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EARLY BIRD BONUSES
TWO DRAWS FOR ONE FREE ENTRY for all those registered on or before 30 November 2017.
EARLY BIRD PRICE of $350 pp if registered on or before 31 December 2017. Thereafter $390 pp.

VISIT BEAUTIFUL PORT STEPHENS AND PLAY IN AUSTRALIA’S BEST WEEK FOR VETERAN GOLFERS

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Emerald waters and white sand beaches. Port Stephens is only two and a half hours drive north of Sydney and 30 minutes from Newcastle airport. With the tourist hub at Nelson Bay, it is one of the top tourist destinations on the New South Wales coast.

PLAY BEAUTIFUL COURSES

The event involves a 4BBB on Monday 12th of November 2018 followed by a 54 hole event for Men and Ladies on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

PACIFIC DUNES
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Located at Medowie Pacific Dunes is a James Wilcher designed course that is rated #54 in Australia by Golf Digest.

NELSON BAY GOLF CLUB
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Located at Nelson Bay, this beautiful 27 hole course is surrounded by the natural bushland of Tomaree National Park.

HORIZONS GOLF RESORT
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This 18 hole championship golf course at Salamander Bay was designed by Graham Marsh and Ross Watson.

MUREE GOLF CLUB
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A pleasant drive from Nelson Bay, Medowie & Newcastle, this parkland course is a good test for all standards of golfer.

YOU PLAY GOLF – WE DO THE REST

GOLF CLUB VALET SERVICE

We'll transport your golf clubs for you ready for your next scheduled competition golf round.

EVENT TRANSPORT

Return transfers from Landmark and Mantra to all golf courses and function venues. $70pp Complimentary for those taking the Non-Player’s Package. Book on entry form.

Your Tournament Schedule

YOUR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2018           

Social golf at discounted prices at Muree, Tanilba, Karuah. Nelson Bay, Pacific Dunes and Horizons. For special rates and contact numbers see the MORE TO DO section of this website.

11 am – 6pm: Tournament registration at Nelson Bay Golf Club

Welcome and Introductions followed by a live band at 12.00 noon and 6.00 pm

MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2018
MEDLEY 4BBB STABLEFORD

7.30 am / 12.45 pm Shotgun starts at Nelson Bay, Horizons, Pacific Dunes  and Muree.

9.00 am: Non-Players’ Activity: Tour of Port Stephens area with coffee/tea at Inner Light café and lunch at Birubi Surf Club.

6.30-7.30pm: 19th hole. Nelson Bay Golf Club

TUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2018

Round 1 – AVGU National Championships

7.15am and 12.30pm. A Grade at Nelson Bay, B Grade at Horizons, C Grade at Pacific Dunes. Ladies competition at each course

11.00 am: Non-Players’ Activity: Wine tasting and lunch at Port Stephens Winery/ Murray’s Brewery.

6.30-7.30pm: 19th hole. Nelson Bay Golf Club

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2018 (Rest day)

Social golf at local clubs as listed in the “MORE TO DO” section of the website

10.30 am and 1.30 pm: Dolphin Watch Cruises (optional)

9.00 am – 5.00 pm: Day tour to Hunter Valley wineries (optional)

6.00 pm: Dinner cruise (optional)

Book these tours on the Booking form.

THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2018

Round 2 – AVGU National Championships

7.15am and 12.30pm. A Grade at Horizons, B Grade at Pacific Dunes, C Grade at Nelson Bay. Ladies competition at each course

10.00 am: Newcastle tour including Nobby’s Head, Fort Scratchley, Anzac lookout; and lunch at Merewether Surf Club.

6.30-7.30pm: 19th hole at Nelson Bay Golf Club

FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2018

Round 3 – AVGU National Championships

7.15am and 12.30pm. A Grade at Pacific Dunes, B Grade at Nelson Bay, C Grade at Horizons. Ladies competition at each course.

12 noon: Non-Players’ Activity: Visit to Nelson Bay Arts and Crafts Gallery followed by lunch at Little Beach Boathouse

7.30pm-10.30pm: Gala Closing Dinner & Cabaret at Wests Diggers Club, Nelson Bay.

