Smiles all round at 2022 SGA International – Phuket

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Smiles all 'round at The 2022 SGA International - Phuket

It was a week of fun in the sun for the competitors of the 2022 SGA International, Phuket. With four rounds of golf on four spectacular courses--in a truly magical setting--SGA golfers were smiling from ear to ear, enjoying a return to international golf travel.

One of the event's highlights featured a Hole-in-one by Terry Cooney on the 14th - Canyon Course at Blue Canyon.  Congrats Terry!

EVENT RESULTS:

Day 1 Winner - David Morriss - 38pts

Day 2 Winner - David Morriss - 36pts

Day 3 Winner - Colm O'Donovan - 36pts

Day 4 Winner - Kristian Young - 36pts

Overall Winner - Glen McMillan - 140pts; 2nd Place - Kristian Young - 131pts; Third Place - Colm O'Donovan/David Morriss/Derek Montague - 128pts.

See the Daily Leaderboards here

Thanks to all of our players for joining us on this great trip. Thanks also to our major sponsors: Srixon Australia, Garmin Australia, Drummond Golf, and TCN.

For those of you looking to join in on the fun, we are returning to Thailand in March for the 2023 Pattaya Golf Week. It will be EPIC, so reserve your spot today! 

Or, for more upcoming international destinations, check out our SGA International Main page.

Photo Galleries: 2022 SGA International - Phuket

(Players can receive high-resolution, full-size copies of the below images emailed to them, free of charge, by emailing media@sgatour.com.au.)

Swings from the week

SGA International Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
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Contact us about the 2022 SGA International

Call or e-mail one of our team members or fill out the form below.

Michael David

Mick David

General Manager
0402 488 253
mick@sgatour.com.au
Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Major Events
0416 208 281
dean@sgatour.com.au
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
0425 742 501
matt@sgatour.com.au

Euroa Removalists capture 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout

Euroa Removalists capture the 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout

With one of our largest-ever fields for this event, The 2022 Kelly Gang Shootout represented a massive "bugger-off-Covid!" statement by Aussie golfers, with a whopping 52 players making a gaolbreak for The Murray River.

Intermittent bouts of wind and rain throughout the weekend did not dampen the spirits of the players, with the quality of play (both on the magnificent Rich River Golf Course, and OFF the course, i.e. in the pub) was stellar.

Congratulations to the Euroa Removalists, who blitzed the field on both Day 1 and Day 2, with super-low scores previously unseen in these parts. In true Ned Kelly fashion, when the dust (and rain) had settled, these four Bushrangers found themselves 5 shots clear of the next-best team, nabbing the trophy and the associated loot (thanks to our tremendous sponsors, including Srixon, Drummond Golf, TCN and Heathcote Winery).

Thanks, too, to the Rich River Golf Club for their wonderful hospitality. And, of course, a SPECIAL thanks to all of our players...we couldn't have a great weekend like this without you!

Overall, it was a remarkable weekend of fun and frivolity. We hope to see you all next year!

Below is the full rundown of the weekend's festivities, including the program, results and photos.

2022 KGS LEADERBOARD

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Interactive Leaderboard (Golf Genius)

Photo Galleries - 2022 KGS

(Full-size, High-res copies of these are available Free of Charge to players upon request. Email us to make a request)

Friday (Warm-up Round)

Day 1 - Saturday

Day 2 - Sunday

2022 KGS - The Teams

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The Glenrowan Hacks

Nick Randone

Johnnie Morris

Ashley Davis

Brendan Davis

 

The Wallan Wallan Carpenters

Mark Henderson

Shane Lawlor

Aaron Henderson

Leon Doyle

The Frosty Beveridges

Drew Hallam

Al Clelland

Dean Connell

Graham Ball

The Avenel Gang

Fraser Gough

David Warwick

Mick Van Raay

Paul White

The Benalla Burglars

Ian Crotty

Bill Anastasopoulos

Joel Matthews

Roger Templer

The Beechworth Boys

Gavan Doran

Pete Calverley

Cam Thompson

Ian Steer

The Greta Mob

Warren Bourne

Scott Duncan

Darren Bottomley

Lee Bottomley

The Euroa Removalists

Gus Engley

Matt Berry

Peter Engley

Brett Davies

The Stringybark Creek Freaks

Neill Bell

Mark Verleg

Shayne Svenson

Peter Langford

The Mansfield Wombats

Matt Moore

Bryce Heenan

Ryan Grdusiak

Brendan Barnes

Two Kiwis, a Yank and a Convict

Richard Fellner

Dennis Williams

Andrew Grant

Yvonne Grant

The Corowa Borrowers

Tim Dwyer

Damien Dwyer

Aaron Chinn

Josh Hayes

The Jerilderie Gents

Jonathan Sparrow

Ian Davis

Shane Hazell

Adrian Scialpi

 

