Aussie Home Loans Mackay – Summer of Golf – 2022/23
The Aussie Home Loans Mackay Veterans Summer of Golf will take place again this Summer, with a full season scheduled.
Seven rounds are scheduled to be played, commencing on Monday, 5th December, with a further two rounds to be played prior to Christmas. After a short break over the Christmas/New Year period, the competition will recommence on Monday, 9th January 2023 and will run through to the 30th January.
The weekly competition format is 18 Holes Medley Single Stableford, with prizes for the weekly winners and runners-up and a rundown based on numbers of players.
Aussie Home Loans Mackay are the sponsors of the event and provide weekly prizes to the winners as well as an overall prize for the 7 weeks of the competition. The Summer Season event has 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.
The Sarina Vets team has won the 2022 MVGA Interclub Shield by 30 points from Mackay following the fourth and final round of the Interclub Challenge Shield which was held at the Mackay Golf course on Monday, 22nd August 2022.
A field of 110 players took to the fairways of the Mackay Golf Club, with teams of 13 players from Black Springs, 52 players from Mackay, 26 players from Sarina and 19 players from Pioneer Valley.
The Mackay team returned the best overall score for the day of 273 points, followed by Sarina on 258 points. Black Springs scored 248 points and Pioneer Valley scored 242 points.
The best score of the day for the men, 36 points on a countback, was shot by Pat Crompton (Mackay), Handicap 20, followed by Runner-up Herman Van Uitert (Sarina), Handicap 18, also with a score of 36 points. Third best score was returned by Pat Schick (Mackay), Handicap 14 with a score of 35 points.
The best score of the day for the ladies, 37 points, was shot by Robyn Arthur (Pioneer Valley), Handicap 21, followed by Runner-up Jenny Nancarrow (Black Springs), Handicap 36 – shooting 36 points on a count back. Third highest score was returned by Wendy Grendon (Mackay), Handicap 15, also with a score of 36 points.