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 Veteran Golf is following our usual playing program, with the exception of the following;
As previously reported NSWVGA have introduced a new event, 4BBB championship. To be played at Port Macquarie on 30th September. Each zone is required to nominate a team representing their individual zone. To qualify our zone is conducting two qualifying events, the team with best aggregate score over these events will go through to Port Macquarie. TEAMS CAN BE TWO MEN, 2 WOMEN OR A MIXED TEAM. Qualifying rounds for the Illawarra will be played at Kiama on Friday 28TH JUNE and at Shellharbour Links on 7TH AUGUST. Members intending to contest this event are to contact both Clubs to reserve spots on the time sheet.
I am informed the NSWVGA intend to pay the cost of accommodation for articipants at Port Macquarie and may contribute to costs incurred in travel to the event.
On a more local issue, Kiama Vets are reminded of the up-comping Illawarra Gold medal playoff. Three men and three lady vets will qualify to contest the playoff. Three (3) male and three (3) female members , who make themselves available will be selected. For men the selections will be on the basis results of our Open Day on 11th June. Once the days’ results are available I will contact players qualified in order of merit until I identify those desiring to contest the event at Port Kembla on 28TH AUGUST. Ladies will be selected and notified by Ladies Vets Captain.
Kel Schreiber / Vets. Captain.
Veteran Members are advised we have two events of members interest coming up in the near future.
(1) Our ongoing inter club challenge with Mollymook is on again. On 15th April we travel to Mollymook for a return visit. Kiama members wishing/intending to participate are reminded a notice has been prepared and displayed on the Vets Notice board in the club foyer. You are asked to put your name on the list if you intended to participate. The folks at Mollymook put on a good day and a top quality course for us. The event being played as a two person ambrose format.
(2) The annual I.V.G.A. Trevor Bell Shield event for 2019 commences on monday 8th April at Jamberoo. Again a notice has been prepared and if you are interest in playing please add your name to the appropriate list. Dates for each round are displayed, but it appears a couple of changes to that advertised will occur. The changes are not until mid-way through the year. Gus O’Brien is again Captain/Co-ordinator.
(3) After all the talk, a new Vets shirt of slightly different design and a better quality material has finally come to fruition. The shirts have been ordered and will be available in the next couple of weeks. They will be on sale to Vets members at a cost of $25-00 each. We still have a few of the current style shirts which are on fire sale at cost of $20-00 each. There are 4 small; 1 medium and 6 large available.
The plan at the moment is the new shirts will be available for purchase at the scorers desk on the April Open day. Or they will obviously be available once they arrive by contacting myself; Joe Wilson or Barry White but the Open Day is considered as more convenient for everyone.intending buy one.
Kel Schreiber / Vets Captain