Qld Senior Teams Challenge

Qld Senior Teams Challenge

The 2023 Qld Senior Teams Challenge series kicked off at Maroochy River on Thursday 20 April. The series is run by Golf Australia and is a mid-week team’s match play event of 8 players playing 4 singles scratch matches and 2 four ball handicap matches. Participants must be over 55 years of age.

This year saw a very good number of members respond to Club Captain Andy Meldrum’s call for nominations. A total of 15 members have been selected to provide coverage across the three (3) month home and away series. Teams in the same group as Maroochy River are:

  • Bribie Island
  • Indooroopilly
  • Nudgee
  • Redcliffe
  • Royal Queensland, and
  • Virginia

Maroochy River’s 2023 campaign got off to a good start with a win at home against Bribie Island 4.5 to 1.5. In the singles, Team Captain Keith McDermott squared his match, Neale Turner went down to a super strong competitor, Shane Gesch had a walkover after his opponent failed to arrive and Michael Beavis had a great first up 8 and 6 win.

In the four ball matches the combinations of Jim Chiles/John Grimshaw and David Dickson/Phil Yardley were both too strong for their opponents winning 3 and 2.

Matches coming up in the next month are against Redcliffe at home on 27 April, at Indooroopilly on 9 May, Virginia on 16 May and Royal Queensland on 25 May.


Photo: 2023 Senior Teams Challenge, round 1 team
Back row L-R: Phil Yardley, John Grimshaw, David Dickson, Keith McDermott (Capt), Neale Turner.
Front row L-R: Jim Chiles, Michael Beavis, Shane Gesch