Elite senior amateur golfers again beat the Defence Forces

The GA Senior Team (green) and ADF Team (Red)

A TEAM of top Australian senior amateur golfers has again beaten a crack squad representing the Australian Defence Forces.

In the now annual match between a Golf Australia Men’s Senior team and the Australian Defence Forces team, the senior golfers won by 13½ matches to 10½ matches at the Tallwoods Golf Club on the NSW north coast.
The ADF trailed by three matches after the day one foursomes and four-ball matches, but came out blazing on day two in the singles matches.

The ADF’s great start saw them lead in ten of the twelve individual matches after nine holes and an historic ADF victory looked likely.

However, the GA senior team dug deep and rallied with some great play and pressure putting to eventually share the singles points – six matches each.

This resulted in the GA Senior team retaining the trophy after also narrowly winning in 2009.

The event has been played four times and it continues to grow in stature.

The first two competitions played at Tallwoods in 2007 and Royal Queensland in 2008 resulted in 12-12 draws.

A result was finally achieved in 2009 when the Golf Australia team won by a single match at The National Golf Club.

The 20101 Golf Australia Senior Team included Bob Angus, Les Browne, Steve Cann, Col Hallam, Geoff Everett, Pat Giles, Nigel Goodall, Richard Greville, Tony Mazzone, Dave Morrison, Russell Rogers and Roy Vandersluis.

(Photo courtesy  of AUSOOM)

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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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