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Presidents Trophy-Monday 18 July Royal Melbourne Golf Club

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Dear Members,

Please find attached the details for this year’s Presidents Trophy   Royal Melbourne GC – Monday 18 July  

Our quirky but popular competition starts with a nine-hole handicap stroke round with the top

four qualifiers progressing to sudden death match play to determine the winner.

Meet up at 8.45 am for a multi tee start to commence at 9.30 am

The following conditions will apply:

  • Players will be limited to seven clubs (regular clubs) and play from their daily handicap.
  • 9 Holes Stroke /Nett  (West Course ) Followed by a light lunch.
  • After lunch, the top four 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 matchplay index. (East Course)
  • Non qualifiers are encouraged to stay on and follow the match play.

 Cost: Golf and lunch $92.00 RMGC members $27.00   (All drinks at player’s expense.) All payments direct to the  Golf Society Aust account

2021 Winner Richard Fellner 



Royal Melbourne duo take out the Don Lawrence Trophy

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Don Lawrence Trophy - Yarra Yarra Golf Club - 30 May 2022

At Yarra Yarra, 36 players entered in the always hotly contested 4BBB Don Lawrence Memorial Trophy. Some morning withdrawals due to Covid and injury saw the field reduced to 32.

The 2021 winners Morag North and Bruce Sutherland teamed up to defend, along with some mixed pairings and many regulars with guests.

With much radar watching ,a forecasted wintery wet day loomed, as players ventured out. Pleasingly despite the steady rain all day, the field pushed on and completed their rounds.

As several soggy and indecipherable cards were returned the results were finally determined with the Royal Melbourne pairing of David Thomas and Tony Rule ( a twice winner with Andrew Thomson) winning with 41 points.

In the member & guest category, Tony Killen and guest Sam Kavourakis returned a fabulous score of 46 points.

For the benefit of new members and guests, Secretary Kim share around some original letters of Don’s.

One of interest was to Muriel Lawrence from Jack Nicklaus giving us an insight into how Jack was dubbed the Golden Bear by Don Lawrence.

After golf, hot snacks and refreshments were enjoyed as President Graeme Ryan and Kim made the presentations.

Don Lawrence Trophy Winners Tony Rule and David Thomas 41 pts
Runners up Garry Bos and Andy Phillips 40 pts
Best score by member and non-member guest Tony Killen and Sam Kavourakis 46 pts
Best nine out Garry Bos and Andy Phillips 22 pts c/b
Best nine in Tony Killen and Sam Kavourakis 24 pts
Longest Drive Men Daniel Pollard Women Kim Hastie
NTP Men 6th Andy Phillips 15th Jamie Holland
NTP Women 6th Karen Harding 15th N/A

Kim Hastie Honorary Secretary

Note This event started in 1996 in honour of Don Lawrence, recognising the significant contribution he made to golf journalism.

Handbook and Member Name Badges

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The 2022 Member Handbook is out now.

If you don’t wish to receive a Hardcopy, please advise the Secretary.

It can be emailed to you as a PDF document or view it on the Home Page.

Name Badge All members are provided with a resin magnetic Name badge.

To assist us please remember to wear it when attending one of our events.