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Doug Bachli Trophy (Gross)

The player that accrues the highest total of points for stroke performances in designated Senior events throughout the course of the year will win the Doug Bachli Trophy.

The Doug Bachli Trophy is awarded in memory of the late Doug Bachli, who in 1954, famously came from behind at Muirfield to upstage American Walker Cup player Bill Campbell, to become the first Australian to win the British Amateur Championship. 

Bachli was an Eisenhower Cup Team Member for Australia in 1958 and 1962, and has an impressive list of amateur titles to his name including; 1948 Queensland Amateur Championship; 1948 and 1962 Australian Amateur Championship; 1949, 1950 and 1953 Victorian Amateur Championship and 12 time winner of the Victoria Golf Club Championships.

Doug, a Life Member of Victoria Golf Club, was also named in the VGA Team of the Century in 2002. Golf Victoria express great thanks to Doug’s wife Dorothy and children Michelle, Simon, Mark and Paul for their support in naming this pinnacle trophy for Senior Golfers.

 

Paul Lulofs Trophy (Nett)

The player that accrues the highest total of points for nett performances in designated Senior events throughout the course of the year will win the Paul Lulofs Trophy.

Previously the Victorian Senoir Handicap Trophy, the Paul Lulofs Trophy was renamed in 2014 in honour of the late Paul Lulofs. Lulofs represented Australia in the 2005 Teams Championship and Golf Australia v ADF match, as well as Victoria 15 times in the Victorian Seniors Team vs ADF match. Amateur titles include the Victorian Caddies Champion in 1957, 2 time Club Champion at Rosebud CC, 5 time Senior Champion at Rosebud CC and 4 time Senior Champion at The National GC.

He was a founding father of Australian Seniors Golf, and started the Victorian Senior Advisory Group (SAG) along with Michael Jackson, Alan Evans & Pat Giles.

 

 

2019 Player Information

2019 Event Calendar

2019 Victorian Men's Senior Order of Merit Conditions

Doug Bachli Trophy Rankings 

Paul Lulofs Trophy Rankings

2018 Victorian Men's Senior Order of Merit - Photo Slideshow

2018 Victorian Men's Senior Order of Merit - Presentation Booklet

 

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L-R: Geoffrey Charnley, Ignatius Duivenvoorden & Ian McCleary

The Doug Bachli Trophy & Paul Lulofs Trophy are awarded to the players that accure the highest total of points for gross and nett performances respectively in designated Victorian Senior Events through the course of the year.

In his debut season, Geoffrey Charnley from Rossdale has stormed home to take out the Doug Bachli trophy for the first time.

Charnley finished the year extremely strongly highlighted by his win at the Victorian Senior Amateur Championship at Shepparton and Hill Top Golf Clubs in September.

Charnley was also victorious at Warrnambool and the Melbourne Seniors Classic and had several runners-up finishes throughout the year to finish on a total of 2655.

An unlucky second went to Kooringal’s Ian McCleary. McCleary owned the first half of the year with six individual wins giving him a monstrous lead. McCleary was eventually run down by Charnley as he finished on 2589 for the year.

The Doug Bachli 65+ champion went to Chris Tatt of Buninyong.

The Doug Bachli trophy is named in memory of the late Doug Bachli, who in 1954 famously came from behind at Muirfield to upstage American Walker Cup player Bill Campbell, to become the first Australian to win the British Amateur championship.

Despite being second in the Doug Bachli, McCleary would not be denied in the Paul Lulofs trophy as he was a runaway winner. Playing off a handicap of 3, McCleary was never far away from the top and finished on 1813. Runner-up to McCleary was the ever ppromiment Ignatius Duivenvoorden. Duivenvoorden a former five-time winner of the event, fell 181 points short to be deined a sixth title.

Duivenvoorden would however be victorious in the 65+ Paul Lulofs category, winning this for the third consecutive year.

Congratulations to all winners and thanks for continuing to support the Victorian Senior Golf Program. The 2019 schedule can be found by clicking here.

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