Australian Veteran Golfers Union National C’hips
THE beautiful city of Hobart was the venue for the 2011 AVGU National Championships ( sponsored by Regis). Some 316 players competed in this annual week of golf which is the highlight of Veterans Golf in Australia. DAY one was held at North West Bay – a very strong course by Tasmanian legend Peter Toogood, which includes four par-4 holes in excess of 400 metres in length. Unfortunately, Southern Tasmania’s unseasonably wet winter and spring had left the course a bit waterlogged, which made play a bit difficult.
The second course played was Claremont, a rolling, tree-lined course in excellent condition, set on a peninsula of land in the Derwent inlet.
Last, and certainly not least, the group tackled Tasmania Golf Club, a first class championship course overlooking Barilla Bay. This lengthy and testing course was in superb condition and a fitting finale to the week of golf.
The Presentation Dinner was held at Wrest Point Casino. Presentations were made to Geoffrey Dodge of Tasmania, the 2011 Scratch Champion, and Dave Burns from Gladstone in Queensland, the 2011 Handicap Champion.
At the completion of the presentations the Tournament Director, Don Graham, then presented the “Symbol of Fellowship” to Ken Mcnamara, representing the Mornington Peninsula—australia’s Number One Golf Destination— to be its custodian until the completion of the 2012 event, which will be held from 11th to 16th November at Rosebud Country Club, The Dunes, The Legends Course at Moonah Links and The Ocean Course at The National Golf Club.
For event information visit the website www.mpvetsgolf.com.au or contact Ken Mcnamara at email@example.com or 0400 799 852.