Wonderful golfing conditions greeted a very strong field of more than 110 golfers as they competed in the 54 hole Gold Coast Seniors Championship run by the Gold Coast District Golf Association, held on 25-27 July.
The event featured rounds on three of the best courses the Gold Coast has to offer in Lakelands, the Glades and Links Hope Island. Sponsorship for all pins was gratefully provided by Srixon Golf.
Golfers came from local clubs, as well as many other clubs in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and overseas players from New Zealand and other south-east Asian countries.
- The entire field gathered on the final morning at Links Hope Island
Generous trophies were on offer with daily nett prizes for each day in age groups 55-59, 60 -64, 65-69 and over 70’s. As well there were points on offer for those looking for national ranking through Golf Australia.
The winner of the 54 hole gross was New Zealand’s Michael Barltrop with a fine score of 222, four strokes ahead of Southport Golf Club’s Brad Dowling with 226 and Michael Banting with 228 came in third.
In the age divisions the 54 gross winners were:
- Geoff Charnley (55-59) 230 winner
- Robbie Berne (55-59) 230 runner up on countback
- John Davey (60-64) 232 winner
- Tony Treen (60-64) 234 runner up
- Colin Hallam (65-69) 233 winner
- Phil Towle (65-69) 239 runner up
- Rodney Barltrop (70+) 236 winner
- Barry Squires (70+) 239 runner up
- Above (L to R): GCDGA President Neil Steinhardt, Michael Barltrop, Brad Dowling, Michael Banting and GCDGA Executive Ian Mitchell.
In the daily events, from Lakelands:
|55-59 Nett winner||Brad Dowling (72) c/b|
|55-59 Nett runner up||Andrew Biggs (72)|
|60-64 Nett Winner||Frank Borren (70) c/b|
|60-64 Nett runner up||Michael Barltrop (70)|
|65-69 Nett Winner||Colin Hallam (70)|
|65-69 Nett runner up||Michael Peeck (71)|
|Over 70 Nett Winner||Carl Steedman (69)|
|Over 70 Nett runner up||Russell Bennett (72) c/b|
In the daily events, from the Glades:
|55-59 Nett winner||David Hannah (71)|
|55-59 Nett runner up||Brad Dowling (72)|
|60-64 Nett Winner||Ian Broom (73) c/b|
|60-64 Nett runner up||Franke Lampe (73)|
|65-69 Nett Winner||Mark Johnson (72)|
|65-69 Nett runner up||Ranald Allan (73)|
|Over 70 Nett Winner||Barry Squires (70)|
|Over 70 Nett runner up||Dave Morrison (71)|
In the daily events, from Links Hope Island:
|55-59 Nett winner||David Hannah (67)|
|55-59 Nett runner up||Jim Kalivotis (73)|
|60-64 Nett Winner||Peter Ferris (72) c/b|
|60-64 Nett runner up||Pater Duncan (72)|
|65-69 Nett Winner||Anthony Kent (68)|
|65-69 Nett runner up||Rodney McNeven (69)|
|Over 70 Nett Winner||Dave Morrison (69)|
|Over 70 Nett runner up||John Boys (73) c/b|
The event was not without its moments of excitement as Parkwood Golf Club’s Michael Tomlinson decided to improve his scoring at the Glades with a hole in one on the 148m par 3 third hole. Congratulations Michael.
- GCDGA President Neil Steinhardt with Michael Tomlinson receiving his hole in one trophy
All players enjoyed the event and loved the challenging courses they played. GCDGA is looking forward already to 2019 and another very successful tournament,