The Mackay and Proserpine Veteran Golfers Associations

cordially invite all
Veteran Men and Women
Golfers to join the fun
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Wintersun Championships Carnival

Calling all Veteran Golfers to Nominate for the
Wintersun 2017 Carnival

Monday 7th August – Tuesday 15th August 2017.
Proserpine, Sarina, Pioneer Valley & Mackay Golf Clubs.

Nominations are now being invited for Wintersun 2017. You can nominate electronically on this page, or download a pdf of the Nomination Form. Nomination forms are also being eMailed to all our friends from previous years. 

Please pass on this information to any veteran golfers who might be interested in joining us for this great fun tournament.

If you want to be placed on our mailing list, please eMail to Pat Crompton (patandbrenda@bigpond.com) or Tony Bell (tony@belltec.com.au).

For the caravan or motor home travelers, you might like to check out:
Proserpine Tourist Park – phone (07) 4945 1554.
Proserpine Show Grounds –  contact Kathryn Borer – 0427 473 639.
Andergrove Van Park – Mackay – phone 1800 424 922.

The Wintersun Veteran Golfers Carnival is held annually at four different golf courses in and around Mackay over nine days.

The tournament starts with two rounds at Proserpine on 7th & 8th August, followed by 18 holes at Sarina on Thursday and 18 holes at Pioneer Valley on Friday.  The tournament ends with the final two rounds of the Championships at Mackay on Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th August, with the Presentation Dinner on Tuesday night at Mackay. All events in the Tournament are held under the auspices of the QVGA.

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Draws for each competition will be published for your convenience on this web site or on the host club’s web site several days prior to the event.

MOTORISED BUGGIES: The organisers will arrange the hire of all motorised buggies for competitors where required.  Please note, however, that at some courses, the availability of buggies is limited, and early nomination with your buggy request is suggested.  All available carts will be controlled by the local Veterans Club through your nomination, so please do not try to book carts directly with the Clubs.

TEE TIMES: Whilst the organisers will make every effort to allocate a special tee time requested for medical reasons, we cannot guarantee that your request can be met.

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2 Rounds – 18 hole course,
5781 / 5440 metres,
easy walking Par 71/73.

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2 Rounds – 18 hole course,
5777 / 5270 metres,
easy walking Par 71.

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1 Round – 18 hole course,
5792 / 5226 metres,
easy walking Par 71.

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1 Round – 18 hole course,
6089 / 5387 metres,
easy walking Par 72.

Program of Events

Click on these bars to read details of the events in the Wintersun Carnival 2017 at each of the participating clubs.

WINTERSUN 72 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2017

Four round Championships – the prestige event of the Wintersun Carnival

Rounds 1 & 2  at Proserpine on Monday & Tuesday 7th & 8th August 2017 (field limit 220)
Rounds 3 & 4  at Mackay on Monday & Tuesday 14th & 15th August 2017 (field limit 230)

Men: Single Stroke – Women: Single Stableford – Tee times from 6:30 am
Gross (Men only) and Nett events in three grades.

Proserpine and Mackay are holding 36 hole and 18 hole events in conjunction with the Championships.  Nomination for the Championships includes your entry in the 36 and 18 hole events.

Players may nominate for Proserpine or Mackay only – refer to the Proserpine and Mackay events for detailed information.

PROSERPINE AND MACKAY 36 HOLE CLASSICS - 2017

PROSERPINE 36 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Rounds 1 & 2 – Monday & Tuesday 7th & 8th August 2017
36 holes event; Morning and afternoon fields (2-tee start), morning field from 6:30 am.

Men: Single Stroke – Women: Single Stableford – Gross (Men only) and Nett events in three grades, with a Golden Years event in conjunction (Men – over 75 years, Women – over 70).

Round 1 and Round 2 18 hole nett events are held in conjunction with the 36 hole event.  Nomination for the Championships or the 36 hole event includes your entry in the 18 hole events.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the day on Monday and Tuesday.  A Presentation Luncheon on Tuesday (included in nomination) will be available continuously from 12:30 pm. An additional fee applies for non-playing guests at the luncheon.

