Wintersun is Back -The Mackay District and Proserpine Veteran Golfers invite all Vet Golfers and friends to join us for a week of great golfing in the Mackay - Whitsundays.

Nominations are now invited - click on the "Nominate" button to go to the web entry form or to download a printable form.

NOTE: SARINA CLASSIC NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED - Field Limit has been reached! Proserpine, Pioneer Valley and Mackay events are still open.

KEVIN DALTON and HELEN TEYS - 2019 WINTERSUN CHAMPIONS

Kevin Dalton and Helen Teys have won the 2019 Wintersun 72 Hole Championships determined after the final round of the Carnival played in Mackay.

Click on the "Story & Scores" button below to check the results for each event of the 2019 Wintersun Carnival and to read a brief story about how each round unfolded.

Note that the progressive story for 2021 will replace the 2019 story once the 2021 Carnival commences.

The Wintersun Veteran Golfers Carnival is held annually at four different golf courses in and around Mackay over nine days, starting as always on the first Monday in August.

The 2021 Wintersun Carnival is scheduled for 2nd - 10th August 2021.

Events: Proserpine, Sarina, Pioneer Valley and Mackay Golf Clubs:

Two rounds at Proserpine on Monday & Tuesday, 2nd & 3rd August

18 holes at Sarina on Thursday 5th August. Nomination are now CLOSED for Sarina.

18 holes at Pioneer Valley on Friday 6th August

Two rounds at Mackay on Monday & Tuesday, 9th & 10th August.

*** Click on the Club Name to go to that Club's web site. ***

CARNIVAL SOCIAL CALENDAR

Monday 2nd August - Proserpine Golf Club
Unfortunately the Music and Delicious Food planned from 4:30 to 7 pm has had to be cancelled.

Tuesday 3rd August - Proserpine Golf Club
Lunch continuous from 11:00 am - included in Proserpine Classic/Championship Entry Fee.

Thursday 5th August - Sarina Golf Club
Presentation Lunch after field finishes - included in Sarina Classic Entry Fee.

Friday 6th August - Pioneer Valley Golf Club
Lunch - progressive after the round- included in Pioneer Valley Classic Entry Fee.

Tuesday 10th August - Mackay Golf Club
Carnival Presentation Dinner- 7:00 for 7:30 pm - included in the Mackay Classic and Wintersun Championships Entry Fee. Note that numbers and format may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions applying at the time.

**  Non-playing partners are welcome to attend social events for a nominal fee.  **

All events in the Tournament will be held under the auspices of the QVGU.

We urge you to consider joining us for this premier event of the Veteran golfing calendar.

For more information, contact the  Tournament Director:
 Tony Bell - Email: tony@belltec.com.au - Mob: 0437 826 220   or
Sue Rowlinson - Email: suer54@internode.on.net - Mob: 0438 787 295.

MORE ABOUT WINTERSUN

Draws for each competition will be published for your convenience on this web site or on the host club's web site several days prior to the event.

MOTORISED BUGGIES: The organisers will arrange the hire of all motorised buggies where requested. Please note, however, that at some courses, the availability of buggies is limited, and early nomination with your buggy request is suggested. All available carts will be controlled by the local Veterans Club through your nomination, so please do not try to book carts directly with the Clubs.

TEE TIMES: Whilst the organisers will make every effort to allocate a special tee time requested for medical reasons, we cannot guarantee that your request can be met. At both Proserpine and Mackay, players will be drawn in the morning field for one round and in the afternoon field for the other round, unless otherwise decided by the Tournament Committee.

THE GOLF COURSES: Click on the images below to be taken to the web pages of the participating Golf Clubs.

       
 2 Rounds - 18 hole course 5781/5440 metres easy walking Par 71/73   2 Rounds - 18 hole course 5777/5270 metres easy walking Par 71   1 Round - 18 hole course 5825/4938 metres easy walking Par 71   1 Round - 18 hole course 5781/5440 metres easy walking Par 71/73

PROGRAM OF EVENTS 2021

WINTERSUN 72 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2021

Four round Championships – the prestige event of the Wintersun Carnival.

Rounds 1 & 2  at Proserpine on Monday & Tuesday 2nd & 3rd August 2021 (field limit 220)

Rounds 3 & 4  at Mackay on Monday & Tuesday 9th & 10th August 2021 (field limit 230)

Men: Single Stroke – Women: Single Stableford – Tee times from 6:30 am Gross (Men only) and Nett events in three grades.

