Though limited due to COVID-19, Victorian golf clubs and PGA Professionals were able to host a number of great events early in the year, many in support of Australia’s bushfire crisis.
The PGA of Australia would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 Victorian PGA Legends Pro-Am of the Year, the 2019/20 Victorian Pro-Am of the Year (Metropolitan) and the 2019/20 Victorian PGA Pro-Am of the Year (Regional).
The Furphy Victorian Senior Open held over 36 holes at Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort has been named the 2020 Victorian PGA Legends Pro-Am of the Year.
In hot, blustery conditions Peter Senior took victory at the $30,000 event over Grant Kenny and Terry Price in second place in a field that also featured legends Peter Fowler, Peter Lonard, Peter O’Malley and Tim Elliot.
The MGI Centenary Pro-Am at Commonwealth Golf Club has been awarded the 2019/20 Victorian Pro-Am of the Year (Metropolitan).
Played on February 10 the Pro-Am formed part of the club’s centenary celebrations. Opening its doors to players from across the country, Commonwealth’s immaculate course conditions impressed many of Australia’s top Professionals including Lucas Herbert, Matt Griffin, Zach Murray and Matt Millar.
The victory went down to the wire, where Western Australian young-gun Jarryd Felton won the lion’s share of the $35,000 prize purse following a four-hole playoff against Marcus Fraser, Max McCardle, Ash Hall and Alex Edge.
The 2019/20 regional Victorian PGA Pro-Am of the Year was awarded to the MMD Geelong 9-hole Pro-Am.
Played on February 1, Luke Hickman took victory at the $11,000 event where the atmosphere and large field of both Professionals and amateurs enhanced the overall experience.
The Victorian swing of the 2021 PGA Pro-Am Series begins on January 8 at the SBI Settlers Run Golf & Country Club Pro-Am, with the series to then visit the Gippsland region.