Veteran lady and men golfers who live along the NSW south coast enjoy a variety of activities not only on their own home course but also at other venues throughout the region.
Most regional members play a weekly competition game at their own home course.
Tuross Head Country Club players, for instance, enjoy a nine hole game each Wednesday morning, take part in regular fun based gala days, which include a luncheon bbq, and wind up their year with a very festive Christmas party. Enduring friendships are often the result of this combination of sporting and social activities within the club.
However an even wider field opens with the ability to travel and play at other towns on very attractive courses.
The Far South Coast Veteran Golfers Association holds a monthly 18 hole stableford competition at a selected venue each month.
The towns participating are Bega, Moruya, Tathra, Pambula/Merimbula, Eden, Tuross Head, Bermagui, Narooma and Tura Beach with the next event to be at Eden on Friday May 25th followed by Tuross Head on Friday June 29th. There is a very small fee to become a member of the FSCVGA.
Another annual very popular event is one organised by the Lower South Coast Veteran Golfers Association under the auspices of the NSWVGA.
This attracts participants from all around the state.
Above: Tuross Head Country Club veteran golfers Al Gannon, Andrew Gordon ,A and B grade winners, with Dorothy Madden B grade ladies winner at the recent Merimbula FSVGA day.
Open to both ladies and men who compete in different divisions it commences on Sunday August 5th with the opening competition a nine hole 2BBB medley stableford round at Tuross Head Country Club.
This is followed by a 4 person medley on Monday 6th August and a stableford round on Tuesday August 7th, both at Moruya.
On Thursday August 9th players move to Catalina Country Club at Batemans Bay for a stableford event followed by a four person Irish four ball medley on Friday August 10th.
In conjunction golfers will be competing for the NSWVGA trophy accessed from the results of the Tuesday and Thursday rounds.
Veteran golfers can compete in all five games or select those of interest.
Entry forms are available at competing clubs, or contact can be made through your own clubs delegate or Secretary Co-ordinator Peter Edwards.
Entries close 30th June or when fully subscribed.