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On behalf of Tile Importer, I would like to thank you for your support of the Annual Live Life Foundation Charity Golf Day, proudly supporting the Children’s Neuroscience Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital, being held at Royal Melbourne Golf Club on Monday, 16 September 2019.

The day promises to be full of fun and your involvement will help raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation in aid of the Neuroscience Centre, specifically the RCH Complex Movement Disorders Program, which will greatly improve the lives of children and young people with conditions affecting their movement. Our Guest Speaker for this year’s event is the man behind the RCH Complex Movement Disorders Program, Associate Professor Andrew Kornberg.

We would encourage you to look through the website to view more details about this day, ways in which you can participate, including a vast array of exciting raffle items and live Charity Auction! Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

Mr Perry Sambor

Founding Director

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West Course)

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is continually rated as the number 1 golf course in Australia and has been as high as number 5 in the world. It is the most recognised golf course on the world famous Melbourne Sandbelt.

More info & Course Information

Timing

Monday, 16 September 2019

06:30 AM Registration & light Breakfast at the club house
07:15 AM Pre-game briefing & Group Photo
07:30 AM Shotgun start (Ambrose)
12:15 PM Golfers finish and post-game drinks
01:00 PM Lunch, prize presentations & Auction
03:00 PM Close
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Detailed Event Information

Venue & Course Information

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West Course)
Cheltenham Road, Black Rock, Victoria, 3193
Australia

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is continually rated as the number 1 golf course in Australia and has been as high as number 5 in the world. It is the most recognised golf course on the world famous Melbourne Sandbelt.

There are a number of key features of Royal Melbourne – tea tree scrub lining the fairways and catching any errant shots, cavernous bunkers surrounding most greens and also placed strategically on most fairways to catch a slightly wayward drive and lightning fast greens that give up their fair share of 3 putts.The golf club boasts 36 holes comprising of the East and West courses. The 18 hole composite course comprises 6 holes from the East Course and 12 holes from the West Course all contained within the one boundary.

The West Course forms the majority of holes contained within the main boundaries of the golf course aside from 4 holes (13 to 16) which are played across the road in an adjoining property. The par 5 holes are not long and all are reachable in two for the longer hitters. The difficulty of these holes is not so much in the length of the holes but rather the harsh penalties which exists for a less than perfectly struck shot.

The style of the holes is similar and MacKenzie has used the peaks and troughs in the slope of the land to maximum benefit. The course is not hilly by any stretch of the imagination however additional challenges are created on selected uphill approach shots. Both courses at Royal Melbourne consists of the full gamut of golf holes – strategic short par 4 holes measuring less than 300 metres (similar to another MacKenzie masterpiece – Cypress Point), classic par 3 holes with undulating putting surfaces, surrounding bunkers and local wind and reachable par 5 holes which reward precise shotmaking.

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The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is continually rated as the number 1 golf course in Australia and has been as high as number 5 in the world. It is the most recognised golf course on the world famous Melbourne Sandbelt.

There are a number of key features of Royal Melbourne – tea tree scrub lining the fairways and catching any errant shots, cavernous bunkers surrounding most greens and also placed strategically on most fairways to catch a slightly wayward drive and lightning fast greens that give up their fair share of 3 putts.The golf club boasts 36 holes comprising of the East and West courses. The 18 hole composite course comprises 6 holes from the East Course and 12 holes from the West Course all contained within the one boundary.

The West Course forms the majority of holes contained within the main boundaries of the golf course aside from 4 holes (13 to 16) which are played across the road in an adjoining property. The par 5 holes are not long and all are reachable in two for the longer hitters. The difficulty of these holes is not so much in the length of the holes but rather the harsh penalties which exists for a less than perfectly struck shot.

The style of the holes is similar and MacKenzie has used the peaks and troughs in the slope of the land to maximum benefit. The course is not hilly by any stretch of the imagination however additional challenges are created on selected uphill approach shots. Both courses at Royal Melbourne consists of the full gamut of golf holes – strategic short par 4 holes measuring less than 300 metres (similar to another MacKenzie masterpiece – Cypress Point), classic par 3 holes with undulating putting surfaces, surrounding bunkers and local wind and reachable par 5 holes which reward precise shotmaking.

