Vera Gardner of Kyogle turns 100

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”!