MORE than 100 veteran golfers descended on Tenterfield Golf Course last week to take part in the annual Veterans Week of Golf.
The golfers represented over 50 clubs between Mackay and Sydney.
Event organiser Phil Ainsworth said the local players did their best to give the visitors a taste of Tenterfield hospitality as well as provide them with some strong competition on the course.
“It is a huge event for Tenterfield, absolutely huge.” Mr Ainsworth said
“Outside of the national parks, the golf club would have to be one of Tenterfield’s biggest tourist attractions.”
Nev and Denise Hay from Brisbane said they had come to Tenterfield to play in the Vets competition for the past eight years and always enjoyed their stay.
“It is the best week of golf we play,” Mrs Hay said.
“The course is great and the people are so lovely, we just love coming here.”
For Peter and Pam Brown, the week is as much about socialising as it is about golf.
Results for the Tenterfield’s Vets Week of Golf April 29-May 4:
Thirty-six hole fourball - Val Davidson and Pat Lander 88, Bill Oster and Mandy Oster 87on a countback, David Dunnett and Di Benson 87, Trevor Brumpton and Gerri Brumpton 87, John Gale and Ruby Gale 85 on a countback, Ed Cram and Lorraine Cram 85 and Terry Daly and Nola Edmonds 85.
The winners of Thursday’s fourball were Scott Strattford and Jenny Strattford on 45 on a countback and the runners-up were Max Bignell and Pam Couch also on 45points.
Friday’s fourball winners were Helmuth Bassen and Ingrid Bassen on 45 points on a countback and the runners-up with Les Reynolds and Jill Reynolds on 45 points.
Brian Smith was the winner of the 36 holes singles event with 71 points on a countback and Eric Lawerence was the runner up on 68.
The winner of Thursday’s singles event was Frank Roachford on 35 points and Barry Mole won Thursday’s single with 38.
Richard Doyle won the NSW Veterans Golf Australia Trophy while Bill Oster was the runner-up.
Rob Heaney won for division 1 and Rudd Smith was runner-up.
Division 2 was won by John Skerry and runner-up was Pat Lander while Allan White won division 3 and Les Reynolds was the runner-up.
The winner of the ladies trophy was Patricia Young and runner-up was Kath Sheridan.
Other winners were Elaine Gallen for division 1, Margaret Carroll for division 2 and Anne Purcell for division 3. Helen Robinson, Alanna Howell and Lorraine Cram were the runners-up for each division respectively.
On Tuesday, Les Reynolds was the men’s winner while Don Naylor was the runner-up. Rudd Smith won for division 1 while Max Dickson was the runner-up.
John Skerry won in division 2 and Owen May was the runner-up. Nev Hall won division 3 and John Palmer was the runner-up.
In the ladies event, Ruby Gale won and Margaret Carroll was the runner-up.
Beryl Naylor won in division 1 and Elaine Gallen was the runner-up.
Division 2 was won by Robyn Eastgate while Gerri Brumpton was the runner-up. Lorraine Cram won division 3 and Denise Pfeffer was the runner-up.
The next Veterans Golf Australia competition will be held in Tenterfield from October 8-12, this year.