Pennant Golf at Latrobe
Latrobe Golf Club has a proud history of competing in pennant competition. The club views pennant as a way to build the club’s identity and camaraderie by entering our best players in the highest level of golf available to amateur golfers. Currently Latrobe has four teams entered in the Golf Victoria’s Pennant Competitions. Our men’s team is playing in Section 1 and the Colt’s team in playing in Section 2. Both women’s teams are playing in Section 3 of the Sunday and Friday pennant competitions. At a more local level we have teams entered in Junior Pennant, Men’s Senior’s, Women’s Interclub and Women’s Mid-Week Matchplay.
In 1948 the club entered men’s and women’s teams in the Victorian Golf League Pennant competitions. The women’s C Grade team brought the club its first pennant flag in 1950. In 1952 the club had expanded the course to a full 18 holes and teams were entered in the Victorian Golf Union and Victorian Ladies Golf Union. The women’s teams were successful during the 1960’s winning four pennant flags and having a team in the top pennant section for three years. The men’s teams had limited success in the 1950’s and most of the 60’s. In 1969 the men’s team brought the club its first VGU pennant win. The Colt’s team provided welcome VGU pennant wins in 1962 and 1974 and the men’s team won again in 1977. In the 1980’s the men’s teams were very successful culminating with the clot’s team winning Section 1 in 1989. Win’s for the men’s and colt’s teams in 1983 and 1986 lead to Latrobe competing in Section 1 men’s pennant for the first time. In 1988 men’s team was unlucky to lose the Section 1 pennant final 4-3. It would be 1997 before the men’s team won again. The women’s teams won the Section 8 pennant in 1985 and Section 4 in 1988. A long pennant flag drought during the 1990’s was broken by the men in 1997 and the women in 2003 and 2004, winning 3 flags in two years and another in 2007. Currently the men’s and colts teams are enjoying a successful period. Recent pennant wins have seen the men’s team moving up through the competition and they are now competing in Section 1 pennant and the Colts team competing in Section 2.