Tamworth vets to keep on swinging through festive period

TAMWORTH Vets will play through the Christmas New Year festive season.

The Tamworth Golf Club-based group meets every Friday morning and will do so this Friday  as well as the following Friday (December 28), Tamworth Vets president Paul McDougall said.

“We have decided to keep going and not have a Christmas break,” McDougall told The Leader.

“The fields will be a bit smaller though.”

Last Friday the Tamworth Vets had their annual Christmas lunch where Keith Crapp received the Scott Roworth Trophy for the best average score of the year.

The Tamworth Vets have some 120 registered members although the group averages between 50-60 players per week.

“Not all are playing members here,” McDougall said.

“Some just join so they can play in the NSW Veterans competitions and the Week of Golf all around the State.”

It costs just $6 to join as well with $3 of that going to Central North Vets and $3 to NSW Vets.

The Tamworth Vets meet every Friday morning, rain hail or shine, and play a regular nine hole stableford as well as three 18 hole open events per year. 

This year they have played on 43 Fridays, McDougall said.

He said the local Veterans Week of Golf will be held at the Tamworth and Longyard courses from April 7 to 12 next year. 

It is organised by a committee comprising people from Tamworth Vets, Longyard Vets and Tamworth Lady Golfers.

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