2011 Australian Veteran Golf Championship spots still available

Tasmanian GolfTHERE are still a number of spots available for the 2011 Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championships taking place this October in spectacular Tasmania.

The five day event will be held at three stunning courses within 15 kilometres of the Hobart CBD with a presentation dinner at the Wrest Point Hotel.

The veteran golf national championship is open to amateur golfers, aged 55 years or older, who are financial members of an affiliated Veteran Golf Club, Group or Association.
Entry for ladies is open to partners of male entrants and Lady Veteran Golfers. All entrants must have a current Golf Australia handicap.

The championship is on from 23rd October to 28th October at the Claremont Golf Club, North West Bay Golf Club and Tasmanian Golf Club.

Tournament Director Ron Graham said while bookings had been very healthy the event still had extra capacity and organisers had decided to keep entry open until the week before the event.

As of September 6 there were some 325 players registered to take part as well as around 100 non-playing visitors.

The cost for males is $220, including four games of golf and the Presentation Dinner, $190 for ladies including three games of golf and the dinner, and $90 for non-players including the dinner.

There is a variety of accommodation available in the area and many entrants were taking advantage of the special rates available for the Spirit of Tasmania to bring their own cars and extend the stay with a tour of the Apple isle.

“The organisation for the event is going well and it should be a memorable tournament for the players,” Graham said.

“We’ve also organised a lot of tours for the non-players because we know a lot of players are bringing their wives and partners and we are ensuring they will be well catered for.”

The Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championship is an annual event that rotates through the states.

For more information and registration links on the 2011 Championship, which is hosted by the Tasmanian Veteran Golfers Union, visit the championship website here.

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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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