Victorian Family Championship

26 November 2017

The Family Championship was initiated in 2004 to create a special event for Victoria’s golfing families.

The Victorian golf community has responded favorably with the Championship open to amateurs and professionals who have an immediate family relationship (step-parents, adopted parents and de-facto inclusive).

Each two-person team must have an immediate family relationship (step-parents, adopted parents and de-facto inclusive) which must be stated on the entry form. Some examples of eligible Family Championship team combinations is found below:

Father/Son; Father/Daughter; Mother/Son; Mother/Daughter; Husband/Wife; Brothers; Sisters; Brother/Sister; Uncle/Nephew; Uncle/Niece; Aunt/Nephew; Aunt/Niece; Grandparent/Grand-son or daughter; First Cousins; Father/Daughter or Son in law; Mother/ Daughter or Son in law.

Honour Roll

Player Information

Date: Sunday 26 November 2017
Venue: Barwon Heads Golf Club
Format: 18-Hole 4BBB Stableford (3 Sections - Men's, Women's, & Mixed)
Eligibility: Each two-person team must have an immediate family relationship
Note: Open to amateurs & professionals
GA Handicap Limit: 36.4 (Men), 45.4 (Women) at date of entry
Entry Fee: $125 (per pair via entry form) or $110 (per pair via online registration portal).
Inclusion: Light lunch for the pair
Entries Close: 5.00pm on Friday 10 November 2017 or prior if capacity field is reached

As at 9/11/2017 - All fields are at full capacity - players can be placed on wait list via email to ( Starting field & waitlist will be released & emailed to all players on Mon Nov 13th.

STARTING FIELD - as at 13/11/17

(Entry Fee - $125)

- Version 4: 23/11/2017

News & Results


Men's Leaderboard
Women's Leaderboard
Mixed Leaderboard

Photo Gallery

2017 Mixed Winners
Kathryn Robertson (Peterborough) & Bazil Hammond (Cobden)

With a full field congregating in gloomy thundery conditions at the Barwon Heads Clubhouse there was a certain amount of concern as to whether play would get started. The weather smiled upon the field at 12.45pm just in time for the start. Blue skies appeared from the North West whilst lightning was visible in the east heading towards Melbourne.

The field enjoyed bright sunny conditions for two hours before heavy grey clouds started to accumulate from the North West. The radar and lightning tracker were not encouraging so reluctantly for the safety of all players the Siren had to be sounded at 5.06pm with most groups just two to three holes from completion. A 45-minute break was needed to allow the danger to pass.

With several groups opting not to return to the course rest of the field was soon battling the course again.

The mixed section was tight with Kathryn Robertson and father Bazil Hammond producing 43 points to pip mother & son pair Saowapa & Struan McDowell on 42 points.

The Women’s section was just as close with Caroline & Ruth Dickens posting 43 points to triumph over Sophie Byrne & Sarah Vandertop with 42 points.

The men’s section recorded the highest scores of the day with a three-way count back on 44 for runners-up with Simon & Matt Sheedy emerging ahead and winners Greg & John Brown recording the best score of the day on 45 points.

The Championship, which is open to amateurs and professionals who have an immediate family relationship (step-parents, adopted parents and de-facto inclusive), was introduced in 2004. With the support of Barwon Heads Golf Club, the event (State Final prior to 2011) has been played here since it’s inauguration.
Thanks were given to all involved at the Barwon Heads Golf Club for yet another year of outstanding hospitality.

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