Tassie shines for 2024 SGA Tasman Classic

Tassie Shines for 2024 SGA Tasman Classic

Our 2024 SGA Tasman Classic was, in a word, sensational. The course, staff, weather (and players!) were all top notch. With plenty of sunshine and little-to-no wind, it was a perfect golf weekend.

Friday - R1 - Bougle Run

A spectacular day in Tassie for the first day of our 2024 SGA Tasman Classic. A booked-out field of golfers from across Australia descended upon Barnbougle for R1 of the event, which teed off at the 14-hole short course, Bougle Run. And though it is a short course, it was anything but easy, with tricky approaches, sloped greens and elevation changes. But it was most definitely a LOT of a fun.

Saturday - R2 - Barnbougle Dunes

Simply amazing weather on the Saturday, on a world-class course, for Round 2 of the 2024 SGA Tasman Classic. The day was a corker at Barnbougle Dunes, and the players were smiling ear to ear (despite a few lost balls, a thieving crow, and some tricky lies!).

Sunday - R3 - Lost Farm

A chilly morning greeting players on Sunday, but the cold temperatures soon gave way to glorious sunshine, with barely a cloud in the sky, and a bare whisper of a breeze. In short, it was a magnificent day for golf.

Congratulations to our winners: A Grade: Chris Harris on 52.5 points (pipping Darren Mason on 51.5.) B Grade: Chris O'Reilly on 50.5 points (narrowly edging Dean Connell on 50 points). C Grade: Tony Snoyman 57.5 points (and best overall) over Michael Soden, 52 points.
(In the SGA Staff competition, a fast-finishing Richard Fellner fell agonisingly short of a beating the fast-sinking Dean Miller. In the end, Deano captured the SGA bikkies by half a point!)

Final Scores - 2024 SGA Tasman Classic

Player R1 R2 R3 Total Points
Tony Snoyman 20.00 19.50 18.00 57.50
Chris Harris 15.50 18.00 19.00 52.50
Michael Soden 17.00 18.00 17.00 52.00
Darren Mason 20.00 14.00 17.50 51.50
Chris O'reilly 16.50 18.00 16.00 50.50
Dean Connell 13.00 18.00 19.00 50.00
Darren Wildridge 19.00 19.00 11.00 49.00
Dean Miller 18.00 16.00 13.50 47.50
Adam Lee 14.50 12.50 20.00 47.00
Richard Fellner 10.00 17.00 20.00 47.00
Glen Gregory 9.00 20.00 17.50 46.50
John McCredie 18.50 12.50 14.50 45.50
Anthony Harwood 13.50 15.00 15.50 44.00
Diane Moody 20.00 13.50 10.00 43.50
Michael Sharp 19.00 6.00 18.00 43.00
Aaron Henderson 18.00 18.00 7.00 43.00
Devon Spindler 11.50 11.00 20.00 42.50
Rory Williams 6.50 17.00 19.00 42.50
Hamish Williams 14.50 13.50 14.00 42.00
David Soden 9.50 20.00 12.00 41.50
Thijs van Berkel 14.50 10.50 14.50 39.50
Conal Walsh 15.50 12.50 11.00 39.00
Christopher Hall 18.50 14.00 6.50 39.00
Phoebe Burfield 14.50 7.00 17.00 38.50
Justin Gao 12.50 19.50 5.00 37.00
Chris Moody 16.00 6.00 14.50 36.50
Rob Robinson 9.00 15.50 10.00 34.50
Mark Henderson 16.50 9.50 8.50 34.50
Paula Brockfield 12.50 7.00 14.50 34.00
Kane Lawler 13.50 9.50 11.00 34.00
Luke Cahill 17.00 8.00 9.00 34.00
Joel Werman 6.00 13.50 14.00 33.50
Rod Kempton 11.50 13.50 8.50 33.50
David Kroser 7.00 9.50 15.50 32.00
William Hogg 8.00 8.00 14.00 30.00
Jeff Levin 9.50 9.50 11.00 30.00
Graeme Snell 7.00 16.00 6.00 29.00
Mark Smith 6.50 10.50 11.50 28.50
Geoff Carrick 11.00 8.50 9.00 28.50
Peter Grainger 11.50 11.00 6.00 28.50
Alex Robertson 8.00 6.50 13.50 28.00
Alan Burke 4.00 15.50 8.00 27.50
Anthony Sams 6.00 12.50 8.00 26.50
Angus Hosie 9.00 5.00 11.50 25.50
Neill Smith 11.50 6.50 7.00 25.00
Darragh Walsh 9.00 8.50 6.50 24.00
Conor O'Toole 5.00 4.00 4.00 13.00

Thanks

Thanks to the entire staff (and caddies - especially Bill) at Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm for a spectacular weekend. The customer service across the entire facility was world-class. And a special thanks to our sponsors Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin Australia, MGI Golf, Drummond Golf, Heathcote Winery and Card.Gift.

