Date: October 16, 2017

Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy (incl. Vic Foursomes)

The Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy is a mixed foursomes nett competition with one round qualifying, followed by knock-out match play. The event has been played annually at Metropolitan since 1955 (with the exception of two years due to course works), and is unique in that it allows amateurs and professionals to form a team.

For 2018, the winning pair will receive an invitation into the pro-am of the 2019 Vic Open at 13th Beach Golf Links on Tuesday 5 February 2019.

Honour Roll – Sir Dallas Brooks

The Victorian Men’s, Women’s & Mixed Championships are played in conjunction with the qualifying round, and are open to amateur pairs only. The Men’s Australasian Foursomes Challenge Shield is awarded to the best men’s nominated pair representing a Melbourne Member club, District and VGL club.

Honour Roll – Victorian Foursomes – Men’sWomen’sMixed

Player Information

Date: Tuesday 30 October – Friday 2 November 2018
Venue: Metropolitan Golf Club
Format (Sir Dallas): 18-Hole Foursomes Stroke & H’Cap Knockout Match Play
Tuesday (Qualifying), Wednesday (Top 16), Thursday (Quarters & Semis), Friday (Final)

Format (Vic Foursomes): 18-Hole Foursomes Stroke (Tuesday)

Eligibility (Sir Dallas Brooks): Mixed amateur and/or professional pairs
GA H’Cap Limit (Vic Foursomes): Men's or Women's amateur pairs

GA H’Cap Limit (Sir Dallas Brooks): Combined 30.4 at date of entry
GA H’Cap Limit (Vic Foursomes): Combined 18.4 (Men) & 30.4 (Women) at date of entry

Entry Fee (Sir Dallas Brooks): $120 inc. GST per pair
Entry Fee (Vic Foursomes): $80 inc. GST per pair
Inclusion: Lunch on Tuesday 

Entries Open: Monday 13 August 2018
Entries Close: Friday 5 October 2018

Event Organiser: Tim Witherow (Golf Events Officer)
Phone: (03) 8545 6229

REGISTRATION – Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy 

REGISTRATION – Victorian M&W Foursomes Championship


2018 Results

Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy – Qualifying Results

Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy – Match-Play Results

Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy – Match-Play Draw

Victorian Men's & Women's Foursomes – Results

Photo Gallery


Friday 1 December – Final

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Yarra Yarra’s Dallas & Philip Wickenden have won the 2018 Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy.

The pair defeated Woodlands’ Mike & Kathy Smith on the 19th in a close and exciting final played at the superbly presented Metropolitan Golf Club on Friday 2 November.

The Smiths, playing off a handicap of 9, had to give 4 shots to their opponents.

It was clear early on that this match was destined to go the distance as neither team could gain a significant lead.

On the women’s par 5 9th hole, the Wickendens made an impressive four to take a 1up lead at the turn.

They followed up the effort with another superb four on the tricky 10th hole to extend the lead to two.

The seesawing score line continued until the Wickendens regained a 2up lead at 15 and halved the next to see the match dormie after 16 holes.

The Smiths proved that they weren’t going to go down without a fight and won the 17th to extend the match to the 18th hole.

On the 18th green, staged in front of an array of grandstands for the upcoming World Cup of Golf, the Wickendens had a six foot putt to halve the hole and win the match but watched in disbelief as it lipped out of the cup.

All of a sudden the match was back to square and the final continued on the 19th hole for the second year running.

Dallas Wickenden delivered the decisive blow on the 19th, chipping a lob wedge to one foot and allowing her partner Philip to tap it in for four.

The Smiths came tantalisingly close to matching the effort but just missed their par putt to see a thrilling match come to an end.

Both pairs enjoyed a match played in great spirits and were overly grateful to have played on the stunning Metropolitan layout for the past four days.

The Wickendens look forward to returning next year in a bid to defend their title.

Click here for full results and photos for the week. 


Thursday 1 November – SDB Match-Play (Top 8)

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The final eight in the 2018 Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy teed off in the early morning to determine who would progress through to the semi-finals in the afternoon.

Three of the four quarter-finals went the distance and provided some exciting highlights in key moments.

Dallas & Philip Wickenden (Yarra Yarra) continued their hot form from yesterday with another dominant display, defeating low markers Caleb Bovalina & Danika Coyne (Commonwealth) 4/3.

The win set up a semi-final showdown with Jessica Clyde & Anthony Reibel (Commonwealth) who defeated Martin Hirons & Louise Johns (Kingston Heath) on the 19th.

Mike & Kathy Smith (Woodlands) survived a tight tussle with Mark Brasher & Ros Nicol (Kew) by holding strong on the 18th hole to secure a 1up victory.

