Peter Wellington (Mackay) about to hit his second shot on the 9th hole at Pioneer Valley Golf Club with Tony Bell looking on at the third round of the Veterans’ Interclub Competition.


Black Springs wins Veterans Interclub Shield for second year in a row

On Monday, 16th July, 25 brave Mackay Veteran golfers travelled to Black Springs to play in the final round of the Mackay & District Veteran’s Shield for 2018. Going into the final round Black Springs were leading Sarina by one point with Mackay a further 14 points behind.

The leading men’s score of the day, 40 pts, was returned by Bob Stafford  and the runner up was Bruce Bailey on a count back. The leading ladies score, 41 pts,  was returned by Jenny Nancarrow and the runner up was Kelly Cooke on 40 points. All four players were from Blacks Springs. Bob Byrnes (40 pts) was the leading scorer from the Mackay representatives.

On the day Black Springs compiled a great total of 311 pts, followed by Mackay with 298, Pioneer Valley with 263 and Sarina with 261. As a result, Black Springs took out the Shield once again with a total of 1207 points. Mackay came in second on 1179 points followed by Sarina on 1156 and Pioneer Valley on 1071. Click on the following link for progressive results.

Mackay Veteran Golfers Association would like to thank all those Mackay Vets who participated this year. Last year we came in third but improved our position to second this year. Perhaps next year we go that little bit extra and claim the Trophy. It appears that Mackay goes better without its so called leader, Pat Crompton.