WELCOME TO THE DISTRICT NEWS!
In an effort to improve our dissemination of information to clubs and golfers across our region, you will notice some changes over time to our District website.

One of these recent changes is the implementation of a NEWS portal.  Here we will post items of information that are relevant to clubs right across our District.

The NEWS portal will not replicate or replace other areas of the website such as Upcoming Events, Pennant information etc, but some newsworthy items we post may complement District events and activities.

We hope you find this new portal a welcome addition to our website.

 

GET INTO GOLF FOR SENIORS – REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN – 6 February 2020
Click on the link for information about the 2020 program (GET INTO GOLF 4 SENIORS)

WORLD HANDICAPPING SYSTEM GOES LIVE IN AUSTRALIA – 2 February 2020
All handicaps displayed on www.golf.org.au, as well as all handicaps being provided to you through your competition management software system, have been calculated under the new WHS rules.  (Note: Your ‘competition management software system’ means either the GOLF Link  Tier 1 system or your third party software system.)
From now onwards, it is the WHS-calculated handicap that should be used for all play in Australia.
Additional information from Golf NSW is available here.  WHS Commences

AIR QUALITY  – 28 January 2020
Given the recent air quality issues across our region, Golf NSW has issued the following guidance to assist clubs when making decisions about whether to play golf at their facilities.
AIR QUALITY CONSIDERATIONS

CLUB BUSHFIRE RELIEF FUND – 28 January 2020
Golf NSW has established a Club Bushfire Relief Fund to assist clubs that have been directly impacted by the current bush fires. Further detail is available here.  BUSHFIRE RELIEF FUND

WORLD HANDICAPPING SYSTEM – 28 January 2020
The World Handicapping System (WHS)  will “GO LIVE”in Australia on Thursday 30 January 2020.
Links to further information about the WHS are available here:
Golf Australia – World Handicapping System
Email to all Clubs from GOLF NSW dated 21 January 2020

MARC LEISHMAN WINS US FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN – 27 January 2020
Our congratulations to Marc Leishman for winning the US Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.  This is Leishman’s 5th PGA Tour career title.  He joins Jason Day (2015, 2018) as the only Australian winners in the 68-year history of the Farmers Insurance Open.  Read the PGA Australia news article here (NEWS)