Friday, 16 December 2011

Xmas Wishes to Sponsors


To all our sponsors of 2011, thank you very much for your support in 2011 &
we wish you a very Happy Christmas & a prosperous New Year.

Atherton Golf Club
Wal Anthony, Babinda Golf Club
Bendigo Bank
Col Johannsen
Drummond Golf
Golf World
Gordonvale Golf Club
Half Moon Bay Golf Club
Highgrove Bathrooms
Don McHardie, Millaa Millaa Golf Club
Norm Lockwood, Mossman Golf Club
Rob Brydon's Pro Shop
Savannah Lifestyle Resort
Steggles Mareeba
TGT Hardware Mareeba

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tablelands Summer of Golf Program

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Results 6th December Cairns Golf Club & President's Report

Results & President's Report 6th December
of the 2 ball Ambrose played at Cairns Golf Club
followed by the Christmas Breakup Lunch
132 Players


Winners: Warren Wright & Jim Egan with gross score of 75, net 65.5
Second place: Peter & Ruth Yelland with gross score of 72, net 67.5
Third place: Rod Cade & Graham Morrow with gross score of 79, net 68.5

NTPs men: 5th nil; 8th Don Coxhill; 11th Graham Real; 17th Geoff Edwards

NTPs women: 5th Pam Anderson; 11th Jan Wundersitz; 17th Ruth Yelland

Ball Rundown: All present – Merry Xmas!

President's Report

After a late storm passed over the day before & forecasts of more rain, I was a bit anxious whether the game was going to be on, but need not have worried as a call to the club confirmed all was well. The course was certainly in good condition, with the ball sitting well in the fairways & the greens running well, although there was water in some bunkers, which wouldn't have worried the good players. Congratulations to the greens staff.

This was the last game for 2011 & it was great to see 6 sponsors attending the lunch, 4 of whom played. Many thanks to all our sponsors; to Carlie Hatswell of Easylift for sponsoring the day with some lovely prizes which she presented; to Steve Buchanan of Bendigo Bank & Melody Lucas of Savannah Lifestyle Resorts; to Terry Buchanan who represented Lindsay Sinclair of Highgrove Bathrooms & played; to Andy Smith of NQ Co-op who also played and Craig Thompson of Drummond Golf who must surely have been impressed with my fine display of hacking!

We had 132 players, including Kay Mullins from Mareeba & John Drieberg from Gordonvale & one new member, Robin Tonks from Gordonvale. This brings our membership to 117 for the 2012 year.

Cairns golf club looked after us well with the bar staff hard pressed at lunch. Thank you. Thank you also to Nora who prepared the lunch & managed to squeeze us all in as well as seeing that everyone managed to have a good platefull. Also, thanks to June Willmot who was supposed to be one of a committee of three charged with arranging the meal, but who ended up a very capable committee of one!

Although this is our last game for the year, there are various other games available during the Tablelands Summer of Golf & I'll post their program to this blog soon, as well as our own for 2012. Meanwhile the Mareeba Golf Club Closing Day sponsored by Hungry Possum Wood Fired Pizza is fast approaching.(Saturday - 10th December 2011). If you haven't nominated yet, bookings are essential for the golf and festivities, so please contact the Club on 4092 1528. There is a time sheet for golf.

I wish all our members, sponsors & their families a Merry Christmas, and a Happy & Healthy New Year. If you are going away, drive safely.

Louis Siedle

Monday, 5 December 2011

Final Game for 2011 - Cairns 6 Dec


Our final game for 2011 is at Cairns Golf Club & is a 2 ball Ambrose with a shotgun start at 8.30am.  Please register early if possible so we can get people out to their respective tees in good time.  

Rules for the Ambrose will be summarised on the board.

Cost for the game, including our breakup lunch after, will be $27 for members, $35 for visiting players & $25 for non-playing guests.  It would be appreciated if you could let us know at registration if you are bringing any guests, so we can let the caterers know numbers for the lunch.

After the game we have our Xmas breakup lunch, so please hand your cards in as soon as you finish & before putting your clubs away, so that the committee can get the results finalised in time for them to sit down & enjoy the meal with you.

Copies of our 2012 program will be available at registration & will also be posted on the blog, as will the Tablelands Summer of Golf program, so keep an eye on the blog over the holiday period & you should be able to get a game in somewhere to prevent cabin fever!

See you tomorrow.

Louis Siedle

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

President's Message 29th November 2011

President's Report

Veteran Golfers,

Atherton course was in great condition with plenty of run on the fairways & greens in good condition. Thanks to all involved in the course maintenance.

