Champions of the Murray

Each year, Golf On The Murray partner clubs hold a Qualifying Event where members pay $5pp to compete in a 4BBB Stableford. Winners and runners-up from the ladies and men's competition go on to represent their club in the Champions of the Murray final!

As a successful finalist, each pair will win a weekend golf package to compete in the finals on 19th May 2018 at Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort where they will challenge the other Golf on the Murray Clubs to be crowned the Champions of the Murray for 2018.

This complimentary weekend package includes:

  • Golf polo shirt
  • 2 nights accommodation (excluding home club finalists)
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning
  • 18 holes of golf on Saturday in the Champions of the Murray Final
  • Cart hire
  • Presentation Dinner with pre-dinner canapés and two-course meal.

If you would like the chance to be a part of this member’s event next year, be sure to enter the qualifying events at any of our Golf on the Murray Clubs.

Event Testimonials 

"Thanks for a great weekend, great concept. Great weather, great company, great course and great fun ( shame about my golf ability on the day, but the day was still fab). Much appreciated... a lot of work from a few people. Cheers, Sue Davis (Murray Downs)."

"We are now safely home after a lovely weekend at Rich River. Not only did we get to enjoy the impressive accommodation and meals, Colin was lucky enough to take home some of the prizes. He is telling his mates about it all now. I can imagine their envy! Thanks again to all the organisers and we look forward to hearing about Yarrawonga next year. Kind regards, Colin and Jennifer McNamara."

"The itinerary was well-organised, professional and well communicated. It was great to meet the other finalists and the Presentation Dinner was very special. Congratulations to our Club for being part of such a successful marketing initiative, with the Murray being the top golfing destination in Australia. Yours sincerely, Karin McKenzie (Yarrawonga)."

Qualifying Dates

Cobram Barooga Golf Club

Cobram Barooga Golf Club

Lady Qualifiers

  • Winners :

    Marlene Ellis & Steph Hodges

  • Runners Up :

    Deb Ryan & Lorraine Fox

 

Men Qualifiers:

  • Winners :

    Noel Stephens & David Gumbleton

  • Runners Up :

    Barrie Gaudion & Steve Hind

Commercial Club Albury

Commercial Club Albury

Lady Qualifiers

  • Winners :

    Donna Rohrich & Libbi Mott

  • Runners Up :

    Jenny Thomas & Helen Spears

 

Men Qualifiers:

  • Winners :

    Phil Rouvray & Roger Schnelle

  • Runners Up :

    Matt Miller & Josh Klepiak

Murray Downs Golf Club

Murray Downs Golf Club

Lady Qualifiers

  • Winners :

    Cath Lang & Joan Foster

  • Runners Up :

    Dianne Nalder & Eileen Willox

 

Men Qualifiers:

  • Winners :

    Garry Foster & Vince Musico

  • Runners Up :

    Geoff Frame & Paul Raudino

Rich River Golf Club

Rich River Golf Club

Lady Qualifiers

  • Winners :

    Diane Watson & Barbara Duke

  • Runners Up :

    Dianne Johnson & Debbie Michael

 

Men Qualifiers:

  • Winners :

    Stuart Milgate & Dale Chiswell

  • Runners Up :

    Kaine Anderson & Chris Day

Tocumwal Golf Club

Tocumwal Golf Club

Lady Qualifiers

  • Winners :

    Jenny Hehir & Joan Burns

  • Runners Up :

    Marg Varley & Bev Richard

 

Men Qualifiers:

  • Winners :

    Brett Molnar & Ray Hehir

  • Runners Up :

    Kevin Morey & Brent Huckel

Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club

Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club

Lady Qualifiers

  • Winners :

    Carol Tytler & Loraine Lord

  • Runners Up :

    Joy Lawford & Mary Hockley

 

Men Qualifiers:

  • Winners :

    Denis Ampfea & Neil Russell

  • Runners Up :

    TBC

Finals - 2018

The Champions of the Murray 2018 Final was held on Saturday 19th May at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort. Proudly sponsored by Aristocrat, 48 finalists from the qualifying Partner Clubs were keen to play their best to take out this year’s title!

Our golfers were welcomed by the Golf on the Murray Committee at a delicious buffet breakfast with each player receiving a GOTM Goodie Bag including a sleeve of Srixon golf balls.

While it was a foggy start to the day, our players were keen to hit off as the 4BBB Stableford event on the Lakes Course began!

The evening festivities began with a cocktail party and canapés from 6:30pm. Our golfers had the chance to mingle and discuss their golf technique (or tales of woe) for the day – although everyone was asked to keep their scores a secret!

Delicious main meals were served, followed by official presentations. The Chairman, Greg Roberts, highlighted the achievements of Golf on the Murray and the importance of working together to promote our region. He pointed out that the Murray is currently the No.1 destination in Australia for Golf Tourism, before announcing the winners for the day.

LADIES RESULTS
NTPs: 2nd Donna Rohrich (Albury Commercial Golf Resort) & 7th Debbie Michael (Rich River Golf Club).
Runners Up: Dianne Johnson & Debbie Michael (Rich River Golf Club) 36 points
Winners: Jennifer Thomas & Helen Spiers (Albury Commercial Golf Resort) 37 points
 
MEN’S RESULTS
Whilst Noel Stephens & Neil Pettitt (Cobram Barooga Golf Club) had the highest score of the day with 42 points, due to qualifying requirements this team was later deemed ineligible to claim the trophy resulting in a winning team of Kevin Morey and Brent Huckel (Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club) on 41 points.
NTPs: 12th Dale Chiswell (Rich River Golf Club) & 14th Kaine Anderson (Rich River Golf Club).
Winners: Kevin Morey & Brent Huckel (Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club) 41 points

 
The celebrations continued with desserts, more drinks and lots of laughs! A great weekend was had by all the teams from along the river! Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort for their wonderful hospitality. This is a highly sort after golf experience so remember to get involved in your Club’s next Champions of the Murray Qualifying Round!