The 2011 SUSF/Blues Association Golf Day was held, as usual, at St Michael’s Golf Club on Wednesday 12th October.
On this occasion, nineteen teams of 4 players per team took part in the main event – a team competition involving the best two stableford scores of the four players on every hole.
The winning team had a most impressive 93 stableford points, and comprised of Sydney Uni Athletics Club stalwart, Dean Gleeson, and three “burglars” from the Sydney University Football Club – Todd Dammers, Chris ‘Nobby’ Malone and Nathan Trist.
The runners-up with 87 points were the team comprised of bush poet, Murray Hartin; former Drewsman, Murray Town, and two Sydney Uni Aussie Rules Blues, Ivan Cottom and Rod Tubbs. In third place with 86 points were the Elite Icons of Sport team (John Barber, Ryan Chappelow, Adam Elbourne and Michael Zann).
There were a couple of additional “Events within the Event.” The official SUSF team (78 points) held off a spirited challenge from the UNSW Sports Administration team (76 points). Simon Guillespie was the inaugural winner of the Archbishop John Bede Polding Golf Cup (for current and past Johnsmen). Simon was also the leading St John’s College student.
All 75 players were contenders for the Singles Stableford event, which was run in conjunction with the team competition. The Singles winner was Ted Griffin with 40 stableford points off a handicap of 13. Adam Elbourne (39 points off 22) and Murray Town (37 points off 15) filled the second and third placings in the Singles event.
The annual SUSF/Blues Association Golf Day is becoming an increasingly popular event. It will next be played at St Michael’s Golf Club on Wednesday 10th October 2012.