Bundaberg Golf Club’s

Burnett Cup 2024

Key Dates:

Nominations Close: Wednesday 10th January 2024

Calcutta: Saturday 13th January 2024

Men’s Burnett Cup 1st Round: Saturday 20th January 2024

Ladies Burnett Cup 1st Round: Saturday 10th February 2024

What is the Burnett Cup?

The Burnett Cup is the Wide Bay’s Premier Matchplay Golf Event. Starting in mid-January, over 100 teams of 2 compete in a knock out competition for a prize pool of $7200.


The Plate

For those unlucky enough to be knocked out in the first round, they are entered into the Peter Hitchcock Plate (men) or Penny Tieniker Memorial Plate (ladies). The plates are then played alongside the Burnett Cup, with both Cup and Plate winners being crowned on the same day. 

The Calcutta

One of the highlights of the Burnett Cup is the Calcutta night held before the first round. A night of laughter, drinks and ‘high-finance’ is always in store. Some take it quite serious, pooling their resources into a syndicate, and studying the nominations to decide who they are going to back. Others are just there to try their luck. 

  • All of the teams are raffled off. Make sure you buy plenty of raffle tickets as you never know your luck which team or teams you might draw in the raffle. You could turn a tidy profit just by drawing a sought-after team.
  • Each team is then auctioned off with 50% of the sale price going back to the person who drew that team in the raffle. If you drew a team in the raffle, you may want to go on to buy them in the auction as your bid price is effectively halved as 50% of the purchase price is returned to you.
  • Team owners are then paid out based on their teams finishing position, with the owners of the winning team usually earning several thousand dollars.


 2024 Schedule

Nominations Close: Wednesday 10th January 2024

Calcutta: Saturday 13th January 2024

Date Men’s Burnett Cup Men’s Hitchcock Plate Ladies Burnett Cup Ladies Tieniker Plate
Sat 20th January 1st Round
Sun 21st January 2nd Round 1st Round
Sat 3rd February 3rd Round 2nd Round
Sat 10th February 4th Round 3rd Round 1st Round
Sun 11th February Quarter-Final Quarter-Final Round 2 Round 1
Sat 17th February Semi-Final Semi-Final Semi-Final Semi-Final
Sat 24th February Final Final Final Final