Victorian Four-Ball Championship
The Victorian Four-Ball Championship commenced in 1997 in response to a desire to create more State level events for club golfers, regardless of their geographic location, age or handicap level.
The event has grown significantly since attracting 500 pairs in the inaugural year to now annually attracts around 900 competing pairs. In participation terms, the Victorian Four-Ball Championship is the largest golf event conducted by Golf Victoria and the largest amateur golf event conducted in Victoria.
The Championship is open to all 115,000 golfers (men & women) in Victoria who are members of affiliated clubs and who have an Australian handicap of 27 or below (males) and 45 or below (females). The Championship involves both a men’s section and a women’s section and is played in two parts:
The Championship is a Four-Ball Best Ball handicap stableford with an entry fee applicable from each pair of players.
All pairs are permitted to compete in one City Regional Qualifying Round and unlimited Country Regional Qualifying Rounds.
Approximately 17-20 regional qualifying rounds are held on Sunday’s and weekdays from January to early March each year.
Pairs are requested to nominate their three preferred options of Regional Qualifying venues.
The format for the event permits friends, club mates, family members or work colleagues to join together as partners to compete for a State Amateur Golf Title.
The Championship culminates with a 36-hole final in late March for 100 pairs of men and women golfers that qualify at one of 17 regional qualifying rounds. In 2014, the final will be held at Sorrento Golf Club and The National Golf Club on 17 & 18 March 2014.
Click here for the 2014 Four-Ball Championship Final - Field Allocations (as on 03/03/2014)
The Championship Final will be played over 2 days as follows:
*Note: Draw will be available on Tuesday 11 March
City Qualifying Venues
Country Qualifying Venues
2013 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Round 2 Results - The National GC
| Men's Winners - Michael O'Donnell & Michael Meneghini
|| Women's Winners - Patricia Smiles & Jenny Foster
Bright blue skies and sparkling sunshine painted a picture of perfection at The National Golf Club today for the second round of the Victorian Four-Ball Championship Final. Players could not have asked for better conditions out on the Ocean Course, which was a brilliant conclusion to the State Championship.
It was all smiles for Mansfield pair Patricia Smiles (Hcp 18) and Jenny Foster (29) taking out the Women’s Section of the Four-Ball Championship with a total score of 80 points. The pair fired a round two best of 42 points to climb to the top of the leader board. A mere shot behind were runner-up Gisborne pair Robyn Tucker (Hcp 18) and Alice Tucker (Hcp 22), whose two-round total of 79 points edged out round one leaders Myra Fisher (Hcp 23, Box Hill) and Robin Ashby (Hcp 20, Box Hill) on a count-back.
In the Men’s field, round one leaders Michael Meneghini (Hcp 7, Woodlands) and Michael O’Donnell (Hcp, 24, Commercial Albury) were able to capitalize on their strong start of 48 points yesterday, coming in with a solid 40 points this afternoon to convincingly take the title by 4 points. It was a fight for second place, between morning pair Myles Tehan (Hcp 17) and Sam Rosewarne (Hcp 14), both from Peninsula, and Woodlands pair Marcus Toovey (Hcp 11) and Nick Barrett (Hcp 15). Both pairs scored 84 points, but it was Tehan and Rosewarne with a round two best score 45 points winning the count-back.
A big thank you to Rosebud Country Club, The National Golf Club, and all the 20 other Victorian clubs for their continued support in hosting the Championship Final and Regional Qualifying Rounds. Thanks are also extended to all the volunteers, who should be commended on their fantastic effort assisting in all aspects throughout the course of the Championship. Most importantly, thank you to everyone that participated in the event this year and congratulations to all the winners.
Round 1 - Rosebud CC
The Victorian Four-Ball Championship is the largest amateur golf event conducted in Victoria in terms of participation. It is great opportunity for club golfers to participate in a State level event, regardless of their geographic location, age or handicap level. Played in two parts, pairs compete in one or multiple 18-Hole regional qualifying rounds for a place in the 36-Hole final held in mid-March.
The first round of the Final was held today at Rosebud Country Club on the North Course. Players dusted off rain gear and umbrellas as cooler conditions and scattered showers were a dramatic change from Victoria’s recent heat wave. Michael Meneghini (Woodlands, Hcp 7) and Michael O’Donnell (Commercial Albury, Hcp 24) are leading the Men’s field with a score of 48 points, closely followed by Kingswood pair Tony Quinn (Hcp 14) and Robert Kierce (Hcp 26) on 47 points. In the Women’s field, the leading scores were from Box Hill pair Myra Fisher (Hcp 23) and Robin Ashby (Hcp 20) on 44 points, and Robyn Tucker (Hcp 18) and Alice Tucker (Hcp 22) from Gisborne on 43 points.
The second and final round will be played tomorrow at The National Golf Club on the Ocean Course with two multi-tee starts at 7:45 am and 1:00 pm. Presentations for the Women’s and Men’s Trophies will be held in the clubhouse at approximately 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm respectively.
for a list of past Victorian Four-Ball Championship winners.