COUNTERSTOKE GOLF CLASSIC

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About the Counterstroke Golf Classic

What is the Counterstroke Golf Classic?

Played annually since 1994, the Counterstroke Golf Classic has raised significant funds for Stroke Foundation to help prevent, treat and beat stroke.

There is a three-day Classic which offers mutually exclusive competitions (4BBB Stableford) in women’s, men’s, and mixed events.

Day one and two will commence with a light lunch, and day three will conclude with a sit-down luncheon event.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners and runners up of each competition, women’s, men’s and mixed.

Throughout the courses, you'll find novel competitions and activities to bolster your chances to win some exciting prizes.

When is the Counterstroke Golf Classic?

The Counterstroke Golf Classic occurs bi-annually in March along the Mornington Peninsula and October along the Bellarine Peninsula.  

The 2023 Mornington Peninsula Counterstroke Golf Classic will take place across 3 days on award winning courses.

Day 1. 1:00pm shotgun start on Wednesday 29 March 2023 at The Dunes Golf Links.

Day 2. 12:30pm shotgun start on Thursday 30 March 2023 at Rosebud Country Club.

Day 3. 8:00am shotgun start on Friday 31 March 2023 at Flinders Golf Club.

The 2023 Bellarine Counterstroke Golf Classic will take place across 3 days on award winning courses.

Day 1. 12:30pm shotgun start on Monday 9 October 2023 at Barwon Heads Golf Club.

Day 2. 12:30pm shotgun start on Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 13th Beach Golf Links.

Day 3. 8:30am shotgun start on Wednesday 11 October 2023 at Curlewis Golf Club.

For further event information head to the home page.

Taking part and securing tickets

What if I cannot attend all three days of the classic?

You can take part in one, two or all three days of the Classic.

Do I need a GolfLink number to take part?

No, you do not.

However, to be eligible to win a prize in the daily women’s, men’s and mixed competitions, you will need a valid GolfLink Number. To find out more about GolfLink numbers, please visit www.golf.org.au/golflink/

Can I still take part if I don't have a team of 4?

The competition format is 4BBB Stableford.  Each playing group is made up of 2 teams of 2 players. All golfers play their own ball, but only one ball (the better ball, or one that scores the highest number of stableford points) counts per pair, per hole.

We encourage you to enter in groups of 4, however if you have a team of 2, we will endeavour to match you up with another pair.

Do I need all my team's details to purchase a ticket?

No, you don't. You can purchase a team of 2 or 4 without knowing all your team details. You will be asked in the process to provide your team player details, and in this case you can simply re-use your own.

When you do lock in your player details, simply get in touch with our team and we can action the updates.

How do I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets a couple of ways, by either purchasing tickets online or downloading an entry form.

Buy tickets online here

You can purchase tickets online for your team of 4, your team of 2 or your own individual ticket. The individual ticket option is for players who are part of a team but wish to purchase their tickets separately. And don't worry, there is a section in the process to include your team leader, so we can group you together.

If you don't know all your team details, that is okay. Simply use your details (or put in NA) for each compulsory section and you can provide these later. For any changes to your team details, simply get in touch.

Made a mistake? That is also okay. Simply get in touch with us and we can help.

If you choose to download the entry form (which you can complete online or print and scan) please send it to fundraising@strokefoundation.org.au

Download entry form

Why do I need to create an account?

When you select your tickets online you will need to input your details. 

You will be asked to select a password, which will enable you to login at any time to view your tickets and receipt.

If you have already purchased tickets, or begun purchasing tickets, you will need to select 'Already have an Account' as an account will have been automatically created using your details.

Further down the line, when the next Counterstroke Golf Classic event comes around again, you will be able to use your exsiting account to purchase tickets.

What happens if I forget my account password?

Don't worry, it's a simple fix. To reset your password please click the button below.

Reset password

  1. Click on 'Forgot password'
  2. Input your email address (this will only work if you already have an account).
  3. And email will be sent to your email address to update your password.

If you get stuck please get in touch with us. We're here to help.

How do I access my receipt?

When you purchase your tickets you will automatically be sent a receipt via email.

If you wish to view your receipt online follow the below steps:

  1. Login to your account. Login here.
  2. Go to Your Account.
  3. Go to Your History.
  4. Here you will find your ticket and donation information. You can download your receipt by clicking the PDF button.

Please take note this is only for tickets purchased online. If you purchased your tickets via the downloadable entry form or over the phone, your reciept will be emailed to you within 1-2 business days.

Can't find your receipt? No worries! Get in touch with our team and we can send you your receipt.

Where can I view my ticket details?

If you purchased your ticket online you can login to the website and view your ticket details.

To do this, follow the below steps:

  1. Login to your account. Login here.
  2. Scroll down.
  3. Here you will find your ticket information.

Can't find your ticket details? No worries! Get in touch with our team and we can assist.

