Halcyon Australian Veteran Golfers National Golf Championship

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA / 15-20 October 2017

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PLAY AUSTRALIA’S BEST WEEK FOR VETERAN GOLFERS

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Open to AVGU registered veteran golfers

RACV Royal Pines Golf Course Competition Course for Ladbrokes World Masters Golf Championship Gold Coast

Play the Gold Coast’s premier resort courses

Halcyon AVGU National Golf Championship

Proudly presented by Halcyon

Prizes AVGU National Golf Championship

$25,000 in golf prizes
$50,000 hole in one prizes
$20,000 in lucky draws

Championship Courses

This Gold Coast golf tournament is a 54-hole event consisting of single stableford and stroke competitions.

Monday Best Ball (included in package) will be played at Emerald Lakes & Parkwood International.

Optional Golf available at Sanctuary Cove, The Palms (Sunday) & Hope Island (Wednesday).

Palm Meadows Golf Course Competition Course for Ladbrokes World Masters Golf Competition Gold Coast Aerial View

Palm Meadows

Graham Marsh Design

World famous 18th Hole, fantastic greens, new bunkers, new carts.

RACV Royal Pines Golf Course Competition Course for Ladbrokes World Masters Golf Championship Gold Coast

RACV Royal Pines

Graham Marsh Re-design

Home to Australian PGA Championship and RACV Australian Ladies Masters. Lush Tropical setting.

The Glades Golf Course Competion Course for Ladbrokes World Master Golf Championship Gold Coast

The Glades

Greg Norman Design

Prestigious resort golf course. Trademark aggressive layouts. Visually stunning surrounds.

It Is Social Too

Welcome Dinner AVGU Golf Championship

Welcome Reception

RACV Royal Pines Resort

19th hole AVGU National Golf Championship

19th Hole – Broadbeach

East Restaurant & Bar

Gala Dinner AVGU Golf Championship

Presentation Dinner

RACV Royal Pines Resort

Optional Activities AVGU National Golf Championship

Optional Activities

Book on entry form

Accommodation Deals

Meriton Apartments Accommodation for Ladbrokes World Masters Golf Championship Gold Coast

Meriton Apartments Broadbeach

Stunning ocean or serene scenic hinterland views

Location, location, location

Accommodation for Ladbrokes Gold Coast World Masters Golf Championship Air Broadbeach Sky villa 3-bedroom lounge

Air on Broadbeach

Beachfront holiday experience meets city sophistication

Spectacular location

The 3 Championship Golf Courses

Palm Meadows Golf Course Competition Course for Ladbrokes World Masters Golf Competition Gold Coast Aerial View

Palm Meadows

Graham Marsh Design

Palm Meadows’ signature hole is the world famous 18th; it measures 523 metres from the championship tees. Players accept the challenge and decide how much of the right dogleg they want to cut off. American Golf Digest rated Palm Meadows 18th in the world’s top 500 golf holes. 

RACV Royal Pines Golf Course Competition Course for Ladbrokes World Masters Golf Championship Gold Coast

RACV Royal Pines

Home to the Australian PGA Championship

Play the Graham Marsh re-designed Championship course which hosts the Australian PGA Championship and the RACV Australian Ladies Masters. Set against a lush tropical background and just minutes from the Gold Coast’s most famous beaches, the championship course will test the most astute golfer.

The Glades Golf Course Competion Course for Ladbrokes World Master Golf Championship Gold Coast

The Glades

Greg Norman design

The Glades Golf Club boasts the reputation as one of Australia’s most prestigious resort golf courses and is located right here on the Gold Coast. Designed by champion Australian golfing icon, Greg Norman, the course is typical of his trademark aggressive layouts offering golfers a challenging round of golf within visually stunning surrounds.

Monday – 4BBB Medley Stableford

Included in entry package. You will be drawn to play at Emerald Lakes or Parkwood International

Parkwood AVGU Golf Championship

Parkwood International

A beautiful naturally undulating course designed through natural bushland and a series of tranquil lakes and ponds, Parkwood International Golf Course offers the complete golfers experience.

The 18 hole, 6043 metre par 71 Championship layout can light a flame in the heart of beginners and experienced golfers alike.

Emerald Lakes AVGU Golf Championship

Emerald Lakes

Graham Marsh design

A par 72-championship golf course former home to the prestigious Queensland PGA Championship, offers generous greens, wide fairways and a multitude of pristine lakes. The 5807 metre championship layout has the ability to challenge golfers of all levels. Each hole has its own challenges to make your playing experience interesting and unique.

Optional Golf

Palms AVGU Golf Championship

Sanctuary Cove: The Palms

$90 – Sunday 15 October

Ross Watson design

The Palms is considered a championship course rivalling some of the best golf courses in Australia. It has a total length of 5904 metres off the championship tees, and has numerous water features and hazards. Tee placements have been designed to suit
 a variety of playing conditions and a diverse range of players. Nestled within century old Cabbage Palms, The Palms Golf Course is a return to the traditions of the game, with 
distinctive holes, deep greenside bunkers and boldly contoured greens requiring creative shot making.

