Schools are invited to send teams to the World Schools Golf Challenge to experience the sporting, cultural and educational experiences that the region and the tournament have to offer.
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Schools Golf Challenge follow this
Entries are due to close on Friday March 9th. So we would encourage all schools intending to travel to the Mornington Peninsula for the Asia-Pacific World Schools Golf Challenge to process their entry forms and return them to the organisers.
You can complete your entry online or download an entry form from our website.
Schools who have completed entry forms include:-
Auckland Grammar School, Auckland, New Zealand
Camberwell Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
Golden Bay High School, Takaka, New Zealand
Henley High School, Adelaide, South Australia
John McGlashan College, Dunedin, New Zealand
Massey High School, Auckland, New Zealand
St Andrews College, Christchurch, New Zealand
St Bede’s College, Melbourne, Victoria
Otumoetai College, Tauranga, New Zealand
St Peters School, Cambridge, New Zealand
Waitaki Boys High School, Oamaru, New Zealand
Walvis Bay High School, Walvis Bay, Namibia
Whangarei Boys’ High School, Whangarei, New Zealand
There are several other schools who have contacted us to say they are coming but have yet to send in their entry.
We have some excellent accommodation options in Mornington so contact us to discuss and we can help you.
Several schools have opted to stay at Moonah so that is shaping to be a hive of activity during the week. It also affords those schools the chance for some fun interactive activities during the week.
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We have been advised that Mr. Martin Dixon, the Victorian State Minister for Education, has accepted an invitation to attend the closing ceremony and to assist the presentations.
We're grateful that Mr. Dixon has been able to put aside some time to attend the WSGC and look forward to hosting him at Eagle Ridge.
CAMBERWELL GRAMMAR SCHOOL - ASIA PACIFIC WORLD SCHOOL GOLF
This issue we introduce you to another school coming to Mornington – Camberwell Grammar School.
Camberwell is 125 years old and the following is a brief history of this well known Melbourne school from their website –
In February each year we celebrate the school’s foundation by A.B. Taylor in 1886. By 1908 the school had moved to Burke Road and it had taken on the characteristics of what we know today as one of Melbourne’s leading boys’ schools. The current Canterbury site was established in 1934 with the purchase of the mansion house Roystead and this landmark building has remained the focal point around which the expansion and development of the campus has taken place, a process that continues to the present day. . . Over 125 years only 9 Headmasters have presided over the school, a testament to the stability and longevity of our school.
Old Camberwell Grammarians include:-
Barry Humphries the hugely talented, actor artist and writer – creator of the characters Barry McKenzie and the internationally famous Dame Edna Everidge amongst others.
Our Ambassador, Adam Scott, competes this week in the Northern Trust Open at the legendary Riviera CC in Los Angeles. Fellow Australian Aaron Baddeley is defending champion and everybody’s favourite Fred Couples makes his 30th appearance at Riviera.
The following week Adam tees it up at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championships in Arizona.
Check out what Titleist equipment Adam is playing here>>>
The World Schools Golf Challenge association with Adam is in support of the Adam Scott Foundation now in its 6th year.
If you can take the time we encourage you to have a look at the Foundations website to learn what they’re about and you will see why we are delighted to be associated with Adam for more than just golf reasons.
Two of the courses we play are at Moonah – the Legends
and the Open Courses. Both present separate challenges and both will be long
remembered by our young golfers.
The Open Course
Open Course at Moonah was designed by legendary Australian golf Peter Thomson, a
five time winner of the British Open, and he says of his creation, “It measures
6783 meters, so it offers more than a casual stroll in the outdoors. It is a
mighty and ferocious test of golfing ability, the likes of which even the top
pros only occasionally experience. In terms of difficulty, I estimate a
club-handicapped player would merit an extra eight strokes assistance to return
a net par score, yet the course has great flexibility. It can be played at many
different lengths depending on tees selected.
“Indeed, it is expected that
the total length will only seldom be used for the real championship occasion.
“In addition to its conducive natural contours, the site
is blessed with ever-present wind of some direction and strength, and this
enhances its attributes. Planning has arranged that no particular direction is
especially helpful, it is always a factor.
The Leviathan of a course is a
new experience for Australian golf. Visitors will get a whiff of what top
championship play is really like."
The Legends Course
Course stands as a tribute to past champions who have contributed to the rich
history of Australian golf."
"In contrast to the Open Course, which was purpose built
to challenge the modern champion, the Legends Course will be a more friendly
golfing experience for players of all ages and abilities.
The course is a loop of 18 holes that generally
follow the valleys through a variety of landscapes ranging from ancient Moonah
woodlands to open links land. The fairways are generous and the putting surfaces
gentle, but the bunkering style is bold and wild in appearance.
meters, the course should be fun, but it won't be a pushover.
We trust the
Legends Course will do justice to the champions it honours and will inspire
others to emulate their feats."
Ross Perrett - Australasian Golf Design Course
We are in the last stages of finalising details for next
years WSGC in Thailand.
Dates and costings will be announced shortly. The set-up
we will have there is first class without the first class price tag and the
timing will almost certainly be early April.