The Captain’s Challenge was established in 2012 and is generally played on the last Friday of the month with a morning and afternoon shotgun start available. The golf course is set up at its most difficult with tougher than Championship like pin positions on every hole. Any player who beats their handicap in this Stableford Invitation Medley Blue/Red Tee event receives one dozen golf balls.
An Order of Merit is maintained and a winner determined every six months. Points are allocated to the top 68 finishes every month and over the six month period the golfer with the highest number of points wins a gift voucher valued at $1,500.
Previous winners of the Order of Merit are as follows:
Bruce Chadfield (2013)
Warwick Oxenford (2014)
Nobu Kubota (2014)
Lewis Clelland (2015)
Hiroyuki Kano (2015)
Ed Castrisos (2016)
Philip Fraser (2016)
Rick Davenport (2017)
Members are encouraged to invite guests from other Clubs to play. Members pay a $12 competition fee whilst non-members pay $72 which includes a $60 guest fee and a $12 competition fee. Each group of four receives a cheese platter following their round of golf in the Clubhouse.
To view the latest order of merit click here.
At each Captain’s Challenge, a past Club Captain of The Brisbane Golf Club is recognised and acknowledged at the presentation with a short summary read out by a recent Club Captain.
The Brisbane Golf Club is proud to have Vinidex Systems and Solutions as the major sponsor of the Captain’s Challenge.
Vinidex Systems and Solutions are Australia’s leading manufacturer and supplier of pipe systems and solutions for the transportation of fluid, data and energy. Greg McClure and Ty Morris, both Members of The Brisbane Golf Club are the representatives for Vinidex Systems and Solutions and we thank both gentlemen for their tremedous support of this event.
In June 2015 the Captain’s Challenge aligned itself with the Leukaemia Foundation and The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The goal is to raise awareness levels of the roles these important charities play in the lives of those Australians affected and to raise some much needed funding through a variety of activities. Players in the Captain’s Challenge will be encouraged to make a donation of gold coins to these charities.
If a Remote or Limited Playing Member plays in the Captain’s Challenge, it will be included as one of their permitted seven (7) rounds of golf.
A Remote or Limited Playing Member will pay a $50 green fee per round of golf unless playing in the Captain’s Challenge or a competition when the member will pay the $50 green fee plus the competition fee.
The same guest can only be introduced up to seven times a year and no more than three times between the months of March and November (both inclusive).