ZONES & CLUBS
Amalgamated Golf Zone
|North Lakes||Nanango||Mt Coolum|
|Pine Rivers||Noosa Springs|
|Tin Can Bay|
District Responsibility, Benefits and Committee:
Queensland has 14 District Golf Associations that represent male golfers. These Districts serve as the conduit between Golf Queensland and approximately 250 affiliated golf clubs within the state. The District Associations are Incorporated in their own right, and conduct their own affairs.
The SC&SBDGA is served by a Management Committee which consists of four elected Officer Bearers (President, Secretary/Treasurer, Director of Golf and Director of Junior Golf) and a Delegate appointed by each of the three Golf Zones. A District Delegate is appointed to represent the Association at Golf Queensland meetings.
The District Association is responsible for conducting competitions for all age groups and levels of ability. It is also responsible for providing assistance with rules, competition and handicapping issues. The tournament programme includes events in the following categories:
- Open (any male player with a current Golf Australia handicap and affiliated with a DGA)
- Closed (a male player from a Club within the host District)
- Junior (male and female players under 18 years of age at the date of the tournament)
- Mid-Amateur (30 to 54 years male players at the date of the tournament)
- Masters (50 years and over male and female players at the date of the tournament)
- Senior (55 years and over male players at the date of the tournament)
- Men's Foursomes (male players)
- Mixed Foursomes (male and female players)
- Inter-Zone Team Challenges (selected representatives from each of the Zones)
- Inter-District Team Challenges (selected male and female representatives)
A representative team is selected to compete in the annual Queensland Inter-Association Championship. All costs associated with these tournaments are borne by the Association. The Association currently spends approximately $40,000 annually towards tournament golf, and junior golf programmes and scholarships throughout our region. These programmes promote and develop junior golf of all skill levels - which will prove beneficial in the coming years. After all, golf is a game for life.
Aims, Objectives and Benefits of the Association:
- Conduct golf events throughout the region for golfers of all ages and levels of skill.
- Assist with rules, handicapping, course rating and competitions to Match Committees.
- Provide advice and assistance to clubs across a broad range of industry issues including water management, environmental and statutory compliance, strategic planning, child protection policies, and course assessments.
- Promote and develop golf throughout the region.
- Provide current, relevant information to all member Clubs.
PEAK BODY - GOLF AUSTRALIA
The administration of Golf in Australia is a standard hierarchical structure with GOLF AUSTRALIA as the peak body with State Associations as its members. Each State Association is then responsible for the governance, delivery and direction of Golf in their State as is the case with GOLF QUEENSLAND.
They promote and market the game through a variety of programs including State Opens, State Championships at different levels and a range of other events to encourage participation. They also promote social golf participation via the “Golf Network” where Social golfers can learn the skills, rules and etiquette and gain a GA handicap. The State Associations also deliver Rules training and accreditation, course rating and handicapping, elite training and preparation of State Teams, Squads and representatives.