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

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
The Card Network Logo
Pub and Bar card
The Card Network

Winners all-round at 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Golf Day

2021 Charity Golf Initative

Winners all 'round at 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Golf Day

A massive field of 120 golfers teed-off at the immaculate Kingston Heath Golf Club for the 2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Golf Day. Despite an early morning drizzle, the weather cleared just before tee-off, ensuring an amazing day for all involved.

As the day progressed, the golfers' smiles became wider and wider as they experienced one of the world's best golf courses; walking the same fairways that have hosted some of the world's best golfers.

Indeed, it was a truly special day for everyone.

Celebrity golfers on the day included NBL/NBA Stars Mark Bradtke and Nigel Purchase, and Richmond FC players Jack Graham and Nathan Broad. Representatives from SGA partners Srixon Australia and Garmin Australia also teed it up on the day.

Of course, the BIG winners of the day were the thousands of Aussie families who receive support from Foodbank Victoria. With over $8,000 in donations generated from the golf day (including entry fees, side donations and entries for the putting competition and Raffle), Foodbank Victoria will be able to create over 16,000 meals to help these families out! A massive achievement by all involved. THANK YOU!

FINAL SCORES

A Grade
Pos / Player / Stableford Points
1 Mark Dand, 41
2 David Warwick, 38
3 Fehan Dunleavy, 37

B Grade
Pos / Player / Stableford Points
1 Rodney Hamill, 37
2 Tim Fawcett, 36
3 Michael Bourke, 35

C Grade
Pos / Player / Stableford Points
1 Mark Robinson, 41
2 Janaka Seneviratne, 35
3 Kirk Fernandez, 35

(Detailed scoring available via our Golf Genius Leaderboard)

Novelty Prizes: Long Drive: Rik Taylor. NTP: 5th Tim Fawcett, 10th Rod Hamill, 15th Dean Mitchell.

CHARITY PUTTING CONTEST

Following the round, the ticketed "Charity Putting Contest" proved to be an extremely exciting affair, as entrants battled in a "Nearest To The Cup" challenge. Every putt in The Putting Competition had added significance as well: all putts which "beat" the attempts by the celebrity golfers and SGA Team members meant that SGA would add a $10 donation to the Charity kitty.

With the charity putt measuring a staggering 60 feet, many competitors almost needed their laser rangefinders to judge the distance! To put this in context, a PGA Tour Pro has about a 3% "Make percentage" from this distance, meaning that a putt of that length by an amateur is highly unlikely.

But if 2020-2021 has taught us anything, it's to expect the unexpected. So it will come as (almost) no surprise that two players, Tom Tomlin and Shaun Condron, somehow managed to sink their massive putts - forcing a putt-off. In the end, Shaun's tie-breaking putt edged Tom's attempt. Shaun won a new Callaway Mavrik driver and Tom walked away with an MGI Zip X1 Buggy, kindly donated by Callaway and MGI Golf, respectively.

And with 15 total putts beating the celebrity attempts, SGA added $150 into the Foodbank kitty.

CHARITY RAFFLE DRAW

Congratulations to the following winners of the online charity raffle, which was drawn on 19/11/2021 at noon:

1st: A Pro-Am spot in the 2021 Victorian Celebrity Amateur Challenge, (Dec 9-12 at Moonah Links Resort, RRP: $1495)
WINNER: Tristan Heath

2nd: A round of golf for 4 players (inc carts) at the superb Eastern GC (RRP: $600).
WINNER: Peter Sproules

3rd: Callaway Golf Bag & a PGA Lesson Package (2 lessons) with any PGA professional in Australia
WINNER: Shayne Svenson

4th: PGA Lesson Package (2 lessons) with any PGA Pro and a $25 Drummond Golf voucher
WINNER: Warren Birchall

5th: $100 of gift vouchers from The Card Network.
WINNER: Dean Connell

6th and 7th: Each gets entry and beverages for two persons to the Corporate Hospitality area at the Vic PGA Championship, Sunday, December 12, 2021
WINNERS:  Rafael Pasquet and Fehan Dunleavy

SPECIAL THANKS

A special thanks to all of our amazing sponsors on the day, including Srixon AustraliaGarmin AustraliaCallaway Golf South PacificMGI GolfDrummond Golf, Heathcote WineryEastern Golf ClubThe PGA Tour of AustraliaPosisocks, and The Card Network. Without their tremendous support, this day would not have been possible.