Proserpine and Mackay are holding 36 hole and 18 hole events in conjunction with the Championships.  Nomination for the Championships includes your entry in the 36 and 18 hole events.

Players may nominate for Proserpine or Mackay only – refer to the Proserpine and Mackay events for detailed information.

PROSERPINE 36 HOLE CLASSIC - 2021

PROSERPINE 36 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Rounds 1 & 2 – Monday & Tuesday, 2nd & 3rd August 2021 36 holes event; Morning and afternoon fields (2-tee start), morning field from 6:30 am.

Men: Single Stroke – Women: Single Stableford – Gross (Men only) and Nett events in three grades, with a Golden Years event in conjunction (Men – over 75 years, Women – over 70).

Round 1 and Round 2 - 18 hole nett events are held in conjunction with the 36 hole event.  Nomination for the Championships or the 36 hole event includes your entry in the 18 hole events.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the day on Monday and Tuesday.  A Luncheon on Tuesday (included in nomination) will be available continuously from 11:00 am. An additional fee applies for non-playing partners at the luncheon.

Presentations for the 2 rounds will be held at Proserpine on Tuesday at the conclusion of the day’s competition.

To go to the Proserpine Golf Club's web site, click on the picture above, which shows a view of the Proserpine Golf Course, or Click Here... for Facebook.

MACKAY 36 HOLE CLASSIC - 2021

MACKAY 36 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Rounds 1 & 2 – Monday & Tuesday, 9th & 10th August 2021 - 36 hole event; Morning and afternoon fields (2-tee start), morning field from 6:30 am.

Men: Single Stroke – Women: Single Stableford – Gross (Men only) and Nett events in three grades, with a Golden Years event in conjunction (Men – over 75 years, Women – over 70).

Round 1 and Round 2 - 18 hole nett events are held in conjunction with the 36 hole event.  Nomination for the Championships or the 36 hole event includes your entry in the 18 hole events.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the day on Monday and Tuesday.

A Carnival Presentation Gala Dinner will be held on Tuesday, 7:00 for 7:30 pm, at the Mackay Golf Club. The Dinner is included in the Entry Fee for the Mackay Classic and the Wintersun 72 Hole Championships. Non-playing partners may attend for a nominal additional fee.

Note that numbers and format of the Presentation Gala may be affected by any COVID-19 restrictions applying at the time.

To go to the Mackay Golf Club web site, click on the picture above, which shows a view of the first and eighteenth holes.

SARINA 18 HOLE CLASSIC - 2021

SARINA 18 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Thursday 5th August 2021 – 18 hole event at Sarina Golf Club, approximately 25 minutes south of Mackay. Shotgun Start at 9:30 am, (Registration from 8:15 am) – Separate Men & Women competitions: Single Stableford.

(Note: Men and Women are able to play in the same group if requested.)

A Trophy Presentation lunch will be held at the clubhouse after the field finishes (included in nomination).

A superb 16-hole moderately hilly layout – recommended that you book early if you require a motorised cart. For this event, players will play 16 holes and be allocated "par" for holes 17 & 18.

To go to the Sarina Golf Club Web Site, click on the picture above, which shows a view of Sarina Golf Course looking down the 4th Fairway.

PIONEER VALLEY 18 HOLE CLASSIC - 2021

PIONEER VALLEY 18 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Friday 6th August 2021 – 18 hole event at Pioneer Valley Golf Club, Mirani approximately 40 minutes west of Mackay. Morning field (2-tee start), from 8:00 am – Men & Women: Single Stableford.

A lunch (included in nomination) will be available after the round (progressive from about 11.30 am to 1.00 or 1.30 pm). Trophy Presentation will be held after the field finishes. An event not to be missed on this great par 72 18-hole layout.

To go to the Pioneer Valley Golf Club web site, click on the picture above, which shows a view of the Pioneer Valley Golf Course across the main dam.

OTHER CLUB'S EVENTS AROUND THE SAME TIME

You might like to play an advance round at Proserpine before Wintersun, and perhaps stay on for a few days to play another event or two - eg the Black Springs Veterans Open and/or the Pioneer Valley Veterans Open. Click the Club name to go to their web site.

Proserpine Women’s Open – Friday 30th July.

