Mazda Victorian Four-Ball Championship

Players Information

Qualifying Rounds
Multiple dates & venues between January 5 and March 1 **
Qualifying Round Format
18-Hole Four-Ball Best Ball Stableford – 3 Sections –
Men’s, Women’s & Mixed
Eligibility & GA Handicap Limit
Open to Male and Female Amateur Golfers with a valid GA handicap**
Entry Fee                     

$120.00
 per pair (incl. GST) for each City Qualifying Round.
$60.00 per pair (incl. GST) for each Country Qualifying Round.
Inclusions
Light lunch for players, Mazda player gift pack & hole-in-one competition for a Mazda car at all venues. 
Entries close

City Qualifying Rounds 
– Friday 12 December 2014.
Country Qualifying Rounds – 10 days prior to each qualifying round or when entry capacity is reached.

Championship Final 
Dates & Venues 
Monday 16 March - Sorrento & Tuesday 17 March - The National
   



  
**Photo Gallery**

2015 News & Results


Round 2- Tuesday 17 March (The National)

Women's Final Results
Mixed Final Results
Men's Final Results

The 2015 Mazda Victorian Four Ball Championship concluded today with the champions determined after the second round at The National Golf Club. Allan Quek & Ricky Aow continued their red hot form from round one to post two rounds of 49 and 42 for a 91 point total. The Wellington Links members dominated the Sorrento layout in Round 1 and battled through the strong winds in Round 2.

“Sorrento suited us. It was short and we aren’t long hitters”. Today was very very tough. We tried hard and just got over the line”. Quek said post round.

The pair qualified at Rosanna with 43 points on Friday 30 January.

In the women’s section, Sale members Pam Schaper & Karen Brown played some exceptional golf across the two days to clinch the championship by four stableford points. Qualifying at the Sale regional round with 47 points, Schaper & Brown managed 42 at Sorrento and a fantastic 39 points at The National in near gale force winds. Runner’s Up were Dawn Sleightholm (Devilbend) & Susan Dawson (Mornington) with 41 & 36 points.

The mixed section, in its first year, consisted of 20 qualifiers fighting for the inaugural title. In the end, a countback was to separate eventual winners Heather Lindup (GSM) & Harry Smiles (Peninsula-Kingswood) from runners up David Greenhill (Commonwealth) & Fiona Telford (Brighton) on a 84 point total. Harry Smiles joins his mother on a four ball trophy, after Pat Smiles & her partner Jenny Foster won the women’s championship back in 2013.

60 men, 20 mixed and 20 women played the final over 36-holes at Sorrento on Monday 16 March and The National (Ocean Course) on Tuesday 17 March.


L-R: Mixed Champions: Harry Smiles, Heather Lindup. Women Champions: Pam Schaper, Karen Brown


L-R: Men's Winners: Ricky Aow & Allan Quek

 


Round 1- Monday 16 March (Sorrento)

The State Final of the 2015 Mazda Victorian Four Ball proceeded today at the glorious Sorrento Golf Club. 100 pairs who had qualified at 20 regional events throughout January, February and early March got to tee it up today with the second and final round to be played tomorrow at The National Golf Club.

Calm, ideal conditions greeted the players throughout the day, with two pairs from the morning field capitalising with 49 points. Robert Domanski (Eastern) & Matthew Kloc (Churchill Park) along with Wellington Links members Allan Quek &Ricky Aow will hold the top position of the men’s leaderboard. Not far behind them, and playing in the afternoon, were Wade Jones (Yarrawonga) & Luke Clark (Yarrawonga) on 47 points.

All women’s pairs, and the newly created mixed pairs, teed off in the afternoon with winds staying relatively moderate. Sheryl Maddren (Riverside) and partner Joan Sloan (Mildura) along with Pam Schaper (Sale) & Karen Brown (Sale) will lead the women’s section with a respectable 42 points.

Golf Victoria & Mazda have once again teamed up for the State Four-Ball Championship until at least 2017. Two brand new Mazda2’s have gone off throughout the qualifying rounds and players will have their final chance at The National tomorrow. Gale force winds have been forecasted for tomorrow which may play havoc.  



Sorrento- Hole 15



2015 Qualifying Venue Information


City Venues

Month
Date
Event
Starting Field & Waiting List
Player Info & Draw
Results
 
 
 
 
 
 
January
Mon 5
Commonwealth
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Thu 8
Sanctuary Lakes
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Mon 12
Green Acres
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Fri 16
Spring Valley
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Tue 20
Kingston Heath
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Fri 23
Cranbourne
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 -
 
Fri 30
Rosanna
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 -
 
 
 
 
 
 
February
Tue 10
Woodlands
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Country Venues

Month
Date
Event
Starting Field & Waiting List
Player Info & Draw
Results
 
 
 
 
 
 
January
Sun 11
Wangaratta
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Sun 18
Horsham
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Sun 25
Barham (AM & PM)
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February
Mon 2
Barwon Heads
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Sun 8
Sale
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Sun 8
Trentham
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Mon 9
Portsea
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             Click here
 
Sun 15
Bendigo
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Sun 15
Trafalgar
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Sun 22
Ballarat
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Sun 22
Warrnambool
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             Click here
 
 
 
 
 
 
March
Sun1
Mildura
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About


The Mazda 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. T
he event has grown significantly since attracting 500 pairs in the inaugural year to now annually attracts around 900 competing pairs. In participation terms, the Mazda Victorian Four-Ball Championship is the largest golf event conducted by Golf Victoria and the largest amateur golf event conducted in Victoria.

In a major coup for Golf Victoria, Mazda Victoria, in conjunction with Above Par Events has signed a three-year agreement as naming rights sponsor of the Mazda Victorian Four-Ball Championship. The agreement will run for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 events. From 1997 to 2004, Mazda were previously the naming rights sponsor of the Victorian Four-Ball Championship when the event was run by the former Victorian Golf Association. The exciting new sponsorship will see the introduction of a brand new Mazda2 on offer as a prize for any participant who records a hole-in-one on the designated par 3 of all qualifying events and the State Final.  

Video on Mazda2

Championship Format


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 a men’s, women’s, and newly introduced mixed section and is played in two parts:

  • 18-hole Regional Qualifying rounds for all entering pairs.

  • 36-hole Final held over two days for 100 qualifying pairs. 

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 City Qualifying venues.

Honour Roll

Click here
 for a list of past Victorian Four-Ball Championship winners.