The VHGC is where the name of a golf competition called‘AMBROSE’ was introduced in the late 60’s by Richard (Dick) W. AMBROSE. The AMBROSE family (from AMERICA)had property in the area and introduced the game of ‘Shot Gun’ to the Club. Geoff BOHNSACK (Secretary/ Manager) decided to call the competition ‘AMBROSE’ after the family. This Golf Competition is now known world wide.
Today (Sun 30/4/17) the VHGC played an AMBROSE Competition. 17 teams competed for the Richard W. Ambrose Cup ( a Nett event) and the Geoff BOHNSACK Trophy (a Gross event). Results are attached.
The attached photo shows the winning team of the Richard W. Ambrose Cup. (L-R Bruce HUXTABLE, Nick HUXTABLE, Nick CONOLAN, Geoff JONES.) Unfortunately(at this point of time)we do not a photo of the Geoff BOHNSACK Trophy winning team.
History and Tradition directs Golf Clubs to have an Opening Day despite the fact that Golf is no longer played in seasons (more so for the Men). Sunday 13th March saw 10 teams of 4 compete for the coveted ‘Richard W. Ambrose’ Cup. “Ambrose” golf was born at Victor Harbor Golf in the 1960’s. The current Club Captain (Dave HOLLIS) and the Ladies Captain (Faye WILLISS) had the privilege of Teeing off the first balls for the season.
Winners of the competition for the day below. Winners received vouchers from the Anchorage who sponsor the event. The Team that came second had a score of 55.5.
For Dave HOLLIS
17 Teams competed for the ‘Graham Ewens’ Trophy in the Club Mixed Foursomes on Sunday. The Gross Winners were Gareth WOODWARD and Linda HODGSON. This team has proved to be formidable at the Club with Linda now winning the trophy for 10 years in a row. Gareth has won the last 8 years with Linda. Photo shows Gareth WOODWARD and Linda HODGSON with the ‘Graham Ewens’ Trophy.
20 teams of Sponsors of the Victor Harbor Golf Club competed for the prestigious (bragging rights) 'Ye Aulde Mug' Team trophy Ambrose competition at the Victor Harbor Golf Club on Monday 14th September. Players were provided with a Subway meal before they competed. On the course they were provided with with a sausage sizzle and beverages, followed by pizza provided by our resident caterer, Brophy's Restaurant.
The highest Gross score for the day wins the trophy. (Click here to view full results)
This year's winner 'Pitstop Brakes & Exhaust' won with a Gross Score of 61
Photo shows (L-R) Jakob ZITTERBART (Celebrating his 17th birthday), Heidi ZITTERBART, Nelson DEPLEDGE & Tim ZITTERBART holding 'Ye Auld Mug'.
2nd S. Evans, T. Inglis, J. Coulson, G Woodward 57 6/8
3rd J. Shlink, P. Hodges, S. Byrt, L. Marston 59 1/8
4th H. Collinson, R. Clark, C. Fowler, C. Fowler 61 3/8
On Sunday 29th March, 2015 32 players from Victor Harbor Golf Club challenged 32 players from the McCracken Golf Club in a Stableford competition at the Victor Harbor Golf Club. This rivalry has been going on for 18 years.
The final results being
VHGC 33.8 def Mc CRACKEN 28.58
VHGC 29.09 def Mc CRACKEN 26.71.
Best Players for each Club:-
Avril GEORGE 36 Points
Wendy HENDRICKS 33 Points
Paul LEWIS 40 Points
Ron BLACKER 37 Points
Joanne WATKINS 35 Points
Sue BASTIAN 34 Points
Laz BALATON 39 Points
John GILBERT 37 Points