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02 Apr 2020

Ballina Vets Week of Golf 19 to 24 July 2020.

Being Optimistic and with 3 months and 3 weeks to go we are sure that if the Pandemic is over and we are able to be out of Hibernation by then, we will all need a GOLF FIX!

We have decided to Continue with our Event, Download the flyer

01 Apr 2020

Bruce Robinson receiving Certificate of Appreciation

Bruce Robinson receiving Certificate of Appreciation from NSWVGA COUNCILLOR Peter Taylor at Upper Hunter WOG presentation Arvo. Bruce has been very proactive in vets golf , not only at Muswellbrook as an administrator but also Tournament Director, and supporter of Vets golf throughout NSW. Congratulations Bruce and Thank You
NSWVGA COUNCILLOR Peter Taylor and Bruce Robinson

23 Mar 2020

NSWVGA Response to COVID - 19 No 2

Monday 23/03/20

NSWVGA has taken the decision, in the spirit of the Government announcement of Sunday night, to suspend all Weeks of Golf held under the auspices of NSWVGA until further notice. It would be irresponsible, under the non- essential travel restrictions, to allow these events to continue when the health and welfare of members could be compromised.

In the coming months I urge all members and spouses/partners to closely follow Government announcements, observe the rules as defined, look after your personal hygiene and your health. There will be a time in the future when our programme can resume and I look forward to seeing and hearing of a full complement of veterans back playing golf.

Good Health

Ian Vidler

President NSWVGA

18 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Advice from Golf NSW

(Full Letter) COVID-19 Advice from Golf NSW

09 Mar 2020

Lake Macquarie Classic, Veterans' Week of Golf, 22-26 June 2020

Hi all golfers, just a friendly reminder that the Lake Macquarie Classic is coming up early June and hope that we will see you. it a great torment.

Lake Macquarie Classic, Flyer

28 Feb 2020


Matchplay Poster

24 Feb 2020

The 2020 Berri Vets Classic is hitting off again May 12-14th

Tuesday 12th ~Thursday 14th May 2020 
Golfers 55 years and over. Trophies to the value of $800.00 
Tuesday: Stableford 12pm start $15 
Wednesday & Thursday $50 
36 hole Stableford A, B & C Grade
Berri Golf Club The 2020 Berri Vets Classic Flyer

24 Feb 2020

Golf for those aging gracefully

Download information here

10 Feb 2020

Shoalhaven & Illawarra Veterans Week of Golf Cancelled

The 2020 Shoalhaven & Illawarra Veterans Week of Golf due to commence on Monday 10 February and February 17th has been cancelled due to the prolonged rainfall received in the district. The decision reached by the Shoalhaven TD Graeme Wearne and Illawarra tournament director Steve Wicks, in collaboration with the respective committees, were influenced by current flooded course conditions at three of the venues and a forecast of a further weeks of rain.

Graeme and Steve has emailed all entrants with this information and a full refund of entry fees will be forthcoming shortly.

The decision has been made early enough so as prospective players can make alternative arrangements and not be involved in unnecessary travel in difficult weather conditions.

Ian Brown                                                                                Dick Farrant

President MSCVGA                                                                 President IVGA

05 Feb 2020


Monday 3rd February. Irish Fourball.

Tuesday 4th February. Mens and Ladies Stableford Round 1.

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21 Jan 2020

The Inaugural Rich River Veterans Open Day

The Inaugural Rich River Veterans Open Day held on Friday 18th January. This newly formed Veterans Club is the newest member of the NSWVGA family and in a short time has gathered almost 160 members, with the possibility of more to come.

NSWVGA was represented by Dick Van Buren, Group Secretary of Group 27 Western Riverina to which Rich River Vets has been admitted. Dick reported that the day was most successful, played in true veterans spirit and strongly supported by the Rich River Resort.

Left to Right - Graeme Stevens, Diane Symons, Maree Ciavarella, Dick Van Buuren area 27 secretary, Shane Gloury Rich River CEO and Peter Boek Club President

18 Jan 2020

South Coast Tournaments To Go Ahead

Despite the dreadful bushfire activity in the general area of the NSW South Coast the veteran weeks of golf at Shoalhaven and Illawarra will definitely go ahead as programmed.

Both tournament directors Graeme Wearne (Shoalhaven 10th to 14th February) and Steve Wicks (Illawarra 17th to 21st February) are adamant that their respective tournaments will proceed as normal.

All nine courses are reported to be in good condition, despite the prolonged drought, with recent shower activity ensuring improved playing surfaces.

