2017 getwinesdirect Heidelberg Pro-Am

Congratulations to the 2017 Get Wines Direct Heidelberg Pro Am winner Simon Hawkes.

The event provided an opportunity for the Club to showcase the excellent presentation of our golf course and raise money for our local charity CAVE. Mother Nature turned on the weather for us and we were lucky enough to witness Simon Hawkes play a faultless round of 8 under 64 to shoot a new course record.

A big thank you to all of the following sponsors:

Get Wines Direct, Johns Lyng Group, Schweppes, Bunnings, Bertocchi, Lion, Gourmet Foods, Metropolitan Foods, Bendigo Bank, North Park Private Hospital, Seacol, Timeless Watches, Local Roads, Concept Logistics, Lecky’s, Collingwood Football Club, Barry Plant, SG Printing, Bowlen, Dunstan & Associates, EA Auctions and Carbonetix.

Charity of the Getwinesdirect 2017 Pro am – C.A.V.E

C.A.V.E.  – Community and Volunteers of Eltham

“We are a dynamic community group which looks to support children, teenagers and families in the Shire of Nillumbik and Banyule.

The key areas on which donated funds are spent, with advice from teachers is to provide Studentships for grade 6 students as part of the Judith Ireland Studentships program; provide computer packages to low income families and students; provide general support for a variety of educational, sporting and recreational needs deemed to be of benefit to the young recipient and provide emergency toiletries to students “living rough”.

A post from HGC: ‘Today the Heidelberg Golf Club is proud to hand over a cheque in the sum of $2,505.00 to our local charity CAVE. This money was proudly raised at the 2017 Get Wines Direct Pro Am and is going to a great cause. Pictured is Local MP Vikki Ward and the Secretary of CAVE Diana Warrell. A big thank you to all involved.


2015 getwinesdirect Heidelberg Pro-AM  

The getwinesdirect Heidelberg Pro Am was played on Friday 13th March 2015 and was a fantastic event.

View the PGA Press release HERE

View the PGA Leaderboard HERE

Photos will be uploaded as soon as possible…

MORNING FIELD

The day got off to a great start, with a wonderful team of staff and volunteers arriving at the club bright and early to do the finishing touches and welcome the Morning Field.

The 7.30am Shotgun start went off, and the field was off and playing.  
Brad Jamieson, Dean Stuart & Brett Williams somehow managed to get the well sought after ‘1st’ tee spot playing with Nick Dasty, however this didn’t prove to be an advantage to their round.

Starting from the 5th Tee, Domingos Mac and his team played well, and we saw some good scores from many of our HGC members.

We had a fundraiser on the 17th hole, where players could pay $10 for their Pro to play their shot – all monies raised going directly to Starlight Foundation.
Kevin O’Hehir, Michael Corcoran and Edmund Bienias got to the 17th and, having seen their Pro Toby Wilcox playing not so great golf, were a little hesitant about him taking their shot, but in the name of a good cause handed over their donation……. then witnessed an incredible Hole In One! The roar from the team and spectators was huge!

The Morning Field came to a close with the field moving well through the course and everyone came into the Eaglemont Room for presentations.

Tony Shaw was, and always is, a great MC, and our GM Lindsay Bell showed his comical side cracking some jokes and getting some laughs.

The results from the Morning Field:

Winning Team:
Burt Ricardo, Adam Brown & Adam Smith. Played with PGA Pro Brendan Smith

Runners Up Team:
Kevin O’Hehir, Michael Corcoran & Edmund Bienias. Played with PGA Pro Toby Wilcox

Individual Winner:
Burt Ricardo

Individual Runners Up:
Adam Smith

AFTERNOON FIELD
The afternoon field were off to a great start with a delicious BBQ lunch and all the players getting in some last minute practice on the range and putting green.

The Shotgun start was sounded and the field was off.
getwinesdirect’s David Stuart was off the 1st tee playing with our own Luke Young & Dan Smith along with Andrew Pitt.

The field was spread with some great PGA Players. Northern Motor Group played with forma US PGA Tour Professional Euan Walters, and the team from Bertocchi played with the Asian Tour winner Terry Pilkadaris.

