Tuesday, 27 July 2010

President's Message 27th July

Dear Veteran Golfers,

Mareeba Golf course was in superb condition today, there was no rain for our competition. Thank you to the 109 golfers who attended, the scores were indicative of the condition of the course. Congratulations to the winners.
We would like to welcome visitors: Clive Eaton (Palmerston, NT), Bill Healey (Port Lincoln SA), Peter Leporati (Mareeba)

Also Welcome to our new members: Bill Young (Peninsula Vic), John Hancock (Darwin NT). That takes our membership total to 297.

Next week is the start of our Championship Calendar. Tuesday 3rd August is the first round of the Men’s 36 Hole Stroke Championship, it will be played at Gordonvale Golf Club. Tuesday 10th August is the second round of the Men’s 36 Hole Stroke Championship and the first round of the Women’s 36 Hole Stroke Championship, it will be played at Cairns Golf Club. Tuesday 17th August is second round of the Women’s 36 Hole Stroke Championship and also 3rd round of the Ted Stanton/Bob Bailey Memorial Trophy, it will be played at Mareeba Golf Club

There are a number of events being played for during the 36 Hole Championship period, the Adrian Fay Shield (Best 36 hole nett result), the Championship Plaque(Best 36 hole gross score), the Don Thomson 70 & over Trophy (Best 36 hole gross score, players 70 & over at start of Championships), the Shirley Fieldhouse Shield (Best 36 hole Womens nett score).

Men’s Championships are played in three grades that are determined to best equalize numbers in each grade. They have been determined as A Division up to 18 handicap, B Division 19 to 25 handicaps, C Division 26 to 36 handicaps. Winners of both gross and nett scores over 36 holes will be rewarded at Presentation Lunch.

Daily events will be nett events conducted in the above mentioned 3 divisions.

The conditions of entry into the Championships are that a player must have been a financial member of the FNQ Veteran Golfers Association for a period of 2 months prior to the date set down for the playing of the first round of the Championship, and have played in at least 3 events set out in the FNQVGA program prior to the Championships. Players who do not meet these qualifications are welcome to play and participate in the daily event, visitors are also welcome.

Good luck to all golfers in the Championships!

Ross Bird

Results 27th July

Far North Queensland Veteran Golfers Association
Results 27th July 2010
Played at Mareeba Golf Club, Single Stableford
Sponsor: TGT Hardware, Mareeba
109 Players

Mens Division 1 Winner: Ian Sapwell 42 points
Mens Division 1Runner-up: Barry Hartley 41 points
Mens Division 2 Winner: Yasuo Kumagae 45 points
Mens Division 2 Runner-up: Jim May 44 points

Ball Rundown:
42 points: Thomas Stager
41 points: Claud Clark, Peter Leporati
40 points: Peter Whyte, Barry Butt, Alan Dwyer
39 points: Keith Schirmer, Kevin Moore, Sonny McVicar,
Tony Lattimore,
38points: Greg Gibb, Russ Gill, Mal Arthur, Merv Elms,
Kevin Woodward, John Pilbin, Mick Grumley,
Peter Culley, Randal Wynn
37 points: Bob Westerman, Herb Golightly, Ken Flood,
Graham Fisher, John Collet
36 points: Don McHardie, Zbig Bergiel, Lou Siedle,
Peter McMenamin, John Debel, Bruce Jenner,
Ian Tracey, Don Kerr
35 points: Ray Miller, Clive Eaton, Brian Norris, Neil Sharkey,
Geoff Horsburgh, Ian Tindall, George Studham,
John Curtis, Eric Pihlhjerta, Frank Jones, Eddie Spry

Mens Pins: 4th Lester Johnson, 8th Greg Gibb,
11th Graham Morrow, 13th Ian Sapwell

Womens Stableford
Womens Winner: June Willmot 42 points
Womens Runner-up: Shirley Fieldhouse 41 points

Ball Rundown:
38 points: Lois Tait
37 points: Joy White
36 points: Cathy Coverdale, Pris Freeman

Womens Pins: 4th Kay Bergiel, 11th Kay Bergiel

Next Games:

Tuesday 3rd August 2010 Gordonvale Golf Club, Single Stroke 1st Rd. 36 Hole Mens Championship

Tuesday 10th August 2010 Cairns Golf Club, Single Stroke,2nd Rd. 36 Hole Mens Championship, 1st Rd. 36 Hole Womens Championship

See you there!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

VP's Comments

As Mr Pres wanted a long lunch, he asked me to post some comments, so here goes (he asked for it)!