Presentations for the 2 rounds will be held at Proserpine on Tuesday at the conclusion of the day’s competition.

MACKAY 36 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Rounds 1 & 2 – Monday & Tuesday 14th & 15th August 2017
36 hole event; Morning and afternoon fields (2-tee start), morning field from 6:30 am.

Men: Single Stroke – Women: Single Stableford – Gross (Men only) and Nett events in three grades, with a Golden Years event in conjunction (Men – over 75 years, Women – over 70).

Round 1 and Round 2 18 hole nett events are held in conjunction with the 36 hole event.  Nomination for the Championships or the 36 hole event includes your entry in the 18 hole events.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the day on Monday and Tuesday.

The Wintersun Presentation Dinner (included in nomination) will be held at Mackay Golf Club, 7:00 for 7:30 pm.  Non-playing guests may attend for an additional fee. Presentations for the 2 rounds and the 72 hole Championships will be made at this function.

SARINA AND PIONEER VALLEY 18 HOLE CLASSICS - 2017

SARINA 18 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Thursday 10th August 2017 – 18 hole event at Sarina Golf Club, approximately 25 minutes south of Mackay.
Morning field (2-tee start), from 7:30 am – Men & Women: Single Stableford.

A Trophy Presentation lunch will be held at the clubhouse after the field finishes (included in nomination).

A superb 16-hole moderately hilly layout – recommended that you book early if you require a motorised cart.

PIONEER VALLEY 18 HOLE WINTERSUN CLASSIC

Friday 11th August 2017 – 18 hole event at Pioneer Valley Golf Club, Mirani
approximately 40 minutes west of Mackay.
Morning field (2-tee start), from 8:00 am – Men & Women: Single Stableford.

A lunch (included in nomination) will be available after the round for early starters and at half time for later starters. Trophy Presentation will be held after the field finishes. An event not to be missed on this great par 72 18-hole layout.

OTHER CLUB'S EVENTS AROUND THE SAME TIME - 2017

Proserpine Women’s Open – Fri 4th August 2017

Proserpine Mixed Foursomes Open – Sat 5th August 2017

Proserpine Men’s Open – Sun 6th August 2017

Pioneer Valley Veterans Open – Thu 17th August 2017

Black Springs Veterans Open – Fri 18th August 2017

Many other North and Central Queensland clubs hold Veteran Golf events before and after Wintersun.

You can find details from the Queensland Veteran Golfers web site.

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REGULAR VETERAN COMPETITIONS

MACKAY: every Monday – contact Pat Crompton – (07) 4942 4985

PROSERPINE: every Tuesday – contact Kathryn Borer 0427 473 639

PIONEER VALLEY: every Thursday – ring Club – (07) 4959 1277

SARINA: every week – ring Club – (07) 4956 1761

BLACK SPRINGS: every Thursday – ring Club – (07) 4952 6446

ABRIDGED CONDITIONS OF PLAY - 2017

  1. Each player must be a financial member of a registered Golf Club and have a current Golf Australia Handicap.
  2. Each player must be a financial member of a Veteran or Lady Veterans Golf Club.
  3. At Proserpine and Mackay, priority will be given to players nominating for the 72 hole event. Players nominating for Proserpine only or Mackay only will be allocated places if there are vacancies.
  4. For each Proserpine and Mackay round, handicaps will be determined from the player’s GA Handicap on the day or days specified by the Tournament Committee, adjusted for the course Slope Rating. Where the Tournament Committee provides cards with a handicap pre-recorded, that handicap will be deemed to be the correct Playing Handicap for that round, otherwise the player is responsible for recording their correct Playing Handicap for the day on that course.
  5. Grades for the tournament will be allocated according to the player’s Playing Handicap for the first score round for the highest rank event played on these courses.
  6. Handicaps for the Sarina and Pioneer Valley Events will be the player’s GA Handicap on the previous day, as determined by the respective Match Committee, and adjusted for slope.
  7. The Rules of Golf shall apply and any local rules that are in operation at the time of the event.
  8. A player can win only one major trophy at each 18 or 36 hole event. The same rule applies separately to the 72 hole championship – a separate event – but does not affect trophy distributions in the 36/18 hole events played in conjunction.
  9. All fees must be paid with the Entry Form. No fees can be refunded after the close of nominations.

