President: Mike Lane
Vice President: Tony Trevenen
Treasurer: John Vincent
Captain: Rob Barnes
Women's Captain: Pauline Ruoss
Vice Captain: George Doubikin
General Manager: Dan Northcott
Head Professional: Ian Redmond (Member PGA Australia)
Bar Manager: Sarah Cleary
Function Co-ordinator: Davida Carroll
Reception and Accounts: Davida Carroll
Golf Course Superintendent: Jason Fleming
Second in Charge: Ryan Western
Greenkeeper: Evan Martin
Maintenance Mechanic: Dave Reynolds
Groundsman: Geoff Edwards
Michael Draper (PGA Trainee Professional)
The 120th Annual General Meeting of the Albany Golf Club will be held on Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 7.00pm in the Clubrooms.
Good Sports are Australia's largest health initiative in community sport. They work with clubs at every level to set them up for success to create a healthier club environment.
There is a three-step accreditation program, a simple game plan for improving the wellbeing of the club. Albany Golf Club has Level 2 Accreditation.
As part of our accreditation process, the Club has developed and adopted policy regarding Alcohol Management, Safe Transport and Smoke Free facility. Click on the buttons below to view and download the policy documents.
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Aug/Sept/Oct 2018 issue..
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Full implementation of the World Handicap System is set to take place in Australia late January- early February 2020
Held towards the end of January each year, The Wittenoom Cup Carnival, is a sensational 10 days of golf and arguably the State's largest and most successful mixed handicap carnival of the year. There are a variety of events and social functions throughout the Carnival. Participants don't necessarily play in all events, many golfers and their families make this time of year "holiday time" and enjoy all the delights that Albany and The Great Southern can provide.
In 1927, Charles Horne Wittenoom donated a handsome silver cup which carried his name, as the trophy of a yearly tournament. He also set the conditions of the competition, a Stroke handicap event to be played over 36 holes. Those conditions continue to this day. The Wittenoom Cup is played on the last weekend of the Carnival, 18 holes each day.
Since 2003, The Brenda Wittenoom Open, a competition for women golfers, has been held in conjunction with the Wittenoom Cup event. Brenda Wittenoom is the daughter-in-law of Charles.
Albany members look forward to catching up with those who have played at the Carnival over many years and to meeting those who are coming for the first time.
See "Wittenoom Cup" page for the lastest info on Wittenoom Cup Events.
The 2020 Wittenoom Cup Carnival dates are..... Friday 17th January to Sunday 26th January
Please see the fixtures calendar for event schedule... entry forms will be available from November 1st 2019.
Held over the long weekend at the beginning of March each year, the Albany Classic is one of the few regional qualifying events for the Golf WA prestigious Paxton Averages competition. The Classic is a 36 hole gross event played over 2 days with all players required to play one morning round and one afternoon round. There is also significant prizes for the net winners and place getters. The 2020 Classic will also include an event for women.
Albany Golf Club has a tradition of caring. We care about our water use. We care about the bird life that share the course with us. We care about the damselflies, the long-neck tortoises and the snakes. We care about the chemicals that we use.
What can we do about water use? There are three key concerns: the sustainable use of water that we draw from Lake Seppings, the make-up of plant species that are featured on the links and the selective watering of the links to ensure player amenity while conserving precious water.
Looking ahead, we will soon be trialing cutting-edge water sensors and water supply controllers. Given that the sensors are expensive part of the testing involves automated tracking of their location so that if a sensor moves an alert will be sent to a group of mobile phones.
Shown here is the equipment that we'll be trialing:
When Ian Redmond is not working at the Golf Club he is photographing local birds. If you are a member of the club you may have seen Ian's canvas prints. We'd be delighted if you would support the ongoing cataloging of the bird species by buying some art to hang in your workplace or home, and by letting us know what unusual birds you may have seen during your round of golf. The bird gallery is a project in its infancy, but we intend to grow this resource not only for our members, but for all bird watchers.
Birds don't only eat nectar and seeds - they also come if for the insects. This is one of the reasons that the AGC is sparing in its use of pesticides. We feel that nature knows best, and besides, some insects can be quite pretty.
Long-neck tortoises cross the fairways from the breeding grounds at the beach to their usual home at Lake Seppings.
The tortoises are not the only reptiles on the fairways, though, and in summer particular care must be taken to avoid snakes. We strongly advise that you do not follow balls into long grass. The results could be very unfortunate.
Have you wondered what is happening in and around the old clubhouse site?
This work is part of a bigger plan put together by Chris Gunby (Environmental Planning and Water Resource Management) to control the environmental impact on Lake Seppings. Please click on the button below to download the full December 2016 report.