Packages for Golfers & Non-Golfers Alike

  • GOLFER PACKAGE
  • $350Per Person
    • Men – National championship rounds at Nelson Bay, Horizons and Pacific Dunes
    • Ladies – Competition rounds at Nelson Bay, Horizons and Pacific Dunes
    • Medley 4BBB stableford at Muree, Nelson Bay, Horizons and Pacific Dunes
    • Total prize pool exceeds $20,000 in golf and lucky draw prizes.
    • Golf club valet service (your clubs transported from course to course)
    • Welcome reception at Nelson Bay Golf Club, including drink voucher and light meal
    • Entry to nightly 19thHole function venue
    • Entry into lucky envelope draws conducted throughout the week
    • Gala Presentation Dinner at West Diggers Nelson Bay, featuring a 3 course dinner, beverages and top class entertainment
    • Free return transfers to presentation dinner from Nelson Bay CBD for those who have taken the TRANSPORT package.
    • $390 if booked after 31 December 2017

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  • NON GOLFER PARTNER PACKAGE
  • $180Per Person
    • Welcome reception at Nelson Bay Golf Club, including drink voucher and light meal
    • Entry into lucky envelope draws conducted throughout the week
    • Entry to nightly 19thHole function venue
    • Free transport to Non-playing Partner activities each competition day
    • Gala Presentation Dinner at Wests Diggers Nelson Bay featuring a 3 course dinner, beverages and top class entertainment
    • Free return transfer to presentation dinner from Nelson Bay CBD

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Great Value Options For Your Stay

The Landmark and Mantra Aqua are located on either side of Nelson Bay Golf Club, the venue for the 19th Hole Social Hub each night. Both are within 300 metres walking distance of the club.

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Event Transport

Add the Transport Package to your booking to be picked up and dropped off to golf each day right outside The Landmark.

  • Mantra Aqua
  • From $165Prices Per Night Per Apartment 11-16 November
    • 2 Bedroom – $165
    • 2 Bedroom Superior – $175
    • 2 Bedroom Pool View – $190
    • 3 Bedroom – $230
    • 3 Bedroom Resort View – $250
    • 3 Bedroom Penthouse – $310
    • 3 Bedroom Deluxe Penthouse – $350
    • Book 6 or more nights and receive a free mid-week service of your apartment and fresh linen

  • Amenities
  • Red HotDealInclusive Of
    • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
    • Shower over bath
    • Private balcony or courtyard
    • Foxtel
    • Tea & coffee making facilities
    • Two Bedroom & Two Bedroom Pool View – 1 x Queen & 1 King
    • Two Bedroom Superior – 1 x Queen & 1 King OR 1 Double & 2 Single OR 4 Single
    • Three Bedroom – 1 x King & 2 Queen Split
    • Three Bedroom Penthouse & Deluxe Penthouse – 1 King, 1 Queen & 2 Single
    • Walking distance to 19th Hole Social Hub at Nelson Bay Golf Club

The Landmark Nelson Bay

Event Transport

Add the Transport Package to your booking to be picked up and dropped off to golf each day right outside The Landmark.

  • The Landmark Nelson Bay
  • From $150Prices Per Night Per Apartment 11-16 November
    • 1-bedroom apartment – $150
    • 2-bedroom apartment – $220
    • 2-bedroom executive – $260
    • One Bedroom Apartment – 1 x Queen or 2 x Single Beds
    • Two Bedroom Apartment – 1 x Queen & 2 x Single Beds or 4 x Single Beds
    • Two Bedroom Executive – 1 x Queen & 2 x Single Beds

  • Amenities
  • GreatLocationInclusive Of
    • All rooms are self contained with kitchenette
    • Access to outdoor gas-heated lagoon style pool and spa area
    • Elevated sun-deck
    • Lift access to all floors
    • On-site complimentary parking
    • Communal Laundry
    • Walking distance to 19th Hole Social Hub at Nelson Bay Golf Club

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For bookings of holiday rental style accommodation, book direct with our sponsor Port Stephens Accommodation for holiday rentals throughout Port Stephens. http://www.portstephensaccommodation.com/holiday/Australian-Veteran-Golfers-Championship 

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For a range of other accommodation options including resorts, hotels and holiday parks go to: https://www.portstephens.org.au/stay/accommodation/ or phone 1800 600 900

More Fun to Enjoy

These are optional activities offered on Wednesday 14th November. They sell out quickly. Make sure to select those options on the booking form.

  • Dolphin Watch Cruise
  • $25Per Person
    • Wednesday 14 Nov
    • 10.30am / 1.30pm
    • Enjoy 1.5 hour tour of Port Stephens where you have the opportunity to spot our local dolphins.
    • Morning Tea available on board.

