In a small rural town in the southeast corner of South Australia, the ladies of Lucindale Golf Club gathered for their annual Volkswagen Scramble event this month.
For a town that boasts a population just short of 600 people they have been a mainstay on the Scramble schedule for more than a decade, and it’s been the women of Lucindale who have been the driving force behind the event.
Their passion for the game has seen them enjoy plenty of success only the way too, taking out the State Final on multiple occasions and progressing to the Championship final where they have twice finished in second place.
Taking out this year’s event was the team of Rachel Smith, Karena Higgins, Rosie Legoe and Megan Watson who are regulars in the tournament.
“I think we have entered the Scramble every year it’s been here at Lucindale,” said team member Rosie Legoe.
“We were pretty lucky I think. We have a one in 10 chance and we managed to play well enough to win.”
The Women’s Volkswagen Scramble runs alongside the Mixed events and has continued to grow since its inception back in 2005 with almost 50 events running across the country this season.
“The Women’s Volkswagen Scramble is becoming very popular amongst golf clubs,” said PGA of Australia National Events Coordinator, Louise Meagher.
“The ladies really embrace the team element of the Volkswagen Scramble and the camaraderie that comes with it.”
Winning teams from local events progress to the State Finals which will be held across the country in March 2020 where winning teams assemble at a premium venue in each state to battle for the chance to make the Championship Final in May.
“We made the State Final a few years back but I had to miss it for a family commitment. I can tell you I’m not going to miss it this season,” Legoe said.
If you club is interested in running a Women’s Volkswagen Scramble please contact the PGA Events Division on 03 8320 1999 to lock in a date so you don’t miss out.