NOMINATING FOR THE WINTERSUN CARNIVAL

NOMINATE ELECTRONICALLY

Nominate for the 2017 Wintersun Carnival electronically.

Scroll down to lower on this page to see the electronic nomination form – the most convenient way to nominate in 2017.

You will need to pay your Nomination Fee into the Mackay Veteran Golfers Association Inc account at the Commonwealth Bank. We suggest you use your name and GolfLink number as the transaction reference.

When you click the Submit button, it will send an EMail to the Tournament Director to register your nomination.

PAPER NOMINATION FORM

Paper nomination forms are available in pdf format which you can now download. To download the Nomination Form – Click Here…

Print the Form and Mail or Scan

Print a copy of the 2017 Nomination Form, complete all details and MAIL Nomination Form to

Tournament Director, Tony Bell,
2 Flors Ave, Mt Pleasant, Mackay, Qld 4740

OR

SCAN the form and EMAIL to  tony@belltec.com.au

NOMINATION FEES.

Fees MUST accompany nomination, either by cheque, or (preferred) you can pay by direct credit to the Wintersun Bank Account – details on the nomination form.

For more information, contact:

Tournament Director:  Tony Bell
E-Mail: tony@belltec.com.au  Phone: (07) 4942 3652    Mob: 0437 826 220

Pat Crompton: E-Mail: patandbrenda@bigpond.com  Phone: (07) 4942 4985

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DRAWS AND RESULTS

Draws for Wintersun event rounds will be linked from this page when available a few days before the round.

DISPLAY THE DRAWS AND RESULTS

DRAWS

Links to the Draws for Wintersun will be published on this page as they become available.

2016 RESULTS – CLICK TO READ

Trophy Winners – Wintersun Carnival 2016 – Click Here…

 

WINTERSUN ELECTRONIC NOMINATION FORM

You can nominate electronically for Wintersun 2017 by completing your details in the form below and eMailing your nomination to the Tournament Director by clicking the Submit button. NOTE that, if using this form, you MUST pay your Nomination Fee by Direct Credit.

If you are wanting to nominate on a paper form instead, you will be able to download one by Clicking Here…

WARNING

After you tap the “Submit” button, the page will attempt to send an eMail to the Wintersun Committee and the page will be refreshed to display the Top-of-page.

You should always scroll down to the bottom of the page to confirm that the “Confirmation Message – Thank you for…” is there, or whether there are “error” messages. Fields will be highlighted in “pink” if an error has occurred.

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Why not stay a little longer and play in these:

Pioneer Valley Veteran’s Open 2017
Thursday 17th August 2017

Nomination Forms will be available on the Pioneer Valley Golf Club web site
www.pioneervalleygolf.com.au
or Phone (07) 4959 1277

Nomination Fee: $30, includes BBQ lunch – Closing Date 10th August 2017.

Limited number of motorised buggies – book yours by phone ASAP.

Black Springs Veteran’s Open 2017
Friday 18th August 2017

Nomination Forms will be available on the Black Springs Golf Club web site
www.blackspringsgolfcourse.com
or Phone (07) 4952 6446

Nomination Fee: $30, includes sizzle in afternoon – Closing Date 11th August 2017.
Contact: bsgc@bigpond.net.au

ACCOMMODATION FOR WINTERSUN

Looking for van park accommodation for Wintersun? You could check these out….

Proserpine Tourist Park – 79-83 Anzac Rd, Proserpine QLD 4800, phone (07) 4945 1554.

Proserpine Show Grounds –  from Wednesday 2nd August, Contact Kathryn Borer – 0427 473 639 (bobkatsail@hotmail.com).

Andergrove Van Park – 40-68 Beaconsfield Road East, Andergrove, Mackay, Q. 4740 – Details at www.andergrovevanpark.com or phone 1800 424 922 or (07) 4942 4922.
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