new genericAutumn Festival of Golf for Veteran Golfers

The Tenterfield Golf Club will host its inaugural Autumn Festival of Golf for Veteran Golfers in May 2021.

An overview of the program:

  • Monday 3rd May: Registration/Happy Hour with complementary snacks.
  • Tuesday 4th May: Single Stableford for Ladies and Men.
  • Wednesday 5th May: A rest day or more active options to choose from:
     - Two free chipping clinics. 
     - A bus trip to wineries includes a three-course lunch
     - The Ladies Club and Veterans will hold a 2-person Medley Ambrose.
  • Thursday 6th May:
    1. 1st round of the 36 Hole 4BBB Mixed Stableford.
    2. Medley Stableford for those without partners
  • Friday 7th May:
    1. 2nd round of the 36 Hole 4BBB Mixed Stableford.
    2. Medley Stableford for those without partners.
    3. Presentation Dinner.

Preliminary Draw

Please note that the draw is preliminary. Hit off times will change as the number of participants becomes more certain and the draw is consolidated. If you have nominated for all or part of the tournament the main thing for you to do is check you are included. Final buggy arrangements will be shown in the draw to be posted in the Club House on Monday 3rd May 2021.

Please note the web postings are to be treated as a guide only. The final hit off times will be displayed at the club and should be viewed each day for changes that are unavoidable.
Please call me on 0407439865 if needed.

Bill Eastgate (Tournament Director)


Bill Eastgate 0407 439 865
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Michael Wish 0400 362 132
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Payment and Registration:

Preferred payment is by Direct Debit.
Please provide a copy of your transaction receipt
1. Direct Debit Option: BSB 082649// Acct No. 980471616
2. Cheques should be made out to the ‘Tenterfield Veteran Golfers’
3. The completed ‘Nomination Form’ can be returned by email to the contacts shown above or posted to:

Veteran’s Tournament Director
Tenterfield Golf Club
PO Box 217
Tenterfield, NSW 2372


General guidelines from the Tenterfield Veterans Committee

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Club website

The field will be limited to 168 players each day.
Entries will close on 19/04/2021. A preliminary draw will be available on the club website on the 26/04/2021.

All entrants must be a financial member of an affiliated Veterans Golfers Association and hold a GA handicap. Players can join the Tenterfield Veterans Association if they are a member of a golf club and have a GA handicap. Males must be 55 years or more and ladies 50 years or more

The maximum handicap for men is 36 and ladies 45.
Handicaps will be adjusted daily other than for the 36 Hole 4BBB mixed stableford which will be fixed at the first round of the event.

The field will be divided into divisions where appropriate for the awarding of prizes. The Tournament Director will decide the GA handicap limits for each division.
A player my play in a different division in each event depending on the daily handicap adjustments by Golf Link.

The ‘Terms of the Competition’ will be displayed in the Clubhouse and will be available on request. The local rules will also be displayed in the Clubhouse.

All prizes for the events event will be provided by the Tenterfield Veteran’s Association. A player can win only one trophy in any event

Start Times:
Start times will be from 7.30am to 1.00pm (EST)

No refunds will be made after 19/4/2021 other than at the discretion of the Tournament Director. Refunds arising from wet weather events and Covid-19 restrictions are defined in the ‘Terms of the Competition”.

Golf Carts:
Motorised Golf Carts will be available for $17.50/person/game. However, there is a limited number and you will be required to share a cart.

Raffle Prizes:
Unclaimed raffle prizes will be disposed six weeks after the competition at the discretion of the Veteran Golfers Committee.


Wednesday Events

The Wednesday is designated as a rest day, but many golfers are restless and keen for new experiences. The Club has been able to secure funds that allow us to promote the regional attractions and the week of golf. We trust the following options will achieve the above and be attractive to the tournament participants.

Option 1.
The obvious is have a rest day, shop in town, enjoy a coffee and prepare yourself for the championship.

Option 2.
The value add to Option 1 is to participate in the two free chipping clinics organised by the Tenterfield Golf Club. Sam Eaves, the Club visiting professional, from Warwick, will conduct the clinics. (Note: Sam was placed 14th in the 2020 New Zealand Open and had a hole in one).

Unfortunately, to ensure individual attention and quality results we have limited the number of clinics to two (2) with a maximum of five (5) participants in each clinic.
Because the numbers are limited you will need to register your desire to participate in the clinics at the Monday welcome event. We will hold a ballot that evening and those securing a spot will be announced along with a reserve for each clinic.

Option 3.
Those who wish to take a relaxed attitude may choose this option. A tour of the regional wineries including a three-course lunch. The standard cost of this tour is $80 per person. The Club will subsidize the tour to the extent that the individual cost will be $25/person, an absolute bargain. The maximum number of seats on the bus is 57.

If you wish to participate in this event indicate such on the nomination sheet and include the payment in your tournament fees. If you include this event in your nomination sheet you must include payment with your tournament fees on or before the closing date, 19/4/2021.

Option 4.
The Veterans and Ladies Committee have combined to hold a Medley two-person Ambrose. Nominate and pay on the day, shotgun start at 10.30am, cost $20 per person and buggies will be available at $17.50/ride.