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Early Notice – Wintersun

Veteran Golf Holidays in Queensland

Planning a Golfing Holiday in Queensland? Take in the awesome scenery and sights in the Whitsundays, Mackay, Capricornia and Wide Bay while playing some of the best country golf courses in the state!

The Three-Carnivals Sunshine State circuit starts with the Wintersun Carnival – 3rd to 11th August – where you can also tour places such as the famous Whitsunday/Airlie area, Mackay and the Pioneer Valley, Eungella National Park and the Sugar Shed at Sarina. Click Here… for more information.

From there you can move on to the Tropic of Capricorn Carnival – 17th to 25th August – featuring Rockhampton, Yeppoon and the Capricorn Resort Championship Golf Course, and magnificent views over Keppel Bay on the coast drive to Emu Park. Click Here… for more information.

The final Carnival – the Wide Bay Veteran Golfers Spring Carnival – runs from 29th August to 16th September. Based around the golf courses on the Fraser Coast, there is much to see and do in Bundaberg, Maryborough, Bargara, Hervey Bay and the surrounding areas. Click Here… for more information.

Of course, if you fancy exploring more of North Queensland before playing in Wintersun, there are many golf clubs with active and friendly veteran groups in most of the larger towns, so you can sneak in a game in between taking in the sights from the Daintree, Port Douglas, Atherton Tableland, the Cassowary Coast, Townsville and Magnetic Island and more, including the shooting location of the movie “Australia” – the city of Bowen. You can get an idea of planned Veteran Golf events in the north by visiting the QVGU web site – Click Here…

Early Notice – Capricorn Carnival

Veteran Golf Holidays in Queensland

Planning a Golfing Holiday in Queensland? Take in the awesome scenery and sights in the Whitsundays, Mackay, Capricornia and Wide Bay while playing some of the best country golf courses in the state!

The Three-Carnivals Sunshine State circuit starts with the Wintersun Carnival – 3rd to 11th August – where you can also tour places such as the famous Whitsunday/Airlie area, Mackay and the Pioneer Valley, Eungella National Park and the Sugar Shed at Sarina. Click Here… for more information.

From there you can move on to the Tropic of Capricorn Carnival – 17th to 25th August – featuring Rockhampton, Yeppoon and the Capricorn Resort Championship Golf Course, and magnificent views over Keppel Bay on the coast drive to Emu Park. Click Here… for more information.

The final Carnival – the Wide Bay Veteran Golfers Spring Carnival – runs from 29th August to 16th September. Based around the golf courses on the Fraser Coast, there is much to see and do in Bundaberg, Maryborough, Bargara, Hervey Bay and the surrounding areas. Click Here… for more information.

Of course, if you fancy exploring more of North Queensland before playing in Wintersun, there are many golf clubs with active and friendly veteran groups in most of the larger towns, so you can sneak in a game in between taking in the sights from the Daintree, Port Douglas, Atherton Tableland, the Cassowary Coast, Townsville and Magnetic Island and more, including the shooting location of the movie “Australia” – the city of Bowen. You can get an idea of planned Veteran Golf events in the north by visiting the QVGU web site – Click Here…

Early Notice – Spring Carnival

Veteran Golf Holidays in Queensland

Planning a Golfing Holiday in Queensland? Take in the awesome scenery and sights in the Whitsundays, Mackay, Capricornia and Wide Bay while playing some of the best country golf courses in the state!

The Three-Carnivals Sunshine State circuit starts with the Wintersun Carnival – 3rd to 11th August – where you can also tour places such as the famous Whitsunday/Airlie area, Mackay and the Pioneer Valley, Eungella National Park and the Sugar Shed at Sarina. Click Here… for more information.

From there you can move on to the Tropic of Capricorn Carnival – 17th to 25th August – featuring Rockhampton, Yeppoon and the Capricorn Resort Championship Golf Course, and magnificent views over Keppel Bay on the coast drive to Emu Park. Click Here… for more information.

The final Carnival – the Wide Bay Veteran Golfers Spring Carnival – runs from 29th August to 16th September. Based around the golf courses on the Fraser Coast, there is much to see and do in Bundaberg, Maryborough, Bargara, Hervey Bay and the surrounding areas. Click Here… for more information.

Of course, if you fancy exploring more of North Queensland before playing in Wintersun, there are many golf clubs with active and friendly veteran groups in most of the larger towns, so you can sneak in a game in between taking in the sights from the Daintree, Port Douglas, Atherton Tableland, the Cassowary Coast, Townsville and Magnetic Island and more, including the shooting location of the movie “Australia” – the city of Bowen. You can get an idea of planned Veteran Golf events in the north by visiting the QVGU web site – Click Here…

Vets Summer Golf – Final Results

Aussie Mackay – Summer of Golf Competition – Final Results

Lex Flack has scored the highest total score in the six-round Aussie Mackay Veterans’ Summer Golf Series which commenced on Monday 2nd December 2019 and ended on Monday 20th January 2020.

Lex shot to the lead in the fifth round, leap-frogging over Captain Greg. Lex finished with a total score of 219, Greg coming in second just four points behind.

FINAL RESULTS – Click Here... to download the provisional final results of the series, round-by-round.

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. Overall, 144 members participated in the event, with 26 members playing all six rounds, and 91 playing 3 rounds or more.

The weather was kind to us this year, all six rounds of the event were able to be played. Accordingly an overall winner’s prize will be presented to the player with the highest aggregate stableford score over all completed rounds.  This prize will be presented on Mackay Veteran’s Opening Day which is scheduled for Monday 3rd February, 2020.

Aussie Mackay provided the weekly prizes as well as the prize for the overall winner. Mackay Veteran’s Golf thanks Aussie Mackay for this most generous support and encourages all Vets to come out and take part in these events. The Summer Season events were well supported this summer, which shows that there are plenty of Veteran women and men golfers who wish to play all year round. The committee has scheduled another Summer Series for the 2020/2021 Summer.

Vets 2020 Golf Season

Big Program for Vets 2020 Golf Season

A full program of Golfing has been organised for 2020  –  details of the Men’s and the Women’s Programs can be found by clicking the PROGRAMME tab in the Main Menu.

The year starts with the final 3 rounds of the Aussie Mackay Summer Series of Golf, the final round being on Monday 20th January, weather permitting.

Opening Day for the Veterans’ 2020 Golf Season is on Monday 3rd February. The competition will be a Mixed American Foursomes sponsored by AAA Mining Consumables, with an overflow for any gentlemen who are unable to find a lady partner for the day.

Some highlights in the calendar include –

Wintersun – 3rd to 11th August – rounds at Proserpine, Sarina, Pioneer Valley and Mackay.

Interclub Competitions: Single Stableford – Men & Women: Monday 20th April – at Black Springs;  Thursday 21st May – at Sarina;  Monday 22nd June – at Mackay & the final round on Thursday 16th July – at Pioneer Valley.

MVGA Championships 2020 – Men and Women – 8th & 15th June.

To date, the Mackay Veterans Summer Golf mixed events, sponsored by Aussie Mackay have been well supported. Consequently the Committee has again scheduled similar mixed events in the calendar for the 2020-21 summer.

Queensland Vets Championships

QVGU Queensland Championships – 18th & 19th May 2020

The Queensland Veterans Closed Championships will be staged on Monday & Tuesday, 18th & 19th May 2020 at the Parkwood Golf Club on the Gold Coast.

The Parkwood Golf Club is located on the Gold Coast just inland from Southport with fantastic amenities for non golfing partners. So why not make a holiday and enjoy some golf at the same time. The Club has recently undergone significant upgrades, and provides players with a pristine, par 71 Championship layout. The 18 hole, 6043 metre course is perfect for serious golfers, or for those looking for a social round with friends or family. Click Here… to go to the Club’s Web Site.

Nomination Forms, Conditions of Entry and additional information is now available on the QVGU web site www.qvgu.com.au/championships/.

Click Here… to download the Men’s Entry Form.

Click Here… to download the Ladies’ Entry Form.

Parkwood Seniors and Veterans Golf Club has approx. 200 members all of whom are member of the Parkwood Golf Club – we are very active Vets club and are putting our best foot forward to provide you with great hospitality and a well organised tournament

Three types of commercial accommodation have been suggested, which we hope will suit your requirements or how you may be travelling – as a group or individually.

A limit of 224 players, ladies and men, has been established, and it is planned to conduct the tournament with am and pm shotgun starts on each day. Should the number of entries exceed 224, a ballot will be conducted with players on the highest handicaps being balloted out. Whilst the draws will be random, you can request to be paired with another player (not fours) to assist players travelling together to play together or, at least, at the same time of day.

We are mindful that vets from all areas of the state should be afforded the opportunity to compete, so the committee has resolved that Parkwood members be subject to entry quotas, pending the level of entries, which will close on Friday 24 April.

Entry fees remain at $55 and a fleet of golf carts will be available for hire. An extensive prize list, which will include concurrent stableford events, is assured. Please read the terms and conditions carefully – no entry will be accepted until payment is received. Payment will only be received by Direct Debit or cheque – details are on the entry form.

Entries will be a matter for individuals, made directly to the Secretary of Parkwood Seniors and Veterans Golf Club – (refer nomination forms). Please address any questions to Tony Kent, Secretary, Parkwood Seniors & Veterans Golf Club; Mob: 0459 990 691; Email: tony.kentbridge@bigpond.com

All Veteran Golfers from around Queensland are encouraged to participate.

