A field of over 130 Professionals and amateurs competed in the Ladbrokes Legends Tour Pro-Am at RACV Healesville Country Club on Saturday 10 March.
The course was in pristine condition with players greeted by the par-69 golf course that featured perfect fairways and much-talked-about undulating greens.
The morning field played in slightly dewy yet mild conditions which saw no Professional break par. Guy Wall set the bar for the afternoon field with an even par 68.
As the temperature rose, so did the performance of the Professionals with 11 players breaking par including former British Open Champion, Ian Baker-Finch who was visiting the Yarra Valley while on holiday from US PGA Tour commentating duties. Baker-Finch and Australian golf legend, Peter Senior finished in a tie for seventh with 1-under 67’s.
Both Senior and Baker-Finch were complimentary of the RACV Healesville Country Club with both players saying that it is a “fantastic” facility.
Eventually, three Professionals could not be separated for the title with David Diaz, Michael Harwood and Tim Elliott all sharing top spot, finishing with 4-under par 64’s. No playoff was required and the three players all made a victory speech that praised the event.
Amateur scoring was at it’s hottest in the morning with the eventual winner Mitchell H, a local RACV Healesville Country Club Member, claiming the title with a fantastic 41 points around his home course. Mitchell walked away with entry into the Vic PGA Celebrity Amateur Challenge which will be held in conjunction with the Victorian PGA Championship at RACV Cape Schanck Resort in October.
Coming in second place was loyal RACV Golf Member, JC who finished with 40 stableford points. JC managed to take home a brand-new Callaway Epic driver that will fit nicely into his golf bag and give him that extra bit of length we all desire.
Third place was claimed by RACV Golf Member, Ozkan S, who registered a great round of 39 points and took home a Callaway putter. We will watch Ozkan closely on the greens next time to see if the new addition takes his golf to the next level.
Nearest to Pin winners all took home a dozen Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls and a bottle of Chandon. Winners were, Chris W, Gavin K, Bruce B (who achieved a hole in one at RACV Goldfields Legends Pro-Am) and JC who clearly had a successful day on course.
Pictures and videos from the day are now available on our RACV Golf Membership Facebook page, so ensure you check them out and tag any friends you recognise.
Full Professional and amateur results are also available on the Facebook Page.