Geraldton Challenge a Huge Success!
07-09 August 2017
The Geraldton Trip was a huge success with 65 people traveling up to Geraldton for the event; 20 from the Country Vets and 45 from the City Vets. Many of the players arrived early to play on Sunday at Geraldton Golf Club.
The Geraldton Challenge began on Monday 7th of August with local professional Alex McKay from Spalding Park running an hour Golfing Clinic for the group which was especially designed for seniors with great golfing tips and professional advice.
We hit off at 11.00am in beautiful sunshine - which was quite different to the weather we had in Perth prior to that!
The top scores for the Monday game were:
| The Midwest Vets Win the Ron Cole Shield
The official Mid-West VS City Vets Challenge was held on Tuesday 8th of August, with 105 players competing; 65 from the city and 40 locals.
It was a close competition with the Mid-West Vets winning the inaugural Ron Cole Shield with a total of 661 points and the City Vets close behind with 646 points. Well done Mid-West Vets! It was a great competition, a bit windy but thankfully no rain.
A big thank you goes to the local Geraldton golfing community who hosted us with their country hospitality. A special mention to the local women who catered for the event, thank you!
Congratulations to the Top City Vets on the day; Morgan Jensen, Colin Thorniley and Brian Friend.
The third day of the Geraldton Trip was played on Wednesday 9th of August with 35 City Vets staying and playing at Dongarra on the way back to the city. For those that find themselves ‘beached’ in bunkers during your game - Dongarra is the course for you – it has no bunkers on the course, but interestingly they do have an occasional tree in the middle of the fairway!
Best scores for the Dongarra game were; Chuck MacFarlane, Phil Penter, Richard Walker and Frank Davies.
Best City Ladies for the day were; Julie Davies and Philomena Curtin.
Including Geraldton in next year’s fixtures will be discussed in the AGM in December, with a possibly including a stop in Kalbarri.
Country VETS win the Bruce Rowley Shield!
04 April 2017
The Country Vs City Challenge was held yesterday Monday 03 April 2017 at the Bunbury Golf Course. It was an absolute pleasure to play at the Bunbury Golf Course this year, with many people remarking on the immaculate greens and fairways!
The challenge consisted of 130 VETS this year, 60 City VETS and 70 Country VETS.
Congratulations to the Country VETS who won the competition this year. It was a close run with 13 points between the two, City on 740 and Country winning with 758 (top 20 scores from each team). Well done gents!
The Country VETS organised a fantastic day, with a sausage sizzle (sausage and bun, vegemite scrolls, and sweet pastries) being provided after the 9th hole, and a Make You Own Burger station before the presentation. The Country VETS funded the majority of the prizes, with the City VETS also donating three dozen balls for the event.
We are now tied with one win for City VETS in 2016, and one to Country VETS this year. It looks like next year will be an interesting challenge! Looking forward to it!
See below comment on the Bunbury Golf Club website about our event:
CITY VS COUNTRY VETS CHALLENGE
Monday 3rd April saw a good field of 130 golfers representing over thirty metropolitan and SW clubs do battle for the City versus Country veteran’s golf challenge. With perfect weather and the course in fantastic condition (lauded by many of the visiting golfers) the SW gained the upper hand and won the shield 758 points to 740 (top 20 scores from each team). A great time was had by all and there are many people to thank for helping out during the day. Special mention must go to Tom Farrer who manned the barbecue all day and did a sterling job for lunch and tea. Grant Brookes wore his apron with distinction in the kitchen and was indispensable and Les Horrobin in the scorer’s tent made it all possible. Thanks go to the many others from the ground staff to the ladies behind the bar.
|Country VETS President Tim Hunter (left) is presented with the Bruce Rowley Sheild by VETS Captain Gordon Sherlock (right) on behalf of the winners the Country VETS||All of the Country and City veterans who participated in the Country VS City Challenge at Bunbury Golf Course|
R U OK? Day
13 February 2017
The first game of 2017 for the VETS kicked off today at Hartfield Country Club, with 116 players teeing off to start the season in very humid conditions.
