Author: David Wilson

Bargara Vets Classic


Bargara Golf Club Veteran Golfers are holding their March Classic on Monday and Tuesday 4th & 5th March 2019.

The competition will be divided into four handicap divisions for men and three for ladies.  Men (division one) will play a stroke event, the remaining 3 divisions will be a stableford as will the 3 divisions for ladies.

Bargara Golf Club has a well prepared 18 hole golf course supported by a well stocked Pro Shop. The modern club house provides full facilities  for members and visitors, and visitors often comment on the friendly welcome that they receive.

Visit the Bargara Golf Club’s web site on

Click Here… to download a copy of the Nomination Form. Enquiries – 0400 424 423
or eMail:  

Contact Club Professional for cart hire – phone: 4159 2257

Vets 2019 Golf Season

2019 Golf Season Opening Day – Monday 4th February

Opening Day for the Veterans’ 2019 Golf Season is a Mixed American Foursomes sponsored by Palmview Retirement Village on Monday 4th February 2019.

A full program of Golfing has been organised for 2019  –  details of the Men’s and the Women’s Programs can be found by clicking the PROGRAMME tab in the Main Menu.

Some highlights in the calendar include –

Wintersun – 5th to 13th August – rounds at Proserpine, Sarina, Pioneer Valley and Mackay.

Interclub Competitions: Single Stableford – Men & Women: Thursday 2nd May – at Pioneer Valley;  Monday 3rd June – at Mackay;  Monday 24th June – at Black Springs & Thursday 18th July – at Sarina.

MVGA Championships 2019 – Men and Women – 10th & 17th June.

Just a reminder –

Vets Summer Golf continues each Monday at the Mackay Golf Club until Opening Day, except on the Australia Day Holiday.

AVGU Championships 2019


LAUNCESTON – TASMANIA  :  10 – 15 November 2019

Register before 15 December 2018 & receive $50 off the golfer package, chance to win your entry for free, 2 bonus entries in prize draws – top prize $5,000 golf trip to Thailand, best rooms and pricing at your preferred accommodation & VIP seating at Presentation Dinner.

For more information and to Register for the event, go to the Official Web Site:

Click Here… to download a copy of the official Brochure for the Championships.

Launceston Golf Club

The Championships are scheduled to get under way on the Monday with a Medley 4BBB Stableford, played on one of 4 courses, and the Championships proper will happen on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, playing on each of the three courses – Country Club Tasmania, Launceston Golf Club and the Riverside Golf Club.

There is also a comprehensive program of tours and other activities during the event for non-playing visitors, and pre and post event tour suggestions.

Special personalised tours can be arranged as listed in the “MORE TO DO” section of the website.

Country Club Tasmania

Typical options include activities such as the Cradle Mt Wilderness Experience – National Park Tour;  exploring the North East Winery on a  Coach Tour with Lunch at Lost Farm Links Golf Course;  or a trip to play the famous Barnbougle Dunes/Lost Farm Golf Courses at Bridport.

Mackay Vets Summer Golf

Mackay Vets’ Summer Golf Program

Due to popular demand, Mackay Veterans will run six “Monday Veterans” competitions over the Summer period following the Christmas Break-up on 26th November 2018.

Each Monday until Veterans’ Opening Day on 4th February 2019, excluding three “holiday” Mondays in this period, Vets will run a Medley Single Stableford event for Men and Women combined.

On the three “holiday” Mondays – Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the Australia Day public holiday – there will be no “Vets Only” competition – The Mackay Golf Club will be running events as usual on those days, open to all club golfers.

While the main Vets competition will be a Medley, i.e. Men and Women combined, there will be separate rundowns for Men and Women Vets and combined pin shots for the four pin-shot holes.

Timesheets will be a Medley format shotgun start rather than the normal format of specially designated men’s and women’s holes, so players can put their names down in any of the available slots on the timesheet.

The program is, of course, subject to the weather!

Click Here… for more details about the Vets’ Summer Golf program.


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.