The Vale Veterans is affiliated with the Illawarra Veteran Golfers Association (IVGA), the NSW Veteran Golfers Association (NSWVGA) and the Australian Veteran Golfers Union.

Our aim is to promote golf, encourage participation and create a social inclusive atmosphere for all those over the age of 55.

For just $10 a year, The Vale Club members (both male & female) can compete in Veterans events throughout NSW, as well as within the Illawarra. NSWVGA handbooks are issued by the Club that contain a program of events, contact details and playing dates. It also acts as your membership card for the NSWVGA.


Veteran’s Open Days


Jamberoo 1st & 3rd Monday

Wollongong 1st Tuesday

Kiama 2nd Tuesday

The Vale 3rd Tuesday

The Grange 4th Tuesday

Gerringong 5th Tuesday

Port Kembla 1st & 3rd Thursday

The Links Shell Cove Wednesday

Associated with Veterans is the Trevor Bell Shield. It is a stableford team event competed for annually. Each team consists of 8 players, where the 6 best scores on the day of play are tallied and submitted for inclusion in the progressive total. The wining club is announced on the final round presentation. The Shield is generally run mid-week from April to November.