WINTERSUN 2019 IS COMING
Nominations will shortly be invited for Wintersun 2019, when we will welcome Veteran Golfers to enjoy the fun and challenges of four superb golf courses in the Mackay - Whitsundays region.
Scroll down to read about Wintersun and the Program of Events and keep watching this site for the release of the Nomination Forms for 2019.
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. Planning for the 2019 Carnival is under way.
The 2019 Carnival starts, 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 end with the final two rounds of the Championships at Mackay on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August, with a Presentation Dinner on the Tuesday night at the Mackay Golf Club.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (07) 4942 3652 Mob: 0437 826 220 or
Pat Crompton - Email: email@example.com Phone: (07) 4942 4985 Mob: 0402 868 539.
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.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS 2019
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.
You might like to play an advance round at Pioneer Valley and Proserpine before Wintersun, and perhaps stay on for a few days to play another local course in the Black Springs Veterans Open.
Pioneer Valley Veterans Open – Sat 20th July 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
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 Union web site:
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 Thursday – ring Club – (07) 4956 1761
BLACK SPRINGS: every Thursday – ring Club – (07) 4952 6446
You might like to play some of these events in the district before Wintersun:
Pioneer Valley Veterans Open
Saturday 20th July 2019
Proserpine Women's, Mixed Foursomes and Men's Opens
Friday 2nd August - Sunday 4th August 2019
And then stay on and play in the:
Black Springs Golf Club Veterans Open
Friday 16th August 2019
Fee $35 includes lunch - closes Wednesday 7th August. Limited carts - phone to book.
Nomination Forms on the Club’s web site – www.blackspringsgolfcourse.com or (07) 4952 6446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Inquiries can be made to Roger in the Pro Shop, phone (07) 4945 1337.
Andergrove Van Park - Mackay
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.