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magazine glenelg golf club

december 2009

2009 club championships new balcony bistro menu women’s try golf programme friday night twilights are coming!

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Inside this Edition

captain A message from the

9 Rhonda Watson Brooch

A Club to be proud of ... “The Club of Choice”

10 2009 Club Championships

13 Boy’s Junior Championships Other Departments Functions & Corporate Facilities. . . . . . . . . 3 From the GM’s Desk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Marketing & Communications. . . . . . . . . . 6 Women’s Golf News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9 Clubhouse News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 & 15 Around the Traps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Pro Shop Specials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Junior News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 & 19 Front Cover: 2009 Club Champion - James McDonald We are always looking for articles to be included in the Magazine. If you have any relevant or interesting news, please contact the Administration Office, or email us at and we will endeavour to include them in future editions. Printed by Mercury Printing 78 Main South Road REYNELLA SA 5161 Phone: page 8381 | glenelg 2577 golf club magazine

With Spring renovation works behind us and warmer weather bringing on the growing season, we are now seeing our course in excellent shape. The huge amount of work associated with the ASR wetland scheme is now behind the maintenance staff and they are now able to concentrate on presentation issues around the course. If you have had the pleasure of playing recently, I am sure you will have noticed the increased level of grooming.

a huge impact. Small items like raking bunkers properly with correct rake replacement, fixing plug marks, putting rubbish (like bottle lids) in bins and smokers disposing of the butts properly will add the finishing touch. Be proud of our beautiful Club and golf course and help make it the “Club of Choice”. Merry Christmas to all members and your families, and Happy Golfing in the New Year.

To take this to the next level takes some effort from all members and guests. It does not take much, but it will have


PO Box 220 GLENELG SA 5045

Phone: 61 8 8295 3793 Fax: 61 8 8294 8894

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COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT Captain: Vice Captain: Committee: General Manager:

Paul McGrath Jim Johnson Tony Martin, Gavan Fox, Kay Nyland, Sam Koukourou, David Gillespie & Gerry O’Brien David Brand

function & corporate facilities at your Club » » » » »

Business Lunches Conferences Seminars Team Building Sessions Corporate Golf Days

As members of this proud and progressive Club, have you ever considered hosting your up-coming business seminar or team building session here in your newly redeveloped clubhouse? » Catering options available » Variety of beverage packages » Private function and conference rooms » Latest in audio visual equipment » Big screen TV’s » Electronic data projectors » Wireless internet connections & more With the peace and quiet of the golf course, your employees and colleagues will not only be productive but are offered a change of scene from the boardroom. Enjoy the view over the 18th fairway and leave all the work to us. A popular option is to have a morning meeting, followed by a 9 hole round of golf to break up the day. Corporate Golf Day and Function Packages are available to download from our website or can be collected from the Administration Office. For bookings and enquiries, please call (08) 8295 3793 or chat to us when you are next at the Club.

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‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY... Try the new Balcony Bistro Menu this festive season Take advantage of your catering levy and wallet account this festive season, and enjoy some of the fine selections from the new Balcony Bistro Menu. With views over the 18th fairway and the Adelaide Hills, this balcony setting is just what you need for your next work function or lunch with friends and family. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR LUNCH OR DINNER - Phone (08) 8350 3212


Challenge Report by Karen Fry, Clubhouse Operations Manager

This year was to be different and after much planning and asking myself the question “how do I go one better than last year” - would I be able to pull it off?

Twilight Golf

A beautiful sunny morning greeted players for the 13th Annual Winery Challenge. This year saw two shotgun starts, 232 players, 36 wineries/suppliers and $4,300 raised for the Fiona Pike Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign.

Wednesday twilights have again proved to be hugely popular in 2009 with an average of 70 players taking the opportunity to enjoy the balmy evenings and challenge themselves over nine holes of golf.

To all members involved in the day, we hope you enjoyed yourself and thank you for your generous support. To those members who did not play, mark the date into your diaries for next year - Thursday, 21st October.

Add to the great weather and course conditions, a fresh new menu and a selection of quality wines and beer specials, and Glenelg Golf Club has become the place to be on a Wednesday night for members and their guests.

Congratulations to Penny’s Hill Winery and Larry Dooley Wines on being Champions for this year. Thanks also to Mike Dobson and Jim Johnson as MC’s for lunch and dinner and also to Geoff Merrill – for those of you who attended the lunch you will understand why I say thank you with sarcasm! page

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Pro Shop staff have been doing a great job with presentations and the Lucky $50 Bar & Catering Voucher has been a huge hit once again for the lucky winners. In an effort to capitalise on the success and popularity of twilight golf, we will be trialling some Friday night twilight events commencing in January 2010. The first date on the

calendar will be Friday, 15th January. In association with Friday night twilights, we will be running happy hours, with various drinks specials available during this time, culminating in a Lucky Member Draw at approximately 8:30pm. Come along and enjoy the culinary delights of our award winning Executive Chef, Craig Jeffery, and take in the atmosphere and excitement of the Balcony. It has become a popular spot to entertain since work on the clubhouse was completed earlier this year. Bookings are essential for dinner on Wednesday and Friday nights. Details of the Lucky Member Draw are still to be finalised, but stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

From the GM’s Desk Is there a better place to spend time with family and friends than on a balmy summer’s evening at Glenelg Golf Club? On behalf of all the staff here at Glenelg Golf Club, I would like to wish all members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

membership, whilst members now have some of the finest and most modern member facilities in Australia.