Course Information

Hole 1

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 4 392m 6
Ladies 4 392m 6
A good open driving hole, this presents a wide area leading up to a big green with little danger. But it’s a deceptive hole, with a hooked tee shot leading to danger in unplayable trees on the left. A deep trap on the right of the green, plus a grassy mound and deep rough on the left, makes it a little deceptive. A hard par four and not a lot of birdies.
Hole 2

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 5 439m 17
Ladies 5 439m 17
A fast sloping green stands between a par and a possible eagle as this hole can be reached in two. There’s plenty of room for the drive and a long iron can put big hitters on the green if they carry the bunkers guarding the entrance to the hole. Hitting too far left will find some thick ti-tree or maybe heavy rough – or the deep bunker.
Hole 3

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 4 324m 14
Ladies 4 324m 14
This is a real birdie chance, with a good drive able to set up a comfortable approach pitch. But beware – the green slopes down over the back and it’s easy to finish well past the pin. Bunkers on the left are dangerous, but it’s an open approach.
Hole 4

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 5 430m 12
Ladies 5 430m 12
A tough hole that is a good par if achieved. The drive goes over a hill, with fairway bunkers looming for the short shot. A wood or long iron approach must be straight, as bunkers on either side of the green are trouble.
Hole 5

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 3 161m 8
Ladies 3 161m 8
Accuracy and the right choice of club makes this a superb par three hole. A middle iron is needed to cross a valley to the green, heavily fortified with bunkers. The fast green has a steep slope from front to back and is a tricky test.
Hole 6

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 4 391m 2
Ladies 4 391m 2
Rated as the most difficult green on the course, the early shots are crucial. A sharp dog leg makes it vital that the tee shot carries a minimum of 200-metres across dense rough and fairway traps, in order to leave the ball in the right position. The elevated green slopes towards the front and produces many three putts.
Hole 7

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 3 135m 10
Ladies 3 135m 10
A deceptively easy-looking hole where club selection is vital. The tee shot must be well-placed, with the narrow green and difficult undulations making long putts tough. It goes uphill from the tee, with plenty of bunkers, especially for those who over-shoot the green.
Hole 8

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 4 346m 11
Ladies 4 346m 11
The 8th Hole is a deceptive Par 4 that requires a well judged second shot, to a flat green, that slopes towards the back bunkers.
Hole 9

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 4 380m 4
Ladies 4 380m 4
The 9th Hole is a testing Par 4, uphill to the green, well bunkered on both sides.
Hole 10

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 4 279m 13
Ladies 4 279m 13
A tempting hole for the big hitters, especially if they attack the pin by cutting the corner. But that’s where the danger is, as the sand bunker is huge and a miss can be penalised. It’s short, but suits the disciplined players who go the right way around. But watch the long drivers tackle that corner!
Hole 11

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 4 416m 1
Ladies 4 416m 1
A deceptive hole that tempts the big hitters who challenge the fairway trap and rough on the left as they go direct. A second shot to a sloping green is a long haul and must be accurate, with bunkers guarding the entrance. A drive and a four iron can still produce many bogies.
Hole 12

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 5 435m 16
Ladies 5 435m 16
A lengthy fairway which requires a couple of long shots, especially off the tee where some early bunkers await the strong hitters. This modified par four becomes difficult into the northerly wind.
Hole 13

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 3 134m 15
Ladies 3 134m 15
The 13th Hole is a challenging short Par 3, with a pitched green making it difficult to get close to the pin.
Hole 14

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 4 335m 9
Ladies 4 335m 9
The 14th Hole is a very good Par 4 with the green sloping right to left, making it hard to get close to the pin.
Hole 15

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 5 427m 18
Ladies 5 427m 18
The 15th Hole is a short but tricky Par 5 which can be reached with an iron. The green slopes sharply to the front.
Hole 16

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 3 202m 7
Ladies 3 202m 7
An extremely tough Par 3 noted for its extensive bunkers and small green. Woods are often required from the tee, however don’t overplay, lay up short to find an easier approach.
Hole 17

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 4 401m 5
Ladies 4 401m 5
Again two long shots are required, with the drive passing some bunkers on the left-hand side of the fairway. It’s a tight driving hole and the second shot to a modified green needs a mid to short iron depending on the wind. Dangerous traps on the right make for a straight approach.
Hole 18

Type Par Hole Length Hole Index
Mens 4 396m 3
Ladies 4 396m 3
This is a pleasant-looking hole, but full of danger. A dog-leg to the right means the drive must carry upwards and over 200-metres to present an approach shot from a downhill lie. The green looks awesome, well-protected by bunkers, but a good eight iron lobbed nicely will pay dividends.
Par: 72
Length (m): 6030
Architect: Alister MacKenzie
Design Year: 1931
Top 100: 1
Golf Format

Golf Format – Ambrose

The Ambrose format is very popular as it allows all standards of golfers to mix and play together with equal enjoyment irrespective of ability. It also helps to promote teamwork as one score is recorded per hole and generally minimises the amount of time looking for lost balls.

The Ambrose format may vary according to the competition but a general, popular format is the main features of this method of scoring.

