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2014 Champion
Gordon Claney wins the 2014 Victorian Senior Amateur Championship at Rosebud Golf Club

2014 Champion
Gordon Claney wins the 2014 Australian Senior Amateur Championship at Mandurah Golf Club

2014 Champion
John Banting wins the 2014 South Australian Senior Amateur Championship at Fleurieu Golf Club

2014 Champion
Barry Tippett wins the 2014 Grange Senior Open at Grange East Golf Club

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2014 Australian Senior Matchplay Championship
October 27-29, 2014
Coolangatta Tweed Heads GC, QLD


2014 ACT Senior Amateur Championship
November 11-13, 2014
Golf Creek, Gungahlin Lakes, Federal GCs, ACT


2014 Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Championship
November 19-21, 2014
Discovery Bay GC, Hong Kong


2015 Royal Melbourne Senior Classic
January 19-21, 2015
Royal Melbourne GC, VIC







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2014 VICTORIAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

AUSTRALIAN SENIOR RANKINGS
CURRENT POINTS TABLE - TOP 20


 1  Gordon Claney VIC 104.88  8 
 2  Stefan Albinski     NSW 102.98  8 
 3  Denis Dale NSW 91.90  8 
 4  Vince Clark NSW 90.17  7 
 5  Sal Ballard NSW 88.77  7 
 6  Roy Vandersluis NSW 88.40  7 
 7  Ian McPherson WA 88.29  5 
 8  David Limbach NSW 83.30  7 
 9  Paul Maslen NSW 75.17  6 
10  Michael Barltrop NZ 67.29  5 
11  Barry Tippett VIC 62.29  5 
12  John Banting WA 61.49  6 
13  Alan Bullas VIC 60.04  8 
14  Chris Gordon NSW 57.83  9 
15  Colin Hallam QLD 56.32  6 
16  Steve Toyne QLD 56.31  5 
17  Peter King QLD 54.57  5 
18  Michael Peeck QLD 53.93  6 
19  Graham Bowen WA 53.79  7 
20  Ross Bockman NSW 53.75  4 


AUST. SENIOR 65+ RANKING
CURRENT POINTS TABLE - TOP 10

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 90.40  8 
 2  Roy Vandersluis NSW 88.40  7 
 3  Vince Clark NSW 87.52  7 
 4  Harry Crosby WA 45.57  4 
 5  Bill Banks ACT 40.57  2 
 7  Tony Kennings NSW 38.01  4 
 6  Tony Hyde VIC 32.94  7 
 8  Graham Bowen QLD 30.46  5 
 9  Chris Coats NZ 23.11  4 
10  Les Browne NSW 22.18  4 


AUST. SENIOR NET RANKINGS
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 83.20  3 
 2  Chris Gordon NSW 81.49  5 
 3  Vince Clark NSW 72.97  4 
 4  Gordon Claney VIC 61.98  4 
 5  Michael Barltrop NZ 54.88  3 
 6  Stefan Albinski NSW 54.05  5 
 7  Roy Vandersluis NSW 52.91  5 
 8  Greg Welsh VIC 52.69  3 
 9  Denis Dale NSW 52.30  4 
10  Kerry Boeham VIC 51.55  3 


2014 SENIORS
ORDER OF EVENTS
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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 Australian Senior Matchplay 

The 2014 Australian Menís Senior Matchplay Championship begins on Monday and finishes on Wednesday. Played on the West course at the 36 hole Coolangatta Tweed Heads golfing complex it is a busy three days with all competitors playing five rounds of matchplay golf. With 14 of the top twenty ranked players this is one of the strongest fields to compete in any senior golfing event in recent years.

DRAFT DRAW: (to be finalised Sunday afternoon).

2014 Draw

More details here -2014 Australian Senior Matchplay Championship

 ACT Senior Championship 

"Just a quick reminder to those that have not entered this years ACT Seniors Championship. Entries will close on Wednesday 5th November at 9:00 p.m. Late entries will be received if time slots are still available.

Federal Golf Club The venue order has changed to Gungahlin Lakes with a one tee start at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday 11th, Gold Creek two tee start on Wednesday 12th from 9:00 a.m. and Federal (pictured left) on Thursday, 8:00 a.m. shotgun start followed by lunch and presentations.

