Aus­tralian Veteran Golfers Union Na­tional C’hips

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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 ken­neth.mcna­mara@big­pond.com.au or 0400 799 852.

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