COURSE of the MONTH

INDEX

Jun 06 - St.Patricks, Ireland
Jul 06 - Teia, Catalonia
Aug 06 - Stanley Park, Canada
Sep 06 - Portmarnock, Ireland
Oct 06 - Sant Cebria, Catalonia
Nov 06 - Papendal, Netherlands
Dec 06 - Horsholm, Denmark
Jan 07 - Shandon, Ireland
Feb 07 - Portal del Roc, Catalonia
Mar 07 - Terrey Hills, Australia
Apr 07 - Jones Beach Park, USA
May 07 - Gualta, Catalonia
June 07 - Stackallen, Ireland
July 07 - Sant Jaume, Catalonia
August 07 - Waverley, Australia
September 07 - La Rosaleda, Canary Islands
October 07 - Fornells, Catalonia
November 07 - RGSC, Ireland
December 07 - Centenary Park, UK.
January 08 - Chia Laguna, Italy.
March 08 - Royal Meath, Ireland.
April 08 - Imjelt, Norway.
May 08 - Les Goelands, France.
June 08 - Les Moulins, Verbier, Switzerland.
July 08 - Glenville, Ireland.
Aug 08 - Lloret Papalus, Catalonia.
Sep 08 - Southern Cross, Australia
Oct 08 - Overbetuwe, Netherlands
Nov 08 - Fermoy, Ireland
Dec 08 - St. Moritz, Switzerland
Jan 09 - Larkspur Park, Ireland
Feb 09 - Lleida, Catalonia
March 09 - Glanville Hall, Australia
April 09 - St. Stephen's, Ireland
May 09 - Kristtornskogen, Norway
June 09 - Bussloo, Netherlands
July 09 - West Palace, China
Aug 09 - Canberra International, Australia
Sept 09 - Teyco l'Ampolla, Catalonia
Oct 09 - Cloghogue, Ireland
Nov 09 - El Torrent, Andorra
Dec 09 - Colegio Medico, Chile
Jan 10 - 2Club Golf, Ohio, USA
Feb 10 - Mas Pages, Catalonia
Mar 10 - Locarno, Switzerland
Apr 10 - Erin's Isle, Ireland
May 10 - Queen Elizabeth Park, Canada
June 10 - Heerde, Netherlands
July 10 - El Vendrell, Catalonia
Aug 10 - Deerpark, Ireland
Sep 10 - Nuolen, Switzerland
Oct 10 - Tennis Mora, Catalonia
Nov 10 - Koekange, Netherlands
Dec 10 - Collinstown, Ireland
Jan 11 - Utsikten, Norway
Feb 11 - Pazo da Touza, Galicia
Mar 11 - Seapoint, Ireland
Apr 11 - Groningen, Netherlands
May 11 - St. Anne's, Ireland
Jun 11 - Bonarea, Catalonia
Jul 11 - Central Park, UK.
Aug 11 - Boiro, Galicia.
Sept 11 - Ring Commons, Ireland.
Oct 11 - Bryne & Kro, Norway.
Nov 11 - Vall d'Ordino, Andorra.
Dec 11 - Claycastle, Ireland.
Jan 12 - West Golf, Germany.
Feb 12 - Wolvega, Netherlands.
Mar 12 - Hcap 1, Catalonia.
Apr 12 - Valley View, Australia.
May 12 - SRV, Koh Chang, Thailand.

Course of the Month - Waverley, Melbourne, Australia.


The development of Pitch and Putt in Australia has taken many different routes, with some areas evolving what has become known as the Catalan standard, and others following what is seen to be the Irish standard.
Whilst courses around Adelaide took the Catalan path, the development of the Irish style of course evolved mainly from the city of Melbourne where the Waverley Pitch and Putt facility was established 17 years ago.

And any story about the Waverley course is also a story about Phil Shaw-Dennis, the courses owner, because it is under the strong guidance of Phil that the course has stamped itself as one of the best maintained and toughest courses in Australia and is a true test for players in elite competitions, always attracting a large number of competitors whenever there is a major competition calling.
In last years National Championship at Waverley, over 120 players descended on the course, mostly to lose the battle against the lightning fast greens but content to have subjected themselves to the test.

As one of the pioneers of the Irish style of Pitch and Putt in Australia, Phil Shaw-Dennis has seen courses come and go in the eastern parts of Australia, yet through all the ups and downs his Waverley course has maintained and strengthened its reputation, a testament to Phil's management skills.
His course now joins the growing band of courses nationally that are moving forward to a new era in Australian Pitch and Putt and at this years Australian Triple Crown, the perpetual trophy for the winner of the ladies division of the Australian International Open will be named after Phil, in honour of his contribution to Australian Pitch and Putt.
Early morning at Waverley.

Whilst the course has a reputation for being difficult to play, those who have mastered it include the current course record holder, Marc Fisher. Marc has blasted his way around in 43 on two occasions, and his efforts have won him recognition through membership of APPA's elite National Development Squad.
Waverley also has a loyal group of players who regularly travel to any major championship around the country.



Course record holder, Marc Fisher, in last years ANC.

The course is not only very popular with the Pitch and Putt regulars, but also attracts many corporate events and the Victorian Junior Golf championship each year.
It is hoped that we will soon see a major international event being hosted at Waverley so the elite of Pitch and Putt globally can test themselves on the hard and fast greens.


The Waverley course is a very popular venue with a full range of competitions catering to all levels with something happening every day of the week. Next time you are in Melbourne, pop in and have a round and you will be well looked after by Phil and the friendly staff.




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