2024 SGA Autumn Classic

The 2024 SGA Autumn Classic

Bright and Myrtleford, Victoria

April 19-21, 2024

All Golfers Welcome!

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  • April 19-21, 2024

  • Bright GC and Myrtleford GC

  • 36 Holes of Golf

  • Individual and Pairs Stableford

  • 2 Nights' Accommodation

  • Breakfasts and Dinners, Prizes and more

More information about the 2024 SGA Autumn Classic

Played on a pair of fun and challenging courses, in the gorgeous Victorian High Country, The 2nd Annual SGA Autumn Classic is set to be a cracker. Played as both an individual Stableford event AND two-person team Better Ball Stableford event, the weekend features our unique blend of fun, frivolity and excitement!

Bright GC

Bright Country Golf Club

Situated at the foothills of the Victorian Alps, the Bright Country Golf Club is considered to be one of Victoria's best regional courses. Nestled alongside the Ovens River, the unique 18-hole course, designed by Tony Cashmore, features a par-72, 6097m easy-walking layout with manicured grass greens and beautifully developed tree-lined fairways. The course is a favourite of SGA Staff ... especially as there are no bunkers! (But don't let that fool you, it is challenging, fun and spectacular.).

Myrtleford

Myrtleford Golf Club

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Ovens Valley, Myrtleford boasts an 18-hole course with tree-lined fairways - (some of the River Red gums are reputed to be 300 years old). It is a challenging course with accuracy at a premium on the narrow fairways and small greens. It's another easy-walking course, with most of the fairways being flat -- with only the 9th and 18th being on a hill.

Bright Chalet

The Bright Chalet

Located just outside of Bright, the Bright Chalet is a third-generation family business, which is popular year-round. Featuring 26 rooms over two floors, the chalet is the ideal home-base for our event. There is a full-service kitchen and dining area, dedicated bar, pool and function area. The rooms are comfortable and fully-equipped with large LCD screens, reverse-cycle air conditioning/heating, refrigerator, en-suite plus access to a balcony, with views of the surrounding mountains.

Event format - Single Stableford PLUS Pairs Better Ball

Here's everything you need to know about this 36-hole, weekend golfing adventure:

The Autumn Classic is a 36-hole golf tournament for amateur golfers. The event format for the individual grades is single stableford over two rounds. In addition, there is a team element (Pairs Better Ball/ 4BBB) event to add some extra fun and interest to the tournament. For this, only a team's best stableford score for each hole (i.e. Better Ball) is counted. These are added to make the daily team total. The team with the best total over two days wins the title.

Friday

Optional Warm-up

Get your weekend started early with an optional warm-up round. This will be an individual Stableford event, complete with prizes for the day

Saturday

Round 1

Individual Stableford PLUS Team Better Ball Stableford. A Team's best stableford score on each hole counts towards the Team Total.

Sunday

Round 2

Individual Stableford PLUS Team Better Ball Stableford. A Team's best stableford score on each hole counts towards the Team Total.

Rules:

  • Handicaps: Each pair will play via their official Golf Australia Handicaps, adjusted for the course/slope, etc. Daily results for all players will be entered on GOLF Link and will count towards players’ handicaps. Each player is personally responsible for ensuring that he or she is playing off the correct daily handicap on each day.
  • Nearest-the-Pin, plus Drive & Chip (NTP in 2 shots): will be held as some usual tasty ‘side action’ between teams.
  • Playoffs: In the event of a tie, a countback will be used to determine the winners.
  • Note that a player may only win one of the events (teams or singles). If the individual/singles winner is also one of the winning pairs team, then the next-highest-ranked individual score will be named the individual winner - this ensures we have three Champions for the event.
  • Prizes are awarded to the top Team, plus individual winner.

Entry subject to SGA Terms and Conditions

Itinerary

Day Date Time Event Course
Friday April 19 12:30pm Single Stableford (Optional Warm-up Round) Bright
Saturday April 20 10:30am Single Stableford PLUS Pairs Better Ball Myrtleford
Sunday April 21 8:00am Single Stableford PLUS Pairs Better Ball Bright

The 2024 SGA Autumn Classic Packages

Twin-share

$499 per person

  • Two nights accommodation at Bright Chalet
  • 2 x Buffet Breakfasts and Buffet Dinners
  • 36 holes of golf on Saturday & Sunday
  • Bus Transfers (Myrtleford - Sat)
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes
  • (Optional: Add a shared Cart for $25 per person per day)

Extra Golf

$60 per person

  • Optional warm-up round (Walking) on Friday - includes prizes and results on GOLF Link.
  • Add a shared Cart for $25 per person.

Sponsors

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

Contact us about the 2024 SGA Autumn Classic

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

2021 William Buckley Classic

Mick David

General Manager
0402 488 253
mick@sgatour.com.au
Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Major Events
0416 208 281
dean@sgatour.com.au
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
0425 742 501
matt@sgatour.com.au

Exciting finish at inaugural SGA Autumn Classic

Thrilling finish at Inaugural SGA Autumn Classic

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It was an absolutely incredible weekend at Murray Downs Resort for the Inaugural SGA Autumn Classic, held May 5-7, 2023.

While much of the country saw rainy and miserable conditions throughout the weekend, the booked-out field at Murray Downs enjoyed sunshine, great golf, plenty of laughs and heaps of camaraderie.

