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2014 Champion
Steve Toyne wins the 2014 Gold Coast Senior Classic at Royal Pines and Robina Golf Clubs

2014 Champion
Brian Sams wins the 2014 Queensland Senior Amateur Championship at Carbrook Golf Club

2014 Champion
Trevor Osborne wins the 2014 NT Senior Amateur Championship at Darwin Golf Club

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2014 The Grange Senior Classic
September 4-5, 2014
The Grange GC

2014 South Australian Senior Amateur Championship
September 8-10, 2014
Fleurieu GC

State Senior Orders of Merit




all tables show points after


 1  Stefan Albinski     NSW 98.69  10 
 2  Paul Maslen NSW 97.67  7 
 3  Denis Dale NSW 94.46  8 
 4  Roy Vandersluis NSW 88.02  7 
 5  David Limbach NSW 83.33  8 
 6  Peter King QLD 82.96  7 
 7  Ian McPherson WA 82.46  5 
 8  Sal Ballard NSW 75.81  7 
 9  Alan Bullas VIC 71.08  8 
10  Barry Tippett VIC 70.77  7 
11  Gordon Claney VIC 69.31  6 
12  Sam Christie QLD 66.64  4 
13  Richard Greville NSW 65.28  7 
14  Greg Stanford NSW 63.60  6 
15  Vince Clark NSW 60.20  5 
16  Chris Gordon NSW 58.79  7 
17  Colin Hallam QLD 56.79  7 
18  Graham Bowen WA 54.47  8 
19  David Edwards NSW 50.90  7 
20  Ian Frost VIC 49.62  3 


Points are only awarded after a player has turned 65.
Please advise of DOB for missing players who have turned 65.

 1  Denis Dale NSW 94.46  8 
 2  Roy Vandersluis NSW 88.02  7 
 3  Vince Clark NSW 60.02  5 
 4  Tony Hyde VIC 47.52  7 
 5  Bill Banks ACT 40.57  2 
 6  Tony Kennings NSW 40.01  5 
 7  Ian Read QLD 28.84  6 
 8  Trevor Box QLD 26.76  3 
 9  Rodney Barltrop NZ 25.79  3 
10  Harry Crosby WA 24.29  3 

2013-14 YEAR - TOP 10

Points are awarded to the Top 40 net places in each event.
Only the best 5 net results during the year are counted.

 1  Paul Maslen NSW 72.20  3 
 2  Vince Clark NSW 58.63  3 
 3  Chris Gordon NSW 53.64  3 
 3  Roy Vandersluis NSW 52.91  5 
 5  Gordon Claney VIC 49.38  4 
 6  Denis Dale NSW 49.30  4 
 7  Michael Barltrop NZ 46.28  3 
 8  Rob Croker NSW 45.97  4 
 9  Graeme Altmann VIC 44.65  4 
10  Tony Kennings NSW 44.50  2 
10  Denis Dale NSW 39.10  3 

Nov 2013 - Oct 2014

  1.  ACT Seniors
  2.  Royal Melbourne Classic
  3.  Tasmanian Seniors
  4.  NSW Seniors
  5.  WA Lake Karrinyup
  6.  West Aust. Seniors
  7.  VIC National Masters
  8.  NSW Senior Classic
  9.  N. Territory Seniors
10.  Queensland Seniors
11.  Gold Coast Seniors

12.  SA Grange Senior Open
13.  South Aust. Seniors
14.  Australian Seniors
15.  Victorian Seniors
16.  Aust. Senior Matchplay

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 Toyne Wins at Gold Coast 

Newcomer Steve Toyne (Queensland) has won his first Australian Senior Ranking event with a one stroke victory in the 2014 Gold Coast Senior Amateur Championship played at the R.A.C.V. Royal Pines and Palmer Gold Coast Robina courses.

Steve Toyne, Michael Barltrop, Vince Clark
Toyne had entered the final round trailing overnight leader Denis Dale by a stroke but Dale's triple bogey, bogey start soon had him well out of the lead. Toyne (78-72-73=223) played beautiful golf for his closing round 73 to edge out visiting Kiwi Michael Barltrop by a stroke. Barltrop (76-77-71=224) had the best round of the day with his one under par 71 but finished just one stroke short of his first victory in an Australian Senior event.

NSW veteran Vince Clark (72-78-75=235) again played well at Royal Pines and his closing round of 75 was good enough to finish one stroke behind Barltrop and claim the third place prize. Denis Dale (77-72-79=228) finished fourth and Greg Duguid (72-86-72=230) fifth. Duguid had two par rounds at Royal Pines and can only wonder what happened with his round of 86 at Robina.

