Cutlass Challenge 2021
2 Games this year -16th May Hillview GC - Which we won 7 games to 4 and the 28th Nov. at Rockingham GC . Which we lost 8 games to 3 .
Ambrose Pairs for 28 players.
To see each hole
at Rockingham GC
The history of this event.
The Fremantle Pirates and the Western Pirates golf clubs were not aware of each other's existence.
Then, some Western Pirates member was browsing the net, and came across this web site, and contacted us.
The Presidents and Captains from both clubs met, the challenge was made and so the competition was devised that is now known as the Cutlass Challenge.
In 2014, the first event was held at Fremantle. The Fremantle Pirates won the comp, and kept the trophy.
In 2015. the second event was held at the Western Pirates course, Marangaroo. The Western Pirates prevailed, the trophy was their's.
In 2016, the comp returned to the Freo golf course, and we won the trophy back.
In 2017, the comp returned to Marangaroo, and we managed to win the comp, and retain the trophy.
In 2018, the venue needed a split tee start so we moved to Rockingham but..... we lost. The venue was enjoyed so future challenges will be played at Rockingham.
In 2019.....Western Pirates won. Beautiful weather, beautiful course. Freo Pirates gave away a total of 61 strokes, so a rethink of pairings will have to be done for next year!
In 2020....... Western Prates prevailed again wirh the narrowest of margins. We won 5 games, Lost 5 games and drew 3, so it came down to the number of holes won. WP 72, Freo 69.
So in 2021, because of the agreed enjoyment the competition gives , it was decided to hold 2 games. and Freo pirates won the first one, in May, held at HillView GC. However the trophy was not handed over and no good reason was given for why not, but subsequent negotions led to us being given the trophy. The second game at Rockingham GC was a significant loss by 8 games to 3, but we did hand over the trophy.
These comps are great fun. The competition is in earnest, no quarter given, but always played in the very best spirit.
It is what golf is all about.