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.

Vets 4 Person Ambrose

Gayle Ryan, Des Ryan, Kaye Nicholls, Bob Nicholls

Mixed Winners

4 Person Ambrose is always an enjoyable event and Vets turned out in force for our Mixed, Ladies and Men’s 4 Persons Competitions. Winners in the Mixed were Gayle and Des Ryan and Kaye and Bob Nicholls winning by just 1/8th of a shot from Chris Wake, Peter Drummond, Sallie Wake and Marg Taylor. In the Ladies Jenine Smith, Jan Fisher, Chris Bloem and (the missing) Mary Price took the honours. More of these events please Captain !!!

Jenine Smith, Jan Fisher, Chris Bloem

Ladies Winners

Medal Of Medals / November Monthly Medal

Chris Wake (Nett 66)

Men’s Medal Of Medals D1 Winner

November D1 Monthly Medal Winner

Paul O’Neill (Nett 60)

Men’s D2 Medal Of Medals Winner

November D2 Monthly Medal Winner

Michael Anderson (Nett 67)

Men’s D3 Medal Of Medals Winner

The final Monthly Medal of the year combined with the Medal Of Medal finals made for some really close encounters not of the third kind. In the Men’s D1 the winner was decided not only on countback, but it was so close it went to countback of the last 3 holes. Chris Wake just pipping Des Ryan for the Medal of Medals and Monthly Medal prize with Nett 66. In the Men’s D2 Paul O’Neill came in with an incredible Nett 60 to win both the Medal of Medals and the Monthly Medal. D3 saw Michael Anderson claim the Medal of Medals with a Nett 67 and Geoff Irwin take the Monthly Medal prize with a Nett 64. D4 Medal Of Medals was claimed by Alan Mansfield with a Nett 69, the daily prize going to Robert Allan with a great score of Nett 61. The Ladies also produced some close finishes. In D1 Bernie Fitzgerald took both titles with a Nett 69 edging out Julie Brown by 1. Janine Smith, in D2, took the Medal of Medals title with a Nett 70 but was beaten by countback in the Monthly Medal comp by Robyn Warren. Finally, in D3 Sandy Dawson produced a Nett 69 to take the Medal of Medals prize with the Monthly Medal going to Babs Behs with a Nett 67. The Christmas Party / Presentation Night is December the 10th, tables are filling up fast, so book your spot now to see all our winners collect their prizes and celebrate Christmas with all your Veteran golfing playing pals.

Bernie Fitzgerald (Nett 69)

Ladies D1 Medal Of Medals Winner

November D1 Monthly Medal Winner

Jenine Smith (Nett 70)

Ladies D2 Medal Of Medals Winner

Sandy Dawson (Nett 69)

Ladies D3 Medal Of Medals Winner

Patroness Day Winners

Di Collins (38 Pts)

Ladies D1 Winner

Chris Bloem (42 Pts)

Ladies D2 Winner

Christine De Martin (37 Pts c/b)

Ladies D3 Winner

Don McKewen (42 Pts)

Men’s D3 Winner

Vets Championships R2

Leone Collins

D3 Gross Winner

Ross Hunter

D3 Nett Winner

Jan Johnson

D3 Nett Winner

The 2nd round of the Vets Championships wasn’t about playing good golf, that would not have been good enough, you had to play good golf in a howling wind. Our 6 smiling Vets here did just that. How many rounds were destroyed by the wind ? Mine certainly was and my playing partners. So well done to these players and also to the other overall Championship winners. Jan Johnson makes her second appearance in a week on the website with her win in the Division 3 Nett group, I think your handicap has gone out far enough now Jan – perhaps you should have entered the Ladies Classic afterall. A full list of winners and the various pin and approach shots is now available on our Golf Results webpage

Greg Gallagher

D1 Gross Winner

Chris Algie

D2 Gross Winner

Paul O’Neill

D2 Gross Winner

Vets Corner

Trivia Corner Teaser

This one is a cracker. Married for 50+ years and both members of our Golf Club for 11 years. Both our blushing bride and groom have played prominent roles within the Club over the past few years. I would never have got this from the bride but the groom gave it away for me.

Voice Of The Vets (Dec)

The VOV is a quarterly publication produced for Bargara Vets. If you want make a contribution please contact our editor Elaine Kerr. December’s edition is available here. Our photo this month from a past Xmas Cheer day.

VOV December 2018

Trivia Corner Answer

What a great photo, Wendy’s lovely smile gave it away for me. Fantastic sideburns Ross. Thanks to Ross and Wendy Sturwohld for sharing their wedding photograph.

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.

Ian "Chippy" Smallwood
Ian "Chippy" Smallwood


Jill Serra
Jill Serra

Vice President

Larry Lipscombe
Larry Lipscombe


Ian "Jacko" Johnson
Ian "Jacko" Johnson

Vice Captain

Jan Johnson
Jan Johnson

Secretary (Reluctant!)

Allan Kerr
Allan Kerr


Mike Reed
Mike Reed

Sponsors Co-ordinator

General Committee Members

Maureen Hall

Peter Landon

Bill Davern

Christine Davern

Christine De Martin

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

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