The annual competition between NSW and Queensland for the State of Origin Trophy was won by the Queensland team. In this competition 17 players represent their state with the best 13 net scores counting each day. Queensland made it a clean sweep winning every day for a 3-0 victory. NSW captain Chris Collins was gracious in defeat but has warned the Queenslanders that things will be different in 2015. Queensland captain Joe Long was not worried and remains confident the golfing Queenslanders will match the Rugby League boys in winning 8 straight!

The tournament was again very well run and all players certainly enjoyed the courses and the hospitality. Bacon and egg rolls every day for breakfast, motorised carts included every day and then gourmet sandwiches and hot chips after every round. The prize giving was also very generous with 35 prizes awarded over the three days of competition. It's on again in 2015 so add this event to your itinerary.

Final Scores:
223    Steve TOYNE 78-72-73 QLD
224    Michael BARLTROP  76-77-71 NZ
225    Vince CLARK 72-78-75 NSW
228    Denis DALE 77-72-79 NSW
230    Greg DUGUID 72-86-72 QLD
231    Colin HALLAM 81-77-73 QLD, Dave MORRISON  81-76-74
233    David MALLETT 84-72-77 VIC, Trevor BOX 72-80-81 QLD
236    Tony JAY 77-81-78 NSW
237    Gary CUSH 77-81-79 NSW, Trevor BEALE 82-71-84 NSW
238    Brian KESBY 83-78-77 QLD
241    Ray GEARY 77-88-76 QLD
242    Rod DALE  80-85-77 NSW, Phillip TOWLE  85-77-80 QLD
242    Darryl HEARSCH  85-74-83 NSW

More information and all the final scores here - 2014 Gold Coast Senior Amateur Championship

 2014 South Australian Events  

A reminder about two national ranking events and one special local event to be held in South Australia in September.

Kooyonga Senior Open - September 1 at Kooyonga Golf Club
A championship course always high up on Top 100 lists. Start the week with this 18 hole event. Entry form here Kooyonga Senior Open

The Grange Seniors - September 4-5 at The Grange Golf Club.
More details click here - 2014 The Grange Senior Open

South Australian Seniors - September 8-10 at Fleurieu Golf Club.
More details click here -2014 South Australian Senior Amateur Championship

 Brian Sams Wins 2014 Queensland Seniors 

2007 champion Brian Sams (Port Macquarie) has added the 2014 Queensland Men's Senior Amateur title to his collection, outlasting a host of contenders in a testing final round at Carbook Golf Club. Very strong winds and hard and fast greens made it a difficult day for all.

After opening rounds of 69 and 71, a final round 80 from Sams was still enough to hold off Indooroopilly's Sam Christie by one shot. Christie returned the final day's best round of 3-over in conditions where wind gusts reached over 70km/hr.

Heading in to the back nine, it was Michael Barltrop from Royal Auckland who felt at home in the wind and had fought through to claim the lead. Unfortunately his charge faulted late with three closing bogeys. Sams used all of his experience to rally from an opening nine of 44 to come home in even par 36.

Another highlight of the event was a small accident with Tony Kenning's electric buggy. Taking on a life of its own the buggy took off and headed full steam for the famous Carbrook Shark Lake. Tony could only watch as it splashed into the lake and then slipped out of sight. Of course Tony's friends rushed to help by watching on as he stripped off and began the salvage with one eye out for the shark. Some friends were so helpful they actually took a few photos. Fortunately the Carbrook shark only eats Queenslanders! Browse through the photos to see Tony.

Barltrop's brother Rodney combined with Royal Wellington counterparts Jan and Tone Borren and Neale Pitches to claim the Teams Championship by two shots from Coolangatta-Tweed.

Preventing an international and interstate sweep of the major prizes was Greg Dyer (Wynnum) who claimed the overall Nett from Anthony Irvine (Southport) on countback 214.

Final Scores:
220 SAMS Brian 69-71-80 (NSW)
221 CHRISTIE Sam 72-75-74 (QLD)
222 CLANEY Gordon 73-72-77 (VIC) , BARLTROP Michael 71-73-78 (NZ)
225 BULLAS Alan 71-74-80 (VIC)
226 COSTELLO John 78-72-76 (QLD) , PEECK Michael 73-75-78 (QLD)
228 KING Peter 74-78-76 (QLD) , PARKIN Arthur 79-72-77 (NZ)
228 ALBINSKI Stefan 73-76-79 (NSW) , BOX Trevor 74-74-80 (QLD)
230 BORREN Jan 77-77-76 (NZ) , TOYNE Steve 75-72-83 (QLD)
230 KESBY Brian 74-70-86 (QLD)
231 MARTIN Murray 76-77-78 (NZ)
232 HALLAM Colin 75-81-76 (QLD) , BARLTROP Rodney 78-77-77 (NZ)

2014 Queensland Senior Amateur - MiTournament Scoring.
More details including all the final scores available here - 2014 Queensland Senior Amateur Championship

  2014 NSW Vets Matchplay Championship  

Well known Newcastle senior John Mason has advised of a week of golf that should be perfect for those who love a game of matchplay.

