Date: June 03, 2013
Author: ClubsNSW

Shelly Beach Golf Club is NSW’s #1 Club

Shelly Beach Golf Club has taken out the coveted People s Choice Award at a gala event held in Sydney last night. The Central Coast club beat out almost 1,500 other clubs across the state to take out the top prize at the 2013 ClubsNSW Clubs and Community event at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 20,000 votes were lodged in this year s People s Choice competition, an increase of 42 percent on last year. Voters were asked to rate clubs out of 10 across four categories; value for money, food, entertainment and community service. The votes for each club were then divided by the total club membership to make sure larger clubs did not have an unfair advantage. Clubs NSW CEO Anthony Ball congratulated the club, which has seen a 305% growth in membership over the past five years. With such an astounding growth in membership over such a short period of time, it s clear that the team at Shelly Beach Golf are doing an amazing job, he said. In addition to being named the state’s top club, Shelly Beach Golf will also get a $10,000 cash prize, with the club and a charity of their choice sharing the prize money. Clubs are crucial social hubs in any community; they bring people together. The People s Choice Award is important because it s our evaluation; it lets the club industry know what people appreciate and gauge how we can do an even better job. One lucky entrant from Sydney s south-west also won a holiday for two people including return flights to Mauritius, seven nights accommodation at the luxurious 5-star Hilton Resort & Spa, $1000 spending money, return private car transfers, and breakfast and dinner daily. The 2013 ClubsNSW People s Choice competition is sponsored by Community First Credit Union, with 2GB joining as a media partner.

Past winners:

YEAR / CLUB 2012 Club Sapphire 2011 Milton-Ulladulla Ex-Services Club 2010 Castle Hill RSL 2009 Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club 2008 Campbelltown Catholic Club