Thanks also to our celebrity golfers Mark Bradtke, Nigel Purchase, Nathan Broad, Jack Graham and Josh Miller for supporting the event.

Also, a very sincere thanks to Andrew Taylor, Tom Evans and the staff and members of Kingston Heath GC for hosting us on their world-class golf course, not to mention their very generous donation of $2000 to the Foodbank Charity Day kitty. The course was in amazing condition, and proved to be a treat for all of us to play.

Finally, SGA would like to send a hearty "THANKS" to all the players on the day. We hope to see you at a future SGA event!

There's still time to donate!

For every $1 Foodbank Victoria receive, they’re able to provide 2 meals for someone in need. Every dollar donated is two meals created. It’s that simple. 

Photo Gallery - Group Shots

Photo Gallery - On The Course

Photo Gallery - Prize Winners and Putting Comp

A FINAL WORD: “RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS”

In the past two years we have all lived through a once-in-a-century event. It has belted some folks and left others untouched. I am sure everyone knows somebody who has been severely affected.

For those who’ve had a significant drop in income, the simple act of putting food on the table for the family has become a challenge. We’ve all struggled through lockdowns, but it must have been so much harder for those with the cloud of financial pressure looming.

My wife and SGA founder Sally Pitt set some simple values for our family that we have adopted for our golfing community as SGA – Be Brave, Be Honest and Be Kind. I think the people involved in Foodbank operate in a similar way.

Random Acts of Kindness have become something that we aspire to in our family. It helps others but it also helps ourselves - it is a joyful thing to do that can inspire purpose, fun and happiness in yourself and in others.

This golf event and this initiative to support Foodbank helping families reflects our aspiration to kindness and our appreciation of people and organizations like Foodbank who do great work in our community to help others.

We are sincerely grateful to you all for contributing to this day and helping support Foodbank to get some meals to families who are doing it tough right now. We hope you had an enjoyable day and we hope you continue to look out for opportunities to make a difference by helping others with an act of kindness when you can.  -- MATTHEW PITT. SGA Founder

2021 SGA Foodbank Charity Day Sponsors & Partners

Happy Days prevails at the 2021 SGA Championships

Team "Happy Days" prevails at the 2021 SGA Championships

The 2021 SGA Championships was, put simply, like no other SGA Championships in the history of the event.

Following months of uncertainty around Covid-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions, SGA made the call to shift the event from the traditional August timeslot to October. It was hoped that this change would allow golfers from outside of Queensland to be able to travel to the Gold Coast without quarantine or travel restrictions.  However, even a two-month delay was not enough, as border restrictions tightened even further.  The event was thus limited only to golfers from Queensland.

In the end, a small group of 19 hearty Queenslanders teed it up for the event. And what the group lacked in quantity, they more than made up for in quality.

WARM-UP DAY

Players teed off at Lakelands for the traditional "Fun" Ambrose golf day. The day was a perfect warm-up for the week, played on a great course.

Following the golf, players all enjoyed the prize presentation, followed by the traditional Welcome Dinner.

Photo Gallery - Warm-up Day

ROUND 1

The 2021 SGA Championships officially teed off with Round 1 at RACV Royal Pines Resort. Sadly, Covid restrictions and border closures meant it was the smallest field in our Championships history (with our normal 100+ field whittled down to 19).

In very pleasant "Golf Conditions" the players thoroughly enjoyed their day, with Glenn Burgess taking the day's honours in the A-Grade/individual event. (With the smaller-than-normal field, the usual A/B/C grades were combined into one.)

Photo Gallery - Round 1

ROUND 2

It was Deja Vu all over again...

While Day 2 of the 2021 SGA Championships had a different course (this time, the lovely Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club's Palms Course), it had a similar finish. Glenn Burgess once again found himself on the podium. It seems that Glenn may have had his eyes on some sort of unprecedented wire-to-wire victory at this event.

Photo Gallery - Round 2

ROUND 3

Following a much-needed "Rest Day" (which gave some golfers the opportunity to rest, while some others teed it up at Palmer Gold Coast for a "Bonus Round of golf"), competitors arrived at The Glades for Round 3 of the event.

Unfortunately, Round 3 was soon washed-out by exceptionally heavy rains which battered the Gold Coast (and much of Queensland and NSW).

