• The Melbourne District Veteran Golfers Association Inc.

  • Cancellation of MDVGA Events until further notice

  • As you are aware the State Government moved to Stage 2 restrictions last night which ban all sporting based leisure activities. As a consequence ALL Golf Clubs are now effectively closed.

    Thus ALL MDVGA future events are cancelled until further notice.


    Sandhurst has advised the clubhouse is closing and logistics for our scheduled event would have been difficult.
    The events at Settler’s Run , Woodlands and The Dunes are unlikely to proceed . Yarra Yarra has already cancelled our booking on 1 June.

    A number of issues need to be taken into account –
    – it is likely that our proposed events are classed as non essential and would be in breach of government guidelines if they were to go ahead.
    – some clubs
    . have already closed
    . have closed their clubhouses
    . have banned guests and reciprocal players
    . have no food or drinks available
    . have turned off water fountains on course

    – there are also a number of strict conditions at many clubs
    . no touching of the pin which is to be left in
    . ball to be marked / retrieved only by the player
    . no rakes in bunkers and preferred lies to apply
    . players mark their own cards
    . social distancing to be practiced where possible

    There are a number of other requirements of which we are sure most of you are aware.
    We will keep the situation under review but a long break before our next event is likely.
    We will post any updates on the website .

    Thank you in anticipation of your patience and stay safe