The 17 Years & Under Golf Championships commenced in 1977 but were preceded by seven years of annual interstate competition between New South Wales and Queensland boy’s teams. Since 1970, these two teams have been competing for the “Gavin Semple Shield” in honour of an Inspector of Schools in Queensland who donated the trophy to the competition.
SSA 12 & Under Golf commenced in Victoria in 2002 at Beaconhills Golf Club in Victoria with the competing states being NSW and Victoria. Rob Bowtell (Vic), Ross Abbott (NSW) and Mike Murray from Victoria Primary School Sports Association were the driving forces in initiating the first competition.
For more information about SSA 17 Years & Under Golf History click here.
For more information about SSA 12 Years & Under Golf History click here.