2015 Men’s & Women's Oates Victorian Open
Date: Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 February
Location: 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads Road, Barwon Heads
Format: Men & Women to play Beach & Creek courses in alternating groups in rounds 1 & 2. Following the cut after round 2, both the Men & Women to play the Beach course in alternating groups in rounds 3 & 4.
Adult Season Pass $15
Adult Day Pass $5
Child (u18) free
Car Park (per day) $5
Tickets available at the gate.
Entry to both Pro-Am days is free.
2015 Player Entries
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Note: All amateur entrants for the 2015 Oates Women’s Victorian Open have been allocated a position in the starting field for the Championship. Given that the total number of entries received from women’s professionals and amateurs does not exceed the maximum starting field of 132 players, there will be no pre-qualifying required for the 2015 Oates Women's Victorian Open.
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2015 Final Qualifying
Final Qualifying Rounds for the 2015 Oates Men's Victorian Open will be held on the morning of Monday 2 February at the Curlewis and Kooringal Golf Clubs. Tee times will commence at 7.30am at both venues.
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Draws for the final qualifying rounds will be published on Thursday 29 January.
Pro-Am Draws & Player Information
Video - Corporate Partnerships Overview
Life is Greener - Oates Vic Open TV Show from 2014, as seen on Channel 9
Corporate Partnerships and Hospitality for the 2015 Oates Vic Open is now available. For more information or to obtain a copy of the Corporate Partnerships Guide please contact Golf Victoria Marketing & Communications Manager - Greg Oakford. Ph: (03) 8545 6222(03) 8545 6222 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About the Vic Open
The Men's and Women's Victorian Open is the premier event on the Golf Victoria calendar for both amateurs and professionals.The amateur handicap limit for the Men's Victorian Open is two or less while the equivalent limit for the Women's Victorian Open is four or less.
The Men's Championship is played over 72 holes stroke play with 18 holes played on each of the four days with the field restricted to approximately 132players. The leading 50 professional scores plus ties plus amateurs on that score or better after the first 36 holes qualify for the third and fourth rounds.
Commencing in 1957 at Riversdale, the inaugural Men's Open title was won by Ossie Pickworth. However, many world famous players have claimed the title including Australia’s five time British Open winner, Peter Thomson (1958, 1968 and 1973); South Africa’s Gary Player (1959); Bruce Devlin (1962 and 1963); Kel Nagle (1967 and 1969); David Graham (1970); Greg Norman (1984) and Robert Allenby (1991).
The Women's Championship was first played in 1988 but experienced a 20 year hiatus after the 1992 event. The Championship was reintroduced by Golf Victoria and was simultaneously staged with the Men's Open at the Spring Valley and Woodlands Golf Clubs in January 2012.
The Women's Open was played over 54 holes stroke play with 18 holes played on Friday at Woodlands before the final two rounds were held at Spring Valley in conjunction with the Men's Open. A maximum starting field of 84 players was set for the 2012 event with the 50 leading professional players plus ties progressing to the final round after a 36-hole cut.
From 2013, the Women's Open has also been played over 72 holes. The opening two rounds will be played over the 13th Beach - Creek Course while the final two rounds will be played with the Men's Open on the Beach Course. A maximum starting field of 120 players will contest the Women's Open, including 20 exempt amateurs. The same 'cut' criteria as applied to the Men's Open also applies to the Women's Open after 36-holes.
The Men's winner holds the Men's Open Championship Cup for one year while the Women's winner holds the Women's Open Salver. Prize money is played for by Professionals and is usually announced prior to the event. In 2014, prize money was $150,000 for each field. 2015 prize money is yet to be announced.
Men's Final Results available at www.pga.org.au
Women's Final Results available at www.alpg.com.au
2014 Oates VicOpen Photo Gallery
Men's Victorian Open
Women's Victorian Open