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Presidents Trophy at Yarra Yarra Golf Club

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Yarra Yarra emerged from the lockdown down rest in superb condition and hosted the rescheduled Presidents Trophy.

President Graeme Ryan and Secretary Kim Hastie welcomed an enthusiastic field of 32 players to this popular event, which has a restriction of only 7 clubs in the bag.

The field was made up of many regulars and it was pleasing to see new members attending.

Nine holes of stroke was played in the morning with the top 4 nett scores progressing to a matchplay playoff in the afternoon.

As the field came in, some great scores were returned and with the help of the Proshop the top four scores were determined and announced at lunch.

Players enjoyed some very generous Yarra catering and those not participating further celebrated another get together with a glass of wine or two.

For the matchplay, players went off the 10th tee with a good gallery following. Top qualifier was John Trevorrow and played fourth qualifier Peter Stickley with Peter prevailing on their second hole the Par 3 11th.

In the other match Andy Phillips qualified second and played third qualifier and first-time entrant Robert Sarafov. Robert won on their first hole.

So, the finalists Peter and Robert progressed down the 12th hole. Both hit good drives and Robert set the scene with a superb iron into the green to sit comfortably.

Peter played a few nice shots in but conceded and Robert was declared this year’s Presidents Trophy winner.  Presentations, thanks you and a glass of champagne was enjoyed as the society successfully completed another event for 2020!

Kim Hastie
Honorary Secretary November 2020

Winner Robert Sarafov with President Graeme Ryan

Finalists Robert and Peter with Secretary Kim

Annual Hickory Day at Metropolitan Golf Club

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As golf returns and clubs welcome members and visitors back, our hickory enthusiasts were the first to the hit the fairways and enjoy some competition.

Metropolitan Golf Club hosted this 9-hole event and glorious spring weather was enjoyed, as players competed for the Frank Shepherd and Burtta Cheney trophies.

The winner of Frank Shepherd trophy for men was Grant McKay and Kim Hastie on her home course won the women’s Burtta Cheney trophy.

Players enjoyed some delicious snacks and Metropolitan hospitality at the after-golf presentations.

In keeping with tradition President Graeme Ryan came to talk to the group and present the winners with their trophies.

After months of lockdown, it was wonderful to be back enjoying the company of fellow members again.

The Golf Society thanks Metropolitan for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Honorary Secretary Kim Hastie
November 2020

Winners Grant and Kim with President G Ryan

John Trevorrow, Guenter-Oechsle, Max Findlay at Metro GC

Hickory Heroes Christmas Break up day at Woodlands Golf Club

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A good group of regular hickory players and guests participated in the final event for the year at the regular Christmas break up venue Woodlands Golf Club.

With the course in great condition and fine weather, the hickory enthusiasts enjoyed their 9 holes followed by a BBQ dinner.

Garry Bos and Paul Burgess announced the ever consistent Peter Stickley as the winner of the day.

All agreed it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon to close out the year and we look forward to many more events in 2021.

The Golf Society and hickory coordinator Max Findlay thank Woodlands Golf Club for their hospitality.

Winner Peter Stickley with Garry Bos and Paul Burgess

Rod, Paul & Jamie

Presidents Trophy 30 November 2020 Yarra Yarra GC

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President’s Trophy
Yarra Yarra Golf Club

567 Warrigal Road, Bentleigh East
Monday 30 November 2020

This popular competition will be a nine-hole handicap stroke round.
Meet at 10 am for a multi tee start to commence at 10.30am – Holes to be played will
be notified prior or on the day.
Following a light lunch, the top four Nett scores will qualify for a ‘sudden death’
match play play-off.
The following conditions will apply:

  • Players will be limited to seven clubs and play from their daily handicap.
  • The four best Nett scores will qualify for match play. If necessary, a count
    back will apply.
  • In the ‘sudden death’ play-off, strokes will be taken according to the universal
    match play index.

Cost $40.00 All drinks at players expense.

Name of Member……………………….Golf Link……………………………
Payment can be made direct to Golf Society of Australia
For Direct Debit bank details please contact the Secretary
If paid direct, please advise entry and payment by email to
Otherwise, please return this form before Thursday 26 November 2020 to the
Honorary Secretary
223 Wattletree Road Malvern Vic. 3144

Annual Hickory Day 2020

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Due to Stage 3 Restrictions this event is postponed.

Annual Hickory Day

Sunday 16 August at Kingston Heath Golf Club

Men’s and Women’s events
Playing for the Frank Shepherd and Burtta Cheney trophies

New Website Launched

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GSA has made a number of changes to its website. We have had a minor redesign and we have added some new features. In particular, the addition of the link to the MatchTracker database.

The bulk of the website is still a Members Only area, and to access those pages you will need to use member login details. If you wish to obtain such access, please contact the Honorary Secretary via the Contact Us menu.