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.

Committee News (August)

Welcome to August’s Vets Committee News. The Spring Carnival at Bargara on the 4th & 5th of September is quickly approaching.  At this stage we have about 150+ players registered for this competition.  Entries for this carnival closed on 16th August. The Caddy Shack will be open on these two days for anyone wishing to purchase lunch, drinks or nibbles.  Tea and coffee will be available also for early players.
The Bargara Vets have donated $7000 to the club for sprinklers on a fairway – Larry has spoken to Kevin our greenkeeper and the Course Committee and we think it beneficial to let them decide on which fairway this money should be used.
The Committee has spoken to Shawline Embroidery regarding our green shirts.  The green we currently use is to be discontinued and that shade of green will not be available any longer. However after speaking with Shawline it appears there are still quite a number of our current shirts available in all sizes but this could change at any time though.  The Committee will raise this matter at our Annual General Meeting for discussion on the way forward with our shirts.  Hopefully we will have some samples to show everyone at the AGM. If you have any constructive ideas or suggestions regarding this or any other Vets golfing matter please contact a member of our Committee.

Latest Vets Golfing News

Stroke Championships – 1st October

Mark Ramsay – 36 Hole Gross Winner – 159 pts

Div 1 Winner

It was a blustery day for the second round of our Championships. Well done and congratulations to all the winners over the 36 holes. The ladies 36 hole gross winners in divisions 1, 2 & 3 were won by Kathy Nelson, Jessica Williams and Judy Mansfield. The 36 hole nett winners were Wendy Sturwohld, Barb Charters and Elaine Kerr. The men’s 36 hole gross winners in divisions 1 to 4 were, Mark Ramsay, Dave King, Bill Taylor and Ian Smallwood. The 36 hole nett winners were Malcolm Turner, Michael Anderson, Dave Hunter and Graeme Mogridge.

Dave King – 36 Hole Gross Winner – 179 pts

Div 2 Winner

Kathy Nelson – 36 Hole Gross Winner – 168 pts

Div 1 Winner

Judy Mansfield – 36 Hole Gross Winner – 202 pts

Div 3 Winner

Wendy Sturwohld – 36 Hole Nett Winner – 142 pts

Div 1 Nett Winner

September Monthly Medal

David King (Nett 70)

Div 2 Winner

The September Monthly Medal sponsored by Carlyle Gardens was held on 19/9/19 in very windy conditions. Keith Kroger won the Eagles Nest (21 balls) on the 13th Hole. Congratulations Keith!

Allan Kerr (Nett 68)

Div 4 Winner

Marg Taylor (Nett 73)

Div 1 Winner

Maureen Hall (Nett 72)

Div 3 Winner

Vets Corner

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 (September)

The VOV is a quarterly publication produced for our Vets. If you want make a contribution please contact our editor Elaine Kerr. September’s edition is available here. Our photo this month is our Monthly Medal winners from February 2014.

VOV September 2019

Happy 94th Birthday

Congratulations to Glynn Bryan who celebrated his 94th birthday on the July Monthly Medal day. Glynn hit a fantastic 112 (Nett 77) and is a shining example to us all. Happy Birthday Glynn.

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 $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

Notable Events

  • 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)

Monthly Medals

  • 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 "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


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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