Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Next Summer of Golf game at MAREEBA 22 Jan


The next Summer of Golf game is at MAREEBA, not Atherton as some seem to think.

The program was posted to out blog on 21 Nov - check it out.


Monday, 14 January 2019



We've been advised that the Summer of Golf game at Millaa Millaa tomorrow is cancelled.

Rain has once again made the course unplayable.


Thursday, 10 January 2019

Welcome to 2019!


We hope you all had a lovely break over the festive season & are eager to get back into our comps again, no doubt after having had lessons gifted to you by caring family, followed by plenty of practice to maintain the waistline.

The program has been posted to the blog, but copies will be available at our first registration for those who don't like the internet.   Our first game will be on 5 Feb at Mareeba.

Below is some information about carts available at the various courses we play and their cost.

Atherton - 8 carts at $35
Babinda - 4 carts at $20
Cairns -  heaps of carts at $35
Gordonvale - 15 carts at $30
Half Moon Bay - 28 carts at $30 & if members use their own a $5 charge applies
Mareeba - 13 carts at $35.00
Millaa Millaa -  4 carts at $30

Our accounts are published in our Annual Report but some members may not have been able to attend our AGM, so copies will also be available at registration.  You can be thankful to sponsors who enable us to keep costs down, so please think of them if you are looking for items.

See you on 5 Feb.


Friday, 21 December 2018

Merry Christmas & Happy 2019

Your committee wishes all our members & their families a very Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy & Safe New Year.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Millaa Millaa Game CANCELLED


We have been advised that the Summer of Golf game at Millaa tomorrow has been cancelled as the course is unplayable because of the amount of rain received.


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

President's Report & Results Cairns 4 Dec

Hi Members,

Todays game was at Cairns GC with 103 starters consisting of 80 men & 23 ladies. Today's sponsor was Stratford Painting Contractor (SPC), Mr Gordon Perry who unfortunately, due to work commitments could not attend today`s game. Many thanks Gordon for your support throughout 2018 and also for continuing into 2019, much appreciated by all members.

The weather was slightly cooler than the recent extreme heat in our Region.  All players kept the fluids up & enjoyed the final game for 2018. Many thanks to Chloe for organising and managing the Xmas luncheon which went down a treat by all Vets members reports.

Attendances by our sponsors was also well received as it provided an opportunity for members to come face to face with those businesses supporting the FNQVGA. Attending sponsors were, Wal Anthony (Babinda GC), Bob Westerman (Golf World), Alan Dredge (Stack-a-pots), Scott Payne (Complete Health & Fitness) and Darren Golder (Drummonds). I would also like to thank all of our other sponsors, Kennedy`s Betta Home Living, Cape York Accounting, Brothers Leagues Club, Cazaly`s and Half Moon Bay Golf Club for supporting us throughout 2018.

My thanks and appreciation to the committee members both outgoing and incoming for their excellent work week to week and in particular to the manner in which today`s game was arranged and organised, worked a treat, well done to all.

The FNQVGA will resume competitions on 5 Feb, but theTablelands Summer of Golf will commence next week, 1st game at Millaa Millaa at 0830. These games will be run by the individual Golf Clubs and they would appreciate your support over this period.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone and hope to see your smiling faces sooner rather than later.

Robin Pres.


Winners: Ken Berrigan & Peter Walters on countback 43 points
Runners Up: Roger Glover & Dave Lawler on 43 points

43 Points: Claud Clark/Russ Gill & Peter Clarke/ Brian Hughes
42 Points: George & Edna Atkinson, Kevin Walsh/John Richards, John Lombardi/Vaughan Smith.
41 Points: Lil Benfield/ Pete Edmonds
40 Points: Peter Johnston/Gavin Smith, Tracey Dickinson/ Ross Ellen, Ian Schofield/ Don Thomson, Rod Cade/Graham Morrow, Ross White/ Bruce Jenner, Jeff & Glenyis McGrath, Yasuo Kumagae/Eric Pihlhjerta, Trever Barry/Alan Thorburn.
39 Points: Louis Siedle/ Dave Ingram, Celia Fox/Jan Wundersitz, Neil Hamilton/John Tolhurst, Andrina Wilson/Robin Tonks, Julie Wallace/ Glenda Thomas & Dave Jackson/George Kyriazis.
38 Points: Doreen & Lionel Law, Bill Foster/ Bill leonard & Allan Dwyer/ Victor Lee


MENS: 5th John Tolhurst 8th Graham Real 11th Michael Taylor & 17th Vaughan Smith
Special mention to Graham Real for his hole-in-one on the 8th today, congrats Graham.

LADIES: 5th Cathie Coverdale 8th Kay Cleland 11th Jane Taylor & 17th Lois Tait

Friday, 30 November 2018

Next Game & Xmas Breakup Lunch Cairns 4 Dec


Our next game is another easy 4BBB stableford at Cairns golf club.  The game is sponsored by Stratford Painting Contractors.

PLEASE NOTE registration will be from 6.30 as we have a shotgun start at 7.30.  Cost for the game is $30 & the Association will be subsidising a further $15. 

This is our final game of the season & we have our breakup lunch after the game at 12.30 sharp.  Groups will be allocated tables, with table numbers being shown on the board when your names go up. 

You may find yourselves seated at a table with one of our sponsors.  If so, please introduce yourselves & let them know how much their sponsorship is appreciated.  Without them your fees would be considerably higher.

In the past there have been some complaints from groups being held up by slow play & missing out on some of their meal, so please keep up with the group ahead, or the group behind you will be trampling over you to get to the prawns on time!

See you there.


PS Our first game next year is on 5 Feb at Mareeba, giving you plenty of time to have lessons & practice.