David “Jack” Webster defeated defending champion, Matt Opperman, in a hard fought battle going to the 35th hole & winning 2 & 1. Today’s result reverses last year’s result.
All of the other matches were closely fought requiring either 35 or 36 holes to get a result. In the A Grade Plate Pat Hallion prevailed over Mark “Mouldy” Millward 2 & 1
In B Grade Richard “Pickles” Matz took the long hitting Chris “Critta” Waters to the 36th before losing 1 down.
The C Grade final also went to the 36th hole before Trevor Maxted prevailed over Peter Weiss 1 up.
Congratulations to all players for providing such exiting and well fought matches. All the photos were taken before the start of play which probably explains why everyone except Pat Hallion is smiling.
There was some movement on the leader board on Saturday with the big mover being Boh “Van Pelt” Wall while Matt Opperman consolidated his position at the top of the board with the best round of the day with 82 off the stick. Boh scored a sizzling 83 improving his best round tally by 11 shots and rocketing into 3rd place overall. Boh also won the day’s handicap event convincingly with a net 69, 3 shots clear of Kobi Wenzel, Matt Opperman & Bob Taylor. The Mars Bar went to Bevan Ladhams. The field of 21 players was the best for quite some time. The final qualifying round will be played next Saturday giving players their last chance to move up the ladder.
The first mulligans competition since the corona virus outbreak took place today with 5 players taking part. Richard “Pickles” Matz continued where he left off on Tuesday scoring another win with 20 stableford points. Runner up was Bob Taylor with 17. The remaining scores suggest that some members have got some work to do to restore their game to near their best. Andy Phillips scored 14, Dick Cleland 12 and former mulligan specialist, Dick Secomb, took the Mars Bar with 9.
Mulligans competitions will continue to be held at 9:00 for 9:30 am on Thursdays.
Richard “Pickles” Matz produced a solid score of 35 stableford points to win Tuesday’s competition comfortably. Runner up was Chris “Critta” Waters with an ordinary score of 32. New member, Bevan Ladhams, obviously still finding his way around the course, took the Mars Bar.
19 players fronted for the first round of the men’s club championships on Saturday in perfect weather. Reigning champion Matt Opperman lead the way with 86 off the stick followed by a group of 3, Andy Phillips, Dave “Robbie” Robinson and Chris “Critta” Waters, on 88. Colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson was the only other player to break 90 and could be in the mix for another club championship win.
The World Handicap System will go live on Thursday January 30. The main difference Burra players will notice will be the change to daily handicaps, although there may be small adjustments to GA handicaps.
Golf Australia has released the new handicap lookup charts and the men”s & women’s charts for Burra Golf Club can be downloaded from the links below.
Colourful local identity, Philip “Tommo” Thomson put in a good round of 39 stableford points in the men’s midweek stableford. It was not good enough, however, as Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel playing in the last group scored 40 points to edge Tommo out. Mark “Mouldy” Millwood showed improved form carding 37 points while Dick Cleland scored 35.