Pickles Out of a Place in Mulligans.

Today’s mulligans was won by Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel with 18 points from Andy Phillips 17. Star performer Richard “Pickles” could only manage 16 points. Dick Cleland took both nearest the pins and the Mars Bar.


  • 18-Russell Wenzel
  • 17-Andy Phillips
  • 16-Richard Matz
  • 15- Bob Taylor, Dick Secomb
  • 15-Dick Cleland
Gus The Good Guy

Bob Taylor Knocks Over the Pickles

The mercurial Bob Taylor has stopped the run of handicap superstar Richard “Pickles” Matz with an outstanding score in Tuesday’s stableford. Bob scored an astounding 41 points to push Pickles into 2nd place on 38. To rub salt into the wound the handicapper savaged Pickles removing another stroke from his handicap. Neil Webster took the Mars Bar.


Bob Taylor eating a pie
Bob Taylor eating a pie without pickles
PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore

Jack Webster is Club Champion

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.

Matt Opperman (left) & Jack Webster

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

Pat Hallion (lleft) & Mark “Mouldy” Millward

In B Grade Richard “Pickles” Matz took the long hitting Chris “Critta” Waters to the 36th before losing 1 down.

Critta (left) & Pickles

The C Grade final also went to the 36th hole before Trevor Maxted prevailed over Peter Weiss 1 up.

Peter Weiss (left) & Trevor Maxted. They might only be C graders but at least they had the sense to use a cat for a 36 hole event.

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.

Mulligans: Pickles Again! Change of Diet Needed

Today’s mulligans competition saw Richard “Pickles” Matz win yet again despite the drastic action taken by the handicapper. Runner up was Dick Cleland with an overdue improvement in form while Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel took the Mars Bar. Dick Cleland took both nearest the pins, on holes 4 & 15.


  • 19 Pickles
  • !8 Dick Cleland
  • 16 Andy Phillips
  • 15 Bob Taylor
  • 14 Gus The Good Guy
Philip “Tommo” Thomson did not play.

Fathers Day Social Ambrose

Three father & son teams and two teams made up of fathers payed in the social ambrose on Fathers Day. Father & son teams were Boh & Harry Wall, Trevor & Neil Maxted & Brett Wallis & Kobi Wenzel. The other teams were Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel & Richard “Pickles” Matz, and David “Jack” Webster & Dick Cleland.


  • Best off the stick: Gus & Pickles
  • Best Hhandicap score: Brett & Kobi
  • Mars Bar: Trevor & Neil

A good time was had by all. These social 2 man ambrose events are held on the first Sunday of the month @ 10:00 am and are intended for the golfer and non golfer alike.

Zesty Pickles Upsets Tuesday Field

Richard “Pickles” Matz has returned to his winning ways with an astounding 42 stableford points leaving the field devastated in his wake. Pickles scored 42 stableford points winning by 5 points. Runners up were the mercurial Bob Taylor & Chris “Critta” Waters with 37. Trevor Maxted took the Mars Bar.

The handicapper has finally awoken from his slumber and deducted 2 strokes from Pickles’ handicap.


PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore

Saturday’s Results

Players not involved in championship semi finals played a par round with Peter Weiss successful with a score of 1 down. Dick Cleland was runner up with down while Bevan Ladhams to the Mars Bar with several more down.

PosFamily NameGiven NameDaily HandicapScore
Peter Weiss firms as favourite for the C grade championship

Championship Semifinals Decided

The championship semifinals were played on Saturday with A grade presenting two close matches. Boh “Van Pelt” Wall took defending champion Matt Opperman all the way to the 18th hole before losing 2 down. In the other match David “Jack” Webster defeated Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 3 & 2, setting up a rematch of last year’s final.

In B grade the matches were not close with Richard “Pickles” Matz returning to the winners circle defeating Kobi Wenzel 6 & 4. If Pickles keeps this up we will enter him in the Burra Show. In the other match Chris “Critta Waters crushed Andy Phillips 5 & 4. The final between Pickles & Critta will be of great interest indeed.

In C grade the players seemed to have trouble organising themselves which is probably why they are in C grade. Peter Weiss !0 & 8 received a forfeit from Bob Taylor while Trevor Maxted & Trevor Maxted hope to play their match before the final.

The finals will be played next Sunday with the A grade hitting off at 9:00 am. If you would like to watch the finals, please try to get there early as, due to covid-19 restrictions we are limited to 1000 people on the golf course.

Stop Press: Trevor Maxted defeats Bob Perry to take on Peter Weiss in the C grade final.

Matt Opperman
Matt Opperman

David "Jack" Webster
David “Jack” Webster

Ladies Golf report

Ladies golf – 25th August

Six ladies teed off  in near perfect weather with some not so perfect scores! Winner for the day was Andrea Rowe with a count back from Margie Stockman with 30 points. Extra comp, drives on fairways Margie Stockman with 14 (straight hitting Margie!).

Other results, Glenys Pierce 29pts, Sharyn Roberts 28pts, Judy Reilly 25pts, Di Day 24pts and Rose Duncan 21pts

Friday 28th Aug. – Mid North District Salvers & Champion of Champions at Blyth

Four ladies represented Burra Golf club for the Champions of Champions, the silver salver and the bronze salver and plate held at the Blyth Golf course.

Sharyn Robert did us proud by being runner up in both the Champion of Champions over 27 holes (lost by 1 stroke) and the Silver Salver on countback. Congratulations Sharyn!

1st September

Seven ladies hit off on Tuesday with some having quite a good day and the others not so good!

Winner of the day was Di Day with a nett 75, runner up Margie Stockman nett 77 on a count back from Sharyn Roberts.

Nearest the pin – hole 8 – Andrea Rowe

Other nett scores, Andrea Rowe 80, Glenys Pierce 87, Judy Reilly 88, Peg Gebhardt 90.

Club Championship Semi Finals this Saturday

The Club Championship semi finals are to be played this SAturday.

Matches are

A Grade
M Opperman v B Wall
G Wenzel v D Webster
A Grade Plate
M Millward v P Thomson
D Robinson v P Hallion
B Grade
K Wenzel v R Matz
C Waters v A Phillips
C Grade:
T Maxted v R Perry
P Weiss v B Taylor

Good luck to all concerned with some great tussles expected. The battle between Mark “Mouldy” Millward and Philip “Tommo” Thomson is shaping up to be the match of the day.

Mark “Mouldy” Millward instructs Philip “Tommo” Thompson on how to use a mobile phone.