  • Hunter Valley Wineries Tour
  • $75Per Person
    • Wednesday 14 Nov
    • 9.00am-5.00pm
    • Visit three wineries, Cheese shop, Chocolate shop, Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village
    • Lunch at own cost

  • Dinner Cruise
  • $50Per Person
    • Wednesday 14 Nov
    • 6.00pm – 8.00pm
    • Enjoy a wonderful sunset dinner cruise around the scenic Port Stephens Bay. Excludes beverages
    • Fully Licensed

Apart from the wineries tour, any of the cruises can be taken at any other time by contacting the cruise operators.

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For further tourist information click on the “See and Do” tab at  https://www.portstephens.org.au or phone 1800 600 900.

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Non Playing Partner Activities

All Non Golfer Partner Activities are complimentary for those who have purchased a Non Golfer Package. Please confirm your attendance on these Activities on the booking form. Non Golfers who have not purchased a Non Golfer Package can book onto these tours for the prices listed below.

  • Port Stephens Tour
  • $30Per Person
    • Monday 12th November
    • 10.00am – 2.00pm
    • Included in Non Golfer Package
    • Enjoy a fully escorted local tour of Port Stephens which is famous for its beautiful blue water and scenery. Coffee and lunch stops at local cafes/restaurants.
    • Coffee and lunches extra at discounted prices

  • Port Stephens Winery Tour
  • $20Per Person
    • Tuesday 13th November
    • 11.30am – 2.00pm
    • Included in Non Golfer Package
    • Visit a local boutique brewery. Murrays Craft Brewing Co have won both awards and accolades. They showcase both beers and local wines to cater for all preferences. Enjoy lunch at own cost after a tour of the brewery or a game of petanque.
    • Lunch extra at Port Stephens Winery/Murrays Brewery.

  • Newcastle City Tour
  • $40Per Person
    • Thursday 15th November
    • 9.00am – 2.00pm
    • Included in Non Golfer Package
    • Newcastle City tour including Nobby’s Head, Fort Scratchley, ANZAC Memorial Walk.
    • Lunch at Merewether Surf Club
    • Lunch extra at discounted prices

  • Nelson Bay Tour
  • $30Per Person
    • Friday 16th November
    • 10.00am – 2.00pm
    • Included in Non Golfer Package
    • Visit Nelson Bay Community Arts Centre. Opportunity to view and purchase locally made art and craft items such as paintings, pottery, china painting, woodwork etc. Afterwards enjoy lunch at a local cafe/restaurant at own cost.
    • Lunches extra at discounted prices

More Golf

The six golf clubs that make up Group 9 Port Stephens of NSWVGA have been asked to provide prices for those who wish to play social or competition golf. For the month of November 2018, entrants in the championships may book your rounds directly with the courses.

  • NELSON BAY
  • $35Per Person
    • Midweek Green Fee: $35pp
    • Weekend Green Fee: $40pp
    • Shared Motorised Cart: $20pp
    • Pull Buggy: $5pp
    • Phone Enquiries: 02 49812073

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  • HORIZONS
  • $35Per Person
    • Green Fee: $35pp
    • Comp Fee: $10pp
    • Shared Motorised Cart: $20pp
    • Pull Buggy: $5pp
    • Phone Enquiries: 02 49820474

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  • PACIFIC DUNES
  • $45Package
    • Midweek Green Fee: $45pp
    • Weekend Green Fee: $55pp
    • Comp Fee: $10pp
    • Shared Motorised Cart: $20pp
    • Pull Buggy: $5pp
    • 35 minutes from Nelson Bay CBD

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  • MUREE
  • $10Per Person
    • Green Fee: $10pp
    • Comp Fee: $10pp
    • Shared Motorised Cart: $20pp
    • Pull Buggy: $5pp
    • Phone Enquiries: 02 4987 2142

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  • TANILBA BAY
  • $35Package
    • Includes
    • Green Fees
    • Pull Buggy
    • Plain Burger Voucher
    • $3 Drink Voucher
    • $1 Keno Voucher
    • Shared Motorised Cart: $15pp
    • Phone Enquiries: 02 4982 3215
    • 35 minutes from Nelson Bay CBD

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  • KARUAH
  • $15Per Person
    • Green Fee: $15pp for 18 holes
    • Shared Motorised Cart: $20pp
    • Pull Buggy: $5pp
    • Phone Enquiries: 02 4982 8111
    • 9 Hole course with different tees for back 9
    • 1 hour drive from Nelson Bay CBD

  • 9 HOLE COURSE

REGIS AGED CARE

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WHY REGIS? Regis is one of Australia’s largest providers of aged care services. Our sole focus is providing high quality aged care services. We believe great aged care comes down to great places, great food and great people.

