Flagstaff Hill Golf Club Newsletter March 2020

The latest news from Flagstaff Hill Golf Club

Welcome to our *new* Newsletter 

Hi <<First Name>>

There is just so much happening at Flagstaff Hill Golf Club, that we've created this newsletter to keep members better informed. 

We plan to send out newsletters on a monthly basis, so if you have newsworthy info for members please send it to

People who prefer can still keep up to date by reading the Mens' and Ladies noticeboards in the Club or by visiting the website news pages.

Late-breaking news - COVID 19

There are a number of important operational changes at the Club to reduce the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus for members and staff. 

Please ensure you are familiar with your responsibilities to help minimise the spread of coronavirus.   The March 18 update is here:

Further updates will be posted on the website and emailed to members, so please monitor the website or your emails regularly. 

Will you be the inaugural winner of the $500 Monthly Medal?

Win $500 at the Monthly Medal

A $500 prize will be awarded to the overall winner of the Monthly Medal for the 2020/21 season. The first Monthly Medal of the season will be held on the 4th of April 2020.
  • To win, the player with the outright winning score must be a financial member of FHGC as at 1 April 2020.
  • Visiting players, Guests or Golf Professionals are ineligible for the prize
  • The $500 prize will be won by the man or women with the best outright score for the day
  • The prize will be a $500 VISA Debit Card

Normal prizes will still be awarded, but only the outright winner will be awarded the $500 prize.

The Monthly Medal is a Saturday stroke competition open to all Flagstaff Hill Golf Club Members eligible to play on Saturdays.

This $500 prize is a Board of Management initiative to encourage members back onto the course. After a challenging period of drought-like conditions, our course has now largely bounced back and is looking beautiful.

Friday Nights at Flagstaff Hill GC

Chase the Ace has a winner!
Congratulations to Merelyn Theakstone who won the $1,000 “Chase the Ace” prize on 7th March as well as the others who walked away with some excellent consolation prizes.

Winner Merelyn Theakstone & Club Captain Paul Shillabeer 

Organiser Geoff Kelly says the next round of Chase the Ace includes a $1,000 first prize. There are also fabulous consolation prizes, some donated by local businesses.  

Win with Member Draws too
The Member draw each Friday night jackpots up to $1,000 sponsored by James Leo from Ray White Real Estate Flagstaff Hill. The winner must be a club member and be present at the time of the draw to win.

Make a night of it with a lovely meal
Trina and her kitchen team have been making delicious meals, which not only taste great but are also amazing value. Click here for the Friday night menu, and watch out in-house for Trina's Specials which she creates each week.

Book in for next Friday and enjoy the great company, atmosphere and food, and of course, you could be a winner as well!

Women's News 

Congratulations to the winners of:
Summer Eclectic Competition
  • A Grade won by Jan Davies
  • B Grade won by Soon Mi Jung
  • C Grade won by Colleen Melvin
The Mary Hurley Memorial Trophy 2019/20
  • Congratulations to Jane Drummond on winning the Mary Hurley Memorial Trophy 2019/20.

Juniors News 

FHGC has an active Junior development program supported by Jan Douglass, so if there is a budding junior golfer in your family contact Jan on 0402 033 826

2020 Saturday Afternoon Competition Golf
Commencing January 4 2020 from 3:30pm.  A great opportunity for Juniors to try competition golf in a supportive, inclusive environment.

Contact Jan Douglass on 0402 033 826 to register your interest.

Red Hot Junior Membership Offer
Only $300 for full Junior Membership until March 2021 - HALF THAT to $150 if the Junior is a relative of a current Flaggy adult member.

Other 'sub-junior' and 'twilight junior' memberships available - Find out more here

Match & Greens News

Local Rules - Preferred Lies on fairways only Preferred lies apply on the general area cut to fairway height or less and bounded by the marked blue lines.
If the ball lies in the fairway relief area, the player may place the ball within one club-length, not nearer the hole. Effective from Saturday 23rd November 2019

Chairman Match & Greens
Stephen Semmler

Check other local rules here

ProShop News

We're Open over Easter.
Easter might seem a long way off, but it will come up soon enough. The good news is that the course and Pro Shop will be open on Good Friday, but the bar will be closed. 

Living Choice Update

First foundations poured
Another milestone in the Living Choice Development was the first foundations poured. See more photos and a video of the pouring of the pair of St Andrews villas facing Memford Way, on Monday 24th Feb 2020


Course News

Bore Report
The club will begin drilling a new bore adjacent to the 15th fairway commencing 9th March so there may be some minor disturbance to the 15th hole.  

Although research has been positive, there are no guarantees on salinity and the amount of water. The costs for this new bore has been generously donated anonymously by a member.

Superintendant's Course Report
The course is looking lovely at the moment following a horror drought-like period.  Read the Course Report for February 

New Members

Please welcome the following new (or returning) members to the club who have joined since 1 January 2020:

  1. Josh Vandermeer - Cat B – Gold
  2. Kevin Bailie - Cat B – Gold
  3. Scott Huybrgts - Cat B – Gold
  4. Michael Rixon - Cat B – Gold
  5. Sam Fielding - Young Adult
  6. Jobie Lam – Lifestyle
  7. Gus Milliken – Try Golf
  8. Yvonne Tidd – Social
  9. Darren Lane – Social
  10. Kerry Wight – Social
  11. Stephen Gaskell – Social
  12. Mollie Matthews – Social

New Member Profile

Please welcome new member Ian Smith.

Born in Singapore, Ian has been in living in Australia for 12 years. Ian started his career as an Electrical Fitter working on warships and nuclear submarines in Plymouth, Devon. Ian is now a manager at AllWater heading up a team looking after 360 wastewater pump stations and 7 Biogas engine generators across Adelaide.

Ian and his wife and soul mate Gina live at Flagstaff Hill, just 5 minutes from the course. Ian can be found most Sat mornings at the course. trying to improve his golf handicap. If you see Ian on the course say hi!

The FHGC Newsletter

We hope you found our new newsletter informative. The Board of Management has produced this to improve communications with members.

Please let us know your feedback and in particular other items you would like to see in future newsletters. 

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