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
   
** 2015 Entry Form  Event Poster 

2015 Qualifying Venue Information

City Venues

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











 

Country Venues

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

2014 Final - Results

Men's Field 
Women's Field 
Photo Gallery

Round 2 - The National GC
It was a fabulous wrap up to the 2014 Victorian Four-Ball Championship today at The National Golf Club. Conditions were surprisingly calm for this part of the Mornington Peninsula, although the challenging Ocean Course layout still proved to be quite a test for most of the players.

In the women’s field, Suzanne Velk (Gisborne, hcap 14) and Pauline Caven (Lakeside, hcap 27) lit up the course today with a field best 43 points. Their solid play today secured them a two-round total of 85 points and the Championship title by 4 shots over Royal Melbourne mother-daughter pair Georgina and Samantha Leigh on 81 points. Closely following in third place was another mother-daughter pair from Devilbend Carol Scarff and Ledesi Hughes on 79 points.   

Round one leaders Fraser Gough (RACV Cape Schanck) and partner Richard Eriksson (Metropolitan Fire Brigade) continued their hot form to be clear winners in the men’s field on a two-round total of 95 points. Armed with their “lucky dragon” on the bag, the pair off handicaps of 10 and 15 respectively carded a blistering 47 points today to yet again claim the best daily score. Camberwell pair William Strangwick and Ron Sprague were runners-up on 90 points, narrowly beating the third place pair of Shane Wylie (RACV) and Keith Wylie (Traralgon) on 89 points.

A big thank you to Sorrento Golf Club and The National Golf Club, and all the 17 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.

A naming rights sponsor will be coming on board for the 2015 Championship, which will see a number of new initiatives being introduced. Stay tuned to the Golf Victoria website in their coming weeks for this exciting announcement.

 
 Women's Winners - Pauline Caven & Suzanne Velk

Men's Winners - Fraser Gough & Richard Eriksson


 

2014 Results from all qualifying venues & finals


Honour Roll


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

 

 

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