ABOUT THE KELLY GANG SHOOTOUT

A long-cherished annual event in our popular Bushranger Golf series, The Kelly Gang Shootout is always a HUGE amount of fun. Played on some spectacular Murray River golf courses, this four-person team event is played over 36 holes of Ambrose, and features our unique blend of fun, frivolity and excitement! Golfers enjoy a personally-hosted and professionally-managed competition, on-course accommodation for two nights, Plus, all the usual fun, frivolity and excitement of an amazing golf weekend!

To see upcoming Kelly Gang Shootout events, click here

Tassie Treat: Golfers have a blast at Barnbougle & Lost Farm

2022 Tasman Classic - Barnbougle Dunes

Tassie Treat: Golfers have a blast at Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm at 2022 Tasman Classic

Fantastic weather and two spectacular golf courses provided a memorable setting for 37 SGA golfers at the 2022 Tasman Classic.

Held over 3 days on Tasmania's world-famous Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm Courses, the event was an absolute cracker. Three rounds of golf, plus some bonus holes on the brand-new Bougle Run, gave our golfers the chance to experience some of the best golf in Australia (and the world!)

The weather for the entire weekend was mint! Hardly a breath of wind, with plenty of sunshine. And while some may chalk it up to luck, the SGA management team contends that the heaps of preparation and research into scheduling may have played its part as well.

Each golfer received a dozen Srixon Balls prior to tee off, with a few noting they'd lost half of them on the first 3 holes! Most of the golfers found the rugged and challenging Barnbougle Dunes (Saturday) to be the harder of the two layouts. As a result, some very good golfers got a smack that day. Cameron "Jonesy" Jones was the exception; with four 4-pointers, Jonesy was the only one to beat his handicap.

A bonus to the weekend was the new Barnbougle Run short course, which was fantastic fun. Many of the golfers had a go over the weekend and everyone absolutely loved it. It also was a great alternative for those who were a bit sore, or who didn't want to take on a full 18 holes on Sunday.

The Tasman Classic event consisted of three rounds: Stableford on Days 1 (Farm) and 2 (Dunes), with a Par round on Day 3 (Farm).  An Order of Merit system awarded points for each of the three rounds depening on placement.

Well done to Glen McMillan and Richard Knowles on winning A and B grade respectively.

Overall, it was an outstanding result, and we look forward to seeing you all next year!

Photo Gallery: 2022 Tasman Classic

Full results and photos below.

RESULTS

Player R1 R2 R3 Total Points
Glen McMillan 20.00 20.00 18.00 58.00
Jacob McIntosh 16.00 19.00 17.00 52.00
Richard Knowles 18.50 14.00 19.00 51.50
Kynan Kapel 18.50 18.50 11.00 48.00
David Rushmore 17.00 16.00 14.00 47.00
Geoff Pearce 12.00 12.50 20.00 44.50
Craig Kirk 18.00 15.00 11.50 44.50
Phil French 13.50 14.00 15.50 43.00
Mathew Kilminster 13.50 18.50 11.00 43.00
Alex Findlay 8.00 14.00 20.00 42.00
David Farrelly 8.00 17.50 16.00 41.50
Philippe de Fontenelle 15.00 8.00 18.00 41.00
Cameron Jones 7.00 20.00 13.50 40.50
Lee-Anne Davie 20.00 9.50 11.00 40.50
Bernard Hogan 17.00 6.00 17.00 40.00
Mark McDonald 19.00 12.50 7.00 38.50
Marco Marabini 14.00 8.00 15.00 37.00
Trevor Slogrove 11.50 17.00 8.50 37.00
Graham Ball 11.50 7.00 15.50 34.00
Lukas Linecker 6.50 8.00 19.00 33.50
Tim Orgill 14.00 14.00 5.00 33.00
Dean Miller 10.00 17.50 5.00 32.50
Nathan McIntosh 10.00 10.50 11.50 32.00
Alfred Linecker 16.00 9.50 6.50 32.00
Dave Prior 10.00 8.00 11.50 29.50
Clayton Greaney 10.00 14.00 5.00 29.00
Paul Williams 14.00 5.50 8.00 27.50
Craig Hacking 5.00 10.50 11.50 27.00
David Beattie 5.50 14.00 6.50 26.00
Sam Aarons 5.00 5.00 13.50 23.50
Andrew Oakley 5.00 5.00 9.00 19.00
Steve Francis 5.00 5.00 8.50 18.50
Wayne Partridge 6.50 5.50 6.00 18.00
Amanda Dobbie 5.50 11.00 16.50
Zayden Santarossa 5.00 5.00 5.00 15.00
Linda Peach 9.00 5.00 14.00
Jake Bell 5.00 5.00

