Tasman Classic

The 2019 SGA Tasman Classic (May 3 – 5) – Ocean Dunes & Cape Wickham

The SGA Tasman Classic is an event that we originally developed through Bushranger Golf called the Cash & Co Classic (CCC). We wanted to develop an event to be played at Barnbougle Dunes and The Lost Farm – Australia's newest and most spectacular golfing destination.

All the Bushranger Golf events are named for people and adventures in the bushranger pantheon of Australian history and, as Martin Cash was the gentleman bushranger and the most famous outlaw from Tassie, The Cash & Co. Classic was the obvious choice for this event.

The CCC has been a great success over a number of years but with the opening of the magnificent Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes golf courses on King island, we had many customers inquiring about an event staged at these remarkable new layouts. We threw the idea around here at SGA and decided to redevelop the CCC and keep it as a 54-hole event but for it to alternate annually between two of the best golf destinations in Australia – Barnbougle Dunes & King Island. We wanted to move it into the SGA stable of events and, as it will be held annually at two Tasmanian golf destinations, the way was clear to establish The SGA Tasman Classic.

Click here for the 2017 SGA Tasman Classic Results

Click here for the 2018 SGA Tasman Classic Results

The 2019 SGA Tasman Classic Package

When: 3, 4 & 5 May 2019
Where: Ocean Dunes & Cape Wickham at King Island.
What: 54 holes over three days.
Accom: Boomerang By The Sea & the Island Breeze Motel
Travel: Charter flights with Vortex Air from Moorabbin or Essendon.
Who: 52 places are available and the event is open to all golfers.
Inclusions: A dozen golf balls per person
Two nights twin-share accommodation
A two-course dinner each evening
Continental breakfasts both mornings
All airport and golf course transfers on King Island
Private charter flights between Melbourne & King Island
Airport parking at Moorabbin or Essendon Airport
Personally hosted and professionally managed golf event
Your own copy of the Tournament Program
Deposit: A $400 deposit is required to secure your place.
Balance: Full payments to SGA (see details below) are due two months prior (March 5).
Entry: Package from Moorabbin Airport is $1499 (add $100 for Essendon Airport Package)
Bookings: Email Robbie at nsw(at)sgatour.com.au or call 0439 144 256

Travelling to King Island

Private charter flights with Vortex Air from Moorabbin Airport or Essendon Airport in Melbourne are included in the package. Vortex are based at Moorabbin Airport so the standard Package is based on flights from Moorabbin. Interstate customers will fly in to Tullumarine which is a short cab ride from Essendon Airport. Vortex will fly some planes from Moorabbin up to Essendon to collect all passengers who want to depart from the north. the additional fuel and airport costs add $100 so the Essendon Package is $1495.

We need to fill the seats on each charter flight to make them cost effective. To reserve your place in the event, please pay a $400 deposit to SGA at least three months prior to the event and the balance of the payment by two months prior. Early deposit payments are guaranteed a seat on a plane and a place in the event. For those paying deposits late, SGA reserves the right to cancel the charter component and charter flight deposits will be refunded.

Entry, Information & Inquiries

Contact Robbie O'Donnell at Social Golf Australia
Office 1300 724 638 Mobile 0439 144 256
Email nsw (at) sgatour.com.au

Deposit & Entry Payments

To make deposits and final payments, either mail a cheque to Social Golf Australia (PO Box 261, Heathcote, Vic, 3523) or EFT (with YOUR name in the payment reference) to:

Social Golf Australia
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633000
Account Number: 130203821

For credit card payments (add 2%), call SGA Head Office on (03) 5433 3213.

2019 Tasman Classic Event Itinerary




Friday May 3

From 9:30am

Private charter planes commence departing Moorabbin & Essendon Airports
Private charter plane(s) arrive at King Island
Check-in at on-course accommodation
First groups tee off at Ocean Dunes - Stableford

Saturday May 4


Transfers depart for Cape Wickham
Tee off at Cape Wickham - Par

Sunday May 5


First groups tee off at Ocean Dunes - Stroke
Charter plane(s) depart King Island for Moorabbin

Some Tasman Classic Info

The Format: The Tasman Classic features an individual format and we have a pairs and a singles category to determine who the three (or more) TC Champions are each year. We play a different format each day (Stableford, Par & Stroke) and run an Order of Merit points system: each day, player's scores are ranked from first to last and points will be allocated according to the player's rank. The points for the three rounds are totalled and the player(s) with the greatest points are declared the winners. To establish the three winners, we run a singles and a pairs division. For the pairs division, all players are paired with a mate and the combined total of their points scored over three days are their pairs result.

The Irish Drop Rule - For this event, SGA has a playing condition that a ball lost in the deep rough can be regarded as lost in a hazard and the player takes a stroke penalty but not distance, so a ball can be dropped at the point of entry into the rough (as per a lateral water hazard). This is valuable to implement as conditions can get tough at times and this rule increases the enjoyment for all and speeds up play.

The 10 Shot Mercy Rule - For the stroke round we have a 10 shot mercy rule. This means 10 is the maximum score for any hole so when a player has had nine shots and they have not holed out, they can pick up and record the score as 10. This will avoid any unnecessarily embarrassing numbers and help keep up the pace of play.

The Boobyalla Break - The King Island and Barnbougle courses have four sets of tees and each of the tees are recommended for players of a particular handicap range. For the Tasman Classic our aim is to play off the equivalent of the Blue & Red Tees each day, however this may be amended with consideration to the playing conditions and weather on each day. If a golfer prefers to play off longer tees than the ones we have set for the day, they are welcome to do so – the event is primarily for the fun of playing these superb golf courses and players will not be restricted from playing from the tees that they will enjoy most.

Playoffs: There are no countbacks or playoffs, so if there is a tie in either the pairs or the singles event, all tied players are declared the champions for that year. In the event that the individual winner is also one of the winning pairs team, only two winners will be declared champions for that year.

Nearest-the-Pin & Longest Drive: We do none of this stuff at this event - just golf.