After match drinks were held in the Members Bar and the traditional ‘Shoot Out’ was on again at 5.30pm with a range of Pro’s and Players. Each player tees off from the Red Tee on the 1st, over to the 4th Hole – It’s a great event for spectators though there were some cringes when Jacinta Cashen’s shot nearly hit one of the brand new Northern Motor Group Holden cars that were on display!

Presentations and Dinner followed in the Eaglemont room, hosted by the great Tony Shaw.
Tony ran the auction to raise funds for the Starlight Foundation with Tickets to the AFL Footy Show, a round of golf at the prestigious Victoria Golf Club, Radio Ads on 3AW, Timeless Watches and a limited edition Gallipoli framed photograph up for grabs.

The results from the Afternoon Field:

Getwinesdirect Heidelberg Pro Am Winner(s)
Brendan Smith, Luke Bleumink, Luke Farry, Glenn Joyner & Terry Pilkadaris

Tony Shaw Corporate Cup Team Winner

SCHWEPPES – John Halliwell, Aaron Whyte, Matthew Whiffin and PGA Pro Kevin Conlong

Runners Up Team:
The Cashens – Steve Cashen, Jacinta Cashen, Ben Cashen and PGA Pro Alex Hawley

Individual Winner:
Jacinta Cashen

Individual Runners Up:
Levi Charles

Many thanks to our Sponsors and Volunteers….

SPONSORS

getwinesdirect

Johns Lyng Group

Northern Motor Group

Charles Bros Building

Collingwood Football Club

E & S Mechanical

Timeless Watches

Churchill Pest Control

Bowlen Dunstan

Plenty Valley Tax

SG Printing

Bendigo Bank

Bertocchi

Bakers Delight

Schweppes

Titleist/Footjoy

Cobra Puma

Lion Nathan

Craig Anthony / Gourmet Meats

Seasol

Legends and Heroes

 

VOLUNTEERS

Barb McCormick

Mary McColl

Neville Paine

Julie Poyntz

Norm Shearer

Graham McCormick

Robert Poyntz

Bruce Whittaker

June Moore

Peter Wegener

Jacqui Wegener

Frank Moretti

Neil Walker

Marion Bolger

Paul Read

Ian Farrant

Tereza Holley

Bruce Harding

Bernie Finnegan

Francis Tosh

Jan Balgown

Bill Balgowan

Graham Nicks

Jim Suttie

Lola Wenn

Bob Norden

Paul Lees

Photos will be posted asap! 

Our Charity PartnerStarlight Foundation
Starlight Children’s Foundation, founded in 1982, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve hospital experiences for children and chronically ill teenagers.

Working in partnership with healthcare professionals, in 2014 Starlight supported over 145,000 seriously ill children and their families – replacing pain and fear with joy and laughter

 


 

   
   

2014 Pro Am Photo Gallery


 

    

2013 Pro Am Photo Gallery

 

 


Tournament History

Home of the getwinesdirect Heidelberg Pro-Am, the Heidelberg Golf Club is proud to be voted the PGA Pro-Am of the Year at the 2012 Victorian Golf Industry Awards in the $20,000 Pro-Am prize purse category. The award confirms the Club’s commitment to excellence in providing a championship golf course, event management and hospitality services of the highest standard for the benefit of our members, corporate partners and competing PGA professionals.

The Heidelberg Pro-Am was formerly known as the Don Walker Purse, played since 1949 in memory of an early Club Professional who was lost in the Second World War. Notable past winners include Ian Stanley, Stewart Ginn and Brett Officer. The Pro-Am is played in March every year and is open to entries from individuals and corporate teams with a Club handicap.

Tony Shaw Corporate Cup

The Tony Shaw Corporate Cup is played for in conjunction with the Pro-Am and awarded to the corporate team with the best nett score in the afternoon field. The Cup is played for in recognition of the former Collingwood premiership captain and Heidelberg member Tony Shaw as being instrumental in the revival of the Don Walker Purse as the Heidelberg Pro-Am since 2011. Shaw was honoured in the same year after being nominated as the Club’s official Ambassador.