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!


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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