Victoria GC clubhouseVictoria GC clubhouse


Hello wonderful Beanie People!


Well done on another sterling performance.

By all pitching in together and toiling away on that fantastic golf course we have raised much needed funds for Professor Robin Anderson’s vital breast cancer research.

In a period where it has been difficult to access sponsors or donors we have still managed to raise $19,110 (this brings us close to $200,000 over the years).

That’s a result we can all be proud of, given the circumstances


Thank you’s


I want to thank everyone for signing up and attending- especially those who came from afar- Morgan & Bridget from NSW, Susan from Albury, Rob & Steve from Warrnambool…

I want to thank those who contributed auction items- Chris Bremner supplied the Nutri bullets and organised a team of 4, Steve Timms supplied some nice spirits, our auctioneer Brad who was briefed by Robin Anderson on the need for Antibodies at $300 a pop and promptly offered to buy both pre auction.

Geoff & Rita offered their Apartment at 13th Beach, and others organised rounds of golf at their clubs - Shane & Jo at Gisborne, Donna & Graham at Eastern, Andy Poppins at Long Island & Riversdale & Brad at Queenscliff. And thank you to Victoria GC, Lonsdale Links and Kauri Cliffs for their generous donations too.

We also need to thank the Peter & Susan Yates Foundation for their generous donation of a $1000.

Much appreciated!


And don’t forget you all donated $100 to the cause in your entry fee and will receive a tax receipt from ONJ CRI in the next few weeks.

A really big thanks to Brad Teal for stepping in as auctioneer. It was nice to see a pro in full swing, and his endeavours made a big impact. Great work Brad!


And finally I thought the team at Victoria Golf Club were magnificent. We deal with golf clubs all over the world, and it doesn’t get much better than what we experienced at Victoria on Friday.

Peter Stackpole and his team were ultra professional and a joy to work with.

Thank you Victoria!


The Course


Victoria GC- hole 15 is a birdie hole!Victoria GC- hole 15 is a birdie hole! 

For as long as I can remember Victoria GC has been regarded amongst the top 100 courses in the world, but in recent years new courses all over the globe have upped the ante.

The changes undertaken by Victoria have significantly upgraded all of the playing surfaces and made some subtle changes to the green complexes and a couple of holes.

I have always loved the course, but I think it has gone up a notch with these changes and is again definitely a World Top 100 course.

It really is a joy to play, and you can see how it can be toughened up for championship golf. Those beautiful greens will be firm and slick for The Aussie Open next year!




The Beanie Tournament


Beanie Winners- A Grade- Heather & EuniceBeanie Winners- A Grade- Heather & Eunice

Beanie Winners- B Grade- Eileen & TerriBeanie Winners- B Grade- Eileen & Terri



Winners of The A Grade Beanie 4BBB with 46 pts were Eunice Chan Healey & our own Heather Wood.

Runners up were: Christian Bennett & Brett Nagel with 42pts on a count back from Steve Timms & Rob Urquhart.

The B grade event was won by Terri Farrell and Eileen Haw with 41 pts.

Runners up were Brad Teal  and Nick Kovacevic with 40 pts on a count back from several others.

NTP’s were won by Brett Nagel & Sicca Van Schaardenburg

Congratulations to all winners!


The Best Dressed Pair


Beanie- best dressed winners- The Blues Brothers- Andrew & DavidBeanie- best dressed winners- The Blues Brothers- Andrew & David

Beanie- best dressed runner up- The Fanatics- Ian & BryanBeanie- best dressed runner up- The Fanatics- Ian & Bryan



Thank you to all those who made the effort to dress as a pair.

There were some outstanding efforts. I particularly liked Ian & Bryan's effort as The Fanatics, but in the end Andrew & David’s Blues Brothers had to take the chocolates…. a round of golf at Eastern for 4.

I can’t help smiling when I see the short video they produced: check it out!



Fantastic effort.

Love it


Beanie- best dressed contenders- Sicca & AngelaBeanie- best dressed contenders- Sicca & Angela

Beanie- best dressed contenders- Nev & DocBeanie- best dressed contenders- Nev & Doc

Beanie- best dressed contenders- Tim & PeterBeanie- best dressed contenders- Tim & Peter



A Visit to ONJ to see Robin at work


Robin will arrange a tour of her facilities later this year for all those interested.

I urge you to join us if you can.

Once we have a date I will be back in contact.


Coming Events at The Travelling Golfer


We are currently head down, tail up rescheduling international tours to later in 2022.

For an overview of what is coming see:


Hamilton Island golfHamilton Island golf


For the remainder of 2021 we will run a small number of events, the next of which is The Hamilton Island Teams Challenge in July:


Suitable for golfing couples or pairs with non golfing partners, we think some time on a 27 degree Hamilton Island in July with direct flights is a no brainer!


Ian & Lyn Greenwood are hosting a tour in Western Australia in October





And the big finish to 2021 for us will be the New Zealand North tour including the Kauri Cliffs Pairs tournament:


Heather and I are really looking forward to hosting that trip.


Kauri CliffsKauri Cliffs






 For further information on a tailored golf trip please enquire here: