AVGU CHAMPIONSHIPS

LAUNCESTON, TAS / 10 - 15 November 2019

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Register before 15 December 2018 & receive $50 off the golfer package, chance to win your entry for free, 2 bonus entries in prize draws – top prize $5,000 golf trip to Thailand, best rooms and pricing at your preferred accommodation & VIP seating at Presentation Dinner.

WE INVITE YOU TO TASMANIA

TO GET HOOKED ON A SLICE OF THE APPLE ISLE

AND ENJOY AUSTRALIA’S BEST WEEK FOR VETERAN GOLFERS

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Launceston in the North of the State is the second oldest City in Tasmania and gateway to the picturesque Tamar Valley, boasting natural attractions and elegant colonial and Victorian architecture and century-old parks.

Its vibrant food and coffee culture thrives with fabulous cafes, bars and restaurants.  Art and design take a front row seat in this charismatic city as does the beauty of the stunning Cataract Gorge – a natural oasis in the middle of the City.

THE HOST COURSES

The event involves a 4BBB Medley on Monday 11 November 2019 followed by a 54 hole event for Men and Ladies on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

COUNTRY CLUB TASMANIA
Country Club

Designed by Mike Wolveridge and British Open champion Peter Thompson.
With scenic outlooks, challenging fairways and expansive greens this course is of international standard.

LAUNCESTON GOLF CLUB
LGC

The oldest 18 hole golf course in Tasmania dating back to 1899 is located at Kings Meadows. Carved out of natural bushland with manicured greens, tree lined fairways and a well drained, gently undulating layout.

RIVERSIDE GOLF CLUB
riverside

Situated on the banks of the Tamar River in Riverside, the course has majestic views of the mountains and valley. Tight tree-lined fairways and four water hazards provide a picturesque yet demanding layout.

MOWBRAY GOLF CLUB
mowbray

Located on the Eastern side of the Tamar River, the course is well treed, and undulating with four lakes and water in play on half the holes. The first nine is flatter with the second nine climbing to a plateau.

All courses are 10 minutes from the Launceston CBD

YOU PLAY GOLF – WE DO THE REST

GOLF CLUB VALET SERVICE

Complimentary daily club transfer from course to course.

BONUS LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Virgin Australia - free upgrade from 23kg to 32kg of checked luggage. Step 1 - book your Virgin Australia flights (online or via travel agent) Step 2 - email a copy of your Virgin Australia eticket to golf@gogolfing.net.au Step 3 - Go Golfing will email back your eticket which will show 32kg of checked luggage. Note: you can check in up to 2 bags - total weight 32kg (max)

TRANSPORT OPTION

Includes round trip to golf & functions , from Country Club Tasmania `{`$60 per person`}` or from designated Launceston City pick up `{`$90 per person`}`. Book on entry form.

Your Tournament Schedule

YOUR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2019           

1.00pm – 5.00pm: Tournament registration at Tonic Bar, Country Club Tasmania, Prospect Vale
1.00pm – 3.00pm: Taste of Tassie Promotion – Sample outstanding Tasmanian wines and produce

MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2019
MEDLEY 4BBB STABLEFORD

8.00am Shotgun starts at Mowbray, Launceston and Riverside

7.15am / 12.30pm Shotgun starts at Country Club Tasmania

9.00 am – 10.45am  Non Player Activity: Meet ‘n greet other non players for morning tea and City Sights Tour (no charge) or

10.00am – 2.00pm Optional Non-Player Activity: Tamar River Cruises Batman Bridge Launceston Cruise **

6.00pm-8.00pm: Welcome function, finger food, drinks and entertainment at Country Club Tasmania

TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2019

Round 1 – AVGU National Championships (Mens and Ladies)

7.15am and 12.30pm. A Grade at Riverside, B Grade at Launceston, C Grade at Country Club Tasmania. Ladies competition at each course.

10.00am Non Player Activity: Transport provided to visit the magnificent Cataract Gorge (no charge) or

2.00pm – 4.00pm Optional Non-Player Activity: Tamar Valley Attractions Tour (Prestige Leisure Tours) **

6.00pm-7.30pm 19th hole at Country Club Tasmania (Tamar Valley Wine Tasting)

WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2019 (Rest day)

Special personalised tours arranged as listed in the “MORE TO DO” section of the website.