Accommodation venues are fortunately unscathed so visiting players have their usual choices available to them.

If you are hesitant in nominating for one or both of these events please contact the relevant Tournament Director.


Shoalhaven                                                                                        Illawarra

Graeme Wearne                                                                              Steve Wicks                                             


Dick Farrant

President Illawarra VGA

19 Dec 2019

Graeme Amos, Assistant Sales Manager at Watsons Leisure Centre

Graeme Amos, Assistant Sales Manager at Watsons Leisure Centre, receiving the NSWVGA glass plaque of Appreciation. Watsons has been a generous supporter of Veterans golf in both NSW and the Mid North Coast for several years.
Graeme Amos, Watsons Leisure Centre $ Ian Vidler NSWVGA

16 Dec 2019

Presentation to Hinterland

Kylie Vincent, Manager Hinterland Caravans, Morisset being presented an appreciation plaque by life member NSWVGA Len Payne
Kylie Vincent and Len Payne

27 Nov 2019

Retiring long serving Executive Council members

Re-elected NSWVGA President Ian Vidler [centre] presents Life membership pins to retiring long serving Executive Council members Secretary Len Payne [right] and Vice President Richard Doyle [left]
Richard Doyle, Ian Vidler, Len Payne

27 Nov 2019

New era

New era as President Ian welcomes incoming NSWVGA Secretary Aileen Williams from Waratah [aka Sugar Valley] Golf Club. Great to have a Lady on the Executive Council
Aileen Williams is our new Secretary

19 Nov 2019

NSWVGA Matchplay Championship

A win for the family as popular Inverell couple, Dianne & James (Jim) Shadlow , took out the respective coveted Mens and Ladies 2019 NSWVGA Match play Championship held recently in Newcastle.

04 Nov 2019

Raining Holes In One

Raining Holes In One. At the recent Riverina Challenge there was not one but four Hole in Ones at the event. The lucky or skilful players were; Russell Williams (cerise shirt holding trophy) Leongatha Golf Club. 4th Hole at Leeton. Russell also won the NSWVGA Shield at Deniliquin. Dick Bolton (standing holding trophy) Deniliquin Golf Club. 11th hole at Griffith. Carol Carter of Richmond Golf Club also scored a hole in one at the 11th hole at Griffith. Geoff Hatwell (standing beside our banner) Maffra Golf Club. 13th hole at Deniliquin. Geoff also won the Riverina Challenge

16 Oct 2019

Introduction by Council member John Daley of The Tag Along Tour

This year has seen the introduction by Council member John Daley of The Tag Along Tour to give a sense of safety and companionship  for those not used of travelling long distances to vets tournaments in the western NSW area. Some of whom are golfers travelling alone. It commenced at Mudgee in September then travelled to Dubbo and Broken Hill. There was then a week of rest, leaving Broken Hill and travelling to Wentworth where the Darling and Murray rivers meet. The group played golf at Coomealla, Kerang and Coohuna before moving on to Deniliquin for their week of golf which commenced 7th October. After Deniliquin they will head on to Leeton and Griffith. The group was not together as a whole all of the time as people did there own thing along the way but we always had a nucleus of 10 caravans and motorhomes and at times up to 15 with as many as 26 people involved. They stayed in caravan parks, showgrounds, campgrounds, golf clubs or free camped along the way. Everyone seems to have enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to next year's tour.

16 Oct 2019

Yamba WOG-Players gave their silver coins to the drought relief-raised $500

Yamba WOG player raise $500 for drought relief by silver coin donation during the week. To be distributed by the Quota Club of Parkes

07 Oct 2019


The inaugural NSWVGA State 4BBB Championships and State Gold Medal Final were played at Port Macquarie Golf Club on Monday 30th September and Tuesday 1st October and hosted by Port Macquarie Veteran Golfers. The State 4BBB championship was won by Ian Leake and Robert Farmer from Lismore. State Gold Medal winners were Sue Evers from Springwood as the winner of the Ladies and Mark Smith from Frederickton winner of the. A full listed of winners and report can be found on the website. All prizes and trophies were courtesy of NSWVGA.

Ladies winner of the Medal Final Sue Evers - Springwood & Mark Smith - Frederickton for the mens

24 Sep 2019

Ready to Play Wauchope Veterans Week of Golf 5 Sept 2019

24 Sep 2019

Tee ing off, 1st Hole Week of golf Wauchope 5 Sept 19

19 Sep 2019

"Wet one day and dust the next"

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.

Download The Template

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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