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Peter Brown Cup

History of the Event

When deciding to put a name on a trophy the person chosen needs to have contributed a great deal to what the trophy means to the district and those playing for it now and into the future.

Here is a small expose on Peter Brown achievements and I am sure I will have missed some achievements.

  • Peter started playing golf at 13,
  • at 16 he won his first of 10 Mirboo North club c/ships
  • He then went on to win 15 Trafalgar club c/ships.
  • His next club was Morwell where he has won 12 c/ships and is the current champion.
  • West Gippsland Champion 10 times
  • West Gippsland Champion of Champions 6 times
  • All Gippsland Champion of Champions 4 times
  • Playing member of the former WGDGA & current GWG country week team on 25 plus occasions
  • Winner of 6 Division One Country Week Events
  • Runner up Country C/Ships 1998
  • Captain of Country Victoria’s team which defeated Sth Australia 12/2 in 2006. This was one of his proudest moments I believe.

In 2021 the All Gippsland Championships were held at Morwell.

A strong field representing Gippsland Association Clubs was entered on the day and Morwell's Peter Brown was successful in winning the 36 hole championship by 3 strokes. His victory allowed him to compete in the Gippsland Super 6 as an elite amature.

He also won the Champion of Champions event which was restricted to current club champions.

His victory is even more meritorious for the fact that he was working at the course from 4.30 am on the day of the championships to mow the greens so the course was presented in the best possible condition for this prestigious event.

Peter's record is truly remarkable and speaks of his dedication to his golf game over a long extended period.

This is a record envied and at the same time applauded by the golfing fraternity.

The dedication you have given to West Gippsland District Golf Association and the newly formed Golf West Gippsland, is why the Golf West Gippsland M & P committee are pleased to acknowledge Peter Brown by placing your name proudly on the Men’s Golf West Gippsland 36 hole Champions trophy.

WOMEN'S EVENTS

Alma Pepperell Encouragement Award

The inaugural Alma Pepperell Encouragement Award was held at the Drouin Golf Club on the 2nd October 1978.  This Award was named after Mrs Alma Pepperell who was a talented player, a winner of many championships, an office bearer with her Club and the Association and had devoted much time and effort to ensure the success of the Country Teams Coltman Cup each year.  Prior to becoming an entity of its own West Gippsland had at times been grouped with South Gippsland and East Gippsland as one team in the Country Week event.  As Captain and selector over several years, Alma had to be good at negotiating with aspiring contenders, with sorting out the claim of other districts, and looking after the welfare of her players while also playing as part of the team – quite a formidable task!

Because of Alma’s record in the area of Country teams it was decided to name this “Limit marker’s” event in her honour – the “Encouragement” in the title was to “encourage the newer players to not only participate in golf but to strive to improve their game and also importantly, put something back into the sport”.

The Alma Pepperell Encouragement Trophy is a Stableford event over 9 holes. It  is designed to encourage 36 – 54 handicappers to play in West Gippsland Events and also to play at other Clubs.

GWG believes it is important to have accurate records of our history.

We are in the process of gathering and publishing these records, if visitors recognise any gap and are aware of where this information can be obtained please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.