Jim Rutter, Hawks Nest Golfer wins Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

The Fifth Annual Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic was a huge success over the week of 5th to 10th October with one of our local Hawks Nest golfers taking out the competition in a highly competitive field.James Rutter Mornington Peninsula Gold winner

Almost 220 players traveled from around Australia and New Zealand to play the four tournament courses in this year’s Golf Classic – The Ocean Course at The National, Portsea, Flinders and The Dunes.

Many golfers also enjoyed the opening day’s golf at Sorrento as well as the final day of golf at Mornington.

Groups of golfers from clubs such as Cronulla, Yowani, Pennant Hills, Royal Canberra, Sanctuary Cove, Shortland Waters, South Lakes and of course, Hawks Nest, all joined with other golfers to play in the graded tournament.

The Men’s winner was James Rutter (7 handicap) from Hawks Nest with a score of 143 points.

The runner up, with a score of 142 points, on a countback at The Dunes, was Steve McCosker (10.4 handicap), from Ryde-Parramatta.

James also took out the overall winner position.

The winners were presented with their prizes at the Presentation Dinner on the last night at The National Golf Club – a truly gourmet dinner and a great night.

There was also a hectic social program as part of the MP Golf Classic complete with jazz musicians a superb gala food and wine dinner at the 1 Chef’s Hat Flinders Hotel and the local produce themed Celebrity Dinner at Eagle Ridge.

Diners at the Celebrity Dinner experienced the best of golfing talent anywhere – Peter Thomson AO, 5 times British Open winner, Ross Perrett golf course architect and golf professional David Good and Leon Wiegard was the very entertaining MC.

To register your interest in next year’s Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic, send an email to [email protected] with all your contact details.

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