 

(Full results available on our Golf Genius page)

Team North takes epic 2022 TMMP by a point

2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay

Team North captures epic 2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay by one point

trans-murray match play

It was a thrilling week of golf for the 2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay, Jan 15-18, 2022. 64 golfers from both sides of the Murray River returned to Canberra to represent their region, and battle for victory (and the all-important “bragging rights”).

There was some incredible competition, great sportsmanship, and some truly awesome camaraderie throughout the week.

Day 1

The First day's action (Pairs/Ambrose, held at the magnificent Royal Canberra GC) saw Team North in the lead, capturing 9 points to Team South's 7. It was a wild day, as the lead changed hands multiple times. Day 1 score: North 9, South 7.

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Day 2

For Day 2, (Pairs/ Alternate-Shot/Foursomes) at the picturesque Federal Golf Club, Team South clawed their way back by one point, courtesy of some strong play throughout. Day 2 score: North 16.5, South 15.5.

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Day 2's action was punctuated by a Hole-in-One by Team North's Noel Frogley, who aced the difficult (and long) par-3 12th hole. Congratulations, Noel! (See photos in the Day 2 Gallery)

Day 3

There was electricity in the air for the Singles matches on Day 3, at the lovely Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course. The scoring was tight, and both teams were feeling the pressure.

Following the round, the points were tallied (and re-tallied, and re-re-tallied ... it was THAT close), and when the Day's leaderboard was finalised, it showed a Tie for the day - 16 points each, and thus a victory to Team North by a SINGLE POINT, via a margin of 36.5 points to 35.5 points.

Congratulations to Team North!!

Final points leaderboard

Team D1 D2 D3 Total Points
North 9.00 7.50 16.00 32.50
South 7.00 8.50 16.00 31.50

For day-by-day scores and matches, see the leaderboard on Golf Genius: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/7472180679111899806

Special Thanks

We would like to thank all the competitors (and their spouses/partners/plus-ones) for an incredible week. The success of these events is mostly due to the quality of the participants, and we believe that our golfers are of the highest quality anywhere!

A very special thanks to our sponsors Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin and our hotel partner, Mantra on Northbourne.

Exciting 3-team playoff decides 2021 WBC Champs

2021 William Buckley Classic

The Point Addis Bashers capture 2021 William Buckley Classic

Unprecedented three-team playoff decides the 2021 WBC Champions

December 4-5, 2021

A massive, unprecedented three-team sudden-death playoff provided a fitting end to a massive week of golf and fun at the 2021 William Buckley Classic.

Played at 13th Beach Golf Links on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula, the 16th running of the WBC was contested under mostly clear skies, with occasional bouts of the area's notorious "3-club" winds making an appearance on Saturday.

Day 1 ("The Ambush") saw our 16 teams of Bushrangers tee it up at the world-famous Beach Course, which has hosted the Victorian Open for many years. Our two-person Ambrose teams (which were all feeling a bit shaky following Friday evening's festivities) battled the wind as they scrambled for a spot on the leaderboard. When the final putt was drained after day one,  three teams found themselves tied at the top on 40 points, with 5 other teams within reach.

Day 2 ("The Assault") proved a much calmer, but no less exciting, affair. Played on the Creek Course, our teams (which were now feeling the full effects of two full nights of the post-golf festivities) worked their way around the beautiful course.  As always with our Majors, the tee sheets were a seeded draw, meaning that the last-placed teams teed off first, while the leaders teed off last.

As the final few teams were playing their 17th/18th holes, a quick check of the online leaderboard showed that this race was going to be close. When the final putts were holed, and the scorecards tallied (and re-tallied) it became apparent that an unprecedented sudden-death playoff would be required!

PLAYOFF!

The first-ever play-off in WBC history featured drama, action and good-natured fun. Three teams took the stage in Alternate-shot (Foursomes) action as the gallery watched on.

