Tuesday, 5 December 2017

President's Report & Results Xmas Breakup Cairns 5 Dec

Today was the final day for the 2017 season and we celebrated in style with a 4 ball better ball stableford at the Cairns Golf Club followed by a lunch that included prawns, cold meat salad and plum pudding with custard. Thank you very much to the staff at Cairns club for the wonderful day they helped create for us. There were 80 men and 11 ladies in the field.

One of the highlights of the day was the presentation of life member certificates to Claud Clark and Shirley Fieldhouse, both of whom spoke of how pleased they were to be recognised in this way.

We always invite those people who have been kind enough to sponsor our events during the year to come along and enjoy our hospitality on this day so it was our pleasure to have Bob Westerman there to represent Golf World, Deb Duffy from Deborah Duffy Estate Agent and Darren Golder of Drummond Golf.

The sponsor for the day was DEBORAH DUFFY ESTATE AGENT and Deborah was on hand to present the prizes to the winners and runners up.


WINNERS; Ross White/ Rod Cade 45 points c/b.
SECOND; Trevor Gordon/ Darryl Caplick 45 points.
THIRD; Robin Tonks/ Dougie Christison 44 points.

MEN NTP; 5th Ross White, 8th John Tolhurst, 11th George Studham, 17th Roger Smith.

LADIES NTP; 5th & 8th Julie Wallace, 11th Andrina Wilson, 17th Lois Tait.

43 points, Ian Schofield/Ron Barnes, Gavin Smith/ John Everall, Roger Glover/ David Lawler.
42 points, Graham Real/Bill Eden, John Evans/ Dennis Vohland, John Tolhurst/Andrina Wilson,
Bob Turner/Peter Klein, Liz Edmonds/ Graeme Chappel.
41 points, David Horton/George Kyriazis, Claud Clark/Brian Brown, Kay Bergiel/Bruce Walters,
Neil Sharkey/Merv Elms, Peter Clarke/Frank Thelan, Russ Gill/Des Jones, Greg Gibb/Lois Tait.
40 points, Brian Guest/Maria Ling, Bob Westerman/Roger Smith, David Jackson/Garry Castle, Lil Benfield/Peter Edmonds, Gordon Noble/Peter Wyatt.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Next Game Xmas Breakup at Cairns 5 Dec


Our next game is our Xmas breakup final game for the season & is a 4BBB stroke round at Cairns, sponsored by Deborah Duffy Estate Agent.

This is a shotgun start at 7.30am, so please ensure you get there in plenty of time to register & get out to your tee.

Cost for the day including comp fee and meal will be $30.

Our Xmas breakup meal will follow immediately after the round, with the cost of the prawns being subsidised by us.  To avoid any problems with seating, you will be allocated a table number alongside your group when posted to the board & tables will be clearly numbered so you just have to sit down at the right one.  If a member of your group is not staying for the meal, there will be a gap at the table at which we will try to seat sponsors, so you can make them feel welcome & chat with them.

Last year there was a problem caused by a slow group.  Please note that your group is responsible for keeping up with the group in front of you, not slowing down so the group behind can keep up!  (It is the responsibility of the lowest marker in any group following a slow group to provide polite encouragement to the slow group to catch up or let you through.)

See you there.


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Tablelands Summer of Golf Program

Millaa Millaa Tues Dec 12th
Atherton Tues Dec 19th
Mareeba Tues Jan 2nd
Millaa Millaa Tues Jan 9th
Atherton Tues Jan 16th
Mareeba Tues Jan 23th
Millaa Millaa Tues Jan 30th
Atherton Tues Feb 13th
Mareeba Tues Feb 27th
Millaa Millaa Tues Mar 13th
Atherton Tues Mar 27th
Starting Time 8.30am
Seniors and all other golfers of any age from all clubs are welcome
Cost $12.00- Includes $8.00 green fees $4.00 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
Millaa Millaa Club - Don McHardie 40972250

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

President's Report & Results Gordonvale 28 Nov

Today was certainly our busiest day of the year beginning with the Annual General Meeting at 8 AM.
The incoming committee is as follows;
President Greg Gibb.
Vice President Robin Tonks.
Captain Russ Gill,
Vice Captain Wal Anthony,
Treasurer John Everall,
Secretary Lou Siedle,
Committee Chris Everall,
Lois Tait.
Andrina Wilson.

The other noteworthy thing out of the AGM was the unanimous vote to award life membership to Shirley Fieldhouse and Claud Clark. These two people have been stalwarts of our club for many years and it gives me great pleasure to achieve this during my term as president. We have prepared certificates to present next Tuesday.

After the meeting a field of 67 men and 14 ladies headed out for a 4ball better ball stableford shotgun start. In the place of the usual golf shop vouchers we gave store vouchers for Coles/ Myer and a host of other retailers including Kmart, Katies and a few liquor outlets, so don't be shy in letting the committee people know what you think of this idea.


WINNERS; Allan Dredge/ Darryl Chandler 48 points.
SECOND PLACE; Lois Tait/ Lou Siedle 45 points.
THIRD PLACE; Glenys & Jeff McGrath 44 points.

NTP LADIES; 5th Judy Ellis, 8th Georgie Jarred, 14th Tracey Dickinson, 17th Glynis McGrath.
NTP MEN; 5th Ross Ellen, 8th Wal Anthony, 14th Brian Brown, 17th Glynis McGrath.

