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Jean Russell Salver

This trophy began in 1979 when it was decided that the SWDGA Championship event was becoming too crowded to limit just to pennant players; so the Executive decided to have the second day Canadian Foursomes and to open the Championship to all silver division players and club champions. In 1980 the executive decided to name the Canadian Foursomes the Jean Russell Salver and in 1989 it was made the pennant presentation day and separated from the Championship. The Jean Russell Salver was named for Mrs Russell, as her contribution to the SWDGA was quite considerable.

Mrs. Russell was Torquay delegate for several years; President of SWDGA in 1968 and became Secretary in 1970 a position she held until 1984; was Treasurer in 1985 and in 1986 Mrs. Russell was named the 2nd Life Member of the SWDLGA an honour which thrilled her greatly. Mrs. Russell died in 2000.

EVENT PROFILE

FRIDAY 24th May 2024 at Clifton Springs   - DRAW v1  here

$ 90/pair -  includes golf, lunch & prizes.

Entries open:     & Close : 19 May 2024  or at field capacity of 120 players

EVENT 1: The Jean Russell Salver to be awarded to the best 18 Hole Nett score.  Trophy to be held by the winning club for twelve months.  

EVENT 2:  18 Holes GROSS

EVENT 3 : 18  Holes NETT

 Past winners

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Joye Burton Salver

This event honours the work of Joye Burton, who after being a delegate since 1985 became a member of the SWDLGA committee in 1989, the year in which the District became incorporated.

In 1999 a wind-up day for Sunday Pennant was inaugurated and in 2000 the event was renamed the ‘Joye Burton Salver’, with the unanimous support of the SWD committee.  In 2006, Joye was made a Life Member in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the District.

EVENT PROFILE

SUNDAY 26TH MAY 2024 @ CURLEWIS G.C      

EVENT 1The Joye Burton Salver – awarded to the team returning the best overall 4BBB Stableford score for 18 holes.  Teams of 2. 

  • Restricted to players who have played at least one game of Sunday SWGA Pennant in 2024.

 The Salver trophy to be held by the winning club for twelve months.   

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

 past winners

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Women's Clinic Day

Event Profile

Totally professional and totally fun, this clinic is designed to provide access to some of our top local teaching professionals instructing on all aspects of the game to improve your golfing experience.

Event History

The Clinic is an all-day annual event held at the wonderful Barwon Heads Golf Club practice facilities. The clinic targets women players of a 25-54 handicap range. Local teaching professionals assisted by skilled local players provide skills tuition for all participants in putting, chipping, sand and approach shots. The aim of the clinic is to provide skills and drills to assist players to better their games with purpose to practice whilst enjoying a fun and social golf day out.

Conditions

  1. Open to all female members of an affiliated SWGA club within a Handicap range of GA 25-54.
  2. *A limit of 3 players from each club.  Check with your Club Captain or Women's Delegate to be included.     *Additional positions may become available if numbers permit. 
  3. $60 per player Includes: tea/coffee and muffins on arrival, soup and sandwiches during the break.

2024 DETAILS HERE 

Tips from the coaches

Women's Foursome Championship

The Mandy Buckley Foursome Championship

Initiated in 2002 and modified in 2008 to allow choice of partner from any club in the District. This event now honours the work and golf achievements of Mandy Buckley who held various committee positions from 1998 to 2019.
In 2015, Mandy Buckley was made a Life Member of the SWDLGA in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the District.

The players returning the best Overall Gross Stroke score receive the Mandy Buckley Foursomes Salver. The players returning the best overall Nett Stroke score receive Foursomes Handicap Salver.

EVENT PROFILE

MONDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2024 @ PORTARLINGTON G.C

  • Event 1 – The Mandy Buckley Foursomes Championship Salver awarded to the players returning the best 18 Hole Gross score
  • Event 2 – The Foursomes Handicap Salver awarded to the players returning the best 18 Hole Nett score.

