2023 07 news gongs

The club is already looking ahead to next year after another very successful edition of the annual Carnival of Golf.

Most days proved extremely popular, particularly those with teams events, including the ambrose days and Graeme McGregor Memorial.

Other events that didn’t quite attract full fields will be up for discussion when planning for the 2024 Carnival begins in earnest.

“But for now, we should really celebrate a particularly successful week,” chief executive Michael Phillips said.

“We welcomed not only a huge percentage of our own membership, but attracted visitors from every corner of the state with members from almost 40 other clubs coming to Portarlington for at least one event.

“That’s an enormous boost for not only our club as a golf destination, but for all businesses around town that receive the benefit of additional visitation.

“And I’d like to publicly reiterate the thanks that so many of the players offered for the conditioning of the course – so a huge shout to superintendent Steve Burchett, his entire team and all the on-course volunteers for bringing it all to life.”

Phillips also paid tribute to the club’s partners who contributed financially to the week’s success.

“People love the food, prizes and organisation, but none of it happens without the generosity of our sponsors,” he said.

“I wholeheartedly thank Bellarine Bayside, Kieser, Harvey’s of Highton, Lifestyle Communities, Coastyle and Port Phillip Ferries – and not to forget our own pro Matt Milne and his team - for their amazing support.”

To see pictures of our Carnival Of Golf, click HERE.

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