2009 has certainly been a year of major change around the Club with many new strategies implemented to increase participation and enjoyment among members and their guests.

I cannot think of a better place to enjoy a balmy summer’s evening with friends and family than on our Golfer’s Bar Balcony, with an outlook across our beautiful golf course and towards the Adelaide Hills.

It has been an enjoyable but busy year from my perspective with the opening of our multi-million dollar Clubhouse redevelopment and ASR projects. Both of these major projects place the Club in a very strong position to capitalise on the increasing confidence within the South Australian economy. We are already seeing increased interest in conferences, corporate golf days and more importantly,

We now have a great team of staff dedicated to providing the best level of service to members and offering an experience second to none among other golf clubs in South Australia. More importantly however, we have a membership base who remain supportive and loyal to their Club, and who seem to be enjoying themselves every time they visit.

The Committee of Management and Staff are continuing to work hard to provide members with a quality course, clubhouse and member facilities, a friendly environment and the opportunity to enjoy their golf at all times. We still have a long way to go, but we remain committed to meeting our strategic aims and objectives to better service our members and guests well into the future. More changes are coming, but I can assure you that every decision made is being made by professionals who are passionate about their Club and with the best interests of the Club and its members in mind. Stay tuned for more great times ahead!

twilight golf

wednesdays & fridays

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$50 lucky card draw (Not including subscriptions & levies)

bar & catering voucher drawn during presentations

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bistro open from 6:00pm > bookings essential > phone 8350 3212

Marketing & Communications Marketing and Communications - What is it all about? Report by Emma Gurling, Marketing & Communications Officer Glenelg Golf Club, one of the top four private golf clubs in South Australia, has been the first to recognise the need for forward thinking in response to current and challenging market conditions. For the first time, golf clubs nationally are in a position where 10 year waiting lists are a thing of the past. As a result, clubs are having to pro-actively and competitively seek membership, a new concept for many. The global financial crisis has had a severe impact on spending habits, with a world decline in ‘luxury item spending’ - a golf membership unfortunately falls directly in this category and is perhaps for some families, not on the top of the priority list. This is having an effect on income and member retention for many clubs. We intend to overcome these challenges in our 5 year strategic marketing and business plan. Through strategic development and marketing initiatives, Glenelg hopes to stay ahead of our direct competitors, by pro-actively generating and promoting our great Club as “The Club of Choice”

for membership and functions. It has been essential to create cost effective membership options such as Casual Pay as You Play, and Women’s Try Golf; memberships that have been created as a direct response to such trying market conditions. Above all, our challenge is to promote the benefits associated with a membership and change current perceptions. Membership is a lifestyle investment; one encouraging social interaction, freedom, exercise and a mental challenge... all outweighing the financial cost.

corporate functions. These are all considered pivotal for the Club’s long term success.

Through initiatives such as the creation of branded marketing material, a new website (live in 2010) and a succinct communication strategy, our core message and brand can be extended to existing members, potential members and corporate institutions with the aim of growing revenue and interest for our Club.

Most importantly, we aim to continue giving members a voice through market research evenings and general feedback forums. My door is always open and we appreciate any ideas and suggestions on how you feel we can help this great Club meet your expectations. Keeping our members happy is paramount. This, above all, is the business we intend to succeed in.

Although we are a golf club, this business is not just about golf. To be successful we need to promote other key revenue drivers such as functions and events, weddings, corporate golf days, junior participation and

Initiatives such as these will result in a positive cash flow, permitting continued development of our Club to the advantage of all members. Furthermore, efforts to work in conjunction with Golf Australia and Golf SA are at the forefront of our strategic thinking to ensure that Glenelg Golf Club is directly aligned with National initiatives, only adding strength to our message.

Overall, the start of this role has been challenging and rewarding, and I look forward to helping this proud and progressive Club strive towards even better things in the future.

Womens Try Golf Membership Participate in a Womens Try Golf Clinic or Proficiency Program, for Membership 2 year Membership option Great playing rights including participation in twlight competitions, and tuesday competitions

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$670.00 (for one year, including fees and levies)


Yes, we are doing it again!

With such great feedback from previous Try Golf Clinics, we are once again offering Clinic options for women wanting to Try Golf, and who have not participated in a previous Try Golf program.

Based on its popularity, another option has been introduced to cater for those women who would like further tuition but have already participated in a Try Golf Clinic. This option is called the Proficiency Program. We look forward to a hugely successful year of Women’s Golf, and welcome all who may be interested in participating of joining this great club. Please call Reception on (08) 8295 3793 with any enquiries into clinic options.

