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

The Winter Eclectic

The current standings for the BGC Men’s Saturday Winter Eclectic:

59           D Robinson

59.5        P Hallion

59.5        K Wenzel

60           D Webster

63           M Opperman

63.5        B Wall

63.5        R Matz

63.5        P Thomson

63.5        M Millward

64.5        G Wenzel

65           P Weiss

67.5        C Waters

67.5        B Dunstan

68.5        A Phillips

70           R Cleland

70.5        T Maxted

72.5        M Shepley

76           M McAuley

78           J Tiver

82           B Radford

83.5        P Rundell

90.5        N Webster

In the near future (fingers crossed) ….

The club program for the Men’s golf will be rearranged once we know when play can resume.

In successive weeks will be the resumption of the Bogisch Cup and the Club Championships.

Until then, stay safe.

Club Championships Semi Finals


B Wall v G Wenzel

M Opperman v M Millward


D Webster v P Thomson

D Robinson v P Hallion


R Matz v P Weiss

K Wenzel v M McAuley


M Shepley v J Tiver

Bogisch Cup Semi Finals

G Wenzel v (Winner of D Webster v M Opperman)

K Wenzel v B Wall

Burra Golf Course Closed Until Further Notice

Covid-19 measures introduced by the SA Government have meant that the golf course is currently closed.

The health of all members and visitors are of prime concern and the committee has acted quickly following the latest government announcements and advice from Golf Australia.

We will open the course again once it is deemed safe to do so. In the meantime, please keep safe.