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Women’s Social Days – You asked for it, it’s happening

We had a huge response to our recent preferences survey and a key response was players wanting dedicated women’s events, including skills training, meet ‘n greets, and learn to play clinics.

As well, we have spoken to a lot of women players and the partners of male players about dedicated women’s events and the response again has been very positive.

So, it’s happening!  Join In!

The first two Women’s Social Days will take place in March, at the Bald Hill and Stony Creek courses, using the front 9 holes of both courses.  Ruffey Lake may be added in future months.

We would like the Women’s Social Days to become a regular event on the MDGC calendar, so the days and times we hold these events will be organised according to what works for the majority of the player pool. You decide.  We will come up with flexible ways to include as many players as possible.

Events will be free to MDGC members and $5.00 for anyone who would like to play casually. If it is the first event you have played with MDGC it is free.

To join the club or renew your membership please click here.  Non-Member casual fees can be paid here.

All participants must be members of  Australian Disc Golf for insurance purposes.  It is free to join here. 

The competition is open to all ages but minors must be accompanied but an adult. We have loaner disc sets for anyone who does not have their own discs.

Prizes will be awarded similar to our Mixed Socials

Not only are we looking for players in the events and skills clinics, we are also seeking people who would like to take the extra step and assist with the events and become leaders for the events.

We can offer training and support for anyone who would be willing to do this, and we are hoping that by the end of Season 1 we have an event that is for women and run by women. Think about it please – be the change you seek.

What’s not to like with all of this, we can’t think of anything, but if you can, please let us know – we welcome suggestions and feedback.

Also, if you are interested in being involved, but can’t make any of the events, or you would like more information, please send an email to women@melbournediscgolf.com and we will try to accommodate your requests.

Season 1 of the Women’s Social Days will run until the end of June and the tentative dates are listed below. These may change to suit the majority of the player pool.

March:   Stony Creek, Saturday March 6, Bald Hill, Saturday March 12

April:      Stony, Saturday April 2, Bald Hill  Sunday April 10

May:      Bald Hill, Saturday May 14, Ruffey Lake, Sunday May 22,

June:      Bald Hill, Sunday June 12,  Ruffey Lake, Saturday June 18,

The schedule for each round will be as follows.

12:30pm learn to play session for any new players. The sessions will run for 30 to 45 minutes.

There will be a short players meeting from 1:15pm with a planned tee off of approx. 1:30 pm. The round should take between 60-90 minutes depending on how crowded the course is.

Note: Stony Creek Parking can be tight at the Hyde Street entrance.  Please find additional parking on Hughes & Beverly Street to the North of the course and follow the walking paths to the start of the course.   There is currently no water or toilet provided at Stony Creek, however MDGC is working with Council to provide a porta-loo. 

More information on Stony Creek course can be found here. 

The Bald Hill course has toilets/water and more information can be found here.

Ruffey Lake has toilets/water and more informations can be found  here.


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