Romsey has a very proud history in Pennant Golf. The club has been in both The Inner Western and The Dalhousie Districts of the Victorian Golf Association and has achieved pennant success in each of these districts. In recent years the club has entered two or three teams, one or two handicap teams and one “scratch” (scores off the stick) team, each pennant season.
Over the years many of our juniors have moved through the handicap pennant teams to take up a position in the “scratch” team. From an early age players such as Andrew Newell, Darren Freestone and golf professionals Chris Gaunt (OneAsia Tour) and Daniel Gaunt (European Tour) have earned and held a position in the “scratch” team. During the past few years talented juniors Daniel Wright, Shannon Wright, Brad Klaaysen and Dean vanDenHeuval have joined this elite group.
In 2007, 2009 and 2010 the “scratch” team played off in the final.
The 1st handicap team played off in the final in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The 2nd handicap team has had mixed success; in 2010, after a count-back of games won, this team just missed out on the final. They did make the final in 2011 however it was not their day and they were soundly beaten.
2010 turned out to be a great year for pennant success with both our “scratch” and 1st handicap teams winning their respective pennants.
In 2012 our Handicap Section 3 had a great year to make the final where we ground out a 4/3 win.
In 2018, after many years of not fielding a stand-alone team, RGC was successful in Section Two of the DDGA Women’s Pennant competition. The RGC women successfully defended that title in 2019 and in 2021.
The annual Dalhousie District Golf Association Pennant golf competition provides a wonderful opportunity for our members to challenge themselves against new players, in a “scratch” or handicap “match-play” competition, on the many different courses of the Dalhousie District Golf Association. It is also a wonderful opportunity to make new friendships and to renew old ones.
Romsey Golf Club has won men’s pennants in 1973, 1978, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996 (2), 1997, 1999, 2002 and 2010 (2) & 2012.
Romsey Golf Club has won women’s pennants in 1978, 1995, 2018, 2019 & 2021