2024 SGA Autumn Classic a Blast in Bright

2024 SGA Autumn Classic a Blast in Bright and Myrtleford

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Awesome weather, jaw-dropping scenery and a pair of wonderful golf courses greeted golfers at the 2024 SGA Autumn Classic, held in Victoria's High Country towns of Bright and Myrtleford on April 19-21, 2024

The booked-out field enjoyed sunshine, great golf, plenty of laughs and heaps of camaraderie, with some stellar scoring in the Pairs Better Ball and Individual Stableford competitions.

Friday - Warm-up Day

Many of the golfers enjoyed an early start to the weekend's festivities, taking part in the optional warm-up round at Bright GC. With blue skies, warm autumn weather and a golf course in top condition, the field were treated to fun, relaxing and rewarding day on the fairways.

Atholl Johnstone took the day's honours, with a solid 34 points. He edged Joel Matthews (32), with Duncan Lendrum third on 31. Rounding out the top 5 were Drew Hallam, Chris O'Reilly and Richard Fellner, all on 30 points.

Saturday - R1

A gorgeous day for Round 1, as our golfers teed it up at the beautiful Myrtleford Golf Club. The course proved to be a stern test, but thoroughly enjoyable.
In the individual comp, Tony Sturesteps and Chris Mchale jumped to the lead with 38 points, narrowly ahead of Paula Brockfield (37) and Michael O'Sullivan (34) and Matthew Leahy (34).
In the Teams Better Ball, Team Thompson + Sturesteps led the field on 43 points, ahead of Brockfield + de Silva (42), Jones + Burfield (41) and Bizzotto + Leahy (41)

Sunday - R2

Round 2 was a chilly (er...FRESH) morning. But when the sun came out, the guns came out, and there was some serious jockeying on the leaderboard.

In the Individual Event, Chris Mchale took top honours on a solid two-round total of 68 total points, edging Michael O'Sullivan and Tony Sturesteps on 66. Margaret Summerhill was one shot back on 65, with Phoebe Burfield rounding out the top 5 on 62 points.

For the Teams BB event, Phoebe Burfield and Ivan Jones took the trophy with an impressive 82 total points. In 2nd place were Judy Hay and Margaret Summerhill on 79 points, on countback from Cameron Thompson and Tony Sturesteps. Rounding out the top 5 were the teams of Michael O'Sullivan + Hamish Macphee, and Nathan O'Sullivan + Jeremy O'Sullivan, both teams on 78 points.

Thanks

We'd like to thank our host clubs, Myrtleford Golf Club and Bright Country Golf Club for having us. Special thanks to Michael and the team at Bright Chalet for the lovely accommodation, food and the assistance in hosting the event.

A warm thank you to all of our players for joining us for a great weekend - you are the reason why our events are so fun and successful. A special thanks to our sponsors, Srixon Australia & New Zealand, MGI Golf, Garmin Australia, Drummond Golf, Heathcote Winery and TCN for their generous prizes.

Final Scores - 2024 SGA Autumn Classic

Pairs Best Ball

Pos. Team Total
Stableford Points
R1 R2
1 Jones + Burfield 82 41 41
T2 Hay + Summerhill 79 39 40
Thompson + Sturesteps 79 43 36
T4 O'Sullivan + Macphee 78 39 39
O'Sullivan + O'Sullivan 78 39 39
6 Mchale + Goyne 77 39 38
7 Fellner + Johnstone 76 37 39
T8 Bizzotto + Leahy 75 41 34
Brugman + Chow 75 40 35
10 Brockfield + de Silva 74 42 32
T11 Lendrum + O'Reilly 72 37 35
Warwick + Matthews 72 36 36
Hallam + Clelland 72 36 36
14 Hayes + Jones 68 37 31
T15 Elisaia + Hannah 67 31 36
Porter + Nightingale 67 34 33
Steer + Doran 67 38 29
Anandeswaran + Dunleavy 67 34 33
19 Dunn + Andrew 65 33 32
20 Nickeas + Hornblower 64 34 30

