Date: February 10, 2016
Author: Christian Puccini


Golf SA is pleased to announce that MGA Insurance Brokers will be the official partner of the Golf SA Country District Pennant Competition and Golf SA Men’s Sand Greens Championship for the next three years.

The Golf SA Country District Pennant Competition is a team event consisting of five men and three women from each of the eight SA Country Districts. It is played at Barmera Golf Club and in 2016 will be held from 17-19 October.

The Golf SA Sand Greens Championship has been held since 1982 and is played in rotation across the eight Country Districts, attracting fields of 80+ male Country golfers.  In 2016 the Championship will be held at the Hamley Bridge Golf Club from 13-14 August. A big turnout is expected in support of Hamley Bridge who was affected by the Pinery Bush fire.

CEO of Golf SA, Chris Luz Raymond, was thrilled to announce the partnership with MGA Insurance Brokers.

“Insurance is such an important part of a Golf Club’s risk management structure. MGA Insurance Brokers are a specialist in their field and we look forward to working with them and introducing their knowledge and services to our member Golf Clubs”.

MGA Insurance Brokers specialises in General Insurances over a broad spectrum of industries throughout Australia.

Established in Adelaide in 1975, MGA is now amongst the top three privately controlled Insurance Brokerages in Australia with offices in every mainland capital city as well as a strong regional presence, providing professional advice to business through numerous local and international insurance markets.

MGA Insurance Brokers services include: General Insurance Broking, Advice and Placements, Claims Management, International Placements, Risk Management, Premium Funding.

Steven McInerney, Marketing Manager at MGA Insurance Brokers expressed his delight at MGA being the official partner of two key Golf SA events.

“On behalf of MGA we are proud to be the tournament partner of both the Country District Pennant Competition and Men’s Sand Greens Championship and we are looking forward to continuing the partnership with Golf SA over the coming years.”

Direct Contact details for Steven McInerney:
Clare Office – 206 Main North Road Clare SA 5453
p: (08) 8841 4208

For details about this year’s Golf SA Country District Pennant > Click here

For details about this year’s Golf SA Men’s Sand Greens Championship > Click here

About the Events

Discussions on a Sand Greens Championship for South Australia began in August 1981 by the then South Australian Golf Association (SAGA).  The eventual model adopted was based on that used by New South Wales and Victoria.  The inaugural Sand Greens Championship was held at the Port Pirie Golf Club on 25-26 Sep 1982 with a Trophy provided by the Association. The Entry Fee was $5. A Division started in 1982 while a B Division was included in 2007.

The Country District Pennant competition comprises of the eight Country Districts, as designated by Golf SA, drawn into two Divisions (A & B). Both the Men's and Women's teams from each District will be in the same Division and teams must comprise five nominated male players and three nominated female players. 

The seeding of each District Team will be determined on their placing in the Combined Teams Total Table from the previous year                            

Eligible players for the event are male and female amateur golfers whose home club (the body which has primary responsibility for ensuring the proper administration of a player’s handicap) is a Member Club of a Country District affiliated with Golf SA.  However an eligible player can only represent the Country District in which their Home Club is a member in accordance with the Golf SA's Constitution.