Heald & Graham last pair standing in Sir Dallas Brooks

Dallas Winners 2015
L-R: Andrew Peters, Cathy Heald, Jeff Graham, Hayley Peters

The 2015 Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy came to an end today with Goonawarra pair Cathy Heald & Jeff Graham winning 4 & 2 over Hayley & Andrew Peters (Spring Valley). With the score swaying early in the final, a fantastic drive on the 16th hole by Professional Graham left an easy up and down for the pair to clinch victory.

In warm beautiful summer weather, the match began as anticipated with halved holes the trend. Heald & Graham found improvement after an impressive rescue from 190m on the 6th from Jeff Graham which found its way to three metres from the pin. A couple of solid holes to finish the front nine gave Heald & Graham a 2 hole advantage leading into the all-important final nine. With wins on holes 11 & 12, Heald & Graham moved to 4 up and were placed in a strong position to take out the 2015 title.

After a tee shot that went over the back of the green on 13, Heald & Graham could only manage a double bogey 5 which lead to loss of the hole. They quickly made up that deficit with a win on the 14th leaving them dormie 4 up. With a shot to be received on the 15th and a beautiful drive by Hayley, a solid 4 kept the Spring Valley members in the match. The slight cut drive over the bunkers on 16 from Jeff was played remarkably as the ball finished 2 metres shy of the green. A delicate chip and run from Cathy left a 6 foot up the hill putt to finish the match which was never in doubt.

After an immense effort in reaching the final, Hayley & Andrew mentioned that they had already started to look forward to next year’s event. Jeff, who played GV Pennant this year and is also General Manager at Goonawarra, praised the condition of the course in their presentation speech.

“We’ve played for 4 years now, and this would be the best I’ve seen the course. To play 5 rounds at Metropolitan for 110 bucks is pretty good” Graham mentioned.

Heald & Graham will now have their names engraved on a prestigious trophy.

Special thanks was given to Metropolitan for staging the five day tournament. The well regarded Sandbelt club located in Oakleigh South once again provided a unique golfing experience with first class hospitality greeting the 292 players that teed it up on the Tuesday.

 

The 2015 Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy Final played at Metropolitan on Saturday 5 December was as follows: -

Competitors

Club

Result

Competitors

Club

Score

Cathy Heald &

Jeff Grahamm

Goonawarra

Defeated

Hayley & Andrew Peters

Spring Valley

4/2

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