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Gibraltar GC @ Bowral

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3rd and Club House at Worrigee Links

Tribute To Des Coady
(5-5-1928 to 8-10-2018)

The veteran golfing world has been saddened to learn of the passing of John Desmond Coady at the age of 90 years.
After a highly successful career as an educator within the NSW Education Department Des turned his attention to playing a little more golf, at which I might add he was very adept, and became interested in the veteran golf movement.
Des was nominated for, and duly elected to, the NSWVGA Council in 1992, under the presidency of Len Shadwick. In the ensuing year he was elected to the position of President following the decision of Len to stand down. So began 16 years of his outstanding leadership culminating in his retirement at the November 2008 AGM. During this time his untiring commitment to the expansion of veteran golfing activities throughout the state resulted in many country towns forming veteran committees and applying to hold tournaments as part of the annual NSWVGA program.
The effectiveness of his time consuming endeavours can be reflected in the following statistics. In 1994 the NSWVGA program consisted of ten full week tournaments, two 2 day tournaments and eight single day events. By 2008 this had expanded to forty one full week tournaments and eight 2 day events.
His outstanding communication skills were a major reason for this expansion, be it by phone, personal letter or by visits to the country areas. Des always made an effort to be present at any inaugural event during his period of presidency. One of the major points he made abundantly clear to country committees was the positive economic impact on country towns and regions associated with up to 200 visitors staying in that town or region during a week of golf.
His work in this area was not just limited to NSW. Des was elected as the president of the Australian Veteran Golfers Union for a two year period covering 1995 and 1996. During that time he established the credibility of the AVGU as the national veteran body in the eyes of the Australian Golf Association, member states and indeed overseas countries such as USA, Japan, New Zealand and the UK.
At one stage he held simultaneously the presidency of the Kiama Veteran Golf Association, the Illawarra Veteran Golf Association Group 3, the NSWVGA and the AVGU.
He was always supported by his wife Gwen and the many state Councillors who worked with him. His astute leadership ability to introduce, work through and finalise ideas for the betterment of veteran golf was outstanding and present day veteran golfers should be aware of his considerable contribution towards the veteran golfing movement.
Des was awarded with Life Membership of the NSWVGA in 2002 and his name was added to the prestigious AVGU Roll of Honour in 2008.

Dick Farrant
October 11 2018

12 Sep 2018

$1000 for drought aid

NSWVGA Councillor John Dixon presenting $1000 for drought aid to Terramungamine CWA ladies in Dubbo to be distributed to identified needy families in the area.
John Dixon and Terramungamine CWA

WOG events for the next 28 days

22 Oct 2018 ~ 26 Oct 2018Port Stephens WOG
Pacific Dunes, Horizons, Nelson Bay, Tanilba Bay
Reg McGee
4088 3296

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22 Oct 2018 ~ 26 Oct 2018Griffith Veteran Golfers' Association Tournament
Griffith Golf Club
Gerry Cox
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29 Oct 2018 ~ 02 Nov 2018Camden Haven Tournament
Kew Country Club
Laurie Hamilton
6559 7067

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05 Nov 2018 ~ 09 Nov 2018NSW Matchplay Championships
Belmont Waratah Muree Charlestown
Steve Pryor
0409 541 051
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12 Nov 2018 ~ 16 Nov 2018 AVGU Championships
Nelson Bay

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12 Nov 2018 ~ 16 Nov 2018Southern Highlands Week of Golf
Bowral, Gibraltar, Highlands, Moss Vale
John Bowes
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