Thursday, 22 March 2012

Drummond Sponsorship


Craig at Drummond Golf Cairns has again sponsored a generous prize for the FNQVGA in 2012.

It consists of a Hunter R200 electric buggy from MGIcheck it out on

The competition for the prize will be played for between April & September, during our normal weekly competitions for the Consistency & Ted Thomasson trophies.

The best 12 out of the 17 single stableford rounds played will count.

The prize will be presented by Craig or a representative of Drummond Golf at our AGM.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Game Half Moon Bay 20 March - CANCELLED


I've been advised that HMB golf course is closed as there is water everywhere & they can't get machinery on it, so there is no game tomorrow, even for the diehards with web feet!

The Manager at HMB advised he had difficulty even getting to work today, so that will give you an idea of how much water is around.

We have been very fortunate so far this season in only missing one game & having one rained off half way through, so this is an opportunity to practice your putting in your garage & watch your golf instructional tapes ready for our next game at Mareeba on 3rd April.

Hope to see you there,


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Revised Program (front page only)


Please note the revised program does not include the back page with details of the various competitions, which has not changed.

The main change is to the dates of our Championships.

If you would like a copy emailed to you, please email me your request.

Cheers, Louis

website Captain: Roger Smith 4039 4928
Secretary: June Willmot 4053 2329

President: Louis Siedle 4045 3832
Register between 07:00 – 08:00
Date Event Trophy/Shield Venue Sponsor
07.02.12 Single Stableford
Mareeba TGT Hardware
21.02.12 Single Stableford
06.03.12 Single Stableford
Atherton Atherton G.C.
20.03.12 Single Stableford Consistency Half Moon Bay Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
03.04.12 Single Stableford Consistency Mareeba TGT Hardware
10.04.12 Single Stableford Consistency Mossman
17.04.12 Single Stableford Ted Thomasson Cairns Health & Fitness Solutions
24.04.12 Single Stableford Consistency Atherton Atherton G.C.
01.05.12 Single Stableford Consistency Half Moon Bay Bendigo Bank
08.05.12 Single Stableford Consistency Mareeba Steggles
15.05.12 Single Stableford Ted Thomasson Gordonvale Alan Christensen Physiotherapy
22.05.12 Single Stableford Consistency Mossman Mossman
29.05.12 Single Stableford Ted Thomasson Half Moon Bay Sportsworld Cairns
05.06.12 Single Stableford
Mareeba Mitre 10 Mareeba
12.06.12 Single Stableford Consistency Atherton Atherton G.C.
19.06.12 4BBB Stableford
25.06.12 Single Stableford Day1 FNQVGA OPEN Cairns Golf World
26.06.12 Single Stableford Day2 FNQVGA OPEN Cairns Savannah Lifestyle Resorts
03.07.12 Single Stableford
Mossman Golf Store Mossman
10.07.12 Single Stableford Consistency Half Moon Bay Rob Brydons Pro Shop
17.07.12 Single Stableford Consistency Gordonvale Gordonvale GC
24.07.12 Single Stableford Ted Thomasson Atherton Atherton GC
31.07.12 Single Stableford
Half Moon Bay Half Moon Bay G.C.
07.08.2012 Single Stableford
14.08.2012 Single Stroke 1st Rd Championships Cairns Golf World
21.08.12 Single Stroke 2nd Rd Championships Mareeba Savannah Lifestyle Resorts
28.08.12 Single Stroke Stanton/Bailey Atherton Atherton G.C.
4.09.12 Single Stableford Consistency Cairns Health & Fitness Solutions
11.09.12 Single Stableford Consistency Mossman Norm Lockwood
18.09.12 Single Stableford Ted Thomasson Mareeba TGT Hardware
25.09.12 Single Stableford Consistency Gordonvale Bendigo Bank
02.10.12 Single Stableford
Half Moon Bay Rob Brydons Pro Shop
09.10.12 Single Stableford
Atherton Atherton G.C.
16.10.12 Single Stableford
Cairns Golf World
23.10.12 Single Stableford Patrons trophy Millaa Millaa
30.10.12 Single Stableford
Half Moon Bay Half Moon Bay G.C.
05.11.12 Single Stableford Monday pre Melb. Cup Mareeba TGT Hardware
13.11.12 Single Stableford Patrons trophy Babinda
20.11.12 Single Stableford
Atherton Atherton G.C.
27.11.12 Single Stableford Shotgun start 8.30am G'vale-AGM 8AM Savannah Lifestyle Resorts
04.12.12 2 Ball Ambrose Shotgun Start 8:30am Cairns Xmas Break up Easylift
Please see information on Special Trophies and Membership Fees on back.

