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04 Sep 2019


Notice to Members

The NSWVGA Executive Council wish to advise that nominations for the Executive Council 2019/2020 are now open. Any financial member of NSWVGA who is interested in fulfilling an administrative role within the Association is invited to nominate. Nomination forms are available from the Secretary, Len Payne at . Forms should be completed and in the hands of the Secretary by 20 November 2019.

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09 Aug 2019

Bribie Island Golf Club celebrates 50 Years of Golf

This year Bribie Island Golf Club celebrates its 50th Year. As part of these celebrations the Club is holding a 2 Day Veterans Carnival

On Monday 16th September and Tuesday 17th September 2019. There will also be a Carnival Dinner on the Monday evening. All new South Wales Veterans are invited. For entry go to

05 Aug 2019

Report from the Ballina Week of Golf to the NSWVGA

Ballina Vets hosted their WoG during the period 21-26 July 2019. We were blessed with lovely weather Monday, Tuesday and Friday and feedback from our visitors was very positive. Thursday afternoon was heavy rain causing play to be suspended, unplayable until 1430 when the 36 hole event was terminated, the course still being unplayable. This caused some problems as the NSWVGA Awards could not be based on the advertised 36 hole event. However, in consultation with President Ian Vidler, it was decided to make the awards based on the most equitable basis, being the results of the 1st leg of the 36 hole event.
2019 Ladies Winner Read the Full Report

17 Jun 2019

Tenterfield Mixed Championship 30th September - 4th October not to be sanctioned

This year's Tenterfield Mixed Championship will now not be sanctioned by NSWVGA nor will NSWVGA be providing any prizes for the event. This follows advice from the Tournament Director Bill Eastgate that Tenterfield Golf Club committee, when made aware that the event clash with the Armidale WOG, decided to press ahead with the event. This being contrary to long standing NSWVGA policy that events occurring concurrently must be separate by at least 500 km.

04 Jun 2019

Dr John Beith, the last of our foundation members, cutting the 40th anniversary

Dubbo Vets celebrate their 40th anniversary.100 players and several former committee members joined in the celebratory morning tea. Dr John Beith, the only foundation member remaining, cutting the anniversary cake with President John Dixon. Dr John is still an active player despite being in his 90's! Dubbo Vets joined the NSWVGA in 1979 as one of the earliest associations to be accepted into the state body.
Dr John Beith, cutting the 40th anniversary

04 Jun 2019

Robyne Sneddon accepts a cheque from NSW Veterans' Golfer Association counsellor

Robyne Sneddon accepts a cheque for $500 from NSW Veterans' Golfer Association counsellor Gerry Cox, to go towards MND research. Robyne's husband Ian died as a result of MND in early April. The Funds were a donation from NSW VGA. Anyone wishing to still sponsor or make a donation can contact Noel A'Vard on 0429 834 640.
Robyne Sneddon accepts a cheque from NSW Veterans' Golfer Association

24 May 2019

Lismore Veterans Golf bestowed life membership on Noel Bell

Lismore Veterans Golf bestowed life membership on Noel Bell. Noel has been a member for 20 plus years, during this time he has been a driving force in the running of our club as a committee member. Noel was elected Vice president in 2010 and President in 2011 a position

he holds today.
Noel Bell center Noel Bell with 2 other Lismore Life members left Jim Kelly and right Brian Hayes

08 May 2019

Col Darley with two of his famous caricatures at Inverall WOG

Jim Shadlow, Colin Darley and John Tom

07 May 2019

Les Knox awarded Ray Dukes Medal for Outstanding Service

Ray Dukes is acknowledged as the finest golfer to ever grace the fairways at Leonay Golf Club and is an instrumental and pivotal figure in the Club's rich history. In addition to his golfing prowess, Ray also served admirably in many roles, including Secretary Manager and Head Green-keeper. The 'Ray Dukes Medal' was conceived in 2017 and is presented to a Club member in recognition of 'Outstanding Service'. Long-term Golf President Kevin Small was the first recipient in 2017, followed by Sports Club Director Pam Karbe in 2018. This year's Ray Dukes Medal recipient Les Knox has spent much of his adult life in service to the Club on a voluntary basis.
Les Knox with his wife Judith Knox

05 Apr 2019

John Osborn Takes Out NSWVGA Stroke-Play Championships Title

Some news from the recent stroke play championship
John Osborn Takes Out NSWVGA Stroke-Play Championships Title
John Osborn and Matt Kumjew with Vice President - Les Knox

19 Mar 2019

Life Membership

Recently it was the pleasant duty of NSWVGA president Ian Vidler to present certificates of appreciation to two members of Group 26 Southern Riverina, Ian Sneddon of Jerilderie Golf Club and  William (Bill) Hindson of Yarrawonga Vets. Both were recognised with Life Membership for their many years of service to the Group.
Ian Sneddon [Jerilderie], Bill Hindson [Yarrawonga] With Ian Vidler President

11 Dec 2018

NSWVGA Weeks of Golf. Three months as a trial events.

