Peter Thomson Trophy The prestigious Peter Thomson Trophy is played in honor of five time British Open Champion Peter Thomson. The Trophy was first played in 1997. Mr Thomson was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985. The 2017 Peter Thomson Trophy will commence from Sunday 1st October. The event is contested between the eight Sandbelt golf clubs; Commonwealth, Huntingdale, Kingston Heath, Metropolitan, Peninsula-Kingswood, Royal Melbourne, Yarra Yarra and Victoria. The trophy is a tightly contested event each year with a round robin style match play format over eight rounds. The Club’s are represented by seven players for each weekly contest. At the conclusion of the seventh round the top two teams will play off against each other in the Peter Thomson Trophy Final. The defending champions this year are Metropolitan. The six Melbourne Sandbelt golf clubs who do not qualify to compete in the final of the Peter Thomson Trophy will play on the same day of the Final for the Peter Thomson Plate. Each team is represented by six players, each of whom must have played at least two times in the regular season of the Peter Thomson Trophy.
2017 Peter Thomson Final The final of the Peter Thomson Trophy and Peter Thomson Plate were played on Sunday 19th November at Kingston Heath Golf Club. Playing and course conditions were perfect for the day and ideal for a repeat of the 2016 final between Kingston Heath Golf Club and Metropolitan Golf Club. The eventual winners Kingston Heath edged out Metropolitan with a 5/2 match result. The Peter Thomson Plate winners were Victoria with an aggregate team total of 185 points. The temperature rose above 30 degrees and the day was hot which made scoring very challenging. Club member, professional golfer and media commentator Mark Allen was Guest Speaker for the evening and spoke of his roller coaster journey in the world of golf and media which was appreciated by all. A special thanks to past Captain Peter Clark who was Master of Ceremonies for the final presentation dinner.
Peter Thomson Trophy Winners – Kingston Heath Golf Club
Peter Thomson Plate Winners – Victoria Golf Club