South Australia Pennant History Glenelg's Recent Pennant History 2019 Glenelg's Pennant Success 2020 Pennant Season 2021 Pennant Season #TeamGlenelg Pennant News

Pennant Golf

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.