This is the first time in the SGA Championships history that SGA were forced to cancel a round, and we (and the players) were all gutted to be forced off the course.

The call was soon made to reduce the event to a 3-round tournament.

rainout

ROUND 3 (Take 2)

Mother Nature continued to batter the Gold Coast with overnight (and early morning) rains, but after a short delay, the skies cleared, and our players took to the Palm Meadows course for Round 3.

When the scores were tallied at the end of the day, team "Happy Days" found themselves at the top. With a 3-round aggregate of 298 Stableford points (including a magnificent 102 points on the final day), they obliterated the field.

Congratulations to Glenn Burgess, Jan Booth, Maureen Mathews and Russell Mathews. They have taken home the 2021 SGA Championships Team Trophy, and will have their name etched on the perpetual trophy, and included (digitally) on the SGA Championships Honourboard.

And for individual results, it will come as no surprise that Glenn Burgess was the individual champion, having dominated all week, and finishing with a wire-to-wire-leading 3-round total of 104 Stableford points. Well done, Glenn. Runner-up in individual was Neil Jolliffe, followed by Ian Hoather, both of the "Capricorn Can't Play Golf" team.

Photo Gallery - Round 3

FINAL SCORES

(Detailed scoring available via our Golf Genius Leaderboard)

Pos. Team State R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Happy Days Qld 100 96 102 298
2 Capricorn Can't Play Golf Qld 89 93 94 276
3 Nuchem Qld 82 86 90 258
4 Bundy Hotshots Qld 68 88 80 236
5 Giddy Up Golfers Qld 61 66 77 204

 

SPECIAL THANKS

SGA would like to send a hearty "THANKS" to all the players, who soldiered on through a fun (but challenging) week. While it was the smallest event in our history, it was no less important or prestigious (and we hope it was a blast for you all). We had many obstacles in getting this event up and running, so we appreciate the effort you all put in to get there and play. And we sincerely hope that we can be back to a full field of over 100 next year.

We would like to give a special thanks to all of our sponsors and partners for the week. Notably Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin Australia, Heathcote Winery, The Card Network, and Mantra Hotels. And our partner courses Lakelands Golf Club, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club, Brookwater Golf & Country Club, The Glades Golf Club, and Palm Meadows Golf Course for all their help.

Finally, we would like to give a shout out to our SGA Qld Manager David Rushmore for helping out this week, and a extra-special-with-sugar-and-cherry-on-top shout to the amazing Julie Ridler from Gold Coast Direct Charters, without whom the week would not have been possible. Her amazing hosting, driving, scheduling, managing, photographing and everything-else-ing this week were world-class. THANKS JULIE! (We recommend to all our SGA Fans -- if you are ever on the Gold Coast, and need a lift/tour/transfer, give Julie a call. You won't be disappointed).

And that's a wrap! We hope to see you all at next year's event

2021 SGA Championships Sponsors

The SGA Championships

ABOUT THE SGA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Regarded as a must-play event on most clubs' Social Golf calendars, the SGA Championships is our flagship event on teh Gold Coast. It sees golfers and social clubs from across Australia converge upon the Gold Coast for a week of spectacular golf, energetic competition and, most importantly, a ton of fun.

To see upcoming SGA Championships events, click here

2021 SGA Championships

SGA Championships 2019

The 2021 SGA Championships

Gold Coast, Queensland - 10th to 15th October 2021

Tee it up on the country’s top golf courses and battle for over $15,000 in prizes, in SGA’s annual flagship event, the 2021 SGA Championships.

Regarded as a must-play event on most clubs’ Social Golf calendars, the SGA Championships sees golfers and social clubs from across Australia converge upon the Gold Coast for a week of spectacular golf, energetic competition and, most importantly, a ton of fun.

WORLD-CLASS COURSES

You'll tee it up at the magnificent Sanctuary Cove (The Palms course), The Glades, RACV Royal Pines and Palm Meadows courses. PLUS, there are optional bonus rounds at Lakelands and Brookwater GC if you want even MORE golf!

TOP-QUALITY ACCOMMODATION

The 2021 tournament features some great new elements to make it even more fun and super value! We have partnered with The Mantra Group to make the luxurious Mantra Legends Hotel, Mantra Circle on Cavill and Mantra Towers of Chevron our home bases and accommodation partner.

