The APS Past Students' Golf Day was organised and hosted this year by the Old Geelong Grammarian representatives of the APS Golf Day committee and held at Victoria Golf Club, Cheltenham on Friday 14 May.

The organisation and administration of the event is rotated around the 11 APS schools and this year it was the OGGs turn. In breaking with tradition, OGG reps Mark Avery (FB'97) and Jimmy Legoe (M'97) made the exceptional decision to change the format of the day so that ALL golfers would be playing in the morning as opposed to splitting the field to a morning and an afternoon session. The benefit of this format, was that it brought all players together for the announcement of the winners/prizes at the luncheon afterwards. It also allowed for some networking between the school players in the clubhouse afterwards.

Coinciding with the change in format, a conscious decision was made to spread the field to ensure that all eleven schools were in contention for the day’s main event, the Arthur Robinson Cup (the best 8 scores from each school were averaged to determine the winning school).

The event booked out with a full field (144 golfers). The committee managed to cater for some of the overflow thanks to Royal Melbourne hosting a few groups who then joined the luncheon afterwards. A huge congratulations to Jimmy Legoe for an incredibly successful event - an exceptional event, you might say, which you would only expect when the Old Geelong Grammarians were in charge! 

Congratulations to the winners of the Arthur Robinson Cup; the Old Melburnians who topped the leader board for the best average of their top 8 players scores. This was an almighty effort given that they fielded the equal smallest team (11 players) in this year’s event.

A huge thank you to Jimmy Legoe who handled all of the administration for the event and thank you also to all of the sponsors of the event.

For other award winners from the day, see below the photo gallery!

(All photos from the event can be viewed here: https://apsgolf.org.au/#photos )

Other award winners from the day were:
George E Dickinson Cup (Best Scratch Par Score): Gerald Wild (Caulfield) with a score of -1 playing off a handicap of 1
The Murray Buxton Perpetual Trophy (Best Par Handicapped Score): Alexander Stewart (Carey) with a score of +2
The Gilbert Morrell Trophy (Best Par Score From A Player 30 Years Old And Under): Oscar Dunning (Caulfield) with a score of -1
The JS Campbell – RR Buxton Shield (Best 4bbb Par Score): Steve Dimer & Nick Biggin (Brighton) with a score of +8 (on a count back)
Presidents Trophies (Winning Score By School):
Brighton – Steve Dimer (+1)
Carey – Alex Stewart (+2)
Caulfield – Nick Dunning (0)
Geelong College – Ben Williamson (-1)
Geelong Grammar – Nick Noall (-1)
Haileybury – Kent Waring (0) on a count back from David Connell
Melbourne Grammar – Eddie Alder (+1)
Scotch – Alex Swansson (-3) on a count back from Leigh Dawborn
St Kevins – Kevin Halpin (0) on a count back from James Sist
Wesley – William Crothers (-4) on a count back from Lawrence Money
Xavier – Peter Mccarthy (-1)
Nearest The Pins: 4th – Daniel Harrison (Haileybury), 7th – Massimo Cellante (Carey), 14th – Will Bird (MGS), RM 6th – Stephen Curtain (Xavier)
Longest Drive: 9th – Oscar Dunning (Caulfield), 18th – David Connell (Haileybury), RM 17th – Stephen Curtain (Xavier)


Thank You Event Sponsors

BMW Brighton
GAF Control/Heller/Maxim
Buxton (Sandringham)
Eildon Capital
CT Connections Travel Group
Copia Investments
Crommelin Recruitment
Darcy Jarman
Brookline Group
Victoria Golf Club
National Golf Club
Barwon Heads Golf Club
Air Adventures
Angus the Bull
Emma & Toms