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Elsternwick Cup

The first round of our new major trophy, the Elsternwick Cup, will be played on 30 May.  The second round of this stroke event will be played on 6 June. 

From the trophy’s inception in 1957 until 1998, women were not considered to be Full Members of the Elsternwick Golf Club. It was known as the Associates Cup and played in a separate mid-week competition.   In 1999 The Elsternwick Cup was continued as a prized major trophy for the newly established Elsternwick Park Women’s Golf Club (EPWGC). EPWGC was one of the first clubs to introduce Saturday competition golf for women.

Nepean Women’s Golf Club is pleased to have the Elsternwick Cup as a new major trophy.  Now that the EPWGC has closed, and many of its former members have joined our Club, we are delighted to acknowledge the history of the Cup and EPWGC by making this event a permanent part of the Nepean playing program. 

Charity Day

Our Charity Day on 9 May 2024 was a great success raising more than $2500 for Ovarian Cancer Australia.

Approximately 55 people took part in the day, or made a donation.  Most players dressed in teal/white – the colours of Ovarian Cancer Australia.

We thank our wonderful sponsors, OnetoAnother, who generously donated $1000 towards the total as well as prize packs.  Thanks also go to: the Brighton Golf Course Golf Pro, Luke O’Sullivan, for his donation of a lesson to the winning group; the Brighton Golf Course Pro Shop for its donation of balls; and the House of Golf Mentone for donating gift vouchers.

Harmony Week

As we played golf on 21 March we will recognised the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The day is part of Harmony Week (Monday 18 to Sunday 24 March 2024) which was a time to celebrate Australia’s multiculturalism.  Our cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are.

Nearly half (49 per cent) of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was.  Since 1945, more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia.

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

Find out more at https://www.harmony.gov.au/

Vale

Vale – Bettie Campbell 2024

Bettie Campbell, a life member, passed away on 22 January 2024.

Bettie joined Nepean in 1980 and served on the Committee from 1986 to 1993. She took on the Presidency from 1991 to 1993 ensuring the smooth transition of the Captaincy after the untimely death of Margaret King. She was one of the early Trustees from the mid 1980s and one of the strongest advocates of our clubhouse, relinquishing her role as Trustee in 2005 after many years.

She was also a very competitive golfer, winning several medals. In 1998 she took out the B Grade Club Championship.

She was a strong and steady influence on the club throughout her entire time as a Nepean member and was made a Life Member in 2000.

Bettie was always kind, generous and gracious but also a formidable force. A true lady who will be sadly missed by those who knew her.

Vale – Penny Price 2023

Penny Price, a Life Member, passed away on Saturday 11 February 2023. 

Penny joined our Club in 1989 and carried out many roles with distinction. In 1991 she was Vice Captain, followed by Club Captain in 1992, 1993 and 1994. She was Club Champion more than 10 times and won many Club trophies.

She loved Nepean with a great passion. She was much admired by her fellow members who often sought her advice.

Penny will be greatly missed by the Club and the wider Brighton golf community.

Vale – Nola Reade 2022

Nola Reade, a Life Member, passed away on November 26, 2022.

Nola joined Nepean in 1994 and served on the Committee from 2000 as both Vice President and President until 2005. During this time she was very active in fund raising for the charities that Nepean supported and very generous, personally, with donations to the club.

After her Presidency she was instrumental in gathering, scanning and organizing historical documents and photos for the club.  She was made a Life Member in 2009.

Nola was ever bubbly and vivacious with a sharp mind and wit to match it.  She is a lady who will be sadly missed by those that knew her.