Even though Sedge Links is a “short course” club we are very proud to be part of it and don’t be fooled, many people come to the Links thinking it will be an easy game, and by the time they reach the 18th hole are quick to admit it has a lot of challenges. It is a huge test of your short game and temperament with many holes having water hazards (just as a starter no.1 hole has water on either side plus a greenside bunker!).

The ladies section has on average 18 active players weekly, and we have great competitions and plenty of fun!. We do of course take our golf seriously and keep to the rules as per the R&A rule book, with some normal local rules.

This year we are very proud to have secured sponsorship through Pick ‘n Pay Sedgefield and Wimpy Sedgefield, a great feather in our cap and something we truly appreciate; Sedgefield is a small village and “supporting local” is very important to us. The committee try to make playing fun even when it’s serious! Weekly formats are planned for the year ahead and “special” games are scheduled well in advance to ensure all bases are covered on the day.

Golf is important but like with any club the social side is to, one of our most highly contested competitions of the year is the Islanders vs Villagers game.

We dress up in team colours /outfits and perform a war cry (aka the haka, each year is different) before the game starts. Bragging rights are given for the year for whoever wins the prized trophy. Last year the Islanders won by the smallest of margins, however, it was their turn as the Villagers had won three years on the trot, so it was the Islanders turn – fair is fair!

Every month we play a monthly Medal and Putt competition (we have 3 divisions Gold, Silver and Bronze) which is followed by a social get together, usually a braai or wood fired pizza’s cooked on site at Sedge Links (the best in Sedgefield in our opinion).


We also play a 3-month Eclectic competition and also a Knockout competition which runs over and above the normal mix of different weekly Stableford formats.


Club Championships are held over two weeks in early December, this being our most serious competition of the year, with players being announced onto the 1st Tee, which ramps the nerves up even more!


Winners are announced after our final game at our year end function. This year in conjunction with our sponsors Sedgefield Pick ‘n Pay and Wimpy, we are holding a newly created “Annual Ladies Open” Competition, whereby other lady players from surrounding clubs will be invited to play. We are hoping that this prized event will be hotly contested by all the local clubs.

We are extremely privileged to have the South African Ladies National Coach, Val Holland conduct monthly clinics for the ladies throughout the winter. Sunday mornings have been so much fun and the ladies games have dramatically improved because of them. Yes another feather in the cap for the golfing ladies of Sedge!

“One” of the great things about Sedge Links is that we have a diverse group of ladies; from different ages (ranging from the early 30’s to over 80’s) to different standards of golf which vary from a +1 handicap to a 23 handicap! Sedge Links is definitely worth a visit and we are always looking for new players to join us and welcome visiting ladies, even if just passing through for a game.