Bargara Vets

Vet’s golf as we know it today commenced in the 1980’s and is administered by the Australian Veteran Golf Association through State and District bodies. There are over eight thousand Queensland Members in the 23 districts, which includes Wide Bay. Our area contains 17 clubs with Bargara having in excess of 270 members. Veteran golf provides a unique opportunity for men and women to enjoy each others company at a reasonable cost and on a regular basis. Bargara Vets play most Tuesdays during the calendar year and conduct a full fixture list of ‘open’ and ‘club’ events during the season. Additionally, Bargara has hosted a number of State and Regional Championship events in recent times. We welcome visitors at all times of the year.

2018 Life Member’s Day

A Beautiful English summer’s day greeted Vets for the annual Life Member’s day. Very cold and very windy ! It did not deter our golfers who came out in their winter woollies to support our Vet’s Life Members Dell Barratt and Bill Gelhaar. Winners in the Ladies were Fran Taylor(35 Pts), Kristine Davern(40 Pts) and Margaret King(39 Pts) in their respective Divisions. Cleaning up in the Men’s divisions were Des Ryan(42 Pts), Mark Smith(38 Pts), Wally Waugh(37 Pts) and Allan Mansfield(40 Pts). I was fortunate ehough to play with the delightful Marion May who put on a putting masterclass; well done Marion. Looking at the photos here, were Des and Bill brothers in a previous life?.

Fran Taylor

Ladies Div 1 Winner

Kristine Davern

Ladies Div 2 Winner

Des Ryan

Men’s Div 1 Winner

Allan Mansfield

Men’s Div 4 Winner

4BBB Championships

Well, just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, our new computer system threw an even bigger hissy fit and even the fag packets didn’t work this time. Stirling work by Captain Johnson has allowed us to bring you some of the results on the day, but now we have a partial list of the top Nett and Gross scores. In the Men’s event Peter Drummond rolled back the years to win, with partner Chris Wake, at the ripe old age of 87. Peter and Chris carded another 76 gross to give a final total of 152. To win a Club Championship at the age of 87 is a great achievement, well done Peter. They pipped runners up Vets Captain Ian Johnson and Ex-President John Archibald by a single shot. According to Jacko, Archie felt sorry “for the old boy” and missed a putt on purpose. I doubt that very much Jacko. In the Ladies event Julie Burton and Rae Le Bherz (159) safely held onto their first round lead to win by a comfortable 5 shots from 2nd placed Leone Burton and Kerry Gallagher. In the Ladies Nett event, fashion conscious Sallie Wake and Allison Jackson (124 Nett) made full use of their handicaps to come from behind to claim the Nett overall prize, along with that of Catwalk Queens, winning from 3 other pairs by 5 shots. The Men’s Nett event was won by Dennis Somers and Malcolm Turner (120 Nett) passing last week’s winners Rory Jackson and Brett Morris (Nett 123) by three shots. If you want to attend the Presentation after our next multi-round event being run by our new computer system don’t forget your sleeping bags!!! A list of the leaders in each category is available here. A detailed list of Winners, rundowns and pin / approach shots is available on our Golf Results page.

Vets 4BBB Championship Results

Men’s 4BBB Champions

Peter Drummond & Chris Wake (with coach Joyce)

Ladies’ 4BBB Champions

Julie Burton & Rae Le Bherz

Ladies’ 4BBB Nett Winners

Sallie Wake & Allison Jackson

Vets Monthly Medals

Chris Wake

Chris Wake

Men Division 1 Winner

Men’s Monthly Medal

Division 1 – Chris Wake (67)

Division 2 – Paul O’Neil (66)

Division 3 – Michael Anderson (67)

Division 4 – Alan Mansfield (65)

Gross: Div 1 – Chris Wake 75, Div 2 – Paul O’Neil 84, Div 3 – Michael Anderson 88, Div 4 – Ian Smallwood 94

Pat McKewen

Pat McKewen

Ladies' Division 1 Winner

Paul O'Neil

Paul O'Neil

Men's Division 2 Winner

Ladies Monthly Medal

Division 1 – Pat McKewen (72)

Division 2 – Chris Algie (69)

Division 3 – Janet Beer (69)

Gross: Div 1 – Robyn Robinson 88, Div 2 – Chris Algie 93, Div 3 – Janet Beer 97

Chris Algie

Chris Algie

Ladies' Division 2 Winner

Vets Corner

Trivia Corner

Not a wedding photo this time but a fantastic 12th hole greenside bunker shot from one of our Lady Vets during the Ladies Open and Closed Championships. The ball finished inside a metre from the flag for a tap in putt. Which veteran golfer is capable of such a great shot ?