Singles Stableford

Pos. Player Total
Stableford Points
R1 R2
1 Chris Mchale 68 38 30
T2 Michael O'Sullivan 66 34 32
Tony Sturesteps 66 38 28
4 Margaret Summerhill 65 32 33
5 Phoebe Burfield 62 27 35
T6 Matthew Leahy 61 34 27
Paula Brockfield 61 37 24
Ivan Jones 61 34 27
T9 Hamish Macphee 60 29 31
Richard Fellner 60 32 28
T11 Jeremy O'Sullivan 59 31 28
Paul Bizzotto 59 32 27
Krishnan Anandeswaran 59 31 28
T14 Cameron Thompson 58 29 29
David Warwick 58 32 26
T16 Duncan Lendrum 57 28 29
Drew Hallam 57 29 28
T18 Chris O'Reilly 56 28 28
Oliver Chow 56 28 28
T20 Judy Hay 55 32 23
Jan Hayes 55 28 27
Rohan Goyne 55 23 32
T23 Ragna Porter 54 28 26
Nathan O'Sullivan 54 30 24
John Brugman 54 28 26
T26 Frank Elisaia 53 25 28
Cameron Dunn 53 25 28
T26 Atholl Johnstone 53 22 31
T29 Tyrone de Silva 52 32 20
Bill Nickeas 52 26 26
T31 Annie Jones 49 27 22
Gavan Doran 49 29 20
Joel Matthews 49 26 23
34 Ian Steer 48 26 22
35 Fehan Dunleavy 47 21 26
T36 Geoff Hannah 46 16 30
Peter Andrew 46 28 18
38 Allison Nightingale 45 20 25
T39 Al Clelland 43 26 17
Bernard Hornblower 43 23 20

2024 SGA Autumn Classic

The 2024 SGA Autumn Classic

Bright and Myrtleford, Victoria

April 19-21, 2024

All Golfers Welcome!

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  • April 19-21, 2024

  • Bright GC and Myrtleford GC

  • 36 Holes of Golf

  • Individual and Pairs Stableford

  • 2 Nights' Accommodation

  • Breakfasts and Dinners, Prizes and more

More information about the 2024 SGA Autumn Classic

Played on a pair of fun and challenging courses, in the gorgeous Victorian High Country, The 2nd Annual SGA Autumn Classic is set to be a cracker. Played as both an individual Stableford event AND two-person team Better Ball Stableford event, the weekend features our unique blend of fun, frivolity and excitement!

Bright GC

Bright Country Golf Club

Situated at the foothills of the Victorian Alps, the Bright Country Golf Club is considered to be one of Victoria's best regional courses. Nestled alongside the Ovens River, the unique 18-hole course, designed by Tony Cashmore, features a par-72, 6097m easy-walking layout with manicured grass greens and beautifully developed tree-lined fairways. The course is a favourite of SGA Staff ... especially as there are no bunkers! (But don't let that fool you, it is challenging, fun and spectacular.).

Myrtleford

Myrtleford Golf Club

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Ovens Valley, Myrtleford boasts an 18-hole course with tree-lined fairways - (some of the River Red gums are reputed to be 300 years old). It is a challenging course with accuracy at a premium on the narrow fairways and small greens. It's another easy-walking course, with most of the fairways being flat -- with only the 9th and 18th being on a hill.

Bright Chalet

The Bright Chalet

Located just outside of Bright, the Bright Chalet is a third-generation family business, which is popular year-round. Featuring 26 rooms over two floors, the chalet is the ideal home-base for our event. There is a full-service kitchen and dining area, dedicated bar, pool and function area. The rooms are comfortable and fully-equipped with large LCD screens, reverse-cycle air conditioning/heating, refrigerator, en-suite plus access to a balcony, with views of the surrounding mountains.

Event format - Single Stableford PLUS Pairs Better Ball

Here's everything you need to know about this 36-hole, weekend golfing adventure:

The Autumn Classic is a 36-hole golf tournament for amateur golfers. The event format for the individual grades is single stableford over two rounds. In addition, there is a team element (Pairs Better Ball/ 4BBB) event to add some extra fun and interest to the tournament. For this, only a team's best stableford score for each hole (i.e. Better Ball) is counted. These are added to make the daily team total. The team with the best total over two days wins the title.

