Golf Australia’s Victorian Women’s Spring Tournament is coming to Central Victoria!

Neangar Park and Axedale Golf Club’s are co-hosting Golf Australia’s 2021 Victorian Women’s Spring Tournament. This is shaping up to be a fantastic event and one of the biggest golfing events on the 2021 calendar.

Both club’s are well underway with their preparations and have guaranteed that their courses will be in tip top condition by the time the event comes around.

In addition to the 36-hole event, those arriving early will get an opportunity to get a sneak peak of Neangar Park’s new Pitch & Putt course, with the Sunday welcoming drinks events being combined with a 5-hole shoot out! Hopefully the only bubbles will be in the golfers glasses and not a result of a mis-judged shot over the water on the final hole!

Entries can be made through Golf Australia’s website.

https://www.golf.org.au/events#/competition/2510152/info

School Sport Victoria junior event to be held at Bendigo GC on 9 August 2021

School Sport Victoria and Golf Australia are proud to inform schools that the SSV Golf Tournament is to be held at the Bendigo Golf Club on Monday 9th August 2021.

This is a perfect opportunity for any juniors are your club to participate in a shortened 9-hole course. No equipment is necessary. Equipment can be borrowed on the day.

The entries are open to students in year levels 3 through to 6.

Bendigo Local Lucas Herbert was successful at these events during his junior days and went on to represent the state at the national finals.

Junior Challenge – GCV v Ballarat!

Juniors from Golf Central Victoria clubs are invited to play in the 2nd Junior Challenge against the Ballarat District Golf Association at the Neangar Park Golf Club on Tuesday 29 June. Juniors with handicaps (between 14 and 17) will play Stableford, while kids under 14 (and those without handicaps) will play a 9 hole event.

Entry details can be found on the entry form, or contact Neangar Park’s PGA Professional Dean Dixon.

2021 Junior Challenge Entry Form

Women’s Pennant Finals decided!

The GCV Monday Pennant Season concluded this week, with a huge congratulations to the winners:

Division 1 – Neangar Park

Division 2 – Axedale 3

Division 3 – Elmore/Campaspe

Pennant Subcommittee members Brenda Savy and Noela Henning would like to thank all players who entered into the true spirit of the pennant competition.

Thanks, too, to the clubs that hosted matches and their ground staff who prepared their respective golf courses to such an excellent standard.

2021 Womens Pennant Finals

Monday Pennant Round 5 Results

All the best to the teams who will compete in the Division 1 & 2 finals next week.  And all the best, too, to the two teams who are leading in Division 3.

Division 1 final… Axedale 1 v Neangar Park – 9:30 am at Bendigo

Division 2 final… Kyneton 2 v Axedale 3 – 10:00 am at Bendigo.

2021 Womens Pennant Round 5

Sunday Pennant Champions for 2021 Crowned!

The Golf Central Victoria Sunday Pennant Finals were held today at the beautifully prepared Heathcote Golf Club.  All four divisions were hotly contested and could have gone either way.

Division 1 champions for 2021 are Belvoir Park.  Division 2 champions are Axedale. Division 3 was a grudge match between two Bendigo teams, with Bendigo White coming out on top.  Open Division saw another pennant going to Belvoir Park over the mixed team from Neangar Park.

Well done to all competitors, particularly those that came out on top!

Golf Central Victoria would like to thank Pennant Subcommittee for running pennant this year, as well as the six local clubs that hosted rounds.  Without them the event would not be possible.  Throughout the preliminary rounds there were 207 different golfers competing in 26 teams across four divisions.  There were 65 contests between clubs and 325 individual matches played on six different courses.

Some photos of the Player of the Year and Undefeated Players can be seen below.

Monday Pennant Results for Round 1, 2 & 3

Results and ladders for Monday Pennant are now available.

2021 Women’s Pennant Rd1

2021 Women’s Pennant Round 2

2021 Women’s Pennant Round 3

Sunday Pennant Round 5 Results determine Finalists!

In what must be one of the closest pennant seasons ever, the finalists in three of the four divisions came down to only one or two individual matches, and in one case, down to one hole, over the entire season!

In Division 1, last week’s ladder leaders Neangar Park Gold suffered a humiliating defeat and have been relegated to third position.  Out of the four teams vying for the finals berths, Belvoir Park and Bendigo have come out on top.

In Division 2, Axedale have snuck into the final against Belvoir Park by a single match, thanks to a gallant effort by Stu McGibbon winning on the 19th!

Division 3 also saw a number of teams battling it out for the two top spots, with Bendigo Blue also getting in by one game.  They will take on their club mates, Bendigo White.

