Dave Robbie Takes Out Saturday’s Par Competition

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David “Robbie” Robinson continued a recent run of good form to win Saturday’s par event with a score of -1, in cold windy weather. Runner up was Dick Cleland on a count back from Mark “Mouldy” Millward, both on -2. Kobi Wenzel took the Mars Bar while the handicapper rewarded Robbie by reducing his handicap to a well earned 10.

PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore

Gus The Good Guy Aces Hole 11

Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel became only the second player in history to ace the deceptively difficult 11th hole at Burra on Saturday. While no stranger to holes-in-one most of Gus’s previous successes have occurred on the short par 8th, a hole some consider better suited to a par 3 course.

Gus played a perfectly measured shot with a hybrid that landed short of the green and released to run all of the way into the hole.

Congratulations on a fine shot that highlighted an otherwise uneventful round of golf.

Saturday’s Results

The semi finals of the Bogisch Handicap Matchplay Cup were played in perfect weather.

Results were:

  • David “Jack” Webster defeated Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 4 & 3
  • Kobi Wenzel defeated Boh Wall 3 & 2.

Those not playing matches contested a par bisque competition. This novel version of the par competition enables players to use their handicap strokes however they please introducing an element of strategy and intelligence into the mix. This enabled Dick Cleland, despite a very disappointing game of golf, manipulate his handicaap with such skill that he was a narrow winner beating Trevor Maxted on a count back. At the other end of the spectrum Philip “Tommo” Thomson, despite a reasonable game of golf, took the Mars Bar.

Par Bisque Results
1eqDick Cleland20+2c/b
1eqTrevor Maxted24+2
3eqPeter Weiss20+1
3eqAndy Phillips17+1
3eqMatt McSauley20+1
6eqChris “Critta” Waters13Square
6eqRichard “Pickles” Matz17Square
8David “Robbie” Robinson10-1
9Philip “Tommo” Thomson13-3Mars Bar
Dick Cleland (file photo)

Club Championships: Sharyn Roberts Makes it 15 in a Row

Sharyn Roberts defeated Andrea Rowe 5&4 to win her 15th consecutive title. Sharyn set up a match winning lead in the morning round and while Andrea held Shaz for most of the afternoon she could not make up the difference.

In the men’s club championship Boh Wall defeated Matt Opperman 3&2 in a hard fought tussle. Scores were level at lunch and Boh established a narrow lead in the afternoon before edging Matt out.Boh punches a shot through the trees on hole 6

In the men’s B Grade Kobi Wenzel defeated Richard “Pickles” Matz and in C Grade Ben Dunstan defeating Michael Shepley. Both winners held leads of 2 up at lunch but the margins blew out to 7&6 in both matches, with fitness or lack thereof playing a part in the final score.

Championship Finals

The Burra Golf Club Championship Finals will be played next Sunday August 15.

Matches and hit off times are:

9.00 am: A Grade Women            – S Roberts v A Rowe
9.10 am: A Grade Men                   – M Opperman v B Wall
9.20 am: A Grade Men Plate       – D Webster v P Hallion
9.30 am: B Grade Men                   – R Matz v K Wenzel
9.40 am: C Grade Men                   – B Dunstan v M Shepley

All matches to be played over 36 holes.

Come along and watch some interesting golf. Please note that due to Covid-19 numbers on the course are limited to 1,000 including the players.

The men’s semi finals were played on Saturday with the following results:

A Grade:

Boh “Van Pelt” Wall defeated Russell “Gus the Good Guy” Wenzel 6 & 4
Matthew “Oppy” Opperman defeated Mark “Mouldy” Millward 5 & 3

A Grade Plate:

David “Jack” Webster defeated Philip “Tommo” Thomson 5 & 4
Pat Hallion defeated David “Robbie” Robinson 1 up

B Grade:

Richard “Pickles” Matz defeated Peter Weiss 2 & 1
Kobi Wenzel defeated Matt McAuley 3 & 1

C Grade:

Ben Dunstan Bye
Michael Shepley defeated James Tiver 10 & 8 (forfeit)

The 17th hole in shadow

Burra Golf Club Reopens with Restrictions

Burra Golf Club reopens with the following restriction
Although we are able to open, we will be under some very strict restrictions, so that we can come out the other side of this lockdown stronger. Please take the time to read the below requirements as we all must do our part to keep our golfing community safe.

