Get Into Golf

Blackwood Golf Club welcomes both men and women who are new to golf. The easiest way to get into golf is to undertake one of our “Get Into Golf” programs (formerly known as Give Golf a Go). Many of our current members started golf this way. It is a fun and relaxed way to learn the great game of golf and enjoy a chat over a coffee or drink afterwards.

  • The next program starts in October 2020.  
  • These programs are run locally by our Golf Professional, Matthew Dent in collaboration with our Golf Coordinator.
  • They consist of 4 x 1-hour lessons with a small group in a very relaxed setting, plus 4 playing sessions on our beautiful course with a friendly member.
  • You will learn about safety and etiquette while playing golf. All equipment is supplied or bring your own if you would like.
  • Fantastic value at $125 for the 8-week program! – a great way to learn about golf and meet future new friends and future playing partners.
  • However, if you have a group of 4 or more, we can tailor a program at a time to suit you.

Register on the Get Into Golf website.

Please call the office on 8388 2313 if you have any queries.  Read more about the national program on the Golf Australia website. 

What do I wear?

Clean, neat and tidy attire is expected both on the course and in the Clubhouse.

On the Course

Golf trousers or shorts can be worn by both men and women. In addition, women can wear, three quarter pants or skirts. Shirts must have a collar, unless specifically designed as golf attire. Denim jeans, T-shirts, tank tops, tracksuits and football type shorts are not appropriate and nor is clothing with excessive advertising. Soft spike or flat soled training shoes with socks should be worn.  “Active wear” is not appropriate.

In the Clubhouse

Clothing, which is acceptable for wearing on the course, is also suitable for the clubhouse. Dress jeans are also permitted in this area. Golf shoes are permitted on the ground floor and on the rubberized surface in the first floor bar area. Leather boat shoes and sandals without socks are acceptable. However, thongs are not permitted anywhere in the clubhouse and caps, visors and hats may not be worn upstairs.

If you are unsure about what to wear, give our Golf Coordinator a call and she will be happy to help with any queries.

What happens after the Get Into Golf program?

After the initial introductory program, we hope you will be hooked on golf and keen to look at our tailored membership offers. Whether you want to play socially for fun and fitness or want to continue to improve your game, be assured you will be supported. As part of the Get Into Golf program, we introduce you to other Get Into Golf participants and members. After your Get Into Golf program you may wish to join us for one of our GIG for Graduates Ambrose events so you can meet others of similar abilities and share contact details. All our members are friendly and happy to help you in any way.

How can I continue to improve my golf?

Like any sport we all get better by playing and practising. You can arrange extra lessons on your own or with a friend or take advantage of the group lessons through the Get Into Golf follow up programs. Feel free to contact our office or Matt Dent for clinic dates and more information.


Encouraged by my partner’s enthusiasm for her newly discovered GOLF, I decided to also Give Golf a Go. The clinics with Matt were really beneficial & engaging. Then the follow up rounds on the course with Con were both inspirational & great fun. I’m really looking forward now to my retirement, with the time to play more, and to get to know some of those friendly faces

Ian (attended GGaG in 2017 and joined BGC at the end of March 2018)

I did GGaG at Blackwood Golf Club in February 2015. I had never played golf so it was a fun way to be instructed in how to play, to connect with other beginners, and to meet other club members as I took my first steps out on the course. Later that year I joined the club, and very quickly was able to participate in regular ladies competitions. For me, it ticks so many boxes – exercise in a beautiful environment, Membership of a friendly inclusive club and flexibility of participation. Love it!

Robin (attended GGaG in February 2015 and joined later that year)

For some time my husband, who had been a member at the club for quite a few years, had been trying to convince me to give golf a go. I was always too busy and had too much to do. He and other golfing friends always appeared to be moaning about their game, their handicap or the weather. Really!! Was this for me? I didn’t think so. However, when the club offered lessons followed up by games on the course and I only needed sneakers, I gave in. Now I have joined the golfers who moan about their game, their handicap and the weather and of course celebrate their good golf! The friendliness and encouragement of all involved with GGaG, including existing members, made it easy to slide into golf and I have met some truly lovely people.

Kerrin (attended GGaG in 2014 and joined BGC in 2015)

The ‘Give Golf a Go’ program offers new golfers like myself a fun and relaxed environment to learn the basics as well as meet other new players. Within weeks we were out on the course and six months on I now have a network of about 20 other new golfers always looking for a game (and that was through the winter months!) I really can’t say enough about the atmosphere at Blackwood Golf Club. It is an incredibly welcoming club with a wonderfully social vibe. Offering a challenging course, with something for players of all levels, it is only a short 20 minute drive from home (Mitcham) up the hill to this picturesque setting.

Amanda C (joined August 2019 )