Veterans Golf





Before reporting on the ball list from last Friday, there are two very important announcements to be made in relation to upcoming events for our Friday morning Veterans Golf Competitions. The first of these is:- THIS COMING FRIDAY – 27th NOVEMBER our 9 hole Competition is being sponsored by the Tamworth Golf Club LADIES. The value of this sponsorship is exceptional with prizes being, 1st place – $80.00 Pro Shop Voucher, 2nd place – $60.00 Pro Shop Voucher, 3rd place – $40.00 Pro Shop Voucher & 4th place – $20.00 Pro Shop Voucher. These prizes will then be followed by an extended ball list. Tee slots will be open from 7.00 – 915am in order to cater for an expected full field, hitting off from the 10th tee.

The second major event will take place on FRIDAY 11th DECEMBER which will be our CHRISTMAS HAMS DAY. Instead of a Shotgun Start, followed by lunch and presentation of Hams and also the presentation of the Brock Sampson Trophy, as of past years. Because of COVID-19 restrictions we have changed things up for the benefit of all members. For this Christmas Hams Day, TAMWORTH VETERANS GOLF CLUB will pay the Competition Fee for each player, plus provide a voucher for each player to receive a drink of their choice to be redeemed after play on the day. We will still have 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th prizes of HAMS, plus an extended ball list and also the winner of the Brock Sampson Trophy. Winners of hams will need to see me to arrange collection. Members will book their game through the computer with HIT OFF being 7.00 – 9.15am in order to give as many members as possible the opportunity to play and take part in the special morning.

Now on to the results of our Friday morning Competition where we had a field of 57 members enjoy the morning. Winner for the morning with a very good score of 22pts was Allan Rankins. For his effort Allan wins a $30.00 Pro Shop Voucher. In second place with 20pts and winning 3 golf balls, was Joe Goldsworthy, and in third place and winning 2 golf balls was Martin Gillies on a count back from Peter Kay. & Grant Smith. Next with 18pts were Nick McGhie, Wayne Chillingworth & James Murray. Following with 17pts came Stephen Bright, John Frame, Bruce Grogan & Max Henry. Then we had a stack of players with 16pts being, Nev Thomas, John Lovell, Trevor Leicht, Ron Balderston, Rod Liles, Peter Missen, Peter Coombes, Bob Cannon, Noel Dunford, Ken Truman, John Clare, Jerry Anderson & Barrie Young. The final balls went to three players scoring 15pts on count backs being Stephen Fletcher, John Robinson & Bill Hely.

I thank Secretary Brian for presenting the newsletter last week while I “slacked off” and my thanks to the many member who passed on best wishes and offers to help with things such as mowing lawns and also offering to drink my share of beer – you gotta love that level of friendship.


Regards, Peter.