The Interclub Challenge Shield is back again in 2023.

The Mackay & District Veteran Golfers Shield is a four round inter-club competition between the three clubs in the Mackay and District Veterans Golf Association - Mackay, Pioneer Valley and Sarina. Please note Black Springs is not included in the competition this year. The new format means there will be two games played at the Club who hosts the last day. Each club fields a team of players to play a Single Stableford competition and the best 8 scores from each team is summated to be the team's score for the day. The lowest total score over the four rounds determines the winner of the shield.

The four rounds of the 2023 Shield competition have been scheduled:

  • Sarina - Thursday 20st April
  • Mackay-Monday  15th May
  • Pioneer Valley - Thursday 1st June
  • Sarina - Thursday 31st August

Normally, each round starts with a shotgun start at 9:30 am followed by a light lunch after the event. Note that as many players from each club as wish are welcome to play, however the host club may restrict the number of players from other clubs depending on the capacity of the course.

Sarina won the Shield in 2022 and Captain John is confident that the strength of our members puts us in a good position to regain the Shield in 2023.

Nominations for the first round at Sarina are now open with the Nomination Sheet on the Vets Notice Board in the Clubhouse.