Broken Hill Open Amateur

16 - 17 September 2017
Broken Hill Hole 1

The Broken Hill Open Amateur was introduced to the calendar in 2016.

The Broken Hill Golf Club is a magnificent 18-hole course, five minutes from the heart of one of Australia’s most captivating outback towns. The excellent couch fairways; bent grass greens and quality hole designs are contrasted by the red earth of its Australian desert backdrop and the local native wildlife of kangaroos, emus, lizards, wombats and the occasional turtle present across the layout.

It’s an excellent golf course in a truly spectacular location and Golf Victoria encourages as many golfers as possible to consider taking the time to both enjoy a special golf experience and discover a fascinating part of Australia.

Further information on the Broken Hill Golf and Country Club can be accessed here

Detailed information on all aspects of Broken Hill itself can be found here

Player Information

Date: Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 September 2017
Venue: Broken Hill Golf & Country Club
Format: 36-Hole Stroke or Stableford (Men & Women - 18-Hole option available)
GA Handicap Limit: 36.4 (Men) 45.4 (Women) at date of entry

36-Hole Entry Fee: $50 (Stroke), $40 (Stableford)
18-Hole Entry Fee: $30 (Stroke), $20 (Stableford)
Note: Entry fee for Broken Hill GC members will be 50% of the nominated price

Inclusions: Light lunch on both days

Entries Close: 5:00pm on Friday 25 August 2017 or prior if a capacity field is reached

Event Organiser: Michelle Hui (Golf Events Coordinator)
E-mail: michelle.hui@golfvic.org.au
Phone: (03) 8545 6207

NOTE: Unfortunately due to low numbers the event has now been cancelled for 2017

News & Results

2016

Round 2 - Saturday 22 October
Final Men's Results - inc. Trophies
Final Women's Results - inc. Trophies
Men's Gross Leaderboard
Women's Gross Leaderboard
Men's Nett Leaderboard
Women's Nett Leaderboard
Photo Gallery


Broken Hill Rd 2

Local members Ross Mackay and Jenny Stephenson have won the respective men’s and women’s titles at the inaugural Broken Hill Open Amateur which concluded today (Saturday 22 October) at the magnificent Broken Hill Golf and Country Club.

While blue sky and bright sunshine greeted players for day two, the gale-force southerly winds again created extremely difficult scoring conditions for the 60 players which took to the outback golfing gem.

Deputy Principal at the Willyama High School in Broken Hill, Mackay won the men’s title with a closing round of 76 for a 36-hole total of 153 with Queensland’s Peter Hannah four strokes behind on 157 after a second round of 81. Alexandra’s Peter Phillips finished in third position with a final day 80 for a total of 158.

The handicap section honours also went to Broken Hill local Ernie Wheeler, with a nett (handicap reduced) total of 141 from a handicap of 19 including a closing round of 73. Wheeler survived a final round challenge from club-mate Danny O’Connor who also closed with a nett 73 from a handicap of 13 for a total of 143.

Just seven nett scores of par or better were returned by both the men’s and women’s fields over the two days, highlighting the scoring difficulty created by the southerly winds.

The women’s championship was taken out by Broken Hill’s Jenny Stephenson who improved on her opening round of 81 with a second day 79 for a two-round total of 160. Stephenson won by 14-strokes from newly crowned 2016 Victorian Senior Women’s Champion, Judy Kruger on 174 after a closing 87.
Women’s handicap section honours saw a Yarrawonga quinella with Sharyn Wilson taking the winner’s trophy with a 36-hole tally of 154 from a handicap of 22, including a final day 154. With a two-round total of 156, Anna Castles was runner-up on a countback from Judy Scarrott of Curlewis.

Following the staging of the Victorian Men’s and Women’s Senior Amateur Championships earlier in the week at Mildura, a number of players took the opportunity to travel to this iconic Australian outback town and experience the superbly presented Broken Hill layout which only became a santa-anna grass fairway and grass green course in the mid-1990’s.

Golf Victoria is extremely appreciative to Broken Hill course owners Tony and Joseph Carrazza, General Manager Glenn Williams, Broken Hill members and the clubhouse and course staff for supporting the event and doing everything possible to make the inaugural Championship a wonderful experience, especially for the visiting players.

The first of many Broken Hill Open Amateurs to come, Golf Victoria will work with course management to set aside a weekend in October 2017 for the 2nd edition of the Championship.

With a golf course of exceptional quality, including the subtle routing of holes in a multitude of directions; the spectacular backdrop of red earth foothills and an abundance of native wildlife including emus and kangaroos wandering freely around the property, Broken Hill Golf and Country Club offers a truly special golf adventure.

Round 1 - Friday 21 October


Broken Hill Rd 1

The inaugural Broken Hill Open Amateur teed off today (Friday 21 October) on the picturesque Broken Hill Golf and Country Club set amongst the red earth and native bushland of the Australian outback.

On a multi-seasonal weather day of sun and rain, wild southerly winds moved in around lunchtime as players were commencing the opening round of the two-day event and set the scene for difficult scoring conditions during the afternoon.

In the men’s section only three players broke 80, headed by Peter Hannah from Pelican Waters with a fine three-over 76. Broken Hill’s Ross Mackay trails by a stroke on 77 with Alexandra’s Peter Phillips a further shot back with a 78.

Local knowledge was the order of the first day in the handicap section with Broken Hill local, Ernie Wheeler leading the way with a nett (handicap reduced) score of 68 from a handicap of 19. Wheeler holds a two-stroke advantage from fellow Broken Hill member, Danny O’Connor and Thaxted Park’s Murray Chirgwin who both returned nett 70’s.

Broken Hill’s Jenny Stephenson heads the women’s section after an excellent 81 in the ever present gale to hold a four-stroke lead over Judy Scarrott from Curlewis. Recently crowned 2016 Victorian Senior Women’s Champion, Judy Kruger trails by a further two-strokes after an opening 87.

Outside of the stroke section leaders, the next best women’s nett score came from Yarrawonga’s Sharyn Wilson with a nett score of 76 from a handicap of 22.

Following the staging of the Victorian Men’s and Women’s Senior Amateur Championships earlier in the week at Mildura, a number of players have taken the opportunity to travel up to this unique and quintessential Australian outback town and experience the superbly presented Broken Hill layout which only became a santa-anna grass fairway and grass green course in the mid-1990’s.

With a quality course design, including the subtle routing of holes in a multitude of directions; backdrop of red earth foothills and native wildlife including emus and kangaroos wandering freely around the property, Broken Hill Golf and Country Club offers a truly special golf adventure.

Tomorrow’s second and final round will commence at 9am local time.

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