Example

Groups of two players (2 person ambrose) or four players (4 person ambrose) work as a team. Each player hits off the tee, the best shot is selected and all other players pick up their ball and place it, within one handspan, alongside the best ball. Each person then hits a second shot from the same spot. The best shot is again selected. This continues until the ball is in the hole. On the putting green the best ball is marked and the other balls are played from this position.

One score is thus recorded on each hole. This is the sum of the best shots used throughout the hole.

In an ambrose format you would expect your gross score to be under or very close to the par of the course. This is because the best shot from the team is chosen for each shot. In other words your group has four chances to hit a good shot. It certainly takes the pressure off the less skilled golfers and is a good team building format.

There is often one additional requirement. During the course of the round all player’s drives must be used on a set number of occasions.Generally this is three. So if you have a beginner golfer in your group it may be prudent to use their drives early in the round so as to not put pressure on them as the rounds concludes.

Key Features of Ambrose

  • The minimum number of drives per player may vary according to the specific format you are playing. A minimum of 3 drives is common and fair without being too onerous. If the golfers in your competition are more beginner than intermediate a relaxing of this rule to 2 drives (or even 1) may be appropriate
  • If your best ball is played from within a hazard then each of the player’s balls must be played from within that hazard
  • If you are in a team of 3 players (for 4 person ambrose) then most formats will allow a fourth putt to be taken by any of the team members
  • Your end score is adjusted for the handicap of the players in your team
  • If you are in a team of 4 golfers (playing 4 person ambrose) then the combined handicap of all players is calculated and divided by 8 to arrive at the team handicap. This is then subtracted from the Gross Score of the Team to arrive at the Net Score
  • If you are in a team of 3 golfers (playing 4 person ambrose) then the combined handicap of all players is calculated and divided by 6 to arrive at the team handicap. This is then subtracted from the Gross Score of the Team to arrive at the Net Score
  • If you are in a team of 2 golfers (playing 2 person ambrose) then the handicap of the team is calculated by combining the handicaps of the 2 players and dividing by 4 to arrive at the team handicap. This is then subtracted from the Gross Score of the Team to arrive at the Net Score
  • A typical winning score is in the mid 50s as a Net Score. It is rare (but possible) that a winning score is under 50

Positives of Ambrose

  • It allows golfers of all standards to participate in the day without feeling intimidated by other players in their group who are better than them
  • It promotes teamwork as every player has a chance of contributing towards the team score
Dress Regulations (What to Wear)

Venue Dress Regulations –
On Course

Men – permitted

  • Tailored trousers
  • Plus Fours
  • Tailored shorts with long socks (pulled up) or white calf length short socks.
  • Shirt with collar and tucked in
  • Jumper, cardigan, vest or jacket
  • Golf shoes (with non-metal spikes)

Men – not permitted

  • Denim jeans
  • Track suits
  • Football or rugby jumpers
  • Sweat shirts
  • Trousers tucked into socks
  • Running shoes
  • Basketball boots
  • Cargo trousers or shorts
  • Draw string trousers or shorts
  • Clothing bearing writing or advertising material other than small badges or logo

Women – permitted

  • Neat slacks
  • Tailored golf shorts and skirts
  • Shirts should be collared and of neat appearance
  • Jumper, cardigan, vest or jacket
  • Golf shoes (with non-metal spikes)

Women – not permitted

  • Denim
  • Tight pants and shorts
  • Track suits
  • Cargo pants or shorts
  • Draw string pants or shorts
  • Rugby jumpers
  • Shirts and jumpers bearing writing or advertising material other than small badges or logos.
  • No bare midriffs
  • Shoes not designed as golf shoes

Clubhouse

Men & Women permitted

  • Golf attire is acceptable in the clubhouse however, in extreme weather conditions it is expected that golfers change wet or soiled clothing
  • Golf shoes may be worn in the bar area providing that shoes have non-metal spikes and are clean
  • Golf shoes are not permitted in the dining room.
  • Jacket and tie may be required at formal events.
  • Caps and visors must be removed when entering the clubhouse
  • Mobile phone must be switched to silent.
  • Mobile phones are not permitted to be used in the clubhouse and may only be used in the designated telephone room.

Dress Regulations Summary (General Recommendations)

The standard of appearance at golf clubs is becoming increasingly important. Golf clubs are tightening up on dress standards in a number of areas. In many cases, golfers who are not suitably attired will not be allowed to play the golf course. To help you identify what can and cannot be worn on a golf course, GOLFSelect has produced the following dress regulations summary, which will apply at most golf clubs in Australia. Each golf club may have subtle variations to these guidelines, however this list should be accurate in the majority of situations.

Acceptable Golf Attire

The following is a visual summary of what is generally acceptable golfing attire at most golf clubs.