Sign up for NSW Veteran Golfers Matchplay Championship

Tony Jones and Ron Hall during the 2008 final play-offPLACES are still available for the NSW Veteran Golfers Association Matchplay Championship being played in the Illawarra from June 8 to 12.

Tournament Director Dick Farrant says numbers are already up on the very successful event held in the Illawarra for the first time last year but there are still spots for both men and women.

The tournament is being played at three top south coast courses, Shellharbour Links, The Grange and Port Kembla.

The top 16 men will play off the stick for the championship and there will be at least three other handicap divisions for men and two for women.

Dick says the tournament is organised so all participants get a full week of matchplay and will end up on the Friday playing a fellow competitor with the same win/loss ratio.

Last year’s winner Tony Jones (pictured left with Ron Hall) from the Waratah Club will be defending his title along with runner-up Ron Hall from Port Kembla Golf Club.

Other low markers vying for the championship include Greg Kent (Charlestown), Joe Marumo (Federal), Bob Angus (Cumberland), Barry Bray (Liverpool), Grahame George (Charlestown), Dave Morrison (Coolangatta/Tweed), Alan Fensom (Wollongong) and Joe Smuk (Camden).

Greg Kent won the 2009 Rich River Bill Mead Memorial Matchplay when he defeated Geoff Everett (The Lakes) in the final at the nineteenth.

For further information, entry forms and contact details for Dick Farrant see the NSWVGA website.

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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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