Veterans’ golf week in Hill
Tuesday, 1st October, 2019
By Myles Burt
NSW Veteran Association Golfers had a very successful week on the green, with big scores coming across the board.
The Broken Hill weeklong event hosted 90 registered golfers from 22 different clubs across the country.
The tournament went over four days at the Broken Hill Golf Course which included an individual event, four ball best ball event and the main 36 holes event. NSWVGA holds 52 weeks of golf every year, with the annual Broken Hill tournament in its 14th year. Tournament director Denis Martin said the event is a good opportunity for veterans to travel around, meet new golfers and make new friends.
“That’s what a lot of them come for, they like to win but a lot of them don’t care if they do or they don’t,” Mr Martin said.
“A lot of these people actually travel around for three months and play all the different tournaments.
“They’re all keen golfers, but they love to have drink and a chat afterwards.”
Ex-local and NSWVGA councillor John Daley came up from Yamba for the tournament to play and also present trophies to winners and runner ups from the tournament. Golfers witnessed some major talent over the week, with Jayne McCormack (Yamba) and Garry ‘Yoyo’ Cherry (Broken Hill) taking out the women’s and men’s 36 holes event.
Mr Martin said the tournament has been attractive with veteran golfers over the years, with some having played five years in a row and others that come every year.
“We’ve got a nice, friendly atmosphere here,” Mr Martin said.
Mr Martin said the success of the event has been due to a fantastic committee bring the tournament together and the staff at the Broken Hill Golf Club keeping the grounds nice a green considering the incredibly dry weather.
MEN DIV 1:
Winner - Dale Stait 42pts (Parkes).
R/U - Nick DeHey 38pts (Lang Lang).
MEN DIV 2:
Winner - Norm Chapman 39pts (Foster-Tuncurry).
R/U - Graeme Coleman 38pts (Moree).
WOMEN DIV 1:
Winner - Sue Gilcrist 39pts (Crescent Heads).
R/U - Alana Howell 39pts (Wyong).
WOMEN DIV 2:
Winner - Aileen Williams 39pts (Sugar Valley).
R/U Carmel Downton 37pts (Callala).
NEAREST TO PINS
2nd - Ash Rennie 403cms (Beverley Park).
8th - Barry Jackaman 566cms (Broken Hill).
13th - Terry Schultz 680cms (Broken Hill).
16th - Graeme Coleman 60cms (Moree).
2nd - Pat Chapman 345cms (Foster-Tuncurry).
8th - Judy Edgecumbe 225cms (Broken Hill).
13th - Christine Stait 50cms (Parkes).
16th Mabel Crouch 146cms (Mildura).
Winner - Garry Cherry 79pts c/b (Broken Hill).
R/U - Ross Howse 79pts (Broken Hill).
Winner - Jayne McCormack 80pts (Yamba).
R/U - Susan Gilcrist 73pts (Crescent Head).
Winner - Alan Bransdon 41pts c/b (Russell Vale).
R/U - Trevor Topp 41pts (Nambucca Heads).
Winner - Maria Delaney 40pts (Berick/Montuna).
R/U - Thelma Bartlett 37pts (Moree).
Winner - John Bennett 43pts (Broken Hill).
R/U - Peter King 42pts (Broken Hill).
Winner - Christine Stait 36pts c/b (Parkes).
R/U - Valmai Pascoe 36pts (Denman).