Glenelg Golf Club’s #TeamGlenelg has a strong history in Junior, Men’s, Women’s and Senior Pennant Golf in South Australia having won their first cup back in 1940.
“I think it’s fair to say we have forged a reputation as a force in Pennant Golf in SA. In other words, we are now the hunted!”
South Australia Pennant History
The Simpson Cup, named after Mr Fred N Simpson, was inaugurated in 1927 ‘…For the annual competition between several city clubs…’ Fred Simpson was a member of the family that established the Simpson white goods industry in South Australia.
The Simpson Cup was originally for competition between Kooyonga & Royal Adelaide from 1927 to 1938. Post World War 2 the Grange & Glenelg joined in the fray with the competition being modified and altered from time to time with finals and additional club teams. In 2008 Southern District and Mid-North District entered teams in the competition.
The start of Women’s Pennant has a less certain history dating back to 1929 when ‘…three wooden shields, black with silver lettering, were purchased for A, B & C Grade – cost not to exceed £2/2/- each…’
The SA Pennant Competition continues to evolve and expand in its effort to provide competition golf between clubs at the highest level. Adaption of technology such as on-line competition management and scoring has simplified administration of the Competition for all concerned.
The highlight of the current Competition is no doubt the Final where Simpson Cup & Sanderson Cup (Women’s A1) are played at one of the ‘sand-belt’ golf Clubs drawing five hundred and more spectators each year.
Please visit Golf Australia for more history and information about SA Pennant.
Glenelg's Recent Pennant History
2005 – 2011: 7 years – 7 flags
- 2 x Sanderson Cup
- 1 x Pike Cup
- 2 x Bonnar Cup
- 1 x Sharp Cup
- 1 x Women’s A3
Director of the Glenelg Coaching Academy, Gareth Jones came to the Club in 2011/2012, bringing a winning formula to the Club, implementing a Pennant training program with a focus on the short game. Since Gareth’s Appointment as Head Coach of Japan Golf, our coaching staff have continued to focus on Gareth’s methods and consult with him on a regular basis when he is home.
2012 – 2019: 8 years – 19 flags
- 4 x Simpson
- 4 x Sanderson Cup
- 3 x Bonnar Cup
- 3 x Pike Cup
- 2 x Sharp Cup
- 2 x Women’s A3
- 1 x Women’s A4
I think it’s fair to say we have forged a reputation as a force in Pennant Golf in SA. In other words, we are now the hunted!
2019 Glenelg's Pennant Success
2020 Pennant Season
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on golf club events, the 2020 Junior, Men’s and Women’s Pennant Golf season were cancelled.
However, the 2020 Senior Pennant season went ahead and #TeamGlenelg brought home the Senior Div 2 flag!
#TeamGlenelg are raring to go for the 2021 season and will be back to bring home more flags than ever before!
2021 Pennant Season
This year #TeamGlenelg are looking to continue their winning streak, competing in the Simpson Cup, Bonnar Cup, Sanderson Cup, Pike Cup, Sharp Cup, Junior Div 2, Women’s A3 and Cleek 2 Cup.