The Avondale Amateur
The Avondale Amateur is regarded as one of the premier events on the Australian amateur golfing calendar. It is an elite men’s and women’s amateur tournament, where men compete for the Avondale Medal and women compete for the Avondale Bowl. The event is held over 72 holes stroke play and a cut is made after 36 holes to the top half of the field and ties in each event.
The Avondale Bowl was established in 1951, and the Avondale Medal has been played for since 1961. The events were played separately until they were combined to become the Avondale Amateur in 2017, when they were included on the Australian National Ranking and World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) event calendars. Since 2019, the Avondale Bowl has also formed part of the Karrie Webb Series.
The Avondale Medal and Avondale Bowl have both been significant fixtures on the Sydney golfing calendar, even more so when they earnt National Ranking status. Both events were established for the encouragement and development of elite amateur golf in Australia. This purpose is very much aligned with the Club’s focus on junior development, which is to not only develop and retain talented golfers at the Club, but to encourage their participation in golf at the highest level.
In recent years, the Avondale Amateur has attracted a quality field with many interstate and international players. We have welcomed players from New Zealand, Canada, England, Korea and Japan as well as the top amateurs in Australia.
The success of the Avondale Amateur has always been dependant on the work of Club volunteers. Avondale Members give up their course for the week and assist in numerous roles – including billeting, carrying walkerboards, spotting, rubbish removal, drinks replenishment, scoring and photography.
The work of the volunteers is a true reflection of the Avondale spirit.
Avondale Medal – Jayden Ford (New Zealand)
Avondale Bowl – Kirsten Rudgeley (Mount Lawley)
Results – click here
2023 Avondale Amateur Dates:
Monday, 16 January – Official Practice Round
Tuesday, 17 January – Round One
Wednesday, 18 January – Round Two
Thursday, 19 January – Round Three
Friday, 20 January – Round Four
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