Gold Coast World Masters a top week of golf and fun: Photo Gallery

THERE were lots of happy winners at the 2019 Gold Coast World Masters, the 24th edition of an event that has become renowned as one of Australia’s best weeks for club golfers.

There were people like Robbie Berne from Tasmania, who had the best overall gross score in the official four round championship, and people like Ella Wong from NSW, who was drawn out of a hat to win a $26,000 Go Golfing 2020 Fully Escorted Golf Tour to India.

There were many other winners in the numerous golf divisions and related prizes, and others winning great prizes through luck of the draw.

Then there were still more, yours truly included, who though they didn’t manage an official win through skill or luck, still considered themselves winners because they participated in such a great week of golf and entertainment, all arranged by top golf touring company Go Golfing.

Some 400 participants were part of the week, with the main four round championship conducted at four of the Gold Coast’s top courses, the top rated Links Hope Island, the “members only” Sanctuary Cove “The Pines” – Australia’s only Arnold Palmer signature course, the Jack Nicklaus designed Lakelands and Palm Meadows, a favourite of many.

There were other golfing options at Sanctuary Cove “The Palms” on registration Sunday and the Greg Norman designed The Glades on the “rest day” on Wednesday.

The entertainment and prize opportunities included a putting competition at registration at Pacific Fair on Sunday, a welcome dinner at the innovative new TopGolf golf and function centre, a midweek dinner, and the gala presentation dinner on Friday at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. There was a separate program for the non-golfing partners attending.

It was Go Golfing’s 24th running of the Gold Coast World Masters, and their experience and expertise was evident in the seamless organisation of such a big event over a number of locations.

Go Golf has the stated mission of “Bringing golfers together for the best times of their lives” and they certainly strive to do whatever it take to accomplish the task – even having a guy circulating on course during the championship to hand out …. chocolates!

The company started on the Gold Coast some 25 years a go with this event and has now expanded to be a multi-award winning dedicated golf travel company running events and holiday tours around the world.

Talking to fellow participants throughout the week it became clear many had attended the tournament numerous times, with many sampling a number of the international tours and events as well. There is even one guy, Glenn Dodds from Mt Coolum in Queensland, who has teed it up in all 24 Gold Coast World Masters.

Robbie Bern, winner of the best overall tournament gross score and best gross in the Men’s 35-59 division, is one of those who has been a multiple entrant. Robbie has played the Gold Coast event three times and won twice.

Robbie Bern

“I’m always happy to play Go Golfing events and I’m very happy to win this one. I’ve played a number of the Go Golfing events and I look forward to doing some more,” Robbie said after receiving his prizes.

“It’s been very good to me this tournament.”

Indian golf holiday winner Ella Wong from NSW with Go Golfing managing director Peter McCarthy

As well as hosting it’s own portfolio of golf events and holidays, Go Golfing has also in recent years become involved with helping to organise the nuts and bolts behind the annual Australian Veterans Golfers National Championships, this year to be held mid November in Launceston.

For further information on this and other events visit the Go Golfing website

GOLD COAST WORLD MASTERS PHOTO GALLERY

 

GOLD COAST MASTERS WINNERS

Overall Champions
GROSS WINNERS
Lady 35-64: Jacqui Morgan (NSW)
Lady 65+: Gwen Clutterbuck (QLD)
Men 35-59: Robbie Berne (TAS)
Men 60-69: Dave Reid (QLD)
Men 70+: Chris Aldons (VIC)

STABLEFORD WINNERS
Lady 35-64 A: Cheree Brown (QLD)
Lady 35-64 B: Cherie Morley (QLD)
Lady 35-64 C: Liz Wong (VIC)
Lady 65+ A: Marg Bateman (NSW)
Lady 65+ B: Jessie Schulze (PNG)
Lady 65+ C: Di Baker (QLD)
Men 35-59 A: Glen Rieck (QLD)
Men 35-59 B: Dean Callaway (QLD)
Men 35-59 C: Jazz Baryczka (VIC)
Men 60-69 A: Grant Dickson (QLD)
Men 60-69 B: Ian Hazel (QLD)
Men 60-69 C: Scott McQuie (QLD)
Men 70+ A: Amrit Prasad (VIC)
Men 70+ B: Ken Gear (NSW)
Men 70+ C: Mike O’Hara (NSW)

Lowest Gross – 1 Year Of Golf Apparel Sponsored by Fenixcell
Robbie Berne (TAS) 
Mon:80, Tue:76, Thur:71 & Fri:73

Major Prize Winners
1st Prize – India Luxury Holiday
Ella Wong(NSW)
2nd Prize Hua Hin, Thailand
Judy Gibbs(QLD)
3rd Prize Vietnam, Danang
Julie McKay(WA)
4th Prize Chiang Mai, Thailand
Laurie Littman(VIC)
5th Prize Gold Coast, Australia
Brian Hocknell(NSW)

Pacific Fair Giveaway
1st Prize $10K Pac Fair/Go Golfing
Tom Young (QLD)
2nd Prize Thailand Holiday
Paul Adam (WA)

Golf FORE A Cause
1st Prize $500
Louis Zafiropoulos(VIC)
2nd Prize $250
Tony Thomas(QLD)
3rd Prize $100
Ian Kinlyside(NSW)

Closest Distance – Callaway
Carolyn Robinson [180/179.9]
Brian Ellevsen [185/185.7]           
Dave Obst [247.3/246.6]
Russell Fisher [200/199.4]            
Mike O’Hara [180/180.6]
Geoffrey Loveday [210/209.6]   
Brad Halberstater [203/202.6]    
Paul Brown [230/230.2]
Angela Wong [155/155.2]

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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