Pathway to Golf

We are excited to announce that applications are now being taken for our next Pathway to Golf Program commencing September 2024.

The Program is designed specifically for beginner and novice golfers. Fronted by Golf Professional Josh Shaw, the program is an ideal option for non members wanting to learn the basics of golf and gaining confidence on course, before committing to a club membership.

Structured over 12 weeks and available on Mondays, Fridays or Saturdays, it’s the first step towards a new golfing lifestyle and a great way to meet new friends!

The program includes:
• Free Equipment Hire
• 8 x 60 minute Group Clinics
• 4 x 6 holes with a Club Mentor
• Maximum 6 per class
• Social Golf access after 3pm with Club Mentor/Members
• Access to practice facilities and unlimited range balls
• Optional club fit

So if you have a partner, friend, neighbour, family member or work colleague who has always wanted to take up golf, now is the perfect time!!

Classes Commence September 2024

Places are limited, so please book early. Gift Vouchers are available!

Any Flinders Golf Club members who may be interested in being a Club Mentor for new golfers are asked to contact Carol Tracey

For further information please contact the office.
Pathway to Golf Application Form

For further information please contact our Membership Services on 5989 0583 or via email


“I found the 12 weeks a great way to become familiar with golf and also meet some new friends who are also beginners. The club was most welcoming and the members very patient with us on the buddy days. I would recommend this pathway to golf as it is the right amount of time to find out if golf is for you. I have recommended the course to a number of people who are thinking of taking up golf.”
Sam Simpson 

“The Pathways Program was amazing and so much fun. It made me feel very welcome at FGC right from day one. The emphasis was always to enjoy ourselves. There was no pressure to join the Club but our group did join and now play together every week socially. – Sue Slater”

“I couldn’t have a found a better way to be introduced to golf. I had always wanted to try the game, coming from a family a golfers, but not had the opportunity. Pathways was perfect way to learn skills and develop more skills and friendships. Looking forward to my times on the course. – Suzie Wakefield”
“What a great program, after being ‘talked’ into it by my husband, I am now a happy golfer playing regularly. We were so welcomed by everyone involved in the Pathway program and at the Flinders Gold Club. Even now, long after we finished, the team are still making sure our golf participation is an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this program – even if you have never considered playing golf but, watch out, you will get hooked! – Deb Lever”
“My experience with the first pathway clinic was all positive. Firstly, it provided me with the opportunity to decide if I wished to play golf.  The group clinics were great, not too intense.   Josh was always patient and positive. He never bombards you with comments and instructions, but guides you gradually through your strokes. It was great to have buddies and mentors to take us out on the course. Meeting other new members has been reassuring and we now always have someone to call on for a game. I am thoroughly enjoying the game, the club and the friendship that began in the Pathway clinic. Thank you to all the mentors and to Josh. – Prue McLaughlin”
“Brilliant program. I’m not a sports person and thought I would never be able to hit a golf ball. That changed when I completed the Pathway Course. Josh, the professional , along with the support of a team of lovely Club members working as Buddies gave me the skills and encouragement to play golf. I’m still learning but have the confidence that I will get a handicap and enjoy playing golf with my husband and friends at Flinders Golf Club. – Sharann Johnson “

“The pathways program was exactly what I wanted, it provided a safe environment to gain the confidence to be able to play a game of golf. Josh did a great job at teaching us the skills involved and the buddies gave us the support to put those skills into practice. Pathways gave me the opportunity to be a part of a group and have I made many new friends. – Trish Maginness”
“The Pathways program offered at Flinders GC was an easy entrée into the world of golf for a rather late starter! I was a bit nervous about learning but found that the relaxed atmosphere, great teaching by Josh, the camaraderie of the other participants and a healthy dose of laughter put my qualms to rest. The beauty of the surroundings certainly add to the enjoyment and I am very happy to now be a new club member too! – Gillian Hund”