Inside Golf : Inside Golf March 2017
senior amateurs 64 March 2017 | www.insidegolf.com.au www.insidegolf.com.au/events With Denis Dale email@example.com SENIOR AmAtEuR WRAP STATE SENIORS SET FOR A GREAT 2017 T heFebruary issue of Inside Golf highlighted the 2017 calendar of events that make up the Australian Senior Ranking system. This year there are 17 national level events that will include all the states and territories of Australia. While the national calendar is definitely a busy one there is also a lot happening in senior golf at the state level. Most states now have a year-long Senior Order of Merit competition and a review of the courses listed below reveals that senior golfers will enjoy competition on many of the best courses in Australia. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SENIOR ORDER OF MERIT The South Australian Senior Order of Merit competition began in 2012 with a six-tournament competition and continues to grow each year. The SASOOM events are stroke rounds with events for the Over 55s and also the Super Seniors (over 65 years). The winner of both the year-long Order of Merit in both sections is determined by aggregate points awarded over seven events. A points loading applies depending on if the event is a one, two or three round event. A minimum of four events must be contested. 2017 Senior Order of Merit Event 1 - 6th February @ South Lakes Event 2 - 27th February @ Blackwood Event 3 - 20th March @ Mt Osmond Event 4 - 3rd April @ Tea Tree Gully Event 5 - 8th May @ Flagstaff hill Event 6 - 29th May @ West Lakes Event 7 - 21st August @ Glenelg Event 8 - 28th August @ Royal Adelaide Event 9 - 31st Aug & 1st September @ The Grange & Kooyonga (National Ranking event) Event 10 - 4th - 6th September @ Tanunda Pines (SA Senior Amateur - National Ranking event) The 2016 South Australian Senior Order of Merit champion was Norm Cordina from Tea Tree Gully Golf Club defeating Nigel Turner (Links lady Bay) and Trevor Smith (Naracoorte). QUEENSLAND SENIOR ORDER OF MERIT Golf Queensland successfully introduced the Queensland Senior Order of Merit (QSOOM) to the calendar in 2013. Since then, the event has provided senior golfers with a cost effective and regular competition golf game. Predominantly based in south east Queensland, the QSOOM has around 24 events on the calendar played from Brisbane to Toowoomba and north to the Sunshine Coast. The event caters for both men and women over the age of 55 years old. The competition finishes in July to correspond with the playing of the two major events – the Gold Coast Senior Classic and the Queensland Senior Amateur Championship. This year there will be 36 events across the south-east corner of the state with the list of hosting golf clubs including many of the state’s best golf courses. Palmer Colonial, Wynnum, Bribie Island, Arundel, Redcliffe, Royal Queensland, Carbrook, Nudgee, Laidley, hills International, Indooroopilly, Pelican Waters, Pacific harbour, Coolangatta Tweed heads, Royal Pines, Sanctuary Cove, Gailes, Palmer Gold Coast, Redcliffe, Keperra, Maroochy River, Surfer’s Paradise, Brookwater, Bargara, Toowoomba, Toowoomba City, Bargara, Virginia, McLeod and Warwick. The prize winners for the 2015-6 PresCare QSOOM series were as follows: Winner Men’s Scratch: Mario La Chiusa Runner Men’s Scratch: Peter hannah Winner Women’s Scratch: Josie Ryan Runner Up Women’s Scratch: C heryl Sternberg Winner Men’s Nett: Joe McDermid Runner Men’s Nett: Tim Deakin Winner Women’s Nett: Wendy O’Connell Runner Up Women’s Nett: Gwen Clutterbuck Winner Men’s Super Senior: Philip Towle Runner Men’s Super Senior: Trevor Box Winner Women’s Super Senior: Adrienne Naismith Runner Up Women’s Super Senior: Margaret emerson All the information you need to play in any or all of the Queensland Senior Order of Merit events is available on the Golf Queensland web site (www.golfqueensland.org.au). Mario