Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy (incl. Vic Foursomes)

The Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy is a mixed foursomes nett competition with one round qualifying, followed by knock-out match play. The event has been played annually at Metropolitan since 1955 (with the exception of two years due to course works), and is unique in that it allows amateurs and professionals to form a team.

Honour Roll – Sir Dallas Brooks

The Victorian Men’s, Women’s & Mixed Championships are played in conjunction with the qualifying round, and are open to amateur pairs only. The Men’s Australasian Foursomes Challenge Shield is awarded to the best men’s nominated pair representing a Melbourne Member club, District and VGL club.

Honour Roll – Victorian Foursomes – Men’s, Women’s, Mixed


Player Information

Date: Tuesday 28 November – Friday 1 December 2017
Venue: Metropolitan Golf Club
Format (Sir Dallas): 18-Hole Foursomes Stroke & H’Cap Knockout Match Play
Tuesday (Qualifying), Wednesday (Top 16), Thursday (Quarters & Semis), Friday (Final)

Format (Vic Foursomes): 18-Hole Foursomes Stroke (Tuesday)
GA H’Cap Limit (Sir Dallas): Combined 30.4 at date of entry
GA H’Cap Limit (Vic Foursomes): Combined 18.4 (Men) & 30.4 (Women) at date of entry

Entry Fee: $110 per pair (Sir Dallas Brooks) & $80 per pair (Vic Foursomes)
Inclusion: Lunch on Tuesday 

Entries Open: Thursday 26 October 2017
Entries Close: 5:00pm on Friday 17 November 2017

Event Organiser: Michelle Hui (Golf Events Manager)
E-mail: michelle.hui@golfvic.org.au
Phone: (03) 8545 6207

Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy

Victorian Foursomes Championship

 

2017 Results

Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy - Qualifying Results

Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy - Match-Play Results

Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy - Match-Play Draw

Victorian Men's & Women's Foursomes - Results

Photo Gallery

 

Dallas day 4

Friday 1 December - Final

Spring Valley’s Greg Ebinger and Erica Kreymborg have won the 2017 Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy.

The pair defeated The National’s Jason Johnson and Stephanie Wearne from Victoria on the 19th in a close and exciting final played at the superbly presented Metropolitan Golf Club on Friday 1 December.

After hot and humid conditions greeted the players for the first three days, the final was played in wet and overcast weather with the Kreymborg and Ebinger duo receiving two stokes.

In a highly decorated 184-game AFL career, which included being a member of the 2000 Essendon premiership side, a two-time Essendon best and fairest winner and all-Australian honours in 2001, Johnson was no stranger to the pressure associated with playing for a title. However the 2 marker who’s been playing golf more exclusively since retirement, thoroughly enjoyed the week speaking of how great of an event the Sir Dallas Brooks is.  

The pairs could not be split after 9 with each team struggling to gain a significant advantage in the trying conditions. Despite losing the 10th, Johnson and Wearne would win the next two holes thanks to two superb iron shots from Wearne on both 11 and 12. The enthralling contest continued as the 13th was squared before the Spring Valley pair would take the momentum winning three straight holes. Facing a dormie situation Johnson and Wearne would rise again winning both 17 and 18 after two high pressure putts from Wearne in front of a few brave followers. The teams would head down the 19th determined to find a winner. After Wearne and Kreymborg both found the fairway the men would step up to play their approach shots. Ebinger would produce the shot of the day coming within two feet. Unable to get up and down would result in victory to the Spring Valley pairing.

Having recently won the Spring Valley Mixed Foursomes Championship, Ebinger and Kreymborg decided to maintain the combination at Victoria’s biggest mixed event. The final victory also capped off an amazing week for Kreymborg having holed in one at Metropolitan’s 13th hole in Wednesday’s opening round of matches.

The Spring Valley pair commended their opponents on the fighting spirit they showed in the final holes. The pair had never played in the event before and are already looking forward to defending their title next year. Kreymborg was extremely complimentary of Ebinger’s play on the final day in the difficult conditions, producing some wonderful shots under pressure.  

 

Thursday 30 November - SDB Match-Play (Quarter & Semi Finals)

The final eight battled the early morning heat to determine who would progress through to the semi-finals in the afternoon.

Michael Sund (PGA) & Jesika Clark (Victoria) continued their form from yesterday with another dominate display, defeating Wayne Aigner (Sandhurst) & Val Mackintosh (Port Fairy) 6/4. They will face Greg Ebinger & and Erica Kreymborg (Spring Valley) who were just as impressive as they accounted for Chris Hanson (Broadford) & Kerry Peterson (Gisborne) 7/6.