The final spot in the last four was claimed by Jonathon Cross & Ellen Pollock (Commonwealth) who defeated Heath Bensted (Northern) & Jess Pickwick (Kilmore).

In another match that went down to the wire and looked poised to extend to a 19th hole, Cross sank a 30 foot putt on the 18th to clinch a thrilling 1up victory.

After a quick rest and bite to eat, the remaining eight players headed back on course to fight for a spot in tomorrow morning’s final.

The first pair to book their place in the final were the number 16 qualifiers in Dallas & Philip Wickenden.

The Wickendens endured a close battle with Clyde & Reibel before closing it out on the 17th for a 2/1 victory.

The second semi-final was an even tighter affair and saw the match all tied up after 17 holes.

On the 18th, Mike & Kathy Smith made a superb up and down to make four and ultimately snatch victory from Cross & Pollock.

The final will take place at 8am tomorrow.

Wednesday 29 October – SDB Match-Play (Top 16)

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The round of 16 matches for the 2018 Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy were completed this morning in some tight contests at Metropolitan GC.

Dallas & Philip Wickenden (Yarra Yarra) upset the top qualifiers Heidi & Andrew Haringcaspel (Settlers Run & Peninsula-Kingswood) with a 4/3 victory.

Coming up against the Wickendens in the quarterfinals will be the young pairing of Caleb Bovalina & Danika Coyne (Commonwealth) who finally triumphed on the 20th hole in their match against Mark & Laura Griffin (Cardinia-Beaconhills).

Commonwealth duo Jessica Clyde & Anthony Reibel defeated low-markers Emily Smith (Huntingdale) & James Ford (Riversdale) 3/2 to set up a quarterfinal match with Kingston Heath’s Martin Hirons & Louise Johns.

Hirons & Johns overcame Royal Melbourne’s Georgina & Philip Leigh 2/1.

Kew Golf Club’s Mark Brasher & Ros Nicol had a convincing 5/4 victory over Andy Cheng (Spring Valley) & Jane Zhang (Rosanna).

Brasher & Nicol will face Mike & Kathy Smith (Woodlands) in the next stage tomorrow who clinched a tight 2 up victory over Sarah & Gabe Tokolyi (Commonwealth).

Jonathon Cross & Ellen Pollock were the third Commonwealth pairing to advance to the quarterfinals after defeating Darren Cope (Moonah Links) & Susan Semmens (Spring Valley) 4/2.

In the final round of 16 match, Heath Bensted (Northern) & Jess Pickwick (Kilmore) booked a quarterfinal with Cross & Pollock after proving too solid for Kathy Naoumidis (Keysborough) & Paul Fairbanks (Spring Valley) with a 4/3 win.

The quarter finals and semi finals will take place tomorrow starting at 8am with the final played on Friday morning.

Tuesday 29 October – SDB Qualifying & Vic Foursomes

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The Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy and Victorian Men's & Women's Foursomes Championships kicked off this morning at the pristine Metropolitan Golf Club. 

Leading the charge in the Sir Dallas Brooks field are Heidi & Andrew Haringcaspel from Settlers Run & Peninsula-Kingswood respectively, assuming the top qualifying position after shooting a solid nett 71.5. 

Finishing just half a stroke back on nett 72 were the pair of Andy Cheng (Spring Valley) & Jane Zhang (Rosanna). 

A further 14 pairs on the next best nett scores secured their spots into the knock-out match play rounds which will be played on Wednesday through to the final on Friday. 

Commonwealth duo Caleb Bovalina & Danika Coyne recorded the best gross score of the day with 74 off the stick to claim both the Sir Dallas Brooks 18-hole prize and the Victorian Mixed Foursomes title awarded to the leading amateur pair. 

Aiden Didone (Metropolitan) & George Worrall (Kingston Heath) were victorious in the Victorian Men’s Foursomes Championship with a remarkable score of 66 off the stick. 

The pair set up the win with an astonishing front nine 29 and ultimately finished two clear of Kyle Michel (Shepparton) & Blake Collyer (Metropolitan). 

The Men’s Australasian Shield for the best club/district pair went to Peninsula-Kingswood duo Harrison Gilbert & Matthew McCole who finished with 74. 

Taylah Robinson (Southern) & Jazy Roberts (Belvoir Park) dominated in the Victorian Women’s Foursomes Championship, carding 80 off the stick to win by 10 shots. 

In the nett sections, Matthew Buckle (Royal Melbourne) & Glen Van Dyk (Peninsula-Kingswood) were the best in the men’s section with a nett 66.5 while Wendy Ji (Eastern) & Zehra Stewart (Green Acres) were the best in the women’s field with nett 77.