New club breaks the ice as national championships host
The newly-formed Aboriginal Golf Club of South Australia has had a terrific entry into the national scene, successfully hosting the recent National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Golf Championships.
The event was held over five days late last October at the Grange Golf Course in Adelaide’s west.
The championships cost just over $46,000 to organise and run; the Office for Recreation and Sport contributed a grant of $2,000, and offered substantial administrative assistance.
81 players took part in the event, including – for the first time – six juniors.
It was the first major undertaking for the Aboriginal Golf Club of SA; the Club says that now the championships have been successfully negotiated, the Club has a reference for running other events of its size and status.
As a bonus for SA, a rostered day off during the championships enabled interstate visitors to check out some of the state’s best tourist spots!
We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal peoples as South Australia's first peoples and nations, we recognise Aboriginal peoples as traditional owners and occupants of land and waters in South Australia and that their spiritual, social, cultural and economic practices come from their traditional lands and waters; and they maintain their cultural and heritage beliefs, languages and laws which are of ongoing importance; We pay our respects to their ancestors and to their Elders.