OVER $15K IN PRIZES!

Our 2021 event will again feature great prizes totalling over $15,000, including Garmin golf products, vouchers from The Card Network, and SGA Shiraz from Heathcote Winery. We also are offering vouchers for discount entry in the 2022 SGA Championships including accommodation at The Mantra Legends Hotel and equipment vouchers for use online or in-store from our clothing and equipment partner Srixon and Cleveland Golf.

WIN A TRIP TO THAILAND... OR A TASSIE TRIP FOR TWO!

Each year Social Golf Australia (SGA) hosts an event in Thailand, The SGA International. Since 2011, one lucky SGA Championships golfer has won free entry to the event (including airfares) valued at over $2400. This year, we are giving the winner more flexibility and choice! At the 2021 SGA Championships, all entrants receive a ticket in the prize draw to win free entry into either: The 2022 SGA International (inc airfares), OR The 2022 SGA Pattaya Golf Week (inc airfares), OR The 2022 SGA Tasman Classic (for two people)!

Read on for more information about this exciting event!

2021 SGA Championships Courses

Lakelands Golf Club
OPTIONAL WARM-UP ROUND. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

Lakelands Golf Course

Since opening in February 1997, the wonderful Lakelands golf course has forged a deserved reputation as one of Australia's very best golf courses. Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast adjacent to the luxurious Radisson Resort and next door to Palm Meadows, Lakelands was the first signature designed course in Australia by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. Lakelands is often described as a thinking player's course with a unique Nicklaus flavour to the design.

RACV Royal Pines LR
ROUND 1. MONDAY, OCTOBER 11

RACV Royal Pines Resort

RACV Royal Pines Resort has been recognised as a premier golf destination for over a decade. Featuring undulating terrain, magnificent greens and tight fairways that demand respect, RACV Royal Pines is a great golf experience for players of all standards. With 27 Championship holes of golf, the facility features three distinct course combinations and three unique golfing experiences. 

Sanctuary Cove Palms Course
ROUND 2. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Sanctuary Cove - The Palms

Designed to challenge players of all abilities, The Palms Golf Course is considered a championship course rivalling some of the best golf courses in Australia. It is now ranked in Australian Golf Digest’s Top 50 golf courses. The layout is a return to the traditions of the game, with distinctive holes, deep greenside bunkers and boldly contoured greens requiring creative shot making. 

Brookwater Golf and Country Club
REST DAY - OPTIONAL GOLF. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Designed by Greg Norman, Brookwater Golf and Country Club has been voted as Queensland’s number one golf course. The course features undulating greens, natural water features, and long, narrow fairways. The strategic design makes it the perfect environment for golfers of any skill to enjoy a day of premium golf. Brookwater Golf & Country Club is undeniably the most spectacular golf facility in Queensland set to challenge and delight golf enthusiasts of all levels. 

The Glades
ROUND 3. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

The Glades

The Glades is regarded by many as the finest golf course on the Gold Coast. Designed by Greg Norman, the layout opened in 1999 and features some superb golf holes and a great test of golf for players of all abilities. The 6420-metre par 72 Championship layout opened in 1999 and rapidly developed a reputation as the best golf course on the Gold Coast. The facility features superb playing surfaces with greens that are unique on the Gold Coast. The greens are a type of “Creeping bent grass” that ensure a superior putting surface all year round. The Glades is on 65 hectares of land with a total of 98 bunkers. Norman not only had a vision to create a challenging golf course on the Gold Coast, but he also retained 9 hectares of wetland area to create a natural wildlife sanctuary within the course.

Palm Meadows
ROUND 4. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

Palm Meadows

Palm Meadows was the first golf resort course on the Gold Coast, and pioneered the Australian resort golfing boom. The challenging 350-hectare par 72 course was designed by renowned course-designer Graham Marsh. It measures 6319 metres off the championship tees and the opening and closing holes are rated among the greatest in Australian golf. Water comes into play on 14 holes and there are 82 sand bunkers around the course. 