What a great day for a walk & some of us even managed to play golf.  The weather was perfect and the course in good nick - thanks to HMB greenkeepers and staff who managed to keep us fed & watered.

We had a good turnout with 142 being the second best for the year to date and had 12 visitors & 4 new members to swell our ranks.

Visitors were:
Jack & Beverley Willmott from Dunsborough, WA
Robyn Mulholland & Ciro Kawade from Sherwood Park, NZ (Dave Bennett no longer felt lonely)
Brad Tipping from Gordonvale
Gerry Wakeford from Cairns
Zane Howard from Bandiana, Vic
Kevin & Liz Gilbert from Bribie Island
Brian Clancy from South Lake, SA
Alf & Kay Rose from Nambucca Heads, NSW
It was good to see some of them collecting prizes too.

Welcome to new members:
John Curtis, Jessa & Peter Meyer and Annette Collet all from Half Moon Bay, who bring our total membership for the year to 294 - 234 men and 60 ladies.

Look forward to seeing you at Mareeba next week.  Keep safe meanwhile.

Results 20th July

Far North Queensland Veteran Golfers Association
Results 20th July 2010
Played at Half Moon Bay Golf Club, Single Stableford
CCR: 70

Division 1
Mens Winner: Gerry Wakeford 43 points
Mens Runner-up: Ian Tindall 40 points
Division 2
Mens Winner: John Everall 44 points (on a count-back)
Mens Runner-up: Laurie Bell 44 points

Ball Rundown:
43 points: Alf Rose
41 points: Ross Bird, Nev Andrews
40 points: Norm Lockwood, Ray Miller
39 points: Mike Lowry, Eiji Watanabe, Jim Turco, M. Gauntry, Yasuo Kumagae
38 points: Brian Norris, Mal Arthur, Bob Hayles, John Curtis
37 points: Chuck Rothwell, Brian Clancy, Frank Thelan, John Famularo, Peter McMennamin, Jim May, Jim Logan
36 points: Keith Sanderson, Col McDowall, Russ Gill, John Collet, Merv Elms, Jum Egan, George Rapley, Sam Power, John Pilbin
35 points: Graham Real, David Bennett, Thomas Stager, Terry Stevens, Bruce Magill, Mike Fredricks, Terry Jenkins
34 points: Rex White, George Studham, Kevin Ranger, Neil Sharkey, Grahame Webb, Terry Mangan, Dale Wust, Ross Treacy, Harvey Blanch, Jack Willmott, Keith Schirmer
Mens Pins: 3rd Randall Wynn; 9th Nev Andrews 11th Keith Hillier; 16th Ian Tindall

Womens Winner: June Willmot 39 points
Womens Runner-up: Lily Schirmer 34 points

Ball Rundown:
33 points: Shirley Fieldhouse, Cathie Coverdale, Dion Reddicliffe, Annette Collet, Lita Stevens
32 points: Kath Andrews, Margaret Finch, Robyn Mulholland
30 points: Kay Rose

Womens Pins: 4th Kay Bergiel; 16th Annette Collet

Total played 142 - 119 men, 23 women

Next Games: Tuesday 27th July 2010 Mareeba Golf Club, Single Stableford,
Tuesday 3rd August 2010 Gordonvale, Single Stroke (1st round championships)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

President's Message 13th July


Thank you to the 73 players who played Atherton today.

The morning started out a little dismal, but the light showers cleared to a nice morning.

Thank you Atherton Golf Club for hosting and sponsoring today’s event. The course was in excellent condition which resulted in some very good scores.

Welcome to visitors Daph and Bernie Anderson from Benora Golf Club.

Welcome to new members Jock Baird (Mareeba) and Kevin Mead (Atherton).