Voice Of The Vets (June)

The VOV is a quarterly publication produced for Bargara Veteran Golfers. If you would like to make a contribution please contact our editor Elaine Kerr. June’s edition is available here.

VOV June 2018

Trivia Corner

I think most people got this one. Partially, because these two love birds have hardly aged a day!! Of course, it is Adrian and Jill Serra. Jill looking as beautiful as she still is now, you’re a lucky man Adrian. Thanks to Adrian and Jill for sharing their wedding photo with us.

Upcoming Golfing Events

Wide Bay Spring Carnival

The Wide Bay Spring Carnival is taking place in September this year and is being run by Coral Cove Golf Club. The carnival consists of up to 9 rounds of Veterans golf split into 2 days at Hervey Bay, Bargara, Bundaberg and Maryborough and a single day at Coral Cove. Entry forms are now available on the Vets Wide Bay Golf website.

Spring Carnival Dates :

Coral Cove – 30th August

Bundaberg – 2nd / 3rd September

Bargara – 5th / 6th September

Hervey Bay – 9th / 10th September

Maryborough – 12th / 13th September

Welcome To Vets Visitors

Visitors are welcome to join Bargara Veterans Golf Club for a yearly fee of $6 if they are not a member of another veterans group associated with a State or District body.

Green Fees

Visiting Vets who qualify as a genuine visiting golfer will be charged $20.  To qualify for this rate, a visiting veteran golfer must provide a Golflink number (or other documentary evidence) to the pro shop to prove they have played at least six competitive rounds of golf within the previous 12 months at his/her home club.  If a visitor is unable to provide this evidence they will be charged visitor rates of $26.

Eligibility To Compete

In nominated Bargara Vet’s Open Days competitors must be a member of a registered golf club, a veterans group associated with a State or District body and hold a current AGU handicap.  Proof of membership and handicap must be produced at registration.  Competitors in Open Days are eligible to participate in all trophy allocations, pin and approach shots and ball run down etc.

Closed Club Events

As indicated in the fixture book competitions are only able to be won by players who are full members of the Bargara Golf Club and the Bargara Vets.  Other veterans, visitors and temporary members are welcome to play, however such players are only eligible to participate in pin and approach shots and ball run down including runner up prizes.  Exceptional scores maybe rewarded at the discretion of the Match Committee.

Vets Competitions For 2018

Notable Events

  • Aged Championships 10th & 17th April
  • BUNGARA Shield 8th May (Bargara)
  • Queensland Vets State Championships 21st & 22nd May
  • 4BBB Championships 5th,12th June
  • BUNGARA Shield 3rd July (Bundaberg)
  • Vets Championships 25th Sep, 2nd October
  • AGM 30th October (11AM Shotgun)
  • Patron and Patroness Day 13th November
  • Sponsor’s Day 27th November (11AM Shotgun)

Monthly Medals

  • May 1st
  • May 29th
  • June 26th
  • July 24th
  • August 21st
  • September 18th
  • October 9th
  • November 20th (Medal Of Medals)

Wide Bay Events

Wide Bay Spring Carnival – 5th – 6th of September 2018 at Bargara Golf Club.

Wide Bay Closed Championships – 20th November at Maryborough.

Meet The Vets Committee

Bargara Veterans is administered by a Committee consisting of 12 members.




Russell Fisher

Russell Fisher

Vice President

Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson


Larry Lipscombe

Larry Lipscombe

Vice Captain

Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson


Allan Kerr

Allan Kerr


Brian Durnford

Brian Durnford

Events Co-ordinator

General Committee Members

Allan Carter

Maureen Hall

Peter Landon

Barry Tryhorn

Jan Fisher

Carolyn Mason

Ross Hunter

Veteran’s Club Sponsors

The Veterans Club greatly appreciates the support and sponsorship of these businesses and organisations.

Coral Coast Physio

Contact Us

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