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2014 Champion
Barry Tippett wins the 2014 The National Senior Masters at The National Golf Club

2014 Champion
Stefan Albinski wins the 2014 WA Senior Amateur Championship at Mt Lawley Golf Club

2014 Champion
Nigel Goodall wins the 2014 Lake Karrinyup Senior Classic at Lake Karrinyup Golf Club

2014 Champion
Sam Christie wins the 2014 NSW Senior Amateur Championship at Tuncurry Golf Club

2014 Champion
New Zealand wins the 2014 Sanctuary Cove Trophy at Muriwai GC, NZ

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2014 NSW Senior Classic
April 28-30, 2014
The Lakes, The Australian, Avondale GCs

2014 NT Senior Amateur Championship
May 29-June 1, 2014
Darwin GC

State Orders of Merit




all tables show points after


 1  Stefan Albinski     NSW 102.16  9 
 2  Denis Dale NSW 98.50  7 
 3  Paul Maslen NSW 97.82  7 
 4  David Limbach NSW 91.85  9 
 5  Peter King QLD 85.99  7 
 6  Roy Vandersluis NSW 85.17  7 
 7  Ian McPherson WA 82.46  5 
 8  Richard Greville NSW 81.66  7 
 9  Alan Bullas VIC 76.96  8 
10  Sal Ballard NSW 74.38  6 
11  Ross Bockman NSW 66.69  5 
12  Barry Tippett VIC 66.04  9 
13  Greg Stanford NSW 61.96  6 
14  Chris Gordon NSW 61.64  7 
15  Graham Bowen WA 54.47  8 
16  Colin Hallam QLD 58.50  7 
17  David Edwards NSW 53.71  7 
18  Sam Christie QLD 51.36  3 
19  Vince Clark NSW 50.92  4 
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 98.50  7 
 2  Roy Vandersluis NSW 85.17  7 
 3  Vince Clark NSW 50.02  6 
 4  Tony Kennings NSW 41.58  5 
 5  Tony Hyde VIC 41.57  7 
 6  Ian Read QLD 41.13  6 
 7  Bill Banks ACT 40.57  2 
 8  Trevor Box QLD 30.19  3 
 9  Les Browne NSW 27.71  5 
10  Jack Parker NSW 27.35  5 

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  Chris Gordon NSW 53.64  3 
 2  Paul Maslen NSW 48.50  2 
 3  Graeme Altmann VIC 44.65  4 
 4  Tony Kennings NSW 44.50  2 
 5  Bill Banks ACT 44.09  2 
 6  Peter Chang WA 41.80  3 
 7  Harry Crosby WA 38.60  3 
 8  Greg Welsh VIC 36.09  2 
 9  Roy Vandersluis NSW 35.81  4 
10  Clark Gibbons NSW 35.60  2 

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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   The National Masters


  AUSOOM Fantasy Golf   

The Masters is over and so is the very first AUSOOM Fantasy Tipping competition. AUSOOM Fantasy Golf is a tipping competition that operates on the 5 major golfing events this year – the US Masters, the Players Championship, the British Open, the US Open and the PGA Championship. There will be a separate competition for each major.

The inaugural Fantasy winner was South Australian Lindsay Elliot who had a narrow margin over Ryan Dale with New Zealand's Michael Barltrop in third place.

Lindsay had picked a solid team that included Miguel Jimenez, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy, John Senden and Jason Day. All finished in the Top 20 and that gave him the most overall prize money and the first place prize of $100.

Interestingly, from the 23 AUSOOM friends who joined the pool not one person selected Bubba Watson or Jordan Spieth. Perhaps they will be popular picks for the next tipping event - the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass starting on May 8?

Before each major event starts you select your golf team. Each team can have up to 10 players. If your team's combined prize money is the highest of all who join the pool then you win. It's that easy!

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AUSOOM Fantasy Golf - Questions & Answers.


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  Australian Ranking Leader  

Stefan Albinski

Following the 2014 National Senior Masters NSW senior Stefan Albinski has returned to the top position on the Australian Senior Ranking table.

Albinski replaced Paul Maslen who has slipped to third place.

