Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Presidents Report & results Mareeba GC 19 Nov 19


PRESIDENT REPORT – MAREEBA GOLF CLUB 19 Nov 19

Hi Members,

Today`s game was a single stableford at Mareeba Golf Club, there were exactly 92 players today consisting of 77 men & 15 ladies. There was one new member, Brian Sheehan from HMBGC welcome Brian. The weather was once again absolutely perfect and the course was in great condition which has become the norm for Mareeba due to the great work from the Cade family & all the volunteers. Thanks also to Gabi for her usual charming self and best wishes to all staff at Mareeba GC and we will catch up in 2020.

Our sponsor today was CAZALY`s, their support throughout 2019 has been invaluable and much appreciated by all FNQVGA members. All being equal we will welcome Cazaly`s back as one of our generous sponsors in 2020.

Most of our Tassie travellers returned today and I might add arrived back home with the “bikkies”. Peter Clarke from Atherton won the overall trophy, Al Dwyer with the C grade trophy and Kay Bergiel won a couple of daily prizes, well done to you all. We still have some members who have taken the opportunity to do some touring around the Apple Isle and to take in some great scenery whilst they are there.

Next weeks game will be at GORDONVALE GC and our sponsor will be the Reef Casino, hope to see you all there. A reminder that the AGM will commence at 0800 and at the conclusion of the AGM there will be a 4BBB shotgun start. If you do not have a partner don`t be concerned as you will be grouped with someone when you register, please be registered by 0745 so the AGM can proceed on time and we can then get out on the course at the earliest opportunity.

The Tableland Summer of Golf schedule will be posted on the blog sometime this week with the first game at Atherton 10 Dec starting time of 0830 and all golfers are welcome as these games are managed by the clubs themselves until the Vets return early Feb.

There will be more information regarding the Xmas break up game and function at Cairns GC on 03 Dec 19 at the AGM next week.

Robin
President

RESULTS:

MENS:
Winner:
Div 1: Kevin Walsh on 40 pts
Runner Up: Shane Vale on 38 pts

Div 2: Alan Dwyer on 41 pts
Runner Up: George Atkinson on 38 pts

Ball Rundown:
37pts: John Everall, John Bowden & Grant Scott
36pts:Gordon Noble, Ian Tindall, Tom Stager & Lionel Law
35pts:Roger Smith, Steve Whanarere & Brian Rowan
34pts:Harvey Blanch, Robin Tonks, John Famularo & Bill Matthews and
33pts:Ernie Bingham, John Pilbin, Graham Morrow, George Kyriazis, Ron Sylvester and of course the captain Wal.

LADIES:
Winner: Tracey Dickinson on 37 pts
Runner Up: Doreen Law c/b on 34 pts

BALL RUNDOWN
34 pts: Celia Fox
33 pts: Chris Everall, Jane Taylor & Andrina Wilson and
32 pts: Judy Guzzwell & Chris Trevenen

N.T.P.’s

MENS:4th Peter Walters, 8th Lionel Law, , 11th Gordon Falconer & 13th John Pilbin

LADIES: 4th Chris Trevenen, 8th Glynis McGrath, 11th Doreen Law & 13th Suda Woodward



Saturday, 16 November 2019

Next Game Mareeba 19 Nov

All,

Our next game is our last single stableford for the year at Mareeba GC.  (Our remaining games will be 4BBB with shotgun starts.)

I expect the course will still have plenty of run & greens will be well presented as usual.

Sponsor for the day is Cazalys AFL.

See you there.

Louis

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Presidents Report & results Cairns GC 12 Nov 19


PRESIDENT REPORT – CAIRNS GOLF CLUB 12 Nov 19

Hi Members,

Today`s game was a single stableford at CAIRNS Golf Club, there were 92 players today consisting of 75 men & 17 ladies. There were four new members, Ken Hall from Palmer Sea Resort, Greg Perrott, Neale & Julie Turner from Cairns GC, welcome to the Vets and hope you enjoy the ride. The weather was absolutely perfect and the course was in great condition considering that the greens were only recently scarified & sanded, well done to the Cairns GC greens staff.

Our sponsor today was Stratford Painting Contractors (SPC), thanks for your support throughout 2019 Gordon Perry, the “vets” appreciate your sponsorship and are extremely thankful that you have been a very supportive sponsor.

The committee were a bit light on today due to the fact that the Treasurer & V/Capt are doing us proud at the National Vets in Tassie and V/Pres touring somewhere in Vic, however, we got through unscathed and welcome them all back home next week. Many thanks to Wal who is a little under the weather (flu) but still managed to drive up from Babinda just to complete todays results, well done Walter.

