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    Default 2019 - The VIC Champs are being held WHERE!?!?! February 21-25, 2019

    From 2018 Champs intro thread:

    "The 2018 Victorian Championships will be held on the Bellarine Peninsula, and couldn't be more linksy if we tried! How do you feel about that Lefty? "

    Well, apparently we can. For ****s sake.

    Our 2019 edition will be held in the always sunny Apple Isle!!!

    Still a few little details to be shored up, but felt I should get the post out there as soon as possible to allow for booking of flights etc.

    Ozgolf VIC Champs 2019 Course Itinerary

    Thursday 21st February
    Kingston Beach Golf Club - Home of the one and only SMS316!
    No limit to spots
    Shotgun start 3PM
    $30.00 Green Fee + $12.00 Prize Fee
    Entrance fee includes an after-round Burger at KBGC.

    Friday 22nd February
    Royal Hobart Golf Club
    40 Booked
    1 tee start from 12.30PM
    $70 Green Fee + $12.00 Prize Fee
    No Carts (pull buggies available)
    Catering TBA

    Saturday 23rd February
    Lost Farm
    28 Booked
    1 tee start from 12.20PM
    $108.00 Green Fee + $12.00 Prize Fee
    Walk only. Carts can only be booked with medical certificate.

    Sunday 24th February
    Barnbougle Dunes
    28 Booked
    1 tee start from 7.30AM
    $108.00 Green Fee + $12.00 Prize Fee
    Walk only. Carts can only be booked with medical certificate.

    Monday 25th February
    Launceston Golf Club
    20 Booked
    2 Tee start from 7.30AM
    $45 Green Fee + $15 lunch + $12.00 Prize Fee
    $5 Pull cart


    Come one, come all to the biggest VIC Champs yet!

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by WBennett View Post
    Super stuff everyone.

    Something to be exceptionally proud of.
    I think so WB, as you know I do a bit of touring but we rarely (if ever) give anything back. Gonna try and change this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyHoges View Post
    We've had a donation from one Mr PerryGroves of $75, so this years total has just risen to $2575, but more importantly, we've officially crashed through the $18k barrier!!!

    Well done all!!!
    So we should easily hit $20k next year??

    Awesome stuff, not just an awesome golf trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUSHY View Post
    So we should easily hit $20k next year??

    Awesome stuff, not just an awesome golf trip.
    I would definitely hope so.

    There'll be plenty of time for Calcuttas AND auctions next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyHoges View Post
    I would definitely hope so.

    There'll be plenty of time for Calcuttas AND auctions next year.
    Surely Amy would be putting on a bbq Friday night??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUSHY View Post
    Surely Amy would be putting on a bbq Friday night??
    I'll pay extra to ensure there's no tomato on mine.
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    Friday review,
    Started with a very enjoyable social round with Joe at Pittwater GC which is a very pretty 9 hole track adjacent to a bird sanctuary. Played a ball offf both tees for a combined score matchplay. On the 5th hole we met a good old boy doing some maintaince on the greenside trap. We chatted about the course and golf things but all he spoke to Joe about was killing all the rabbits. Guess he has that look in his eye😀 Joe then over the next few days enlightened me on the many ways to catch.shoot and prepare this furry vermin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrins View Post
    Friday review,
    Started with a very enjoyable social round with Joe at Pittwater GC which is a very pretty 9 hole track adjacent to a bird sanctuary. Played a ball offf both tees for a combined score matchplay. On the 5th hole we met a good old boy doing some maintaince on the greenside trap. We chatted about the course and golf things but all he spoke to Joe about was killing all the rabbits. Guess he has that look in his eye Joe then over the next few days enlightened me on the many ways to catch.shoot and prepare this furry vermin.
    For a while there we thought the rabbits might have been the least of your problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puttpete View Post
    For a while there we thought the rabbits might have been the least of your problems
    When we were on Deliverence dirt track detour to Barny I thought that I picked the wrong guy to beat at matchplay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUSHY View Post
    Surely Amy would be putting on a bbq Friday night??
    After meeting you lot she said "please don't put me through that ever again...".

    And as if I'm gonna let her meet Toddy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyHoges View Post
    After meeting you lot she said "please don't put me through that ever again...".

    And as if I'm gonna let her meet Toddy...
    Maybe invite Raelene over,she could host the Calcutta and Auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeS View Post
    Maybe invite Raelene over,she could host the Calcutta and Auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courty View Post
    or Ruby
    Hostess on the bus from Adelaide??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgundy View Post
    I realise we've already moved into planning for the 2020 Vic Champs (which, let's face it, is awesome), but now that the fog is starting to lift from my brain and work is almost of back under control I wanted to get a little recap of the weekend out there. Firstly and most obviously, massive thanks to Lefty and his usual band of helpers, SundayHack for the trophies and Courty for the spreadsheets (and no doubt more unsung heroes out there). It must be a massive amount of work to arrange this and it's a privilege for the rest of us to be able to just turn up and enjoy it. Thanks to all of my playing partners over the 3 days, the many drinking partners an even my car and roommate Johnno (aka 2020 Champ).