There have been 9 different leaders since the Senior Ranking Competition began in 2005. Names and details of all the leaders are in the table below.

  Leader   State   Starting
on Top
 Stefan Albinski       NSW     Apr 10, 2014     1+    226  24   
 Paul Maslen       NSW     Mar 7, 2014     5    5  0   
 Stefan Albinski       NSW     Jan 22, 2014     6    225     
 Denis Dale NSW  Nov 14, 2013  10   113   12 
 Stefan Albinski NSW  Feb 26,2013  35   219     
 Peter King QLD  Jan 21, 2013  5   8   6  
 Graham Blizard NSW  Nov 15, 2012  9   9   4  
 Peter King QLD  Oct 24, 2012  3   3     
 Stefan Albinski NSW  Oct 23, 2009  157   184     
 Brian Sams NSW  May 14, 2009  23   27   10  
 Stefan Albinski NSW  Mar 27, 2009  8   27    
 Brian Sams NSW  Mar 5, 2009  3   4    
 Stefan Albinski NSW  Oct 30, 2008  19   19    
 Brian Sams NSW  Oct 24, 2008  1   1    
 Rick Oliver NSW  Apr 24, 2008  26   26   3 
 Denis Dale NSW  May 8, 2006  103   103    
 Chris Coats QLD  Feb 20, 2006   11   11   2 
 Bill Banks ACT  Nov 14, 2005   14   14   16 

 Tippett Wins the 2014 National Senior Masters  

Barry Tippett 'I'm very humble to have won' were Barry Tippett's first words in his presentation speech after claiming the prestigious 2014 National Senior Masters.

Barry, who is a member at 13th Beach, becomes one of five to have won the ‘green jacket’ after finishing with a 75 on the Par 72 Ocean Course.

Barry started a little shaky with a bogey on the Par 5 1st followed by a double on the 3rd, but then steadied with an impressive even par back 9 to fire yet another round of 75. Three rounds of 75 gave him a total of 225 to win by two shots from Ian McPherson & Gordon Claney. Tippett continues his impressive form with some recent success including his win at the Lonsdale Senior Amateur.

In the nett championship, John Hoare led from start to finish claiming the title. Hoare had three nett rounds of 63, 77 & 74 to win by win by only one from Alan Buckley & Trevor Hillier. John’s 63 around the Moonah course on day one was nothing short of spectacular.

Without a doubt, The National golf courses and less than perfect golf weather were a true challenge for the 192 players who competed this week in the prestigious Golf Australia ranked National Senior Masters Championship. The venue and event format, however, continue to not only attract Victorian golfers but also interstate and international players every year.

In terms of the venue, The National Golf Club could be Australia’s golf ‘mecca’ with all three courses Moonah, Ocean and Old rated #8, #10 & #30 respectively in Australia. The 54 stroke format makes it interesting for players who need to survive a cut after 36 holes to continue on into the main field. Finally, the competition was fierce with 11 of the top 25 Golf Australia’s ranked seniors competing for the title. This Championship was really a battle for the toughest!

The players also enjoyed the hospitality the golf club has to offer with a tournament dinner, buffet style, so outstanding is rare to see.

In 2015 the event will take place from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 April with many players already looking forward to coming back to the event.

More information here 2014 The National Masters

  2014 GA Seniors vs ADFGA   

Today was Singles day in the annual Golf Australia vs Australian Defence Force competition. The matches were played in windy condition on the famous Old Course at The National Golf Club.

The GA side got off to a good start and after 9 holes were leading the ADF team by 8 matches to 4. This put the GA side in a winning position after having trailed on the first day 7.5 to 4.5. Unfortunately, the GA side could not hold onto this winning lead eventually losing the day 9 points to 3 points.

For the GA Seniors team, fine wins were recorded by John Wheeler and Ian Frost, with very commendable halves to Keith Thornley and Russel Rogers. Three other close matches went to the 18th with victory in all going to the ADF team. With a little luck the final result of victory to the ADGA team by 16.5 to 7.5 could have been much closer.

