaki and had a steady income through its grazing sheep

When Bruce Sim joined a coastal Taranaki golf club of more than 100 members, a new club captain had to be elected every three years.

For the past decade, there’s not been enough fresh members to stick to that rule.

This was  part of the reason the nearly 70-year-old Tumahu Golf Club has been put on the market, the club’s final president said.

“We didn’t want to do it, but it was a case of having to do it,” Sim said.

“No one wanted to see it shut.”