Hope Island AVGU Golf Championship

Links Hope Island

$100 – Wednesday 18 October

Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge design

Reminiscent of traditional links combined with the luxury of the resort facilities. Colour GPS equipped golf cars. Immaculately groomed tees, Wintergreen couch fairways, bunkers, Bermuda grass greens. 128 pot bunkers, grassy mounds and plenty of water.

Your Tournament Schedule

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER           

8am: Social golf at Sanctuary Cove – Palms (optional)

4-6pm: Tournament registration at RACV Royal Pines Resort

6-8pm: Welcome reception at RACV Royal Pines

 

MONDAY 16 OCTOBER
MEDLEY 4BBB STABLEFORD

Shotgun starts 7.15am or 12.30pm at Emerald Lakes and Parkwood International

6.30-7.30pm: 19th hole Broadbeach

 

TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER

Round 1 – AVGU National Championships    7.15am and 12.30pm at The Glades “A” Grade, Palm Meadows “B” Grade Royal Pines “C” Grade. Ladies competition at each course

6.30-7.30pm: 19th hole Broadbeach

 

WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER (Rest day)

8am: Social golf at Links Hope Island (optional)

12 noon: Lunch cruise on the Broadwater (optional)

 

THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER

Round 2 – AVGU National Championships    7.15am and 12.30pm at Palm Meadows “A” Grade, Royal Pines “B” Grade, The Glades “C” Grade. Ladies competition at each course

6.30-7.30pm: 19th hole Broadbeach

 

FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER

Round 3 – AVGU National Championships    7.15am and 12.30pm at Royal Pines “A” Grade, The Glades “B” Grade, Palm Meadows “C” Grade. Ladies competition at each course

7.30pm-10.30pm: Gala Closing Dinner & Cabaret at RACV Royal Pines.

Packages for Golfers & Non-Golfers Alike

  • GOLFER PACKAGE
  • $545Per Person
    • Men – National championship rounds at The Glades, Palm Meadows and Royal Pines
    • Ladies – Competition rounds at The Glades, Palm Meadows and Royal Pines
    • Medley 4BBB stableford at Parkwood International or Emerald Lakes
    • Total prize pool exceeds $25,000 in golf and lucky draw prizes. Chance to win $50,000 in hole in one prizes.
    • Motorised carts included at all courses
    • Golf club valet service (your clubs transported from course to course)
    • Complimentary range balls at all venues on day of play
    • Welcome reception at RACV Royal Pines, including drink voucher
    • Entry to nightly 19th Hole function venue
    • Entry into lucky envelope draws conducted throughout the week
    • Stylish tournament polo shirt
    • Gala Presentation Dinner at RACV Royal Pines featuring a 3 course dinner, beverages and top class entertainment

  • Entries Open Aug 1
  • NON GOLFER PARTNER PACKAGE
  • $180Per Person
    • Welcome reception at RACV Royal Pines, including drink voucher
    • Entry into lucky envelope draws conducted throughout the week
    • Entry to nightly 19th Hole function venue
    • Gala Presentation Dinner at RACV Royal Pines featuring a 3 course dinner, beverages and top class entertainment
    • Free return transfer from Broadbeach to welcome reception and presentation dinner

  • Entries Open Aug 1

Two Options For Your Stay

Air On Broadbeach

Air Broadbeach Sky villa 3-bedroom loungeAir on Broadbeach Apartment Bedroom view
Event Transport

Add the Transport Package to your booking to be picked up and dropped off to golf each day right outside Air On Broadbeach.

  • Air On Broadbeach
  • From $219Prices Per Night Per Apartment 15-20 October
    • 1-bedroom ocean view (SOLD OUT)
    • 2-bedroom ocean view – $289
    • 2-bedroom solitaire – $295
    • 2-bedroom ocean suites – $305
    • 3-bedroom ocean view – $335
    • 3-bedroom ocean sky villa – $395
    • All 1 Bedroom’s come with 1 x King Bed, 2 Bedrooms with 1 x King Bed + 2 x Single Beds & 3 Bedrooms 1 x King Bed + 1 x Queen Bed +  2 x Single Beds
    • Rates above will be reconfirmed and available to book after 15th October.