Friday

Optional Warm-up

Get your weekend started early with an optional warm-up round. This will be an individual Stableford event, complete with prizes for the day

Saturday

Round 1

Individual Stableford PLUS Team Better Ball Stableford. A Team's best stableford score on each hole counts towards the Team Total.

Sunday

Round 2

Individual Stableford PLUS Team Better Ball Stableford. A Team's best stableford score on each hole counts towards the Team Total.

Rules:

  • Handicaps: Each pair will play via their official Golf Australia Handicaps, adjusted for the course/slope, etc. Daily results for all players will be entered on GOLF Link and will count towards players’ handicaps. Each player is personally responsible for ensuring that he or she is playing off the correct daily handicap on each day.
  • Nearest-the-Pin, plus Drive & Chip (NTP in 2 shots): will be held as some usual tasty ‘side action’ between teams.
  • Playoffs: In the event of a tie, a countback will be used to determine the winners.
  • Note that a player may only win one of the events (teams or singles). If the individual/singles winner is also one of the winning pairs team, then the next-highest-ranked individual score will be named the individual winner - this ensures we have three Champions for the event.
  • Prizes are awarded to the top Team, plus individual winner.

Entry subject to SGA Terms and Conditions

Itinerary

Day Date Time Event Course
Friday April 19 12:30pm Single Stableford (Optional Warm-up Round) Bright
Saturday April 20 10:30am Single Stableford PLUS Pairs Better Ball Myrtleford
Sunday April 21 8:00am Single Stableford PLUS Pairs Better Ball Bright

The 2024 SGA Autumn Classic Packages

Twin-share

$499 per person

  • Two nights accommodation at Bright Chalet
  • 2 x Buffet Breakfasts and Buffet Dinners
  • 36 holes of golf on Saturday & Sunday
  • Bus Transfers (Myrtleford - Sat)
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes
  • (Optional: Add a shared Cart for $25 per person per day)

Extra Golf

$60 per person

  • Optional warm-up round (Walking) on Friday - includes prizes and results on GOLF Link.
  • Add a shared Cart for $25 per person.

Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
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Contact us about the 2024 SGA Autumn Classic

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

2021 William Buckley Classic

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

The Indented Heads nab 2023 William Buckley Classic

Indented Heads nab 2023 William Buckley Classic

 The 2023 William Buckley Classic featured a Battle Royale as golfers from across the country descended upon 13th Beach GC for the 18th running of this event.

Mother Nature proved to be the toughest opponent throughout the weekend, as she greeted our players with howling winds, rain, chilly temperatures and even an early morning earthquake to the Bellarine Peninsula.

But the magnitude 5.1 tremor wasn't the only earth-shattering event on the Sunday, as a pair of newcomers to SGA made the earth move under their feet as they stormed home to a one-point victory over the field.

Congratulations to The Indented Heads (Andrew Murray & Brett Murray), whose 2-day total of 86 Stableford points (rounds of 46 + 40), edged them one point ahead of a crowded leaderboard, which saw the top 6 teams separated by only 4 points. They pipped The Point Addis Bashers (Jarrad Young & Grant Nuttall), and The Barwon Heads Sir Robins (Chris Moody & Rusty Dent) on 85 points. Rounding out the top-6 were The Murrangurk Masters (Ian Steer & Cam Thompson) on 84, The Point Lonsdale Cavemen (John Brugman & Rob Lugton) on 84, and The Bream Creek Freaks (Matt Pitt & Mick David) on 82 points. The full leaderboard can be seen below (or click here for the interactive leaderboard on Golf Genius).

2023 WBC Leaderboard

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(Click Photo to see the event program)

Thanks to all of our amazing players for joining us on an epic weekend. You were all top-notch! We couldn't have a great weekend like this without you!

Thanks also to the entire team at 13th Beach Golf Links for hosting us on your wonderful course. Thanks to our sponsors Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Heathcote Winery, Garmin Australia, Drummond Golf and TCN.

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

About The William Buckley Classic

A long-cherished annual event in our popular Bushranger Golf series, The William Buckley Classic is always a HUGE amount of fun. Played on some spectacular Victorian golf courses, this two-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 (and past) William Buckley Classic events, click here

The Euroa Removalists capture 2023 Kelly Gang Shootout

Euroa Removalists capture the 2023 Kelly Gang Shootout

The 2023 Kelly Gang Shootout proved why it is among our most popular annual events, with a whopping 52 players making a gaolbreak for the 18th running of this event.

