- About Us
ABOUT: ACT Region Veteran Golfers Association Inc
The ACT Region Veterans Golf Association was formed in the early 1970’s. By 1973 the first ACT Veterans Open Stroke Championship was held and has been held during the Melbourne Cup week in November since then with the exception of 2006 when the event was not conducted. Since 1998 the championships have been held in conjunction with a Medley week of golf.
In 1997 the constitution was amended to include the term Monaro in its name. In 2008 the Association was incorporated under the ACT Corporations Act and the word region was included in lieu of Monaro at the behest of the Regulatory Authority.
Membership within the association is open to male golfers 55 years and over who are financial members of a golf club and have a current Golf Australia handicap. Since 2009 the membership has included lady members who play in the weekly competitions. The Association provides members the opportunity to play on all clubs within the region, this includes Braidwood, Belconnen Magpies, Vikings Capital, Cooma, Crookwell, Fairbairn, Federal, Goulburn, Gold Creek, Gungahlin Lakes, Murrumbidgee, Queanbeyan, RMC Duntroon, Royal Canberra, Yass, and Yowani. The weekly competition is usually held on a Monday morning, except after a long weekend when the game is held on the Tuesday. The usual competition is a stableford event however the two championship rounds in November/December are stroke rounds.
The program ensures the games are played at a different course each week. As well as providing a different venue each week Veteran Golfers are given the opportunity to form new friendships with others who share a passion for golf. Membership of the association cost $10.00 joining fee plus $10.00 per year.
Membership can be arranged by simply contacting the President, Secretary or Captain (see Contact Information) who will register the prospective member for the competition and fees can be paid on the day of play. It goes without saying that new members are most welcome.
Members are able to access the times sheets on this website.
As mentioned above, the ACT Region Veterans hosts a medley week of golf in November, Information on venues and the cost the week of golf can be obtained on the website.
Another benefit of being a member of the Act region “vets” is that it provides members with the opportunity to play in interstate “vets” competitions.
The ACT Region Veteran Golfers Association is affiliated with the Australian Veteran Golfers Union (AVGU) and along with other states and territories provides a delegate to the Union.
The AVGU sponsors a national championship each year which rotates between states and territories.
The Australian total of Veteran Golfers registered with the state and territories is about 30,000, and there are over 400 financial members in the ACT.