Try Golf Clinic » 5 Week Beginner Clinic - only available to those who have not participated previously » $50.00 » Commencing week 6th February 2010 » Runs through basics of chipping, putting, swinging, and course etiquette » Includes Coffee Card, for a complimentary drink at the conclusion of each session » Complimentary cheese platters for sharing

Do you know anyone who has wanted to TRY GOLF? This is an opportunity for the ladies! Glenelg Golf Club is hosting a come and TRY GOLF programme for beginners. Coaching clinics will be held on Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday during FEBRUARY 2010. Clinics will be conducted by qualified Professional Golfers, and will run for five weeks. All this for


Proficiency Program » 5 Week Clinic - only available to those who have participated in Try Golf Clinic. » $80.00 » Commencing week 20th April 2010 » Runs through a more advanced version of chipping, putting, swinging, and course etiquette » Self Assessment component with certificates on conclusion » Includes Coffee Card, for a complimentary drink at the conclusion of each session » Complimentary cheese platters for sharing

to register, contact the administration office during business hours on (08) 8295 3793

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Women’s Golf News

ROYAL ADELAIDE vs GLENELG BRONZE CHALLENGE. In our annual Glenelg/Royal Adelaide bronze challenge, Glenelg lost both legs. This is the same result as last year so we will be looking for a reversal next year. Our other interclub event is the GLENELG/GRANGE FOURSOMES and in September we welcomed Grange to our course when we were able to repeat our success of last year and retain the trophy. L’OREAL TROPHY. The L’Oreal Trophy event was played as an individual stableford event and won by Fiona Eblen with 41 points with other prize-winners being Patricia Whelan, Janet Fleer, Jill Stone, Cheryl Hunt and Judy Holst. PEUGOT CLASSIC. This year we had 81 entries in the Peugeot Classic. The winners with a score of 78 were: Terry Phillis, Joan Marshman and Julie Tanti. MINDA DAY. For once, the weather was kind to us with temperatures in the mid 20’s rather than high 30’s, resulting in the course being full. This was very pleasing as it was the 40th anniversary of this event and Edward Scanlon, Executive Manager of Marketing at Minda, presented our Club with a wonderful trophy in recognition of this commitment. We were able to present Minda with a cheque for $1,464.00. page

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WOMENS PARTICIPATION IN GOLF. This year we have seen an increase in the number of women playing on Saturdays and I would like to encourage even more women to play in the Saturday morning timeslot. The Glenelg Women’s Saturday Championship was held over two Saturdays and the winner of both the event and the nett event was Josie Hodge. Our GOLF SA OPEN DAY was held on 31st March in perfect weather. 74 Glenelg members played along with 33 visitors. The winners were Jane Bellgrove, Libby Neuling and Peta Laundy. CHARITY CARD DAY. The nominated charity this year was the Fiona Pike Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign and 80 players including Fiona’s mother, Kay Johnson, enjoyed a lovely day beginning with morning tea of slices and coffee provided by the Women’s Commitee and later a luncheon of mixed sandwiches, slices, wine, tea and coffee. The Women’s Committee also very generously donated 6 raffle prizes, the winners being drawn by Kay Johnson. A total of $760 was forwarded to the Cancer Council with a special request by Fiona’s family that it be allocated to the Flinders Lodge Fund where all monies raised are being used to refurbish some rooms at the Lodge for use by country cancer sufferers needing to stay in Adelaide for treatment.

VARDON EVENT. For the first time this year, the men’s and women’s Vardon events were played on the same day and held on the Sunday following our Club Championships. Ebony Heard was the winner with 153, Josie Hodge was the runner up on 164 and also the best nett winner on 154. The combined field meant that the Anne Smerdon Invitational for juniors, traditionally played with our Vardon, could not be accommodated in the field so it was played in conjunction with the Boy’s Championship in August. The event was won by Kooyonga A Pennant player Amy Zhou. THE RENE ERICHSEN SALVER was played at Glenelg on the 27th and 28th July. Josie Hodge and Sophie James played in the event but unfortunately were not able to reproduce their form of earlier in the year. The event was won by Bree Arthur (298) with South Australian Sarah King winning the third nett prize. At the conclusion of the event, the State team to play in the Gladys Hay Interstate Series was announced: Ebony Heard (Kooyonga), Sarah King (RA), Jovanna Bozanic (RA), Emma Ash (Kooyonga), Caitlin Roberts (RA) and Josie Hodge (Glenelg). Congratulations to Josie. Our state team had an excellent series finishing second and missing out on winning by the narrowest of margins. Josie played extremely well winning 3 out of 4 singles matches and 2 out of 5 foursomes matches - a great debut.

In PENNANTS, our Grade 1 Women’s pennant team made the final which was played at Glenelg in wet and windy conditions. Our team played superbly, as they had done all year, defeating Royal Adelaide 4.5 to 1.5. The following players contributed to our success this year: Christine Trimmer, Sophie James. Jill Hodge, Josie Hodge, Deb Christie, Cathy Symons and Jan Dale-Harris. Both the Grade 2 and Cleek teams had solid seasons without tasting the success of reaching the finals. Club Pennant celebrations were held on the evening of the pennant finals and took the form of a cocktail party. During the evening, Jill Hodge was announced as the Women’s Pennant Player of the Year. Our ANNUAL MEETING occurred on 27th October and was held on a beautiful spring day. At the meeting we farewelled Jeanne Scardigno, Jean Roberts and Jill Gehling from the Women’s Committee and welcomed Jill Stone and Barb Deed with Jo Rawson returning for a new term. The CLUB FORSOMES were held in September. Winners were Ruth Martin/Jan Dale-Harris from runners up Cathy Symons/Janet Fleer. In B Grade, Dot Birt/Janice Fuss from runners up Jill Gehling/Wendy Vaughan; and in C Grade Helen Sallis/ Jan Wheatley from runners up Pam Bown/Marg McCann.

