Newsletter - May 19th, 2020
As you will be aware the restrictions surrounding Golf due to the Corona Virus Crisis have been lifted. The Port Fairy Golf Club has put in place strong guidelines surrounding the return to play in accordance with the regulations laid down by The Victorian Government and The Department of Health and Human Services. These regulations are also in keeping with the direction of Golf Australia and their advice to all golf clubs around the country.
It is a decision by The Committee of Management that a Members Only policy is currently in place at Port Fairy Golf Club until further notice. We unfortunately cannot and will not be allowing green fee play until further notice. We apologise for any disappointment regarding this policy.
We will be visiting this and many other regulations on a daily and weekly basis and will update all relevant information via the Club Website and other Media.
Port Fairy Golf Club
Tom Doak Visit to Port Fairy Golf Club
February 2020 - Port Fairy Golf Links received a surprise visit from world renowned Golf Architect Tom Doak during the week. Responsible for such amazing courses as Barnbougle Dunes, St. Andrews Beach and New Zealands top ranked courses Tara Iti and Cape Kidnappers, Tom made the trip along the Great Ocean Road to see Port Fairy Golf Links first hand.
"Michael Clayton has been telling me for 15+ years that I should make the drive West from Melbourne to see this place, and I finally made it today. Can't think of a better golf course for $49 in this day and age."
A fantastic and humbling experience to have someone of Tom's stature in the game of golf come to see us. We hope to see him again soon!
Port Fairy Golf Club Ranked Number 31 in Australia :
January 2020 - The prestigious Golf Australia Magazine National rankings were announced at Christmas time 2019. The Port Fairy Golf Club was proud to discover that we have moved 12 spots on the list from 43 to number 31! A massive jump up the rankings has been a humbling and exciting development and recognition of decades of hard work by committee, members and staff. We hope that this new higher positioning will encourage golfers from Australia and around the Globe to come and visit our beautiful course and experience true links golf in the South West of the mainland!
Thank you to Golf Australia Magazine, the Port Fairy Golf Club Committee, Members and Staff.
14th Hole - Best in Australia! :
November 2019 - Inside Golf Magazine - Australia's most widely read golf publication - has voted Port Fairy Golf Clubs 14th Hole as THE BEST 14th HOLE in Australia! An incredible achievement for our club and testamnet to the vision of Rex Newman and Club Life Member Rex Grady. A piece of Australian golfing folklore in the heart of our great golf club! Thanks to all who voted and to the greens staff for their care in maintaining an icon!
Port Fairy Golf Club Championships 2020
On a VERY HAPP Y NOTE we are glad to announce - The 2020 Port Fairy Golf Club Champions! Shane Gurnett has taken out the Men's Championship for the 5th year in a row with Vicki Johnstone taking out the Ladies Championship for the first time!
A Grade Men - Shane Gurnett (Club Champion)
A Grade Ladies - Vicki Johnstone (Club Champion)
B Grade Men - Peter Chamberlain
B Grade Ladies - Di Grieves
C Grade Men -Gary Cooper
C Grade Ladies - Beryl Duncan
Congratulations to all the winners and competitors in this years event! Full standings in all categories as follows -
Club Championship Results 2020
A Grade Shane Gurnett 77 71 71 219
Runner Up Adam Tribe 77 74 80 231
B Grade Peter Chamberlain 79 83 79 241
Runner Up Mark McLaren 83 82 89 254
C Grade Gary Cooper 101 96 88 285
Runner Up Phil Irvine 101 91 96 288
Rex Grady Trophy Peter Redford 74 81 77 232
Handicap Peter Redford 68 76 72 216
Colin Leishman Garry McCosh 89 86 94 269
66+ Handicap John Moore 80 74 71 225
54 Holes Nett
A Grade Shane Gurnett 76 70 70 216 on countback
Runner Up Peter Redford 68 76 72 216
B Grade Peter Chamberlain 69 74 70 213
Runner Up Kristian Elliot 70 75 72 217
C Grade Gary Cooper 81 76 68 225 on countback
Runner Up Wayne Ryan 83 69 73 225
Port Fairy Golf Club Women’s Championship Results 2020
A Grade Winner Vicki Johnstone 89 80 85 254
Runner Up Di Robinson 93 85 81 259
B Grade Winner Di Grieves 95 94 97 286
Runner Up Helen Mahony 105 95 101 301
( on c/b from Jane Ritchie )
C Grade Winner Beryl Duncan 116 105 102 323
Runner Up Ros Bromell 113 106 107 326
54 Hole Nett Results
A Grade Winner Vicki Johnstone 77 68 73 218
Runner Up Anne Dwyer 77 79 74 230
(on C/B from Helen Bacon)
B Grade Winner Sue Saul 73 74 77 224
Runner Up Di Grieves 76 75 78 229
C Grade Winner Linda Vaughan 77 72 81 230
Runner Up Beryl Duncan 86 75 72 233
(on C/B from Ros Bromell)
2020 PFGC Men's Match Play Championships
A Grade Adam Tribe
Runner Up Matt Hoey
B Grade Kurt Smith
Runner Up Bryan McGarvie
C Grade Bob Crispe
Runner Up Kristian Elliot