Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championship Result

Golfer Richard FroebelVictorian 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)

Cairns 2009 National Veteran Golf Championsip Results















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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. A great event as usual// and to meet so many from years back// for some reasonn I have not had my handicap changed

    Regards Mal Powell NTVGA

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