THE RHONDA WATSON BROOCH was held in August in cold, wet and windy weather. This year we had 20 teams competing (19 last year) with the Glenelg team of Jill Hodge, Cath Symons and Jan Dale-Harris winning the gross event with a score of 254 (19 more than last year). The Royal Adelaide team of Sarah King, Jill McEwin and Juliet Hugo won the Nett event with a score of 243. Club Captain, Paul McGrath, spoke to the players and Sue Tuohy represented Rhonda and presented the prizes. MAGAIN REAL ESTATE GOLF DAY The Magain Real Estate golf day was very successful and enjoyed by 97 players in fine and sunny conditions playing in a 4BBB competition. The course cart loaded with champagne and orange juice proved to be a hit with the ladies again, particularly if their golf was a bit below par. The winners were Jane. Bellgrove, Peta Laundy and Judy Holst, with a score of 51 points from Jeanne Scardigno, Jill Gehling, Cathy Johnson and Jo Rawson on 49 points. Our thanks go to Jane for once again organising the generous sponsorship. This is one of the most popular events on our golfing calendar. Another wonderful day with the generosity of Jane Nelson and Barry Magain knowing no bounds. The many voucher prizes are extremely generous and appreciated by the winners. Proceeds went towards Junior Golf at Glenelg.

HOSPITALITY DAY. A fabulous day with perfect weather enjoyed by 120 players, including 41 visitors and 79 members, in the middle of a heat wave. Phil Greig, General Manager of City Mazda, made the day special with his generous sponsorship, not to mention the chocolates and Baileys along with fruit and other drinks available from the course cart. One of our visitors was thrilled to win the raffle consisting of a Saturday night at McCracken Golf Club, 2 games of golf and a luxury Mazda for the weekend. The winners of the day just happened to be Phil’s wife, Wendy and Cath Symons. OPEN WEEK. In October, we hosted silver players in a stroke event in Open Week where country players come to try out the city courses. Thank you to those spotters- you were certainly needed! Glenelg had no representatives at any Open week events, apart from Deb Christie from Lameroo, who is one of our A1 pennant players. LONGEST MORNING TEA. Once again, the Ladies Committee excelled in providing slices for members to purchase with coffee. The catering staff were very generous in donating several prizes for the raffle and a total of $435.50 was forwarded to the Cancer Council.

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Cover story Report by David Brand, General Manager

Many new initiatives were introduced to the Club’s match programme during 2009, culminating in the 2009 Club Championships and Trophy Presentation Dinner on Sunday, 22nd November. Among the new initiatives was the introduction of the men’s A Grade, B Grade and C Grade Plates; handicap matchplay events designed to encourage more members to enter our prestigious championships and provide players with an opportunity to experience a different style of golf which very few members would have ever played in their golfing careers. Along with the Plate events, the regular Club Championship events were played, and despite a late change of date to accommodate the many members visiting Melbourne to watch Tiger Woods, entries and interest in the events were well up on previous years. Qualifying for the B & C Grade Championships, A, B & C Grade Plates and the Senior Championship were held over consecutive Saturdays in late October, while the 36 hole

2009 club championships With the introduction of new events, almost double the players of previous years, a change of date to accommodate Tiger, and a battle that lasted the full 36 holes, this years’ Club Championship Events were some of the best and most eventful seen at Glenelg in recent times.


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Qualifying Rounds for the Club Championship were played on Sunday, 1st November 2009. After recently joining the Club again following a 6 month stint at Glenelg in 2006 whilst on a school exchange, our favourite German import, Lukas Richter, managed to highlight to everyone how much his golf had improved whilst home in Germany, taking out the RF Stevens Trophy, as leading qualifier, with rounds of 74, 73. James McDonald was two shots further back in 2nd place. Scraping in to 8th place in a playoff was Simon Connelly who, following a 3-year stint on the bench raising his young family, returned to his other favourite past-time to pursue his dream of a Club Championship win at Glenelg. Simon certainly showed promise early in the quarter finals, swiftly taking out the leading qualifer 2/1 and then disposing of 5th qualifer, Anthony Olsen, 5/4. On the other side of the draw, games were fought much more closely with James McDonald advancing through to the 36 Hole Final by overcoming 7th qualifer Luke Bashford 2/1, and then out-playing defending champion, Steve Leyshan in another close match, 2/1. A week off between the quarter & semi finals and the 36 hole final gave players the opportunity to visit Kingston Heath in Melbourne for a rare opportunity to see the world’s best golfer, Tiger Woods, compete in the Australian Masters. He did not disappoint, taking home the title in a classic display of shot making. Perhaps this was inspiration for some in the lead up to the finals, or perhaps not, but it is fair to say that any golfer who took advantage of the opportunity would be inspired in one way or another. Going into the Club Championship final, it was anybody’s guess who would take it out. On one side was an experienced campaigner who had been

