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.

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