Murray McCormack winner of the Bill Gray Monthly medal. Alan Pilatti and Enio Orlandi are still the match play finalists. Details of other winners can be found here.
Scotchman's Creek Golf Club is a Men's only Club which has been playing at Malvern Valley Golf Course since 1985. The course is rated a 67 par course for men of 4999 metres. In 2012 the course was rated by the Victorian Golf League in preparation for the adoption of comparative rating of courses for handicap purposes, Australia wide.
There are three par five holes, seven par four holes and eight par three holes. The North boundary of the course is Gardiner's Creek and Scotchman's Creek joins Gardiner's creek virtually separating the front and back nine holes. Most greens are bunkered and water hazards, in addition to both creeks are located throughout the course.
Scotchman's Creek Golf Club plays 18 hole competitions on both Tuesday and Friday mornings and also Thursday afternoons. There is also a 9 hole competition on Tuesday mornings. We play a variety of events including Stroke, Stableford, Four-ball Stableford, Chapman Foursomes, Ambrose, Par and Four-ball Par. All 18-hole competitions are played using Australian GolfLink handicaps.
We conduct twice weekly 18 hole competitions. Tuesday fields in the order of 50-60 players are common, whilst Friday entries usually range from 30-40. Tee off on both days is from first light until all are away, to suit the obligations of the Course Managers to the public and other user groups. There is also a separate 9 hole competition played on Tuesdays for those members who are getting older or are recovering from injury or illness (see below). A Thursday competition is also held commencing at approximately 10 am.
Members are encouraged and expected to attend the Club-rooms on Tuesdays after the game to foster comradeship and gain first-hand knowledge of any announcements and information for the members. In addition to the presentation of winners' trophies and a generous quantity of ball prizes for both Friday and Tuesday competitions, there is an Almoner’s Report, clarification of Rules and social function updates. Thus a limited involvement based on “Play and Go ” is not part of the culture of our Club.
A diverse and challenging Golfing Program is developed annually and includes several annual Championship Events and Seasonal Plates, Medal Days, occasional Novelty Events and inter club competitions with other mens and ladies clubs.
Normal intra club playing days are either Stroke, Stableford or Par competitions. Other formats such as 4 Ball Stableford, 4 Ball Par, Ambrose and Chapman Foursomes also are featured throughout the Program.
Furthermore, the Club regularly plays at other courses such as Kingston Links. There is an annual trip away to a course such as Rich River on the Murray River.
In short, Members are fully challenged with a variety of golfing formats developed by the Match Committee within the disciplines of established playing Protocols.
9 Hole competition
The club provides a 9 hole competition played on Tuesdays for those members who are getting older or are recovering from injury or illness. Tee off time is approximately 7.15 am for the first group of four followed by groups as designated by the Marshall. The group plays the back nine holes of the course from the 10th tee. On most Tuesday’s there are between 15 and 20 players teeing off. The 9 holers have a representative on the General Committee of the Club.
The Group plays a stableford competition each week. Each 9 holer is given a handicap which is established based on a modified performance formula. Each week there is a nearest the pin. Each year in March the group plays a championship consisting of 3 weeks in a row. The winner of the championship will be presented with the Dan Webb Memorial Trophy. The overall player of the year will be awarded the Masters Nine Holer Champion Trophy. After each week’s round the group meets to present the golf balls allocated to the day’s place getters, discuss the days golfing highlights, and to socialise over coffee and biscuits. 9 holers are very welcome to participate in all other Club functions.