Women’s Golf at Federal
SUPPORTING WOMEN IN GOLF (SWING)
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 Michelle Leggo via e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $20 per session.
Bookings: To attend a clinic, please contact the Pro Shop (email@example.com | 6281 1888 opt 2) with your preferred clinic time. Please note that bookings are essential.
If for some reason you are unable to attend a clinic, please let us know so we can notify a player who may prefer your timeslot.
Note that 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.
|6 April||Social play only – please email Michelle with your preferred tee time of 8:15am or 8:45am|
|13 April||No SWinG – public holiday|
|20 April||Social play only – please email Michelle with your preferred tee time of 8:15am or 8:45am|
|27 April||Social play only – please email Michelle with your preferred tee time of 8:15am or 8:45am|
|4 May||Social play only – please email Michelle with your preferred tee time of 8:15am or 8:45am|
|11 May||Social play only – please email Michelle with your preferred tee time of 8:15am or 8:45am|
|18 May||Social play only – please email Michelle with your preferred tee time of 8:15am or 8:45am|
|25 May||Social play only – please email Michelle with your preferred tee time of 8:15am or 8:45am|
|2 March||Clinics at 8:30am and 9:30am – focus on chipping and bunkers – followed by social play|
|9 March||No SWinG – public holiday|
|16 March||Social play only – please email Michelle with your preferred tee time of 8:15am or 8:45am|
|23 March||Social play only – please email Michelle with your preferred tee time of 8:15am or 8:45am|
|30 March||ACT VETS – Course Unavailable|
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. Our members are a friendly group of women of all ages who enjoy playing golf regularly in a convivial, relaxed environment, on a course that can challenge beginners and more experienced golfers alike. Our weekly competition day is held on Tuesday where around 60-70 players regularly compete in Stableford, Par, Stroke or Fourball events followed by lunch and presentation of prizes in the clubhouse. Of course women also can play in the Professional’s medley competitions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well.
We support new players to obtain their handicap and learn the basics and etiquette of golf through our popular SWinG (Supporting Women in Golf) program which is held on Mondays. We also hold 9 hole competitions on all golfing days for those who are time poor or are not quite ready to tackle 18 holes.
Informal social activities also form an important part of our club life and we hold fun events throughout the year.
So if you are an experienced golfer or a beginner I look forward to meeting and welcoming you to our lovely friendly club so that you too can also enjoy our beautiful golf course.
President of the Women’s Committee
MESSAGE OF WELCOME FROM THE WOMEN’S captain
At Federal, women members are equal participants in all areas of the Club’s activities. We take diversity and inclusion seriously. Anne Brown was elected at the end of last year as Vice-President of Federal’s Board of Governors, having previously served as a Board member. Janet Compton was also elected to the Board. Tania Maxwell was elected as the Club’s Vice-Captain and also as the Women’s Committee Vice-Captain. We are proud to have these women in senior governing positions and we encourage more women to stand for election in the future.
The age of female participation in regular competitions ranges from 15 to 95! We cater for all ages and all levels of golfing ability, from beginners who are encouraged through our junior’s program and the Supporting Women in Golf (SWinG) group, to our top Division 1 players who made it to the Bruce Cup Pennants final in 2019. We are proud of them all. We encourage fitness, fun and a great spirit of competition.
The women’s competition is played on Tuesdays with a field of 60 to 70. We have a varied program with a mix of stroke, stableford, par and team games. The Friday and Sunday competitions are medley competitions with around 30-40 women playing. The Saturday group is usually smaller but growing. Several mixed competitions are also played throughout the year.
Federal women participate in a range of yearly club competitions as well as District, State and Golf Australia events. We enter teams in all the District Pennant competitions and play regular interclub matches with four other GolfNSW clubs. Many women also travel and play together at other clubs.
Our 9-hole membership provides a fabulous option for members who are new to golf, as a stepping stone for those who have taken advantage of our SWinG group, or those who prefer the shorter, less time consuming game. There are 9-hole competitions available on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
I 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.
Captain of the Women’s Committee 2020