All Golf Competitions conducted by GMA Ltd will be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited and The United States Golf Association.


Jack Merrick Perpetual Trophy

Each State GMA is invited to nominate a team of seven players to participate in this event.

Golf is played as handicap Stableford with the five best Stableford scores per team to count in aggregate form.

The State GMA team with the highest Stableford points for the five best scores returned shall win the Jack Merrick Perpetual Trophy.

States are requested to submit their team Members on the Team Entry Form supplied, to the nominated GMA official seven days prior to the playing of the event. Substitute changes to the team will be permitted.

2019 Champions: New South Wales

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Ted Coker Championship Cup

This event is scored as Scratch Stableford with the player with the best Scratch Stableford score winning the Ted Coker Championship Cup. GA Count-back system will be used if required.

All handicap Stableford scores will be converted to determine the winner of this event.

2019 Champion: B. Robb (Southern GC, VIC)

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Leon Thompson Trophy (Men’s event)

Golf is played as Stableford.

The player with the best Stableford score of the day at either course (Count-back to be used if required) shall win the Leon Thompson Trophy.

2019 Champion: B. Robb (Southern GC, VIC)

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Billie Friedlander Trophy (Women’s event)

Golf is played as Stableford.

The player with the best Stableford score of the day at either course (Count-back to be used if required) shall win the Billie Friedlander Trophy.

2019 Champion: S. Purnell (Mount Coolum GC, QLD)

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Daily Competitions

  • Daily competitions shall be played as Stableford.
  • Trophies shall also be awarded for the best scores at each course played.
  • Count-back to be used if required.
  • Men and Women shall compete in the same medley event for daily competition purposes.

Competition Notes

  • Players eligible to compete in or win any of the four Major Golf Events is restricted to Full (personal) members of GMA Ltd.
  • Players must have a current Golf Australia Handicap.
  • Members of the PGA who are Full (personal) members of GMA Ltd are eligible to compete in Major Golf Events and shall be required to play off their GL handicap or if they do not have same from a handicap of scratch.
  • The winners of the Leon Thompson and Billie Friedlander and Ted Coker Trophies shall be eligible to win daily competition trophies (including Long Drive & NTP’s).
  • In accordance with the Golf Australia policy for single gender competitions using different tees (including different courses) and given that the Men’s White Tee course par/scratch rating figure at PK North is 73 and the Men’s White rating figure at PK South is also 73 then no adjustment will need to be made to a player’s 18-hole stableford score if play is off the tees as stated.
  • Therefore regardless of which course a player competes on, the Leon Thompson Trophy and the Billie Friedlander Trophy will be awarded to the player with the highest stableford score in accordance with the respective event conditions.
  • All Women’s golf for the day shall be played on the North course.