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The 2021 William Buckley Classic

2021 is the 16th WBC and this year we return to Murrangurk's spiritual home at Barwon Heads near where Buckley lived for decades. We will play on the super courses at the 13th Beach Golf Links and stay on course at the lush quad-share apartments at the Barwon Heads Resort. We will play the traditional WBC format with 36 holes of 2-ball ambrose for stableford points.

A feature of the 2021 event is that we have scheduled an SGA Tour Event as our optional warm-up game on the Friday afternoon at the superb Lonsdale Links Golf Club. The event is on Friday October 22 with a two-tee start from 12:20pm. Entry is $87 to walk and an extra $25pp to share a cart.

When: Saturday & Sunday October 23 & 24
Where we stay: On course at The Barwon Heads Resort
Where we play: 13th Beach Golf Links - Beach (Saturday) & Creek (Sunday)
Who: You and your mates playing in two-ball ambrose teams
How much loot: $575 per person for the standard package.
How to enter:
Click here to book for the 2021 WBC
When to enter: Entries due Monday September 13
When to pay: Payments due Monday September 20

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. Bushrangers ride in luxury golf carts all the way to assist with coping with the rigours of the off-course activities. 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 - Click Here to Enter and for more info on what will be a great fun weekend, Email matt (at) bushrangergolf.com.au or call Matthew Pitt 0425 742 501.

The 2021 WBC Package

  • Two nights Quad-Share in a 2BR Apartment
  • Apartments are on-course at Barwon Heads Resort
  • 36 holes of golf:
    • Saturday The Beach Course (tee of from 11:40am)
    • Sunday The Creek Course (tee off from 9:48am)
  • Golf carts for both rounds
  • Loads of fun, good times, great golf, trophies & prizes
  • Entry: $575 per person

Optional Room Upgrades

Twin-Share in a 2BR Apartment   = $775 per person
Single Room in a 1BR Apartment    = $975 per person

COVID-19 Refund Policy & Safety Net

As you may have noticed, COVID-19 has introduced some uncertainty with all future plans. Please note two important points:

  • If the event needs to be cancelled or re-scheduled due to Covid restrictions, all golfers will receive full refunds.
  • If the restrictions at the time of the event mean that we can play golf but not use the accommodation, then:
    • We will proceed with the event with the accommodation component removed, and
    • All golfers will receive a full refund for a reduced entry price with the accom removed.
    • Golfers can withdraw from the event if they do not wish to play without the accommodation
We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and we will keep all entrants informed if and as required.

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 to book for the 2021 WBC. (Booking Link Coming Soon)

After booking, we will contact you with further details. Payment in full is required one month prior to the event.

Dress Requirements

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 don’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 players 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 side action between teams.

The Rodeo Rule: This is minimum drives for each team member and will be enforced. Each team’s rodeo requirements will appear on their scorecard.