Next weeks game will be at Mareeba GC and our sponsor will be Cazalys hope to see you all there. I must mention the fact that the game following Mareeba will be our AGM at G/Vale GC which will be a 4BBB shotgun start commencing at the conclusion of the AGM, the AGM will commence precisely at 0800. If you do not have a partner don`t be concerned as you will be grouped with someone when you register, please be registered by 0745 so the AGM can proceed on time and we can then get out on the course by 0820 ish.

Then on 03 Dec we have our Xmas break up luncheon and the Annual Trophy Presentations at Cairns GC which will also be a shotgun start at 0730 but will be a single stableford event. Once again the timing of registration is very important as the luncheon is programmed for 1200 ish then the Presentations will wind us up for 2019. We hope to have the majority of our sponsors in attendance so we can show our appreciation to them in person for their support during the year. Members costs for the luncheon will be subsidised by the FNQVGA and we will advise those costs after our committee meeting at Mareeba.

Robin
President

RESULTS:
MENS:
Winner:
Div 1: Roger Smith c/b on 39 pts
Runner Up: Ian Tindal also on 39 pts

Div 2: Peter Wyatt on 42 pts?
Runner Up: Tom Stager on 41 pts

Ball Rundown:
40pts: Bob Billingham
38pts:Keith Schirmer & Darryl Chandler?.
37pts:Evert Van Kleef, John Famularo, Rich Michalski, Mike McManus, Bill Foster & Brian Norris.
36pts:Ross White, Eric Haworth, Ron Blake, Neale Turner, Claud Clark & Lionel Law
35pts: Russell Wicks and
34pts: Ernie Bingham, Barry Pike, Peter Johnston, Graham Ross, Ian Schofield, Gordon Noble, Bill Matthews, Craig Allman & George Atkinson

LADIES:
Winner: Doreen Law on 41pts
Runner Up: Gail Wright c/b on 40 pts

BALL RUNDOWN
40 pts: Edna Atkinson
36 pts: Chris Trevenen
35 pts: Suda Woodward & Aartje Ottens and
34 pts: Tracey Dickinson

N.T.P.’s
MENS:5th Rich Michalski, 8th Neale Turner, , 11th Vaughan Smith & 17th Ross White

LADIES: 5th Edna Atkinson, 8th Tracey Dickinson, 11th Judy Guzzwell & 17th Belle Gillan



Friday, 8 November 2019

Next Game Cairns GC 12 Nov

All,

We're back to our normal Tuesday game, which is a single stableford at Cairns GC.

Greens were cored & sanded a couple of weeks ago & are coming along nicely, so should be a bit slower than usual, which will please some of us.

Sponsor for the day is Stratford Painting Contractors.

See you there.

Louis

Monday, 4 November 2019

Presidents Report & Results HALF MOON BAY Golf Club Monday 04 Nov 19


PRESIDENT REPORT – HALF MOON BAY GOLF CLUB 04 Nov 19

Hi Members,

Today`s game was a single stableford at HALF MOON BAY Golf Club and as it was a Monday due to the Melbourne Cup there was a fairly good attendance of 84 golfers consisting of 65 men & 19 ladies. There was one visitor, Rob Little from somewhere within Aust. The good scores below reflect the great condition of the course and ditto for the weather.

Our sponsor today was HALF MOON BAY Golf Club itself, many thanks to Greg and his team for their support throughout the year as they not only sponsored us on the day but also provide a slab of beer to raffle off free of charge at every game. The very fortunate winner today was the only non-drinker in the Vets, Brian Norris, congrats Brian also many thanks to Greg for changing the beer into 1 doz balls.

Some of our committee and members will be travelling down to Tassie this week for the National Vets Championships commencing next Monday, we wish you all a great week, safe travels and hope the weather and courses are to your liking and someone please bring home the bacon back to the Far North from the Apple Isle. Always remember two heads are better than one.

I did receive a very stern and degrading email from our EX Pres, Greg Gibb after my comments on the blog last week, I have sent it to my legal team, may I just say “watch this space”.

We are getting very close to the end of our season and with the AGM only 3 weeks away, anyone interested in joining the Committee please complete a nomination form and hand it to the Secretary Louis Siedle sooner rather than later.

Next weeks game will be back to normal on Tuesday 12 Nov at Cairns Golf Club and our sponsor will be Stratford Painting Contractors, hope to see you all there.