As Atherton Golf Club sponsor all events held at Atherton they have asked me if I would inform interested players that the Atherton Open is on 14th & 15th August 2010, if you would like to enter would you email athertongolf@bigpond.com or contact Owen at the Atherton Golf Club on (07) 4091 1283

Results 13th July

Far North Queensland Veteran Golfers Association
Results 13th July 2010
Played at Atherton Golf Club, Single Stableford
Sponsor: Atherton Golf Club
73 Players

Mens Division 1 Winner: Mick Grumley 39 points
Mens Division 1Runner-up: Dave Ingram 38 points
Mens Division 2 Winner: Norm Lockwood 40 points c/b
Mens Division 2 Runner-up: Harvey Blanch 40 points

Ball Rundown:
39 points: Randall Wynn
38 points: Claud Clark, Ed Spry, Yasuo Kumagae, David Bennett
37 points: Peter Whyte, Sam Power, Keith Sanderson, Brian Norris
36 points: Kevin Ranger, Bruce Magill
35 points: Greg Gibb, Roger Smith, Don Kerr
33 points: Kevin Moore, Geoff Horsburgh, Graham Fisher, Mal Arthur
32 points: Mike Fredricks, Thomas Stager, Merv Elms, Grant Scott
31 points: Jock Baird, Rod Cade, Peter Jostsons, Kev Mead, Ross Bird, Colin McDowall

Mens Pins: 3rd Sam Power, 11th Jim Logan, 13th Randall Wynn, 18th Ted Lander

Womens Stableford
Womens Winner: Lily Schirmer 37 points
Womens Runner-up: Kay Bergiel 36 points

Ball Rundown:
33 points: Andrina Wilson, Pris Freeman, Barbara Brabon
31 points: Lois Tait

Womens Pins: 11th Andrina Wilson, 18th Andrina Wilson

Next Games:
Tuesday 20th July 2010 Half Moon Bay Golf Club, Single Stableford
Tuesday 27th July 2010 Mareeba Golf Club, Single Stableford
See you there!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Results 6th July 2010

Far North Queensland Veteran Golfers Association
Results 6th July 2010
Played at Cairns Golf Club, Single Stableford
131 Players

Sponsor: Drummond Golf, Mulgrave Road, Cairns

Mens Division 1 Winner: Greg Gibb 41 points
Mens Division 1Runner-up: Ian Tindall 40 points

Mens Division 2 Winner: Eric Pihlhjerta 42 points
Mens Division 2 Runner-up: Peter Jostsons 41 points c/b

Ball Rundown:
41 points: Keith Willmett, Nev. Andrews
40 points: Bob Turner, Roger Smith, Ross Bird, David Bennett
39 points: Peter Whyte, Arthur Jackson
38 points: Bill Healey, Barry Hartley, Ray Miller, Graham Ross
37 points: Rod Mauger, Don Kerr, Gordon Massey
36 points: Alan Dwyer, Noel Webster, Yasuo Kumagae, Kevin Russell, John Famularo, Terry Jenkins, John Barber, Jim Egan, Bill Foster, Gahame Webb
35 points: Doug Hodgson, Peter Wundersitz, George Kyriazis, Harvey Blanch, John Pilbin, Michael Fredricks, Dave Iverach, Barry Butt, Dale Wust, Max Salecich
34 points: Tom Bryce, Col McDowall, Zbig Bergiel, Brian Norris, Eiji Watanabe, Keith Schirmer

Mens Pins: 5th Roger Smith, 8th Masahiko Ichise, 11th Noel Webster, 17th Don Thomson

Womens Winner: Cathie Coverdale 38 points c/b
Womens Runner-up: Joan Cherry 38 points

Ball Rundown:
37 points: Reiko Oshitari
36 points: Pris Freeman
35 points: Lily Schirmer, Andrina Wilson

Womens Pins: 5th Barb Brabon, 17th Joan Cherry

Next Games: Tuesday 13th July 2010 Atherton Golf Club, Single Stableford,
                       Tuesday 20th July 2010 Half Moon Bay Golf Club, Single Stableford
See you there!