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Southport Golf Club is proud to announce the

61st Gold Coast Open Championship supported by Audi Centre Gold Coast

Sunday 24th February 2019 at Southport Golf Club

18 Hole Stroke and entry includes a Barbecue Lunch

61st GC Open Championship 2019 click here for printable entry form

Entries close 19th February 2019

Please contact Southport GC 07 55 711 444 or for event information  

Click above link for Fundraiser event to support local Chad Johnson and his team attending The World Games. Played at Emerald Lakes Golf Course on Friday 15th February 2019.  Registration open to individuals or teams.

RSVP or Register your interest to Wayne Grady Event at or 0407 402 933

Fund Raiser Event


The GCDGA Management committee wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Happy Safe Golf Holiday.


G.C.D.G.A Congratulates You !

Elvis Smylie GCDGA 2018 Div 1 Pennant

Recently Elvis was selected to play in the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championships held at La Costa – USA. Elvis acquitted himself extremely well against the best there is in junior golf on the world stage. After 4 rounds he finished second, one shot behind the winner, who incidentally, had a home course advantage. Congratulations Elvis.

But more, 2018 has been an outstanding year for junior golfer, Elvis Smylie, member of Southport Golf Club.

Earlier this year he represented QLD in the state of origin series against NSW where he won all of his matches.

He then went on to win the Tasmanian Junior Masters recording 14 under par.

In early September this year he finished second in the Gary Player classic.

He was a member of the victorious QLD State Junior team which won the Australian Championships, in doing so Elvis only lost one match.

He finished tied with three others in the QLD Boys amateur and came second as a consequence of a play off.

At a district level in our GCDGA Pennants playing in Div 1 for Southport he won all of his matches bar one, going down to Inia Logan from Emerald Lakes. He also won this year’s Burleigh Cup by 5 shots.

He captained our Inter-district junior team against BDGA earlier this year, recording a win for his team in this event.

Elvis is our district representative at the Greg Norman Junior Masters currently being played at Palmer Colonial and Palmer Gold Coast courses. We wish him well, with the final round to be played this Thursday morning. Good luck Elvis.

It must be said that Elvis is an excellent role model for junior golf in our district, a wonderful ambassador for his club, and doubtless his parents, Peter and Liz, must be very proud of what he has achieved so far.

Southport Golf Club Div 1 Pennant Team

Monday 14th January 2019 G.C.D.G.A. Junior Summer Cup

OPEN to boys & girls with a golflink handicap

Played at Southport Golf Club 7.00am Shotgun Start

Gross & Nett Events 0-15 & 16-36 Boys & Girls

Registration closes on 10th January 2019 tee sheet available January 12th via email


Junior Summer Cup

Club Event News:  Men’s Amateur Cup

Test your golf skills at Palm Meadows upcoming Black Marker event on Thursday 20th December 2018 for a 12.30 pm Shotgun Start.

The course will be setup in tournament conditions and will be a challenge for any golfer.

We have some great prizes on offer with The Mercure Gold Coast Resort, Stone & Wood, Young Henry’s, CUB and Joel Mercieca Golf Coaching as major sponsors. We will also giveaway a carton of beer for anyone who breaks their handicap.

Registrations Open  9 am Thursday 6th December

12.30 pm Shotgun Start
The Proshop can register players from 10.30 am on the day, please be ready at your cart for a 12.15 pm briefing.

2018 Champion of Champions Results

Played at Parkwood Int. Sunday 11th November 2018

Congratulations to Parkwood International for hosting such a great day for our second attempt to gather all our clubs for the Champions this year to become “The Brian Oberman” golfer of the year plus our B and C Grade champs who seem to be forgotten step forward and be counted.

Thanks to Boomerang farm, Tally Valley, Tallebudgera, Surfers Paradise, Arundel Hills, Tamborine Mt, Canungra, Parkwood Int. and Southport Golf Clubs who made their players available for this events success.

It is most disappointing to have so many of our major clubs not represented today, I really hope clubs advised their players of the event in the first place, who would not want to be the Champion  of Champions of the G.C.D.G.A. as is Fuya Hasegawa of Arundel Hills is today.  Congratulations for an incredible score of 71 Gross in difficult conditions.  Runner-Up Karl Mariu, Parkwood and B Grade Mick Jolly Surfers Paradise 75 c/b and Runner-Up Tom Kerr, Tamborine Mt with 75.

C Grade winner Mathew Hilder Arundel Hills with 83 from Jack Wood Southport with 89.  Captain of the year was popular (For whatever the reason) Anthony Sams (Parkwood) but I must say there was some tension within the group regarding home courses advantage but the District match committee jumped on this straight away and calmed the situation down immediately – well done Anthony.

The club of the year was won by Tally Valley and Captain John Connors and his team were stoked with the win.

So the end to another great event and thank you to those clubs who did make it all possible.

A Grade                     Fuya Hasegawa                   Arundel Hills             71

Runner-Up               Karl Mariu                           Parkwood Int.             75 c/b


B Grade                     Mick Jolly                              Surfers Paradise        86

Runner-Up               Tom Kerr                               Tamborine Mt            91


C Grade                     Mathew Hilder                    Arundel Hills                83

Runner-Up               Jack Wood                            Southport                    89


Captain                      Anthony Sams                     Parkwood Int.              34 Points


Club of the Year                              Tally Valley

2018 Champion of Champions




It is with great sadness to report the passing of one of the Association’s most highly regarded executive committee members over many years Mr Percy Roberts.

Percy first joined the executive committee of the Association in 1977 and served for the following six years where his personal commitment to the Association was outstanding. He was very involved in the restructuring many of our golf programs to ensure golf on the Gold Coast continued to prosper.  He was especially involved in the setting up of new junior programs to ensure all young golfers were well prepared before joining any golf club in our District.  Percy was a great believer in clubs with strong junior programs ensured longer life for any club.

Percy, although standing down from the executive committee in 1983 continued to fulfill  his  roll of club delegate for his beloved Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf club and remained in that position for many years.

In 1983 Percy was awarded Life Membership of the Association for the undeniable commitment he has shown over many years as a member. He was still attending our delegates meetings until 2016 when his health began to decline.

Percy was one of our most popular attendees at our delegates meetings which showed exactly how he was accepted within our community.

We are very sorry to lose a great servant to the game of golf-his golf club and the Golf Coast District Golf Association .