7.30am–5.30 pm: Cradle Mt Wilderness Experience – National Park Tour*

8.00am–5.30 pm: Explore the North East Winery Coach Tour with Lunch at Lost Farm Links Golf Course (optional – book on registration form)

8.00am: Leave Launceston to play the famous Barnbougle Dunes/Lost Farm Golf Courses at Bridport. Tee times reserved from 10.00 am (optional – book on registration form)

THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2019

Round 2 – AVGU National Championships (Mens and Ladies)

7.15am and 12.30pm. A Grade at Launceston, B Grade at Country Club Tasmania, C Grade at Riverside. Ladies competition at each course.

8.45am-6.00pm: Optional Non-Player Activity: Food and Wine Day Tour (Coach Tours Tasmania) **

6.00pm-7.30 pm 19th hole at Country Club Tasmania (Tamar Valley Wine Tasting)

FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019

Round 3 – AVGU National Championships (Mens and Ladies)

7.15am and 12.30pm. A Grade at Country Club Tasmania, B Grade at Riverside, C Grade at Launceston. Ladies competition at each course.

10.00am-12.30pm: Optional Non-Player Activity: Tamar River Cruises Morning Discovery Cruise **

7.30pm-10.30pm: Gala Presentation Dinner Albert Hall, Launceston City

** For tours marked ** contact City of Launceston Visitor Information Centre P 1800 651 827

E travelcentre@launceston.tas.gov.au

www.destinationlaunceston.com.au

Packages for Golfers & Non-Golfers Alike

  • GOLFER PACKAGE
  • $495Per Person (inc GST)
    • Mens – National championship rounds at Country Club Tasmania, Launceston and Riverside
    • Ladies – National championship rounds at Country Club Tasmania, Launceston and Riverside
    • Medley 4BBB stableford at Country Club Tasmania, Launceston, Mowbray and Riverside
    • Great championship and lucky draw prizes
    • Stylish tournament polo shirt and welcome pack
    • Golf club valet service (your clubs transported from course to course)
    • Welcome reception at Country Club Tasmania, including finger food, drinks and entertainment
    • Entry to 19th Hole function at Country Club Tasmania on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
    • Entry into lucky envelope draws conducted throughout the week
    • Gala Presentation Dinner at Albert Hall, Launceston City featuring a 3 course dinner, drinks and entertainment
    • $495 inc GST if Registered Before 15 December 2018
    • $545 inc GST If Booked After 15 December, 2018

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  • NON GOLFER PARTNER PACKAGE
  • $245Per Person (Inc GST)
    • Welcome reception at Country Club Tasmania, including finger food, drinks and entertainment
    • Entry to 19th Hole function at Country Club Tasmania on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
    • Entry into lucky envelope draws conducted throughout the week
    • Gala Presentation Dinner at Albert Hall, Launceston City featuring a 3 course dinner, drinks and entertainment
    • Free transport to social functions
    • Free activities Monday & Tuesday including transport

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Transport Options

Country Club Tasmania

$60 Per Person, Includes :- Round Trip to golf and functions.

Launceston City

$90 Per Person, Includes :- Round trip to golf and functions.

Great Value Options For Your Stay

Country Club Tasmania is the Platinum Sponsor and the Headquarters for the 2019 Australian Veteran Golf Championship.  Country Club Tasmania is nestled amongst 300 acres of parkland, lakes and rolling paddocks yet only minutes from Launceston CBD and will provide outstanding accommodation, golfing and hospitality facilities to support our Championship.

Country Club Tasmania

Official Venue for Registration, Taste of Tassie Promotion and Welcome Function.