2021 SGA Championships Itinerary

Day Date Tee Time Event Venue
Sunday October 10 12:10pm Optional 4-Ball Ambrose Lakelands Golf Club
Monday October 11 12:00pm Round One Royal Pines (Championship)
Tuesday October 12 11:30am Round Two Sanctuary Cove – The Palms
Wednesday October 13 11:00am Rest Day – Optional Golf Brookwater
Thursday October 14 8:00am Round Three The Glades
Friday October 15 7:30am Round Four Palm Meadows

2021 SGA Championships Package

Tournament Package Includes:

$1095 per person

  • Player welcome gift pack and tournament program
  • Welcome Party at Lakelands GC at 5:30pm on Sunday October 10
  • Championship rounds at four of the best Gold Coast golf courses
  • Electric golf cart and meal at each Championship round
  • SGA Championships polo shirt, cap & golf towel
  • Arnold Palmer Golf Shirt (worth $80)
  • Srixon shoe bag, gift pack, ball marker & divot tool
  • Presentation Function and Dinner at Mantra Legends Hotel
  • Entertainment, food and beverages at each function
  • Additional $100 off next year’s 2022 SGA Championships entry.
  • Over $15,000 of gifts, giveaways, trophies and prizes
  • Ticket into the draw to win free entry into a future SGA Event/Trip, including SGA International, SGA Tasman Classic (for two people) or an SGA Golf & Wine Tour.

COVID-RESET-BONUS

Get $180 of extra value

ADDITIONAL BONUS: All entrants who book-in for the rescheduled “October version” of the 2021 event will receive “Covid-Reset Bonus” vouchers for an Arnold Palmer Golf Shirt (worth $80) plus an additional $100 off next year’s 2022 SGA Championships entry.

2021 SGA Championships Accommodation Options

Event entry is structured so that the golf event package is separate from the accommodation booking. This allows entrants flexibility and choice...you can choose the accommodation option that suits you.

Mantra Legends Hotel Pool

Mantra Group - Hotels and Apartments

The 2021 SGA Championships features our partnership with The Mantra Group to make the luxurious Mantra Legends Hotel, Mantra Circle on Cavill and Mantra Towers of Chevron our home bases with our accommodation partner for the 2021 tournament. These 4-star and 4.5-star rooms and apartments are right in the heart of the action, and provide everything you need for a fun and relaxing stay.

Golfers can choose to make their own accommodation arrangements for the event, however, staying at our partner Mantra properties will be a significant advantage for a range of reasons:

  • Transfers to and from the golf courses will all be from our three Mantra properties.
  • The prices offered by Mantra for the three properties are great value and discounted on peak rates.
  • All event participants staying at our Mantra partner properties will receive sponsor gifts valued at over $100.
  • Most of our event participants will be at these three properties so they will be far more social for our golfers.

Below we have listed the three accommodation options available for SGA Championships golfers thanks to our partner The Mantra Group.

MANTRA LEGENDS HOTEL (TOURNAMENT WEEK HQ)

$60-$210 Per Person per night

  • Single or Twin-Share Hotel Rooms (4 Star)
  • Minimum six nights stay for tournament nights.
  • Additional nights can be added before or after the event.
  • Each room can be either a queen bed or two singles.
  • The per person per night cost depending on numbers staying are:
  • --- $120 per person per night for one person in a single room.
  • --- $60 per person per night for two people in twin-share or double.
  • --- $90 per night for an upgrade to a Spa Suite
  • --- $210 single room pn or $105 pp pn for twin-share or double

MANTRA CIRCLE ON CAVILL APARTMENTS

10% Discount With SGA Discount Code

  • Two and Three-Bedroom Apartments (4.5 Star). Minimum six nights stay for tournament nights and additional nights can be added before or after the event. Each 2BR apartment has a queen bed & two singles and a 4th bed can be added if required for an additional cost.
  • Mantra have offered exclusive 10% discounts for SGA Championships golfers. If you indicate on your tournament entry that you are interested in a mantra apartment, we will respond with the code. Then go to the Mantra website to book and enter the code during the booking process to activate the 10% discount. The discount is available only for bookings at The Mantra Circle on Cavill between Monday October 3 and Friday October 23.

MANTRA TOWERS OF CHEVRON APARTMENTS

10% Discount With SGA Discount Code

  • Two and Three-Bedroom Apartments (4 Star). Minimum six nights stay for tournament nights and additional nights can be added before or after the event. Each 2BR apartment has a queen bed & two singles and a 4th bed can be added if required for an additional cost.
  • Mantra have offered exclusive 10% discounts for SGA Championships golfers. If you indicate on your tournament entry that you are interested in a mantra apartment, we will respond with the code. Then go to the Mantra website to book and enter the code during the booking process to activate the 10% discount. The discount is available only for bookings at The Mantra Towers of Chevron between Monday October 3 and Friday October 23.