The final two matches were a lot closer as Tim Sweeney & Lorinda Hartley (Peninsula-Kingswood) survived a tough battle with Ian Rennie (Victoria) & Joanne Irvine (The National) to win 1up on the last. The final match saw Jason Johnson (The National) & Stephanie Wearne (Victoria) salute 3/1 against the resilient Glenn Beckett (PGA) & Melinda Crawford (Berwick Montuna).

After a quick shower and bite to eat, the remaining eight players headed back on course to fight for the two positions in the final tomorrow. Sund and Clark had a dominant start winning the first two holes against Ebinger and Kreymborg before the match turned mid-way. The Spring Valley pair claimed four holes in a row from the 6th to lead two up entering the final nine. Ebinger and Kreymborg withstood a spirited fightback from Sund and Clark before closing the match 3/1.

It was a close contest in the second semi-final, with Sweeney and Hartley battling neck and neck against Johnson and Wearne. After birdieing the first, Sweeney and Hartley maintained their narrow lead until former Essendon midfielder Johnson and his Heathcote partner Wearne changed the momentum with a birdie on 7 and eagle on 8 to go one up. The match ebbed and flowed in the early stages of the back nine before Johnson and Wearne finished strongly with three consecutive pars to seal the match 2/1.

The final will take place at 8am tomorrow.

 

Wednesday 29 November - SDB Match-Play (Top 16)

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Erica Kreymborg (Spring Valley) - Hole-In-One on 13th

Hot conditions greeted players for the top 16 matches of the Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy. The first day of match play saw some close contests throughout.

Glenn Beckett (PGA) and Melinda Crawford (Berwick Montuna) upset the top qualifers Kim Hastie & Sam Van Der Venne (Metropolitan) in a tight battle 2/1. Jason Johnson (The National) & Stephanie Wearne (Victoria) proved to solid for Bernie & Nancy Bickerton closing out the match on the 17th for a 2/1 victory.

Michael Sund (PGA) & Jesika Clark (Victoria) showed they are a team to watch over the next two days as they romped to a convincing 6/4 victory over Peter Handbury & Merrie Harkness (Royal Melbourne). Tim Sweeney & Lorinda Hartley (Penisula-Kingswood) defeated Lewis & Elizabeth Coyle (Metropolitan) in a close fought match 2/1.

Erica Kreymborg (Spring Valley) provided the highlight of the day, scoring her official first hole-in-one on the 113m par 3 13th hole with a 7iron. Well done Erica! Teaming up with Greg Ebinger (Spring Valley) the pair defeated Heath Jones (PGA) & Janine Williams (Warragul) 3/2.

The final two matches both went down the 19th as Wayne Aigner (Sandhurst) & Val Mackintosh (Port Fairy) were victorious over Andrew & Hayley Peters (Spring Valley) whilst Chris Hanson (Broadford) & Kerry Peterson (Gisborne) booked their spot in the quarter finals after saluting against Colin & Fiona Love (Yarra Yarra).

The quarter finals and semi finals will take place tomorrow starting at 8am with the final played on Friday morning.

 

Tuesday 28 November - SDB Qualifying & Vic Foursomes

W Foursomes WInners
L-R: Montana Strauss & Jade Shellback

M Foursomes Winners
L-R: Sean Klain & Travis Tatt

The Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy and Victorian Men's & Women's Foursomes Championships are underway.

Players were treated to a brilliant sunny day at the Metropolitan GC. Leading the charge in the Sir Dallas Brooks field are local pair Kim Hastie & Sam Van Der Venne, assuming the top qualifying position tied on a solid nett 71 with Victoria’s Jesika Clark & Michael Sund (PGA). A further 14 pairs on the next best nett scores secured their spots into the knock-out match play rounds which will be played on Wednesday through to the final on Friday.

Clark & Sund’s 74 off the stick was the best gross score of the day in the Sir Dallas Brooks field and the Victorian Mixed Foursomes title went to the leading amateur pair Emily Smith (Huntingdale) & James Ford (Riversdale) on a score of 77.

Sean Klain (Ballarat) & Travis Tatt (Buninyong) were victorious in the Victorian Men’s Foursomes Championship with an excellent score of 73 off the stick. The Ballarat DGA pair finished 3 shots ahead of runner-up pair George Worrall (Kingston Heath) & Aiden Didone (Metropolitan), also taking home the Men’s Australasian Foursomes Shield.

Jade Shellback & Montana Strauss from The National dominated in the Victorian Women’s Foursomes Championship, carding a 74 to win by 5 shots from 2016 champions Alex Hilliard (Commonwealth) and Kono Matsumoto (Victoria) on 79.

In the nett sections, Dylan Grandell & Matt Sellars from Latrobe were the best in the men’s section with a nett 76 while Geraldine O’Callaghan (Southern) & Sue Ellery (Royal Melbourne) were the best women’s on a 79 nett.

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