Pickles Avoids Mars Bar at Last!

Popular committeeman Richard “Pickles” Matz finally broke his string of Mars Bars but he needed a count back to do it. Pickles and Big Trev Maxted tied for last with 27 stableford points with Trev taking the confectionary.

The winner of the round was Mark “Mouldy” Millward who bolted in with 39 points 4 points clear of runner up, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel. A multiplier four ball was also held in conjunction with the stableford between teams of 3 (teammates scores were multiplied together on each hole). An example of fine teamwork saw Graham Webster, Andy Phillips and Dick Cleland take out this prize.

PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore
1MillwardMark839
2WenzelRussell1135
3WebsterGraham2634
4WebsterDavid1233
5ThomsonPhilip1232
6HallionPat1031
7ClelandRichard1830
7PhillipsAndrew1430
7WallBohdan730
10WeissPeter1928
11MatzRichard1427
11MaxtedTrevor2027
“Mouldy” Millward showing his extraordiinarily long back swing.

Tuesday: Nine Players Defy Damaging Winds

Despite warnings of damaging winds (or did they forget to check the weather forecast), 9 players turned out for the mid-week stableford competition. As was to be expected scores where poorer than usual. The ever popular Pat Hallion was victorious with 32 points, narrowly defeating the trio of the congenial Andy Phillips, Chris “Critta” Waters & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel by 1 point. The Mars Bar was shared by Richard “Pickles” Matz & Michael Shepley, making it the fourth Mars Bar in a row for Pickles.

PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore
1HallionPat1032
2PhillipsAndrew1431
2WatersChris1231
2WenzelRussell1131
5MillwardMark830
5WebsterNeil2130
7WebsterDavid1129
8HeymannKlaus3926
9MatzRichard1324
9ShepleyMichael3124
Pat Hallion

Pickles Takes 3rd Mars Bar in a Row

Great concern is being felt for the form of popular committee man, Richard “Pickles” Matz. Pickles has now collected 3 Mars Bars in a row with Saturday’s score particularly concerning. I shouldn’t tell you what it was but if you promise not to tell anyone it was 18.

The scores were generally low which we can attribute to the cold windy weather. The winner was David “Robbie” Robinson with 35 points. Robbie did improve during the round coming home with 19 points. Runner up was Big Trevor Maxted with 33.

PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore
1RobinsonDavid835
2MaxtedTrevor2033
3ClelandRichard1732
4WenzelRussell1131
5MillwardMark828
6PhillipsAndrew1427
6ThomsonPhilip1227
8WeissPeter1926
9HallionPat1025
10DunstanBenjamin2524
11ShepleyMichael3123
12MatzRichard1318
Robbie lets one fly from the first tee.

Handicapper Pipped Again

We have some pretty slow learners at the Burra Golf Club. Handicapper, Andy Phillips produced another good round of 39 stableford points, only to be beaten by 1 point by Boh Wall. As when this happened recently, the handicapper acted swiftly deducting a stroke from the culprit’s handicap. Richard “Pickles” Matz took the Mars Bar in what has become a worrying trend.

PosFamily NameGiven NameScore
1WallBohdan40
2PhillipsAndrew39
3ShepleyMichael38
4WebsterDavid33
5HallionPat32
5HeymannKlaus32
5ThomsonPhilip32
5WebsterNeil32
9MatzRichard28
Boh Wall preppares to drive from the first tee.

Saturday: The Handicapper Continues His Rampage

Peter Weiss took advantage of the conditions to post a scorching score of 43 stableford points, beating runner up, Philip “Tommo” Thomson by 5 points. The handicapper has apparently been nursing some sort of upset and we hope he soon recovers for the well being of our members. This time he slashed 2 strokes from Peter’s handicap. Richard “Pickles” Matz continued his up & down form to take the Mars Bar on this occasion.

Peter Weiss (file photo circa 2014)
PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore
1WeissPeter2143
2ThomsonPhilip1338
3WallBohdan837
4PhillipsAndrew1535
4WenzelRussell1135
6ClelandRichard1833
7MaxtedTrevor2032
8WenzelKobi1531
9HallionPat1030
9MillwardMark830
11MatzRichard1326

Tuesday March 30: Michael Shepley Savaged by Handicapper

If you think the handicapper was a bit rough the previous Saturday spare a thought for the genial Michael Shepley. Michael scored an excellent 42 points to beat joint runners up David “Robbie” Robinson & David “Jack” Webster who both scored 38. The handicapper spoilt Michael’s party by reducing his handicap by a massive 3 strokes. Chris “Critta” Waters arrived so late that it is arguable whether he should have been allowed to play. He was allowed to play but had to complete the first two holes his group played after everyone else had finished. So doing, he managed to take the Mars Bar.

PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore
1ShepleyMichael3642
2RobinsonDavid938
2WebsterDavid1138
4MatzRichard1436
5PhillipsAndrew1533
6WebsterNeil2132
7ClelandRichard1831
7HeymannKlaus3931
7WenzelRussell1131
10WatersChris1228

Saturday March 27: Ben Dunstan Dealt Harshly by Handicapper

Ben Dunstan scored 40 points to defeat runner up Andy Phillips by 2 points. Unfortunately for Ben, Andy is the handicapper, and Andy took his revenge reducing Ben’s handicap by 2 strokes! Trevor Maxted took the Mars Bar and if you really want to know what his score was you can look it up in the results.

Burra Golf Club
PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore
1DunstanBenjamin2740
2PhillipsAndrew1538
3ThomsonPhilip1335
3WallBohdan835
5ClelandRichard1733
5PerryRobert2833
7WenzelRussell1130
8McAuleyMatt1929
9RobinsonDavid928
10McMahonWilliam2324
11MatzRichard1422
12MaxtedTrevor2015

Burra Golf Club Auction Returns in 2021

Aberdeen Oval

Sunday May 2

10:30 am

Wide range of quality goods (including timber)


Number system in operation


Covid Restrictions Apply


Sellers from 7:30 am

Contact Gus “The Good Guy” Wenzel for details 0439_846_421

The Burra Golf Club looks forward to the return of auctions this year, under strict covid conditions, after both auctions had to be cancelled last year.

QR codes will have to be scanned at the entrance to the oval and social distancing will have to be observed. Covid marshals will be present to supervise social distancing. Please co-operate to make the day a success.

The kiosk will be in place providing snacks, sausage & steak sandwiches and beer & soft drinks.

Mouldy Beats Andy on Count Back

On Saturday a par round was played and our ever popular vice captain, Mark “Mouldy” Millward edged out handicapper, Andy Phillips. As all golfers will understand, the popularity of the handicapper varies from member to member and from time to time. Both returned scores of one up. Next best were a string of players on -2. Bob Perry took the Mars Bar with -12. Bob played well but was just unlucky.

Mouldy demonstrating his exaggerated back swing.
PosFamily NameGiven NameScore
1MillwardMark1
1PhillipsAndrew1
3ClelandRichard-2
3HallionPat-2
3SecombRichard-2
3WenzelRussell-2
7MaxtedTrevor-3
7ThomsonPhilip-3
9RobinsonDavid-4
9WallBohdan-4
9WebsterDavid-4
9WeissPeter-4
13WatersChris-5
14ClarkeJames-7
15MatzRichard-8
15VanKeulenEdward-8
17PerryRobert-12