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The Royal Melbourne Invitational


Thank You

We genuinely cannot thank you enough for joining us for the Royal Melbourne Invitational and trust you have returned home safely by the time you receive this message.

We truly hope you enjoyed the opportunity to play our three golf courses – the East, West and Composite. The weather was spectacular on day one, warm and breezy on day two and then as Melbourne has a habit of doing, presented some challenges for us on the final day with four seasons in one day. There was some wonderful golf played, and evidently, Royal Melbourne’s courses, despite not long by modern standards, provided a great test of golf with its combination of enduring architecture and firm and fast conditions.

Congratulations once again to Paraparaumu Beach, represented by Simon Barber and Shaun Richards, who won The Invitational.

Invitational Winners

Simon Barber and Shaun Richards from Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

With scores of 57, 65, 60 (182 points)

Round 1 (East Course) - Individual Stableford

Leading Guest: Stuart Cox (Rye) – 34 points

Leading Member: Tony Rule – 37 points

Individual Stableford – Round 2 (West Course)

Leading Guest: Tom Snow (Claremont) – 35 points

Leading Member: Derek Stott – 35 points

Round 3 (Composite Course) - Individual Stableford

Leading Guest: Shaun Richards (Paraparaumu Beach) – 37 points on a countback from Gabe Donohoe (Royal Cinque Ports)

Leading Member: Mary Ann Trumble – 40 points

To all of the participants in the Royal Melbourne Invitational I say thank you.

Your presence at the event is what made it such an enjoyable three days.


Yours sincerely


Tony Rule

Captain, The Royal Melbourne Golf Club

Friends are a person's priceless treasurers, and a life rich in friendship is full indeed.

Bobby Jones
The Royal Melbourne Invitational – Cinematic Journal
Day One Album
Day Two Album
Day Three Album
Photography & Video Production Courtesy of William Watt of Contours Agency

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