WOMEN’S GOLF BALLINA
Ballina Golf Club has a strong contingent of female players who are able to
play competition golf five days a week.
Our Midweek women’s only competitions, which are conducted Tuesday
and Thursday mornings between early February and mid-December, are
our main events and regularly attract upwards of 80 players on a Tuesday
and 60+ on a Thursday.
In addition, women play in the medley comp. every Friday and those who
join as 7-day (select) players are also eligible to play in a women’s comp. every
A recent addition to the program is the opportunity for women to play in
the Men’s Veterans events on Mondays. Visitors on all these days are most
For those players daunted by 18 holes, we have a keen group of nine
holers who hit off after the 18 holers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This
provides new or inexperienced players with the opportunity to play in a
relaxed environment while learning the etiquette and basics of the game.
See below for more detail.
We provide a varied program of events on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
including a Monthly Medal (stroke), Stableford, pars, 4balls, team
competitions, Single and Fourball Matchplay knockouts as well as the
important honour board events: Club Championships, Foursomes
Championship and Mixed Foursomes (played on weekends).
We also have a number of ongoing events during the year such as eclectics
and Stableford challenge point scores, and our committed Veterans
Committee conducts a range of activities in addition to those already
So, there is something for everyone at Ballina Golf Club: it is a friendly,
sociable environment and we always welcome new players.
President: Ginny Silver
Vice President: Deb Russell
Captain: Kay Thornton
Vice Captain: Trish Hensel
Treasurer: Bernie Sharkey
Secretary: Hilary Riggs
Handicap Manager: Jackie Fairhall
Match Committee: Maree Willis & Jackie Fairhall
Social Committee: Pauline Howard, Phillipa Donaldson & Toni Mein
Women”s vets Delegate: Robyne Trotter 6686 9442
9 Hole players Liasion: Marie Donelly, Emji Inglis
7 day players liasion: Trish Hensel
Women’s Only Events including Stableford, Stroke, 4BBB, Vs Par, Ambrose
Tuesdays : Two Tees : 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.
Thursdays: One Tee : 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.
Men and Women’s Events
Friday : One Tee : 7.00 a.m. – 12.45 a.m.
Saturday: Two Tees : 7.00 a.m – 8.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 a.m.
WOMEN’S 9 HOLE GOLF
“Special” membership category is available for ladies who only wish to play
in 9 hole competitions, played Tuesday and Thursday afternoons after 12
noon. Players meet in barbecue area at rear of Pro Shop at 12 noon. This is
not a coaching group, and prospective members must have some
knowledge of the game, and have had some tuition. Assistance is give with
rules and course etiquette. Rules are the same as for all golf competitions.
In addition to Membership fee to join Ballina Golf Club, an annual joining
fee and a competition fee are payable. These fees are paid to the 9-hole
starter. Green fees are payable to the Pro shop.
For all Special members, a handicap is calculated after 3 cards have been
submitted. This is Club Handicap only, and cannot be used when playing at
other courses. Players must be financial playing members before submitting
cards for a handicap. Handicaps are managed by the 9-hole
Any player who has an 18-hole handicap is welcome to join, and will play
on half of her 18-hole handicap. Any player who has a 9-hole handicap can
transfer to 6/7 day membership, and membership fees adjusted
Details of fees are available from the office.
Newcomers are welcome.
Further information regarding 9 holers can be obtained from :-
Delegate–Lenore Batterham (6687 7842)
Rosemary Hardwicke (6686 3446)
WOMEN’S VETERAN GOLF BALLINA
The Veteran Women Golfer’s Association of NSW Inc. is a voluntary organisation formed in 1950. The VWGA became incorporated in November 1995. Women golfers 50 years and over are eligible to be members by paying an initial joining fee and an annual subscription each year.
Suite 405, 32 York Street SYDNEY 2000
PO Box Q1648, QVB Post Office, Sydney NSW 1230
Ph: 02 9299 2250
Fax: 02 9299 4415
Veteran Life member:
Payment of $10.00 allows entry into the following:
- Entry into 8 Point Score events run in conjunction with women’s club stableford events throughout the year, plus total of overall winners and runner up in each divisions at end of the year.
- VGNSW Mabel Mackenzie Brooch
- VGNSW Country Championship
- WGNR Gwlad Murray Competition
- Ballina Elva Colledge Women’s Veteran’s Championship
- Pink Ball Day
Extra prizes are given for Super Veterans (over70)
Other events conducted
Ballina Women’s Veteran’s Open Day-Open to other clubs (separate payment required).