Also, many thanks to Owen & Debbie who looked after us with refreshments & assorted sandwiches as usual & to the club which sponsored the day again.

We had a pretty good field of 99 golfers contesting today's event, 81 Men & 18 Ladies. We have started next year's membership with 117 renewals & new members.  It was good to see Past President Ross Bird having a last game before heading off on a long drive back to Port Macquarie.

Welcome to our visitor, Seiji Kawamato from Japan & to our 5 new members, Brian Bevan of Babinda, Brian Brown of Mareeba, Cheryl Piccone, Peter Steventon & Margaret Magill, all from Atherton.

The final game for the year is our 2 ball Ambrose 8.30 shotgun start at Cairns on 8th December with the Xmas breakup lunch after. Costs for the game and meal are $27 members, $35 for visitors and $25 for non playing guests. Please register early if possible to allow plenty of time to get to your tees for the 8.30 shotgun start.

Copies of our 2012 Program will be available at registration & will be posted to this blog.

Our next game will be on 7th February, so keep an eye on the blog for updates. The Tablelands Summer of Golf kicks off on 13th December at Millaa Millaa & the program for that will also be posted to this blog soon.

See you at Cairns next week.

Louis Siedle

Results Atherton GC 29th November 2011

Far North Queensland Veteran Golfers Association
Results 29th November 2011
Played at Atherton Golf Club, Single Stableford, 99 Players
Sponsored by Atherton Golf Club

Mens Division 1 Winner: Frank Thelan 41 points
Mens Division 1 Runner-up: Roger Smith 39 points
Mens Division 2 Winner: Clive Perry 42 points c/b
Mens Division 2 Runner-up: Ross Bird 42 points

Ball Rundown:
42 points: John Everall
40 points: George Kyriazis, Bruce Jenner, Noel Webster, Rick Gooderham, Mal Arthur
38 points: Mike van Cuylenburg, Kevin Moore, Max Smith, David Pitt, Wal Anthony
37 points: Geoff Horsburgh, John Lucas, Col McDowall, Tom Clifford
36 points: Graham Morrow, George Studham, Dave Iverach, Ken Flood, Barry Pike, Claud Clard, Eddie Spry, John Pilbin, Don Thomson, Bill Leonard
35 points: Nev Andrews, Pete Mullins, Keith Sanderson, Jim Logan, Bob Westerman

Mens Pins: 3rd Dave Iverach, 11th Ken Flood, 13th Sid Spry, 18th Harry Aly Khan

Womens Winner: Sue Taylor 40 points
Womens Runner-up: Margaret Magill 38 points

Ball Rundown:
36 points: June Willmot
35 points: Cheryl Piccone, Lois Tait
34 points: Deon Reddicliffe
33 points: May Wilkinson
32 points: Petty Lou Pitt, Kath Andrews

Womens Pins: 11th May Wilkinson, 18th June Willmot

Next Games: Tuesday 6th December at Cairns golf club, shotgun start 2 ball Ambrose with Xmas breakup meal after – cost for the game & meal is $27 members, $35 for visitors and $25 for non playing guests.

After that, our games resume after the festive season & the first is on 7th February at Mareeba. Our 2012 Program will be available at registration next week & will be posted on this blog shortly.

For those who are looking for a game over the festive season, the Tableland Summer of Golf program will also be posted on this blog shortly. Their first game is at Millaa Millaa on Tuesday 13th December, followed by Atherton on 20th December.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Next Game Atherton GC 29th November


Our next game on Tuesday is a single stableford at Atherton golf club.

The course should be in good condition after some rain, so it should be a pleasant day if the humidity stays lower than on the coast.

No doubt you will have been watching the PGA at Coolum (what a terrific & exciting last round), so this will be a good opportunity to try out all those shots you wish you could play as well as the pros did, with fewer ventures into the trees &/or water!

Look forward to seeing you there.

Louis Siedle

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

President's Message 22nd November 2011

Veteran Golfers

After a brief shower of rain early morning, the day cleared up fine & hot. The course was in great condition although the thick rough in the drains made you think about the risk/reward factor of getting in it.

A big thank you to the greens staff who maintain the course. It was a credit to them, with the greens looking the best for some time. Also, many thanks to Lionel & Emily who manned the bar during a hectic registration, AGM & presentation.

Thanks also to Tom Bryce who set up the board & NTP cards for us & marked the board after the game, saving us considerable time. Also to Ken Martin who looked after the registration book for the AGM.

