Inverell Veteran Golfers host week of golf

The weather was perfect for all four days of play for the 2017 Mclean Care New England Veterans ‘Week of Golf ‘hosted by Inverell Veteran Golfers.

Three days of play on Monday, Thursday and Friday, May 8-11,  were played under clear skies while clouds came in Tuesday, which provided a few showers in the afternoon.

Over 120 golfers from 41 golf clubs participated in a week of golf and fellowship.

Men and women from Bargara in Queensland to Leeton in New South Wales journeyed to Inverell and stayed for the week to play in the tournament.

The course was in good condition, although damp in areas on the bottom nine, and the organizing committee could not be any happier with the week.

The 36-hole championship was keenly contested over Tuesday and Thursday. Players enjoyed a relaxing round under blue skies on Friday before the presentation luncheon in the afternoon.

Tournament Director Jim Shadlow said “We had over 40 players visiting for the first time and many stated ‘What a great town. We are blown away by the town’s presentation, friendliness and attractions.’” 

The visitors were outspoken in their praise for the tournament and town and vowed to return for the next event in two years.

Mr Shadlow praised the response from local business houses to sponsor the event and said this helped to make it a tremendous success.


36th hole

Men’s winner: Paul Atkins, Wyong

Runner up: Alan Browett, Inverell

Ladies winner: Dianne Shadlow, Inverell

Runner up: Marlene Roberts, Maclean

36th hole scratch

Men: John Foulcher, Inverell

Ladies: Wendy Mason, Sawtell

Daily Winners

Monday 4BBB: John and Elaine Archibald, Bargara

Tuesday Men’s

Division 1: Richard Fuller, Byron Bay

Division 2: Graham Roberts, Maclean

Division 3: Tim Newberry, Inverell

Tuesday Ladies

Division 1: Margaret Reynolds, Inverell

Division 2: Carmel Parry, Port Macquarie

Thursday Men’s

Division 1: John Archibald, Bargara

Division 2: Bruce Walsh, Maclean

Division 3: Cliff Mackey, Narrabri

Thursday Ladies

Division 1: Sue Byron, Kew

Division 2: Vicki Gray, Everglades


Two ball aggregate: Vicki Gray, Evergaldes and Richard Fuller, Byron Bay

Alan Byron from Kew had a hole in one on the 6th hole on Friday.


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