  • Register Here >>
  • Amenities
  • BeachfrontVenueInclusive Of
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Full laundry facilities
    • Balcony with an outdoor setting
    • Free WiFi access
    • Balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean
    • Private gymnasium
    • 25-meter heated lap pool
    • Full-size tennis court
    • Secure parking
    • Complete luxury inclusions

Meriton

Meriton Broadbeach bedroom Accommodation for Ladbrokes World Masters Golf Championship
Event Transport

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

  • MERITON
  • From $195Prices Per Night Per Apartment 15-20 October
    • Studio Apartment – $195
    • Studio Ocean View Apartment – SOLD OUT
    • Meriton 1 Bedroom Suite – $210
    • Meriton 1 Bedroom Ocean Suite – $255
    • Meriton 2 Bedroom Suite – $470
    • Meriton 2 Bedroom Ocean Suite – SOLD OUT
    • Meriton 3 Bedroom Suite – SOLD OUT
    • All rooms come with your choice of 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds except for Studio Rooms which only have 1 King Bed.
    • Parking is an additional $10 per night, per vehicle
    • Rates above will be reconfirmed and available to book after 15th October.

  • Register Here >>
  • Amenities
  • BeachfrontVenueInclusive Of
    • Free Wifi
    • Gourmet kitchen including all kitchenware
    • Living / dining area
    • Air-conditioners individually controlled for each room
    • Indoor & Outdoor Pool
    • Car Park Available
    • Security controlled lift and building access
    • 24-Hour on site assistance
    • Selection of local restaurants providing meal delivery service direct to your suite.

RACV ROYAL PINES RESORT & MERCURE GOLD COAST DEAL

  • RACV Royal Pines Resort & Mercure Resort Package
  • Red HotDealInclusive of
    • Sunday night at Mercure Resort
    • Monday – Saturday at RACV Royal Pines Resort
    • Buffet Breakfast daily for two people
    • Transfer from Mercure to Welcome Event (at Royal Pines) on Sunday
    • Transfer from Mercure Royal Pines on Monday for Check In

  • RACV Royal Pines Resort & Mercure Resort Package
  • $597Price Per Person
    • For all bookings and more information please call RACV Royal Pines Resort
      on 1800 866 880 and mention the booking code – VETS GOLF 2017
    • Terms & Conditions:
      *Accommodation package subject to availability. Not available with any other offer. Price is $597pp based on a twin share package in Mountain View Rooms. Total cost per package is $1194 in Mountain View Rooms. For single share prices – please contact reservations directly.
      Package Dates valid from Sunday 15 – Saturday 21 October 2017

  • RACV Royal Pines Executive Package
  • Red HotDealInclusive of
    • 6 nights stay in an Executive Room at RACV Royal Pines Resort
    • Executive Lounge access with light refreshments available throughout the day
    • Buffet Breakfast
    • Evening Canapes & Drinks
    • Complimentary Valet Parking
    • Complimentary newspaper delivered to your room daily
    • Nespresso coffee machine
    • Premium L’Occitane bath amenities

  • EXECUTIVE PACKAGE
  • $852Price Per Person
    • Price is $284 per night for 2 people
    • For all bookings and more information please call RACV Royal Pines Resort  on 1800 866 880 and mention the booking code – VETS GOLF 2017
    • Terms & Conditions:*Accommodation package subject to availability. Not available with any other offer. For single share prices – please contact reservations directly.Package Dates valid from Sunday 15 – Saturday 21 October 2017

More Fun to Enjoy

These are optional activities. They sell out quickly. Make sure to select those options on the booking form.

SOCIAL GOLF
  • Sanctuary Cove - Palms
  • $90Per Person
    • Sunday 15 October
    • 8 am shotgun start
    • Includes:
    • Green Fee
    • Motorised cart

  • Entries Open Aug 1
SOCIAL GOLF
  • Links Hope Island
  • $100Per Person
    • Wednesday 18 October
    • 8 am shotgun start
    • Includes:
    • Green Fee
    • Motorised cart

  • Entries Open Aug 1
POPULAR
  • Lunch Cruise
  • $49Per Person
    • Wednesday 18 October
    • 12-2pm
    • Includes:
    • Buffet lunch with prawns
    • Broadwater Cruise

  • Entries Open Aug 1
Halcyon AVGU National Golf Championship
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HALCYON

Retire like this…

Halcyon’s award winning formula has redefined the concept of ‘retirement living’ in a gated community where you can take it on or take it easy. At a Halcyon lifestyle community it’s all about fun, friends, freedom, fitness and financial security.

Halcyon creates and manages master planned lifestyle communities designed exclusively for Australia’s over 50’s. Our unique model delivers the best quality architect designed homes, lavish 5-Star resort style facilities and a vibrant community spirit in spacious lifestyle communities situated in the most desirable locations in South East Queensland.

http://www.lifebeginsathalcyon.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.

http://www.gogolfing.net.au/

VOLVIK

Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour!

