2022 Victorian SGA Tour Championship a massive hit

2022 Victorian SGA Tour Championship

2022 Victorian SGA Tour Championship a massive hit

End of year event a smash at the stunning Victoria Golf Club

SGA's final event of the 2022 Victorian Season was a massive hit, with 77 golfers teeing off at the magnificent Victoria Golf Club, for the 2022 2022 Victorian SGA Tour Championship.

The event, which featured over $5k in prizes over two separate competitions (Open Event and Tour Event), proved to be an exciting conclusion to an action-packed season.

Despite early winds and occasional rain throughout the afternoon, our golfers enjoyed playing on a course that had just recently hosted Australia's top professional golfers (men and women) at the Australian Open. Playing a course the calibre of Victoria, in near-tournament conditions, was a real treat, and there were smiles all around.

Overall, it was a challenging and enjoyable golf day. The course staff were friendly and helpful, and our golfers had a great time. Thanks to the course and staff for hosting us and making it a memorable day.

The Open Day event, played as individual stableford, was won by Edward Klusik, on a solid 34 points. He pipped Paul Corcoran by a single point (33) and Lewis Read/Matthew Adlard on 32.

The Tour Championship Flight, which was open to the top 25 golfers in the season-long Order of Merit, was a tightly-fought competition. In the end, Chris Morgan's remarkable 39 stableford points was enough to grab the top spot, and claim the trophy for the 2022 Vic Tour Championship. Second place went to Drew Hallam (38) and third went to Neill Bell (37).

Chris' name is now etched in the SGA Tour Honourboards. Congratulations.

Novelty prizes: NTP 4th hole: Joel Evans, 7th: Chris Fernandez, 14th: Pete Calverley, 16th: Byron Holder, LD: Male: Lewis Read, Female: Rita Petrovs.


2022 Honourboard Champions

The event also saw the awarding of trophies and prizes for our season-long SGA Honourboard/trophy events.

SGA Matchplay: Phil Peacock

4BBB Championship: Yvonne Grant

Club Championship: Peter Langford

Order of Merit: Dean Connell

Golfer of the Year: Drew Hallam

Each of these players will all have their names added to the prestigious SGA Honourboards.


To find out how you can become part of the SGA Tour, and play for trophies, prizes and glory in an exciting season-long Event Tour series, check out our SGA Tour page. Play the country's top courses, meet great people, and have heaps of fun!

2022 Victorian SGA Tour Championship Photos

2022 Victorian SGA Tour Championship - Final Scores

Individual Stableford

See below for Final scores (or click here to see scores on our Golf Genius Portal)

The Tour Championship Flight

Pos. Player Stableford Points
1 Chris Morgan 39
2 Drew Hallam 38
3 Neill Bell 37
4 Geoffrey Steer 36
5 Shaun Condron 34
6 Shayne Svenson 34
7 Rob Robinson 33
8 Bill Anastasopoulos 31
9 Niall Burke 31
10 Andrew Grant 31
11 Darren Nelson 29
12 Yvonne Yip 29
13 Gavan Doran 29
14 Cameron Thompson 28
15 James Bourke 28
16 Peter Calverley 28
17 Graham Ball 27
18 Dean Mitchell 27
19 Dean Connell 25
20 Mark Verleg 24
21 Yvonne Grant 22
22 Frank Elisaia 22
23 Peter Langford 19
24 Ian Steer 18
25 Graham Sherlock 10