EVERYTHING WE DO, WE DO FOR OUR RESIDENTS. We are continually upgrading our facilities, so when you choose Regis, you’re choosing a community purpose built to provide the support, care and community connections you need.

OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR GREATEST ASSET It takes a special person to work in aged care. We hire the best people we can. We give them the support they need, through training and graduate programs, to provide the support you need. So our people can be a consistent, friendly and experienced presence in your life.

GOOD FOOD IS CENTRAL TO LIFE HERE. Good nutrition underpins good health. Meals are unashamedly social events. We have chefs on site in every residence and home-style meals and baked treats are prepared daily.

RAISING THE EXPECTATIONS OF AGED CARE. By investing in the things that matter, we ensure high quality aged care is available to whoever needs it.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 1300 998 100 or visit www.regis.com.au

GO GOLFING

Go Golfing is Australia’s biggest organiser of golf tournaments, escorted tours and golf holiday packages for club and veteran golfers. Go Golfing is best known for hosting the world’s biggest amateur golf tournaments and escorted golf tours of 20-40 like-minded people to the world’s most alluring golf, cultural and sightseeing destinations.

Go Golfing was awarded Oceania’s Best Golf Tour Operator at the 2014 and 2015 World Golf Awards. Renowned for well-planned quality itineraries and great value, find out why more than 13,000 golfers travel with Go Golfing every year.

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PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL

Play on our greens, dive into our azure blues and sip on our reds and whiles….these are just some of the colors you will experience in Port Stephens for the 2018 Australian Veteran Golf Championships!

If you love sparkling waterways, pristine beaches, whales, dolphins, bushwalking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, cafes, parasailing, fine dining, shopping, fresh produce, wineries, breweries, sliding down sand dunes, quad-biking, horse riding, waterfront dining, spectacular sunsets and friendly people and of course golf, golf and more golf…. then you’re going to love Port Stephens!

Located just 2 ½ hours north of Sydney or just over an hours flight from Brisbane or Melbourne, Port Stephens covers area of almost 1,000 square kilometers from Fern Bay in the south through to the rural townships of Raymond Terrace and Medowie out the riverside village of Karuah, across to beautiful Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay and Fingal Bay and along the awesome coastline of Boat Harbour, and Anna Bay and Bobs Farm plus all the villages and townships in between.

For a range of other accommodation options including resorts, hotels and holiday parks go to: https://www.portstephens.org.au/stay/accommodation/ or phone 1800 600 900

 

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS
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Port Stephens Accommodation has a range of fully self contained houses, villas and apartments to suit your needs and budget. For singles, couples, teams and groups and all within a few minutes walk or drive to the Nelson Bay Golf Club or even on the course at Horizons Golf Club. Enjoy the extra space and amenities of a holiday rental, with room for you and your clubs!

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AUSTRALIAN VETERAN GOLFERS UNION CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Management: The tournament shall be under the management and control of the Tournament Committee, whose decision on all matters relating to the tournament shall be final.

 

Closing Date: Entries will close on 30 June 2018, if not full prior.  The tournament will be limited to 540 players. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to refuse entry once capacity is exceeded.

 

Eligibility:      

Men:      Entry for the AUSTRALIAN VETERAN GOLFERS UNION CHAMPIONSHIPS is open to male golfers born prior to 11 November 1963 who are current members of a Veterans Group affiliated with the AVGU and have a current GA Handicap and a Golflink number                   

Ladies:   Entry for the AUSTRALIAN LADIES VETERANS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS is open to female golfers born prior to 11 November 1968 who are either current members of a Veterans Group affiliated with the AVGU or are partners of male championship entrants. In states that do not admit ladies as full members, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to accept ladies’ entries on application.

 

Rules: Play will be conducted in accordance with the Royal & Ancient Rules of Golf as available at http:/www.randa.org/ and the Local Rules and Temporary Local Rules applicable at the courses being played.

 

Events: There will be medley 4BBB stableford events on Monday 12 November 2018 for all entrants – partners may be nominated – played at Muree. Nelson Bay, Pacific Dunes and Horizons.

 

The Men’s AVGU Championships will be played over 54 holes stroke in three grades with a concurrent 54 hole single stableford competition in conjunction. Championship rounds will be conducted on Tuesday 13 November, Thursday 15 November and Friday 16 November, each day at Nelson Bay, Horizons and Pacific Dunes.  Should there be a tied score in the AVGU Overall Championship the winner will be decided by a countback of total scores in the final round, then the second round, then the first round. If still tied, a standard countback will be held on the final round.  All other tied scores shall be decided in countback order.  Winners of the championship major trophies (Overall and Grades’ Gross and Nett, stroke) will be ineligible to win ancillary 54 hole Stableford competitions.