unsuccessful in two previous finals but had been a member of two winning Simpson Cup teams for Glenelg. Simon Connelly had the determination and passion to win. In the other corner was James McDonald, a young, reasonably inexperienced player by comparison, but equally as passionate and determined to get his name on the honour board. The match itself lived up to expectations, and whilst the early golf was a bit rusty, both players stepped up their efforts after lunch. After going into lunch 1 up, Simon raced ahead to be 4 up through 21 holes before James started the slow climb back. By the 27th hole, the match was evenly poised and pressure was mounting. It became a survival of the fittest over the remaining nine holes, and after both players birdied the 10th hole, the scene was set for a fight to the finish. A miraculous recovery from the hay saved the 11th hole for Simon, but a birdie on the 12th allowed James to take the upper hand. An easy par at the 13th took James to 2 up, but a solid shot into the par 3 14th allowed Simon to get one back. James then won the 15th and with the 16th hole halved, James went into the tight 17th, 2 up with 2 holes remaining. After a wayward tee shot, James only managed bogey while Simon calmly stroked in a 4 foot par putt to bring the match back to 1 up with one hole to play. The final hole proved to be the toughest for both competitors. After pulling his drive left, Simon was unlucky to catch the trees on the corner for his second and third shots. Meanwhile, James played two solid shots to within 100 metres of the green, but then managed to airmail his third into the back hollow. Simon played to the front edge of the green for five and putted up close for a certain double bogey. It was then over to James to safely negotiate the back hollow and

two putt for victory. Despite an aggressive attempt that rolled almost 15 feet by the hole, James managed to control his nerves, and with a carfeully lagged putt to the hole, Simon conceded the putt and the Championship. This was the first Club Championship win for James, who is also a member of the Club’s course staff, employed in the vital role of Irrigation Coordinator. Since his appointment earlier this year, many members would have seen James on the course, working in the trenches installing the Club’s new irrigation systems. Despite the workload, James has always found time after work to concentrate on his golf game, with the hard work finally paying off. The 2009 Club Championship final was another great match, with some outstanding golf played by two well deserving members. It was a fitting end to a season of change and initiative aimed at increasing participation and variety, and demonstrating further how Glenelg Golf Club is now “The Club of Choice” for its members and guests. Qualifying Scores (RF Stevens Trophy) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

L. Richter J. McDonald S. Leyshan M. McGowan A. Olsen H. Grebenshikoff L. Bashford S. Connelly

74, 73, 147 76, 73, 149 74, 77, 151 78, 75, 153 77, 76, 153 78, 82, 160 81, 80, 161 79, 84, 163

Quarter Finals S. Connelly def. L. Richter 2/1 A. Olsen def. M. McGowan 2/1 J. McDonald def. L. Bashford 2/1 S. Leyshan def. H. Grebenshikoff 5/3 Semi Finals S. Connelly def. A. Olsen 5/4 J. McDonald def. S. Leyshan 2/1 36 Hole Final J. McDonald def. S. Connelly at 36th glenelg golf club magazine | page


2009 club championships

Todd Alexander A Grade Plate

Chris Gebhardt B Grade Champion

Chris Thorpe B Grade Plate

Jarrett Moyse C Grade Champion

Peter Owen Senior Champion

Christine Trimmer won her fourth Women’s Club Championship in June, defeating Jill Hodge in a closely fought match on the 18th hole.


In the B Grade Championship, Wendy Vaughan defeated Annette Rieniets, while Julie Moir beat Libby Trim in the C Grade Final.

Senior Championship Quarter Finals C. James def. B. Dawson W. Humphries def. D. Allen 6/5 P. Owen def. G. Hallion 2/1 D. Prider def. R. Vandegraaff 7/5 Semi Finals W. Humphries def. C. James 2/1 P. Owen def. D. Prider at 21st Final P. Owen def. W. Humphries 1up

B Grade Championship Quarter Finals P. Appleton def. R. McKeon 6/5 C. Gebhardt def. D. Meates 7/6 R. Faithfull def. J. Oatey 4/2 C. Manser def. G. Sterrey 4/3 Semi Finals C. Gebhardt def. P. Appleton 5/3 R. Faithfull def. C. Manser Final C. Gebhardt def. R. Faithfull 2/1

C Grade Championship Quarter Finals R. Sheridan def. G. Bromley 3/1 W. Sands def. N. Gehling 2/1 B. Pope def. D. Tucker 5/4 J. Moyse def. I. Daebeler at 19th Semi Finals R. Sheridan def. W. Sands at 19th J. Moyse def. B. Pope 4/3 Final J. Moyse def. R. Sheridan 1up

A Grade Plate Quarter Finals C. Burns def. A. Nash 1up T. Alexander def. G. Bennett 2up A. Doyle def. I. Foord 3/2 J. Noble def. P. Lea 3/2 Semi Finals T. Alexander def. C. Burns 5/4 A. Doyle def. J. Noble 4/3 Final T. Alexander def. A. Doyle 4/3

B Grade Plate Quarter Finals M. Brown def. B. Kelly 3/1 C. Thorpe def. W. Traljic M. Sheridan def. P. Reece J. Georgiadis def. S. Raschella 1up Semi Finals C. Thorpe def. M. Brown 6/5 M. Sheridan def. J. Georgiadis 6/5 Final C. Thorpe def. M. Sheridan 4/2

C Grade Plate Quarter Finals T. Vaughan def. M. Carn 2/1 J. McRae def. S. Dean 6/4 S. Caplygin def. T. Davies 4/3 D. Rosenhain def. P. Hoiles 2/1 Semi Finals J. McRae def. T. Vaughan 1up S. Caplygin def. D. Rosenhain 8/7 Final J. McRae def. S. Caplygin


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Boy’s Junior Championship In a battle of wills stretching the full 18 holes, Jak Carter took out his second Boy’s Junior Championship, defeating luckless Michael “Rat” Ratajewski in a stunning match of quality golf and sportsmanship.