Daily Event Flight

Pos. Player Stableford Points
1 Edward Klusik 34
2 Paul Corcoran 33
3 Lewis Read 32
4 Matthew Adlard 32
5 Ashley Blyth 31
6 Christopher Fernandez 31
7 Robert Gamble 31
8 Mark Kennedy 29
9 Don Hackett 29
10 Paul Hargreaves 28
11 Brian Kennedy 28
12 Peter Kennedy 28
13 Michael Corcoran 28
14 Dean Jennings 27
15 Tavis Magriplis 27
16 Por Van 27
17 Greg McCubbin 27
18 Joshua Cooper 27
19 Rita Petrovs 27
20 Cameron Green 27
21 Byron Holder 26
22 James Meredith 26
23 Robert Stock 26
24 Glenn Pellegrin 26
25 Sam Fieldes 25
26 Rafael Pasquet 25
27 Troy Leo 24
28 Mark Lynch 24
29 Dean Thatcher 24
30 James McKinnon 24
31 Gavin Menezes 24
32 Hai Ho 23
33 Felix Cooray 23
34 Lukas Winward 22
35 Terry McAleenan 22
36 Geoff Bower 22
37 Robert Tadros 22
38 Darren Hall 21
39 Gus Geuna 20
40 Joel Evans 20
41 Andrew Ransom 20
42 Joel Smith 20
43 Phoebe Burfield 19
44 Simon Beamish 19
45 Peter Sproules 19
46 Sandro Penzo 15
47 Luke Coulson 15
48 Colin Edwards 10
49 Leon Smyth 8
50 Scott Lacey 8
51 David Hampton 5
NS John Brugman -

Special Thanks

Thanks to the team, staff and members of Victoria Golf Club for hosting us on your wonderful course.

Thanks to our amazing partners/sponsors: Srixon-Cleveland, Garmin, Heathcote Winery, TCN Gift Cards and Drummond Golf.

Most importantly, thanks to ALL of our golfers for joining us! We hope to see you all at an event in 2023.

2022 Victorian SGA Tour Championship Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
The Card Network Logo

Team Redbacks dominate at the 2022 SGA Championships


Team "Redbacks" dominate at the 2022 SGA Championships

The 2022 SGA Championships saw the largest-ever field compete in SGA's flagship event, the 2022 SGA Championships, with 116 golfers making the trek to the gorgeous Gold Coast for a week of fun, sun and friendships.

Following two years of Covid-forced obstacles, our golfers were champing at the bit to compete in the event, which featured over $30,000 in prizes, as well as 7 full days of perfect weather.


Players teed off at Palm Meadows for the traditional "Fun" Ambrose golf day. The day was a perfect warm-up for the week, played on a great course, in the glorious Gold Coast sunshine, with plenty of laughs and good times.

Following the golf, players all enjoyed the prize presentation, followed by the traditional Welcome Dinner.

Photo Gallery - Warm-up Day

Photo Gallery - Pre-event and Welcome Dinner


The 2022 SGA Championships officially teed off with Round 1 at the amazing Links Hope Island.

In perfect "Golf Conditions" the players thoroughly enjoyed their day, with Steve Francis taking the day's honours in the A-Grade/individual event, Tim Hibbard on top in B-Grade, Lindsay Scott capturing C-Grade and Kina Hazell atop the Ladies Grade. In the Teams event, it was Team 1770 in first, closely followed by Redbacks SA and NSW All Stars 2.

Photo Gallery - Round 1


Round 2 of the 2022 SGA Championships saw golfers enjoy the stunning, private Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club's Pines Course. One of the most challenging and enjoyable courses of the week, The Pines was a favourite of the field, and had our golfers smiling from ear to ear.

Daily results: A Grade: Dennis Williams, B-Grade: Lincoln Tucker, C-Grade: Lindsay Scott, Ladies: Andrea Ray.

Daily Teams: Redbacks SA took 1st, 3 Kiwis and a Convict captured 2nd, and SGA Vic Tour 1 were in 3rd.

Photo Gallery - Round 2


Wednesday was a (for some) much-needed "Rest Day", which gave some golfers the opportunity to chill out, hit the beach, etc.

Some others, however, teed it up at the amazing Brookwater for a "Bonus Round of golf". One of the best (if not THE best) courses in Queensland, Brookwater proved a treat for the golf-mad players who made the trip.

