On Monday 16 August the Glenelg Golf Club hosted the 41st Rhonda Watson Brooch. Nine SA Clubs were represented. The day began with fresh baked pastries and Coffee after the golf ladies enjoyed lunch in the Member’s Lounge. Sue Tuohy, Rhonda’s daughter, attended to present the trophy.
Glenelg Golf Club is very proud of Rhonda. Hopefully this event will continue in the coming years to commemorate her service to golf and her many achievements.
The event is contested in two divisions, Silver for GA handicaps 15 and under, and Bronze for handicaps 15.1 to 23.9. In the Silver Division Glenelg was represented by Jo Ricourt, Louise Pike, Jill McDonald, and Bronze Division by Anna Standish, Joan Ferrier, Jennifer Carlaw.
Thanks to our Pro Shop and Hospitality Staff, and the Ladies Committee for running the event.
|Winner||Kooyonga||Aggregate Gross Score||255|
|Runner-Up||Blackwood||Aggregate Gross Score||261|
|Nett Winners||Mt. Osmond||229|
Monday 16th August 2021
– Winning Team & Runner-Up Team
Mrs Rhonda Watson OAM
Rhonda was born 13 October 1929.
Rhonda joined Glenelg Golf Club in 1948 as a Junior Member and in 1951 commenced her first year of 26 years playing for the Club in Pennant competitions.
Rhonda’s daughter Sue Tuohy, and grandson Ben Tuohy, were both Members of Glenelg’s successful Pennant teams and are active Members of the Club.
Rhonda won 12 State Championships and 13 Club Championships.
In 1959, Rhonda was the first lady to obtain a scratch handicap in South Australia.
Rhonda represented South Australia for many years as part of the State team and in 1962 and 1966 she was selected to represent Australia in the Tasman Cup Team.
In 1968, she won a Gold Laurel Wreath Brooch for playing par golf at Glenelg and in 1969, won the Champion of Champions trophy.
In 1970, Rhonda was non-playing captain of the Australia Tasman Cup team.
Rhonda was involved in the administration of Women’s golf at a Club, state and national level on various committees.
Rhonda was awarded:
• Life Membership of Glenelg Golf Club, the first lady to be honoured in this way
• Life Membership of the South Australia Ladies Golf Union
• OAM in 1978 for her services to golf
• Inaugural inductee into the SA Golf Industry Hall of Fame in 2011
Rhonda Watson OAM sadly passed away on 26 September 2019.