The 2019 William Buckley Classic
2019 is the 14th WBC and this year we return to Murrangurk's spiritual home on the Bellarine Peninsula near where Buckley lived for decades. We will play at Anglesea Golf Club and Torquay Sands and stay on course at the lush apartments at the Peppers Resort in Torquay. We will play the traditional WBC format with 36 holes of 2-ball ambrose for stableford points. A feature of the 2019 event is that we have the option of either a twin-share room or a single room. As always, we have scheduled an optional warm-up game on the Friday afternoon on the Bellarine peninsula (venue tba). Once again we will play a fun matchplay event on Friday arvo – we will split everyone into two teams (Buckley’s vs Murrangurk's) and have a set of single matches with the losers buying the winners dinner after golf. Friday tee times kick off from 1:00pm.
When: Saturday & Sunday November 16 & 17
Where we stay: On course at Peppers Resort at The Sands Torquay
Where we play: Anglesea Golf Club (Saturday) & the Sands Torquay (Sunday)
Who: You and your mates playing in two-ball ambrose teams
How much loot: $459 pp twin-share OR $599 pp single room.
How to enter: Click here
When to enter: Entries due Friday October 4
When to pay: Payments due Friday October 11
The WBC is for teams of two players and the format is an exciting blend of 2-ball ambrose and stableford over 36 holes of golf. Entries as teams of two is encouraged; however, singles can be matched together into teams. The WBC is an open event that anyone can enter - to join in on what will be a great fun weekend, Click here or call Matthew Pitt (03) 5433 3213. Bushrangers ride in luxury golf carts all the way to assist with coping with the rigours of the off-course activities. The WBC does carry points in the BRG Player of the Year award and, as is the custom at our social weekend events, there is an added bonus for the very keen early starters with a warm up event on the Friday. This year will be either at The Beach Course at 13th Beach OR Barwon Heads Golf Club – we are still negotiating with the courses.
The 2019 WBC Package
Two nights in twin-share apartments at Peppers Resort
36 holes of golf:
- Saturday Anglesea Golf Club
- Sunday The Sands Torquay
Golf carts for both rounds
Full Buffet Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
Loads of fun, good times, great golf, trophies & prizes
Package 1 Entry: $599 pp for Single Room (inc Wifi)
Package 2 Entry: $459 pp for Twin-Share (inc Wifi)
The Event Format
The William Buckley Classic is a two-man team event. Each player is assigned a handicap relative to the rest of the field, which is used to calculate the team handicaps. The format is two-player-best-ball-ambrose-stableford. Each team plays two ball ambrose and accumulates stableford points according to their assigned team handicap. The competition is played over two 18-hole rounds: one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The team with the best score after 36 holes are the winners.
Entry in the WBC is open to all golfers who enjoy a thwack. To enter, simply click here or call Matthew Pitt on (03) 5433 3213 and we will register your booking. Payment in full is required one month prior to the event.
Bushrangers should note that the courses require neat casual dress on the golf course. This means shirts with a collar, slacks and tailored shorts. Alas, no denim is permitted on course. So donâ€™t bring ripped clothing, rock'n'roll gear, board shorts or generally shabby attire to wear while golfing your ball. What you do in your own room is up to you. Golf shoes must have soft spikes.
Some Tournament Details
The Format: is ambrose best-ball played between teams of two.
The Rules: Since slow play is a potential problem for our gangs, these rules are designed to encourage play in the right spirit and at the right pace. 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. Team members can play in any order on a shot. Putting: 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.
Handicapping: Each team will be assigned a handicap by the organisers on the basis of official AGU handicaps and information supplied by the Bushrangers. The handicapper will be governed by a commitment to rewarding good play according to a playerâ€™s ability.
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.
Nearest-the-Pin & Longest Drive: will be held as some tasty â€˜side actionâ€™ between teams.
The Rodeo Rule: This is minimum drives for each team member and will be enforced. Each teamâ€™s rodeo requirements will appear on their scorecard.