In the Open Division there have been two teams clear at the top of the ladder for a few weeks now – Belvoir Park 1 and Neangar Park.  They played one another today in order to determine who will be favourite when they tee it up against one another in the final next week.

The finals will be played at the Heathcote Golf Club on Sunday 2 May starting at 12 noon.  A random draw has been held to allocate starting tees.  Visitors are encouraged to come along and cheer your favourite teams along.

1st tee at noon – Division 2 Belvoir Park v Axedale

5th tee at noon – Division 1 Belvoir Park v Bendigo

10th tee at noon – Division 3 Bendigo White v Bendigo Blue

15th tee at noon – Open Division Belvoir Park 1 v Neangar Park

Sunday Pennant Round 4 Results and Ladders

With only one round to go to qualify for this year’s finals the competition is really heating up and in most divisions there are still multiple teams vying for the final spot (although in the Open Division Belvoir Park 1 and Neangar Park have already secured their spot in the final)!

Next week sees Division 1 and 2 head to Belvoir Park, and Division 3 and Open playing at Axedale.  Given it is Anzac Day there will be a minutes silence before play commences at 12noon (it has been confirmed that pennant golf is able to commence play at the usual times of 12 and 12:30, rather than 1pm for large sports with paying spectators).

Sunday Pennant Round 3 Results and Ladders

Sunday Pennant Round 2 Results

We’ve got all the results in now and the ladders have been updated. There were three 5-0 whitewashes yesterday, with Belvoir Park taking out two of them!

Round 3 will be played at Bendigo and Belvoir Park Golf Clubs on 11th April.



Sunday Pennant Round 2 Results

We are still waiting on some of the Division 3 and Open results to come through, but in the meantime here are Division 1 and 2 results and ladder.

GCV Sunday Pennant Round 1 Results

The GCV Sunday Pennant season kicked off today in extremely wet conditions. Despite Division 1 and 2 golfers hitting the course in Heathcote, the relentless rain eventually won out and most matches had to be cancelled and teams awarded a draw.

In slightly better conditions at the Kyneton Golf Club, Division 3 and Open were able to complete all of their matches. Well done to everyone who battled the conditions. We haven’t had a wet round for a few years, and we are hoping for a few sunny weeks ahead!

Note: Two of the contests in Division 1 have been updated in accordance with Pennant Condition 12, as 4 matches had been completed in each contest. This hasn’t impacted on the results, as in both cases the contests were 2 wins and 2 losses.

Round 1 Sunday Pennant going ahead!

Both courses hosting Rd 1 of Sunday Pennant have confirmed that they haven’t received much rain overnight and this morning and will be fine to play. The forecast looks like there is some rain on the way, but will hopefully stay north of both Heathcote and Kyneton. Round 1 is on! Play well!

Women’s Clinic entries now open!

Sunday Pennant Draw now available

The 2021 Sunday Pennant draw is now available.  Clubs are asked to review and confirm course availability.

GCV Sunday Pennant Draw 2021 FinalV2

GCV Pennant Update!

Clubs are reminded to get their entries and course availability in for this year’s Pennant season.  The closing date has been extended to 19 February as the dates for the Monday Pennant (Women’s and Sand Greens) have been pushed back by a couple of weeks.

Just a reminder that the Open Division in Sunday’s Pennant has changed a little bit this year, with teams being made up of men and women (or all men or all women).  The World Handicap System allows handicaps to be equalised for different courses, and this has meant that women that aren’t able to play mid week can still get their pennant fix!

 

Entries now open for GCV Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Pennant 2021!

After cancelling pennant in 2020 due to COVID-19, the GCV Pennant season is back for 2021!  There are some minor changes being made in 2021 which will bring both the men’s and women’s seasons closer together and providing an opportunity for mixed teams to play in Open Divisions on either Sunday’s or Monday’s.

Pennant entries forms have been sent to club’s, but can also be downloaded from the GCV website.  Entries and course availability needs to be submitted by 5 February 2021 to enable course scheduling and draws to be prepared.  Final team lists are not needed until the start of the season.

GCV Pennant 2021 – Entry formV4

GCV Juniors on fire!

Our junior golfers have been on fire in recent weeks with Jazzy Roberts and Archie Alston taking out individual wins at the Vic Country Junior Regionals played in Ballarat.  Jazzy won the girls gross and Archie the boys net. Also competing in the North West Super Region Team were Flynn Anderson, Campbell Boyd and Tom Roberts.  Everyone played really well and got to play in some challenging conditions!

This is on top of an outstanding result in this year’s Vic Junior Pennant, which was played as a virtual competition, where team members played on their home course and scores were submitted against another team.  Our team took on heavy weight golf clubs Woodlands, Yarra Yarra, Cranbourne and Eastern, and were undefeated in their four matches!  Awesome work team!