Mid-West trip 9-12 August 2020

A total of 21 players, including some partners, travelled to the Mid-West to play a series of games over 4 days at Kalbarri Golf Club, Spalding Park & Geraldton golf clubs in Geraldton and Dongara Golf Club.

The weather forecast for the trip was very bleak and only the brave, and possibly fool hardy, took on the challenge on day 1 in Kalbarri. As it turned out they were rewarded with a dry game, although extremely tough windy conditions. Top scores were:

Mick Brazier – 35pts, David Scott – 31 pts, Tom Grimston – 30 pts

Day 2 was held at Spalding Park Golf Club where players were rewarded with less wind and dry conditions to enjoy a game on a course in great condition. The results reflected this with top scores being:

 Jim Treloar & Mick Brazier – 36 pts, Beth Warrell & Stan Bartley – 35 pts

Day 3 was played at Geraldton Golf Club where the members played against the Mid-West Vets for the Ron Cole Perpetual Shield. The City Vets put up a good fight but home advantage prevailed with the Mid-West Vets coming out winners 611 to 595.

Thank you to the local Geraldton golfing community, and in particular to the ladies who hosted and catered for us with their typical country hospitality.

City Vets top scores were:

Alan Baker, Gerhard Saueracker, Kath Fordham & Chuck Macfarlane – 33 pts

Day 4 we travelled to Dongara Golf Club. Although this course has no bunkers it is a challenging and beautiful course with amazing views. Once again we received country hospitality and a beautiful sunny day to conclude our Mid-West tour. Top scores for Dongara were:

David Scott – 33 pts, Glen Ward & Digby Barrett – 31 pts

The top scores for those that braved all 4 rounds were:

Mick Brazier – 128 pts, David Scott – 124 pts, Digby Barrett – 121 pts, Alan Baker – 119 pts & Tom Grimston – 115 pts

 

Captain Geraldton GC

& David Scott

Captain City Vets

with the Ron Cole trophy

2019 National Championships Results

11 – 15 November 2019 Launceston, Tasmania

Click here for the link to the 2019 Launceston AVGU National Championships results.

Western Australia performed well with the following stand out winners:

Peter Hayward – Mens A Grade Net Winner on 225

Colin Thorniley – Mens 75+ Stableford Winner on 98 

 WAVGA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

The 2019 Club Championships were played over 36 holes at Mt Lawley Golf Club on 19 August and at The Western Australian Golf Club on 26 August. Members enjoyed two days of glorious winter sunshine on two of our more popular golf courses. A and B grade played stroke whilst C grade played stableford. Whilst there was some strong competition, congratulations to Warren Howard who ran out a clear overall gross winner with a 36 hole total of 158.

A special thanks to Ross Hancock who kindly donated the perpetual trophies for the gross winner and net winners for A, B and C grade.

Click on the link below for the full results.

WAVGA 2019 Championship results

The grade winners were:

Club Champion 2019

    Warren Howard

A Grade Net Winner

           David St George 

Club Champion 2019

Warren Howard

A Grade Net Winner

David St George

 

B Grade Net Winner

      Mick Brazier

 

A Grade Net Winner

   David St George

 

 B grade Net Runner Up

            Jack Ebbs

 

C Grade Stableford Winner

          Gary Carter

 C Grade Stableford Runner Up – Peter Livingstone

City V Country Challenge

8 April 2019

The first City Vs Country Challenge for 2019 was hosted by the COUNTRY VETS and held on Monday 08 April 2019 at Sanctury Golf Resort in Bunbury. It was a great pleasure for all to play on this magnificent Golf Course, despite many players giving up numerous balls to the thirsty water hazards.

There were 110 VETS in the field, 50 City VETS and 60 Country VETS.

Congratulations to the COUNTRY VETS who won this challenge by a mere 3 points, City Vets on 694 and Country Vets on 697 (top 20 scores from each team).

Thanks very much to the Country Vets for their hospitality and we look forward to hosting the reverse challenge at Mandurah Country Club in November.

Congratulations also to Don Lamont from Sun City who was the overall net winner on 41 points.

Colin Thorniley WAVGA President

presenting the BRUCE ROWLEY SHIELD

to Tim Hunter CVGA President

2018 Annual End of Year Carvery Dinner

10 December 2018

The WA VETS held their Annual end of year dinner at the WA Golf Club on Monday 10 December 2018.

This is an opportunity for the Vets to celebrate the end of their golfing season and have a good social catch up over a meal and drink before the Christmas break. This year we had a record number for the dinner with 88 in total.

Vets 2019 season will start again on Monday 11 February 2019 at Hartfield Country Club with a pre-season South West Tour to Manjimup, Walpole, Denmark and Albany from 5-8 February.

 

End of year WAVGA Perpetual trophy winner

Robert Ryan 41 points

Below are some photos of those that attended the dinner

2018 National Championships Results and Photos

12 – 16 November 2018

Click here for the link to the 2018 Port Stephens AVGU National Championships results.

Club Championships 2018

The 2018 club championships were played over 36 holes of stroke play at Hartfield Country Club on 27 August and at Royal Perth Golf Club on 10 September.

Championship results were:

 A Grade Gross winner

John Ryan 161

A Grade Net winner

Phil Penter 149

A Grade Gross

runner up

Brendan Curtin 165

A Grade Net

runner up

Charlie Lancey 150

B Grade Gross winner

David Patrick 175

B Grade Net

runner up

Bill Brogan 146

B Grade Gross

runner up

Michael Brazier 176

C Grade Net winner

Paul McShanag 149

C Grade Gross winner

John Dec 190

C Grade Net

runner up

John Henderson 149

C Grade Gross runner up – Fred Feucs 191

B Grade Net winner – Graham Bourgault 146

Ross Smith

Ross Smith Of Success formerly of Forestfield passed away on 31 May 2018

Ross was a committee man 2007

Vice Captain 2008

Captain 2009, 2010

Vice President 2011,2012

President 2013