Sri Lankas Golf and as played in the land of origin of the game -Tradition lives on Now over 112 years Ryder Cup Styled , Annually unlike biennial Ryder cup . That is the Burdett Trophy since 1927 .This Contest started 25 years before Ryder cup and 112 years beforeEura-Asia Cup the Popular Similar formatted Match play styled game Between Asia and Europe. The former Europe vs. the US
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Burdett trophy since 1902 is the Golfing Contest to win between- between Royal Colombo Golf Club and Nuwara Eliya Golf club---like The Ryder Cup involves various match play competitions.
Unfortunately, Golf in Sri Lanka at present can only boast of its age. Not in Performance. The Present Union Secretary ANA known to be the man behind Cricket world cup win is trying hard to turn table. A Long arduous task considering extremely limited facilities at his disposal. Colombo City boasted three golf clubs probably century ago, Today there is only one –Royal Colombo Golf Club .Golf was neglected for reasons of being a Bourgeois game in this Island nation where Cricket is the most popular game –Talent s drawn to cricket more than golf. Cricket can be played in every empty street with a space of 100 sq. feet unlike golf. Equipment needed is just a bat .May be polpithi bats (a bat made of coconut leaf stem,
Game consist of fourball matches and four foursomes matches and singles
The winner of each match scores a point for his team, with ½ a point each for any match that is tied after the 18 holes. The winning team is determined by cumulative total points.
Enthusiastic preparation day before-- welcome cocktail
A foursome match is a competition between two teams of two golfers. On a particular hole the golfers on the same team take alternate shots playing the same ball. One team member tees off on all the odd-numbered holes, and the other on all the even-numbered holes. Each hole is won by the team that completes the hole in the fewest shots. A fourball match is also a competition between two teams of two golfers, but all four golfers play their own ball throughout the round rather than alternating shots.
Team size is eight . for the main event while recent 125 the anniversary trophy. Has no limit. As the objective is getting all to play
Burdett trophy -despite being the oldest has No television nor media coverage . Resulting in poor sponsorship As game at present does not draw much attraction. Even among the club ,members. As at present main feature that is contributing to lack luster is both teams are from the same club-Royal Colombo. Hence real competitive spirit is limited Time is ripe to change all this .This event can be transformed into a major sporting event in this island nation similar to that of in cricket (NCC vs SSC)and ruby ( CR HAVIS)
Potential is immense if exploited will certainly contribute to waking up of golf in Sri Lanka as inborn talent of target hitting is in ample supply. The nation that created Dill scoop, Doosara, Slinger .to the cricketing world.
This kind of event can help raise the level of enthusiasm among kids to take up Golf
Selection of teams. Is based on the invitation for the main team. While recently introduces 125 the anniversary is open to all interested provided both clubs have players to fill
Bothe clubs prepare in advance . host club spruce up the course. as seen during the past week or so attending to rough edges of the course.
Course - -Rain fed green green grass bearing the newly completed back nine with tiffeagle grass (for speedy surfaces)for true line putting.
Newly completed back nine gave the game true stature of real golf at speed of 11 or near, Heavy rain brought the course to a pristine state-- a beauty with rain fed lush green spreading the vast land filled with birds in flocks diving to ponds for fish
It was real rivalry Colombo vs Hill Country at the beginning during the era when Alien planters were ruling the hill capital Club .but not so now as both teams come from members of Royal Colombo golf club who are members in Nuwra eliya too.
The friendly game get even more friendlier and now has become a more of a fellowship . Where there is plenty of opportunity to cement friendship among golfers during the full days event and even before
This year 2014 event was held in Colombo ,Captained by the restless do,er Mike and the Hillly Club by Seasoned Kristo. Event won by Colombo. Last year it was Nuwara Eliya. Results Tally since inception is heavily in favor of Colombo Club
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, founded in 1889
The Royal Colombo Golf Club is the oldest Golf Club in Sri Lanka. Secodn in Asia
Established in before 1802
Burdett started in 1902
ROYAL COLOMBO GOLF CLUB Held On Saturday 29th November 2014
at Royal Colombo Golf Club 112th Burdett Trophy 2014,
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RESULTS - 112TH Burdett Trophy 2014
|112th Burdett Trophy 2014 - Burdett Foursomes |
Sanjeewa Wickramanayake(7) Rajeeve Rajapaksa (7) 5/4
L T Samarawickrama (11) S Wettimuny (9)
Primal Wijayanayake (9) 3/2 Kushal Johnpillai (5)
Chandana Weerasinghe (9) Srinath Rajapakse (9)
Micheal Perera Magala (9) 1/2 Ravindra S. Wijeguneratne (7) 1/2
W. A. K. Fernando(9) Srimath Dias Perera (11)
Sheron Fernando (4) 5/4 Suhayb Sangani (5)
Chandana Gunasekara (9) Wasantha De Silva (11)
Total 2 1/2 1 1/2
125th Anniversary Trophy 2014