Trophy Night 2020

On Saturday the 28th of November, the Club celebrated its Annual Trophy Presentations Night to recognise the performance of member’s in the Club’s major events throughout the 2020 year. The evening was enjoyed by all in attendance with an excellent dinner provided by Alison Quinn and her assistants. President Chris welcomed all in attendance and the trophies were presented by Captain Rick.

 

Club Champion – Peter Lea

B Grade Champion – Steve Dart

C Grade Champion – Darryl Down

Overall Men’s Nett – Byron Anderson

Ladies Champion - Leza Thornton

Ladies B Grade Champion – Pat Hardcastle

Overall Ladies Nett – Leza Thornton

Foursomes Champions – John Cotton, Rick Dance

Foursomes Nett – Howard Edgington, Darryl Down

Ladies Foursomes Champions – Leza Thornton, Lee Bennett

Mixed Foursomes Nett – Pat Hardcastle, Jack Hardcastle

Mixed Foursomes Champions – Ricky Wright, Jan Darke

Medalist of Medalists – Len Evans

Captains Award – Gavin Todd

Update 23rd May 2020

At last, good news for Swansea Golf Club members, we are able to make the first step back to some level of normality. Although we are unable to use the clubhouse for normal trading, we are able to conduct competitions again, but everyone must abide by the rules. Saturday competitions will recommence from the 30th of May and the Chicken Run has restarted as of 20th of May. The Wednesday Ladies competition will commence at 9.45 as a rolling start.

Conditions of play will be:

  • Social distancing must be observed.
  • Competition will be limited to members only
  • Rolling start times to commence from 10.00am
  • Time sheet will be posted on the notice board near the green fee box.
  • The schedule will be, arrive, pay, play, go home.
  • Winners will be posted on the club website
  • The clubhouse will only be open for registering to play and conveniences. There is to be no congregating in the clubhouse
  • Members will mark their own cards.
  • Treat all bunkers as ground under repair
  • Leave the flagstick in the hole at all times.
  • The use of motorised golf carts by one person only

Report from the President 1st May 2020

Hello Members.

A brief update on what is happening at your Club.

We all understand the pressures applied to us during these times of uncertainty in dealing with our day to day change of habits due to Covid19. What is extremely pleasing to see is that at least on this side of the State, people are adhering, monitoring and changing their behaviours to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Our hearts go out to those who may have friends or loved ones who are finding it difficult, but I know that in true fashion, you would be assisting them in any way possible to broach the hurdle.

As you are aware there are restrictions upon the Club and its functions, however the pleasing aspect is that we can still play socially on course so long as the current social distancing rule is applied. At time of writing this, the rule is a maximum of 18 players on our course at any one time, i.e.. A pairing of 2 players per hole. And from my observations, this rule is working very well with those who have participated for practice and exercise.

With anything, there is still the ongoing work that needs to be done to ensure the golf course remains available to members for their enjoyment. Course maintenance has continually been a function completed by a dedicated small band of volunteers and our appreciation to those by all members should be forthright in our minds. The course is looking immaculate at present, what with the recent rains together with weed eradication programs and fertiliser spreading, grass is looking good.

However, with our income revenue streams taking a huge hit due to the restrictions in operations, and the costs associated with continuing course maintenance, including equipment purchases, the Clubs financial balances will be suffering a little, but we do expect that we will see our way clear and still be in a relatively strong position when we are allowed to operate as normal once restrictions subside.

We certainly will have a well-presented golf course that we can all be proud to say we are members.

I must mention a couple of things,

              One of our long-term members recently had her 80th birthday, congratulations Alison D.

              And it is good to see Malcolm up and about again after his recent health scare.

Stay safe everyone, keep in contact by phone, social media or skype with friends and family, even to just say hello.

Cheers for now

Chris Howell

President.    

COVID-19 Update: 29th March 2020

As a result of the ongoing changes to legislation by Federal and State Governments together with directives from Golf Australia concerning the COVID-19 situation, it has been decided Swansea Golf Club will cease all forms of member competition for an undetermined period of time.

The President and Committee hope normal activities will return as soon as practical, however the health and interest of the community at large as well as our members must take precedence.

Although this decision will not please all, your indulgence is sought. As our email address list does not cover all members, it would be appreciated if this advice could be passed on to all concerned.

Please continue to support your club, look after yourself, your family and friends and play your part in slowing the spread of this virus.