Book with Confidence

FLEXIBLE REFUNDS AVAILABLE IN CASE OF COVID-19 TRAVEL CANCELLATION

While there is still uncertainty in the market, especially regarding the potential re-opening of borders and travel, etc, we would like to re-assure all of our golfers that we have coordinated with our event partners to arrange flexible refund policies. Thus, you can enter with confidence, knowing you can access FULL REFUNDS if required in the case of outside agencies forcing a cancellation or postponement.

SGA Championship Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Mantra Hotels Resorts Apartments Logo
Heathcote Winery logo
Australian Golf Digest Logo
Gold Coast Direct Charters Logo
The Card Network Logo
The Card Network
Pub and Bar card

SGA Championship Testimonials

“I wanted to personally thank you all for a great week. As always, from a customers point of view, everything was fantastic and seamless – no doubt due to the efforts behind the scenes. I keep saying it, but this is a slick operation from a great group of folks. Looking forward to my next event with SGA.”  

Shannan

New South Wales

“An absolute credit to the crew. We had a ball again and we can't wait till next years event. Hopefully we will be bringing more people from our club, to make up a few more teams. Everyone we speak to loves hearing about what a great, well run event The SGA Championships are.”  

Debbie

Victoria

“A great event, very well organised. Great social atmosphere, and loved meeting new people. Loved the format with a focus on the individual grades, but having the team aspect as well is important. Looking forward to next year!! Great job to all involved.”  

Bill

 New South Wales

“Very well run by a lovely team of professionals.”

Jenny

Queensland

“Well done to all involved, great to catch up with old friends and making some new ones. I always enjoy the event – for 11 years and counting. Keep up the good work and see you all next year.”

 

Brad

Victoria

“I can’t believe how good the event is for the price. We got great service from all the staff and always with a smile. My clubs are always waiting for me at each course and I get to play with someone different each round.”  

Steve

South Australia

The 2021 SGA Tasman Classic – Top fun in Tasmania

Golfers at Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm, 2021

Top fun in Tasmania at 2021 Tasman Classic

SGA Golfers tackle Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm

Nearly 70 SGA golfers teed it up over the weekend of April 30-May 2, 2021 for the 2021 Tasman Classic. They enjoyed 54 holes of high-quality golf over three days, with rounds of golf at the breathtaking and world-renowned courses: Barnbougle Dunes and The Lost Farm on Tasmania’s main island.

Apart from a quick bit of fog that seemed to disappear almost as quickly as it arrived, the weather was spectacular - with the "raingear" never making an appearance. Great fun was had by all.
Congratulations to the following 2021 Tasman Classic players who won their respective flights:
A Grade
Michael Freake, winning by 6 points over Raymond Berzins, followed by Nick Sutherland and overnight leader Steve Lambrakakis.
B Grade
Jerry Nguyen, 3 points over Glen McMillan, followed by Adam Sutton & Stan Kommo
C Grade
Rebecca Heng, by ONE POINT over Anh Nguyen, with Simon Lovett & Nilesh Singh rounding out the top-3.

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Tasman Classic Testimonials

“Once again a great weekend with new friendships and memories made.  Thanks for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes, everyone I spoke to love the weekend and the courses.  A massive well done.”

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Mark H
Victoria

“Just wanted to thank you again for a great weekend.  The event was really well organised and as a result was highly enjoyable for us all.”

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Evan C
Queensland

“Another incredibly run event at one of the greatest golfing destinations in the world.  I’m sure more goes into hosting an event of this size than we see as the customers, but you did an amazing job looking after us all so well for the whole 3 days”

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Ian S
Victoria

2021 William Buckley Classic

William Buckley Classic

The 2021 William Buckley Classic

13th Beach Golf Links

December 4-5, 2021

William Buckley Classic

Battle for Bushranger Glory in the 2021 William Buckley Classic!

Play 36 holes of two-person Ambrose at the spectacular 13th Beach Golf Links. Enjoy high-quality on-course accommodation and win great prizes.

Most importantly...have heaps of fun!

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More information about the 2021 William Buckley Classic

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 William Buckley Classic 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