    UnCivil War (Royal Hobart): Thanks to PTP for coming to the rescue just as the Confederates were about to unfurl the white flag and providing a great group of blokes to reinforce the southerners and allow the event to continue. It was great to get my first win in the UnCivil War, thanks in no small part to my generous opponent Collis letting me in on some local knowledge on the greens. By the way Benno they break only half as much as they appear to (oh that's right, you know that already but didn't find out until after the round). The People's Royal (TM) was thoroughly enjoyable and will no doubt be even better when the redevelopment is finished. Somehow I picked a good day land my first ever comp win, also scoring an individual win and the team win with Bushy. Thanks to the Confederate leadership brains trust for picking me in the mystery fireball too. There's another point for the good guys and another loss for Benno. 3 victories in a row is great but we all know Queenslanders are good for 8 in a row so lets keep the domination going!

    Champs Round 1 (Lost Farm): Lost Farm is the most spectacularly beautiful course I've ever seen. Thinking about that opening stretch of holes still gives me movement. I'm not surprised they couldn't cut two of them and am glad we played all 20. You know it's an amazing experience when I could play it after driving for 4 hours with a massive hangover and I still couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Also, for a bloke whose home track only has 15 holes, somehow Toddy got better as the round went on which was impressive.

    Champs Round 2 (Dunes): The Dunes may be harder than Lost Farm and arguably not as pretty, but it's my pick of the two and the best course I've ever played. Subjective I know. It looks like it has been there forever and was always meant to be there. The flow from tee to fairway to green is just perfect and the options you have at your disposal are endless. I'm sure I hit some rubbish shots there as always, but I've already forgotten them. I also hit some of my best ever shots and those are the ones that will stick with me. As will Ferrins hitting out of that insane bunker on 4 to a couple of feet. Commiserations to Grumpy for the bizarre way we ended up in a playoff. It's the last time I rely on Bushy's maths!

    Dunes round 2: If playing a course like Barnbougle Dunes for $119 is some of the best value in the world, then playing it again for only an extra $31 is inarguably the best value anywhere. As much as I enjoyed the rest of the weekend, this second round is what will stick with me as the most enjoyable round of golf I've ever played. In that late afternoon light, with the company I had, on that course pretty much to ourselves, carrying a couple of persimmons and a half set, playing from different tees and making things up as we go... that's as good as it gets. Special mention to our newly created 125m par 3 from 14th tee to 15th green and blasting balls across to Lost Farm from 16th tee (I'm sure Jono made it over) before Ferrins missing a hole in 1 by millimetres and he and I both getting another kaakaa. Just sensational.

    That was the best weekend of golf I've ever had. RH was great and Barny was transcendent. But even better than the golf was the company and it's for that reason that I'll keep coming back. This was my second Vic Champs and I've now managed to finish both last and first. But the result is inconsequential and I had my favourite weekend of the year on both occasions. Golf might be the thing that we have in common and gets us to the event in the first place but it pales into insignificance compared to the banter, good times and general piss taking off the course. Shoutout to the Bridport Inn for one of the unexpectedly better nights I've had at a pub too. If you've never been, you need to get there. If you think your game isn't up to standard to attend you're wrong (and have clearly never seen me or most of the others play). If you've been before then then you know so get your arse back there next year.

    So again, thanks Lefty for organising it, thanks to everyone who attended for allowing me the best weekend of the year. See you all in South-West Vic in a years time.
    I've finally managed to squirrel away a few minutes here at work (ssshhh, don't tell anyone) to come up with my thank yous and summations for yet another epic Victorian Champs...

    First and foremost I have to say a hearty congratulations to Ron Burgundy, so very well done to take that victory home under immense pressure. I don't know if I can ever recall 1 ball being hit so far, then having the next shot move so little. The 280m drive followed by the 30m pitch from 130m out was an interesting tactic, but I guess it paid off! That 2-putt from the back-right corner will haunt / make me sick / excite / give me wood for the remainder of my days, I don't believe I've EVER seen a shot that good under that amount of pressure. Even the 18-incher you left had me nervous as all shit, but there's nothing new there really anyway. To go from Gnomey to Champy was amazing, and to have it happen a second time is surreal. Well done sir, and you may flog this title to absolute death, it was thoroughly earned and deserved.

    Commiserations to Grumpy, who figuratively had 2 hands on that beautiful massive piece of wood, only for it to be ripped away last minute. Congratulations on a stunning round on Saturday, you can be very proud of your weekend efforts. Thank you both for taking the spirit of the playoff in stride too, I've never been a fan of the Countback for deciding a major title, so to have our first decided between two gentlemen was really nice.

    Speaking of massive wood, SundayHack, we can't thank you enough for the production of those beautiful trophies, especially relatively last minute when it became apparent Monsta would not be able to get them done for us. The craftsmanship was outstanding. And for once again fleecing us all out of our dough with the promise that if we somehow make a birdie we may be rewarded for it monetarily.

