BELVOIR Park Golf Club played host to the inaugural Victorian Country Pairs Championships last weekend.
Ideal weather and the stunning Belvoir Park layout provided the perfect backdrop to the event, which was open to any registered golfer with a handicap, regardless of gender, age or ability.
The Victorian Country Pairs Championships were also sanctioned as a Golf Victoria Junior Averages event for boys and girls under the age of 18.
The two person stableford aggregate competition was open to anyone with a GA handicap, with the pair with the highest aggregate stableford score winning.
The A Grade Aggregate winners were Rob Champion and David Conley on 75 stableford points, while B Grade was won by the combination of Trevor Eiffert and Allan Champion with 71 points.
The A Grade Aggregate runners up were Daniel and Brice Pianta with 73 points, and the B Grade Aggregate runners up were Joel Williams and Daniel Pollard, who compiled 69 points on the tricky Belvoir Park track.
Men’s winner was John Dunn (40 points) and the women’s winner was Pamela Barr (33 points).
Sunday’s event attracted competitors from Mooroopna, the Mornington Peninsula and many local clubs, and was billed as a gender and family friendly one.
The championships did not offer major trophies that were gender‐related, meaning mums and dads could play with their kids or friends without gender restriction, and females could play with males or other females and vice versa.
Scoring was gender neutralised, by way of an adjustment to the female scores on the day.
As the Belvoir Park Golf Course is rated two shots harder for women as it is for men, all female scores had an additional two points added (per player) in the stableford aggregate competition.