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Program February 2020

Ladies’ Program

  • Tuesday February 4, 7:45 for 8:00 am – Stableford
  • Tuesday February 11, 7:45 for 8:00 am – Stableford
  • Tuesday February 18, 7:45 for 8:00 am – Stableford
  • Tuesday February 25, 7:45 for 8:00 am – Stableford

Men’s Program

  • Saturday February 1, 12:00 for 12:30 pm – Jennison Cup, Round of 16
  • Tuesday February 4, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Stableford
  • Thursday February 6, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Mulligans 9 holes
  • Saturday February 8, 12:00 for 12:30 pm – Stableford-Terry White – Chemmart 7
  • Tuesday February 11, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Stableford
  • Thursday February 13, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Mulligans 9 holes
  • Saturday February 15, 12:00 for 12:30 pm – Par, Jennison Cup Quarter Finals
  • Tuesday February 18, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Stableford
  • Thursday February 20, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Mulligans 9 holes
  • Saturday February 22, 12:00 for 12:30 pm – Stableford -Terry White – Chemmart 8
  • Tuesday February 25, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Stableford
  • Thursday February 27, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Mulligans 9 holes, Mid North Vets @ Clare
  • Saturday February 29, 12:00 for 12:30 pm – Stableford

Players should arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled hit off time.

Visitors with an Australian handicap are welcome to take part in our competitions.

Program January 2020

Ladies’ Program

  • Tuesday January 7, 7:45 for 8:00 am – Stableford
  • Tuesday January 14, 7:45 for 8:00 am – Stableford
  • Tuesday January 21, 7:45 for 8:00 am – Stableford
  • Tuesday January 28, 7:45 for 8:00 am – Stableford

Men’s Program

  • Saturday January 4, 12:00 for 12:30 pm – Par
  • Tuesday January 7, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Stableford
  • Thursday January 9, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Mulligans 9 holes
  • Saturday January 11, 12:00 for 12:30 pm – Stableford-Terry White – Chemmart 5
  • Tuesday January 14, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Stableford
  • Thursday January 16, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Mulligans 9 holes
  • Saturday January 18, 12:00 for 12:30 pm – Stableford
  • Tuesday January 21, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Stableford
  • Thursday January 23, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Mulligans 9 holes
  • Saturday January 25, 12:00 for 12:30 pm – Stableford -Terry White – Chemmart 6
  • Tuesday January 28, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Stableford
  • Thursday January 30, 9:00 for 9:30 am – Mulligans 9 holes

Players should arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled hit off time.

Burra Ambrose Results


The 2021 Burra Ambrose was held today in cool conditions that were, nonetheless, perfect for golf. Sixty three players comprising 16 teams took part and scores were competitive.
The gross competition required a count back with The W*nkers (Michael Shean, Jake Heapy, Craig Sanford, Simon Good,e) beating Lydia’s Losers on account back. Both teams scored 62.

Burra Golf Club

The handicap scores were:

  • Ashby & Co 54.5
  • The W*nkers 55
  • Gus’s Mob 55.5
  • Lydia’s Losers 56.625
  • Ratbags 58
  • Metro Mob 58.5
  • Kapunda 59.25
  • Easybeats 59.75
  • The Pickled Mouldiest 60
  • Pat’s Rats 60.4
  • Barra’s Burra Boys 61.125
  • #1 Hackers 62.5
  • Jamestown 62.625
  • Dynamic Lifters 63.2
  • Hagga’s Hoons 63.25
  • Guinness Guzzler 65.75 (Mars Bar)

Burra Ambrose

Burra Golf Club Ambrose

Perpetual Trophy & Many Prizes

Sponsored by Coopers Brewery, The Commercial Hotel, The Royal Exchange Hotel & the Bon Accord Hotel

Sunday October 10

9:30 am for 10:00 am shot gun start

$80 per team (includes BBQ lunch)

Entries to Gus (The Good Guy) Wenzel – 0439 846 421

Entries accepted on the day

Covid Restrictions will apply

Ladies Winter Presentations

Ladies Winter Golf – Sharyn cleans up!

An ambrose competition was held on Tuesday 28th September to end the Winter season. The winners were the ‘Double D’s’ team of (Di Fargher, Di Martin, Lyn Mosey & Sharyn Roberts) with a Nett 57.5. Lunch was then held and the Winter trophies presented by Captain, Andrea Rowe.

2021 Winter trophy winners – Lyn Mosey, Sharyn Roberts, Jo Gebhardt, Sonya Irwin, Di Day
  • Winter trophy winners
  • Grace Barker – Sharyn Roberts
  • Olive Oates Stableford – Lyn Mosey
  • Captains Trophy for Par – Sharyn Roberts
  • Longford Consistency – Sharyn Roberts
  • Eclectic – 1st Division – Sharyn Roberts
  • Eclectic – 2nd Division – Sonya Irwin
  • International Bowl – Sharyn Roberts
  • Laurel Wreath – Sharyn Roberts
  • Chip Ins – Sharyn Roberts & Di Day (tied)
  • Bar Trophy Best Gross – Sharyn Roberts (85)
  • Bar Trophy Best Nett – Jo Gebhardt (69)

Burra ladies selected in Mid North Pennant team.

Andrea Rowe & Sharyn Roberts have been selected in the Mid North District Pennant team to represent the Mid North at the Golf SA – South Australian Country District Pennant, to be held at Barmera GC on October 9th & 10th. The team consists of 6 men & 4 women from the Mid North. All the best to team ‘Mid North’.

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
1RobinsonDavid11-1
2ClelandRichard20-2
2MillwardMark10-2
4WebsterDavid10-3
5PhillipsAndrew17-4
6MatzRichard17-5
7WenzelRussell12-6
8WenzelKobi13-12
Robbie

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
PosHandicapScore
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
Chairman

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