With sunny and pleasant conditions throughout the weekend at The Murray River, the quality of play on the magnificent Cobram Barooga Golf Courses was stellar.

Congratulations to The Euroa Removalists (Adrian Dallas + Ashley Davis + Brendan Davis + Nick Randone) who won in stellar fashion. With a two-day total of 197, they were 3 shots clear of The Avenel Gang (David Warwick, Fraser Gough, Matthew Pitt and Mick Van Raay) and The Mansfield Wombats (Aaron Henderson, Michael Xiberras, Shane Lawlor and Will Power) on 200 points. The Shoeshop Squirrel Grippers (Atholl Johnstone, Cameron Dunn, Richard Fellner and Rob Lugton) took 4th on 206.

Thanks to all of our amazing players for joining us on an epic weekend. You were all top-notch! We couldn't have a great weekend like this without you!

Thanks also to the entire team at Cobram Barooga Golf Club for hosting us on your wonderful course. Thanks to our sponsors Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Heathcote Winery, Garmin Australia, Drummond Golf and TCN.  Also, thanks to The Back Nine - Custom Golf Gear for donating the cool headcover prizes.

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.

2023 KGS Leaderboard

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Interactive Leaderboard (Golf Genius)

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

Exciting finish at inaugural SGA Autumn Classic

Thrilling finish at Inaugural SGA Autumn Classic

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It was an absolutely incredible weekend at Murray Downs Resort for the Inaugural SGA Autumn Classic, held May 5-7, 2023.

While much of the country saw rainy and miserable conditions throughout the weekend, the booked-out field at Murray Downs enjoyed sunshine, great golf, plenty of laughs and heaps of camaraderie.

Despite a few chilly morning starts, the golf heated up throughout the weekend, with some stellar scoring in the Pairs Better Ball and Individual Stableford competitions.

Round 1 - Saturday

The most notable score of the day was a spectacular 41 points from Geoff Hannah. That placed him firmly atop the Singles leaderboard, with SGA's own Matthew Pitt one shot back on 40. Ben Sterck rounded out the top 3 on a very solid 38 points.

Much to the delight of Hannah and Sterck, they were also teammates in the Pairs Best Ball Competition, which (not surprisingly) saw them at the top of the board on 50 Best Ball points (!). Next best were Steve Pettit + Paul Pearce (44 points), and Drew Hallam + Al Clelland (also on 44).

Round 2 - Sunday

Round 2 was a chilly (er...FRESH) morning, which saw teams (and one car) struggle to get started. But when the sun came out, the guns came out, and there was some serious jockeying on the leaderboard.

When the final scores were tallied, the Hannah/Sterck team managed to limp over the line and squeak out an Inaugural SGA Autumn Classic victory in the Pairs comp with 85 total points, on a Countback from the fast-finishing team of Kathy Ridley and Mick David. 3rd went to Drew Hallam and Al Clelland, one shot back on 84. In 4th were Phoebe Burfield and Salli Fox (83), with four teams tied for 5th on 81.

In the Singles Overall competition, Salli Fox (74 points) pipped Mick David (72), with Lyn Mayne & Matthew Pitt equal 3rd on 67. Rounding out the top-5 were Al Clelland and Tony Grant, both on 66.

Thanks

A warm thank you to all of our players for joining us for a great weekend - you are the reason why our events are so fun and successful. Thanks, too, to the entire staff at Murray Downs Resort and the Golf Club for hosting us at your spectacular facility. Finally, a special thanks to our sponsors, Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin Australia, Drummond Golf, Heathcote Winery and TCN for their generous prizes.

Final Scores - Inaugural SGA Autumn Classic

Pairs Best Ball
Pos. Team Total  Stableford Points R1 R2
T1 Hannah + Sterck 85 50 35
T1 Ridley + David 85 41 44
3 Hallam + Clelland 84 44 40
4 Burfield + Fox 83 42 41
T5 Whitehouse + Eland 81 41 40
T5 Fellner + Thomas 81 39 42
T5 Pitt + Matthews 81 43 38
T5 Wallace + Payne 81 41 40
9 Grant + Somerfield 80 40 40
T10 Mayne + Stephenson 78 38 40
T10 Garioch + Garioch 78 38 40
12 Lawson + Lawson 77 41 36
T13 Grant + Grant 75 41 34
T13 Connell + Doran 75 37 38
T13 Williams + Tuau 75 37 38
T13 Fernandez + Scott 75 37 38
T17 Pearce + Pettit 74 44 30
T17 White + Jones 74 42 32
T17 Deacon + Deacon 74 40 34
T20 Bament + Burford 73 37 36
T20 Henderson + Hall 73 39 34
T22 Caio + Bird 70 33 37
T22 Steer + Calverley 70 35 35
24 Strobel + Murphy 68 37 31