Clubhouse Requirements:
●Masks are mandatory upon entry to the clubhouse , this includes bathroom facilities. Understand that this is a requirement by law, if a committee member asks you to put on your mask please do so immediately. Hand hygiene important please use the sanitiser provided.
●Our density capacity is dramatically reduced, at 1 person per 4 square metres. This allows for a maximum of, 22 people in the club house and 11 people under the veranda. Please keep this at the forefront of your mind when attending the golf course.
●Food and Beverage can be consumed either inside or outside, however you must be seated. As our liquor license encompasses the entire golf course and clubhouse, this means you cannot consume any food or beverage whilst standing up playing on the golf course.

Golf Course Requirements:
●Golf can resume on Wednesday morning, although it will be for recreational purposes only. Competition golf cannot resume at this stage.
●Golf carts can still be shared, however it is a requirement from Burra Golf Course that only the one person drives, as physical distancing is not possible, we ask that anyone sharing a cart wears a mask at all times.
●Flag poles are to remain in at all times and no handshaking.
●social golf will be held on our usual golf days
Club championships will be held on the 15th
of August as long as we can resume golf by the 7th August

I ask that all members and visitors remain understanding of these restrictions and continue to do their part to keep our community safe. It is still a requirement of the SA Government that you either QR code check-in or use the Contact Tracing Register which are either in the clubhouse area.

We look forward to welcoming all golfers back

Jack Webster

Burra Golf Clubhouse
Burra Golf Clubhouse

Tommo Predicts Boh Wall for Club Title

Colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson told reporters that Boh Wall was the man to beat after Boh bundled him out of the Club Championship in the quarter finals 5&4. “I played well but this guy is too good” Tommo said.

In other matches Mark Millward saw Pat Hallion off with a comfortable 4&3 win, Matt Opperman had to work harder to beat David “Robbie” Robinson 2&1 and Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel had to go the 19th hole to beat defending champion, David “Jack” Webster.

Boh Wall, Tommo’s choice to win the club championship.

12 Year Old Girl Gives Lesson to Burra Men

Visiting 12 year old Delta Robinson defeated the Burra Men on Tuesday scoring 39 stableford points, 6 better than the best male score & 15 better than colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson. Think about Mars Bar recipient, poor old Andy Phillips, beaten by 18 strokes!

Delta clearly demonstrated that “playing like a girl” is not a derogatory comment but one of praise. We look forward to seeing Delta’s golf develop in the coming year’s and wish her all the best for her golfing future.

Colourful local identity Philip "Thomo" Thomson
Colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson beaten by 15 strokes.

Club Championship Qualifiers Decided

The final round of the Club Championships was played last Saturday with some interesting results. Star recruit Boh Wall, only true single figure player in the field and Mark “Mouldy” Millward, the best player of the modern era to have never won the championship burst from the ruck back in equal 6th place to lead the qualifiers.

There was greater competition in A grade this year (due largely to an administration error) and the match committee decided to increase the qualifiers from 4 to 8. This was welcome news for the bottom 4 which included defending champion David “Jack” Webster and 3 previous champions. The only qualifiers not to have previously won the title are Boh and Mouldy and they will understandably be sentimental favourites.

NAMEH’CAPGrade8-May15-May12-Jun19-Junbest 2PSN
Mark Millward7A858992781632
Boh Wall7A868785781631
Matt Opperman9A8284831653
Gus Wenzel12A868681891674
David Webster11A9081881695
David Robinson9A868487901706
Pat Hallion12A878984931717
Phil Thomson12A858887901728

In B grade Richard “Pickles” Matz returned the form we have come to expect to head the qualifiers while the others only had to turn up.

NAMEH’CAPGrade8-May15-May12-Jun19-Junbest 2PSN
Richard Matz16B95103103891841
Kobi Wenzel15B105851902
Matt McAuley19B101941953
Peter Weiss19B1011071002014

C grade was much like B grade with only 3 players qualifying.

NAMEH’CAPGrade8-May15-May12-Jun19-Junbest 2PSN
Ben Dunstan24C1131042171
Michael Shepley33C1141161132272
James Tiver41C1281382663

James Tiver Records First Win

When Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel posted a score of 41 points he started making plans to spend the winning voucher, only to have new member, James Tiver come in with 42 points. It looks like James is getting the hang of this game. Gus “the Good Guy” left early not staying for the presentation. Next best was Boh Wall on 35, 6 behind Gus The Good Guy. The Mars Bar went to Ben Dunstan.

PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore