Author: David Wilson

Vet’s Christmas Break-up

Mackay Veterans’ Golf
Closing Day 4BBB Competition &  Christmas Dinner
Monday, 26th November 2018

The 2018 Veterans Closing Day Competition will be a 4BBB competition sponsored by CMR Recycling, starting at the usual time on Monday 26th November 2018.
This will be followed by the annual Veterans Closing Day/Christmas Dinner after the competition, commencing with Presentations at 6.15 pm and Dinner served at 6:30 pm – Book by Wednesday 21st November.

As usual, non playing partners are also invited to attend.

Please note that this year, due to increased costs associated with the dinner, everyone attending is required to make a payment of $10.00 towards the cost of the dinner.  The cost includes a two course buffet meal, a budget for beer, wine and soft drinks and a few ham raffles.

The Mackay Golf Club has kindly offered to do the table bookings through their time sheet system however you must book and pay the $10 per head fee at the time of booking via the time sheet. The process is the same as booking a tee time – just select 26th November and book into Veterans Closing Day Dinner.

You can book as an individual or make a group booking, however please be aware you will need to pay for the number of people you book.  If you have any problems please call the Office on 4942 1521 for assistance. If you don’t have computer access or if you are unable to book and pay online please contact Pat Crompton on 0402 868 539 and he will arrange the booking for you.

For catering purposes we need to know final numbers by Wednesday 21st November 2018 at the very latest, so bookings must close on that Wednesday. It would be appreciated, however, if you could book and pay as soon as possible.

The starting time for the dinner has been chosen to allow you to go home and change, and to bring back your partner if they do not play golf.

Sponsored by:

CMR Recycling

Annual General Meeting


Forty-four members attended the Annual General Meeting of the Mackay Veteran Golfers Association Inc. on Monday 8th October 2018.

Only one nomination was received for each of the executive positions, those people being declared elected to the relevant position:

  • President: Bill Eccles
  • Vice-President (Male): David Hinder
  • Vice-President (Female): Margaret Griffin
  • Secretary: Pat Crompton
  • Treasurer: Bob Boyd
  • 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 2018/19.

The Secretary also advised that Lex Flack had agreed to serve on the the Mackay & District Veteran Golfers Association, replacing Bob Boyd.

Greg Mulhall also advised that all members are welcome to join in the regular working bee known as Dad’s Army, that meets 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 and Secretary Pat will start collecting these as from next Monday so don’t forget to bring along an extra $10.

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.


Scores & Results

Scores & Results for Wintersun.

Competition scores and the list of Trophy Winners for each of the five events that made up the Wintersun Carnival are now on the Wintersun Carnival Home Page.

The Wintersun Carnival ran from 6th to 14th August – two rounds at Proserpine, 1 round each at Sarina and Pioneer Valley and finally two rounds at Mackay. The four rounds – Proserpine and Mackay – are combined to form the Wintersun Championships.

To read the scores and results for any of these events, go to the Wintersun Home Page and follow the links to each of the lists by clicking on the relevant button.