Event Transport

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

  • Country Club Tasmania
  • From $187Prices Per Night Per Apartment 10-16 November
    • Deluxe Room – $187 (1 King Bed / 1 King Bed + 1 Single Bed)
    • Courtyard Executive – $205 (1 King Bed / 2 Single Beds)
    • Golf Executive – $205 (1 King Bed)
    • Suites (1 King Bed)

  • Amenities
  • Red HotDealInclusive Of
    • Mini Bar
    • Premium bathroom amenities
    • Complimentary valet parking
    • Daily Newspaper
    • Foxtel
    • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
    • Onsite health club & Indoor swimming pool

Country Club Villas

Event Transport

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

  • Country Club Villas
  • From $159Prices Per Night Per Apartment 10-16 November
    • 1-bedroom villa – $159 (1 Queen & 1 Double)
    • 2-bedroom villa – $205 (1 King & 1 Double / 1 Queen & 2 Singles)
    • 3-bedroom villa – $231 (1 Queen & 4 Singles / 2 Queen & 2 Singles)
    • Executive Suites (1 King Bed)

  • Amenities
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    • All rooms include a separate bedroom and living room
    • A fully equipped kitchenette with modern appliances
    • Private bathroom will ensure you feel right at home.
    • Prepare your own meals or dine at array of options at Country Club Villas or Resort.

The Sebel Launceston

Event Transport

Add the Transport Package to your booking to be picked up from a nearby designated Launceston City Pick Up Point.

  • The Sebel Launceston
  • From $220Prices Per Night Per Apartment 10-16 November
    • One Bedroom Superior Suites $220 room only (king or 2x single bed)
    • One Bedroom Deluxe Suites $240 room only (king bed)
    • One Bedroom Spa Suites $265 room only (king bed)
    • Two Bedroom Superior Suites $405 room only (king + 2x single or 4x single beds )
    • Two Bedroom Deluxe Suites $430 room only (2x king or king + 2x single beds)

  • Amenities
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    • Undercover Parking
    • Kitchenette With Microwave & Dishwasher
    • Laundry

Hotel Grand Chancellor

Event Transport

Add the Transport Package to your booking to be picked up from a nearby designated Launceston City Pick Up Point.

  • Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • From $177Prices Per Night Per Apartment 10-16 November
    • Superior Room $177 (1 x King bed or 2 x Double beds)
    • Executive Room $193 (1 x King bed or 2 x Double beds)

  • Amenities
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    • Elegant comfortable furnishings
    • Surrounded by Notable Attractions
    • Views overlooking the city

Barnbougle Pre Tour

Barnbougle golf tournament
Wine and Cheese Tasting Barnbougle Golf Challenge
Play Here Barnbougle Golf Challenge

When golfing in Tasmania it is hard to look past Barnbougle. The golf there is some of the most exciting, magical golf in Australia. It is close to playing the likes of Lahinch and Ballybunion in Ireland and The Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland. And, thanks to 6 different sets of tees, you don’t have to have a low handicap to enjoy it!

Inclusions

The Package:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Barnbougle Lost Farm
  • 1 round at Barnbougle Dunes
  • 1 round at Barnbougle Lost Farm
  • Welcome dinner at Lost Farm Restaurant
  • Great daily prizes and lucky draws
  • Group Transfer Launceston (Airport) to Barnbougle
  • Group Transfer Barnbougle to Launceston (City)
  • Return Daily Golf Transfers
  • Fully escorted

$649 per person, twin share
$799 per person, single occupancy

The Schedule

Friday 8th November 2019 (Arrival & Registration)
3pm: Transfer from Launceston Airport To Barnbougle
✈ We recommend participants fly via Melbourne on flight VA 1368, estimated arrival 2:15pm into Launceston.
6pm – 8 pm: Welcome Dinner at The Lost Farm Restaurant, Barnbougle

Saturday 9th November 2019 (Round 1)
9.00 am – 10.30am: Round 1 – Barnbougle Dunes
6 pm: 19th Hole – Lost Farm Sports Bar, Barnbougle

Sunday 10th November 2019 (Round 1)
7.00 am – 8.30am: Round 2 – Barnbougle Lost Farm
2 pm: Transfer to Launceston (City) – Start Of 2019 AVGU National Championships

Hobart Post Tour

Hobart Happens Wrest Point International Masters
Tasmania Golf Club 5th Hole Wrest Point International Masters

Hobart is renowned for fresh produce, wine and spirits. Enjoy absolute waterfront dining along the iconic River Derwent or find your very own spot to unwind with a glass of local wine at one of the many bars / restaurants in town.

