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2014 Schweppes Victoria Park Pro Am

Victoria Park, in association with PGA Australia, was excited to host our second annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The chance for amateur golfers to play a round of golf with a professional provided such a rare opportunity and a great way to improve the development of professional golfing in Queensland. The players were split into two sessions with a morning and afternoon’s group spread across the course and teeing off on a shotgun start.

Throughout the day, players stayed fuelled and refreshed with the numerous on-course offerings from Victoria Park and some of our supporting sponsors. Players could cool down with icy cold Schweppes refreshments on the 4th and 15th hole plus at hospitality tent. Or they could experience something a bit stronger with Robert Oatley Vineyards wine tasting on the 17th hole, Carlton & United Breweries liquor tasting on the 9th hole, and to keep the sugar levels up there was a lolly and fruit buffet on the 15th hole courtesy of Victoria Park Functions. Also, if players were feeling like something more substantial, IL Centro’s famous duck pies were on the menu at the 12th Hole.

We’d like to congratulate golf professionals Brett Rankin, Taylor Cooper and Anthony Brown, who took out a three way-tie with their superb score of 7 under par. These three Professionals along with Leigh McKechnie then went on to compete in our bonus Victoria Park PGA Putt Putt Challenge with an additional total prize pool of $1,500 up for grabs. Congratulations to Brett Rankin who demonstrated some excellent putting skills to take away first prize in the putt putt competition.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, the players on the day, and contributors for making it such a fantastic event! We’re already looking forward to next year’s Pro-Am!

A big thank you to our platinum sponsor:
Schweppes Australia | 1800 244 054

A big thank you to our silver sponsor:
Bank of Queensland | 07 3711 6144

A big thank you also to all of our supporting sponsors:
CGI Consulting | 07 3832 9990
Quality Food Services | 07 3354 8300
Golf Cars International  
Iceworks Paddington | 07 3367 9800
Cellarbrations | 07 3489 3600
Robert Oatley Vineyards | 02 9433 3255
Infruit | 07 3278 0600
Simplot Australia | 1800 061 279
Di Bella Coffee | (07) 3252 5858
CUB (Carlton & United Breweries)
Queensland Reef & Beef | (07) 3278 0600
Asahi Premium Beverages | 1800 061 279
Queensland Paint Supplies

2014 Schweppes Victoria Park Pro-Am – Amateur Results

Competition for Amateurs: Single Stableford (Open and Sponsor Divisions)

 Morning Pro-Am Session Results Amateur Division

  • 1st Place – Andrew Brown
  • 2nd Place – Bill Kingston
  • 3rd Place – Joel Zerbst

Sponsors Division

  • 1st Place – Andrew Hallawell
  • 2nd Place – Brett Wilkinson

Nearest The Pin

  • 3rd Hole – Martin Dive
  • 6th Hole – A. Hallawell
  • 9th Hole – Joel Zerbst
  • 12th Hole – N. Ward
  • 16th Hole – John Hudson
  • 17th Hole – A. Symmonds

Longest Drive

  • 8th Hole – James Cook



 Afternoon Pro-Am Session ResultsAmateur Division

  • 1st Place – John Bowifant
  • 2nd Place – Jan Wilke
  • 3rd Place – Joel Grant
  • 4th Place – Ryan Watterson

Sponsors Division

  • 1st Place – Shane Beecher
  • 2nd Place – James Mee
  • 3rd Place – Kirk Heald
  • 4th Place – Cameron Harvey

Nearest The Pin

  • 3rd Hole – Rika Batibasaga
  • 6th Hole – John Ansey
  • 9th Hole – Mark Sydes
  • 12th Hole – Cameron Harvey
  • 16th Hole – Ryan Mulder
  • 17th Hole – John Bonifant

Longest Drive

  • 8th Hole – Michael Redhead
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