In a match that could have gone either way, Jak came from behind to steal victory in the 2009 Boy’s Junior Championship, holing a 10 foot putt on the 18th green to claim the title. It was Jak’s second title, after winning in 2007. On their way to reaching the final, Jak beat Will Carman in the semi-final whilst Rat defeated Sam Hynes in a close battle, 2&1. The final started full of fire, with Rat making birdie up the 1st hole, and Jak returning favour with birdies up 2 and 4 to go 2 up. Rat fought back to be 1 up at the turn, but when he found the wetland off the tee on 17, Jak pounced on the opportunity, winning the hole and getting the score back to square. With the match all square coming up the last, Jak dunked his drive in the drink right whilst Rat played safe, laying up short of the water. Rat’s 2nd shot was played to about 150m from the green, whilst Jak dropped

and smashed 3-wood to about 80m out. Faced with a howling headwind, Rat turned over his approach ever-soslightly, unlucky to find the greenside water and a penalty drop. Jak played safely to the rear of the green. Rat chipped to 8 feet and Jak putted up to approx. 10 feet. Very calmly, Jak lined up his putt and solidly struck it into the back of the hole, leaving Rat with a pressure 8footer to force a play-off. It was not to be as the putt snuck past the left edge of the hole, handing victory to Jak. In the Handicap Championship, Henry Duregon displayed a fighting spirit to defeat left-handed newcomer, Braeden Kelly, on the 18th. Braeden had previously won the Winter Handicap Matchplay Trophy, going through undefeated, but his winning streak could not continue, with Henry holing a 12 foot putt on the 18th to win.

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Clubhouse Christmas Specials Wines by the bottle... Glenelg Golf Club Shiraz............................................................. $10.50 Glenelg Golf Club Sparkling Shiraz...........................................$11.90 Rockford Basket Press ( limit of 3 ).........................................$50.50 Amadio Rosso.................................................................................$12.90 Amadio Sauvignon Blanc............................................................ $14.00 Katlenburger Sparkling Strawberry............................................ $9.00 Grant Burge Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut.............................. $24.90 Killawarra Champagne or Dusk Champagne........................... $9.90

Christmas Discount Special Receive 10% off all takeaway wine, spirits and cartons of beer between Tuesday, 1st December 2009 and Thursday, 24th December 2009. * Does not apply to purchases using Wallet Account

Forgotten to buy a gift for someone? Come in and see our display of Gift ideas. Come in and have a look through the Wine Cellar, you never know what treasures you will find. And if you have any special requests for Christmas please let us know and if we don’t stock it we can do our best to order it in for you. page

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Bistro Dates January Closed

Wednesday 2nd

Twilight Golf - Bistro Open

Friday 8th

Booked out

Wednesday 13th

Twilight Golf - Bistro Open

Friday 15th

Twilight Golf - Bistro Open

Wednesday 20th Twilight Golf - Bistro Open Friday 22nd

Twilight Golf - Bistro Open

Wednesday 27th

Twilight Golf - Bistro Open

Friday 29th

Twilight Golf - Bistro Open

February Wednesday 3rd

Twilight Golf – Bistro Open

Friday 5th

Glenelg Golf Club Quiz Night

Wednesday 10th

Twilight Golf – Bistro Open

Friday 12th

Twilight Golf - Bistro Open

Wednesday 17th

Twilight Golf – Bistro Open

Friday 19th

Twilight Golf - Bistro Open

Wednesday 24th

Twilight Golf – Bistro Open

Friday 26th

Twilight Golf - Bistro Open

The Golfers Bistro is also open for Lunch on Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00pm to 2:30pm. Bookings are essential for lunch and dinner.

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all proceeds go towards junior golf


Friday 1st

6.30pm friday 5th february $20 per head includes supper

tables of 10 book now

at Reception (08) 8295 3793

Phone (08) 8350 3212 to make your booking.

Coffee Club Purchase five cups of Vittoria coffee and receive your sixth cup for FREE. Present your used card to the Members Bar or Bistro for your FREE Coffee. E FRE E E F COF Coffees purchased on lost cards will not be redeemed.

Join the Glenelg Coffee Club today Purchase five Vittoria coffees and receive your sixth coffee free. It costs nothing to join! Collect your Coffee Club card next time you are at the Club. Cards are available at the Members Bar, Golfers Bar and Bistro. glenelg golf club magazine | page


Around the Traps News from around the Glenelg golfing community. If you have any newsworthy items relating to Glenelg members, email the details to:

State Representatives. Congratulations to Josie Hodge and Matt McGowan on their recent selections in their respective State teams for the Australian Interstate Series in Melbourne, held in September. Josie Hodge was selected in the Women’s State Team to play at Peninsula Golf Club on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, whilst Matt McGowan represented the State in the Colts side at Keysborough Golf Club in Melbourne’s southeast. Both players performed well, with the Women’s team falling just short of claiming the national title. Also, a special mention to Michael Ratajewski and Jak Carter who recently represented SA in the SA vs Victoria Junior Match at Millicent Golf Club in the state’s south east. SA successfully defended its title.

