Kiama Veterans Golf is the ideal group for any active over 55 who is a keen golfer or just new to the game. Our Vets committee strives to create a social, inclusive atmosphere while still offering the chance for competitive golf.
Kiama Golf Club hosts Vets golf on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Kiama Veterans News December
Many Kiama vet members will be aware that there will be trial whereby paper time sheets will not be used after the January open day competition. The vets committee is not aware of any Illawarra /Shoalhaven golf club that still uses paper time sheets in advance. The reason for this change is that a lot of time has to be spent transferring the booking information from the paper time sheets to the computerised booking sheet on the club website. In future, bookings can be made a fortnight in advance just like for normal club competitions at KGC. This arrangement will begin for the vets open competition on Tuesday 11th February, 2020. If Kiama vet members are in the same playing group with any visitors on the upcoming December and January open days, it would be greatly appreciated if this information was conveyed by you, to them, to reduce any confusion that may occur in the new year. Notices concerning this change will be on display on vet open days where paper time sheets are still current.
Rob Jaeger ( Vice Veterans Captain)
Kiama Veterans News November
At the recently held AGM, the following were elected to coordinate activities for the next 12 months.
President – Barry White, Vice President – Richard Farrant, Captain – Kel Schreiber
Vice Captain – Rob Jaeger, Secretary – Roger Millburn, Treasurer – John Hetherington
Seaside and Valley Veterans Tournament Director – Bob Smith
Committee members – David Martin, Ian Bloodworth, Gordon Patterson, Rex Jones and Geoff Peters, who is also Greens Committee Rep.
Seaside and Valley Veterans Tournament 2019
I would encourage Kiama Vets to play in this tournament. It would be appreciated if you could organise your entry asap to allow for smooth planning by the tournament director. Entry forms are available from the club in the downstairs foyer and also on the NSWVGA website (www.nswvga.com.au).
You can also contact Bob Smith, the tournament director for more details. (email – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 42966953).
The program of events is for play at Jamberoo on Monday 25th and Friday 29th November and at Kiama on Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th November.
Wednesday is a rest day but normal club competitions are running at Kiama and Jamberoo. There will be no KGC Thursday club competition that week so why not participate in the tournament instead, even if you are only available to play on some of the tournament days. It is important that you apply to enter so that are on the list when the draw is made.
Volunteers for spotting on the Kiama days would also be appreciated. If you have the time and would like to help out, there is a sheet on the Vets Notice Board, located in the downstairs foyer, where you can record your name and preferred day and time.
Kiama Mollymook Interclub Challenge
A reminder to all vets that this event is to be held at Kiama on Monday 2nd December.
The event s a 2 person Ambrose format with an 8:00 a.m shotgun start. Normal competition fees will apply on the day. There is a sheet on the main notice board for you to record your intention to play
(Vets Vice Captain)
Kiama Veteran Golfers – October news
The following are/maybe of interest to Veteran Members of the Kiama Golf Club.
The committee of Kiama Vets function in a manner we consider is of, or in the best interest of Vets members and Kiama Golf Club members generally. In doing so we have contributed both financially and positively to the club.
Matters we wish to bring to members attention are;
- The upcoming Seaside/Valley tournament to be played during the week for 24th to 29th November. This event is conducted under the auspicious of N.S.W. VGA and is played as three rounds of single stableford and one round of 4BBB.
Sunday afternoon 24th will involve welcoming and registration of participating players at Kiama Golf Club.
Monday 25th – first round of competition, single stableford at Jamberoo.
Tuesday 26rd – Second round of competition at Kiama.
Wednesday 27th rest and/or recuperation.
Thursday 28th third round of competition followed by presentation evening, both at Kiama.
Friday 29th – 4 BBB competition at Jamberoo.
Members are very welcome to participate in this event. Entry forms are generally available in the downstairs foyer of the club. If not you are more than welcome to contact myself, the club or Bob Smith, the Tournament Director. Further we asked anyone available and interested to act in a positive way as spotters/helpers around the course. This service has been provided in past years and is positively accepted and appreciated by participating visitors. Members available to help in this way are asked to add their names to a list displayed on the Vets notice board in the foyer.
- Vets members are reminded of the return visit of Mollymook vets on 2nd December. This event forms part of twice yearly return visits between our clubs. These days are played in a fun/friendly environment and anyone who has participated have returned with positive comments. A list will soon appear on the Vets Notice Board in the downstairs foyer for those wishing to play on the 2nd. Our president, Barry White, happily fulfills the roll as organisor.
- Most importantly, Vets members are reminded Kiama Veteran Golfs Committee A.G.M. is scheduled to be held at 10am on Sunday 27th October at golf club. Members are encouraged to attend if for nothing else but forwarded your ideas/desired/thoughts of what you want from the committee. YES ALL COMMITTEE POSITION ARE UP FOR ELECTION AND MAYBE REJUVENATION.
5. Members are reminded the next round of the Trevor Bell Shield is to be played at Kiama on Monday 14th October. If interested in participating contact Gus O’Brien.
Kel Schreiber/ Captain.