2016 South Gippsland Golf Classic
A reminder, particularly for new members of our Club that the 2016 South Gippsland Golf Classic (SGGC) event is rapidly approaching. This year the event commences on Saturday February 13th and concludes after 9 consecutive days play at different courses on Sunday February 21st.
Now in its 27 year, the Classic attracts around 400 players from all over Australia as well as a couple from Overseas! Leongatha is one of the 9 participating clubs in the South Gippsland region that hosts a day of the event.
This year’s program is as follows:
Day 1: Saturday 13th Feb. 4BBB (Men, Ladies or Mixed) @ Yarram
Day 2: Sunday 14th Feb. 4Ball Mixed Ambrose @ Korumburra
Day 3: Monday 15th Feb. Irish 4 Ball (2 Men, 2 Ladies) @ Woorayl
Day 4: Tuesday 16th Feb. Stableford (Men’s and Ladies) @ Meeniyan
Day 5: Wednesday 17th Feb. Mixed Canadian Foursomes @ Welshpool
Day 6: Thursday 18th Feb. Stableford (Men’s and Ladies) @ Phillip Island
Day 7: Friday 19th Feb. 4BBB Stableford (Men’s and Ladies) @ Leongatha
Day 8: Saturday 20th Feb. 1st Round Sth. Gippsland Classic (Men’s and Ladies, A Grade Stroke, B and C Grades Stableford) @ Mirboo North
Day 9: Sunday 21st Feb. 2nd Round Sth. Gippsland Classic (Men’s and Ladies, A Grade Stroke, B and C Grades Stableford) @ Foster
Our Club has had a long association with this event, being one of the founding Clubs. In addition, one of our Life members, Trevor Steer is President of the Classic Committee, and our own Anna de Bondt has taken on the job of Tournament Secretary this year. Further information about the event can be gained from these two people, and out Club’s two representatives, Ian Nunn or Peter Waters.
Entries close on Friday 15th January, so if you have not already entered, you can pick up an entry form from the Clubhouse. You can also download and entry form online from the South Gippsland District Golf Association website:
You can play in just a single day of the event, or all 9 days if you are a tiger for punishment! Entries are filling fast, with our own day, the 4BBB Stableford event attracting a field around 240 players each year! The cost per day is a very reasonable $10, or $80 for all 9 days.
Tournament Secretary Anna can be contacted as follows:
Anna de Bondt, 42 Freda Street Inverloch, 3996. Phone (03) 5674 6422,
Mobile 0407 543 701 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As in previous years, in order to make our day (Friday Feb 19th) run smoothly we will require the assistance of a good number of volunteers. If you are not playing on that day please support the club by helping man the barby, do some spotting etc. A call for volunteers for our day will be made in a couple of weeks. Many hands make light work!!
Looking forward to seeing you in action at this popular event!