43 points, Wal Anthony/Tom Stager, John & Chris Everall, Ross White/ Rod Cade, Gavin Smith/ Peter Johnston.
42 points, Vaughan Edwards/ Roger Smith, John Bawden/ Tim Hollman.
41 points, Liz & Peter Edmonds, Mike Van Cuylenburg/ Gavin Smith, Bill Matthews/ Maurie Smith, David Jackson/ Garry Castle.
40 points, Peter McMenamin/ Barry Butt, Peter Dalziel/ Trevor Barry, George Studham/ John Pilbin, Zbig Bergiel/ Doug Christison.
39 points, Graham Real/ Don Kerr, Lil Benfield/ Graeme Chappel.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Next Game Gordonvale 28 Nov


Our next game is a 4BBB stableford at Gordonvale with a shotgun start at 8.30am.

The game is preceded by our AGM at 8am, so please register in time to be seated ready for the AGM.

The course is in good condition with the greens having recently been cored, but recent rain has prevented mowing of the drains, so as usual avoid them!

After the game we have our presentations.  The trophy list is below & we would appreciate the talented/fortunate/lucky/flukey (take your pick) winners being present to receive their trophies or you may not receive them till next year, depending on how burdened the new Pres will be with his box of tricks!

A-Grade Champion Robin Tonks
A-Grade Nett Winner Lou Siedle
B-Grade Champion Mike Van Cuylenburg
B-Grade Nett Winner Peter Wyatt
C-Grade Champion Neil Sharkey
C-Grade Nett Winner Bill Leonard
Women’s Champion Andrina Wilson
Women’s Nett Winner Annette Tesch

Don Thomson Trophy (70 – 74) Lou Siedle
David Lawler Trophy (75 & over) Marcus Morse
Adrian Fay Shield Mike Van Cuylenburg
Stanton / Bailey Trophy Peter Wyatt
Ted Thomasson Shield Vern Sandilant
Men’s Consistency Peter Johnston
Women’s Consistency Andrina Wilson


A-Grade John Sinclair
B-Grade Wal Anthony
C-Grade Barry Butt
Women’s Cathy Coverdale

A-Grade John Hall
B-Grade George Cooley
C-Grade John Pilbin
Women’s Lois Tait


HOLE-IN-ONE Tim Hollman

Cathy Coverdale

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Annual General Meeting 28 Nov



The AGM of the above Organisation will be held
at the GORDONVALE GOLF CLUB at 8.00 a.m.

  1.   Confirmation of the Minutes of the AGM held at the Gordonvale Golf Club on Tuesday 29th November 2016.
  1. Consideration of the President's Annual Report and adoption thereof for the year ended 31st October 2017.
  1. Presentation of the Financial Statement and Auditor’s Report and adoption for the year ended 2017.
  1. Election of members to the Management Committee 2017/18.
  1. Appointment of the Honorary Patron, Honorary Auditor, and Honorary Solicitor.
  1. Determination of amount payable for the Annual Membership Fees.
  1. Consider any Notice of Motion. (Notices to be received by Secretary by 24 Nov)
  1. Transact any General Business that may be brought forward in accordance with the Constitution of the Association.
PRESIDENT          GREG GIBB Proposed R Gill Seconded R Smith
VICE PRESIDENT ROBIN TONKS Proposed L Tait Seconded R Smith
CAPTAIN               RUSS GILL Proposed A Wilson Seconded W Anthony
VICE CAPTAIN      WAL ANTHONY Proposed L Siedle Seconded R Gill
TREASURER        JOHN EVERALL Proposed C Everall Seconded L Siedle
SECRETARY         LOUIS SIEDLE Proposed J Everall Seconded R Gill
COMMITTEE         CHRIS EVERALL Proposed J Everall Seconded L Siedle
                               LOIS TAIT Proposed A Wilson Seconded C Everall
                               ANDRINA WILSON Proposed L Tait Seconded R Tonks

Louis Siedle 
 November 2017

President's Report & Results Atherton 21 Nov

The event today was a single stableford at Atherton. The field was a disappointing 56 men and 6 ladies and given the lovely cool day and the condition of the course those who did not go were the losers.

It is with some sadness that we say goodbye to Owen and Deb who are retiring to enjoy the good life so we wish them every happiness and look forward to having them as playing members of veterans when their travels are over.

The sponsor today was CAPE YORK ACCOUNTING and the winners and runners up received vouchers to enjoy the hospitality at BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB. I thank both these organizations for their continued support of veterans golf.

Members please remember that next Tuesday is the Annual General Meeting and the 4ball shotgun start will commence immediately after the meeting so please, please be registered before 8 AM.


MENS DIV 1 WINNER; Peter Doherty 40 points.
RUNNER UP; Robin Tonks 38 points c/b.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; Brian Norris 41 points.
RUNNER UP; Allan Dredge 40 points.

MENS NTP; 3rd Ross White, 11th Peter Wyatt, 13th Lionel Law, !8th Marcus Morse.

39 points, Graeme Chappel.
38 points, Bill Matthews, Greg Gibb.
37 points, Kevin Walsh, Peter Wyatt.
36 points, Ross Ellen, Russ Gill, Peter Clarke, David Jackson.
35 points, Brian Brown, Lionel Law, Mick Grumley.
34 points, Gordon Noble, Bill Eden, Lou Siedle.
33 points, Peter Johnston, Roger Glover, Claud Clark.
32 points, Trevor Lawrence, Ross White, John Everall, Neil Stubbin, Wal Anthony, Neil Sharkey.
31 points, Russell Lawrence, David Lawler.

LADIES WINNER; Liz Edmonds 34 points.
RUNNER UP; Doreen Law 33 points.

LADIES NTP; 3rd,13th & 18th Chris (dead eye)Everall, 11th Andrina Wilson.

33 points, Chris Everall.
32 points, Lois Tait.
29 points, Andrina Wilson.
27 points, Cheryl Piccone.