 

Singles Stableford
Pos. Player Total Stableford Points R1 R2
1 Salli Fox 74 37 37
2 Mick David 72 36 36
T3 Lyn Mayne 67 34 33
T3 Matthew Pitt 67 40 27
T5 Al Clelland 66 32 34
T5 Tony Grant 66 36 30
T7 Geoff Hannah 65 41 24
T7 Andrew Wallace 65 34 31
T7 Mike Payne 65 32 33
T7 Baiden Eland 65 33 32
11 Ben Sterck 64 38 26
T12 Joel Matthews 63 32 31
T12 Steve Pettit 63 38 25
T14 Matty Thomas 62 30 32
T14 Ian Steer 62 32 30
T14 Andrew Grant 62 35 27
T14 Mostyn Whitehouse 62 33 29
T18 Jodene Tuau 61 31 30
T18 Lisa Garioch 61 28 33
T18 Robert Garioch 61 29 32
T18 Dennis Williams 61 30 31
T18 Mark Deacon 61 33 28
T23 Richard Fellner 60 33 27
T23 Chris Lawson 60 30 30
T23 Kathy Ridley 60 29 31
26 Drew Hallam 59 33 26
T27 Reece Bament 58 31 27
T27 Jodie Deacon 58 34 24
T29 Paul White 57 29 28
T29 Dean Connell 57 35 22
T29 Lorenzo Caio 57 28 29
T32 Steve Murphy 53 28 25
T32 Christopher Fernandez 53 24 29
T32 Paul Pearce 53 34 19
T35 Ivan Jones 52 32 20
T35 Mark Henderson 52 29 23
T37 Peter Lawson 51 28 23
T37 Gavan Doran 51 19 32
T37 Chris Hall 51 25 26
T37 Matthew Somerfield 51 24 27
41 Jenny Stephenson 50 24 26
T42 Yvonne Grant 48 30 18
T42 Phoebe Burfield 48 23 25
T42 Luke Scott 48 26 22
T45 Carson Strobel 41 25 16
T45 Peter Calverley 41 19 22
47 Greg Bird 39 19 20
48 Robert Burford 37 20 17

2024 Trans-Murray Match Play

The 2024 Trans-Murray Match Play

Canberra - Feb 8-10, 2024

It's Mate v Mate and State v State in this Teams Matchplay Event.

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WHAT: 2024 SGA Trans-Murray Matchplay
WHEN:
Feb 8-10, 2024
WHERE:
Royal Canberra, Gold Creek CC and Gungahlin Lakes.
FORMAT: Team Matchplay (Pairs Better Ball, Pairs Alternate and Singles Matchplay)
WHO: Open to all golfers, regardless of skill, background, gender or age.
WHY: Cameraderie, fun, and prizes
WHAT'S INCLUDED: 54 holes of golf, Accommodation, Team Attire, Presentation Dinner and Champion Medals.
HOW MUCH: Packages start at $899 per person.

The 2024 Trans-Murray Match Play Tees off in:

The Courses

Royal Canberra

Royal Canberra

Gary Player called it "The Most Beautiful Course in Australia". And his point is hard to argue. A picturesque setting, with some truly world-class golf awaits all who are lucky enough to tread the fairways of Royal Canberra. Set amidst the magnificent Westbourne Woods arboretum, Royal Canberra offers world class facilities and a 27 hole Championship course.

Gold Creek

Gold Creek Country Club

A true 18-hole championship layout, Gold Creek CC was designed by well-known and internationally-acclaimed Australian golfer and course architect, Bruce Devlin.  Opened in 1996, the course offers a great test for golfers of all abilities and strategy is key to play well here.

Gungahlin

Gungahlin Lakes

Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course characterised by its lakes, creeks and water carries. Whether it be the water, dogleg fairways or bunkers, each hole has its own unique challenge in getting to the large bent grass greens. The course layout provides an enjoyable yet testing round for all players, rewarding those that approach it strategically. And it provides a fitting challenge for the final round of our event!