State Championships 14-15 May 2012 at Woodford

Just a reminder that the Queensland Veteran Golfers State Championships are being held at Woodford Golf Club this year on 14th & 15th May.  Entries close on 4th May.

If anyone is interested, entry forms can be downloaded from

For those who have not played Woodford, the locals are friendly & it is a very pleasant country course in rolling, well treed country with small, well bunkered greens & enough holes with teeth to make it interesting!  

There are several other good courses nearby to try if you have time, like Caboolture & Beerwah.  It is close to the city, beaches & hills, with plenty of good restaurants at Montville, an excellent cheese shop at Maleny, & the Australian Zoo in easy driving distance, so you have plenty of choice of things to do.

Cheers, Louis

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

President's Message & Results 6th March

President's Report &
Results of the Single Stableford Competition
Played on 6th March 2012
at Atherton Golf Club
82 Players

President's Report

Atherton golf course was in great condition having not had anywhere near the amount of rain we had on the coast. The ball sat up well on the fairways, you could find the ball in the rough & the greens were running true, so congratulations to the greens staff.

The weather was fine & not too hot with rain holding off considerately until the last groups were in! Thanks to Owen & Debbie for looking after us well as usual & to the club for sponsoring the event. Expressions of appreciation were heard about the sandwiches which all disappeared.

We had a reasonable rollup for the time of year of 82 players. Welcome to visitor Gary Windle of Caboolture & to new members Drew Studham of Atherton & Gary Tudehope of Cairns. This brings our membership to 202 for the 2012 year.

If you are looking for a game next week, the Tablelands Summer of Golf has an event at Mareeba on Tuesday 13th March with the same sign-on time of between 7 & 8am.

Looking further down the track, you may like to diarise some other dates:

A Tropical Coast Veterans Open event at Cardwell Golf Club on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July &
2012 Ingham Veterans Golf Open - Monday 23 July to Wednesday 25 July
Nomination Forms for these events can be downloaded from the QVGU website

Our next game is at Half Moon Bay on 20th March, so hope that it is dry & to see you there.

Louis Siedle


Men's Winner Div 1: Graeme Anderson 41 points
Men's Runner up Div 1: Merv Hains 40 points
Men's Winner Div 2: John Famularo 42 points
Men's Runner up Div 2: Ted Lander 38 points

Ball Rundown

39 points: Rod Cade, Roger Smith
38 points: Greg Gibb, Russ Gill
37 points: Ross White, Ian McHardie, Laurie Bell, Gary Windle
36 points: Wal Annthony, Barry Pike, Louis Siedle
35 points: Barry Hartley, Dave Ingram, Merv Elms, Bruce Magill, Drew Studham, Chris Hannam
34 points: George Atkinson, Kevin Moore, Keith Sanderson, John Clough, Claud Clark, Ken Tait, John Pilbin, Barry Foxover, Sid Spry
33 points: Thomas Stager, Ross Milevsky, Kev Reddicliffe, Gary Tudehope, Bryan Bevan, John Everall

NTPs men: 3rd Roger Smith 9th Peter Penny; 11th Bruce Magill; 18th Lloyd Sawtell

Women's Winner: Edna Atkinson 34 points 
Women's Runner up: Di Diversi 32 points c/b

Ball Rundown:

32 points: Lois Tait
28 points:  Robyn Harper
27 points: Anne Perrett
26 points: Maidie Hickcox, Elaine Sandilant, Cheryl Piccone

NTPs women: 11th Lois Tait; 18th Cheryl Piccone

Monday, 5 March 2012

Nest Game Atherton 6th March


I've just phoned Atherton to be advised that they have had very little rain & the course is in great condition with sprinklers on the greens today because they look a bit dry!

Playing in dry conditions will be a welcome novelty to those of us fed up with sloshing around the courses in Cairns, even if we have been very lucky so far this wet season in only missing one full game & having the last game curtailed.

Also, the club promises the sandwiches tomorrow will be as tasty as usual.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Louis Siedle