The Captain’s Challenge was established in 2013 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.
Order of Merit
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)
Lachlan Maranta (2017)
Stuart Logue (2018)
Andrew Seeto (2018)
Michael Roberts (2019)
Michael Roberts (2019)
Martin Riley (2020)*
To view the latest order of merit click here.
*Best 3 of 5 rounds due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.
Members are encouraged to invite guests from other Clubs to play. Members pay a $12 competition fee whilst non-members pay $87 which includes a $75 guest fee and a $12 competition fee. Each group of four receives a cheese platter following their round of golf in the Clubhouse.
Gardel Electrical is the sponsor of the Captain’s Challenge. Sam Gardel, the owner and managing director of the company has been a Member of The Brisbane Golf Club since 2014. Electrical professionals like Gardel Electrical have the training and experience behind them to manage any electrical job whether big or small. Members are encouraged to support Gardel Electrical and can contact Sam at their convenience. His contact details are in the Member’s Directory.
The Captain’s Challenge is aligned with the TIACS Foundation.
TIACS foundation was created by Ed Ross and Daniel Allen, two social entrepreneurs from Brisbane. After Dan lost a close mate to suicide in late 2015, it became obvious that there was a significant lack of understanding around mental health, particularly among young men. After starting a social enterprise work wear company in 2018 (TradeMutt), Dan and Ed knew that they wanted to further their work from driving a cultural shift around the mental health conversation to actually providing a solution for anyone seeking help. After nearly much behind the scenes work in February 2019 the This is a conversation starter foundation was launched. Their vision is to empower people with the tools and understanding to practice mental wellness and in turn reduce the rate of suicide.
Click here to read more about the TIACS Foundation.
Click here to read more about TradeMutt.
Conditions of Play
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.
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).