Date: September 25, 2015
Author: C. Puccini, Golf SA

HOSTPLUS named partner for SA Amateur

Golf SA is pleased to announce that HOSTPLUS will be the tournament partner for the 2015 South Australian Men’s & Women’s Amateur Championship.

A strong field of 102 players will contest the event with the first round of stroke play being held on Monday 28 September at Tea Tree Gully Golf Club and second and final qualifying round at The Grange Golf Club on Tuesday 29 September.

32 male and 8 women qualifiers, will progress through to the Match Play component hosted by Kooyonga Golf Club with the Championship final being held on Sunday 4 October.

HOSTPLUS is the industry superannuation fund for those who live and love hospitality, tourism, recreation and sport. Hostplus focus on providing their members with quality superannuation services at competitive prices.

Scott Vaughan, Account Manager at HOSTPLUS expressed his delight at Host Plus partnering with Golf SA’s most prestigious amateur golf event.

“On behalf of HOSTPLUS we are proud to be the tournament partner of the South Australian Amateur Championship and we are looking forward to continuing the partnership with SA Golf over the coming years.”

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HISTORY of the SA Amateur Championship

The SA Medal and Amateur is the pre-eminent individual championship for an amateur golfer in the State. 

The Men’s Amateur Championship has an unbroken history dating back to the inception of the South Australian Golf Association (SAGA) in 1905.  There were two periods of recess (1914-1918 World War I & 1940-1945 World War II). Records indicate that the Amateur Championship was played from 1900-1904, although not under the auspice of SAGA. The name of the Amateur Champion is placed on the SAGA Honour Board.

The Women’s Amateur Championship dates back to 1902 when it was played as the Ladies’ State Championship. It was conducted under the auspices of SAGA from 1905 to 1929 when the South Australian Ladies Golf Union (SALGU) was formed as a separate entity. There were two periods of recess (1914-1918 World War I & 1940-1945 World War II).

In 2009, Golf SA combined the Men’s & Women’s Medal & Amateur Championships into one consolidated event. The Medal is a stroke event that leads to qualification for the Amateur – a match play final – where the winner is declared the South Australian Amateur Champion. 

In 2015, the leading male and female SA Country Player after 36 Holes Stroke Play will be declared the SA Country Champion.