Veterans

Happy Birthday Jock! – 11 August 2016

On the behalf of everyone here at Richmond Golf Club we would like to wish our beautiful member jock a very happy 93rd birthday. Jock has been a member for 31.8 years and is our oldest playing member. We love you dearly jock and may your day be filled with love and laughter.

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Highlights from the Richmond Veterans Charity Golf Day, 2 November 2015

By all accounts, the Veterans Charity Golf Day was a success, and $6,500 was raised to support research into Prostate Cancer. The group are extremely proud of their efforts given the event is in its first year, the aim is now to develop it into an annual event. Below are pictures from the cheque presentation ceremony on the day.

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About Richmond Veterans

Proudly sponsored by the Bendigo Bank, Veteran events are held every Monday and visiting golfers are most welcome. Tee off times change with the seasons so phoning the Pro shop on 45782272 to book a game is recommended.

You may be lucky and also play your game on the first Monday of each month as this day also features a free sausage sizzle. The Veterans are proud supporters of all major Richmond Golf Club Charity days and co-host with the Richmond Lady Members in the Tee Off for Breast Cancer Day.

Inter club Association Events

Each year the Richmond Veterans play in the Western Sydney Region Veterans Association Events, for more information on these events please enquire with the Veterans Committee.

Origin of the Richmond Veterans

Who would envisage that a friendly game of golf between four veteran members on 12th January, 2009, would evolve into the Richmond Golf Club Veterans.

During the game and naturally over refreshments they discussed the existing framework for Veterans in the district, run by the Nepean District Veteran Golf Association, and the prospect of forming a Richmond Golf Club Veterans group. This social group soon expanded and generated more discussions with all having the same vision and desire.

nswvgaMany of this group were also members of the NSW Veterans Golf Association (NSWVGA) and played in Country events controlled by that Head Office. Those members were concerned their accreditation for Country events maybe jeopardised with the subsequent collapse of the Nepean Association. In order to clarify this situation the NSWVGA was contacted. Information was received that Garry Johnston fromWindsor was trying to establish a new District Association. Garry Johnston met with Noel Byles who stated that a group of Richmond veterans would be interested. Together with Bill Jamieson from Wallacia rudimentary plans were formed which led to the formation of the Western Sydney Region of the NSWVGA.

For the information of Members and their Guests: G-Line — Is gambling a problem for you? G-line (NSW) is a confidential, anonymous and free counselling service. Free call 1800 633 635.