A big thank you also must go to the committee members, members and community members who volunteered their time to complete the upgrade of the kitchen.
The 2019 Season Calendar is here. Click for PDF
Please note that the calendar is subject to minor changes throughout the year, please check the weekly club emails
Dates for Major Events 2019
- March 23rd – WorkPac Opening Day Ambrose
- April 6th – Foursomes Club Championship
- May 25th & 26th – Sandvik Desert Classic – 2 Person Ambrose at Woomera GC (Saturday) and Roxby Downs GC (Sunday)
- July 6th & 7th – Roxby Downs Open Championship
- September 21st & 22nd – Club Championships
- November 2nd – Closing Day Ambrose sponsored by Xylem Australia
Hi All Roxby Downs Golf Club Members,
Welcome to the week of our Club Championships for 2018. What a weekend it’s going to be, with the forecast predicting both Saturday and Sunday being great days around 20 degrees, with winds between 10 to 15km/h over the weekend. What fabulous conditions for golf. You will all be glad to hear that Glen has put in some hard yards over the week, to ensure that pin placements are right for both Saturday and Sunday and although they may be testing at times they won’t be in impossible positions.
As a golf club we are always looking to evolve and progress forward with our members and players so there have been some minor changes to this year’s competition, in which some you may have already noticed. I’m proud to announce that there will be over 45 entrants for our Club Championships this year, and there will be some exciting contest within each grade. Firstly I would like to congratulate the ladies on the extension of their Club Championship over the 2 days (36 holes.) It’ll be a challenge for all but I’m excited to see the results come Sunday evening. The second change I would like to announce is the grade groupings. With many of our members improving their games and handicaps, there had to be some decision made on grade groupings. It took some deliberation between the Match Committee, but it has been decided to change the Men’s grade groupings, due to an imbalance of players within the current group rankings.
The new men grade rankings will be as follows:
Men’s A Grade, 0 – 13
Men’s B Grade, 14 – 21
Men’s C Grade, 22 – 36
These new rankings will even the draw out much more over the 2 day event. Even though the group rankings have changed slightly there will be no change to the overall Roxby Downs Golf Club Champion, whom will be the player with the least amount of strokes, no matter what grade they tee off in.
Before the weekend starts I would like to thank everyone behind the scenes that is helping to get everything together for the weekend. Weather it’s helping on the mower, cleaning up the course and club rooms, stacking the fridge or helping prepare food, these events don’t come together without the support of our volunteers. I look forward to seeing you all out and about on the course this weekend and am sure we will be in for some great contests and potentially even a playoff or two Sunday afternoon.
Yours Sincerely, Michael Paul – RDGC Co-Captain
Open Champion – Anthony White, B Grade – Mark Dillon, C Grade – Brendan Hill, Ladies – Stacey Dadleh, Juniors – Michael Dillon
A huge thank you to Boom, Sar and Joom for cooking a fabulous meal Saturday night enjoyed by all.
Everyone that prepared meals over the weekend, all the ladies, Saturday lunch, Sunday dinner Barry Dadleh and Damien Condon – also big thanks to Damo for arranging everything at the clubrooms on the Sunday Afternoon – Unfortunately he couldn’t play golf with us but he was there from the opening shot till the nights end helping out wherever he could.
Rene for making the course very presentable for the open championships and giving us very challenging pin positions.
All the volunteers within the Roxby Downs Golf Club, together as a group we get everything done to make these days great.
The members draw was won by Chris Pillar $130 so this weekend it will be $50.
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Congratulations to Shane Hunter and Brad Cox for taking out the 2018 SANDVIK Desert Classic with a gross score of 127 strokes for the weekend, just beating out Wade Hooper and Craig Nichols on 128. Congratulations to all the other winners on the weekend, and thanks to all who participated. A huge thank you must go to Clint and the SANDVIK team for not only their sponsorship, but their support and time that they put in to this event each year. A big thanks also to the Mums for coming out to enjoy Mothers Day on Sunday, the Woomera Golf Club – the course and meals were fantastic as always, the Roxby ladies for preparing the Sunday dinner, and to all the volunteers throughout the weekend which made the event successful.
Another year, another hugely successful SANDVIK Desert Classic has been completed. A huge thank you again to Clint Gow-Smith, Darren Male and the entire SANDVIK crew for sponsoring and supporting an amazing weekend, without your support it wouldn’t have been possible, and again must be thanked for donating proceeds of the chip-in competitions to the Roxby Kindy. Another thank you has to go the Woomera Golf Club for hosting on the Saturday, their small crew of volunteers had the Woomera course in tip-top shape, and their hospitality throughout the day and night with food and beverages was amazing, we are all looking forward to coming back next year. Another thanks to all the RDGC/SANDVIK volunteers helping Rene and Tori have the course in great condition for Sunday, and the food, beer cart and bar volunteers throughout the day on Sunday. To Wade Hooper for his promotion of the event and running the chip in competitions throughout the weekend, thanks and we hope you can continue to support the event in years to come. Another big thank you to the APEX Postie Bash crew for cooking up a much needed breakfast on Sunday morning. Last but not least, thanks to all the players who supported the event throughout the weekend, we hope you will all spread the word about this great event and hope to have even more teams next year!
Congratulations to all the winners over the weekend, and congratulations to our overall champions Mark Huntley and Jason Habel from Streaky Bay, who took out the weekend with a Desert Classic Record -18 Under (124) gross score, what a performance! See below for all the winners over the weekend, and find a link below for the full results sheet.
Also a big congratulations to Roxby Downs Golf Club life member Don Shields who took out the Sunday Chip-In competition and has won a trip to the Gold Coast, thanks to SANDIVK!
Next week we have the Stroke Monthly Medal for April, with names in by 11am, please contact the captains before Friday afternoon to arrange an early tee off.
FULL RESULTS HERE – SANDVIK DESERT_CLASSIC_FULL_Results
This past weekend we had the Stroke Monthly Medal competition sponsored by CEG. Congratulations to Russell Brind for winning the first Monthly Medal of the season and he goes into the Stroke Championship later in the year.
This weekend we have a Stableford round sponsored by Coates Hire. Tee Off will be 11:00am – 11:30am with all names in by 11:15am. Also, the nomination sheet is up under the pergola for the Handicap Matchplay. Please put your name down ASAP.
All memberships are due by May 2016. You can either pay by cash at the Golf Club, by cheque or by EFT. The EFT information is on the membership form available here. To play in the Club, Open, Foursome Championship or in the Handicap Matchplay you must be a Full Member of the Golf Club.
-Damien Condon, RDGC.
RDGC Season Opening Day was a great success with hot conditions and a total of 15 teams. The season was opened by RDGC Co Captain Glen Mungur hitting the first ball of the day.
Many thanks go to the following:
- WorkPac for their continuous sponsorship
- The Green Keepers (Rene & Tori)
- The Roxby Downs Junior Basketball Association
- All of the volunteer’s representing the Golf Club & Course to a very high standard.
The Roxby Downs Junior Basketball Association did a great job with raffles, auctions, Hamburgers for lunch and helping with a bit of bar work during the day. The Basketball Association raised around $4000.00 on the day
Congratulations to all winners on the day.