Inclusions

The Package:

  • 4 nights accommodation at the iconic Wrest Point Hotel
  • 1 round at Royal Hobart
  • 1 round at Tasmania Golf Club
  • Welcome dinner
  • Presentation dinner
  • Richmond Food & Winery Day Tour
  • Great daily prizes and lucky draws
  • Group Transfer Hobart to Launceston (City)
  • Return Daily Golf Transfers
  • Fully escorted

$699 per person, twin share
$999 per person, single occupancy

The Schedule

Saturday 16th November 2019 (Arrival)
12noon:
Group Transfer from Launceston City to Hobart
6pm – 8 pm: Welcome Dinner – Salamanca

Sunday 17th November 2019 (Round 1)
9.00 am – 10.30am: Round 1 – Royal Hobart Golf Club
6 pm: 19th Hole

Monday 18th November 2019 (Day Tour)
9.00 am – 4.00pm: Richmond Winery & Food Day Tour

Tuesday 19th November 2019 (Round 2)
9.00 am – 10.30am: Round 2 – Tasmania Golf Club
7 pm: Presentation Dinner

Wednesday 20th November 2019 (Departure)
Depart (airport transfers available with Hobart Airporter)

More Fun to Enjoy

These are optional activities offered on Wednesday 13th November. They will sell out quickly. Be sure to make your selection on the booking form.

Subject to minimum numbers.

  • Explore The North East Winery Coach Tour
  • $140Per Person
    • Wednesday 13 Nov
    • 8.00 am – 5.30 pm
    • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm
    • Visit the Tamar Valley and the world renowned Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm Links Golf Courses
    • Tamar Valley region is renowned for outstanding scenic river views
    • Visit and taste some of the local wines at several of the many award winning vineyards
    • Barnbougle and Lost Farm are perched atop a coastal dune with spectacular views of the course and coastline
    • Includes: Coach transport, wine tasting at 3 wineries and a 2 course lunch at Lost Farm Restaurant

  • Play Barnbougle Dunes / Lost Farm Links
  • $140Per Person
    • Wednesday 13 Nov
    • 8.00 am – 5.30 pm (tee times reserved from 10.00 am)
    • Barnbougle and Lost Farm are ranked in the top 40 courses world-wide
    • Includes: Return coach transport from Country Club Tasmania or Launceston City Pick Up Point
    • 18 hole green fees for Barnbougle or Lost Farm
    • Pull carts
    • Lunch available at own cost

  • Cradle Mountain Wilderness Experience National Park Coach Tour
  • $175Per Person
    • Wednesday 13 Nov
    • 7.30am – 5.30pm
    • Visit the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park
    • Dove Lake Walk
    • Wander through the ancient King Billy Pine Forest at Waldheim Chalet and enjoy a short rainforest walk to Pencil Pine Falls
    • Visit Sheffield famous for its murals
    • Includes: Premium coach transport with full commentary, National Park Pass and lunch at Cradle Mountain Lodge

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Pricing is subject to minimum number requirements.

Non Playing Partner Activities

We have arranged several free activities on the first two days of competitions to provide an opportunity to meet other non playing partners Monday 11 November Morning Tea and City Sights Tour (includes morning tea & transport) Tuesday 12 November Visit magnificent Cataract Gorge (includes transport)

  • Morning Tea and City Sights Tour
  • $0Complimentary for Non Playing Partners
    • Monday 11th November
    • 9.00am – 10.45am

  • Cataract Gorge
  • $0Complimentary for Non Playing Partners
    • Tuesday 12th November
    • 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    • Offering walking and hiking trails together with the World’s longest single span chairlift, restaurant & cafes Seaport Precinct featuring many and varied restaurants.

  • James Boag Brewery Tour
  • $28Per Person
    • 3 Tours Daily – 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm
    • Fully guided 90 minute tour of the brewery followed by beer tasting
    • Bookings must be made in advance
    • jamesboag.com.au/tours/tours
    • 03 6332 6300

  • Batman Bridge Launceston Cruise
  • $120Per Person
    • Tamar River Cruises
    • Monday 11 November
    • 10.00 am – 2.00pm
    • This cruise enters the Cataract Gorge, heads North up the Tamar River past Tamar Island to the Batman Bridge
    • Enjoy morning tea & a light lunch
    • Tasmanian cheese and fruit platter, on board local Tasmanian wines and Tasmanian beer tasting
    • Commentary and unlimited tea and coffee
    • Bookings must be made in advance
    • 1800 651 827
    • travelcentre@launceston.tas.gov.au
    • www.destinationlaunceston.com.au