   GA SENIOR PLAYER            3     ADFGA PLAYER                        9 
 Graham Bowen    Kim Johansen 6&5
 Ian Read    Jarrod Virgin 2up
 Lindsay Brown    Dennis Villanueva 2up
 Keith Thornley  SQ  Kurt Lampe SQ
 Tony Bailey    Danny Scalippa 3&2
 John Wheeler  5&3  Josh Evers 
 Gordon Claney    Daryl Whitehead 3&1
 Chris Gordon    Andrei Ezergallis 6&5
 Ian Frost  4&3  Tony Green 
 Russell Rogers  SQ  Rod Smylie SQ
 Dave Edwards                                     Daryl Bell  2up
 Barry Tippett    Steve Rotherham 3&2

 Barry Tippett & Ian Read    Steve Rotherham & Kurt Lampe  8&7
 John Wheeler & Lindsay Brown     Daryl Whitehead & Jarrod Virgin     1up
 Gordon Claney & Tony Bailey  5&4  Rod Smylie & Josh Evers  
 Chris Gordon & Russell Rogers       Andrei Ezergalis & Dennis Villanneva  2&1
 Ian Frost & Keith Thornley    Kim Johansen & Darryl Bell  4&3
 Graham Bowen & David Edwards    Danny Scalippi & Tony Greenwood  5&4

 Gordon Claney & Lindsay Brown     Andrei Ezergalis & Daryl Whitehead     7&6
 John Wheeler & Keith Thornley    Steve Rotherham & Rod Smylie   4&2
 Barry Tippett & Ian Frost  7&6  Tony Greenwood & Kurt Lampe 
 Graham Bowen & Russell Rogers  4&2  Josh Evers & Jarrod Virgin 
 Chris Gordon & Ian Read  4&3  Darryl Bell & Danny Scalippi 
 Tony Bailey & David Edwards  SQ  Steve Rotherham & Nick Jago SQ

More details available here 2014 Golf Australia vs ADFGA.

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John Wheeler
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Chris Gordon
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Barry Tippett
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Graham Bowen
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Russell Rogers
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Ian Read
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Tony Bailey
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Ian Frost
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Gordon Claney
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Lindsay Brown
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Keith Thornley
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 10 Years at Cobram-Barooga 

May 5 this year will see senior golfers tee off in the 10th running of the 54 hole Cobram-Barooga Senior Open that uses both the Old and West courses. Well know senior Ross Percy reports that the recent rain has really freshened everything up and that the course will be in good condition for the Senior Open.

Ross also reports that the recent clubhouse renovations are very impressive while the new units attached to the clubhouse are nearing completion.

The Cobram-Barooga Senior Open is a major event for the Golf Victoria Doug Bachli Trophy (both scratch and nett). Always a very well organised tournament over the past 10 years the numbers have steadily increased, with 230 players taking part in 2013. It would be great to see as many players as possible helping celebrate the 10th running of this excellent tournament.

Men (55+yrs as of May 5, 2014) with handicaps
0 - 18 play stroke
19 - 24 have option to play stroke or stableford
25 - 36 play stableford.

Ladies (50+ yrs as of May 5, 2014) with handicaps
0 - 18 have option to play stroke or stableford
19 - 45 play stableford.

Entries close on April 11th.
Download the entry form here - Cobram-Barooga Golf Club web site.

 Tony Kennings to Captain Australia 

Tony Kennings New South Wales senior Tony Kennings has been named as the non-playing Captain of the 2015 Golf Australia Team to play New Zealand at Sanctuary Cove Golf Club next year. Kennings has also accepted the position for the 2016 year when the annual competition will be played in New Zealand.

Kenning has previously played in three Australian Trans-Tasman teams beginning with the inaugural contest in 2007 and then in 2008 and 2009. He has served as the non-playing vice captain for the past two years and reports that he is looking forward to assisting with organisation of the event and in preparing the Aussie team to take on the Kiwis.

From the Golf Australia Web Site:

i. The Captain should be non-playing and have extensive Senior golfing, administrative or representative experience.
ii. GA will select the Captain and consult with them on the two (2) GA picks where necessary.
iii. The Captain will be named at least four (4) months in advance of the event.
iv. The Captain, subject to availability, should be named for two (2) Sanctuary Cove events whenever the schedule (i.e. Australia in September and New Zealand in February) is closely set down.

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