This year’s APS Past Students Golf Day was played at Victoria Golf Club on Friday 14th May. Golfers welcomed the return of this popular day after the cancellation of last year’s event due to the pandemic. In a change from previous years, a morning field only was trialled this year, followed by a luncheon in the clubhouse. A full field of 132 APS players (12 players from each of the 11 APS schools) took part.
The Caulfield team finished fourth overall, behind Old Melburnians, Old Haileyburians and St Kevin’s. Gerard Wild (Class of 2006) won the George E Dickinson Trophy for the best scratch par score and Oscar Dunning (2019) won the Gilbert Morrell Trophy for the best par score from a player 30 years or younger. Oscar also recorded the longest drive on the 9th hole. Nick Dunning (1986), Oscar’s father, recorded the best par score by a Caulfield player.
The APS Past Students Golf Day dates back to 1927 and despite only becoming eligible to compete after Caulfield entered the APS in 1958, the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association team heads the list with 17 victories since first taking home the team trophy (the Arthur Robinson Cup) in 1962.