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Meg Nunn Salver

The Meg Nunn salver is one of the most significant tournaments of the golfing year for the women across Qld.  It is a competition steeped in history and tradition and sees seven districts, Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Central & Highlands, Sunshine Coast Burnett & District, Downs & Southwest, Brisbane &   District and Gold Coast,  compete in an annual matchplay tournament.

 

The Meg Nunn Salver teams consist of 6 players from each district, with an handicap limit of 16.  The event is contested over 4 days, 2 matches per day with one bye round in amongst.   5 players from every district square off against each other in single matchplay, until the District atop the points leader board at the conclusion, is victorious. 

 

The inaugural Salver was played for in Rockhampton in 1983. Far North Queensland did not participate because we were a newly formed District and did not have the funds to send a team. The draw had Gold Coast against Central Queensland and, at the first match, a coin was tossed to determine which District had the honour. Gold Coast won and so began the Meg Nunn legend. Coincidentally but quite fittingly, it was Meg’s daughter who took to the tee and sent the first ball flying down the fairway.
 
Meg Nunn’s concept for the tournament was that the "grass-root, turn up every week" country player should have the opportunity to play match play, and to represent her District.  It was never envisaged that players who were members of a state team should be included in the Meg Nunn tournament because they had always had ample opportunity to attend interstate events. Meg was devoted to the idea that, each year, new friends would be made amongst the teams and the tournament would be one of good golf, good companionship, and great rivalry.

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 Eligibility

  • ​​Handicap range – GA 16.0 & under. 

  • Aged 18 years and over.

  • Australian Citizenship or Citizenship application papers lodged.

  • Membership of a club in the FNQ district, determined by where their handicap is held.

  • Cards returned within last 12 months for handicapping.

  • Encouraged to play in FNQWG Open Championships and district Interclub events.

  • A level of fitness necessary to meet the demands of playing (walking) 36 holes each day for 4 consecutive day

  • State players and QAS students are ineligible for selection until 2 years have elapsed from that experience.

Selection Process

  • FNQ Women's Golf will circulate this form as well as the Expression of Interest form to all FNQ district Club Captains by the end of February. They should forward these two forms to prospective players from their club who meet the eligibility criteria, and who are available for the September tournament.  

  • Players may submit their own nomination form by email to the Secretary.

  • Closing date for nominations will be 31 March 2022.

  •  A squad of players will be announced in April, and posted on Facebook and the website. This will allow players to attend development sessions at a course similar to Toowoomba, which offers 18 holes over 5,950 metres and par 72, and being 700 metres above sea level. The course is described as offering rolling tree lined (tall gums & pines) kikuyu fairways leading to manicured Pentcross bent greens, which requires strategic play rather than brute strength. Visit www.toowoombagolfclub.com.au for comprehensive hole by hole details, on the course layout.

  • The final six (6) players selected plus a reserve, will be announced mid-July. § Selectors reserve the right to invite a player to join the development squad after the 31st March and thus be eligible for selection for the FNQ Meg Nunn Team.

 

Player Support

FNQWG provides each member of the Meg Nunn team with:

• Travel expenses

• Accommodation - team members are required to share a room (not a bed). Should any team member require their own room it will be at their own expense

• Welcome Dinner and Farewell Lunch functions at the Meg Nunn tournament

• All green fees during the tournament

• Practice balls

• The District team uniform shirt, embroidered with Meg Nunn year and player number

• Team vehicle

• Push buggies for players who do not wish to take their own (these will be requested through the club members). Not covered by FNQWG:

• Excess baggage & meals Team members are asked to contribute $250 towards travel and accommodation expenses. Should a team member wish to have their own caddy at the Meg Nunn Salver, that player is expected to cover all costs associated with the caddy. (Accommodation, travel, Welcome Dinner and Farewell Lunch).

Past Winners

YEAR

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

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2002

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2011

2012

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2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

HOST DISTRICT

Central Qld

North Qld

Gold Coast

Far North Qld

Downs & Southwest

Wide Bay Burnett

Brisbane & District

Central Qld

North Qld

Gold Coast

Downs & Southwest

Far North Qld

Wide Bay Burnett

Brisbane & District

Central Qld

Gold Coast

North Qld

Downs & Southwest

Far North Qld

Wide Bay Burnett

Brisbane & District

Central Qld

Gold Coast

North Qld

Downs & Southwest

Far North Qld

Wide Bay Burnett

Brisbane & District

Central Qld

Gold Coast

North Qld

Downs & Southwest

Far North Qld

Wide Bay Burnett

Brisbane & District

Central Qld & Highlands

Gold Coast

North Qld

Downs & Southwest

VENUE

Rockhampton

Mackay GC

Southport GC

Cairns GC

Toowoomba

Coloundra

Pacific GC

Capricorn

Townsville

Southport GC

Goondiwindi GC

Gordonvale GC

Kingaroy GC

Nudgee GC

Yeppoon GC

Sanctuary Cove GC

Townsville

Toowoomba GC

Cairns GC

Maryborough GC

Pacific GC

Emerald GC

Coolangatta Tweed Heads

Townsville

Toowoomba

Cairns

Caboolture GC

Indooroopilly GC

Calliope GC

Coolangatta Tweed Heads

Mackay

Toowoomba GC

Cairns GC

Kingaroy GC

McLeod GC

Rockhampton GC

Southport GC

CANCELLED - COVID19

CANCELLED - COVID19

WINNER

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Brisbane & District

Brisbane & District

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Brisbane & District

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

North Qld

Gold Coast

Wide Bay Burnett

Central Qld

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

North Qld

Gold Coast

Far North Qld

Gold Coast

Wide Bay Burnett

Brisbane & District

Far North Qld

Brisbane & District

Downs & Southwest

Far North Qld

Brisbane & District

Brisbane & District

Wide Bay Burnett

Far North Qld

Brisbane & District

Downs & Southwest

Far North Qld

Central Qld & Highlands

Brisbane & District

Far North Qld

Central Qld & Highlands

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