Robin
President

RESULTS:
MENS:
Winner:
Div 1: George Kyriazis on 40 pts
Runner Up: Evert Van Kleef c/b on 39 pts

Div 2: Lionel Law on 42 pts
Runner Up: Peter Anderson on 41 pts

Ball Rundown:
39pts: Peter Johnston
38pts:Ron Sylvester, Wal Anthony, Tom Stager, Vaughan Edwards, John Pilbin & Derek Taylor.
37pts:Rod Ingram, Darryl Chandler & John Famularo.
36pts:Tim Hollman, Louis Siedle, Harvey Blanch, Tony Neilson & Mark Davidson and
35pts: Darryl De Clifford, Russell Wicks & Tony Calcutt

LADIES:
Winner: Rosemary Barker on 35pts
Runner Up: Dee Kottnig on 34 pts

BALL RUNDOWN
33 pts: Kay Cleland
32 pts: Sharyn Harrington & Suda woodward
31 pts: Jane Taylor & Doreen Law and
30 pts: Heather forster & Julie Wallace

N.T.P.’s
MENS: 4th Pete Edmonds, 9th Robin Tonks, , 11th Mark Davidson & 16th Tae Zheng

LADIES: 4th Rosemary Barker, 9th Jane Taylor, 11th Kay Bergiel & 13th Chris Trevenen



Friday, 1 November 2019

Next Game MONDAY 4 Nov at Half Moon Bay

All,

As has been well advertised recently, our next game is on MONDAY 4 Nov at Half Moon Bay, because seemingly the Melbourne Cup takes precedence the next day.  (Btw, if anyone hasn't seen the film 'Ride Like a Girl' I can recommend it, if for no other reason that I learned a lot about racing that I hadn't thought about before.)

Sponsor for the day is Half Moon Bay Golf Club.

I'm told the course has no new surprises to spring on us, so presumably the greens will be as slick as usual & the croc is still in residence on 3.

The caterers should be there but if you want a snack please fill in your order before teeing off.

See you there.

Louis

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

President Report & results from Mareeba GC 29 Oct


PRESIDENT REPORT – MAREEBA GOLF CLUB 29 Oct 19

Hi Members,

Today`s game was a single stableford at MAREEBA Golf Club with a good rollup of 85 golfers consisting of 68 men & 17 ladies. There was one new member, Warren Berry from HMBGC, welcome to the FNQVGA Warren.
Many thanks to Rod Cade & Ron Blake for arranging the carts, tea/coffee etc, much appreciated by all. The course was once again in good condition due to the hard work from the dedicated members of Rod`s crew, well done guys we will be back on 19 Nov 19.

Our sponsor today was the REEF CASINO who have supported us throughout 2019, a great place to stay & play, you never know your luck, you may just win a trip to Vegas. Thanks Reef Casino for your continued support.

Today we had a surprise visit from our OLD President Greg Gibb (from somewhere down south), Greg was welcomed by all members back into the fold as if he had never been away and I can assure you all that he had a fantastic day and was over the moon to have received a ball in the rundown. There was an incident on the 17th green whereby he putted from off the green and it was going to go off the other side when all of a sudden a Roo appeared from nowhere and caressed his ball to within 6 feet from the hole, unbelievable, and because he is such an honest John he deliberately 3 putted as he considered it unfair to the rest of the field. Apologies for going on a bit but I was with Gibbsy all day and it does rub off........

For those who know Lily Schirmer, she has recently had a quick visit to Townsville hospital and has had half a lung removed to get rid of that dastardly cancer thingy. The good news is that the op went well and I have been assured that Lily will be returning home either today or tomorrow to commence her recovery. From all of us at the Vets Lily our prayers and thoughts are with you & Keith and we hope to see your smiling face on a golf course when you are fully recovered, love to you Lily from everyone.

We also wish our Secretary Louis Siedle all the best for his current medical procedures and hope the treatment cures his ailment as well. Keep the faith Louis, love from us all.

Next weeks game will be on Monday 4th Nov at Half Moon Bay GC due to the running of the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 5th. Please leave yourself a note for Monday next week.

Robin
President

RESULTS:
MENS:
Winner:
Div 1: Evert Van Kleef on 39 pts
Runner Up: Ernie Bingham on 37 pts

Div 2: John Famularo c/b on 37 pts
Runner Up: Graham Morrow also on 37 pts

Ball Rundown:
37pts: Mike Blunt & Harvey Blanch
36pts:Dennis Vohland
35pts:Brian Bevan, Eric Haworth, Tom Stager, George Kyriazis, Mike Van Cuylenburg, Rod Cade and of course Greg Gibb
34pts:Al Dwyer, Ian Tindall, Roger Smith, Ross White, Frank Toth, John Gregan, Garry Castle, George Atkinson & Bob Billingham.
LADIES:
Winner: Chris Ruddick on 37pts
Runner Up: Chris Everall on 36 pts


BALL RUNDOWN
33 pts: Maria Ling & Doreen Law
32 pts: Chris Trevenen
31 pts: Shayn Harrington and
30 pts: Judy Guzzwell & Celia Fox
N.T.P.’s

MENS: 4th Dennis Lankester, 8th Ross Ellen, , 11th Al Dwyer & 13th Ken Baker

LADIES: 4th Andrina Wilson, 8th Chris Trevenen, 11th Doreen Law & 13th Doreen Law