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.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

President's Report & Results Gordonvale 27 Nov

Hi Members,

Todays game was at Gordonvale GC with 54 starters consisting of 45 men & 9 ladies.

Todays sponsor was GOLF WORLD who also sponsored the FNQVGA Annual Championships at Atherton GC.  Many thanks to GW for their continued support.

The weather was extremely hot and all starters completed the 18 holes with much assistance from Belinda, Claud, Chris and the Schweppes rep who continually delivered cold water/ice & drinks throughout the day. There was much debate regarding the weather to either cancel, reduce to a 9 hole comp or continue as programmed with the latter agreed to and all members did their part by playing through the heat. The course, in particular the greens were very good and in great condition considering that there has been no rain to talk of.  Congrats to Rob and Mike for their work on the course.

The AGM proceeded as planned and we breezed through all agenda items in record time. Outgoing Treasurer John (& Chris) were duly thanked for their dedication and service to the FNQVGA Committee for 3 years, well done to you both. Great job Greg Gibb as outgoing Pres. You are sorely missed. The new Treasurer, Lois Tait is eagerly awaiting to commence her tenure along with her assistant Doug Christison. Wal Anthony, Captain, Andrina Wilson, Vice Captain, Bob Billingham, Shirt Manager & fill-in, myself, President, Russ Gill, Vice President & Louis Siedle continuing as Secretary were all confirmed as the new committee. Welcome all.

All annual trophies were presented to winners in all grades, those not present can pick up their trophies & vouchers next week at Cairns, names of all winners are included in the minutes of our AGM.

The Tablelands Summer of Golf program is on the website.

Next weeks game will be a 4BBB stableford shotgun start at 0730 at Cairns Golf Club to be followed by our XMAS luncheon around 1230.

Robin Pres.


Winners: Trevor Barry & Alan Thorburn: 47 points on countback
Runners Up: Dave Jackson & Brian Norris also on 47 points.

46 Points:Graham Morrow/Rod Cade, Ken Berrigan/Peter Walters & Bill Leonard/Mark Buckle
45 Points:Lou Siedle/Dave Ingram
44 Points:Allan Dredge/Darryl Chandler, Michael & Jane Chandler, Bryan Guest/Maria Ling & Ross White/Russ Gill
43 Points:Tracey Dickinson/Ross Ellen & Bruce Jenner/Alan Dwyer.
42 Points:Graham Real/ Bill Eden


MENS: 5th Graham Morrow, 8th Graham Morrow & 17th Ross White

LADIES: 5th Maria Ling, 8th Kay Bergiel, 14th Tracey Dickinson & 17th Andrina Wilson

Friday, 23 November 2018

Next Game, AGM & Presentations Gordonvale 27 Nov


Next Tuesday our Annual General Meeting will be held at Gordonvale golf club starting at 8am sharp.  Please make sure you sign the attendance sheets that will be at the entrance to the club.

Immediately following the AGM we will have a shotgun start at 8.30, so you need to be registered before the start of the AGM.  Registration will be at the usual time of 7-8.

The game is a nice easy 4BBB stableford, but beware, as the grass in the drains is fairly long again!  Greens are continuing to improve, but there are plenty of fallen leaves amongst the trees which balls have a habit of snuggling into, so the aim, as always, is to stay on the fairway.

Sponsor for the day is Golf World Cairns.

After the game we will be having our trophy presentations to the winners of our various annual competitions as well as the daily comp. presentations.  As we have a shotgun start, we should be finishing together, so please stay on to applaud the trophy winners.

See you there,


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Tablelands Summer of Golf 2018-19 Program


Millaa Millaa Tues Dec 11th
Atherton Tues Dec 18th
Mareeba Tues Jan 8th
Millaa Millaa Tues Jan 15th
Mareeba Tues Jan 22nd
Millaa Millaa Tues Jan 29th
Atherton Tues Feb 12th
Mareeba Tues Feb 26th
Millaa Millaa Tues Mar 12th
Mareeba Tues Mar 26th
Starting Time 8.30am
Seniors and all other golfers of any age from all clubs are welcome
Cost $15.00- Includes $10.00 green fees $5.00 prizes and balls
A light lunch will be available after the game
Please ring the appropriate Club to book carts and / or persons to confirm the game if wet weather occurs. If the game is cancelled due to wet weather the host club misses out the next game is as per programme
Atherton Club – 40911283
Mareeba Club – 40921528
Milllaa Millaa - Don McHardie 40972250

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

President's Report & Results Mareeba 20 Nov

Hi Members,

Todays game was at Mareeba GC with 72 starters consisting of 56 men & 16 ladies. Todays sponsor was DRUMMOND Golf, supplier of all the latest golf equipment (gyzmos & gadgets) along with lessons available from golf professionals within the Cairns store, thanks DRUMMONDS.

Once again the weather at Mareeba was perfect and the course was in fantastic condition due to the tireless work by Rod Cade and his crew. Many thanks to Gabi behind the bar for getting the golfers away in her usual happy disposition and then for the nibblies after the game.

A reminder to all that our AGM will be held at Gordonvale Golf Club next week commencing precisely at 8am to be followed by a 4BBB Stableford shotgun start immediately at the close of the AGM. All players to be registered and in their groups in readiness prior to commencement of the AGM. Presentation for the Annual trophy winners will follow the daily prize winners after the game.

Our Patron Claud Clark spoke glowingly about Bruce Walters, a long time member of the FNQVGA who is departing shortly to take up residence at Hervey Bay. Thanks for your efforts Bruce, you are welcome back anytime.

The Tablelands Summer of Golf program will be on the website shortly for all those interested.

Next weeks game will be at Gordonvale Golf Club.

Robin A/Pres.


Division 1
Winner: Brian Brown, 41 points.
Runner Up: Kevin Walsh, 40 points.

Division II
Winner: Ross White, 44 points.
Runner Up: Rick Gooderham, 43 points.

41 Points: Alan Dwyer
39 Points: Rod Cade
37 Points: Robin Tonks
36 Points: John Tolhurst, Neil Sharkey, Pete Edmonds, Graham Morrow & Evert Van Kleef
35 Points: Gavin Smith, Bruce Jenner, Marcus Morse, Geoff Thomas & Bob Billingham
34 Points: Frank Toth, Russ Gill, Brian Rowan, Dave Jackson, Harvey Blanch, Don Thomson & Claud Clark
N.T.P.’s 4th Kevin Walsh, 8th Jeff McGrath, 11th Craig Alman & 13th Bruce Walters

Winner: Tracey Dickinson, 37 points.
Runner Up: Edna Atkinson,35 points.

32 Points: Andrina Wilson
31 Points: Glenda Thomas
30 Points: Jane Taylor, Joy Evans & Jenny Albertsen
29Points: Glynis McGrath, Liz Edmonds & Kay Bergiel

N.T.P.’s: 4th Andrina Wilson, 8th Kandice Van Kleef, 11th Sue Taylor & 13th Liz Edmonds