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

RECENT PAST WINNERS – MANDY BUCKLEY FOURSOMES

  • 2019 – SHELLEY CLARK & LAUREN MCCLELAND – 13TH BEACH
  • 2020 – NOT PLAYED
  • 2021 – NOT PLAYED
  • 2022 - SUE HORNE & ALLYSON BRADNAM, 13TH BEACH
  • 2023 - MANDY BUCKLEY & SARAH JENKINS - TORQUAY

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The President's Cup

the 2023 president's cup

CUP RESULTS HERE 

9tH jULY 2023 at portarlington g.c

The President’s Cup is a Handicap Foursomes Team Event using the Pinehurst format of play.

Clubs within the SWGA enter a team of 6 comprising female/female, male/male and  male/female. The team recording the lowest net score of the combined three pairings wins the event and the coveted President's Cup trophy is held by the winning club for twelve months. 

The South Western Golf Association is pleased to provide district clubs with the opportunity to compete in the exciting event. This is a fundraiser held by SWGA as part of our partnership & commitment to Geelong Community Foundation.

Kieser Australia will be the 2023 major sponsor for this successful team’s event, ably supported by SWGA district clubs & businesses.

The success of this golf day goes beyond the golf course.

All funds raised from donations, raffles & auctions are distributed by Geelong Community Foundation to support just causes within the Geelong & District Community.

Only 112 players can play golf but anyone or any club wanting to be a part of the benefits can. Just have a proxy in the room to bid on the auctions.

Larger value items will be auctioned so come prepared to bid personally or on behalf of someone or even your club as some items may be a vaulable fundraiser for your club.  

EVENT PROFILE

Clubs within the SWGA enter a team of 6 comprising female/female, male/male and mixed pairings and the team recording the lowest nett score of the combined three pairings wins the event.

The Presidents Cup trophy to be held by the winning club for twelve months.

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

RECENT PAST WINNERS

2023 - TORQUAY GOLF CLUB

2022 - CURLEWIS GOLF CLUB

2021 - THIRTEENTH BEACH 

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Country Teams

COUNTRY WEEK 2023

On behalf of the SWGA Board & District, thanks to team managers Ann & Greg and their support crew for managing the very proud and competent South Western golf teams.  Terrific to see the men out at Yallourn on day 2 when the women were playing and they had their bye.  Whether they were checking out the course for their next round or supporting the women in their matches, either way a great look for the SWGA 

 It was reassuring to see all first-time players not only get a game but manage their matches very competently.

 Wendy Tottenham – Golf Ops SWGA

  • Read the Women's Country Week News - HERE 
  • Read the Mens Country Week News HERE   

SEE THE ACTION VIA THE GOLF AUSTRALIA WEBSITE HERE 

 **  Scroll to October 25-27 - VIC - Mens' & Women's Country Week Teams.  Click on INFO for the results.

 

 

 

Women's Championships

EVENT PROFILE

Open Championship - B Grade Championship & C Grade Championship played at  BARWON VALLEY -  Sunday 19th November & Monday 20th November.             

 TROPHY RESULTS HERE 

OVERALL RESULTS HERE  - ALL GRADES

EVENT NEWS & PHOTOS HERE 

EVENT DETAILS

The Audrey McKenzie Salver – Open Championship is awarded to the best overall 27 Hole Nett score.

The Open Championship, first played for in 1933 until 1990 over 18 holes, 36 holes until 2002 and then modified to 27 holes to date. In 1999, the Championship Salver was named and inaugurated in gratitude for the many years of service by Audrey McKenzie. Audrey held the positions of President of SWDGA and District Treasurer.

The June Gillivour Trophy – B Grade is awarded to the best Overall Gross stroke score over 18 holes for the handicap range of 19-27.9

This division with 19-29 handicaps is named for Mrs June Gillivour who had been involved with the District since 1966, and was President of the SWDGA in 1979.

The Margaret Smith TrophyC Grade is awarded to the best overall Stableford score for the handicap range 28-45.

In 2000, this handicap division is named for Margaret Smith who had been associated with the District for many years. Mrs Smith won the SWDGA Championships 6 six times.

