A field of 47 amateurs and 57 Professionals graced the fairways at RACV Goldfields Resort for the Ladbrokes Legends Tour Pro-Am on Sunday 28 January.
The morning field was greeted by a lovely morning with mild temperatures complementing the RACV Goldfields Golf Course. Scoring was strong in the professional ranks with John Martin becoming the pre-lunch leader by signing for a 3-under 69. The amateur field was led by last week’s RACV Goldfields Super6 winner, Joe M who scored 32 stableford points.
As the afternoon field started their round, it was clear that hydration was high priority as temperatures rose to the high 30s.
The heat didn’t bother RACV Golf Member, Bruce B (at least on one hole) who scored his first ever HOLE IN ONE on the 8th. The “pure” 5 hybrid reportedly never looked like missing and made not only his day but also the days of his playing partners. Bruce was extremely shocked and gratefully accepted a coveted RACV gift pack. Bruce’s only concern was whether the gift pack would tip him over the money threshold and therefore mean he would have to turn Pro. Well done again Bruce from all the team at RACV Golf.
The amateur scoring picked up in the afternoon with a few players making sure Joe M didn’t go back to back. RACV Goldfields Golf Member, Robert R eventually signed for a terrific 39 stableford points. Adam C was next best on 35 points.
Professional scoring also improved with several under par scores being registered, making things tight atop the leader board. In the end, it was Mike Zilko who got the best of the field with a 5-under par 67 being good enough to claim the title. One shot further back was Steve Conran who shot a solid 4-under par 68.
Amateur NTP Winners:
- 3rd hole: Tina Hando
- 8th hole: Bruce Baldey
- 13th hole: Jason Crowe
- 17th hole: Michael Fyfe
The Ladbrokes Legends Pro-Am provided all amateurs with an invaluable experience to play with some legends of Australian golf who passed on a lot of their experience and knowledge of the game to ensure the amateurs enjoy their round on the day but can also use that advice to improve their golf game long term.
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.
Our attention now turns to our next Ladbrokes Legends Pro-Am at RACV Healesville Country Club on Saturday 10 March. Bookings are now open for this event so if you like to be a part of another great Pro-Am event, click here.
Full Professional results can be found here.
Amateur results Ladbrokes Legends Pro-Am at RACV Goldfields 28 January.