Berry boss of the greens in Veterans Week of Golf

CONDITIONS could not have been better between fine and warm days for the Gloucester Veterans Week of Golf with the course in top condition.  

The starting worked well, lunches were first class, Bill Murray was in fine form and there were no excuses from the players.

Congratulations to the overall winners.

Lance Berry from Charlestown with 110 points over three days finished strongly to top the list. 

For the ladies, Lois Olfen from Jamberoo blitzed the field with 120 points over three days.

The NSW Veterans Golf Association (NSWVGA) trophy winners were Bob Harrison from Port Kembla with 39 points and Delma Joy Tisdell in the ladies with 41 points.

There were 25 clubs represented with players from as far north as Toowoomba and as far south as Mollymook. 

The shot gun start, a feature of the tournament, was again implemented. 

The round of golf each day included a chipping competition, a putting competition and a well-deserved break for lunch. 

The benefit of the shot gun start means all 80 golfers hit the clubhouse together for some great camaraderie and Denver Webb’s raffles. 

The presentation dinner on Thursday night went off well with 118 guests attending. 

Guests were welcomed by the mayor John Rosenbaum, the Gloucester Veterans Golf Club president, the Gloucester club captain and the NSWVGA representative Len Payne. 

Len and wife June played the week and June picked up a minor trophy. 

A feature of the week was the support from the sponsors around town. 

Donations of trophies and cash were extremely generous and were much appreciated.

Thanks goes to all the locals who worked so hard and willingly. 

Thanks also to the players who keep turning up each year. 

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