cordially invite all Veteran Men & Women Golfers to join the fun at the
COUNTDOWN TO WINTERSUN 2018
Less than a Week left to Nominate for WINTERSUN 2018 Nominations Close Friday!
Closing Date - Friday 27th July 2018 ready for the first Rounds at Proserpine on 6th & 7th August.
Get your Nomination in by filling in the web form below or by downloading a pdf file containing a printable Nomination Form.
We ask that, whatever method you use for nominating, if you would consider paying the nomination fees directly to the Vet's Bank Account - details on the forms.
DRAWS, SCORES and RESULTS
You will be able to find the Draws, Scores and Trophy Winners on this page before and during the Wintersun Tournament.
Draws will be available a few days before each event, and may be found on some of the host club's sites also. Keep watching here for the latest information about the Carnival.
Taylor Set To Defend Title
2017 Men's Champion Alan Taylor from Maroochy River Club will be defending his title in this year's carnival, starting his campaign in Proserpine on 6th August.
Alan's handicap has been dropping during the last six months, now sitting at 4.5, and he is hopeful of being able to maintain the good results.
However, 2016 Champion Greg Ellis from Forster-Tuncurry Club is returning to the Tournament this year, and is planning to give Alan a run for his money.
Ellis's handicap has also improved over the last few months, now sitting at 1.2, so we are expecting some fierce battles for the 2018 crown between these two players and several other A Graders playing the event.
The Wintersun Veteran Golfers Carnival is held annually at four different golf courses in and around Mackay over nine days.
The 2018 Carnival starts with two rounds at Proserpine on 6th & 7th August, followed by 18 holes at Sarina on Thursday and 18 holes at Pioneer Valley on Friday. The Carnival ends with the final two rounds of the Championships on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th August , with a Presentation Dinner on Tuesday night at Mackay.
All events in the Tournament are held under the auspices of the QVGA.
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 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.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS 2018
Four round Championships – the prestige event of the Wintersun Carnival
Rounds 1 & 2 at Proserpine on Monday & Tuesday 6th & 7th August 2018 (field limit 220)
Rounds 3 & 4 at Mackay on Monday & Tuesday 13th & 14th August 2018 (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 Women’s Open – Fri 3rd August 2018
Proserpine Mixed Foursomes Open – Sat 4th August 2018
Proserpine Men’s Open – Sun 5th August 2018
Pioneer Valley Men’s Open – Sat & Sun 4th & 5th August 2018
Pioneer Valley Veterans Open – Thu 16th August 2018
Black Springs Veterans Open – Fri 17th August 2018
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.
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
Why not stay on and play:
Pioneer Valley Golf Club Veterans Open
Thursday 16th August 2018
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 $30.00 with entry - includes lunch and trophies. Book Buggies early.
Closing Date: 9th August 2018. Late nominations will be accepted.
Black Springs Golf Club Veterans Open
Friday 17th August 2018
Nomination Forms on the Club’s web site –
www.blackspringsgolfcourse-com-au.com or (07) 4952 6446 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry Fee $30.00 with entry - sausage sizzle and trophies. Book Buggies early.
Closing Date: 8th August 2018.
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 1 August $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
Nominate over the Web Here!
Nominations Close on Friday 27th July 2018
Please Note: When you tap the "Submit" button, your entry will be checked to ensure that the mandatory fields have been filled in.
If there is an error, the field will be highlighted in pale red. Please check after tapping the Submit button that you are taken to the Confirmation Web Page, and if not, check for any fields highlighted as errors.
The Wintersun Committees gratefully thank our sponsors and partners for their valued contribution to again ensure the success of this event - 24 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.