The History of Western Australian Veteran Golfers Association

The Western Australian Veteran Golfers Association Inc. was founded in 1982 following a visit by Mr. Macklin-Shaw, President South Australian Veteran Golfers Association.

Following a meeting at Royal Fremantle Golf Club on 16 th August 1982 addressed by Mr. Macklin-Shaw a steering committee was formed on 20 th September and we became affiliated with the Australian Veteran Golfers Union, embracing veteran golfers throughout Australia .

Inaugural steering committee:

President John Seward Lake Karrinyup Golf Club

V/President Roy Bolton Royal Fremantle Golf Club

Captain Dick McEwan Lake Karrinyup Golf Club

Secretary John Roberts Nedlands Golf Club

Committee Wally O’Donnell Sea View Golf Club

Norm Johnstone Western Australian Golf Club

Roy Ward Pickering Brook Golf Club

The first game was held at Royal Fremantle Golf Club on Friday 26 th November 1982 .

Competition fee $2.00 plus Green fee $3.00 plus a buffet meal for $5.00.

Invited guests included:

Mr. Ken King President Australian Veteran Golfers Union

Mr. Harry Macklin-Shaw President South Australian Golfers Association.

Mr. Jim Barr President Western Australian Golf Association.

Mr Max Binning Captain Royal Fremantle Golf Club.

Mr. Ray Turner (Sponsor) Town & Country Building Society.

W.A. Veteran Golfers Membership now stands at over 700 in the metro area, playing 40 games a year at each others courses, in the South West over 500 play at 18 courses during the year.

Western Australian Veteran Golfers Association. Inc. is affiliated with the Australian Veteran Golfers Union which has a President and Secretary and is controlled by one delegate from each State, W.A, S.A, Vic, Tas, NSW, A.C.T, Qld and N.T.

The National Tournament rotates around the states each year and is run by that state body under the auspices of the Australian Veteran Golfers Union Inc.

The Australian Veteran Golfers Union is affiliated with the world Federation of Seniors Golfers whose headquarters is in Broadmore USA where they play an annual international tournament open to all world players.

The Australian total number of registered players is over 30,000 in all states, with 1,200 in W.A.