Register on mitournament for entry. Conditions of play are available for download from act golf.com.au

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Anthony Brown
President
ACT Monaro District Golf Association


More details and entry forms here -2014 ACT Senior Amateur Championship

 Gordon Claney Wins Exciting Victorian Seniors 

Current Australian Senior Amateur Champion Gordon Claney (73-73-74=220 left) has won a very exciting 2014 Victorian Senior Amateur Championship. After finishing tied with fellow Victorian Greg Rhodes after the 54 holes of the tournament Claney won the playoff with a par on the second extra hole.

Gordon Claney Newcomer to senior golf Greg Rhodes (74-74-72=220 right) played sensational golf to force his way into the playoff. He birdied holes 14, 15, 16 & 18 to post a seven over total and be the clubhouse leader. Claney had started the final round three strokes behind 36 hole leader Gary Easte (71-72-79=222) but in the space of 4 holes had moved to the lead when Easte started poorly. Standing on on the last tee at eight over and one behind, Claney hit a wonderful approach shot to three feet and then holed the birdie putt to force the playoff.

The 18th hole was the designated sudden-death playoff hole with both players, feeling a few nerves, recording bogeys. Back to the tee they went. This time Greg looked in trouble after hitting it right off the tee, however a great recovery shot saw him hit the green. Unfortunately he followed this with a three-putt that saw Claney claim the 2014 Victorian Senior Amateur with a par.

With this win Claney has cemented his position on top of the Australian senior Ranking table and is now clearly the number one senior golfer in Australia.

NSW senior Stefan Albinski (80-71-71=222) finished in equal third place with Easte and can only wonder what happened in the opening round. NSW senior Paul Maslen (76-72-77=225) finished alone in fifth place after another consistent tournament.

In the nett, Ignatius Duivenvoorden claimed this yearís title with three nett scores of 65, 68 & 71. Three solid rounds of golf from the Paul Lulofs Handicap Order of Merit leader.

This year Victoria was also host to the 2014 Interstate Senior Teams Challenge between Victoria and New South Wales. Victoria recorded a total score of 1146 to claim the win leading New South Wales by 18 shots on 1164.

The 2014 Championship made it four consecutive years at the Rosebud Country Golf Club and it will move to the country side in 2015. 119 players began on Monday for round one ranging from 77 different clubs including 17 from interstate. Talented New Zealander visitor Michael Barltrop finished in the top 10.

Sunny but windy weather persisted throughout the tournament which tested the field. 85.39 was the average gross score across the three days, with 77.51 the average nett score.

More details and all final scores here -2014 Victorian Senior Amateur Championship

FINAL SCORES:

220*   Gordon CLANEY   73 - 73 - 74   (VIC)
220   Greg RHODES   74 - 74 - 72   (VIC)
222   Stefan ALBINSKI   80 - 71 - 71   (NSW), Gary EASTE   71 - 72 - 79   (VIC)
225   Paul MASLEN   76 - 72 - 77   (NSW)
228   Mick ASAMI   79 - 76 - 73   (VIC)
229   Ken O'BRIEN   81 - 72 - 76   (VIC)
230   Sal BALLARD   77 - 78 - 75   (NSW), Ross PERCY   77 - 76 - 77   (VIC), Michael BARLTROP   76 - 76 - 78   (NZ)
232   Chris TATT   80 - 80 - 72   (VIC), Ian FROST   76 - 78 - 78   (VIC)
233   Tom HAROLD   83 - 75 - 75   (VIC)
234   Steve TOYNE   80 - 76 - 78   (QLD), Tom YATES   74 - 79 - 81   (NSW)
235   Robert BURFORD   80 - 78 - 77   (QLD), John BANTING   80 - 75 - 80   (WA), Mark BRASHER   77 - 77 - 81   (VIC)
236   Brian SAMS   85 - 77 - 74   (NSW)
237   Greg WELSH   83 - 77 - 77   (VIC), Kevin O'BRIEN   80 - 75 - 82   (VIC)
238   John WHEELER   80 - 81 - 77   (VIC), Tony BRIERS   79 - 79 - 80   (WA)
240   Michael DOUTCH   86 - 77 - 77   (VIC), Steven WALLACE   80 - 81 - 79   (VIC), Peter BENCE   78 - 79 - 83   (VIC)
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 Gordon Claney Wins Australian Senior Amateur 

Victoriaís Gordon Claney has secured the 2014 Australian Menís Senior Amateur Championship held at Mandurah Country Club in Western Australia.