NSWVGA President Ian Vidler and Hinterland Caravans Morisset Representative, Peter Crowder at the announcement of a generous sponsorship to commence in 2019. Hinterland Caravans have agreed to complement sponsorship to two NSWVGA Weeks of Golf per month for three months as a trial. The events selected are Myall Coast (Hawks Nest), Blue Mountains, Orange and Muswellbrook. Two additional events will be selected for April in the future. I am certain that all NSWVGA members join me in thanking Hinterland Caravans for its support of veterans golf.

NSWVGA President Ian Vidler and Hinterland Caravans Morisset Representative, Peter Crowder Visit the Hinterland Caravans Morisset web site

20 Nov 2018

The 2018 Australian Veteran Golf Championships at Port Stephens have just concluded. Bookings are now open for the 2019 Championships at Launceston Tasmania. Early bird discounts are available until 15 December if you go to

01 Nov 2018

Leeton Week Of Golf

Winners and grinners as veteran golfers both men and Ladies relax after the game during the Leeton Week of golf
Winners - Leeton Week Of Golf

23 Oct 2018

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson, Hay Bowling and Golf Club winner of the NSWVGA Sandgreen Championship
Neil Jackson

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

29 Aug 2018

NSW Veteran Golfers Supporting Drought Relief

Travelling Veteran golfers playing at the recent Yamba Week of Golf donate $820 to support local farmers. Shown here is a cheque being handed to Dianne Wilson, President of the Clarence Valley Quota Club, who via the Quota Club at Parkes, will oversee its placement to the needy in the Parkes district. The local Post Office has wavered all costs associated with the purchase of the visa cards. This is further to donations from other WOG such as Moruya on the Lower South Coast.

04 Aug 2018

Michael's Hole In One Tura August 2018

A very happy WOG Veteran Michael Bungey Queanbeyan GC who achieved his first Hole In One on the Par 3 153m Third hole at Tura Beach Country Club during the Far South Coast WOG last Friday. Witnessed by playing partner and NSWVGA rep Stu Dossetor. We saw the ball hit the green and then lost it only after searching to look and see it in the hole. Locals commented that it was not an easy hole to achieve a Hole in one. Well done Michael.
Michael's Hole In One Tura August 2018

04 Jun 2018

Important notice to Tournament Directors

Members like to see the timely placement of WOG results on the website. It has not been unusual for NSWVGA reps at WOG to be 'asked' why the results have not been placed on the web. To assist TD to meet players expectations we have developed a standardised format. See "WOG Results Template" under Policy/Guidelines tab above.

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10 Mar 2018


We would like to congratulate Lynne Vidler on her hole-in-one!
Lynne scored her hole-in-one on Presidents 2nd while competing in our 2018 Yamaha Veterans Autumn Tournament on Tuesday.

10 Mar 2018


The Australian Over Eighty Golf Championship for Men and Women concluded at Harrington Waters Golf Club last Thursday. The Championship was played over 27 Holes. Nine holes played each day.
The Men's Champion was Arthur Shepherd from Bonville Golf Club with 31 stableford points, holding off last year's winner Ken Madden (Merewether) with 28 points.
The Ladies Champion was Betty Andrews (Kew Country Club) with 24 points from Mary Gleeson (Tallwoods Golf Club) with 11 points. This was the third year Betty had won.
In the net division local golfer Vic Winter from Harrington Waters, off a handicap of 34 won with 57 points from Ocean Shores golfer Ken Bradford (35) on 56 points.
The ladies net winner was Audrey Crow (36) from Forster-Tuncurry with 46 points pipping our very own Joan Fleming (32) with 45 points.
All the golfers commented on the excellent condition of the course and thoroughly enjoyed the three days of golf and entertainment provided by Harrington Waters. Members went out of their way to assist these elderly players, with at least one accompanying each group and others 'spotting' for any wayward balls. Most of the golfers tell us they will be back next year, health permitting.
The Club was indebted to the excellent support of our local community especially Anglican Care, Harrington Hotel, Manning Great Lakes Skin Cancer Clinic, the Mid Coast Automotive Group and Professionals Harrington.

Australian Over 80 Golf Champions Betty Andrews from Kew Country Club (her third title in a row) and Arthur Shepherd from Bonville Golf Club with Inaugural Event Chairman Bruce Fleming and Harrington Waters Golf Club President Roy Hofmeier

07 Mar 2018

A great rest day

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