Monday, 31 March 2014

FNQVGA 2014 Open 30 Jun/1 Jul


Our fourth Open sponsored by Drummond Golf is on at Cairns on 30 Jun/1 Jul.  The flyer and application form is below.  Copy & paste as required, or copies will be available at registration at our normal Tuesday games.

FNQ Veteran Golfers Association Inc.
Members of FNQVGA and affiliated Veteran Golf Clubs, Groups, Associations 
are invited to play in our
Fourth Annual - 36 Hole Open 
at Cairns Golf Club
Monday 30th June & Tuesday 1st July 2014
Cost for 36 Holes - $40.00.   18 Holes - $20.00

The event will be played over 2 days, the second day combining with the FNQVGA Tuesday fixture.
Mens and Womens 36 Hole Stableford Event in Divisions
Nominations close Tuesday 17th June.

Entry forms can be obtained from:
Greg Gibb 07 4057 8555
June Willmot 07 4053 2329
or downloaded from

Sandwiches will be served, per group of four, after play on Monday.
Light luncheon will be served to each player on Tuesday.
Other food will be at players cost, with a full bar available.

NB Private motorized carts are not allowed on Cairns Golf course.
Cart hire: Cairns Golf Club Pro Shop 07 4037 6777
Van parking at CGC: Not available due to advice from Cairns Regional Council.
Manager Cairns Golf Club 07 4037 6700

Louis Siedle (President)
June Willmot(Secretary)

Far North Queensland Veteran Golfers Association Inc. 2014 Open
Cairns Golf Club Monday 30th June & Tuesday 1st July  - 36 Hole Stableford

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 17th June 2014

SURNAME  Mr. Mrs, Ms:………………...…….……………… GIVEN NAME:…………………….

ADDRESS:……………………….…….…….......................………….POST CODE:………


CLUB……………………………………………. H’CAP……….

GOLFLINK No ……………………………….....
Veteran Club/District/Association affiliated to a State VGU ………………………………………………

Preferred Playing Partners………………………………

Entry Fee…One day $20.00……….Two days..  $40.00……….

Please send entries & payment to FNQ Veteran Golfers Assn., 37-39 Heavey Cr., Whitfield, Qld 4870.

Please make payment to FNQ VETERAN GOLFERS ASSN Amount Enclosed $…………

Credit Card payments to JUNE WILLMOT

     ….. MASTERCARD.                       …..VISA

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CARDHOLDERS NAME………………………………………………………………..

AMOUNT PAYING        $………..

CARDHOLDERS SIGNATURE……………………………….(not required if e-mailing)


Each player must be a financial member of a registered Golf Club and have a live Handicap.
Players must show proof they are a member of a Veteran Golfers Club, District or Association,
Handicaps for 36 Hole Event will be frozen (from start of play). Maximum handicap 36 Men & 45 ladies
A player can win only one Major Trophy in the 18 or 36 Hole events
This event will be played in conjunction with the regular Tuesday FNQ Veterans fixture.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Next Game Mareeba 1 Apr


Our game next Tuesday is at Mareeba & I'm told the course is in great condition in preparation for a couple of big tournaments they have coming up, (& for us of course), so it should provide a welcome change from the heavy going on courses down here.

The comp is a single stableford sponsored by TGT Hardware & it is the start of our Consistency events.

This is the start of our weekly events, so hopefully the weather will also start to improve along the coast.

See you there.

Louis Siedle

Monday, 24 March 2014

Savannah Cup


Just a reminder that the Savannah Cup has started & for those of you who don't know how the points are calculated, below is an explanation.  For those who aren't interested in details, we publish the leaders after every single comp game & the full list is available at registration!

The points distribution is the SAME as The Fedex Cup operated on  PGA Tour events in the United States
Points are allocated for the position you finish in Veterans Single Stableford or Single Stroke competitions
This competition commenced on the 18th February 2014  at Gordonvale and the last event will be 18th November 2014 at Half Moon Bay
First place will receive 500 points
Second place will receive 300 points
Third place will receive 190 points
Fourth place will receive 135points.
Further points will be issued to all golfers who finish between 5th place ( 110points) and 64th  position ( 7 points).
IF four golfers finish say tied for first place, the first through fourth place points are added together and divided by four 1125points divided by four = 281.25

There will be separate Savannah Cup competition for Male and Female veteran members in 2014
Members with the most points as at the 18th November will be declared the Savannah Cup best golfer in 2014.

Winners in 2013 were Wal Anthony and Lois Tait

Any further queries to Colin Johannsen at any Veterans competition.

Jothi NAIDOO610.00David JACKSON610.00
Betty Lou PITT500.00Brian ROWAN400.00
Lois TAIT387.50Max CRITTENDEN400.00
Ruth YELLAND300.00Rama NAIDOO300.00
Di DIVERSI270.00Lou SIEDLE237.00
Jane JOHANNSEN250.00Garry CASTLE198.50
May WILKINSON222.50Richard STAINES174.57
Judy ELLIS162.50Barry HARTLEY162.50
June WILLMOT127.00Claud CLARK146.50
Jennifer ENRIGHT126.00Roger SMITH131.00
Kay BERGIEL125.50Col MCDOWALL129.00
Lily SCHIRMER122.50Jim LOGAN128.00
Sue BRENNAN100.00George SHORES110.83
Suda WOODWARD90.00Wal ANTHONY108.50
Annette TESCH80.00Brian MILLER106.00
Edna MILES70.00Ross WHITE102.50
Yasuo KUMAGAE100.07

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

President's Report & Results Half Moon Bay 18 Mar

President's Report & Results
of the Single Stableford Competition
Played on 18th March
at Half Moon Bay Golf Club
104 Players

President's Report

 A beautiful morning greeted 87 men & 17 ladies who turned up to a course that was in good condition with fast greens.  Members seem to have forgotten over the break the need for accuracy on the course and scores reflected that! Congratulations to the greens staff.

