THE MACKAY AND DISTRICT & PROSERPINE VETERAN GOLFERS ASSOCIATIONS

invite all Veteran Men and Women Golfers to join in the fun at the 2019 Wintersun Carnival from Monday 5th August to Tuesday 13th August 2019.

PRE-VIEW of WINTERSUN 2019

Plans are under way to welcome Veteran Golfers to Wintersun 2019, starting on the first Monday in August 2019.

Scroll down to read about Wintersun and the  provisional Program of Events.

Click the button to read the story and results for Wintersun 2018.

The Wintersun Veteran Golfers Carnival is held annually at four different golf courses in and around Mackay over nine days. The next Carnival is being planned for 2019.

The 2019 Carnival is provisionally planned to start as always on the first Monday in August,  with two rounds at Proserpine on 5th & 6th August, followed by 18 holes at Sarina on Thursday and 18 holes at Pioneer Valley on Friday. The Carnival will provisionally end with the final two rounds of the Championships on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August , with a Presentation Dinner on Tuesday night at Mackay.

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

It is expected that the invitations to nominate for the 2019 Carnival will be issued in about April/May 2019. We urge you to pencil this event into your diary for 2019 to be sure that you don't miss this premier event of the Veteran golfing calendar. 

For more information, contact the  Tournament Director:
 Tony Bell - Email tony@belltec.com.au Phone: (07) 4942 3652  Mob: 0437 826 220   or
Pat Crompton - Email: patandbrenda@bigpond.com Phone: (07) 4942 4985 Mob: 0402 868 539.

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 reuest 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.

       
 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 2019

WINTERSUN 72 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2019 - PROVISIONAL

Four round Championships – the prestige event of the Wintersun Carnival

Rounds 1 & 2  at Proserpine on Monday & Tuesday 5th & 6th August 2019 (field limit 220)
Rounds 3 & 4  at Mackay on Monday & Tuesday 12th & 13th August 2019 (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 & MACKAY 36 HOLE CLASSICS - 2019 - PROVISIONAL

PROSERPINE 36 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Rounds 1 & 2 – Monday & Tuesday 5th & 6th August 2019
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 Presentation Luncheon on Tuesday (included in nomination) will be available continuously from 12:30 pm. An additional fee applies for non-playing guests at the luncheon.

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

MACKAY 36 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Rounds 1 & 2 – Monday & Tuesday 12th & 13th August 2019
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.

The Wintersun Presentation Dinner (included in nomination) will be held at Mackay Golf Club, 7:00 for 7:30 pm.  Non-playing guests may attend for an additional fee. Presentations for the 2 rounds and the 72 hole Championships will be made at this function.

SARINA & PIONEER VALLEY 18 HOLE CLASSICS - 2019 - PROVISIONAL

SARINA 18 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Thursday 8th August 2019 – 18 hole event at Sarina Golf Club, approximately 25 minutes south of Mackay.
Morning field (2-tee start), from 7:30 am – Men & Women: Single Stableford.

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.

PIONEER VALLEY 18 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Friday 9th August 2019 – 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 for early starters and at half time for later starters. Trophy Presentation will be held after the field finishes. An event not to be missed on this great par 72 18-hole layout.

OTHER CLUB'S EVENTS AROUND THE SAME TIME

Provisional Information Only - To Be Confirmed early in 2019

Proserpine Women’s Open – Fri (2nd) August 2019

Proserpine Mixed Foursomes Open – Sat (3rd) August 2019

Proserpine Men’s Open – Sun (4th) August 2019

Pioneer Valley Men’s Open – Sat & Sun (3rd & 4th) August 2019

Pioneer Valley Veterans Open – Thu (15th) August 2019

Black Springs Veterans Open – Fri (16th) August 2019

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

You can find details from the Queensland Veteran Golfers web site.

REGULAR VETERANS COMPETITIONS

MACKAY: every Monday – contact Pat Crompton – (07) 4942 4985

PROSERPINE: every Tuesday – contact Kathryn Borer 0427 473 639

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

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

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

ABRIDGED CONDITIONS OF PLAY - 2019 - PROVISIONAL

  1. Each player must be a financial member of a registered Golf Club and have a current Golf Australia Handicap.
  2. Each player must be a financial member of a Veteran or Lady Veterans Golf Club.
  3. Playing Handicaps for each round on each course will be the player’s GA Handicap on the day or days specified by the Match Committee, adjusted for Slope Rating. If the Match Committee provides score cards with the Daily Playing Handicap recorded, that handicap is deemed to be the player's Daily Playing Handicap for that round.
  4. Grades for each event will be allocated based on the player’s GA Handicap or Daily Playing Handicap applicable on the day or days determined by the Match Committees for each of the separate events that make up the Wintersun Carnival. For each of the multi-round events, the grade allocated for Round 1 of that event will be retained by the player for the remaining rounds of that event, but may be different from the grade allocated for another event.
  5. Handicap ranges for Grade allocation will depend on nominations, with a view to attempting to even out numbers in each grade.
  6. The Rules of Golf shall apply and any local rules that are in operation at the time of the event.
  7. 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.
  8. All fees must be paid with the Entry Form. No fees can be refunded after the close of nominations.

Why not stay on and play:

Pioneer Valley Golf Club Veterans Open
Thursday 15th August 2019 (T.B.C.)

Tee off from 9.00am using No. 1 and No. 10 tees. Nomination Form on the Golf Club’s web site –
www.pioneervalleygolf.com or ring on (07) 4959 1277.  Entry Fee T.B.A. with entry - includes lunch and trophies. Book Buggies early.

Closing Date: 8th August 2019 (T.B.C.). Late nominations will be accepted.

Black Springs Golf Club Veterans Open
Friday 16th August 2019 (T.B.C.)

Nomination Forms on the Club’s web site –
www.blackspringsgolfcourse.com or (07) 4952 6446 or bsgc@bigpond.net.au.  Entry Fee T.B.A. with entry - sausage sizzle and trophies. Book Buggies early.

Closing Date:  7th August 2019 (T.B.C.).

ACCOMMODATION FOR WINTERSUN

Looking for van park accommodation for Wintersun? You could check these out . . . .

Proserpine Tourist Park

79 - 83 Anzac Road, Proserpine 4800 - phone (07) 4945 1554

Proserpine Show Grounds

from Wed 31 July $15/night including gas. Just choose your site - John or Lorna will find you for your fees.

Andergrove Van Park

40 - 68 Beaconsfield Road East, Andergrove, Mackay 4740. www.andergrovevanpark.com - 1800 424 922 - (07) 4942 4922

The Wintersun Committees gratefully thank our sponsors and partners for their valued contribution to again ensure the success of this event - 25 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.