Despite a few chilly morning starts, the golf heated up throughout the weekend, with some stellar scoring in the Pairs Better Ball and Individual Stableford competitions.

Round 1 - Saturday

The most notable score of the day was a spectacular 41 points from Geoff Hannah. That placed him firmly atop the Singles leaderboard, with SGA's own Matthew Pitt one shot back on 40. Ben Sterck rounded out the top 3 on a very solid 38 points.

Much to the delight of Hannah and Sterck, they were also teammates in the Pairs Best Ball Competition, which (not surprisingly) saw them at the top of the board on 50 Best Ball points (!). Next best were Steve Pettit + Paul Pearce (44 points), and Drew Hallam + Al Clelland (also on 44).

Round 2 - Sunday

Round 2 was a chilly (er...FRESH) morning, which saw teams (and one car) struggle to get started. But when the sun came out, the guns came out, and there was some serious jockeying on the leaderboard.

When the final scores were tallied, the Hannah/Sterck team managed to limp over the line and squeak out an Inaugural SGA Autumn Classic victory in the Pairs comp with 85 total points, on a Countback from the fast-finishing team of Kathy Ridley and Mick David. 3rd went to Drew Hallam and Al Clelland, one shot back on 84. In 4th were Phoebe Burfield and Salli Fox (83), with four teams tied for 5th on 81.

In the Singles Overall competition, Salli Fox (74 points) pipped Mick David (72), with Lyn Mayne & Matthew Pitt equal 3rd on 67. Rounding out the top-5 were Al Clelland and Tony Grant, both on 66.

Thanks

A warm thank you to all of our players for joining us for a great weekend - you are the reason why our events are so fun and successful. Thanks, too, to the entire staff at Murray Downs Resort and the Golf Club for hosting us at your spectacular facility. Finally, a special thanks to our sponsors, Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin Australia, Drummond Golf, Heathcote Winery and TCN for their generous prizes.

Final Scores - Inaugural SGA Autumn Classic

Pairs Best Ball
Pos. Team Total  Stableford Points R1 R2
T1 Hannah + Sterck 85 50 35
T1 Ridley + David 85 41 44
3 Hallam + Clelland 84 44 40
4 Burfield + Fox 83 42 41
T5 Whitehouse + Eland 81 41 40
T5 Fellner + Thomas 81 39 42
T5 Pitt + Matthews 81 43 38
T5 Wallace + Payne 81 41 40
9 Grant + Somerfield 80 40 40
T10 Mayne + Stephenson 78 38 40
T10 Garioch + Garioch 78 38 40
12 Lawson + Lawson 77 41 36
T13 Grant + Grant 75 41 34
T13 Connell + Doran 75 37 38
T13 Williams + Tuau 75 37 38
T13 Fernandez + Scott 75 37 38
T17 Pearce + Pettit 74 44 30
T17 White + Jones 74 42 32
T17 Deacon + Deacon 74 40 34
T20 Bament + Burford 73 37 36
T20 Henderson + Hall 73 39 34
T22 Caio + Bird 70 33 37
T22 Steer + Calverley 70 35 35
24 Strobel + Murphy 68 37 31

 

Singles Stableford
Pos. Player Total Stableford Points R1 R2
1 Salli Fox 74 37 37
2 Mick David 72 36 36
T3 Lyn Mayne 67 34 33
T3 Matthew Pitt 67 40 27
T5 Al Clelland 66 32 34
T5 Tony Grant 66 36 30
T7 Geoff Hannah 65 41 24
T7 Andrew Wallace 65 34 31
T7 Mike Payne 65 32 33
T7 Baiden Eland 65 33 32
11 Ben Sterck 64 38 26
T12 Joel Matthews 63 32 31
T12 Steve Pettit 63 38 25
T14 Matty Thomas 62 30 32
T14 Ian Steer 62 32 30
T14 Andrew Grant 62 35 27
T14 Mostyn Whitehouse 62 33 29
T18 Jodene Tuau 61 31 30
T18 Lisa Garioch 61 28 33
T18 Robert Garioch 61 29 32
T18 Dennis Williams 61 30 31
T18 Mark Deacon 61 33 28
T23 Richard Fellner 60 33 27
T23 Chris Lawson 60 30 30
T23 Kathy Ridley 60 29 31
26 Drew Hallam 59 33 26
T27 Reece Bament 58 31 27
T27 Jodie Deacon 58 34 24
T29 Paul White 57 29 28
T29 Dean Connell 57 35 22
T29 Lorenzo Caio 57 28 29
T32 Steve Murphy 53 28 25
T32 Christopher Fernandez 53 24 29
T32 Paul Pearce 53 34 19
T35 Ivan Jones 52 32 20
T35 Mark Henderson 52 29 23
T37 Peter Lawson 51 28 23
T37 Gavan Doran 51 19 32
T37 Chris Hall 51 25 26
T37 Matthew Somerfield 51 24 27
41 Jenny Stephenson 50 24 26
T42 Yvonne Grant 48 30 18
T42 Phoebe Burfield 48 23 25
T42 Luke Scott 48 26 22
T45 Carson Strobel 41 25 16
T45 Peter Calverley 41 19 22
47 Greg Bird 39 19 20
48 Robert Burford 37 20 17