Michael rolled up to RGC in about 2013, a shy 14 year old with no experience in the game.  His neighbour had gotten so sick of Michael banging a cricket ball into the fence that he threw a set of clubs over the fence and “requested” that Michael take up golf.

At first Michael played using right hand clubs and it was not until Dean Jones had a chat with him and watched him play a few shots that we realised Michael was a leftie.

We found a set of clubs and he was away.  Like so many youngsters before him at RGC Michael took to the course almost every day and worked hard to improve his game.

Both RGC men’s captain Tony Freeman and member Dave Muller took him under their wings and headed off to a number of Dalhousie club opens.  Michael quickly brought his handicap down to the low teens and in 2015 he won the Dalhousie District Junior I P Mien cup.

Michel had always wanted to join the ADF, Army, and he took and passed the entrance exam when he was in Yr 11.  The Army advised Michael to finish his Yr 12 and to  get a bit of life experience so he found number of job s locally and in the city.  In February 2020 Michael Michael was accepted for the June intake and he was off to Queensland for training.

Very recently Michael graduated, well done mate, takes hard work and commitment to begin and successfully finish any course.

Micheal on Graduation Day at Kapuka QL.

 

 

Written by Romsey Golf Club

Romsey Golf Club (RGC) golf course has been at Romsey Park since 1921. We care for and improve the ~75% of Romsey Park that is the Course. Currently we have twelve greens and 18 tees. The course rating is men - Par 72, ACR 72, Slope 124 and Women - Par 71, ACR 73, Slope 119. Indigenous native trees and bushes are planted to make the park/course more attractive to golfers, community members and native insects, birds, reptiles and small mammals, to provide shade and wind control and for carbon abatement. RGC is a totally volunteer run club. We hold mixed competitions on Wednesdays (9.00 am for 9.30 am hit-off) and on Saturdays (11.30 am for 12.00 pm hit-off). Twilight golf runs every Friday (4.30 pm on) between November and February ($5.00 for golf and $5.00 for a light meal).