Need to update your player details? Get in touch with our team and we can assist.

If you purchased your ticket details outisde of the website (over the phone or via the downloadable entry form), and would like to view your ticket details, get in touch with us and we can provide you with your login details.

Who do I contact to book a golf cart?

All player golf carts should be booked via the golf club directly.

Mornington Peninsula:

The Dunes Golf Links: (03) 5985 1334
Rosebud Country Club: (03) 5950 0888
Flinder Golf Club: (03) 5989 0583

Bellarine Peninsular:

Curlewis Golf Club: (03) 5251 1111
13th Beach Golf Links: (03) 5254 2922
Barwon Heads Golf Club: (03) 5255 6255 

Travel & Accommodation (Mornington Peninsula)

What accommodation is available?

Mornington Peninsula:

There is a range of accommodation available along the Mornington Peninsula, including at or near our exclusive golf clubs. 

Visit Mornington Peninsula for more accommodation options.

    Travelling by car from Melbourne?

    Follow the coastline from Melbourne via Frankston to access Port Phillip bayside towns (Mt Eliza, Mornington, Rosebud, Rye, Sorrento, Portsea). To access villages alongside Westernport Bay (Tyabb, Hastings, Flinders), take the M1 linked with the Western Port Highway. 

    For a faster journey (60 minutes) take the M1 and join the Eastlink tollway.

    Public transport options?

    Jump on a metropolitan train service (running every 15-20 minutes) from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Frankston, then connect through Hastings to Stony Point on Westernport Bay. 

    Buses travel from Melbourne to all areas and local bus routes operate around each Mornington Peninsula village. 

    For detailed information on timetables and costs for trains and buses, please contact Public Transport Victoria on (in Australia only) 1800 800 007 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au

    Travelling by ferry?

    Searoad Ferries depart daily from Sorrento Pier and Queenscliff Harbour, every hour on the hour from 7am until 6pm, all year round. Foot passengers, bicycles, cars, towed caravans and trailers, motor homes, motorcycles and truck are all welcome.

    Visit Searoad Ferries for more information.

    Discounts, prizes and competitions

    What prizes are there for the Counterstroke Golf Classic?

    Prizes are still being finalised, however, there will be an array of prizes to be won on each day for novelty competitions, women’s, men’s, and mixed events (both winners and runners up prizes) and raffles.

    Sir John Holland & John Gourlay Cup Competitions

    Mornington Peninsula:

    Pairs playing at Flinders Golf Club will be eligible to compete for the prestigious Sir John Holland Cup. The Cup is awarded to the pair with the highest score across all divisions (men's, women's and mixed). 

    To be eligible to take part, both players must have a valid GolfLink number.

    Bellarine Peninsula:

    Pairs playing at Barwon Heads Golf Club will be eligible to compete for the prestigious John Gourlay Cup. The Cup is awarded to the pair with the highest score across all divisions (men's, women's and mixed). 

    To be eligible to take part, both players must have a valid GolfLink number.

    Tamie Fraser Shield Competition

    Mornington Peninsula:

    Pairs playing at Rosebud Country Club and Flinders Golf Club with the same partner will be automatically entered in the two-day 4Ball Aggregate Event playing for the Tamie Fraser Shield, proudly sponsored by Wisewould Mahony. The Tamie Fraser shield is awarded to the pair with the highest score, across all divisions (men's, women's and mixed). 

    Bellarine Peninsula:

    Pairs playing at 13th Beach Golf Links and Curlewis Golf Club with the same partner will be automatically entered in the two-day 4Ball Aggregate Event playing for the Tamie Fraser Shield, proudly sponsored by Wisewould Mahony. The Tamie Fraser shield is awarded to the pair with the highest score, across all divisions (men's, women's and mixed). 

    To be eligible to take part, both players must have a valid GolfLink number.

    Donations

    Are donations tax deductible?

    Yes. All donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

    Can I donate if I cannot attend?

    Absolutley! All donations are welcome. You can donate online here.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    What happens if I need to cancel my ticket?

    If you are no longer able to attend your event day you will be eligible for a refund on the following basis:

    • 7 days prior to event - full refund (less 5% processing fee).
      Up to 72 hours prior to event - 50% refund (less 5% processing fee).
      Within 72 hours of event - no refund available.

    To avoid this, please endeavour to secure a replacement player. Requests should be made in writing to fundraising@strokefoundation.org.au 

    Refunds may take up to 30 days to be processed. Donations are not refundable.

    Cancellation policy

    What happens if Stroke Foundation cancels the event?

    Should we need to cancel the Counterstroke Golf Classic due to COVID-19, dangerous weather or any other unforeseen circumstances, we agree to refund the full cost of your booking. Please note that donations are not refundable.

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