The Avondale Amateur

 

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Congratulations to our champions! Josh Armstrong won the Avondale Medal by 1 shot from Jack Singh Brar and Ga Young Lee won the Avondale Bowl by 13 shots from Somi Lee with a record 28 under par including a course record 61 (-11).

Thanks to all the members who volunteered and a special thank you to all the players who came and made it such a great event!

Please click here for the full leaderboard.

Since 1961 we have staged our Avondale Medal and over this time, thanks largely to the enthusiastic support and hard work of many members, our event has been regarded as one of the finer events in Sydney. Throughout this time we have also attracted many leading amateurs from both here and from overseas. However, due to the timing and ranking of our event we sometimes struggled to attract the best available amateur talent.

I’m very pleased to announce that we have been invited by Golf NSW to run a Nominated National Ranking Event, The Avondale Amateur from 23 to 27 January, commencing in 2017. Our event will run immediately following the Australian Amateur and immediately prior to the NSW Amateur, guaranteeing that we will attract the  best available amateur golfers from Australia and overseas.

Further, The Avondale Amateur will feature both men and women. The Avondale Medal, for men played over 72 holes of stroke play and The Avondale Bowl for women. The Avondale Bowl was established in 1951 with the aim of attracting low markers to play the course and enable spectators to watch them.

Next year being the 65th Anniversary of the Avondale Bowl, the Avondale Amateur not only provides us the opportunity to revisit the original plan for the tournament – attracting outside talent – it gives spectators the opportunity to see elite players competing on our course in top class event conditions. This event will also be played over 72 holes stroke, in conjunction with the men’s event.

Being given this opportunity by Golf NSW is testimony to the quality of both our golf course layout and it’s continually improved condition, a fact that many members also comment on. This opportunity will also reinforce our reputation as “The North Shores Finest Golf Club” and enhance our standing in the increasingly competitive golf market.

There is now much to do to ensure we deliver a first class event and we have already formed a Championship Committee, Chaired by Ian Skinner, with the support of Golf Operations Manager Tegan Purcell and the Match Committee. It is our intention to communicate regularly with members as details become known and request support/advice from our broader member community as required. 

I hope you will join with me in embracing this exciting opportunity to elevate Avondale’s standing in the Australian golfing community.

For your interest please click here to read the Joint Press Release just launched by Golf NSW announcing our event.

Stephen Cameron
President

Please click here for The Avondale Amateur Facebook page to stay up to date with all the action from the tournament.

2016 Avondale Medal Champion: Harrison Endycott (Avondale) – photo below

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Please click here for the 2016 Avondale Medal Full Results.

2016 Avondale Bowl Champion: Celina Yuan (The Australian) –  photo below

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Please click here for the 2016 Avondale Bowl Full Results

Avondale Golf Course

Trees and surrounding bushland play a big part here and accuracy is essential. The layout starts innocently enough but gradually builds up into a toughness that makes even the finest golfer think clearly and positively. Play anywhere close to your handicap at this beautiful course and you’ll drive away from the clubhouse a very happy player. TP

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