The Mackay and District & Proserpine Veteran Golfers Associations congratulate all the Veteran Men and Women Golfers who joined in the fun at the 2019 Wintersun Carnival - plan now for next year's Carnival from Monday 3rd August until Tuesday 11th August 2020

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.

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.

Planning is already under way to organise the 2020 Wintersun Carnival, provisionally scheduled for 3rd - 11th August 2020.

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

Two rounds at Proserpine on Monday & Tuesday, 3rd & 4th August

18 holes at Sarina on Thursday 6th August

18 holes at Pioneer Valley on Friday 7th August

Two rounds at Mackay on Monday & Tuesday, 10th & 11th August.

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

PROVISIONAL CARNIVAL SOCIAL CALENDAR

Monday 3rd August - Proserpine Golf Club
Live Music and Delicious Food from 4:30 to 7 pm -  approx. $10 per head. If possible, please book on the day before your round.

Tuesday 4th August - Proserpine Golf Club
Presentation Lunch continuous from 12:30 pm - included in Proserpine Classic/Championship Entry Fee.

Thursday 6th August - Sarina Golf Club
Presentation Lunch after field finishes - included in Sarina Classic Entry Fee.

Friday 7th August - Pioneer Valley Golf Club
Lunch after field finishes or at half-time - included in Pioneer Valley Classic Entry Fee.

Tuesday 11th August - Mackay Golf Club
Carnival Presentation Dinner 7:00 for 7:30 pm - included in Mackay Classic/Championship Entry Fee.

****  Guests 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 Phone: (07) 4942 3652  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

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM OF EVENTS 2020

PROVISIONAL WINTERSUN 72 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2020

Four round Championships – the prestige event of the Wintersun Carnival - Provisional Information.

Rounds 1 & 2  at Proserpine on Monday & Tuesday 3rd & 4th August 2020 (field limit 220)
Rounds 3 & 4  at Mackay on Monday & Tuesday 10th & 11th August 2020 (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.

PROVISIONAL PROSERPINE & MACKAY 36 HOLE CLASSICS - 2020

PROSERPINE 36 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Rounds 1 & 2 – Monday & Tuesday 3rd & 4th August 2020
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 10th & 11th August 2020
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.

PROVISIONAL SARINA & PIONEER VALLEY 18 HOLE CLASSICS - 2020

SARINA 18 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Thursday 6th August 2020 – 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 7th August 2020 – 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

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. Click the Club name to go to their web site.

Pioneer Valley Veterans Open – Provisionally Sat 18th July 2020 TBC.

Proserpine Women’s Open – Provisionally Fri 31st July 2020 TBC.

Proserpine Mixed Foursomes Open – Provisionally Sat 1st August 2020 TBC.

Proserpine Men’s Open – Provisionally Sun 2nd August 2020

Black Springs Veterans Open – Provisionally Fri 14th August 2020 TBC.

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

PROVISIONAL ABRIDGED CONDITIONS OF PLAY - 2020

  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 24th JULY 2020. All fees must be paid with the Entry Form. No fees can be refunded after FRIDAY 24th JULY 2020.

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

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

Proserpine Tourist Park

79 - 83 Anzac Road, Proserpine 4800 - phone (07) 4945 0490 for bookings

http://www.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au/464/Tourist-Parks

Proserpine Show Grounds

Expected to be available from Wed 29 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 after about April 2020.

Andergrove Van Park - Mackay

Phone - 1800 424 922 or (07) 4942 4922

Click on image above for the web site!

Nearby Events that you can play before Wintersun:
(Click on Club's name to go to that Club's web site)

Pioneer Valley Veterans Open
Provisionally Saturday 18th July 2020 - to be confirmed

Proserpine Women's, Mixed Foursomes and Men's Opens
Provisionally Friday 31st July - Sunday 2nd August 2020 - to be confirmed

And then stay on and play in the:

Black Springs Golf Club Veterans Open
Provisionally Friday 14th August 2020 - to be confirmed

Fee $35 includes lunch - closes Wednesday 5th August. Limited carts - phone to book.

Nomination Forms will be on the Club’s web site – www.blackspringsgolfcourse.com or (07) 4952 6446 or bsgc@bigpond.net.au.

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.