Adelaide Advertiser Tournament

The Adelaide Advertiser Tournament was a golf event played in Adelaide, Australia between 1948 and 1967. Up to 1960 the event was played in March or April but was later played in September or October. The venue generally alternated between Royal Adelaide Golf Club and Kooyonga Golf Club. Prize money was £500 from 1948 to 1952, £1,000 from 1953 to 1964, £1,500 in 1965 and A$3,000 in 1966 and 1967.

Adelaide Advertiser Tournament
Tournament information
LocationAdelaide, Australia
Established1948
Final year1967
Final champion
Bob Stanton

Adelaide Advertiser Special TournamentEdit

An extra event was played in October 1952 called the Adelaide Advertiser Special Tournament with prize money of £1,000. It was played at Kooyonga Golf Club with a first prize of £350. The tournament was organised because of the visit of a team of four American golfers; Jimmy Demaret, Lloyd Mangrum, Ed Oliver and Jim Turnesa. Mangrum won with a 36-hole score of 137, four strokes ahead of Oliver.[1]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ()
Ref
1948 Ossie Pickworth   Australia Royal Adelaide Golf Club 287 2 strokes   Eric Cremin [2]
1949 Norman Von Nida   Australia Kooyonga Golf Club 284 4 strokes   Eric Cremin [3]
1950 Eric Cremin   Australia Royal Adelaide Golf Club 284 1 stroke   Dai Rees [4]
1951 Eric Cremin (2)   Australia Kooyonga Golf Club 281 1 stroke   Ossie Pickworth [5]
1952 Jack Harris   Australia Royal Adelaide Golf Club 285 2 strokes   Kel Nagle [6]
1953 Kel Nagle   Australia Royal Adelaide Golf Club 279 1 stroke   Ossie Pickworth [7]
1954 and 1955: No tournament
1956 Bill Shephard (a)   Australia Kooyonga Golf Club 211 5 strokes   Sid Cowling
  Eric Cremin
  Ossie Pickworth
  Len Woodward
[8]
1957 Murray Crafter   Australia Royal Adelaide Golf Club 282 4 strokes   Sid Cowling [9]
1958 Kel Nagle (2)   Australia Kooyonga Golf Club 279 1 stroke   Murray Crafter [10]
1959 Murray Crafter (2)   Australia Royal Adelaide Golf Club 281 2 strokes   Kel Nagle [11]
1960 Eric Cremin (3)   Australia Kooyonga Golf Club 288 1 stroke   Frank Phillips [12]
1961 Peter Thomson   Australia Royal Adelaide Golf Club 286 1 stroke   Eric Cremin [13]
1962 Kel Nagle (3)   Australia Kooyonga Golf Club 280 6 strokes   Peter Thomson [14]
1963 Bruce Devlin
Frank Phillips
  Australia
  Australia
Royal Adelaide Golf Club 282 Tied [15]
1964 Frank Phillips (2)   Australia Kooyonga Golf Club 285 1 stroke   Brian Crafter
  Walter Godfrey
[16]
1965 Bob Stanton   Australia Royal Adelaide Golf Club 291 1 stroke   Frank Phillips
  John Sullivan
350 [17]
1966 Brian Crafter   Australia Kooyonga Golf Club 275 4 strokes   Kel Nagle
  Frank Phillips
A$700 [18]
1967 Bob Stanton (2)   Australia Royal Adelaide Golf Club 291 9 strokes   Bob Shaw A$700 [19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Power Plus" Golf Wins for Mangrum". The Age. Victoria, Australia. 29 October 1952. p. 10. Retrieved 5 January 2020 – via Trove.
  2. ^ "Pickworth Wins The Advertiser Five Hundred". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 12 April 1948. p. 3. Retrieved 5 January 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Record Gallery Sees Von Nida's Golf Win". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 11 April 1949. p. 4. Retrieved 5 January 2020 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "Cremin's One Stroke Win From Dai Rees". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 3 April 1950. p. 10. Retrieved 5 January 2020 – via Trove.
  5. ^ "Adelaide Golf". The Age. Victoria, Australia. 2 April 1951. p. 16. Retrieved 5 January 2020 – via Trove.
  6. ^ "First Major Win For Vic. Professional". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 7 April 1952. p. 4. Retrieved 5 January 2020 – via Trove.
  7. ^ "Nagle Wins Advertiser Golf With Record 279". The Chronicle (South Australia). South Australia. 2 April 1953. p. 42. Retrieved 5 January 2020 – via Trove.
  8. ^ "Adelaide Golf to Shephard". The Age. 9 April 1956. p. 17.
  9. ^ "Crafter's 4-Stroke in Big Adelaide Golf". The Age. 9 April 1957. p. 18.
  10. ^ "Decision pays off for Kel Nagle". The Age. 14 April 1958. p. 15.
  11. ^ "Strong Finish by Crafter in Golf". The Age. 6 April 1959. p. 17.
  12. ^ "Golf Win to Eric Cremin". The Age. 25 April 1960. p. 20.
  13. ^ "Thomas by Stroke in S.A." The Age. 23 October 1961. p. 20.
  14. ^ "Nagle Tames Gale to Win". The Age. 8 October 1962. p. 20.
  15. ^ "£1,000 Open Golf Tied". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 21 October 1963. p. 18. Retrieved 5 January 2020 – via Trove.
  16. ^ "Phillips by One Stroke". The Age. 7 September 1964. p. 23.
  17. ^ "Stanton wins Adelaide golf". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 11 October 1965. p. 13. Retrieved 5 January 2020 – via Trove.
  18. ^ ""Young" Crafter wins well". The Age. 10 October 1966. p. 23.
  19. ^ "Stanton in easy S. Aust golf win". The Sun-Herald. 8 October 1967. p. 64.