About the golf tournament

The WACT4BBB Tournament is built around a series of handicapped team events over two stages under the normal rules of golf.

To play in this tournament you must

  1. Form a team of four amateur golfers
  2. Have one qualified captain.
  3. All members of the team must hold current golf link cards
  4. Must belong to the same golf course as a member
  5. No team can have more than 2 A Grade or 2 C Grade players.  For example:  AABB (eligible), AACC (eligible), ACCC (ineligible), ABBB (eligible), BBBB (eligible), AAAB (ineligible), ABCC (eligible)
  6. Pay a small entrance fee to participate in the event. $25 (GST exclusive) per qualifying trial.

After signing up, your team can participate in 8 rounds across 32 weeks at your designated local club for a chance to be flown from Melbourne, with all expenses paid, to Tasmania to represent your club and state and play in our finals tournament.

Handicap standards ( Golf Australia )

  • A Grade up to GA handicap 11.2
  • B Grade is 11.3 to 17.6 GA Handicap
  • C Grade would then be 17.7 GA handicap and above 

THE FINALS TOURNAMENT

The Australia/World Amateur 4BBB Champions Tournament Final: 12 November 2023 to 18 November 2023. The finals of the WACT4BBB will be played across four of the best and most recognised courses in Australia;

  • Cape Wickham,
  • Ocean Dunes,
  • Barnbougle Lost Farm and
  • Barnbougle Dunes. 

By joining you’ll get to live out your dream of being a professional golfer on ‘tour’ and get a chance at winning a coveted purple jacket and the title of Australia’s best 4BBB amateur team. And at worst, you’ll have a great excuse to play 8 more rounds than usual with some mates at your local club – it’s a win-win either way!

The winners of the 2023 tournament automatically qualify (free of charge) to defend their title in 2024.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE FINALS

20 teams across Australia will earn their Golden Ticket, to compete in the finals based on their total score throughout the prior qualifying trials. 

Two Golden Tickets can be won:

  1. As a lucky draw
  2. As a Captain Helper 

THE TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

There are four qualifying trials with 8 qualifying rounds throughout 2023, to allow for some down time between games.

TRIALS

DATE / ROUND

COST PER PLAYER (GST exclusive)

Qualifying trial 1

Feb/Mar 2023  Round 1/Round 2   

$25

Qualifying  trial 2

Apr/May 2023  Round 1/Round 2

$25

Qualifying trial  3

Jun/Jul 2023    Round 1/Round 2

$25

Qualifying trial 4

Aug/Sep 2023  Round 1/Round 2 

$25

 

Each qualifying trial will start with the Qualifying Round where one of your team qualifies as captain by finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in either A, B or C grade in the your clubs monthly medal round. 

The second round in each qualifying trial is the Captain + Team Qualifying Round.

Remember, even if you don’t qualify, complete both rounds and enter both cards for your chance to win the lucky draw Golden Tickets (a place at the finals).

THE FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

All amateur golfers (who are members of a private club and hold a golf link number handicap) can form a team, if one player of the team qualifies by placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the monthly medal (1st WACT4BBB Qualifier) of their grade, then that player becomes the captain of the team and takes the team to round two.

If more than one player of the team qualifies, then it is the highest qualifying player that shall be the Captain EG; player A comes 2nd and player B comes 1st, players C and D did not place. As 1st beats 2nd, player B would be the Qualified Captain.

All four members of the team record their positions/placing in both the Monthly Medal and WACT4BBB fields then entered on the WACT4BBB scorecard online. This becomes the Team’s score for round one.

THE SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

Led by your captain, your team will play and score each member of the team’s position/place in the second Monthly Medal round/( second WACT4BBB Qualifier) across the field. This completes round two. The two Qualifying Rounds are combined to make the teams scores easy.

After each qualifying  rounds, the Golden Tickets will be won and sent out!

These rounds (the Qualifying Round and the one Captain + Team Qualifying Round) Can be completed three more times to total 8 rounds over 32 weeks, but you can choose to enter only one qualifier or all four to see if your team can earn a golden ticket!

Sounds easy enough right? You probably play more golf than that in your sleep! After you’ve completed all your qualifying rounds and recorded your scores it’s then time to cross your fingers and picture yourself wearing a coveted purple jacket getting flown around Tasmania’s best golf courses.