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 - starting on Monday 5th August until Tuesday 13th August 2019!

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 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 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 2019

WINTERSUN 72 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 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.

PROSERPINE & MACKAY 36 HOLE CLASSICS - 2019

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

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

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:
Queensland Veteran Golfers Union

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 Thursday – 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.

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 bsgc@bigpond.net.au.

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.