2009 national veteran golf championships for Cairns

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The Veteran Golfers Australian Championship will return to Queensland in 2009 and the Queensland Veteran Golf Union has allocated the event to Cairns.

The Championship will be held in August, which organisers say is the best time of year in the northern city with pleasant dry conditions, low humidity and an average daily maximum temperature of 27 degrees.

The Queensland Union have chosen two of the best local courses on which to stage the event.

Half Moon Bay Golf Club is a scenic course with a backdrop of lush rainforest and it has one fairway only 30 metres from the Coral Sea. It is renowned for its abundant wildlife.

Cairns Golf Club is set against spectacular mountain scenery. The course features generous fairways and wide greens and is generally regarded as a friendly course but with the tees back and clever pin placements its mood changes and it has real bite for the unwary golfer.

Both courses will be set up to fully challenge the skills of the low handicap players, but on days when the C Graders and ladies are playing, the courses will be tweaked to make them testing but not as severe.

A Ladies Golf Classic will be conducted at the same time as the Championship for accompanying ladies and organizers are working to make this a top level event.

Nomination forms will be distributed in October but organisers say they are already receiving a strong flow of enquiries and  indications are that available places will be taken up very quickly.

Cairns 2009 National Veteran Golf Championsip Results

National Veteran Golf Championship Cairns – Story Update February 2009

For more information visit the Queensland Veteran Golf Union.

 See our stories on the 2008 Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championships in Adelaide

 

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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

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  1. […] Victorian golfer Richard Froebel has won the Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championship in Adelaide. It was two years on the trot for Froebel, from Cranbourne Golf Club, who also won the event in Darwin last year. Some 250 golfers from around the country took part in the week long event, with the 54 championship holes played at thee of Adelaide’s premier courses, The Vines of Reynella, Blackwood Golf Club and Tea Tree Gully Golf Club. Tournament Director and President of host organisation the South Australian Veterans Golfers Association, Jeff McAllister, said there were entrants from 200 clubs around Australia. Some two hundred male golfers and 44 ladies took part in the event, which began with a registration and welcome function on Sunday October 12 and finishing with a Presentation Dinner on the Friday night which was attended by 350 guests. South Australian Governor Admiral Kevin Scarce was special guest and presented the main trophies . “Everyone who was at the dinner came up and said what a wonderful tournament it was and really enjoyed it and that was very heartening,” McAllister said. A tremendous amount of organisation goes into such an event and apart from a few minor hassles with some mini bus hire arrangements and some concerns about golf cart hire pricing at a venue it all went well. McAllister estimated he did around 600 kilometres during the week going from course to course and to the other venues. “Everyone enjoyed the courses, a couple of them said they were a bit tough the way they played but all in all they said it was a great experience,” McAllister said. (More results to come) With the Adelaide event done and dusted the attention will now shift to the 2009 AVGU National Champions in Cairns. […]

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