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 Veteran 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.
“With the Adelaide event done and dusted the attention will now shift to the 2009 AVGU National Championship in Cairns.
AVGU National Veteran Championship Results Adelaide 2008
54 Hole Gross Winner and Champion for 2008 – The Jack Barkell Trophy
Richard FROEBEL 237 Gross Cranbourne Golf Club, Vic
54 Hole Net Winner for 2008 – The Vic KENDALL Trophy
Michael ASPROS 212 Net Bonnie Doon Golf Club, NSW
54 Hole Runner Up Gross
Barry FOSS 240 Gross Buninyong Golf Club, Vic
54 hole Net Winner A Grade
Mike LITIS 227, Royal Perth C/B
54 hole Runner Up A Grade
Peter LANGHAM 227, The Grange, SA
54 Hole Gross Winner B Grade
Joe ALEXANDER 271 Nedlands Golf Club, WA
54 Hole Gross Runner Up B Grade
Rod PROBERT 273 Blackwood Golf Club, SA
54 Hole Net Winner B Grade
Rod Peters 225, Queanbeyan Golf Club, NSW
54 Hole Net Runner Up B Grade
Alan Booth 231, Gunghalin Lakes Golf Club, ACT
54 Hole Gross Winner C Grade
Rod NUNN 272 Balgowlah Golf Club, NSW
54 Hole Gross Runner Up C Grade
Harold LOVELOCK 275 Redland Bay Golf Club, QLD
54 Hole Net Winner C Grade
Trevor BISSETT 220 Coffs Harbour Golf Club, NSW
54 Hole Net Runner Up C Grade
Reg PEARCE 221 Pinjarra Golf Club, WA
36 Hole Winner A Grade Ladies
Marion THOMAS 76 Points Horton Park Golf Club, QLD
36 Hole Runner Up A Grade Ladies
Sandi PROBERT 72 Points Blackwood Golf Club, SA
36 Hole Winner B Grade Ladies
Marjorie CARTER 75 Points WA Golf Club, WA
36 Hole Runner Up B Grade Ladies
Susan SADLER 71 Points, Bonnie Doon Golf Club, NSW
(Results Courtesy of SA Veteran Golfers Association)