Golf at Beaumaris Probus
There are three golfing events:
The Annual three day event
FOUR trophies are up for grabs! The event was held at Howlong from 1995-2014 and more recently at Port Fairy 2015, 2016,2017. The 2018 Event was held at Moama, March 2018 and 2019 and will be held at the Murray Downs G.C Rich River in 2020 (Visit Upcoming Events on the Main Menu for more info on our 2020 Event)
The Victoria Cup – Held Annually.
A competition between any number of 2- man teams from any or the same Golf Club. (This replaces the old format which was just between teams from Victoria and Southern)
Annual Golf Day
Our first annual event in 2017 was held at Spring Valley Golf Club and at Kingswood in 2018
Annual Golf 3 Day Event 2019 – Rich River
Our major 3 night golf trip, which this year was to the Rich River Resort at Echuca/ Moama, was attended by 26 members. Unfortunately, at the last minute, 4 of our members succumbed to medical or urgent house purchase/sale requirements. The remainder enjoyed 2 days of golf, a putting competition, a welcome BBQ, and a beautiful meal in the Corporate Dining room of the Resort.
The winners were:-
Howlong Country Club Trophy Garry Sebo
Warburton Heirloom Trophy Geoff Carlson
Bill Gillingham Putting Trophy John Pound
Perpetual Aggregate Trophy Geoff Carlson
There were various other winners of Nearest the Pin, and Longest Drive.
Altogether, a most enjoyable number of days with good golf and socialisation.
Thank you John and Louise Pound for all your effort and for running such a great event
To see photos – CLICK HERE
Victoria Cup 2018
The annual contest for the Victoria Cup took place at the Keysborough Golf Club on Friday November 9th with 16 players.
The criteria for teams has now been changed to enable more challengers by making the competition four ball better ball (i.e. two man teams), and three clubs were represented.
The Victoria Golf Club team of Andy Coogan and Gus Bravo blitzed the field with a score of plus 8, and Alan Stevens and Phillip Rowell, also representing the Victoria Golf Club, were runners up with plus 5
Geoff Carlson from Southern Golf Club hit the pin but sadly missed a hole in one, but easily took out the nearest the pin prize.
We anticipate that next year, the criteria will be further modified, to enable even more participation in the event
Annual Golf 3 day Event 2018 – Rich River
Thank you John and Louise Pound. You did a superb job as usual!
The 2018 winners:
Winner Howlong Country Club Trophy – Geoff Carlson
Winner Warburton Heirloom Trophy – Dick Kirby
Winner Perpetual Aggregate Trophy – Kevin McDonnell
Winner Bill Gillingham Putting Trophy – Robert Kerr
Official photographer – Alan Stevens. Many thanks. Great work!
Victoria Cup 2017
Annual Golf Day 2017 at Kingswood
Organised by John Pound
Winner – Robert Kerr
Port Fairy 2017
Another superb event organised and hosted by John and Louise Pound. Thank you both very much for your effort.
Perfect weather, excellent accommodation, wonderful food and also some brilliant golf from some and some less than brilliant golf from others!
1st day Winner Howlong Country Club Trophy – Geoff Carlson
2nd day Winner Warburton Heirloom Trophy – Kevin McDonnell
Winner Bill Gillingham Putting Trophy – Paul Stephens
Winner Perpetual Aggregate Trophy – Geoff Carlson (2 years in a row)
Apart from the trophies, we handed out 28 golf balls and 4 bottles for wine for various nearest the pins, longest drives, runners up, and next best 5 performances on each day
We had 17 players, plus 8 non-players who found ample distractions in Port Fairy while the players were out enjoying the good weather, great course and conditions.
Day 1 – Geoff Carlson – Howlong Country Club Trophy
Day 2 Kevin McDonnell – Warburton Heirloom Trophy
Putting Competition – Paul Stephens – Gillingham Trophy
Overall winner – Perpetual Aggregate Trophy two years in a row – Geoff Carlson.
Port Fairy Golf Classic – 2016
Organiser John and Louise Pound
2016 Overall Winner – Geoff Carlson
Photo Gallery from Port Fairy 2016
The Victoria Cup
Organiser Alan Farmer
The Victoria Cup played annually between teams from Victoria and Southern Golf Clubs is now in its sixth year. Whilst Victoria leads Southern 4-2, Southern is the 2016 Champion.
The trophy is something that everybody wants to win!
In 2016 the Teams were as follows:
Southern Golf Club – David Robertson (capt) Geoff Wade, Geoff Carlson, Roger Leeming.
Victoria Golf Club – Alan Farmer (capt) John Pound, John Howe, Alan Stevens.
Memories of Howlong
Howlong was the home of Beaumaris Probus Golf week for some twenty years. Alan Nash started and ran the event followed by Geoff Wade.
The following photos are from Howlong Championships in 2012 and 2013. We will add photos as they come to hand.