Proserpine Mixed Foursomes Open – Saturday 31st July.

Proserpine Men’s Open – Sunday 1st August.

Black Springs Veterans Open – Wednesday 11th August.

Pioneer Valley Veterans Open – Thursday 12th August.

Tropic of Capricorn Veterans Carnival – 16th-24th August after Wintersun.

Wide Bay Veteran Golfers Spring Carnival – 28th August - 13th September.

Many other North and Central Queensland clubs hold Veteran Golf events before and after Wintersun.

You can find details from the Queensland Veteran Golfers Union web site (Click Image): Queensland Veteran Golfers Union

REGULAR VETERANS COMPETITIONS

MACKAY: every Monday – contact Pro Shop – (07) 4942 1362

PROSERPINE: every Tuesday – contact Pro Shop (07) 4945 1337

PIONEER VALLEY: every Thursday – ring Club – (07) 4959 1277

SARINA: every Thursday – ring Club – (07) 4956 1761

BLACK SPRINGS: every Thursday – ring Club – (07) 4952 6446

ABRIDGED CONDITIONS OF PLAY - 2021

ABRIDGED CONDITIONS OF PLAY

  1. Each player must be a financial member of a registered Golf Club, have a current Golf Australia Handicap and be a financial member of a Veteran’s or Lady Veteran’s Golf Club affiliated directly or indirectly with the Australian Veteran Golfers Union Inc.
  2. Playing Handicaps for each round on each course will be derived from the player’s GA handicap on a day or days designated by the Match Committees, adjusted for Slope. A handicap pre-printed on the official score card issued to a player is deemed to be that player’s Daily Playing Handicap for that round.
  3. Players will be allocated into Grades for each of the several events based on the player's GA Handicap or Daily Playing Handicap applying on the day or days determined by the relevant Match Committees. A player’s grade will be fixed for each event but may not be the same grade as allocated for the daily rounds and for the other multi-round events.
  4. Handicap ranges for Grade allocation will depend on nominations, with a view to attempting to even out numbers in each grade.
  5. The Rules of Golf shall apply and any local rules that are in operation at the time of the round.
  6. A player can win only one major trophy at each 18 or 36 hole event. The 72 hole championship is a separate event and does not affect/is not affected by trophy allocations for the other events.
  7. Nominations close FRIDAY 23rd JULY 2021. All fees must be paid with the Entry Form. No fees can be refunded after FRIDAY 23rd JULY 2021.
NOTE: At both Proserpine & Mackay, players will be drawn in the morning session (tee-off approx 6:30 am to 8:30 am) for one round and in the afternoon session (tee-off approx 11:00 am to 12:30 pm) for the other round unless otherwise decided by the Tournament Committee.

ACCOMMODATION FOR WINTERSUN - check these out . . . .

Proserpine Tourist Park

79 - 83 Anzac Road, Proserpine 4800 - phone (07) 4945 0490 for bookings, or Email proserpine.touristpark@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au

If Caravaners mention they are with Wintersun on booking in, they will have a reduction in cost.

Proserpine Show Grounds

Caravan sites at the Show Grounds are not available this year.

And in Mackay...

Here are just a few  of the many Caravan Parks in and around Mackay. Search "Caravan Parks around Mackay" for more details.

Andergrove Van Park

Ph: (07) 4942 4922

Central Tourist Park Mackay

Ph: (07) 4957 6141

BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park

Ph: (07) 4955 1496

Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Resort

Ph: (07) 4954 6375

BIG4 Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park

Ph: (07) 4954 9334

 

Other Veteran Golf  Events & Carnivals to Play around Wintersun

(Click on Club's Name or Link to go to that site.)

Proserpine Women's, Mixed & Men's Opens

Friday 30th July - Sunday 1st August 2021

Black Springs Golf Club Veterans' Open

Wednesday 11th August 2021

Pioneer Valley Veterans Open

Thursday 12th August 2021.

There are quite a number of other 1 to 3 day Veteran Opens in North Queensland prior to Wintersun. For information, check the program on the QVGU web site (www.qvgu.com.au/tournaments/) or contact the clubs directly. 

The Wintersun Committees gratefully thank our sponsors and partners for their valued contribution to again ensure the success of this event - 26 years and still going strong.

To visit the web sites of our Naming Sponsor, click on the image below. Please also click on the sponsors' logos, which will also take you to their web pages, to see what services they can offer to you.