Locking their spot early into The Scramble schedule has earned Cooma Golf Club two spots at the Regional Finals in October. 

Located an hour south of Canberra, Cooma Golf Club drew a record number of Scramble entrants to their 2024 event. 

Making a concerted effort to have their date on the calendar secured when the schedule was first released proved fruitful for Cooma, who for the first time in the club’s history had more Scramble visitors participate than from the host club. 

In a field of 108 players, the winners were out of towners, Michael Bottom, Steven Dunn, Clayton Till and Charlie Filtness from Coolamatong Snowy Mountains Country Club coming out on top with a score of 56.62 nett. 

But they were not the only winners, with Josh Shortland, Mark Croker, Stephen Kelly and Luke Croker also earning a spot at the Regional Final after the heartbreak of finishing second by just 0.13 of a shot. 

“The highlight for us was to have enough teams to send two teams to the Regional Finals for the very first time,” said Cooma Golf Club Scramble Coordinator, Angela Andrews 

“For us, as a small regional volunteer run club, that is a very big achievement. 

“We registered our Scramble date as soon as possible with the PGA, ensuring that our event was listed from the start of the Scramble year. We also did some of our own targeted advertising through Meta. 

“We had a lot of entrants from other clubs, not only in our region but also from Canberra and from the South Coast. 

“We had more teams participate this year than we’ve ever had before. This is also the first year where visitors from other clubs outnumbered locals.” 

Cooma hopes that as much thought and planning that was put into hosting the event will result in further growth in Scrambles in the future. 

“We’d like to continue to build on our success this year and host even more teams going forward,” Angela added. 

“We worked hard to ensure that our event ran seamlessly from beginning to end. 

“We hope that our reputation for running a great event leads to more entries in the years to come.” 


Scrambles in May 

Sunday, May 12 

Parkes Golf Club – Mixed Open 


Saturday, May 18 

Broome Golf Club – Mixed Open 

Gundagai Golf Club – Mixed Open 


Sunday, May 19 

St Helens Golf Club – Women’s Open 

Tea Tree Golf Club – Mixed Open 

Kiama Golf Club – Mixed Open 


Sunday, May 26 

Cowra Golf Club – Mixed Open 


Friday, May 31 

Carbrook Golf Club – Mixed Open