13 December, 2020
My name is Jacky Parsons and I have the honour of being the new VWGA President.
I am a member of North Ryde Golf Club in Sydney where I have been a member for 36 years. During my time there I have been President, Captain (twice), Vice-Captain, Treasurer and many years on the general committee. Six years ago I was awarded life membership.
I have been a member of the NSW VWGA Committee for six years and have mainly been involved with the tournament program. I have also helped out on the administration desk and with the accounts.
Hopefully over the next few years I will get to meet many of you and get to play on your golf courses, both in Sydney and out in the NSW country areas.
Let’s hope that 2021 is better for us all.
9 December, 2020
Marj Bradd turned 100 on 14th October 2020 and has been a member of the VWGA for 44 years. She was originally a member at Bankstown, then Nowra and now Shoalhaven Heads.
Marj was still playing competition golf at the age of 98, (her handicap was around 38 to 40 which is pretty impressive for someone of that age, and she at times would win nearest the pin, or longest drive in 3rd division) but due to injury was unable to play most of last year and she had hoped to return to competition this year, but due to Corona virus that has not eventuated.
Marj has been a mentor to younger members and in the inaugral days of the club volunteered (with her husband George (deceased) a lot of her time to help make Shoalhaven Heads the Club it is today. In 2019 the Ladies Committee appointed Marj as the Patron, an honour Marj was very happy to accept.
2 November, 2020
Vera was born 18 October 1920. She started playing golf in the late 1950’s after her youngest child commenced school.
During her golfing career she played in the Kyogle pennants team, attended many an Open Day and actively supported all facets of the club. Vera enjoyed playing mixed golf with her husband Stuart, and also enjoyed caddying in Championships and Pennant finals. Vera and Stuart participated in many Veteran’s Tournaments including New Zealand, Fiji, Perth and Darwin.
Owing to her failing eyesight Vera had to forego playing golf in 2005, but she has continued her annual membership of the NSW Veteran’s Association. She has continued to be involved with ladies golf including travelling with them on their many bus trips away as a supporter as well as to enjoy the camaraderie!
In recognition of her involvement and support of the club, Vera was awarded Life Membership in 2007.
She still takes a keen interest in the activities of the Kyogle Golf Club, however owing to Covid 19 restrictions she is unable to continue her regular visits to the club for various functions especially Friday night dinner and raffles and her mandatory “7 of New”!
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