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

RECENT PAST WINNERS - OPEN CHAMPION

  • 2019 – KATH DELLAR – EAST GEELONG
  • 2020 – NOT PLAYED
  • 2021 – MANDY BUCKLEY – TORQUAY G.C
  • 2022 - FIONA WATACH - QUEENS PARK 
  • 2023 - MOLLY O'BRIEN - CLIFTON SPRINGS

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Women's Irish Day 2024

A fun day to catch up with old friends or make new ones, a chance to introduce new players to other courses or just to get the old team back together, this event kicks off the Women’s District Events Calendar

EVENT PROFILE

Monday 5th February 2024 @ The Sands 

RESULTS BY TEAM HERE 

READ ALL ABOUT THE DAY HERE 

  • Irish 4BBB Teams

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

Women's Otway Shield Day

EVENT PROFILE

RESULTS HERE

Born out of Otway Pennant, originally formed in 1978, with participating clubs, Apollo Bay, Birregurra, Colac, Lorne & Beeac, this Shield event was introduced in approx. 1980. 

EVENT DETAILS:  Friday 1st March 2024 at Birregurra Golf Club. 9.30am Shotgun start.  Entry fee $30 includes golf, prizes & lunch. 

Open only to players from : Apollo Bay, Anglesea, Beeac, Birregurra, Barwon Valley, Clifton Springs, Colac, East Geelong, Lorne, Ocean Grove, Torquay.

A maximum of 8 players from any one club will be accepted. 

The Perpetual Otway Shield trophy will be awarded to the club with the best four Stableford scores over 18 holes.

Entries open: 1st February

Closes : 26th February  ....  or at capacity. 

PAST WINNERS

2023 - LORNE

2024

Women's Betty Kernot Knockout 2024

In 1971 Miss Betty Kernot suggested this event and the conditions were set down by her.

A Scratch Match Play event, this event is limited to a minimum combined team handicap of 20 and maximum now 50, is played against other team representatives of clubs in the District and the winners receive the Betty Kernot Scratch Foursomes Trophy which is held by the winning club for a year.

and the winners are, 13th beach & the sands - FULL RESULTS HERE FOR A DIVISION & B DIVISION 

READ ALL ABOUT & SEE PHOTOS HERE

EVENT PROFILE - 2024

Played in two Divisions, the Betty Kernot Trophy - Scratch Foursomes Matchplay Knockout will be played over 3 rounds. 

 

 CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

  • 2023 - DAELENE CRIGAN & JO CORDNER & TAYNA MCGANN - LONSDALE LINKS G.C
  • 2022 – MICHA EVANS & JENNY COTTRILL - TORQUAY G.C
  • 2021 - HELEN LARKIN & JULIE PAVLETICH - 13TH BEACH G.C
  • 2020 - JENNI COTTRILL & KATHY SIMSON - TORQUAY G.C
  • 2019 - GILL MORRISION & DEBBIE MCKEE - CURLEWIS G.C
  • 2018 – SUE BOWLER & SUELLEN ESKRIGGE - ANGLESEA G.C

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Women's Veterans Championship

In 1987 a Veterans Championship was added to the Championships. Named in honour of the first Life Member of SWDGA: Dorothy Smith.

EVENT PROFILE

Monday 8th April 2024 at Lara G.C

DOROTHY SMITH TROPHY (60-69) RESULTS HERE

VETERANS TROPHY (70 PLUS) RESULTS HERE

EVENT 1: The Dorothy Smith Veterans Trophy awarded to the best 18 Hole Stableford score for players aged 60 -69 years on the day of play. Trophy to be held by the player’s winning club for twelve months.  

EVENT 2: Senior Veterans Trophy awarded to the best 18 Hole Stableford score for players aged 70 and over.  Trophy to be held by the player’s winning club for twelve months. 

 past winners

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Women's Merit Award Badge

Initiated in 1996, to encourage women to enter and support other club’s events within the SWGA, the Merit Brooch was introduced. An award for points amassed during nominated club events. Points are awarded based on these (stroke) rounds. The player with the most points accumulated throughout the nominated season, is announced as the Badge Winner.
In 2017 the Merit Award was expanded to include Gross, Nett and Stableford. Players may win Medals in each section.