2024 TMMP Accommodation

Trans-Murray Matchplay

The Hotel - Mantra on Northbourne

Mantra on Northbourne is perfectly located a short walk from the CBD and famous attractions such as Parliament House, the War Memorial and the National Gallery, and only a few metres from the city's thriving shopping precinct, hip bars and cool cafes.  We have Quad-Share accommodation in Two-Bedroom Apartments included in the package with the option to upgrade to a One-Bedroom Apartment (Single or Twin-Share) or a Single Hotel Room.

And yes, the hotel bar will be open for post-round festivities.

2024 TMMP Itinerary

Our 54-hole event will be contested Thursday-Saturday, giving golfers the opportunity to stay over in the ACT for an extended break.

On the Thursday, golfers will play the magnificent Royal Canberra, one of the best courses in Australia. Day 2 will see you playing Gold Creek Country Club, with Gungahlin Lakes hosting the final round on the Saturday as well as the presentation dinner immediately after play.

Thursday 8th Feb 1:00 Shotgun Start Round 1 Royal Canberra 2-Ball Ambrose Match Play
Friday 9th Feb 10:00am Shotgun Round 2 Gold Creek CC 2-Ball Pinehurst (Modified Alternate Shot) Match Play
Saturday 10th Feb 11:38 and 12:53 One-Tee Start off 10th and 1st tees Round 3 Gungahlin Lakes TMMP Singles (Post-Golf BBQ/Presentation)
Sunday 11th Feb Depart Check-out

The 2024 Trans-Murray Match Play Package

Standard Package

  • Thursday Golf at Royal Canberra

  • Friday Golf at Gold Creek

  • Saturday Golf at Gungahlin Lakes

  • 3 nights Accomm - Thurs-Sat at Mantra

  • Official TMMP Shirt and Cap

  • Fully-Hosted 54-Hole Event, with Medals for each player on the winning team

  • Post-Golf Presentation Dinner at Gungahlin Lakes

Optional Extras

  • Golf Course Transfers for 3 days ($125)

  • Shared Cart at Royal Canberra ($25pp)

  • Extra Night Accomm ($90-220)

Important Notes regarding Golf Carts:

  • Each course has a limited number of golf carts available. These will be allocated on a first-in-best-dressed basis, with consideration given first to those with a medical certificate, etc.
  • In the event of extreme weather (i.e. a string of days over 35 degrees), Royal Canberra may ban all carts (to protect the fairways). Players will be notified in advance. 

Quad-Share
2BR Apartment

$899 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights (Wed) available from $90 per person per night

Twin-Share
1BR Apartment

$979 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights (Wed) available from $120 per person per night

Hotel Room
(Single)

$1199 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights (Wed) available from $180 per person per night

1BR Apartment
(Single)

$1299 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights (Wed) available from $220 per person per night

Golf Only
(Single)

$610 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • No Accommodation included.

Book-in ASAP

2024 TMMP Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
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The Card Network Logo
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The Card Network

Your Hosts for the 2024 Trans-Murray Match Play

This trip/event is one of SGA's Major Events each year, and will be hosted by (nearly) the entire team. With six SGA Staff in attendance all week, your trip is set to be fun, memorable and hassle-free.

2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay

Mick David

General Manager
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
Richard Fellner

Richard Fellner

Media Manager
Sheri Yu

Sheri Yu

Travel Manager
2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay

Ricardo Walkes

NSW Tour Manager
Paul White

Paul White

Handicap Manager

Contact us about the 2024 Trans-Murray Match Play

2023 William Buckley Classic

The 2023 William Buckley Classic

13th Beach Golf Links

October 20-22, 2023

William Buckley Classic

Battle for Bushranger Glory in the 18th Annual William Buckley Classic!

Tee it up for 36 holes of two-person Ambrose golf at the spectacular 13th Beach Golf Links (the home of the Vic Open) on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Play 18 holes (in carts) on both the Beach and Creek courses as you battle for trophies, prizes, and the all-important bragging rights. You'll also enjoy two nights of high-quality on-course accommodation at the well-appointed 13th Beach Golf Lodges.

Most importantly...you'll have heaps of fun!

ALL GOLFERS WELCOME!

2023 William Buckley Classic - Event Info

2023 is the 18th running of the William Buckley Classic, with the event returning to the magnificent Bellarine Peninsula.

