John Ciezki leads 2014 national vets championship in WA

Victorian golfer John Ciezki is looking good for an unprecedented third successive national veterans title
Victorian golfer John Ciezki is looking good for an unprecedented third successive national veterans title

By Brian O’Hare

DEFENDING CHAMPION John Ciezki was on track to make it three in a row after the opening round of the 2014 Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championship in Western Australia on Tuesday.

Ciezki shot a three over 75 at the Capel Golf Club to lead the 54 hole stroke championship.

“That’s a good start,” the 62 year old Victorian golfer said. “I was struggling a bit off the tee but I’m happy.”

Ciezki, from the Buninyong Golf Club near Ballarat, won the championship in 2012 when it was conducted in his home state on courses in the Mornington Peninsula area and followed it up with a victory in Canberra last year.

Ciezki was obviously feeling reasonably confident but wasn’t getting ahead of himself.

“We’ll see what the golfing gods bring,” he said.

The AVGU National Championship is an annual event that rotates around the states and territories. It is held over three handicapped grades with gross and nett champions rewarded.

Some 384 golfers and 90 non playing partners have gathered in the south western region of WA for the event this year with play conducted at Capel as well as Bunbury Golf Club, Busselton Golf Club and the Sanctuary Golf Resort. Lady partners also play a stableford championship.

Check out our photo gallery from the championship from the link below and there is also a link to the current leaderboard.

More information is available at the Country Veteran Golfers Association of WA website here and in our previous stories by clicking on the ASG avgu national championships category

2014 AVGU – Results and Leaderboard

The current results for each grade are available from MiTournament.  No login required.  Simply go to MiTournamnet via the link below and scoll down to see the Leaderboards for the AVGU Championships.

AVGU Leaderboards

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017


  1. Dear Brian,
    Loved all your photos at the veteran golf in W.A. however I am wondering if you are able to send to me the photos of the Buninyong group of golfers which you took at the presentation night.Hope you still have them on file somewhere. Hope you had an enjoyable christmas and new year Looking forward to your reply


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