John is the Tournament Director for the NSWVGA 2014 Match Play Championships to be played on the Belmont (photo below), Waratah, Newcastle(Stockton)and Charlestown golf courses in the Newcastle region of NSW from Monday November 3rd to Friday November 7th, 2014.

Belmont Golf Club
The week of golf will cater for all levels of golfer - the sixteen lowest handicap male players will play without handicap for the major championship and the Bob Coulson Shield, while all other players in the remaining groups will play with the benefit of handicap. Players will remain in their original group for the whole week.

This is a full week of golf for every competitor. If you lose a match during the week you are not eliminated. No matter what your results are during the week you will still be competing for a trophy on Friday November 7th at Charlestown GC against a player with exactly the same set of results for the week. Every winner on Friday will receive a voucher, the value of which will reflect the number of wins that player has had during the week.

John Mason is happy to answer your questions and can be contacted by phone: 02 4969 2923 Mobile: 0412 570 185 or Email:

More information and entry forms are now available on the NSW VGA Web Site (under WOG Info heading). This early advice does allow you to plan for a great week of matchplay golf.

  Local Trevor Osborne Wins 2014 NT Senior  

Local player Trevor Osborne has won the 2014 NT Senior Amateur Championship played over 72 holes at the Darwin Golf Club.

Trevor Osborne
Defending champion Tom Harold (Darwin) had led after the opening day with a good round of 76 to lead Tuncurry visitor Tony Jay by a stroke. On the second day Osborne followed his opening 81 with a great round of 73 to take the 36 hole lead from Harold. Over the final two rounds it was a comfortable run home for Osborne and with rounds of 81-73-80-79=313 he finished with a winning margin of 8 strokes .

Queenslander Michael Peeck is a regular visitor to the top end and he finished in second place after rounds of 79-80-84-78=321. Victorian visitor Mick Asami completed the top three places with rounds of 81-77-84-79=321.

Top 10 Leading Scores:

313   OSBORNE Trevor   81-73-80-79   NT
321   PEECK Michael   79-80-84-78   QLD
321   ASAMI Yuichi   81-77-84-79   VIC
325   HAROLD Tom   76-79-86-84   NT
332   JAY Tony   77-85-81-89   NSW
336   WINTER Roy   80-84-87-85   NT
338   HILLIER Trevor   86-88-80-84   VIC
340   LYCETT Geoff   88-84-86-82   NT
342   STEVENS Lewer   84-84-85-89   NT
345   MARTIN Murray   86-86-87-86   NT

All the scores available here 2014 NT Senior Amateur Championship

  Tuncurry Wins Super Senior Pennant Final  

The Forster-Tuncurry club has won their first ever inter-district competition with victory in the final of the 2014 NSW Super Senior Pennant.

The NSW Super Senior Pennant is a competition for golfers aged 65 and older. It was introduced in 2001 and this year 52 clubs from Wollongong to Port Macquarie competed. It is an open matchplay event (no handicaps) with each match comprising of 8 individual matchplay games (seven players and a reserve).

Forster Tuncurry competed in Zone 8 which included the Port Macquarie, Hawks Nest and Maitland clubs. The final series was played between teams from the following clubs - The Lakes, Cronulla, Forster Tuncurry, Gosford, Wyong, Castle Hill, Penrith and Newcastle.

Tuncurry Team On the way to the win Forster Tuncurry defeated Castle Hill in the quarter finals, Wyong in the semi-finals and then Newcastle Golf Club in the final which was played at Horizons Golf Club (Nelson Bay).

This is only the second year Forster Tuncurry has competed in the Super Senior Pennant. In 2013 they were defeated in the semi-finals by Newcastle so the team greatly appreciated this win in the return match. Newcastle lost their 2013 final to The Lakes Golf Club meaning they have now been runners up in successive years.

No doubt the Newcastle Super Seniors team will be looking to go one better next year but the very strong Forster Tuncurry club are already preparing for the challenge of defending their 2014 title.

Click here for more information on the NSW Super Senior Pennant.

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