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Welcome to the website of the ACT Region Veterans Golf Association (ACTRVGA).

The ACTRVGA was formed in the early 1970’s as a not-for-profit body incorporated in the ACT and managed by volunteers from the ACT region. To find out more, click here.


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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2022/23

Members are reminded that the ACTRVGA membership fee of $20.00 for the 2022/23 financial year is due on 01 July 2022.

The $20.00 fee can be paid directly to members of the match committee on game day or by EFT as follows:

BSB No: 325185
A/C No: 03404444
A/C Name: Alliance A/C Vet Golf
Bank Name: Beyond Bank

Please include your surname and initials in the reference.

UNFINANCIAL MEMBERS

You must be a financial member of the ACTRVGA (or affiliated VGA) to participate in any fixtured event. Unfinancial members will be disqualified by the Match Committee as ‘ineligible to play’ unless payment is made on the day of play. If you are unsure of your ACTRVGA membership status, check with the SECRETARY or CAPTAIN.

COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE AVGU 2022 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)

Members would be aware that this year’s National Championships are being held at Mandurah, WA between the 6th and 11th November.

Why not travel to WA and play in this year’s championships, then also see some of the wonders that Western Australia has to offer. You could visit places like:

Cape Le Grand

Located at the Southern Coast, Le Grand is a great little spot for travellers after a bit of adventure. Spend your days exploring nature’s finest work, including the Cape Le Grand National Park and infinite beach bays. You’re sure to get your steps in with a hike up to Frenchman Peak and be sure to visit the Pink Lake at Esperance.

Margaret River

If it’s a weekend escape that you’re after, look no further than the Margaret River region. Picture yourself spending the weekend sipping on the finest wine and gourmet lunches on offer. There’s also no shortage of non-wine related activities including cave exploration and picturesque beaches.

Perth

The capital of WA is home to exciting outdoor activities, shopping, nightlife, restaurants and bars. One of the highlights of the city is the abundance of nature, which varies from Swan River and the Botanic Gardens to walking tracks, national parks, beaches and lakes.

Rottnest Island

Take off from Perth to one of WA’s hidden gems, Rottnest Island. The very family-friendly island is home to gorgeous coastline and beaches, as well as landmarks. Rottnest also has the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Bathurst Lighthouse, Oliver Hill Battery and the local museum that are worth a stopover.

There’s so much more to see and do in WA. Why not enjoy the camaraderie of the WAVGU during the Championships and then have yourself a memorable holiday in Western Australia. Go on! Why not!

It’s not to late to register your application to attend, simply click here. Please note applications close off on July 4th.

SPECIAL NOTICE – QUEANBEYAN GOLF CLUB FIXTURE EVENT 8 AUGUST 2022

Our Captain and members of the Committee met with the manager of Queanbeyan Golf Club (QGC) on Thursday, 2 June to discuss the matter of QGC’s decision to close the Clubhouse on Mondays during the colder months for financial and staffing reasons.

Following some fruitful discussions with the manager, it was agreed to open the clubhouse between 12 and 3pm for our scheduled game on 8 August so ACTRVGA members could access a range of food and drinks.

UPDATE MEMBERSHIP DETAILS AND/OR EMAIL ADDRESS

When was the last time you checked your account in the ACTRVGA membership database?

All members are invited to log into ‘Login Online Bookings’; then click on ‘My Account’ and check that their email address is correct. A correct email address ensures you are kept up to date with all matters ACTRVGA, where applicable.

Don’t have an email address! Then please ensure you advise the Secretary at davmem99@gmail.com; of your most up to date alternate contact details.

REPAIRING PITCH MARKS ON THE GREEN

The Committee regrets to advise that some of our members are forgetting to repair their pitch marks on the green. Members are reminded that repairing the pitch marks you make is part of common sense golf course etiquette.

If unsure on how to repair a pitch mark properly, do the following: Take your pitch mark tool (or a tee) and insert the prongs into the turf at the rim of the depression, rather than the depression itself. Using a gentle, twisting motion, push the edge of the mark towards the centre. Flatten by gently tapping the surface using your foot or the sole of your putter.

ACT/NSW COVID RESTRICTIONS AND PLAYING GOLF REQUIREMENTS

Members are reminded that COVID restrictions relating to the playing of golf and checking-in to enter premises may vary between the ACT and NSW jurisdictions. It is each member’s responsibility to make themselves aware of those restrictions before participating in fixtured events and when playing in NSW, check in using the SERVICE NSW app.

You are urged to check the current COVID/golfing restrictions at the golf clubs we play at by clicking here.

SCORECARDS

Members are reminded that incomplete or incorrectly filled out scorecards will result in a ‘disqualification’ being recorded against their Golflink number.

Check your AGU Handicap against the applicable ‘local’ SLOPE RATING sheet of the golf course you are playing at and not rely on the slope rating for the course shown in GOLF Link.

In addition, members must write their Golflink number on their scorecard each time they play in a ACTRVGA competition. No Golflink number recorded on a scorecard is also grounds for ‘disqualification’ by the Match Committee.

Players are to exchange scorecards before play and mark (and sign after having scored) their playing partner’s card.