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.
President V Captains Day
If you didn’t know if you were part of the (non-existent) President’s team or were picked by our Captain Jacko – don’t worry nobody else knew either!! If you happened to book into the timesheet in the 3rd or 4th spot in your group you were playing for “our” Donald Trump and if you were position 1 or 2 on the timesheet Jacko was your man. Fortunately (as I was in slot 4) the President’s team prevailed by 574 to 560 points. So, if you played like a dog’s dinner but happened to book in slot 3 or 4 you won a ball and if you played out of your skin but missed out on winning by 1 point but booked into slot 1 or 2 you got absolutely nothing for your efforts. Seems fair ? The format of this event probably needs revamping. Anyway, pictured below are 3 of our daily winners.
Monthly Medal (July)
Ladies Division 3 Winner
Near perfect conditions led to all the Men’s winners carding under 70 Nett for this month’s Medal competitions. In the Ladies, Div 1 was won by a massive 8 shots by Julie Burton(65) from Runner Up Meg Wharley(73). Colleen Atherton, spotted having some sneaky practice at Bundy last week, winning by a comfortable 4 shots from Jessica Williams. Div 3 saw Carol Christensen(72) triumph by 2 shots from Jay Wilkinson. In the Men’s Keith Kruger(69) beat Mark Ramsey on c/b in Div 1. In Div 2 Wally Waugh(68) squeaked home by 1 from Barry Rogers. Another close one in Div 3 saw Owen May(67) pip Ken Fourro on c/b and Div 4 was won by Dave Newbert(67) from Bob Warren(68).
Men's Division 4 Winner
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?.
Trivia Corner Teaser
Here is our next Trivia couple. Married for over 50 years and members of our golf club for many, many years this dashing couple have played a prominent role in our Club in the past. I would never have got this but you experts may!!
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.
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 – 31st 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.
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
- 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)
- 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.
General Committee Members
Veteran’s Club Sponsors
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