Last Thursday, 20 November, 32 Vets played a round at The Glades. Unfortunately I could not play due to a nagging back problem, but I was with them in spirit and followed them round in the buggy recording the day with many candid photos.
With a very successful 2014 Week Of Golf behind us, attention has now turned to 2015. Go to the “WEEK OF GOLF 2015″ Tab on the Menu Bar to download the 2015 Registration Form. There is also a Help Sheet there for anyone who needs assistance.
Check out the Testimonials from this years week Of Golf. One is below, CLICK to read others
“We had a great time at the tournament. We hadn’t been to Murwillumbah before and just loved the beauty of it. And we loved the golf course – so scenic and interesting. And we thought the tournament was definitely one of the best organised we have been to. We appreciated the newsletters beforehand and all the effort that went into it – the nibbles and band on Sunday; the presentation on Tuesday and the dinner/music on Friday. We will be telling everyone we know that they should come next year!”
Our sixth Week Of Golf has just concluded. We were blessed with the weather, having a week of cloudless skies, brisk early mornings and warm sunny days. This was the sixth Week of Golf to be played at Murwillumbah.
On average 152 players coming from 65 Clubs (NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand) took part each of the four days on which must be one of the most picturesque courses on the North Coast. There was quite a bit of run on the Course due to the fact that there has been no rain for a few weeks and a couple of early morning frosts a week or so ago.
The Green Staff has been busy putting in a new irrigation system around Tees and Greens, which will be completed in another month. This work was treated as GUR and did not impact at all on the general play.
A special thanks to all the Murwillumbah Veterans who kept play moving by being Spotters and Bunker Rakers around the Greens. Thanks also to our Lolly Sheriff who was ‘hot on the heels’ of slow play with the enticement of a ‘sugar hit’.
Prizes were awarded at the Presentation Dinner on Friday Evening with Ian Vidler (NSWVGA Vice President) in attendance.
The Winner of the NSWVGA Men’s Shield was Bryan Connor from Port Kembla with a total of 77pts c/b. The Winner of the NSWVGA Ladies’ Shield was Anne McGregor from The Coast, with a total of 71pts.
The full list of each day’s competition can be viewed on this Murwillumbah Veterans, dedicated Website. Click on the drop down menu for Week Of Golf 2014.
It is with sadness that Murwillumbah Veterans inform you of the passing of Rick Rattray. Rick held the positions of President of Murwillumbah Vets, President of Northern Rivers Veterans Golf Association, Captain of Murwillumbah Golf Club and Delegate to Northern Rivers Golf Association.
Rick was a strong advocate of Veterans Golf, not only in Murwillumbah Golf Club, but in the Northern Rivers. His input into all aspects of Golf at all levels will be sorely missed.
Rick joined Murwillumbah Golf Cub in 1989, and the Vets in 2002. He became President of the Veterans in 2005. In 2008 Rick became President of NRVGA.
Rick has been a member of Murwillumbah Golf Club Board since 2004/05 and has held position of Club Captain for the last six – since 2007
The last position that Rick held, and one that he was very proud of, was Lolly Sheriff. He loved driving around the Course during our Week of Golf making sure that each competitor remained mindful of his or her position in the field. He would entice them to catch up by offering lollies. Particpants enjoyed this novel idea and responded to the sight of the Ranger Buggy driving towards them. This certainly added to Rick’s overriding ideal of creating an atmosphere among participants that Murwillumbah was the Friendly Club.
Captain – Murwillumbah Vets