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.
After showing great promise over several weeks Pat Hallion has finally broken through for a stunning victory. Pat has spreadeagled a good field of 18 players scoring 41 stableford points to finish 4 points clear of runner up David “Jack” Webster. Dick Cleland, Chris “Critta” Waters, & colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson were one back on 36. At the other end of the field Trevor Maxted took the Mars Bar with 24 points.
41 – Pat Hallion
37 – David Webster
36 – Richard Cleland, Chris Waters, Philip Thomson
Taking advantage of school holidays to get in some extra golf, Kobi Wenzel posted 41 stableford points to win Tuesday’s competition. A three way tie for second on 38 points required a count back to separate Michael “Tickers” Tickner from David Robbie” Robinson & Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel. Scores were above average with 7 of the 11 players scoring 36 or better. The other 4 scores were not so good.
41 – Kobi Wenzel
38 – Michael Tickner, David Robinson, Russell Wenzel
Twelve players competed in ideal conditions today with some good scores returned. Dick Cleland returned the best score with an evenly played 41 stableford points. Runner up was Michael “Tickers” Tickner with 39. Tickers has recently turned to form after a period in the wilderness and we can expect some good results from him in the coming weeks. Pat Hallion continued his consistent form finishing 3rd with 37 points.
The most disappointing result today was poor showing by colourful local sporting identity, Philip “Tommo” Thomson, who scored just 25 points, narrowly avoiding the Mars Bar.
Five ladies hit off this morning in ideal conditions. Marj Wride and Judy Reilly played 9 holes with Marj coming out with the win on 17 points.
Eighteen hole winner was Andrea Rowe 31 points, Margie Stockman 29 points (runner up), and past member Jeanette Barlow joined the ladies today and had a score of 21 points, not to shabby a score considering Jeanette hasn’t played for 2 years.
Nearest the pin was Margie Stockman on hole 8. Andrea Rowe had a Chip out/birdie on hole 11 giving her the Birdie ball.
Six players competed in today’s stableford but the scores were less than impressive. The winner was Andy Phillips with 34 points. Runner up was Dick Cleland with 32 on a count back from Chris “Critta” Waters.
The big disappointment was colourful local identity Phillip “Tommo” Thomson, who turned in the lead with 17 points, but he faded on the back 9 adding just 11 more points.
Russell “Gus The Good Guy’ Wenzel won the first competition of 2020, a par round, with a score of 1 up, one worse than his handicap. There was a three way tie for second between Bill “Noddy” McMahon, Andy Phillips & Michael “Tickers” Tickner all square, with Tickers getting the ball on a count back. Pat Hallion ironically won both the birdie ball and the Mars Bar with -5. The world handicapping system is due to be implemented on January 30 at which time these scores would be downgraded by 2 strokes.
All players in Saturday’s stableford failed to play to their handicaps. The best result was Russell “Gus The Good” Guy Wenzel who returned a score of one over his handicap with a score of 37 points. A count back was required to sort out the runner up with Dick Secomb prevailing over Pat Hallion, both returning 36 points. The Mars Bar went to Richard “Pickles” Matz with 23 points while Michael “Tickers” Tickner still stuggles to find form.