After many years of the NRVGA Championships being hosted by Byron Bay Veteran Golf Club, it was decided at the NRVGA AGM in 2013 to charge the Executive to come up with some alternative Courses on which to play our Championships.
The Executive chose four Courses that were central to our 17 Clubs and whose Slope Rating was similar, on which to play the Championships. Each of the Clubs were written to, and asked if they were willing to host the Championships on a rotational basis. At the Half Yearly Meeting in 2014, the four Host Clubs were declared and a ballot done for the rotation.
The Championships are to be played and hosted by the following Veteran Clubs in Rotational Order:
Ballina …. 2015 … 2019 … 2023 (See Below)
Casino … 2016 … 2020
Ocean Shores … 2017
Byron Bay … 2018 … 2022
Byron Bay … 2021 … (when Ocean Shores were unable to hold the Event)
Ocean Shores … 2022 … Played 3 November 2022 … SEE RESULTS for 2022 NRVGA Championships … Follow this Link
Ballina …. 2023 … To be held on Monday 6 November 2023
Casino …. 2024
Ocean Shores …. 2025
Byron Bay …. 2026
NOTE: To be read in conjunction with Article 18 of NRVGA Constitution
1. In conjunction with the Stroke and Nett Championship, there will be a Single Stableford Event run which will provide a Winner and Runner-Up. Eligibility for the Championships – Stroke and Single Stableford Entry – is “to have played in 3 Veteran Open Days throughout the year’s program“. This will be strictly observed. NOTE … for 2021, because of COVID Restrictions, the Qualifying Criteria has been reduced to having “to have played in TWO Veteran Open Days throughout the year’s program“
Individuals can only win ONE trophy.
The order of precedence (which also carries monetary value) for the Championships is:
Stroke Championship Winner Trophy Prize Money $100.00 Voucher + Shirt
Stroke Championship Runner-Up Prize Money $80.00 Voucher + Shirt
Nett Championship Winner Trophy Prize Money $70.00 Voucher + Shirt
Nett Championship Runner-Up Prize Money $50.00 Voucher + Shirt
Stableford Winner Trophy Prize Money $40.00 Voucher + Shirt
Stableford Runner-Up Prize Money $30.00 Voucher + Shirt
Masters Championship Winner Trophy Prize Money $80.00 Voucher + Shirt
Masters Championship Runner-Up Prize Money $60.00 Voucher + Shirt
2. There will also be a “stand alone” 4BBB Championship being introduced in 2021. Teams of TWO will NOMINATE on the Nomination Form sent out by the Host Club. Both members of the 4Ball Team MUST be Veteran members of the same Veteran Club. Again, eligibility for the 4BBB Championships is “to have played in 3 Veteran Open Days throughout the year’s program“. This will be strictly observed.
NOTE … for 2021, because of COVID Restrictions, the Qualifying Criteria has been reduced to having “to have played in TWO Veteran Open Days throughout the year’s program“. This applies to both Members of the 4Ball Team.
A ROTATION of FIVE 18 Hole Veteran Clubs were selected to HOST the 4BBB Championships at the 2020 AGM
Mullumbimby … 2021
Mullumbimby … 2022 (stepped in when Maclean became unavailable)
Maclean … 2023
Murwillumbah … 2024
Yamba … 2025
Lismore … 2026
Teams will play for the 4BBB Trophy over 18 Holes.
4BBB Championship Winners Trophy Prize Money $50.00 each Vouchers + Shirts
4BBB Championship Runners-Up Prize Money $40.00 each Vouchers + Shirts
3. At the 2021 Half Yearly Meeting, the Executive put forward a motion of introducing a Veteran Master’s Championship in 2022. This was approved by ALL DELEGATES in attendance. This will be OPEN to all Veterans who will be 70 and Over on the 1st June in that Championship Year. This Championship is to be played at a selection of 9 Hole Courses in yearly Rotation. Again, eligibility for the Masters Championship is “to have played in 3 Veteran Open Days throughout the year’s program“. This will be strictly observed.
The Secretary has written to all 9 Hole Courses for their Expression of Interest in holding this Event
The rotation of the three Nine Hole Clubs who responded in the affirmative as to holding the Masters Championships in June each year, are as follows …
Coraki … 2022 … To be held on 14 June … THIS COULD NOT BE PLAYED so a revised Rotation was created
Kyogle … 2022 … SEE RESULTS for 2022 NRVGA Masters Championship … Follow this Link
Coraki … 2023
Woodburn Evans Head … 2024
Kyogle … 2025
… etc in order
Veterans will play for the Masters Trophy in a Stableford Event over 18 Holes.
The Masters Winner Trophy Prize Money $80.00 Voucher + Shirt
The Master Runner-Up Prize Money $60.00 Voucher + Shirt
Sponsorship from Sacred Earth Funerals of Coraki has enabled the Masters Championship to INCLUDE Three Age Categories, sharing the Prize Money of $240.00
70yrs to 74yrs as at 1/6/Current Year Trophy and Prize Money + Shirt
75yrs to 79yrs as at 1/6/Current Year Trophy and Prize Money + Shirt
80yrs and Over as at 1/6/Current Year Trophy and Prize Money + Shirt
The Winner of the Masters Trophy WILL also be the Winner of their respective Age Category. As Veterans playing in the Masters Championship can only win one lot of Prize Money, the Overall Winner will receive the Masters Trophy and Prize Money plus the Age Category Trophy but not the Age Category Prize money. Similarly the Overall Runner-Up will receive the Masters Runner-Up Prize Money and the Age Category Trophy but not the Age Category Prize money. In these above scenarios, Veterans placed Third or Fourth will receive the Prize money as it is shared out.
Eligibility : Must have played a MINIMUM of 3 Open Days to play in any of the above Championships