The first two teams, Jason Pratt & Joe Amenta (The Barwon Heads Sir Robins), along with Gavan Doran & Dean Connell (The Torquay Hookers) teed off on the first hole of the Creek Course. Meanwhile, a third team, Kirk Hayward and Travis Graham (The Point Addis Bashers) -- who had unknowingly (due to a scoring glitch) also qualified for the playoff -- had rushed back to their car to get their gear, shoes, etc. 

A double-bogey 6 from the Torquay Hookers saw them eliminated by the Sir Robins' bogey-5. Meanwhile, a MASSIVE tee shot by Kirk Hayward set the Bashers up for success, followed by a stunning chip by Travis Graham to 6 inches to seal their birdie and the win!

See below for the video, plus team scores and photo gallery.

Thanks to all who played - it was an exciting and memorable weekend of fun!

(The 2022 William Buckley Classic is in the final planning stages, and will be available for booking soon!)

2021 WBC - The Winning Chip

2021 WBC - Final Scores

(Two-person Team Ambrose)

Pos Team R1 R2 Total
1 The Point Addis Bashers 39 43 82
2 The Barwon Heads Sir Robbins 40 42 82
3 The Torquay Hookers 40 42 82
4 The Coonewarre Revivors 39 39 78
5 The Corio Bay Fugitives 38 40 78
6 The Sullivan Bay Ginger Bread Men 32 45 77
7 The Mount Defiance Alliance 40 37 77
8 The Swan Island Hackers 34 41 75
9 The Murrangurk Masters 34 39 73
10 The Aireys Inlet Slicers 30 41 71
11 The Pointless Impossibles 33 38 71
12 The Point Lonsdale Caveman 36 35 71
13 The Otway Rangers 35 35 70
14 The Port Phillip Procrastinators 31 38 69
15 The Bream Creek Freaks 31 37 68
16 The Indented Heads 27 32 59

Long Drive: Saturday (Hole 14): Jason Pratt. Sunday: (Hole 10): Andrew Grant
NTP: Saturday (Hole 7): Andrew Grant. Sunday (Hole 6): Joe Amenta

2021 WBC - Day 1 Photos

2021 WBC Teams

The Murrangurk Masters

Ian Steer

Cameron Thompson

Sullivan Bay Ginger Bread Men

Graham Ball

Mark McNamee

The Corio Bay Fugitives

Lisa Saunders

Peter Calverley

The Swan Island Hackers

Aileen Armour

Darren Hansen

The Point Lonsdale Cavemen

Andrew Grant

Dennis Williams

The Barwon Heads Sir Robins

Jason Pratt

Joe Amenta

The Bream Creek Freaks

Ben Glass

James Smith

The Aireys Inlet Slicers

Mark Henderson

Aaron Henderson

The Torquay Hookers

Dean Connell

Gav Doran

The Mount Defiance Alliance

Mick David

Matthew Pitt

The Indented Heads

Rob Darcangelo

Andre Georgiou

The Coonewarre Revivors

Leon Doyle

Shane Lawlor

The Point Addis Bashers

Kirk Hayward

Travis Graham

The Port Phillip Procrastinators

Jerry Nguyen

Tan Nguyen

The Otway Rangers

Jodene Tuau

Yvonne Grant

The Pointless Impossibles

Dean Mitchell

Lindsay Pyke

More information about the 2021 WBC

13th Beach

13th Beach Golf Links

Set on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula, 13th Beach Golf Links is the home of the Vic Open, and famously known for its two award-winning courses. With a modern Clubhouse and great facilities, whether you’re a golfer, or simply want to admire the views, visiting 13th Beach is a must.

Barwon Heads Resort at 13th Beach

Barwon Heads Resort at 13th Beach

The stylish One and Two-Bedroom apartments at Barwon Heads Resort rooms are equipped with dining tables which view either terraces or private balconies. Completely, fully self-contained suites feature a separate bedroom with ensuite, separate lounge & kitchenette with iron and tea & coffee making facilities, free wifi.

2021 WBC Itinerary

Friday December 3 From 1:08pm 1-Tee Start (Optional Warm-up Game) Lonsdale Links
Saturday December 4 From 12:20pm 1-tee Round 1 13th Beach - Beach Course 2-Person Ambrose
Sunday December 5 From 10:44am 1-tee Round 2 13th Beach - Creek Course 2-Person Ambrose

The 2021 William Buckley Classic Sponsors

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