EVENT PROFILE

Points awarded to players who return the best 18 hole individual scores in nominated District and Club events. Merit Award includes a Gross, Nett & Stableford category.

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

PAST WINNERS

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Silver Salver Foursomes

Event Profile

This event, played annually between 1 May - 30 June is played as a 18 hole Stroke Foursomes event. The winners will be the players whose nett score lowers their Club Scratch Rating by the greatest number of strokes.   Up to two qualifying rounds weekend/midweek may be scheduled at your club. 

Event History

The origins of this trophy date back to 1939 where during the war, proceeds from this evnt were donated as food parcles. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Geelong Community Foundation in partnership with SWGA supporting the needs of the local community.  Read more here. 

Conditions

  1. Open to all female members of an affiliated SWGA club within a Handicap. 
  2. A limit of two qualifying rounds, weekend/midweek to be scheduled  and played betweeen 1 May 2023 and 30th June 2023
  3. Winners at Club level need to be either entered on the SWGA Golfbox, SWGA  Silver Salver or details emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  4. $2 entry per pair participating in your qualifying round to be either paid for on Golfbox or transferreed by EFT by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RESOURCES

Full Honour Board Here

Women's Rene Austin Brooch

This event is in memory of Miss Rene Austin who was the founder of the SWDGA in 1933 and instrumental in introducing pennant matches to this District; they were called Shield Matches.
Originally these events were played for on Championship Day and only available to Pennant players. In 1972 it was altered to enable all female members to participate in a preliminary Stroke round played in Club competition.
The winner of the playoff at Championship Day is the winner of the Rene Austin Brooch and the Memorials Shields are still presented to the Divisional Pennant winning clubs.

EVENT PROFILE

Sunday 17th November or Monday 18th  November 2024 @ The Sands G.C  

$1 per player in your club qualifying round. 

  • Event 1 - A qualifying round played on home club courses over 18 Holes. The player returning the best 18 Hole Nett score.
  • Event 2 – The Rene Austin Brooch – awarded to be club qualifier returning the best 18 Hole Nett score on Championship Day.

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

RECENT PAST WINNERS

  • 2023 - MEG HAYDEN - LONSDALE LINKS
  • 2022 - VICKI HANNAH - APOLLO BAY

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men's Events

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men's Open Championship

EVENT PROFILE 

2023 Winner - Dave Foster from Barwon Valley clinches SWGA Championship - read on..

Full Results and Trophies here - 2023

 2024 DATES & VENUES

Round 1 @ Colac - Sunday 14 July 2024

Round 2 @ 13th Beach  - Sunday  21 July 2024

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

RECENT PAST WINNERS – OPEN DISTRICT CHAMPION

  • 2016 – STEVE SYMONS – 13TH BEACH
  • 2017 – STEVE SYMONS – 13TH BEACH
  • 2018 – STEVE SYMONS – 13TH BEACH
  • 2019 – MATHEW WALKENHORST - CURLEWIS
  • 2020 & 2021 - NOT PLAYED
  • 2022 - CRAIG CORKER - BARWON HEADS
  • 2023 - DAVID FOSTER - BARWON VALLEY

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men's FOURSOME CHAMPIONSHIP

This prestegious event has been running since 1959 when JH Briody and WM Russell were the first winners of this district event.
The event is generously sponsored by Don Walker who has been involved over a number of years.
The event is run in conjunction with Lonsdale Links Foursomes Championship. The winning pair with the best scratch score will be declared the winners and receive the Men’s Foursomes Championship Trophy.

EVENT PROFILE

20 AUGUST 2023

At Lonsdale Links

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

RECENT PAST WINNERS

  • 2016 – WES KING & STEWART DRAYTON – 13TH BEACH
  • 2017 – JACK MURDOCH (13TH) & CHRIS CHAPMAN – EAST GEELONG
  • 2018 – JACK MURDOCH (13TH) & CHRIS CHAPMAN – EAST GEELONG
  • 2019 – MATTHEW MCFARLANE & MATHEW WALKENHORST - CURLEWIS
  • 2020 – NOT PLAYED
  • 2021 – NOT PLAYED
  • 2022 - JOHN ANDERSON & BEN MARTIN - LONSDALE LINKS

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COUNTRY TEAMS

COUNTRY WEEK 2023

On behalf of the SWGA Board & District, thanks to team managers Ann & Greg and their support crew for managing the very proud and competent South Western golf teams.  Terrific to see the men out at Yallourn on day 2 when the women were playing and they had their bye.  Whether they were checking out the course for their next round or supporting the women in their matches, either way a great look for the SWGA 

 It was reassuring to see all first-time players not only get a game but manage their matches very competently.

