WITH the Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championships being held in Adelaide this year it could be a perfect opportunity to blend golf and sightseeing.
In fact, the South Australian Tourism Commission is using the slogan “A Brilliant Blend” in its overall tourism campaign at present and that could very well ring true for the National vets championship.
Organisers are hoping for some 700 men and women veteran golfers to take part in the championship. The event is being hosted by the South Australian Veteran Golfers Association from October 12 to 17.
SAVG President Jeff McAllister has put out the welcome mat for interstate golfers and urged them to “come and play and enjoy our renowned South Australian hospitality, stay and take in the local sites.”
Visitors who arrive early will also be able to take in the Amateur Men and Women World Teams Event hosted by South Australia at the Grange Golf Club and Royal Adelaide Golf Club. The women play the Esperito Santo Trophy, 8 to 11 October 2008; the men play The Eisenhower Cup, 16 to 19 October 2008.
The venues for the vets championships will include three of the premier courses in Adelaide; The Vines of Reynella, Blackwood Golf Club at Cherry Gardens and Tea Tree Gully Golf Club in the eastern suburbs foothills.
Ladies will play these courses on the Monday stableford and at the two western suburbs courses, Riverside at West Lakes and Adelaide Shores at West Beach on the Tuesday and Thursday.
For the full Playing Program and other details visit the SAVG website here.
A wide range of accommodation is available. For accommodation and touring options visit the South Australian Tourism Commission here.
The South Australia Veterans Golfers Association comprises a Metropolitan group and nine affiliated groups throughout the state. All groups will welcome visiting veteran golfers who wish to extend their stay in SA. There is always a game on Mondays at one of the programmed venues.
The Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championships is held annually with the venue rotating throughout the country. It was held last year in Darwin.
Photo: This picturesque dam awaits at the 18th at Blackwood Golf Club.