Tuesday, 18 February 2020

President Report for Mareeba Golf Club 18 Feb 20


Hi Members,

Today`s game was a single stableford event at Mareeba Golf Club, there were 77 players today consisting of 65 men & 12 ladies. There were two new members, Mal Parsons from HMB and Graeme Scott from Mossman, welcome to the Vets guys.

The course and weather was excellent as was Gabi who was responsible to get us out and about from 7am, Gabi provided coffee, fruit loaf, buggies and sent us on our way with a lot of love.

Our sponsor today was DRUMMOND GOLF, once again Drummonds are supporting the FNQVGA and our members will return the favour when purchasing golf gear, many thanks Darren at Drummond Golf Cairns. Those fortunate enough to have won a Drummond voucher today, please be aware that the expiry date is 18 Mar 20 so make sure you pick them up from me at our next game.

I have two pair of reading glasses that were left at the club, I will take them with me to Milla next week so if you are looking for some glasses please see me at Milla or at HMB in two weeks.

The next Vets game will be a two person Ambrose at HMBGC in two weeks, if you don`t have a partner we will pair you up with a really good golfer so don`t be concerned, hope to see you all there.

Next Tableland Summer of Golf game is at Milla Milla next Tuesday at 0830.

Special birthday wishes today for Edna Atkinson, congrats Edna.



Div 1: Ken Baker on 37 pts
Runner Up: Don McHardie c/b on 33 pts

Div 2: Peter Anderson on 40 pts
Runner Up: Len Fase on 39 pts

Ball Rundown:
33 pts: George Brew,
32pts: Ron Blake, Graene Scott, George Studham, Brian Hughes & Mal Parsons
31pts:Rod Cade, Doug Christison, Russ Gill, Garry Castle & Mark Buckle,
30pts:Ross White, Peter Dalziel, Gordon Noble & Dave Jackson
29pts:Bill Foster, Mike McManus, Roger Glover, Peter Walters, Ross Ellen & myself (thanks Wal)
Winner: Tracey Dickinson on 31 pts
Runner Up: Celia Fox on 30 pts

29pts: Chris Trevenen
28 pts: Andrina Wilson and
27 pts: Jenny Albertsen

MENS:4th Kev Walsh, 8th Ross White, 11th Peter Walters & 13th Skinner

LADIES: 4th Chris Trevenen, 8th Judy Guzzwell, 11th Tracey Dickinson & 13th Skinner

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Next game Mareeba 18 Feb

Hi All,

Our next game will be a single stableford event at Mareeba GC on Tuesday 18 Feb 20.

Advice from our very friendly host Gabi is that the weather will be great and the course is in fantastic condition.

The sponsor will be Drummond Golf, hope to see you there.



Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Presidents Report Gordonvale GC 04 Feb 20


Hi Members,

Firstly welcome back to all our members/new members & vistors for our first game for 2020 at Gordonvale Golf Club.

Today`s game was a single stableford event and there were 86 players today consisting of 71 men & 15 ladies. There were two new members, Ray Greig and Chris Van Eck both from Cairns GC, welcome to the FNQVGA guys. The course was a little overgrown due to the recents rains but the greens staff were out and about in an effort to reduce the rough for our visit. Many thanks to Dave (behind the bar) & Peter (carts etc) for getting us going bright and early in sensational weather which is typical in the Far North.

Our sponsor today was Stratford Painting Contractor (SPC), the owner Gordon Perry has thrown his support again behind the Vets with an even better offer than in 2019, his support to the Vets for 2020 is invaluable and much appreciated by all FNQVGA members. Remember if you need a paint job please call Gordon for a quote.

Now straight from the Teasurer to all players, it would be very much appreciated if everyone could at least attempt to bring the correct money now at registration as fees have gone up to $17 a game and correct weight would be appreciated by both Lois & Doug. Also it would be much appreciated if all members when completing their card annotate their whole golf link number on the card as these cards have to be input into the system after each game and is very time consuming when numbers are not on the cards, many thanks.

We play fortnightly now until 31 March and then resume back to weekly, please check the blog for the 2020 Program, there will be copies at registration each game for those not into techo type stuff. Our next game will be a single stableford event at Mareeba GC on the 18 Feb with Drummond Golf as the sponsor.

The Tableland Summer of Golf game next week will be at Atherton GC at 0830.


Div 1:Kevin Walsh on 38 pts
Runner Up: Robin Tonks on 37 pts

Div 2: Tom McEwan 36 pts on c/b
Runner Up: Brian Hughes also on 36 pts
Winner:Glenda Thomas on 32 pts
Runner Up: Claire Hannan on 31 pts

MENS:5th Bill Leonard, 8th Peter Johnston, 14th Dennis Vohland & 17th Tim Hollman

LADIES: 5th Edna Atkinson, 8th Sandy Caplick 14th Lois Tait & 17th Glenda Thomas

There was no ball rundown today for our first game back as every player who stayed for the presentations and did not receive a prize received a ball. This was a courtesy from John Richards the previous Secretary of Gordonvale GC who donated $60 to the FNQVGA. On behalf of those who stayed, thanks “Richo”.

Thursday, 30 January 2020

First Game in 2020 - 4 Feb

Well, here we go into another decade!

Our first game for the year is a single stableford at Gordonvale, weather permitting, so watch this space for updates.  (Btw, for the benefit of potential new members or visitors, we play fortnightly until April.)

The course is a bit heavy after all this rain, but should be fine by next week if we don't get any more deluges.    Drains clear quickly now, after the clearing work done by council last year.  Greens have had quite a lot of work done on them & have just all been thatched & sanded, so should be well settled in for next week.

Sponsor for the day is Stratford Painting Contractors.

See you there.


Friday, 3 January 2020

Happy 2020 & Program


Our 2020 program is now posted, although we have not finalised all our sponsors, so there will be updates but dates are firm.

Looking forward to resuming on 4 Feb.  

For the benefit of visitors & prospective new members, we play fortnightly until April, after which games are weekly.


Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

We wish all our members a very Merry Christmas & Happy 2020 when it arrives & hope they all have a safe festive season so that they arrive back refreshed, ready to lower their handicaps & walk off some of the excess weight which somehow appears at this time of year.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Presentations 2019