Ladies will play a 54 hole stableford event. Grades will be determined according to entry numbers. Ties to be determined as for the Men’s Championships..

Daily stroke and stableford competitions, nearest the pin and hole in one competitions will be conducted at each course.

 

Grades:
Championship Grades for Men’s and Ladies will be determined by GA Handicaps on Sunday 11 November 2018. However, preliminary grades will be issued, based on GA handicaps on 11 October 2018.

Grades will remain for the duration of the Championships. Grades for Men’s & Ladies are subject to change based on finalised entries.

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Handicaps: Handicaps for all players will be as at 12 November 2018 and will remain for the 54 holes, subject to slope adjustment of the course being played.  For the daily events, handicaps may be adjusted as determined by daily GolfLink assessment.

 

Draws: The DRAFT DRAWS for the Monday medley 4BBB venues and pairs (nominated or allocated) and for the Championships, will be published no later than 1st November 2018. The FINAL DRAWS will be issued at Registration day on Sunday 11th November 2018.

Players in each Men’s championship grade will be drawn together to play one round each at Nelson Bay, Horizons and Pacific Dunes. Wives and partners will be drawn to play at the same course each day as their husband/partner. Results for the Ladies Overall Championship will be calculated from each player’s scores on each of the three courses, regardless of the order in which they are played. Other Ladies players will be distributed equally amongst the three grade groups, bearing in mind any partner requests indicated on the entry form.

Players’ grading and draws will not be affected by handicap adjustments in the interim to 12 November 2018. Players will remain in their allocated grades throughout the championship rounds, based on their GA Handicaps as at 12 November 2018.

 

 

Cards and Protests: Must be lodged within 15 minutes of completion of the player’s round on the day. The decision of the Match Committee shall be final. Doubt as to procedure during play – rule 3-3 of the Rules of Golf applies.

 

  • Bad Weather: It is a condition of competition that, in potentially dangerous situations, play must be discontinued immediately following a suspension of play by the committee.  Procedures for discontinuance of play will be notified by the individual clubs in their Competition Conditions or Local Rules.

If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, the player shall be disqualified unless circumstances warrant waiving such penalty, as provided in Rule 33 – 7.

If any conditions occur which prevent the completion of any round of the scheduled events on any day, on any course, that round, for the affected grade, shall be cancelled.

If the course you are scheduled to play is closed or players complete less than 12 holes, golfers in that draw will receive a voucher for a round of golf including cart at that course (voucher valid for 12 months).

 

Golf Carts Usage: To drive a motorised cart, competitors agree to possess a current driver’s licence and have previous experience driving a golf cart equal to a minimum of four rounds. In the event of an accident, the driver is responsible for the costs to repair the cart and any property damaged as well as being liable for any personal injury claims.

 

Mobile Phones: Any golfer who must carry a mobile phone on the golf course should ensure that it is turned to silent at all times and only used in case of emergency.

 

Dress Code: All competitors should be smartly attired both on the course and in the club house.  Men’s shirts must have a collar. Shorts and slacks should be tailored (No cargo pants or shorts).  Women may wear Bermuda shorts.  Track suits and the like, abbreviated denim or boxer shorts, tee shirts, singlets and tank tops, denim jeans or thongs are not permitted on the courses or in the club houses.  Soft spikes are mandatory.  Dress for the Presentation Dinner is smart,casual.

 

Cancellation: Refunds application received in writing prior to 1 October 2018 will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refund will be provided for cancellations after 1 October 2018. We recommend you take out suitable travel insurance at time of booking. Refunds for cancelled accommodation will be subject to the standard terms and conditions of each property.

 

Publicity / Promotion: Tournament committee may arrange media promotion and publicity before, during and after the Championship. Competitors assent to pictures of them appearing and being used for purposes determined by Go Golfing and the 2018 AVGU Tournament Committee.

 

Indemnity Disclaimer: By signing the Indemnity Disclaimer on the tournament entry form or registering online, competitors agree to participate in the Regis 2018 Australian Veteran Golfers National Championship at their own risk. The tournament committee, sponsors, host golf clubs and other suppliers of goods and services accept no liability for any death, injury, property loss or damage incurred during or arising out of any aspect of the conduct of the Championship.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Vets2018@gogolfing.net.au | Call 1300 552 855 or 07 5508 2250

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IF ENTERED BY 31 DECEMBER 2017
$350PP ($100 DEPOSIT ACCEPTED)
$390 IF ENTERED AFTER 31 DECEMBER 2017

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