La Chiusa winner of the Queensland Senior Order of Merit. NSW SENIOR ORDER OF MERIT The NSW Senior Order of Merit competition continues to grow with the 2017 competition including 45 events across the state. The competition uses each golfer’s best 14 events. The 2017 calendar has events on many of NSW’s best metropolitan courses including St Michael’s, The Coast, Concord, Castle hill, Pennant hills, Royal Sydney, Bonnie Doon, The Lakes, The Australian, Avondale, Penrith, Stonecutter’s Ridge, Glenmore heritage Valley. Mona Vale, eastlakes. Manly, Oatlands, Pymble, Monash, Cabramatta, Carnarvon, Liverpool, Twin Creeks, Bankstown, Long Reef and Cromer. The number of regional and country courses once again has grown and in 2017 will include Belmont, Forster- Tuncurry, Wollongong, Gungahlin Lakes, Bowral, Pambula Merimbula, Tura Beach, Duntryleague, Coffs harbour, Bonville, Port Macquarie, Kooindah Waters, Wyong, Newcastle, Shelly Beach, Magenta Shores, Port Kembla, Camden, Windsor, Mollymook, Gold Creek and Federal. The NSW state amateur will be played at Bathurst Gold Club for the first time. At end of October a new event will be held at Moruya – the NSW Senior Open. The Senior Order of Merit Champion in 2016 was Ken Brewer from the Concord Golf Club. Brewer played some great golf to defeat Long Reef ’s Geoff Cranfield. Denis Dale ( Twin Creeks) won the Over 65s and Bob Zelesco (Camden) was a popular winner of the handicap section. The 2017 year began with the 2017 Forster-Tuncurry Seniors and visiting Port Macquarie golfer Brian Sams showed a glimpse of the top level golfing ability that had made him a regular inclusion in Australian senior teams some years ago with a round of 74. Sams defeated local senior Paul Connell by a stroke. Wyong legend Jack Parker was the winner of Over 65s with a fine round of 77. The second event was the 2017 Lake Macquarie Seniors held at the Belmont Golf Course. Bayview golfer Dale Tapper once again showed his liking for the beautiful seaside course and was the winner with a good round of 75. Tied for second place were Lester Peterson (Bardwell Valley) and John Bowron (everglades). The Coast Seniors event was next and a good field of more than 60 golfers took up the challenge of this coastal course. The clear winner with a very good round of 72 was Mona Vale’s Mark Pearson. In second place was Dunheved golfer Geoffrey Shute with a round of 76. In third place was a group of golfers on 77 that included Gary Wood, Ken Brewer, Neale Blizard and Gary Batman. The following day saw the St Michael’s Seniors and in fine conditions it was Port Kembla golfer Neil Bartley shoot the best score of the day with a round of 73. he was a one stroke winner over Bob hill (hurstville) and Darryl hearsch (Manly). St Michael’s and The Coast are neighbouring clubs and they combined to conduct a 36-hole event that included scores from each day. The combined winner was Ken Brewer from Concord who narrowly defeated Gary Batman from the Liverpool club. Dale Tapper winner of the 2017 Lake Macquarie Seniors. Mark Pearson winner of the 2017 The Coast Seniors. Brian Sams winner of the Firster-Tuncurry Seniors. The 2017 Wollongong Seniors saw Camden Lakeside senior Rick Allison return to senior golf after a long break and the talented senior was the winner after his round of 71 which saw him take the major prize from Noel Wood (Antill Park), Sam Quagliata (Liverpool) and Chris Gordon (NSWGC) all on 74. Allison’s score of one over par was a marvellous round on the day and was three better than any other in the field. In the Over 65’s Greg Stanford (Mona Vale) took the prize with his round of 77. Alan Wood was the handicap winner with a nett 67 and Quagliata won the 55-64 years scratch prize. host Alan Fensom presented another great day at Wollongong and was rewarded with an eagle 2 on the sixth hole.
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