Aussie Mackay – Summer of Golf – 2021
After the hiatus for Vets competitions in 2020, the Aussie Mackay Vets Summer of Golf took place again this Summer, albeit a shortened season.
Although 8 rounds were originally scheduled, COVID-19 resulted in the 2020 rounds being abandoned, and the weather caused the event to be reduced to 2 rounds on Mondays, 18th and 25th January – a great warm-up for the opening of the Vets 2021 season on 1st February.
The weekly competition format was 18 Holes Medley Single Stableford, with prizes for the weekly winners and runners-up and separate rundowns for men and women based on numbers of players. Pin shots were open to both men and women.
Both rounds attracted big fields of Veterans, 81 playing in Round 1 and an extraordinary field of 112 in Round 2. Due to the numbers indicating that many Vets are interested in playing Golf in the “off-season”, the Committee has schedules another Summer Series for the 2021-2022 summer.
Aussie Mackay sponsored the event and provided weekly prizes to the winners. Mackay Veteran’s Golf thanks Aussie Mackay for this most generous support of the Vets who took part in these events. The Summer Season events have been well supported over the last few years, which shows that there are plenty of Veteran women and men golfers who wish to play all year round. Another Summer Series has been scheduled for the 2021/2022 Summer.