Claney finished at 6-over after the three rounds and led from start to finish in a two stroke victory. Claneyís 2-over final round was enough to hold off a challenge from Western Australian Trevor Hughes, whose 1-under round of 70 earned him an outright second finish at 8-over par.

It was a consistent day for Claney, who made one birdie and only dropped shots on the 14th and 16th holes. His double bogey on the 14th opened the door for Hughes, who came within two strokes of the lead with four to play, but the Victorian was able to keep the field at arms length on the final stretch to secure his victory.

Itís the first national title for Claney, mainly due to the fact he hasnít competed in a national event in his 61 years. ďI didnít play these when I was a younger amateur because I worked and just wasnít really good enough,Ē said Claney, ďso this is the first national championship Iíve played in, and itís a great feeling to win it.Ē

Given the uncharted territory for the Victorian, his consistent final round suggested he handled the nerves well. But Claney says he wasnít immune to the pressure of being in the lead into the final day.

ďLast night when I went to bed they kicked in, it was definitely a nervy night in bed.Ē ďToday I made a solid start and didnít have any problems until the 8th hole where I had to lay up short because I hit a poor drive, but otherwise I had no dramas today.Ē ďAs you get older you realise any day you play could be a disaster, so Iíve got a very fatalistic attitude to how I play golf! But my hope was to play well today and Iím glad I did.Ē

In the Interstate Teams event, the Western Australian team of Harry Crosby, Robin Dybeck, Trevor Hughes and Ian McPherson secured an 11 stroke victory (274) over the second placed New South Wales team. Victoria was third with Queensland in fourth and Tasmania in fifth.

Men's Senior Amateur Championship - Age group winners:
55-59 Years - Michael Barltrop NZL
60-64 Years - Ian McPherson WA
65-69 Years - Harry Crosby WA
70+ Years - Mal Roberts WA

Final Scores:

219   Gordon CLANEY   71 - 75 - 73  nbsp; VIC
221   Trevor HUGHES   74 - 77 - 70   WA
225   Dale TAPPER   74 - 77 - 74   NSW
226   Harry CROSBY   75 - 75 - 76   WA
227   Ian MCPHERSON   76 - 75 - 76   WA
229   Barry SQUIRES   78 - 76 - 75   WA
230   Michael BARLTROP   78 - 77 - 75   NZL
231   Martin MINOGUE   77 - 77 - 77   WA, Roy VANDERSLUIS   78 - 75 - 78   NSW
232   Ross BOCKMAN   81 - 75 - 76   NSW, Sal BALLARD   75 - 80 - 77   NSW
232   Colin HALLAM   77 - 78 - 77   QLD, Gary TUCKER   77 - 76 - 79   WA
233   David EDWARDS   80 - 78 - 75   NSW, Neville DELANE   74 - 76 - 83   WA, John WANLESS   74 - 76 - 83   WA
234   David BURTON   76 - 81 - 77   QLD, Steve TOYNE   75 - 81 - 78   QLD
235   John BANTING   80 - 79 - 76   WA, David LIMBACH   78 - 80 - 77   NSW, Denis DALE   76 - 76 - 83   NSW
236   Douglas WILLIAMS   81 - 79 - 76   HKG
237   Vince CLARK   77 - 80 - 80   NSW, Alan BULLAS   75 - 80 - 82   VIC

More details click here -2014 Australian Senior Amateur Championship

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 2014 Asia Pacific Team 

Golf Australia has announced the 6-man team to represent Australia in the 2014 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Championship.

The tournament will be played at Discovery Bay Golf Club in Hong Kong from November 19-21, 2014.

The Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Championship is open to all senior golfers. There will certainly be other Australians making the trip to compete in the individual championship. Why not join the group of Aussies and enjoy a holiday in Hong Kong as well?

Australia has a very good record in the teams section of this tournament with recent team victories in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Undoubtedly they will again face their strongest opposition from the New Zealand team that defeated the Australians in Vietnam last year.

More information here - 2014 Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Championship

The team is:

Stefan Albinski
Stefan Albinski NSW
Paul Maslen
Paul Maslen NSW
Denis Dale
Denis Dale NSW
Roy Vandersluis
Roy Vandersluis NSW
Vince Clark
Vince Clark NSW
Gordon Claney
Gordon Claney VIC


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