Representatives from over 12 clubs contested the 2021 Champion of Champions over the tight and beautifully presented Surfers Paradise GC. Lindsay Ross (Emerald Lakes) won the Brian Oberman Award for the best gross – a fine 68, 3 under par. Emerald Lakes also took out the Club of the Year for 2021.
B Grade Champion of Champions was Kurt Foster (Emerald Lakes 84), C Grade Champion of Champions was Archie Titchkosky (Hope Island) and Terry Payne (Hope Island) won the Captain of the Year with 37 stableford points.
All scores are available from here
5 Juniors, 10 Open and 5 Seniors played off under match play conditions at Nudgee GC for the Skilton/Marr Shield against the best that Brisbane District could muster.
The result turned out to be a thriller with it coming down to the last two open matches. GCDGA’s No 2 Travis Robbie and No 1, Lewis Hoath both won in tight tussles to make it a draw overall. Gold Coast retains the cup.
Our one team victory was in the Opens but we surrendered our shields in the Juniors and Seniors. More detail is shown on the attached sheet as well as several photos from the day. Thank you to all players and their managers.
More photos from the day are shown in News/Photo Gallery
Our team consisted of four quality up and coming local golfers who have in the past represented our district with honour.
The team included: Mitchell Varley (Team Captain) from Sanctuary Cove, Travis Robbie from Southport, Kyle Gray Royal Pines/Sanctuary Cove and Taylor Barr from Surfers Paradise Golf Club.
GCDGA President Ray Piper was also in attendance with myself as Team Manager.
The four ball and foursomes rounds were played at Middle Ridge GC. In the four ball, our best pairing produced a 63, 3 strokes behind Wide Bay’s 60. In the afternoon foursomes, the pairing of Mitchell Varley and Taylor Barr scored -1 winning on a countback from Wide Bay.
In the stroke played next morning at Toowoomba City, our players all found the much longer fairways difficult with fliers being an often complained about result. Nevertheless, Mitchell Varley recorded +1 over par with the best at -1. Travis Robbie recorded a commendable +3, Kyle Gray +5 and Taylor Barr +6.
In the overall teams Gross result, Wide Bay were victorious narrowly defeating the Gold Coast Team by one stroke.
Golf Australia staff Aaron Goggin and Chris Evans ensured the event ran smoothly.
Next year’s event will be hosted by Far North Queensland.