Rest Day Photos


On the Thursday, competitors arrived at Palmer Colonial for Round 3 of the event. Originally scheduled for Palmer Gold Coast/Robina Woods, the SGA Team made the call to move the round to Colonial due to poor playing conditions on Robina's front-nine (following months of rain on the Gold Coast). The SGA Team had anticipated a move such as this, so had previously arranged tee times at Colonial as a contingency/back-up measure.

The day featured the inaugural "SGA Dress-Up Day", where golfers were encouraged to emulate long-time fashionista Stuart "Krusty" Carlisle, and wear something colourful and fun.

Daily Results: A-Grade: Rhys Hugglestone, B-Grade Tim Hibbard, C-Grade: Lindsay Scott, Ladies: Jackie Penno.

Teams Daily:  1: Redbacks SA, 2: No Wuks Given, 3: Fairway to Heaven.

Photo Gallery - Round 3


Mother Nature continued to shine, with Round 4 played under perfect conditions at the remarkable Lakelands GC.

Daily Results: A-Grade: Troy Tracey, B-Grade: Stuart Carlisle, C-Grade: John Banfield, Ladies: Maureen Mathews.

Daily Teams: Team 1770, followed by Redbacks SA, and (2021 Champs) Happy Days.

When the scores were tallied at the end of the day, team "Redbacks SA" found themselves at the top. With a 3-round aggregate of 415 Stableford points they obliterated the field. They pipped Team 1770 (380 points) and NSW All-Stars 2 (also on 380)

Congratulations to Lindsay Scott, Lincoln Tucker, Bruce Russell and Andrew McPherson. They have taken home the 2022 SGA Championships Team Trophy, and will have their name etched on the perpetual trophy, and included (digitally) on the SGA Championships Honourboard.

And for individual results, Dennis Williams was the individual A-Grade champion, finishing with a 4-round total of 134 Stableford points. He pipped Troy Tracey and David Warwick, both on 130. B-Grade saw Johnny Nguyen on top with 134 points, over Lincoln Tucker (133) and Trevor Slogrove on 130. C-Grade had Lindsay Scott on top with an incredible 144 points, followed by Thanh Tran on 125 and Gav Doran on 124. For the Ladies Division, Lois Fyfe took top honours with 125 points, winning on countback over Kina Hazell. Andrea Ray took 3rd on 122.

Photo Gallery - Round 4

Photo Gallery - Presentation Dinner


(Detailed scoring available via our Golf Genius Leaderboard)

Pos. Team Total
Stableford Points
R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Redbacks SA 415 107 105 100 103
2 Team 1770 380 110 86 79 105
3 NSW All Stars 2 380 106 89 92 93
4 Miramar Mates 368 93 91 90 94
5 Happy Days 366 91 88 87 100


SGA would like to send a hearty "THANKS" to all the players who made the trek to the Gold Coast. Without you, we would not have an event.

We would like to give a special thanks to all of our sponsors and partners for the week. Notably Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin Australia, Heathcote Winery, The Card Network, and Mantra Hotels. And our partner courses Lakelands Golf Club, Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club, Links Hope Island,  Brookwater Golf & Country Club, and Palm Meadows Golf Course for all their help.

Finally, we would like to give a shout out to the amazing Julie Ridler from Gold Coast Direct Charters, who managed all of the transfers (and many other things!) in a very challenging week. THANKS JULIE! (We recommend to all our SGA Fans -- if you are ever on the Gold Coast, and need a lift/tour/transfer, give Julie a call. You won't be disappointed).

And that's a wrap! We hope to see you all at next year's event

2022 SGA Championships Sponsors

The SGA Championships


Regarded as a must-play event on most clubs' Social Golf calendars, the SGA Championships is our flagship event on teh Gold Coast. It sees golfers and social clubs from across Australia converge upon the Gold Coast for a week of spectacular golf, energetic competition and, most importantly, a ton of fun.

