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)