  • Tamar Valley Attractions
  • $155Per Person
    • Prestige Leisure Tours
    • Tuesday 12 November
    • 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
    • Scenic drive through picturesque Tamar Valley
    • Guided tour of Seahorse World inc viewing and tour at Platypus House
    • Explore the Beaconsfield Mine
    • Visit the unique Grindelwald Swiss Village (entry to attractions additional cost)
    • Bookings must be made in advance
    • 1800 651 827
    • travelcentre@launceston.tas.gov.au
    • www.destinationlaunceston.com.au

  • Food & Wine Tour
  • $140Per Person
    • Coach Tours Tasmania
    • Thursday 14 November
    • 8.45am – 6.00pm
    • 41 Degrees South Salmon and Ginseng Farm
    • Melita Honey Farm
    • House of Anvers (specialises in Belgium chocolate, fudges and truffles)
    • Cherry Shed
    • Ghost Rock & Blustery Banks Vineyards
    • Spreyton Cider Company
    • Ashgrove Cheese Factory and finish with a berry dessert at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm
    • Bookings must be made in advance
    • 1800 651 827  / travelcentre@launceston.tas.gov.au
    • www.destinationlaunceston.com.au

  • Tamar River Morning Discovery Cruise
  • $79Per Person
    • Tamar River Cruises
    • Friday 15 November
    • 10.00 am – 12.30pm
    • Cruises into the Cataract Gorge and heads north past Tamar Island to Rosevears and Windermere
    • Includes: morning tea, on board local Tasmanian wines and Tasmanian beer tasting, fruit selection, commentary and unlimited tea and coffee
    • Afternoon Discovery Cruise also available
    • Bookings must be made in advance
    • 1800 651 827  / travelcentre@launceston.tas.gov.au
    • www.destinationlaunceston.com.au

Why not extend your stay in Tasmania?

More To See In Launceston

Launceston is a city alive with colour, boasting magnificent natural attractions, enchanting parks and gardens, world-class experiences and a thriving food and wine scene set amongst the backdrop of beautiful Georgian streetscapes. Eat and drink the best from a region brimming with epicurean delights. Visit:

  • The City Park and Japanese Macaques monkeys
  • Saturday’s Harvest Market
  • Cataract Gorge (15 minutes from the City offering walking and hiking trails together with the World’s longest single span chairlift, restaurant & cafes)
  • Seaport Precinct featuring many and varied restaurants.
  • Design Tasmania (Tamar Street)
  • Queen Victoria Art Gallery Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk
  • The National Trust Old Umbrella Shop
  • Boutique Shopping
  • The National Automobile Museum

Golfing In Tasmania

Australia’s first round of golf was played at Bothwell near Hobart in the 1820's. Tasmanians now are spoiled for fairways and claim more courses per capita than anywhere else in the country. Today, the island has more than 80 golf courses all of which will offer you a warm Tasmanian welcome. For those wishing to experience international renowned courses Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm at Bridport together with Cape Whickham and Oceans Dunes on King Island might well be on your ‘bucket list’. www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-t-do/outdoors-and-adventure/golf

Explore

The natural beauty of Tasmania’s East Coast with sandy white beaches and spectacular landscapes including the magnificent Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay and seaside fishing villages of St Helens, Bicheno and Swansea.

The pristine wilderness of Tasmania’s North West and West Coast offers stunning national parks and beautiful nature reserves including UNESCO Wilderness World Heritage Area and Cradle Mountain National Park, Strahan a beautiful seaside fishing village on the rugged West Coast and the famous Gordon River and not to be missed The Wall in the Wilderness at Lake St Clair.

Hobart is the perfect base for exploring Southern Tasmania with all the region’s attractions accessible in an easy day’s touring. In particular the World Heritage-listed convict site at Port Arthur and the historic village of Richmond not forgetting Australia’s largest private museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Catch the ferry from Brooke Street Pier to experience the architectural masterpiece of MONA which is extraordinary in itself.

Bring Your Own Vehicle

Special Spirit of Tasmania fares available – Spirit of Tasmania is proud to promote travel to this event and is offering participants the best available passenger fares. Travel with Spirit of Tasmania and you can take your car with you from $99* extra each way. For the best available passenger fares, you must book via the following link.

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