As the 2018/19 season of the Volkswagen Scramble heads towards the Sunshine Coast and the Championship Final it’s time to reflect on a great Regional Final Series.
This season saw 530 teams compete across 28 Regional and State Finals for the chance to progress to the Championship Final in May.
Regional Finals provide a chance for many golfers to play on premium courses, some of which they wouldn’t normally get access to. This season saw Regional Finals hosted at clubs like the Cranbourne Golf Club, a hidden gem in outer Melbourne, Bonville Golf Club, one of Australia’s leading resort courses and The Grange Golf Club only a month after it hosted the Australian Women’s Open.
“It was great to have the support of so many first class golfing facilities to host our Regional and State Finals this year,” said Heath McLeod, National Events Manager for the PGA of Australia.
“Part of what makes the Volkswagen Scramble such a popular event is that it provides local winning teams the chance to play on courses like those that played host this year.
“All of the courses presented in great condition and with the support of the Volkswagen dealers we were able to dress the course more like a Tour event for the day,” added McLeod.
The scores across the Regional and State Final series were extremely tight with many of the events decided by less than a shot like The South Australian Mixed Final 2 that saw South Lakes Golf Club edge out Thaxted Park by just 0.1 of a shot.
Keppera Country Club edged out the team from Kooralbyn Valley Golf Course by 0.1 to win the Regional Final at Pelican Waters, proving that so often events are decided by just one putt.
Winning teams now move on to the Volkswagen Scramble Championship Final, to be played at Twin Waters Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast from 25-27 May, 2019.