Tiger Experience. Former Club Champion and current Trainee Professional, Adrian Wickstein, got up close and personal with Tiger Woods whilst on assignment in Melbourne. Adrian caddied for local professional golfer, Peter Cooke, in the Australian Masters, earning the opportunity to be inside the ropes on the practice range whilst Tiger warmed up. According to Adrian, the renowned 3-wood stinger that Tiger is famous for lives up to its reputation. Adrian watched in awe whilst Tiger blasted 3-wood after 3-wood into the wind, dead straight, and nothing short of 250 metres. Adrian also crossed paths with Tiger outside the Kingston Heath Clubhouse, and opted to wisely stand aside as Tiger and his entourage walked past.

Governor’s Cup. The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, visited the Club in August for the annual Legacy Governor’s Cup. The Governor is pictured left with Club Captain, Paul McGrath. This event has been played at Glenelg every year since 1949, and is the final of an annual competition involving almost 2,000 golfers from almost 100 clubs around South Australia. The event, run by Legacy, has raised over $1 million in its 60 year history. The Club remains a proud supporter of Legacy by offering our facilities, free of charge, for the event. Men’s Club Foursomes Events. As part of the Club’s strategy to increase participation in golf events throughout the year, the Men’s Club Foursomes Championship was expanded in 2009 to incorporate an 18 Hole A Grade, B Grade and C Grade Championship, as well as the traditional 36 Hole Foursomes Championship. The popularity of the event was acknowledged with almost double the number of pairings entering the 36 Hole and 18 Hole events compared with previous years. The event was followed by a BBQ and presentations on the Golfer’s Bar Balcony, with friends and family invited to join players. The atmosphere was typically Glenelg; relaxed, enjoyable but more importantly, casual.

Mat t McG owan & Da vid Brand, Club Capta with in, Paul M cGrath

Club Foursomes & A Grade Champions: Matt McGowan & David Brand B Grade Foursomes Champions: Brian Daniels & Steve McKee C Grade Foursomes Champions: Peter Wilson & Rob Schmidt


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with Steve McKee, Brian Daniels & Paul McGrath Club Captain,

Pro Shop Christmas Specials Callaway HX Pearl

Callaway i tour



the n i t n e p s 0 $5 For every ber, m e c e D n i Pro Shop or a f w a r d a go into

! r e h c u o v l e v a r t $500

Ladies Solaire Club


14 Piece Set incl Bag


9 Piece Set incl Bag

Club Logo Shirts Men’s & Women’s All colours & sizes

Other Christmas Gift Ideas Thank you all for your support throughout the year Merry Christmas and Great Golfing in the New Year. Ron, Adrian, Paul & Sam

Leather Gloves $15 or 2 for $25

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junior golf The Glenelg Golf Club Junior Development Program provides the opportunity for Junior members and potential members, regardless of their ability, to improve, learn, enjoy and respect all that the game of golf and Glenelg Golf Club membership have to offer.

South Coast Junior Trip Fleurieu Golf Club | McCracken Country Club | Links Lady Bay Report by Will Carman On Wednesday, 7th October, 12 juniors and 4 awesome parents left Glenelg Golf Club at approximately 9.15 am to arrive at the Fleurieu Golf Club at 10.30am. We left with only one or two clouds in the sky and about 21 degrees to arrive with an overcast, windy and freezing 14 degrees. It was a very entertaining day with a few snake sightings, one player forgetting to bring his golf shirts and with others losing so many golf balls, it resulted in walking away with only a couple left in our golf bags.


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Still, some very good golf was played with Henry Duregon, Josh Hodgson, James Georgiadis and Jack Hynes taking out the day with a 7 under par ambrose score, with birdies on the last four holes. These guys had a very convincing win over everyone else; the closest group only managed 3 under par - so an easy win.

The next day was an 8.00am breakfast which meant a 7.30am rise - a struggle for some of us. However, the breakfast did not disappoint anyone. A buffet breakfast does go down very nicely after 18 holes the day before and in preparation for 18 holes for some and 36 holes for others.

After golf, we all had some lunch and packed up and travelled to McCracken Country Club.

The course was in great condition with the morning’s best score by Michael Ratajewski with 37 points including 4 pars, 5 birdies and a lot of other good scores.

After checking in and other stuff was done we had dinner. After dinner (which was very good!) we all hit the pool and spa which was a lot of fun!

There was an optional 18 holes in the afternoon and many chose to do that.

South Coast Trip Attendees (from l-r) Trevor Mullins, James Georgiadis, Henry Duregon, Sam Williams, Will Carman, Jack Hynes, Cale Morgan, Josh Hodgson, Lachie Mullins, Ben Toohey, Paul Duregon, Sam Raschella, David Gillespie, Steve Deally, Michael Ratajewski & Sam Hynes

new junior members wanted

Michael Ratajewsk i

get your mates to join now!!!

Contact us now for more details on how affordable Junior membership is for your mates

Steve Deally

Phone (08) 8295 3793

Sam Hynes Will Carman

Golf SA Summer Junior Open Events Golf SA run a series of Junior Open Events throughout the summer school holiday season at various golf clubs around Adelaide. As with previous years, the Glenelg Golf Club Foundation will pay entry fees for all Juniors wanting to play in these events.

n Josh Hodgso

The best score in the afternoon was Sam Raschella. Scores were a lot better in the afternoon, which set the standard for a good day at Links Lady Bay on the Friday. Lady Bay proved quite a challenge and the scores showed. There was one prime example of Steve Deally, who was very glad we were playing Stableford because on the 13th hole, he walked away with a 15 on the hole, which everyone found quite funny. Even with that hole, Steve managed to have a great round and finished with 34 points. This was the best score between all of us. Combined with Steve’s 36 points at McCracken, he took out the trip tournament with a combined score of 70 points. The South Coast trip was an awesome trip and on behalf of all the juniors who attended, I would like to thank the Club, Paul Duregon, Jackie Hodgson, David Gillespie, Trevor Mullins and David Brand for the time and effort that they put into the trip. Also, thank you to all the juniors who came on the trip and made it an awesome time.

Ben Toohey

However, it remains your responsibility to collect entry forms, fill them out and bring them into the Administration Office so that we can arrange payment prior to the closing dates. We will not pay for late entries into events. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Golf SA website -

“one-for-one” range membership offer With the assistance of the Glenelg Golf Club Foundation, all junior members now have the opportunity to practice harder and more often than ever before! Effective from 1st January 2010, all junior members will be entitled to receive a “one-for-one” range membership offer with the Pro Shop. The Glenelg Golf Club Foundation will be subsidising half the cost of your range membership. To be eligible to receive this additional junior membership benefit, you must join the Pro Shop’s range membership any time on or after 1st January 2010. Your initial cost will be $100, with the Glenelg Golf Club Foundation matching that amount, giving you 100 small buckets (or 50 large buckets). Further top-ups of your range membership throughout the year will also be matched by the Foundation. Now you have absolutely no excuses for not hitting the range and improving your golf game! For more information, speak to Ron, Paul, Sam or Adrian in the Pro Shop. glenelg golf club magazine | page


golf etiquette tips Several members have commented to us recently about a lack of understanding by some golfers of general golf etiquette.

General Etiquette

more than » Groups should have no by Pro Here are some tips for ALL members to consider 4 players unless approved Shop staff or the Starter. when playing at Glenelg. to the Pro » All players must report Shop prior to hit off. Care of the Course m the 1st During the game » Always fill divots with sand » All rounds must start fro Shop tee unless approved by Pro carried in your sand bucket. » Always mark you ball so that it staff or the Starter. can be easily identified. » Repair your plug mark and at least join your one other every time you are on » Always allow others to » Hit ONLY when the players in n4 tha s group if you have les the green. front are out of range. If in players. doubt, wait a few more minutes » Rake bunkers carefully to avoid ball in the before hitting. causing bad lies for players » Players must not put a your race until all players from behind you. » Always watch where each group are ready to play. players’ ball finishes to avoid » Avoid taking buggies through ests are lengthy delays when looking. » Ensure you and your gu areas of native grasses and rough. ulations aware of all rules and reg » Stand still and avoid making » Put all rubbish and cigarette butts ssment. to avoid possible embarra noise whilst other players are into bins located on every tee. ch fellow hitting. » Above all else, treat ea » Treat your golf course with respect e sam member with the » If you are struggling to respect at all times. . you would expect yourself maintain pace, call the group behind through.

Play “Ready Golf”

slow play

ON THE TEE clear the group ahead is » Tee off as soon as dy first, or rea is o r, the player wh » Forget the hono hits first the shortest hitter, ON THE FAIRWAY ll d directly to your ba » Move quickly an ting hit are rs he ot t whils » Prepare your shot lls finish ba ’ ur playing partners » Watch where yo nutes mi 2 er aft d group behin » Call through the t balls los for h arc se it d lim looking for a ball an to 5 minutes

ON THE GREEN d next tee tween the green an » Leave clubs be ng and putttti ile others are pu » Study putts wh ble out whenever possi n ter leaving the gree af s ard ec or sc » Mark CART WHEN DRIVING A d then er at his/her ball an rtn pa ur yo » Drop continue to your s


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Slow play continues to raise its ugly head on regular occasions at Glenelg, causing frustration to all those who are caught up in long rounds. Please remember, a STABLEFORD or PAR round at Glenelg should take no longer than four hours, whilst a STROKE round will general take slightly longer on a bad day! The low handicapper in your group has the authority to remind the group of its obligation to maintain proper position in the field. Every person on the golf course is responsible for the pace of play. Stop blaming others and think about how you can improve your pace of play.

Let’s all aim for rounds of under 4 hours. THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR SLOW PLAY.

Glenelg Golf Club Magazine - December 2009  
Glenelg Golf Club Magazine - December 2009  

Glenelg Golf Club Magazine - December 2009