A very successful 10th Week Of Golf

Our tenth Week Of Golf of Veterans’ Golf has concluded with all participants enjoying the beautiful Course, breath-taking scenery all around, the camaraderie and the golfing challenges that this Course can present – but judging by the scores returned, some of the visitors certainly got a handle on it.

Sunday was Registration Day between 1.00 and 4.00pm. Participants received their Welcome Pack which included our Registration Newsletter, local information and vouchers, Name Tag with daily playing times on it and a pen. Nibbles were brought out from the Kitchen at 2.00 and 3.00pm. Participants enjoyed the opportunity to renew acquaintances or meet new people. There wer many new faces this year with multiple entries from a number of Clubs where past participants have gone back home and encouraged fellow veterans to attend.
Participants came from Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, from 64 different Clubs. There were 227 entries received with 61.9% men and 38.1% ladies. There were in total 30 withdrawals over the period of nominating and during the event, which necessitated the playing draw to be arranged. This was managed successfully.

The Course was prepared and presented in excellent condition by our Green Staff who were actually two even staff down for most of the week. They were out before daylight mowing the Greens, setting the Pins and Tees and raking all bunkers.

More to be added as I am currently overseas and writing this when having some down time

Brochure and Registering OnLine

Today, 22 December 2017, we are going LIVE for our ninth Week Of Golf 2018.

https://murwillumbahveteransgolf.com/online-registration-form-2018

The dates are:
Sunday 29 July 2018 – Registration in the Club House between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. Finger Food will be served at 2.00pm and 3.00pm
Monday 30 July 2018 – Friday 3 August 2018 – 4 Days of Golf (Wednesday is a Free Day)

The cost is the same as it has been for the past eight years.

4 Days of Golf – $110.00 per person (Includes NSWVGA Levy and Nibbles Sunday and Tuesday late afternoon Mini-Presentation
If playing Single Days, Cost is $27.50 per day per player
Presentation Dinner – Cost is $30.00 per person

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Brochure … Page 1

To view or Download the Full Brochure (two pages) CLICK HERE

This year Entry is by ONLINE REGISTRATION.

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CLICK HERE to OPEN Online Registration Form 2018

When you complete the form and hit the REGISTER BUTTON you will receive a confirmation email IMMEDIATELY which details your information that you submitted. You will also be directed to a page for OPTIONS for PAYMENT

A FAQ Page has been added for all those Frequently Asked Questions CLICK HERE

If you have any questions or require further information, email …
Ray Kent
Tournament Director
Murwillumbah Week Of Golf
murwillumbahveterans@gmail.com

or Phone / Text… 0410 570 488

Results Murwillumbah Week Of Golf

A very successful Week Of Golf has just completed at Murwillumbah Golf Course.

In total there were 223 entries in total over the 4 days, with 23 players withdrawing before the event either because of ill health, unforeseen family commitments or injuries sustained whilst on tour.

The weather was great the first two days, but Wednesday Night the heavens opened up and drenched the Course. Although the rain stopped at the Golf Course, the surrounding areas where participants were staying continued to have torrential rain most of the day. It was so heavy at Tweed and on the Coastal Areas that many golfers had to withdraw as they couldn’t drive in safe conditions. All Bunkers were made GUR for the day and preferred lies (Through the Green) became Local Rules. Friday saw better conditions, with the Bunkers put back in Play (although eight of the 42 Bunkers had GUR signs placed in them). The Preferred Lies remained a Local Rule.

On Tuesday Night, following the day’s competition, a small presentation was held, with nibbles being served, for Monday’s 4BBB Event. As there were more Mixed Pairings than Men’s Pairings, prizes went to Fifth Place in the Mixed Event and Two Places in the Men’s Pairing

Presentation for the rest of the week was made at Friday Night’s Dinner where 54 different participants received prizes for their achievements throughout the Tournament. The distribution of Prizes followed NSWVGA Policy 2 Guidelines.

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Michael Jackman, from Kiama, won the NSVGA Shield with consistent scores on Tuesday (40pts) and Thursday (39pts), finishing with a combined score of 79pts. Runner Up was Gary Wheeler, from Port Kembla, with 33 and 38, (71pts c/b) from Third Place Getter Brian McRae from Heidelberg (Vic) who had 40 and 31 (71pts).

Anne McGregor for The Coast, won the Ladies Murwillumbah Shield with very consistent golf. On Tuesday Anne had 39pts following up with 34pts on Thursday, giving a combined total of 73pts. Runner Up was Diane Wolfe, from Wodonga (Vic), with rounds of 34 and 35 (69pts). This was just enough to pip Third Place Getter Nerida Edmonds from Port Kembla on a count back, who also had 69pts (34 and 35)

We are now in preparation for next year’s Week Of Golf which will be held 31 July to 4 August 2017. Entry Forms will appear shortly on our Website.

We hope to see many returnees, and their friends, once again up here in Murwillumbah.

CLICK HERE for ALL Prize Winners_Week Of GOlf_2016

Passing of Rick Rattray

VALE: Rick Rattray … 26/07/1944 – 25/09/2013Rick Rattray - President

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.

Ray Kent

Captain – Murwillumbah Vets

We are up and running …

Murwillumbah Veterans now have their own Web presence. On this site, with just a couple of “clicks” you will be able to read about and interact with the Murwillumbah Veterans and find out the latest information regarding our great Club.

Enjoy the experience …

Ray Kent … Captain / Webmaster