A good field of 131 golfers contested today's event, 93 Men & 21 Ladies. We finished the year with 326 members and have started next year's membership with 96 renewals & new members.

The presentation of trophies after our game was well attended. Thanks to all who stayed on to give the winners a good hand.  Welcome to the new committee members who were elected at the AGM.  I look forward to a fruitful & busy year ahead.

Thanks to Melody of Savannah Lifestyle Resorts who sponsored the event, advised us she had booked us in for more sponsorship next year & cleared up a few queries she had received following the TV ads for the facility. She will be conducting a seminar at Brothers Leagues Club on 7th December to outline what they offer in detail.

Welcome to our visitors, Lyn & David Morrison of Coolangatta Tweed Heads & Brian Bevan of Babinda.

The next game is single stableford at Atherton on 29nd November, followed by our 2 ball Ambrose 8.30 shotgun start at Cairns on 8th December with our Xmas breakup lunch after.

I look forward to seeing you at Atherton on 29th November.

Louis Siedle

Results Gordonvale GC 22nd November 2011

Far North Queensland Veteran Golfers Association
Results 22th November 2011
Played at Gordonvale Golf Club, Single Stableford, 131 Players
Sponsored by Savannah Lifestyle Resorts

Mens Division 1 Winner: Mike van Cuylenburg 41 points c/b
Mens Division 1 Runner-up: Ian McDonald 40 points
Mens Division 2 Winner: Bill Eden 44 points
Mens Division 2 Runner-up: Bruce Walters 40 points

Ball Rundown:
40 points: Eiji Watanabe, Graeme Webb
39 points: Jim Logan, John Williams, Terry Jenkins, Peter McMenamin, George Kryiazis, Graeme Morrow, Geoff Edwards
38 points: Brian Bevan, Wal Anthony, Rod Mauger, Barry Butt, Frank Thelan, Ian Tindall
37 points: David Bennett, David Jackson, Ian Schofield, Greg Gibb, Ray Miller, Brian Cowin, Hervey Blanch, Tom Clifford, Herb Golightly, Ron Thomson, Claud Clark
36 points: Warren Afflick, Yasuo Kumagae, George Shores, Bob Westerman, Vern Sandilant, Jim Turco, Bob Hayles
35 points: Thomas Stager, George Atkinson, Rod Cade, Eddy Spry, John Pilbin, Bryan MacCallum, Laurie Bell, Barry Pike, Eric Pihlhjerta

Mens Pins: 5th Geoff Horsburgh, 8th Dave Morrison, 14th George Studham, 17th Ian Tindall

Womens Winner: June Willmot 41 points
Womens Runner-up: Edna Miles 40 points

Ball Rundown:
37 points: Kazuko Watanabe, Noeleen Massey
36 points: Lyn Morrison, Ruth Yelland, Jenny Enright
35 points: May Wilkinson, Lois Tait
34 points: Kay Bergiel, Suda Woodward, Melva Williams

Womens Pins: 8th May Wilkinson, 14th Lyn Morrison

Next Games: Tuesday 29th November at Atherton golf club, single stableford, followed by,
Tuesday 6th December at Cairns golf club, shotgun start 2 ball Ambrose with Xmas breakup after.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Trophy Winners 2011


Below are the Trophy winners for 2011.

Don't forget, the trophies will be presented at the AGM this year so that the Xmas breakup lunch can be enjoyed by all, so please stay on if you can & give the winners a good hand.

Louis Siedle


Championship Plaque - David Lawler 164 c/b
A Grade Champion Gross winner- David Lawler 164
A Grade Nett Winner - Jim Logan 138 nett
B Grade Champion Gross winner - Max Smith 180
B Grade Nett Winner - Sonny McVicar 141 nett
C Grade Champion Gross winner - Claud Clark 191
C Grade Nett Winner - Neville Andrews 142 nett

Women's Champion Gross winner - Pamela Anderson 185
Shirley Fieldhouse Shield Nett winner - June Willmot 137 nett
Womens Consistency Trophy - Christine Everall 354

Don Thomson 70 & Over Shield - Greg Gibb 170
David Lawler 75 & Over Shield (inaugural) - Claud Clark 191
Adrian Fay Shield - Max Smith 134 nett
Ted Stanton/Bob Bailey Memorial Trophy - Max Smith 134 nett
Men's Consistency Trophy - Yasuo Kumagae 378
Ted Thomasson Memorial Shield - David Bennett 126
Patron's Trophy – to be advised
Hole in One 8th Hole Cairns GC 24/5/11 - Laurie Bell

Well done to all.