Media Release

Sandhurst Club Celebrates Australia Day with Golfing Tradition


Sandhurst Club

Sandhurst Club celebrated its 10th Anniversary of Australia Day with the golfing tradition of St Andrews Golf Club in Scotland, the home of golf where the game was first played some 600 years ago. 

Each year after being piped onto the first tee, the Club Captain hits a ball which is chased by the caddies, the caddie who retrieves the ball wins a much sought after gold sovereign.

The tradition was first introduced to Sandhurst Club by Australian Golfing Legend and Sandhurst Golf Course Designer Peter Thomson, who in 2002 before the course was opened, hit the ball into a paddock on the now first tee into metre high grass. It took the children of Sandhurst 30 minutes to find it.

Last Thursday Australia Day, local Scottish Piper Ian Arrell, for the 10th time after the official raising of the flag and the national anthem, piped the Sandhurst Community from the Clubhouse on the hill down to the first tee.

Newly announced Golf Captain Peter Maher then met the challenge with a great drive down the first tee and with the course in top condition junior golfer Maitias soon had the ball in hand.hand.


Ian Arrell pipes Junior Golfer Maitias, the winner of the ball chase
to the first tee with members of the Sandhurst community.

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Ron Smith, Corporate Media Communications, Sandhurst - Mobile: 0417 329 201