To see upcoming SGA Championships events, click here

Smiles all round at 2022 SGA International – Phuket


Smiles all 'round at The 2022 SGA International - Phuket

It was a week of fun in the sun for the competitors of the 2022 SGA International, Phuket. With four rounds of golf on four spectacular courses--in a truly magical setting--SGA golfers were smiling from ear to ear, enjoying a return to international golf travel.

One of the event's highlights featured a Hole-in-one by Terry Cooney on the 14th - Canyon Course at Blue Canyon.  Congrats Terry!


Day 1 Winner - David Morriss - 38pts

Day 2 Winner - David Morriss - 36pts

Day 3 Winner - Colm O'Donovan - 36pts

Day 4 Winner - Kristian Young - 36pts

Overall Winner - Glen McMillan - 140pts; 2nd Place - Kristian Young - 131pts; Third Place - Colm O'Donovan/David Morriss/Derek Montague - 128pts.

See the Daily Leaderboards here

Thanks to all of our players for joining us on this great trip. Thanks also to our major sponsors: Srixon Australia, Garmin Australia, Drummond Golf, and TCN.

For those of you looking to join in on the fun, we are returning to Thailand in March for the 2023 Pattaya Golf Week. It will be EPIC, so reserve your spot today! 

Or, for more upcoming international destinations, check out our SGA International Main page.

Photo Galleries: 2022 SGA International - Phuket

(Players can receive high-resolution, full-size copies of the below images emailed to them, free of charge, by emailing media@sgatour.com.au.)

Swings from the week

SGA International Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
The Card Network Logo
Pub and Bar card

Contact us about the 2022 SGA International

Call or e-mail one of our team members or fill out the form below.

Michael David

Mick David

General Manager
0402 488 253
Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Major Events
0416 208 281
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
0425 742 501

Team North takes epic 2022 TMMP by a point

2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay

Team North captures epic 2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay by one point

trans-murray match play

It was a thrilling week of golf for the 2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay, Jan 15-18, 2022. 64 golfers from both sides of the Murray River returned to Canberra to represent their region, and battle for victory (and the all-important “bragging rights”).

There was some incredible competition, great sportsmanship, and some truly awesome camaraderie throughout the week.

Day 1

The First day's action (Pairs/Ambrose, held at the magnificent Royal Canberra GC) saw Team North in the lead, capturing 9 points to Team South's 7. It was a wild day, as the lead changed hands multiple times. Day 1 score: North 9, South 7.


Day 2

For Day 2, (Pairs/ Alternate-Shot/Foursomes) at the picturesque Federal Golf Club, Team South clawed their way back by one point, courtesy of some strong play throughout. Day 2 score: North 16.5, South 15.5.


Day 2's action was punctuated by a Hole-in-One by Team North's Noel Frogley, who aced the difficult (and long) par-3 12th hole. Congratulations, Noel! (See photos in the Day 2 Gallery)

Day 3

There was electricity in the air for the Singles matches on Day 3, at the lovely Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course. The scoring was tight, and both teams were feeling the pressure.

Following the round, the points were tallied (and re-tallied, and re-re-tallied ... it was THAT close), and when the Day's leaderboard was finalised, it showed a Tie for the day - 16 points each, and thus a victory to Team North by a SINGLE POINT, via a margin of 36.5 points to 35.5 points.

Congratulations to Team North!!

Final points leaderboard

Team D1 D2 D3 Total Points
North 9.00 7.50 16.00 32.50
South 7.00 8.50 16.00 31.50

For day-by-day scores and matches, see the leaderboard on Golf Genius: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/7472180679111899806

Special Thanks

We would like to thank all the competitors (and their spouses/partners/plus-ones) for an incredible week. The success of these events is mostly due to the quality of the participants, and we believe that our golfers are of the highest quality anywhere!

A very special thanks to our sponsors Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin and our hotel partner, Mantra on Northbourne.

Photo Gallery - Day 1. Royal Canberra Golf Club