Congratulation to Andrew Colliver who claimed a come from behind victory to take out the 2017 Relph Trophy. With a final round of nett 68 (3 points) Andrew made up a 4 shot deficit to tie with Alan Bullas at -4 points. Alan’s final round nett 72 (-1 point) wasn’t good enough eventually losing on a count back.
Final Results can be downloaded below. Only players that submitted valid scores for all three rounds are shown.
Jack Relph was elected as a member of the Portsea Golf Club at its first formal meeting on the 31st December 1925 and was a son of the founder of the Portsea Golf Club A.W.Relph. Jack was acting secretary from 1944 to 1947, Captain and Secretary 1948 to 1956, Secretary from 1956 to 1965 and President in 1972. Jack was elected a life member in 1960. When Jack took over as acting secretary in 1944 the course was covered with slit trenches and barbed wire entanglements as a war time precaution and with the club near collapse and with only a few members remaining. He held the club together and was instrumental in the engaging of Sloan Morepeth to redesign the course between 1962 and 1965. The Portsea Golf Club is deeply in debt to the untiring efforts of Jack Relph.
The Relph Trophy was first played in 1978 and the inaugural winner was Syd Thomson.
The Relph Trophy is played over three (3) rounds, spanning August to September. Entry is automatic on payment of the daily competition fee.
All round scores are converted to points, where:
- square/36 points/71 = 0 points;
- +1/37 points/70 = 1 point;
- –1/35points/72 = -1 point;
- and so forth.
The winner of the Relph Trophy will be the player with the best aggregate points score over three rounds.