Meg Nunn Salver
The 2019 Meg Nunn Salver will be hosted by Women's Golf Gold Coast at the prestigious Southport Golf Club.
Event dates are Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th & Friday 13th of September.
News, draws & results will be available on this page as they become available.
- To women golfers in Queensland, the Meg Nunn event is one of the most significant on their golfing calendar. It is a tournament steeped in history and tradition when, over four days in September, teams of 6 relatively low handicap women from the 7 Districts compete for the lovely Meg Nunn salver. Each District hosts the event on a rotation basis. The format is handicap match play, and is played in pairs.
- Meg Nunn lived on a dairy farm at Peak Crossing outside Ipswich. She did not come from a golfing family but she learned the game and loved it. After being introduced to golf by her husband, she went from a 36 handicap to 11 in her first year of playing. She was selected to play in the Queensland Country team of 1955 against the British team. In the early 1970s, Meg was the Country Vice-President of the Queensland Ladies’ Golf Union (QLGU). In this role, she visited as many of the country golf clubs in the state as she could, and perhaps there were only as few as 3 that she did not get to in her travels. One western course boasted that they had been able to put the grader over the fairways the week before her visit! Meg uncovered a widely-held belief that the QLGU represented only those ladies who played golf in the south-eastern corner of the State and she came to understand that country ladies felt they were being overlooked by this body and she had often expressed the view that an event along the lines of the Gladys Hay Inter-State Matches could be played between the Districts.
- In her last report as retiring Country Vice-President to the QLGU Annual General Meeting in November 1982, Meg proposed that such a tournament be established. At the time, the Districts were being formed and during the Country Championships at Goondiwindi in 1983 Mrs. Peg Torrens, Country Vice-President, initiated a meeting with District Presidents or their representatives where it was decided to stage a handicap match play event for Silver Division players, between country Districts, with teams of five, and four to play each match. Pam Ranger, a member and committee person of the Surfers Paradise Golf Club, presented the antique silver tray that now bears the name "Meg Nunn Salver" as the Districts had voted to name the event in her honour.
The inaugural Salver was played for in Rockhampton in 1983. Far North Queensland did not participate because they 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.
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