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.
Latest Competition Winners
Aged Championships Round 1
Winner – Stephen List – 64
Runner-up – Hans Kunz – 65
Winner – Dave King – 66
Runner-up – David Dangerfield – 67
Winner – John Antrobus – 68 c/b
Runner-up – Gordon Wharley – 68
Winner – Lloyd Glass – 70
Runner-up – Alan Almond – 72
Winner – Julie Burton – 72
Runner up – Bernadette Fitzgerald – 73
Winner – Margaret King – 66
Runner-up – Di Collins – 69
Winner – Geraldine Collins – 70
Runner-up – Maureen Hall – 72
Winner – Val Manning 74
Runner-up – Molly Roberts – 75
Irish 4-Ball (Split 6)
There was no presentation yesterday and hence no photos of the winners due to yet another issue with the Micropower golf administration software not being able to cope with the competition. Larry would be tearing his hair out if he had any. Instead we have a photo of a smiling group of players who seemed to be enjoying themselves. The poser with this photograph is which lady has the wrong shirt on? Next week sees the start of the 2 round Vets Aged Championships. So check those birthdays out to see who you will be competing against. That will be followed by the April Monthly Medal on the 30th – we have 2 Monthly Medals in April due to the March Spring Classic. That is 3 stroke events in a row which will test all of us, don’t forget to count all your shots 🙂
April Monthly Medal
Playing to your handicap on a Vets Monthly Medal day just wont cut the mustard and may win you a ball in the rundown if you are lucky. Our Tigeresque displays this month, despite the wind, were in the Ladies Division 2 Lynda Stephens with a Nett 68 winning by 8 shots and in the Men’s Division 4, on countback, John Wilson with a Nett 66 – you could look a little bit happier John 🙂
Vets On Tour (Kingaroy)
Our hardy Vets travelling golfers found themselves in Kingaroy this week on their jaunt round south Queensland. If only our politicians travelled as much!! Plenty of winners over the various competitions including Jill and Judy in the 4BBB, Adrian and Alan also in the 4BBB, Chris and Kristine as runners up in the 4BBB, Greg Gallagher as a runner up in the 4BBB comp and John and Bill also runners up in the 4BBB.
Vets On Tour March 2019
Wednesday in Mundubbera : Looks like Ross Sturwohld went tearing out the blocks and partied a little too hard on the red wine on the tour party’s first night in Gayndah and Chris Bloem paced herself nicely. Wednesday in Mundubbera sees a role reversal with Chris enjoying a nice glass of ice cold Chardy while Ross is relegated to coffee. Hare and the tortoise Ross, hare and the tortoise !! It was deja vu on the golf course with both Kathy McDonnell and John Bloem, with a new lease of life after his return from injury, again taking home the prizes plus a 41 point win by John Archibald. Not sure how skint they are in Mundubbera but John looks like he won a recycled plastic bag in the photo I was sent. I’m sure his round was worth more than that. Landscape photos please Jill!! Remember the rest of you, golf comes first beer comes later!!!
Tuesday in Gayndah : Our Vets took off on their annual pilgrimage to Gayndah and Mundubbera this week, and according to Peter Landon that meant they would all be talking Braille by the end of each evening. Well, at least they are enjoying themselves – so is Adrian, honest!! We even sent along our own website Vets photographer to capture those precious moments. The first day at Gayndah on Tuesday was a hot one, plenty of cold refreshments required afterwards. Wednesday sees our touring gang move on to Mundubbera for another golfing feast. Somehow Chippy won the longest drive, it must have been on a dog leg right. Well done to Kath and John who managed to pick up winners prizes.
Happy 90th Birthday
Most of us would be happy to still be breathing at the age of 90, but this young lady is also playing golf on a regular basis. Many congratulations June on your 90th birthday. only 10 to go 🙂
Voice Of The Vets (March)
The VOV is a quarterly publication produced for Bargara Vets. If you want make a contribution please contact our editor Elaine Kerr. March’s edition is available here. Our photo this month from a past Xmas Cheer day.
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.
Visiting Vets who qualify as a genuine visiting golfer will be charged $22. 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 Major Competitions For 2019
- BARGMARY Shield 12th Feb (Maryborough)
- BARGMARY Shield 19th March (Bargara)
- March Classic 4th & 5th March
- Aged Championships 16th & 23rd April
- BUNGARA Shield 7th May (Bargara)
- 4BBB Championships 4th &11th June
- BUNGARA Shield 2nd July (Bundaberg)
- Vets Championships 24th Sept & 1st Oct
- AGM 29th October (11AM Shotgun)
- Patron and Patroness Day 12th November
- Sponsor’s Day 26th November (11AM Shotgun)
- Jan 22nd
- Feb 19th
- Apr 2nd
- Apr 30th
- May 21st
- Jun 25th
- Jul 23rd
- Aug 20th
- Sep 17th
- Oct 8th
- November 19th (Medal Of Medals)
Wide Bay Events
Wide Bay Spring Carnival – 4th – 5th of September 2019 at Bargara Golf Club.
Meet The Vets Committee
Bargara Veterans is administered by a Committee consisting of 12 members.
Ian "Chippy" Smallwood
Ian "Jacko" Johnson
General Committee Members
Christine De Martin
Veteran’s Club Sponsors
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