Women’s Golf at Federal


Supporting Women in Golf

Calling all women in Canberra. Federal Golf Club welcomes you to experience golf.

Never played? Never considered golf? Have you ever thought of anything worse? Don’t worry. Federal’s Supporting Women in Golf (SWinG) program is the perfect opportunity to get your friends together and give golf a go.

Careful though, you might just surprise yourself and love it!

To give golf a try, contact to Michelle Leggo via e-mail – Michelle.leggo@bigpond.com


  • Cost:             $15 per session
  • Bookings:      Register your interest with the Pro Shop – proshop@fgc.com.au – 6281 1888 
  • Bookings are essential

Clinics are optional.  You may be happy to participate in both the Clinics and the Social 9 Holes.  However, others may want to choose to only participate in one option, either the Clinic or the Social 9 Holes – not a problem either way.

SWinG Social 9 Holes of golf – proceed to join a group as you arrive at the Pro Shop – welcome new Members.

2017 SWinG Dates and Playing Opportunities

Please contact the Pro-Shop for dates and times.

Race to the Coast

Thanks to Austbrokers Canberra the Federal Women’s Race to the Coast starts on Sunday 28 May. For the first time there’s a fabulous golf experience playing the Mollymook Golf Club Hilltop course. The prize, valued at up to $1250 includes two nights accommodation at Bannisters by the Sea. This another benefit of being a Member at Federal and we wish the best of luck to everyone who competes.

Message of Welcome from the Women’s President

As the current President of the Women’s Committee, I would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone who is considering joining us at Federal. We have a reputation as a friendly, welcoming club for women golfers of all abilities and ages. We have a number of women in their 80s and even nineties still playing regularly. We value our older members and welcome new, younger ones.  

We support new players to get their handicaps through our SWinG (Supporting Women in Golf) Group.

The Women’s Committee runs the weekly Tuesday competition when we regularly have 60 – 70 players enjoying a round of golf followed by lunch in the clubhouse and the presentation of prizes for the competition held that day.  We encourage women to mix although some prefer to play with a regular partner. For those just starting out, a more experienced member will happily play with you and introduce you to other women members. Women also regularly play in the professional’s competition on other days of the week.

I do hope that you will join us and enjoy our beautiful course as much as we all do. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our club.

Jane Thompson

President of the Women’s Committee


Most Tuesdays about seventy women play golf at Federal. We have a varied program with a good mix of stroke, stableford, par and team games. Friday and Sunday competitions are medley competitions and approximately 40 women normally play. The Saturday group is smaller but we hope to increase it. We participate in a range of yearly club competitions as well as District, State and Golf Australia events. We enter teams in all the Pennant competitions and also play regular interclub matches with 4 other clubs.  Many women travel and play together at other clubs.

We pride ourselves on being a very friendly, welcoming club where new members soon feel at home.

Whether you are a serious golfer, an average golfer who enjoys golf and the social interaction involved equally or a beginning golfer you will find like minded, welcoming women to join at Federal. I would strongly encourage anyone thinking of joining a golf club in Canberra or taking up golf to come and play a few rounds at Federal or join the SWING group on Mondays.

Barbara Gray

Captain of the Women’s Committee


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