Date: April 01, 2014
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA

Golf SA ‘Battle of the Codes’ – Golf Showdown

GOLF SHOWDOWN For the first time, Golf SA is staging the Battle of the Codes – Golf Showdown to be held at Glenelg Golf Club on Wednesday 2 April 2014 – tee off 12.30pm. Sports stars from South Australia s leading sports team will compete to see who reigns supreme on the golf course. Is it cricketers, footballers or baseballers? Teams competing are from: Adelaide Football Club, Port Adelaide Football Club, West End Redbacks and Adelaide Bite. To assist the teams, each team of 3 will be grouped with one of Australia s elite Amateur golfers, invited to Adelaide by Golf SA, to compete for South Australia s leading 72 hole Amateur Golf Championships; the combined Golf SA Men’sAmateur Classic and Women’s Rene Erichsen Salver which starts the following day (Thu 3 April through Sun 6 April) at Glenelg GC. Australian/Redbacks batsman Callum Ferguson headlines the Cricket team, while new Power recruit, former Richmond 100 gamer Matthew White is Port Adelaide s front liner. Former crafty pitcher Chris Lawson is the star of the Adelaide Bite team while inaugural Crow and 97 premiership player Rod Jameson heads the Adelaide Football Club team. Teams & Players competing in the Battle of the Codes Golf Showdown (3 players per team plus an elite Amateur) are: ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB Team: former players – Rod Jameson, Rhett Biglands, John Hinge Elite Amateur: BLAKE PROVERBS (ROYAL QUEENSLAND GC) – REPRESENTING QLD H/CAP PLUS 1.5 National Ranking 85 / World Ranking 512 Number 1 Ranked Junior in Australia 2013 PORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB Team: current players – Matthew White, Jack Hombsch & Ben Newton Elite Amateur: MICHAEL MONTGOMERY (MOUNT LAWLEY GC) – REPRESENTING WA H/CAP PLUS 0.1 National Ranking 82 / World Ranking 2693 WA Amateur Semi Finalist 2014 WEST END REDBACKS Team: current players – Callum Ferguson, Sam Raphael and Elliot Opie Elite Amateur: JACK WILLIAMS (THE GRANGE GC) – REPRESENTING SA H/CAP PLUS 3.0 Australian Amateur Ranking 19 / World Ranking 240 SA Amateur Champion 2014 & 2012 ADELAIDE BITE Team: former players Chris Lawson & Chris Simms and General Manager Nathan Davison. Elite Amateur: SAM RAWLINGS (RIVERSIDE GC) – REPRESENTING TAS H/CAP PLUS 0.1 National Ranking 37 / World Ranking 604 Tasmanian Medalist 2013