Golfers will play on both the Beach and Creek courses, and stay on course at the 13th Beach Golf Lodges. The format for the weekend is an exciting 2-ball Ambrose for stableford points.

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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, 13th beach is a must-play for golfers of all skill levels.

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13th Beach Golf Lodges

Located on course, just a 2-minute stroll to the Clubhouse, these lodges feature luxurious and spacious Studio Rooms (with private patio area overlooking the stunning Beach Golf Course and Lake Murtnaghurt) as well as stunning 2 Bedroom Suites featuring 2 bathrooms, lounge/dining area, kitchenette and large outdoor patio area.

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William Buckley Classic Event format

Day 1 (The Advance)

Optional Warm-up

Get your weekend started early, (and scout the upcoming field of battle) with an optional warm-up round.

Day 2 (The Ambush)

Ambrose Stableford (Pairs)

The two-person teams play Two-Ball Ambrose Stableford. A rodeo rule is applied (minimum number of drives).  The day's stableford score is recorded as Round 1.

Day 3 (The Assault)

Ambrose Stableford (Pairs)

Team members battle together (side-by-side!) in an all-out assault, playing two-person team Ambrose Stableford, with a Rodeo rule applied. The day's score is added to Saturday's team score to create a two-round total.

2023 William Buckley Classic Itinerary

Friday October 20 From 1pm Casual (Optional Warm-up Game) 13th Beach short course Fun and casual. NTPs on all 9 holes.
Saturday October 21 8:48 - 10:09 One-tee 1-tee Round 1 13th Beach (Beach Course) 2-Person Ambrose
Sunday October 22 8:48 - 10:09 One-tee 1-tee Round 2 13th Beach (Creek Course) 2-Person Ambrose

The 2023 William Buckley Classic Package

Quad Share, 2-Bedroom Suite

$695 per person

  • 36 holes of golf, in carts, on Saturday & Sunday
  • Two nights' accommodation at 13th Beach Golf Lodge
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes
  • Complimentary Bushranger Accessories
  • Full event management, online portal and leaderboard

Twin Share
Deluxe Studio

$675 per person

  • 36 holes of golf, in carts, on Saturday & Sunday
  • Two nights' accommodation at 13th Beach Golf Lodge
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes
  • Complimentary Bushranger Accessories
  • Full event management, online portal and leaderboard

Single
Deluxe Studio

$975 per person

  • 36 holes of golf, in carts, on Saturday & Sunday
  • Two nights' accommodation at 13th Beach Golf Lodge
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes
  • Complimentary Bushranger Accessories
  • Full event management, online portal and leaderboard

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (Friday Golf)

$40 per person

  • Warm-up Round of golf on Friday
  • 9+ holes of golf on the 9-hole short course at 13th beach (option to play more)
  • NTPs on all holes, with a fun and relaxed atmosphere

A $250 deposit secures your place in this exclusive field.

Entries due NOW.

The William Buckley Classic Format

  • The William Buckley Classic is a 36-hole siege for teams of two playing two-ball ambrose.
  • Each team will be assigned a handicap by the organisers on the basis of official Australian handicaps and information supplied by the Bushrangers. The handicapper will be governed by a commitment to rewarding good play according to a player’s ability.

Rules:

  • Each member hits their shot, then chooses the best of the two, and continues play from there. Teams play their chosen best ball on each shot and may place their ball half a club length (about 50cms) from where the chosen ball lay, no nearer the hole. Balls must be placed in the same cut as the chosen ball. In the interests of fast play from tee to green, teams are NOT required to mark with a tee and precisely measure from the chosen ball as they play each shot. Once on the green, Bushrangers should mark near the chosen best ball so both team members play from near enough to the exact same position.
  • The event features a Rodeo Rule, which requires a minimum number of drives for each team member. Each team’s rodeo requirements will appear on their scorecard.
  • Nearest-the-Pin & Longest Drive: will be held as some usual tasty ‘side action’ between teams.

Playoffs:

  • In the event of a tie, a sudden-death playoff will be conducted. Teams play together as a twosome (taking alternate strokes playing one ball). Teams can determine the order as each member takes their first shot. This order is then continuous and carries over from one hole to the next until the playoff is decided.

The 2023 William Buckley Classic Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
The Card Network Logo
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Contact us about the William Buckley Classic

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

2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay

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