The OVA 60th Annual Golf Day was contested in perfect conditions at the Royal Hobart Golf Club on Friday November 5.
A capacity field of 35 teams, 140 players, greeted the starter with the 'shot gun' going off at 12.15pm to launch a fantastic day of spirited competition.
Despite being soaked in recent weeks with Hobart's spring rain the course was in magnificent condition. A few players no doubt enjoyed the free drop from water filled bunkers! The greens were lightning quick and a few horror stories emerged of four and five putt greens!
Scoring on the day was outstanding and each division was closely contested. Nigel 'Badger' Shaw won the Br E Joyce Trophy for the best score by an Old Virgilian. He won on from a fast finishing Rob Braithwaite.
Br E. Joyce Trophy
1st Nigel Shaw, 39 points
2nd Rob Braithwaite, 38 points
3rd Peter Manton, 36 points
Best Score by a Non-Old Virgilian
1st Shaun Heyward, 42 points
2nd John O'Shannessey, 40 points
3rd Frank Swavely, 39 points
1st Tricia Dixon, 37 points
2nd Amanda Wells, 36 points
3rd Mary Beven, 35 points
Teams 'Irish Stableford'
Winners Shaun Heyward, Mitch Whitney, Adam Dance and Duncan Young 133 points
At the presentation ceremony Shaun Heyward told the story of how his team actually came together due to their involvement in Edmund Rice Camps - one of the beneficiaries of the golf day. Shaun was a St Pat's Launceston boy and established a lifelong friendship with Old Virgilians Mitch, Adam and Duncan through Edmund Rice Camps!
Thank you to our generous event sponsors:
Mr Ron Brooks – Raine and Horne
Mr Shaun Hayward – Tilford Auto Group
Mr Paul Graham – Graham Family Funeral Directors
Mr Matt Docking – RHGC Pro Shop
Thank you also to members of the OVA Golf Day Committee - Michael Harvey, Michael Moschogianis and Mark Waddington. The Committee was ably and generously assisted by Peter Beven, Peter Dixon and Terry Kay.
We look forward to welcoming all players back for our 2022 OVA Golf Day. Details will be sent out in December.