 Wendy Tottenham – Golf Ops SWGA

  • Read the Mens Country Week News HERE   
  • Read the Women's Country Week News - HERE

SEE THE ACTION VIA THE GOLF AUSTRALIA WEBSITE HERE 

 **  Scroll to October 25-27 - VIC - Mens' & Women's Country Week Teams.  Click on INFO for the results.

Open Events - Men & Women

The President's Cup

the 2024 president's cup

SUNDAY 7tH jULY 2024  at CLIFTON SPRINGS g.c

The President’s Cup is a Handicap Foursomes Team Event using the Pinehurst format of play.

Clubs within the SWGA enter a team of 6 comprising female/female, male/male and  male/female. The team recording the lowest net score of the combined three pairings wins the event and the coveted President's Cup trophy is held by the winning club for twelve months. 

The South Western Golf Association is pleased to provide district clubs with the opportunity to compete in the exciting event. This is a fundraiser held by SWGA as part of our partnership & commitment to Geelong Community Foundation.

Kieser Australia will be the 2024 major sponsor for this successful team’s event, ably supported by SWGA district clubs & businesses.

The success of this golf day goes beyond the golf course.

All funds raised from donations, raffles & auctions are distributed by Geelong Community Foundation to support just causes within the Geelong & District Community.

Only 112 players can play golf but anyone or any club wanting to be a part of the benefits can. Just have a proxy in the room to bid on the auctions.

Larger value items will be auctioned so come prepared to bid personally or on behalf of someone or even your club as some items may be a vaulable fundraiser for your club.  

EVENT PROFILE

Clubs within the SWGA enter a team of 6 comprising female/female, male/male and mixed pairings and the team recording the lowest nett score of the combined three pairings wins the event.

The Presidents Cup trophy to be held by the winning club for twelve months.

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

RECENT PAST WINNERS

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The Neville Drayton Cup

EVENT PROFILE

Held Sunday 9th December 2023 at East Geelong G.C  - Read the event wrap here 

Neville Drayton represented the Geelong district in Country teams and was a stalwart of the district open week. Held the position of secretary for The Geelong District Golf Association for over 20 years. He made a profound contribution to the broader Geelong and district golf community

Played as a teams event and single Stableford with the aggregate 3 scores from each SWGA affiliated club team used to decide the winner. 

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

RECENT PAST WINNERS

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The Colin Campbell Cup

EVENT PROFILE

Sunday 8th October 2023 at Clifton Springs Golf Club. 

**Free Enrty - Free Food - Free Golf & Free Drinks**

EVENT HISTORY - First played in 1930 as an interclub event. Original clubs were Queenscliff, Barwon Heads, East Geelong, Londsdale, & Torquay.

Now played as a team event consisting of 4 club members, men & women, playing single stableford with the best three scores counting towards the Colin Campbell Cup. 

Open to all members of affiliated SWGA clubs.  

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

RECENT PAST WINNERS

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The Jack Donaldson Trophy

EVENT PROFILE

This event commenced in 1983 to commemorate Jack Donaldson who was a Geelong and District golfer and held Life Memberships at East Geelong and Curlewis Golf Clubs and also held membership at Barwon Heads GC.  He was a former VGA Councilor and was a rules specialist.

Jack passed away in 1982 and this event was inaugurated in his memory.  This is a single stableford event for men & women. 

TBC

Event 1: 18 Hole Individual Stableford

Winner will be awarded the Jack Donaldson Trophy. 

CONDITIONS & RESOURCES

RECENT PAST WINNERS

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