Congratulations to the Echunga C1 men's pennant team. They beat McLaren Vale on 7th July at Aston HIlls GC, 4 1/2 to 2 1/2. The final team was: Warren (Wazza) Ryan, Peter "Angry" Anderson, Darren "Bloody" Wilson, Ray (The Pres) D'Alessandro, Rob (Skip) Eibisch, Martin Henderson and Wazza 's Twin Andy Amberg (front). Thanks to the caddies and the gallery on the day you were a great support to the players.
Congratulations to Joel Haslett who has been appointed as our new course superintendent. Joel is a great greenkeeper, a long- time member of our club, a pretty fair golfer and a good bloke. Everyone here at the club wishes him all the very best.
The committee, along with Joel, is currently interviewing suitable candidates for the other vacant grounds role.
Joel and his new team will ensure that the excellent quality of our little gem of a course is maintained and improved.
Congratulations to both women's pennant teams for their wins today. The finals were played at Mt Compass in beautiful weather and with good spirits and comraderie. The format was Handicap Match-play and several games went to the 18th and 19th holes.
Div 2 Hills defeated Manum 3-2
Winning team: Lisa Gray, Sue Maddern, Esther Burt, Janeen Coleman, Pam Gray
Div 3 defeated Victor Harbor 4 1/2 - 1/2
Winning team: Sue Telfer, Jeanette Raynor, Pat Umlauf, Libby Pride, Janet Petherick
Thanks also to the following players who contributed to the minor rounds to get both of our teams to the finals: Kathy Clarke, Val Nairne, Wendy Jackson and Elizabeth Handsaker.
Ongoing care of the 18th green is continuing. The hole will re-open as soon as the grass has recovered.
The temporary hole will remain in play and will be played as the 10th hole.
As a result of the Vision 2025 survey, a mixed 9-hole competition will begin from May 1st 2019.
Echunga Golf Club have pledged to support Golf Australia's strategy to generate greater female participation, involvement and inclusion in golf.
We will strive to make golf at Echunga a welcoming and positive experience. To do this, we would appreciate your input via participation in a survey.
Please pass this on to your family and friends as we are interested in hearing from both golfers and non-golfers.
All questions require an answer or comment and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.
For further information, please see the video presentation from 7th March
The committee has received a letter of resignation from our Golf Course Superintendent, John Kirkham.
John has been offered a position working on a rural property close to his home.
John has worked for EGC for 13 years starting as an apprentice working his way up to his current position. He has always given his heart and soul to his job and the club.
We thank John for his contribution to the club and congratulate him on winning his new position. We also wish him well for his future endeavours.
John's final day with us will be the 26th of April.
The extreme weather threatened for Saturday 2nd March has forced the club to postpone the semi finals of the Club Championship. The semi finals will now be held on Saturday 9th March with the finals on Saturday 16th March.
The course will be close until 1300 on 7th January 2019 - we are hosting a Veteran's Day.
Most members will be aware that the new Rules of Golf are to commence on January 1st 2019.
There are pamphlets outlining the most significant changes available in the clubhouse as well as new rules of golf booklets. For those with smartphones an app is also available for both Apple and Android phones - just search New Golf Rules or R&A in the appropriate app store.
In addition there are plenty of web sites with details and summaries of the new rules. One of these can be found here.