Veteran golf championships to attract a top-class field

THEMid North Coast Veteran Golfers' Association is preparing to host two of the biggest and most popular tournaments on the veterans' golfing calendar.

The first event will be the NSWmatchplay championships which get underway on Monday.

This tournament is the only five-day event of its kind in Australia.

It begins with an 18-hole qualifying round on Monday and continues in a matchplay format through until Friday when the winners and runners-up in all groups are decided.

Some of the best veteran golfers in Australia will be travelling to Coffs Harbour for what is a much sought after title, the New South Wales veteran matchplay champion.

The following week, the MNCVGA will host the 23rd open championships which will be played at Coffs Harbour and Sawtell golf courses.

This event will hit off with a 4BBB stableford competition for man and women on Monday, August 29.

On the Tuesday, Thursday and Fridaym the men will compete in a 54-hole stroke/stableford event while the women play a 54-hole stableford.

The men and women will alternate between Coffs Harbour and Sawtell playing two events at each course.

A presentation dinner-dance will be held on the Friday night at Coffs Harbour Catholic Club.

Over the two weeks of competition, more than 400 golfers representing more than 100 golf clubs from Australia and New Zealand will play in the two events.

Trophies for both championships are valued at more than $18,000.

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