    Next, to the man I can't do this without, or at least it wouldn't be done in half the time, Courty, thank you as always for massive contributions. Without your help I'd be doing admin work for this champs for 2 months prior, all the way during, and probably for 2 weeks after. Your help allows me to actually have some fun at these champs instead of getting bogged down in all the intricacies, so I can't thank you enough. Also, for chasing up the Taswegians so that we could have a fair, uncompromised fight in the Uncivil War, greatly appreciated.

    To our stand-in auctioneer (I don't think he minds either, any chance to rip shit through us spuds) wbennett, you've done some outstanding work yet again, and it was great to see you let your hair down on Saturday night instead of being tucked up in bed. Even if it did COMPLETELY ruin you for the next 2 days.

    The two gents above were also the organisers of our Uncivil War uniforms this year, so cheers to you guys for this, and of course as always, our special thanks go to Marto for the supply and tailoring. It's a great tradition of our Champs to have these and we truly appreciate that even though he's not there with us to bleat, a part of him is always with us.

    3PuttPete & peter_rs, our two benevolent Uncivil War Captains. Thank you so much for the spirit of the competition, your conduct in battle, and for the organisation of your troops. It is still by far my favourite day in the OZgolf calendar, and I know that is true for so many others. Congratulations to Peter_rs and The Union for another victory, and for the first time taking the lead in the head-to-head battle. We look forward to renewing rivalries again next year.

    PeteThePilot, I can't thank you enough for organising JBower, JJ Landman, Brum and yourself to take part in our festivities. I thoroughly hope you enjoyed the format of the day, the spirit of the competition and your playing partners company, and please pass on again our thanks for joining us. We hope you can all seriously consider joining us for the 2020 instalment (except JBower, he's too good).

    Kingston Beach, Royal Hobart and Launceston GCs - I've been in contact with all these clubs to thank them for the way they presented everything to us and they wish to pass on their thanks for our conduct and patronage of their courses. Josh @ RHGC has expressly welcomed any of our group back to RHGC should any of us ever be down that way, so (and I can't believe I'm saying this) we may look to do this trip again in 6-7 years time once Dicky has completed his works at RHGC, and I've recovered from the scars both physical and mental of Barny Dunes. A special thanks to our member SMS316 for hosting us at his place of work on Thursday, thank you so much for having us, and despite what you say I enjoyed Kingston Beach, a very solid track, but just with one pond that can **** right off.

    Bit of a personal one here, but thank you to Bushy for your contacts on getting the 3 of us onto Kingston Heath with the wonderful Lou, and Ratho Farm pre-champs. Ratho Farm holes 1-14 with the hickories is some of the best fun I've ever had on a course. Shame it all went downhill so quickly from there!

    Everyone - You all deserve my biggest thanks. For attending (especially with our first overseas jaunt), taking everything in great spirit, your generosity when it comes to Calcuttas and "Voluntary contributions", and most importantly the laughs that you all provide. It's almost a shame that golf gets in the way of the socialising on trips like this, and the 4 hours sinking piss post-round on the balcony at Barny Dunes was better than the 4 hours that preceded it. I know that this weekend in particular was not cheap, so for everyone to do what they have done over their 2, 3, 4 or 5 days is an outstanding effort.

    Debutants - Thank you and well done to these guys, we had 4 weekend debutants this year, grandmasterb for the first time on Thursday, and of course the 3 RHGC ring-ins on Friday. It takes a fair amount of courage to throw money to some stranger on the internet with the prospect of playing golf with 20+ strangers you've never met before, so for taking the plunge we say thank you and we sincerely hope to see you back next year. I must also give a special shout-out for all of you, but especially those that took my brother RightyHoges under their wings and showed him the OZgolf way. I hope you all got along OK, but that I'm still your favourite Hoges.

    Regulars - You guys and lady know how I feel. We've had quite a few make all 7 installments of the VIC Champs and a very large number have done 5 or 6, so for continuing to support this event I thank you. Imagine if we could actually get some bloody Victorians to play!!!!

    Mrs Lefty - She cops an enormous load from me (phrasing!) in the lead-up to this, when I forget everything with 3 days to go. She did the prize envelopes and the NTP baggies, as well as a multitude of other little things, so thanks hun! But don't worry everyone, I showed her the groups appreciation Monday night!

    Well done to Ferrins on taking out the prestigious Gross prize. A true champion.

    To anyone else who has done things that I've forgotten, I can guarantee you that I appreciated them greatly at the time, and I apologise that I haven't thanked you publicly here.

    I look forward to seeing you all at the 2020 instalment, and if you haven't got your name down yet, what the bloody hell are you waiting for?!?!
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    Fine form Lefty! you did a great job! thank you for all of your hard work I had a blast!

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    It might be a late donation, but I 'sold' a Clicgear to a workmate for a donation to Beyond Blue.

    Can we add $60 to the total tally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyHoges View Post
    We've had a donation from one Mr PerryGroves of $75, so this years total has just risen to $2575, but more importantly, we've officially crashed through the $18k barrier!!!

    Well done all!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by WBennett View Post
    It might be a late donation, but I 'sold' a Clicgear to a workmate for a donation to Beyond Blue.

    Can we add $60 to the total tally?
    Sure thing!

    We're now at $2635, and I guess $18060....
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