We have a very strong women’s group at Blackwood Golf Club and do everything we can to welcome new members. Our women share a passion for golf and for socialising afterwards.
We are committed to welcoming and encouraging those new to golf and over 25% of our current members have joined the Club after completing our Get Into Golf (formerly known as Give Golf a Go) and Junior/MyGolf programs in the last few years. All new members can access our successful buddy system.
Around 70-90 women play in our weekday Tuesday competition over 9 or 18 holes (Tuesday mornings are reserved exclusively for women but the competition runs all day). The competition caters for players of all levels with prizes across 4 grades. Proshop competitions are held on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and the club runs competitions on all other days. You don’t have to enter a competition to play golf, with the exception on Saturdays when the competition is compulsory. Many of our women also play socially on Thursdays and Fridays and our booking system makes it easy to find someone to play with.
In summer there is a popular 9 hole mixed Twilight competition on Thursday afternoons followed by dinner and prize-giving which is run by the Social Committee.
Women who are 7 day members are welcome to book tee times at any time on Saturdays. 6 day members can book tee times at any time on Sundays or join our Sunday Women’s group (generally women who work or who are students). A small block of tee times is allocated to this group on Sundays at around 8:30am. The players meet on the first tee before hitting off, mixing the groups up so everyone can get to know each other.
Pennant and Interclub Competitions
Blackwood fields 5 teams in the match play competitions against other clubs. Currently we field teams in the Sanderson Cup (A1), A3, A4, Cleek (GA 16-25.4 handicap range) and Hickory Stick (GA 25.5-36.4 handicap range). We also have a number of inter-club competitions through the year for golfers at all levels which provide opportunities to play at many of Adelaide’s golf courses.
The Women’s Committee
The role of the Women’s Committee is to promote and run women’s golf at Blackwood. This includes overseeing the events calendar, managing the pennant teams and interclub events and organising social functions. The Women’s Committee (all volunteers) includes a President, Vice-President, Captain, Vice-Captain and up to 6 ordinary Committee members.