NSW Veteran Golfers - Activities & Office Bearers
Weeks of Golf
Weeks of Golf started in the early 1980’s, with Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Blue Mountains being among the earliest.
There are now around 50 WOGs held under the auspices of the NSWVGA from February to December each year. Locations range throughout NSW from Coolangatta/Tweed Heads in the North to Eden in the South and Broken Hill in the West. See the Program for the full list.
Six tournaments are held under the auspices of the NSWVGA each year:
- Stroke Play Championships, first held in 1993
- Match Play Championships, first held in 1997, with the Ladies event added in 2018
- Mixed Better Ball Championships, first held in 1997
- Sandgreen Championships – Mens first held in 1997, Mens Better Ball first held in 2002, Mixed Better Ball first held in 2009
In addition the NSWVGA holds a Gold Medal tournament each year for the winners of local tournaments held by Groups and Clubs.
Grassroots Prize Scheme
In 2018, Vice-President Richard Doyle suggested the introduction of a scheme to benefit to members at the grassroots level, to reflect the significant number of members who are unable to attend Weeks of Golf or Championships. The proposal was to give prize vouchers for member competitions at the club level.
This proposal was approved by the Executive Council and in 2019 the Grassroots Prize scheme came into operation, thanks to great efforts from Richard in checking memberships and qualification of clubs, and in managing the operation.
The scheme provides over 400 vouchers every year drawn on local businesses to ensure that benefit flows through to the local economy, with a total value of over $10,000.
|G. Clarke||1985||John Hart||1986-1988||Reg Gardiner||1989-1991|
|Len Shadwick||1992||Des Coady||1993-2008||Dick Farrant||2009-2016|
|Len Shadwick||1991||John Leckie||1991-1992||Alan Read||1992|
|Peter Berriman||1993-1994||John Powell||1993-2002||Eric Moulder||1995-2012|
|Bill Poole||1998-2012||Les Mann||2003-2015||Ian Vidler||2013-2016|
|John Dixon||2016||Richard Doyle||2017-2018||Kel Pearce||2017|
|Les Knox||2018-||John Daley||2019-|
|Mervyn Burke||1985-1992||Reg Gardiner||1993-1995||Bob Coulson||1995-1996|
At the end of 1996 the roles of Secretary and Treasurer were split because of the increasing workload.
|Dick Farrant||1997-2008||Trevor Bell||2009-2012||Len Payne||2013-2018|
|Bob Coulson||1997-2007||Alan Neems||20018-2011||David Gunner||2012-|
|Alan Read||1991||John Muggleton||1991|
|Peter Berriman||1992||Max Baker||1993|
|Cliff Cullen||1996-1997||Keith Gray||1996-1997||John Dulihanty||1998-2001|
|Eddie Boots||1998-1999||Ashley Harrison||1998-1999||Jim McArdle||2000-2005|
|Rex Tate||2000-2009||Ron Walford||2001||Les Mann||2001-2002|
|Trevor Bell||2003-2008||Ron Simmons||2005-2016||Mike Fenton||2006|
|Alan Neems||2007||Richard Doyle||2007-2016||John Wickett||2007-2009|
|Col Darley||2008-2016||Bob Coulson||2009||John Buttle||2010|
|Alan Young||2010-2012||Ian Vidler||2010-2012||Chris Evans||2011-2016|
|Kel Pearce||2013-2016||Stuart Dossetor||2016-|
|Les Knox||2017-||Lance Fredericks||2017-||Garry Mason||2017-|
|John Daley||2017-||Peter Taylor||2018-||Gerry Cox||2018-|
|Aileen Williams||2019-||Peter Guy||2019-|
|Paul Horton||2002-2016||Barry Maloney||2017-2018||Stuart Dossetor||2018-|