2014 Australian Veteran Golf Union National Championships – South Western Australia
Are you over 55? Do you fancy a golfing holiday to somewhere different yet still in Australia? Then the AVGU Regis National Championships could be the answer.
Following recent publicity the numbers for this years event have risen to over 330. As reported in June, the Championships are being held from the 9th to the 14th of November. They are using the four best courses in the Bunbury/Busselton region of South Western Australia and still have room for another 100 players.
The event is a championship for men but also features a separate Ladies Stableford event for partners. Ladies will this year play at the same venue as their partners making travel arrangements more convenient.
There is a flurry of activity at the Bunbury, Capel, Sanctuary and Busselton clubs to make sure that all is in readiness to receive so many interstate visitors.
The host association is the Country Veteran’s Golf Assoc. of WA.
The management committee of 12 includes several members who have played in the National Championships each year for the last 7 or 8. They will be incorporating all the best features of other state’s events to make 2014 the best ever.
Good accommodation is plentiful. A range of Hotels, Motels, Caravan Parks, Farm Stays, Resorts, B & B’s and self-catering options are available.
Aquatic tourism attractions within easy reach include the Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre and the Busselton Jetty Underwater World. There are pristine white beaches and rocky coves, limestone caves, harbour and river cruises, wineries, cheese factories and olive farms are all waiting to be explored. Just inland from Bunbury are the attractive hills and dales of the Ferguson Valley with “Gnomesville “ and specialist breweries. Not to be missed are the fruit growing regions of Donnybrook and Harvey.
Within an hour and a half of the golf venues are picturesque undulating historic farming areas around Bridgetown, Balingup, and Boyup. Art & craft studios abound. Margaret River boasts surfing beaches and well-known wineries. Stand on the cliffs at the point where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Tell your friends how you played at Augusta!
Further afield in the South West there are the Stirling Ranges National Park, the
Manjimup Forests, the Walpole Tree Top Walk and a host of tourist attractions around Albany.
The Country Veteran’s Golf Association has 20 member clubs within the region, all of whom are anxious to look after our visitors. A list of special offers and discounts will be distributed to participants in the Championships.
Closing Day Extended for AVGU National Championships
The closing date for registrations to the 2014 Regis AVGU National Championships has been extended to mid October 2014 or until the capacity is reached. The capacity contraints are not the field sizes, but how many can be seated for the presentation dinner, which is 500. We have 456 at the moment. After we reach capacity we will make a waitng list, as there will be inevitable withdrawals.
Please pass this information onto anybody who may be considering registering.
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