As part of the VETS welfare network support objective we held the first raising awareness session regarding men’s health which links to the overall values of the organisation.
Asking your friends, family and golfing buddies “R U OK?” should be encouraged, and thought of as a positive way to show others you care.
Before heading out, the VETS were treated to a neck and shoulder massage by Ryoka on behalf on the Helping Minds team who kindly financed the treatments on the day.
Two representatives from Helping Minds, Jess and Ellen came along to the game to help create awareness around Men’s Mental Health and encourage members to ask each other “R U OK?” They had photos on display of celebrities and sport stars who have a mental health issue and have spoken publically about it. They provided pamphlets on Carer Peer Support.
A special mention to Gail Sexton, Vice Captain Stan’s wife for coming along and providing help and support to the VETS during this event giving out “Beyond Blue” information about men’s mental health, dealing with anxiety, depression and coping with serious health conditions.
Other websites which may be of interest include:
2016 Annual End of Year Carvery Dinner
05 December 2016
The WA VETS held our Annual end of year dinner at the WA Golf Club on Monday 05 December 2016.
It is a opportunity for the Vets to celebrate the end of the 2016 VETS golfing season. This year there was a great turn out as the boys socialised and had a good catch up before the Christmas break. The Vets 2017 season will start again 13 February 2017 at Hartfield Country Club.
Life Member Award - Garry Carter
Congratulations to Garry Carter for being awarded Life Member
Thank you for your hard work and ongoing support Garry!
Below are some photos of those that attended the dinner.
Free Dress Day at Hartfield Country Club
28 November 2016
The VETS held a Free Dress Day at Hartfield Country Club on 28 November 2016. Thank you to everyone that participated.
A special mention to Eddie Fong from the York Golf Club who was awarded the Best Fancy Dress Winner for the day which was judged by the loudest cheers from the VETS at the presentation!
Eddie Fong - York Golf Club
Best Fancy Dress Winner
Jim Treloar - Wanneroo (left)
Tom Grimston - WA Golf Club (right)
One lucky member will be driving away in a BMW!17 May 2016
BMW for a Weekend - you could be spending a weekend driving around in an Ultimate Driving Machine experiencing the luxury, comfort and style of a BMW courtesy of our new sponsor West Coast BMW!
West Coast BMW has come on board and is offering one of their latest BMW’s as a prize for our Joondalup Game on Monday 20 June 2016.
If you can see yourself driving around in the latest BMW on a weekend of your choice, and think you’ve got what it takes to have the Best Score of the Day, then come along to Joondalup Resort and be in it to win it!
Be in early to register for this game - this game will be open to all members including Country Vets.
Normal prizes for all grades will be offered - in addition to the Best Score of the Day prize of a ‘BMW for a Weekend’ prize.
The Joondalup Resort game will be a Shotgun Start at 11.30am.
I will be getting my practice in, so I suggest you all do too (or maybe you shouldn’t...)!
04 April 2016
Thank you to everyone who attended the City vs Country Challenge on Monday 04 April 2016.
There were 142 members of which 70 travelled down from Perth to attend. It was a beautiful day and extremely good conditions for our annual challenge.
A big thank you to the Country Vets who put on a wonderful day, their hospitality was amazing and the food was talked about all day. Well done to all members who helped out, and also to a number of the Bunbury members wives who without their support the day simply wouldn’t have been the same! The half time pumpkin soup was a treat!
Congratulations to the City VETS for a special effort and for taking out the first win on The Bruce Rowley Shield.
Well done City VETS!
Garry Carter, City VETS President accepts the shield on behalf of the City VETS
The Bruce Rowley Shield
A Past President
WA Delegate to AVGU
City Vs County Members down for the Bunbury Challenge
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