Golf is challenging enough, and when you cannot find your ball, it just adds another layer of frustration. Colored golf balls, as pioneered by Volvik have shaken up the golf market over the last few years with playing a colored golf ball now an accepted practice. In addition to Volvik’s ‘Crystal’ range of balls, Volvik recently launched ‘Vivid’, the first matte finish ball that is so much easier to see in the air and on course. Check out the Orange, Green, Red and Pink range.

http://www.volvik.com/

CLUB CAR

Club Car is recognised globally as the industry leader for golf carts and utility vehicles servicing many industries. Since 1958, Club Car has been the innovators in golf cars and boast an extensive range of new and pre-owned vehicles to suit all needs and budget.

Represented in Australia by Golf Cars International, they are well known for their quality, performance and impeccable service standards.

http://golfcarsinternational.com.au/

NIAGARA

‘Congratulations on making the decision to improve your life, health and well-being using the

Scientifically Proven Benefits of Niagara’s® Unique Healthcare Technology.’

Niagara® recognises that people of all ages face many challenges with their health which can lead to diminished well-being, mobility, independence and lifestyle options. Niagara provides you with the opportunity to maximise your health and mobility from the ‘comfort of your own home.’

https://www.niagara.com.au/

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BOQ

It’s possible to LOVE a bank. The friendly team at Bank of Queensland would love to chat with you about your Personal and Business Banking needs.

http://www.boq.com.au/

Cutter & Buck

Cutter & Buck

In the 1990s Cutter & Buck were seen as trailblazers because their clothing looked and felt just as at home on the golf course as it did off. And because they took took pride in every detail, they have become known for their superior quality. This is the standard that they have upheld through the years, and it remains the same today.

www.cutterbuck.com

Australian Senior Golfer – Media Partner

ASG was established in April 2008 and from the outset their vision was not just to provide news and information about older golfers and associated issues, but resources of interest to older golfers – and that just about pans out to be news and information on all things golf.

www.australianseniorgolfer.com.au

Conditions of entry and play

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 31st May 2017.  The Tournament Committee reserves the right to refuse entry once capacity is exceeded.

 

Eligibility:      

Men:      Entry for the AVGU National Championships is open to male golfers born prior to 16 Oct 1962 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 concurrent ladies event is open to female golfers born prior to 16 Oct 1967 who are either current members of a Veterans Group affiliated with the AVGU or are partners of male championship entrants.

 

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 applicable to the courses being played.

 

Events: There will be medley 4BBB stableford events on Monday 16 October 2017 for all entrants – partners may be nominated – played at Emerald Lakes and Parkwood International golf courses.

The 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 17th October, Thursday 19th October and Friday 20th October, each day using the Royal Pines, Palm Meadows and The Glades courses.  Should there be a tied score in the AVGU Overall Championship the winner will be decided by play off.  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 competitions.

Ladies will play a 54 hole stableford event in grades.

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

 

Grades:
Championship Grades for Men will be;
0-13 A Grade | 14-20 B Grade | 21-27 C Grade | 28-36 D Grade

Ladies Championship Grades will be set based on entrants’ GA handicaps as at  30th June 2017 and will remain for the duration of the event. Grades for Men & Ladies are subject to change based on finalised entries.

Players in each  championship grade will be drawn together to play one round at Royal Pines, Palm Meadows and The Glades.

 

Handicaps: Handicaps for all players will be as at 13th October 2017 and will remain for the 54 holes, subject to slope adjustment of the course being played.  Handicaps may be adjusted as determined by daily GolfLink assessment, for the daily events

 

Draws: The draws for the Monday medley 4BBB venues and pairs (nominated or allocated) and for the Championships, will be published no later than 1st October 2017.

The draws for championship rounds will be based on players’ GA handicaps at that date and take into account nominated playing or accommodation partners (we can provide you with the same start times each day as them but cannot guarantee the same courses).

Lady players will be drawn predominantly in grades whilst taking into account notified travelling or accommodation partnerships.

Players’ grading and draws will not be affected by handicap adjustments in the interim to 13 October 2017. The above handicap condition applies – players will remain in their allocated grades throughout the championship rounds, playing on their adjusted slope handicaps as at 13 October 2017.

 

Distance Measuring Devices.  A player may obtain distance information using a device that measures distance only.

 

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.  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.

The following signals shall be used:

  • Discontinue Play Immediately – One prolonged blast of the siren
  • Resume play – Two short blasts of the siren, repeated.
  • Discontinue play (non dangerous situation) – Three blasts of the siren, repeated.

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 license 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 course or in the club house.  Soft spikes are mandatory.  Smart casual attire is the minimum standard for the Presentation Dinner.

 

Cancellation: Refunds application received in writing prior to 1 October 2017 will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refund will be provided for cancellations after 1 October 2017. 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.

 

Indemnity Disclaimer: By signing the Indemnity Disclaimer on the tournament entry form or registering online, competitors agree to participate in the Halcyon 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.

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 Broadbeach to all golf courses and function venues. $80pp Complimentary for non playing partners. Book on entry form.

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