AVGU Championships 2020

Australian 2020 Veterans Golf Championships

30th November – 4th December 2020

The 2020 Australian Veterans Golf Championships will be hosted by the Black Bull Golf Club in partnership with the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort located on the Murray River – on the border between NSW and Victoria, not far from Albury.

The three courses that will be played over the tournament are the Black Bull Course, the Yarrawonga Murray Course and Yarrawonga Lakes Course. All three courses are recognised as top 100 public access courses in Australia. Over the past few years the Murray has become the most travelled golfing destination in Australia due to the fantastic facilities that our town and surrounding area has to offer.

For more information and to download the Nomination Form, go to the Black Bull web site – AVGU 2020 Championships page by Clicking Here…

From the Annual General Meeting

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD

Forty-five members attended the Annual General Meeting of the Mackay Veteran Golfers Association Inc. held at the Mackay Golf Club starting at 10:30 am on Monday 14th October 2019.

The reports presented by the President, the Treasurer and the Captains were received and adopted by the meeting, as was the financial statement for the 2018-19 financial year.

Because no nomination had been received for the position of President, nominations were called from the floor, and Russell Griffin was nominated. As only one nomination was received for each of the executive positions, those people were declared elected to the relevant position:

  • President: Russell Griffin
  • Vice-President (Male): David Dunkley
  • Vice-President (Female): Margaret Griffin
  • Secretary: Sue Rowlinson
  • Treasurer: Pat Crompton
  • Men’s Captain: Greg Lingard
  • Ladies Captain: Aileen Kenny
  • Tournament Director: Tony Bell

Duncan Robertson and Elspit Mulherin were again appointed as  Patron and Patroness respectively of the Association for the year 2019/20.

VALE DAVID HISKINS – The meeting observed a minutes silence in memory of long time Veteran, David Hiskens, who passed on 22 January this year. The President spoke of the large contribution by David to the Association and the Golf Club over many years. In particular, David was well known for his dedication to the “Dads’ Army” working bee.

Greg Mulhall is continuing David’s legacy and organising the regular “Dads’ Army” working bee, meeting at the golf course on Wednesday mornings for 3 hours from about 6 am.  The volunteers perform a variety of tasks and save the Club tens of thousands of dollars each year. We still need new people to come and help, so if you are reasonably fit and would like to start helping, contact Greg Mulhall and he will explain everything about the work that is carried out by Dad’s army. Even if you can’t commit to every Wednesday  or to the full time span, I am sure Greg would be able to discuss various options with you.

As we are now into a new financial year, annual membership subscriptions of $10 are now due.

If you can, it would be appreciated if you would pay the $10 subscription by direct credit into the Veteran’s bank account at BOQ, the details of which are:-      BSB: 124-954   Account: 22614381.

AVGU Championships 2019 – Results

AUSTRALIAN VETERANS GOLF UNION CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 – RESULTS 

LAUNCESTON – TASMANIA  :  10 – 15 November 2019

The Championships got under way on the Monday with a Medley 4BBB Stableford, played on one of 4 courses, and the Championships proper were played on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, playing one round on each of the three courses – Country Club Tasmania, Launceston Golf Club and the Riverside Golf Club.

There were Championship events for Stableford, Gross and Nett scores. You can download the full results of the Champioships by Clicking Here… for the Complete Results.

Four Mackay Vets members – Jacko Jackson, Peter Wellington, Bob Boyd and Tony Bell played in the Championships but, although having a great time on and off the golf courses, none was able to feature in the trophy list.

Out of a total field of 469, 94 were Queensland Vet golfers, 34 of whom were from clubs north of the Sunshine Coast. With this strong representation, Queensland was able to post a number of winners – Peter Clarke from Atherton was the overall Mens Stableford Champion (105 points), Norm Mitchell (City) won the Mens A Grade Stableford, Graeme Finn (Mt Coolum) won the Mens B Grade Stableford, Alan Dwyer (Millaa Millaa) won the Mens C Grade Stableford, Jeff Hogan (Redland Bay) won the Mens Age Group 55-64 Stableford and Warwick Heathcote (Maroochy River) won the Mens Age Group 65-69 Stableford event.

More information may be found for a time on the Official Web Site:
www.gogolfing.net.au/vets2019

Wintersun – Results

WINTERSUN 2019
KEVIN DALTON & HELEN TEYS ARE THE CHAMPIONS.

The Proserpine, Sarina, Pioneer Valley and Mackay rounds of the Wintersun Carnival have been completed.

Kevin Dalton and Helen Teys are the 72 Hole Wintersun Champions and Kevin Dalton and Margaret Attwood are the Wintersun Mackay Classic Champions. Trophies were presented at the Presentation Dinner at the Mackay Golf Club that night.

Please go to the Wintersun Home Page for the links to the Story and Scores.

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