Nov 8 to 12 2010 The Australian Veterans Golf Association hold their annual championships in different states each year. Last year was Queensland (Cairns). And this year the championships were held in NSW at Port Macquarie. The event was over 3 rounds of golf at 3 different local golf clubs : Port Macquarie, Camden Haven and Wauchope. All the courses were in great condition, considering there had been a lot of rain the previous week.
Pelican Waters Golf Club was very well represented with 9 players attending the event. Out of those nine people, 6 won prizes. Bob was runner up on the first day at Port Macquarie with a net score of 67 and also runner up on the second day at Camden Haven with a net 68. His third round at Wauchope was not as good with a net 75. However, he did end up as runner up in B Grade for the tournament.
Siobhan also played well. She was ladies runner up on her second day and won the ladies competition on her third day. Siobhan also won a ‘nearest the pin’ prize at Camden Haven. The prizes were vouchers for golf equipment and we ended up with over $750 worth : should not have much problem spending it though !
Next year’s event is to be held in Tasmania and we are looking forward to seeing the state for the first time.
There was a gala dinner and prizegiving at Port Macquarie on the Friday night and a good time was had by all.
The trip was completed with a short 2 night stay at Ballina, on the north east coast of NSW.