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Jiggers is a group of 32 golfers, mostly South African, who get together once a month at a course somewhere in the UAE. In addition, there is an annual away tour to a top golfing destination. Countries visited in the past include
Jiggers players aim to have a fun day out on the course once a month with a little healthy competition between ourselves to keep things interesting. The round of golf is followed by lunch, the payment of fines for various infractions on the course (all in good fun), and the opportunity to catch up with mates who you may not have seen since the previous Jiggers game. Membership is restricted to 32 players, i.e. 8 four-balls, making it easier to reserve tee times at the courses.
But what exactly is a jigger? The name Jiggers comes from the original hickory shafted wedge which was called a Jigger. There is even a pub in
St Andrews called Jigger Inn.
History of Jiggers - - -
Jiggers was established about 18 years ago (1988) in
, by Mike Wolfe and Dave Ramsay as a small informal grouping of a few mates playing golf once a month. The Society went dormant after a year and then was revived by Dave Ramsay and Durban, South Africa Rob Edgecombe in 1992. Rob Edgecombe was the captain for 10 years before moving to . Jiggers Dubai is still successfully running with a membership of 40 members. Durban
In November 2005 Jiggers Dubai was started by the founder members, being
Rob Edgecombe, Ernest Hosking, Wayne French and Kevin Smyth who also formed the Committee for the first three years. Rob Edgecombe was also the initial captain. He was succeeded by Bill Collins who served as captain between 2009 and 2011. During the Jiggers annual dinner in December 2011 Ernest Hosking was appointed captain for 2012 through to 2014. Rob Edgecombe remains the Jiggers Chairman.