Thanks to the caterers for looking after us well as usual & to Brothers Leagues Club for sponsoring the day.

Welcome to new members Tony Robinson of Lae, PNG & John Lombardi of Innisfail.  Our membership stands at 164 to date.

Welcome also to visitors Margaret Elliott of Gracetown, Ireland, Doug Massey of Gordonvale & Richard Radziminski, Ken Reisley, George Rywak & Colin Campbell of Half Moon Bay.  We hope you enjoyed the day & will come again.

Our next game is at Mareeba in a fortnight, so fingers crossed for some more decent weather.

Some other games coming up that may interest you are:

- Mareeba Mitsubishi Masters on 5/6 Apr. - 36 hole stroke comp. with a Hole in One prize on the Sunday of a Mitsubishi Outlander!  Entry is $40 for both days or $25 for one.  Details & nomination form from

- State Veteran Championships at Mt Coolum on 12/13 May, a 36 hole stroke comp.  Entry is $50 & nominations close 2 May.  Details are on the QVGU website,  We will have some entry forms at our normal registration.

- National Veteran Golfers Championships in WA on 9-14 Nov.  Entry is $320.  Details are available at  We will have some entry forms at our normal registration.

Louis Siedle


Men's Winner Div 1:  Garry Castle 39 points
Men's Runner up Div 1:  Roger Smith 37 points
Men's Winner Div 2:  Brian Rowan 40 points
Men's Runner up Div 2:  Max Crittenden 40 points

Ball Rundown:

39 points:  Berry Hartley
38 points:   David Jackson
34 points:  Jim Logan, Brian Miller
33 points:  Graham Ross, Wal Anthony
32 points:  George Studham, Dale Wust, George Kyriazis, Richard Staines, Merv Hains, Yasuo Kumagae, Niel Sharkey
31 points:  Jim May, John Bawden
30 points:  Ted Lander, Ross White, Rama Naidoo
29 points:  Ian Tindall, George Shores, Lou Siedle
28 points:  John Sinclair, Peter Anderson, Herb Golightly, David Bennett, Bill Eden, Brian Norris, Noel Webster, Ian McDonald

NTPs men: 3rd Roger Smith;  9th Peter Mullins;  16th John Curtis

Women's Winner:  Betty Lou Pitt 32 points
Women's Runner up:  Margaret Elliott 31 points

Ball Rundown:

28 points:  Lois Tait
27 points:  Judy Ellis, Jane Johannsen
25 points:  Jothi Naidoo
24 points:  May Wilkinson
23 points:  Suda Woodward
22 points:  Di Diversi, Annette Tesch, Dion Redicliffe

NTPs women:  3rd June Willmot;  16th May Wilkinson

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Next Game Half Moon Bay 18 Mar


Our game next Tuesday is at Half Moon Bay & is a single stableford sponsored by Brothers Leagues Club.

I'm advised that the full course is in play & that there are no temporary greens or other unexpected hazards.

The forecast looks promising, so see you there.

Louis Siedle

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

President's Report & Results Mareeba 11 Mar

President's Report & Results
of the 4 Ball Aggregate Competition
Played on 11th March 2014
at Mareeba Golf Club
72 Players

President's Report

Although the forecast was not good with lows hanging around threatening rain, a very pleasant, cool day greeted the 61 men & 11 ladies who turned up for a hastily arranged game to make up for the cancelled game last week.  The 4 Ball aggregate comp was sponsored by Kennedy's Betta Electrical.  

The course was in great condition, which was a welcome change from the somewhat soggy conditions in places on courses down at the coast.  Thanks to Greens Director Kevin & volunteers & Robbie Pitt who mowed the greens at 0430, real devotion to duty!  Thanks also to Raylene & Jon who looked after us with sandwiches & at the bar.

Thanks to Katrin Nash of Drummond Golf who came up to explain their sponsorship this year & sign up members for the Drummond Club.  As more than 20 members signed up, we qualified for a Fortress Empire Cart Bag & voucher, which will be offered as prizes at some stage.  There are other benefits for members who join the Drummond Club – check out the special announcement in this blog on 27 Feb.

Our game next Tuesday is a single stableford at Half Moon Bay, sponsored by Brothers Leagues Club.

Louis Siedle

Winners:  Louis Siedle & Alan Dwyer 78 points
Runners up:  Ken Flood & Brian Panigas 75 points

Ball Rundown:
74 points:  Merv Elms/Bill Eden, David Jackson/Gary Castle
73 points:  Brian Norris/Herb Golightly, Rama & Jothi Naidoo
72 points:  Barry Pike/Les Doolan
71 points:  Peter Mullins/Mike Blunt
69 points:  Rod Cade/Graham Morrow
68 points:  Bruce Jenner/Harvey Blanch, Richard Staines/Ian Tindall
67 points:  George Kyriazis/John Gregan
66 points:  Colin & Jane Johannsen, Graham Hughes/Ross Milevsky, Col McDowall/Barry Hartley
65 points:  Lloyd Sawtell/Bruce Magill
64 points:  Ted Lander/Graham Ross

NTPs men: 4th Roger Glover; 8th John Curtis; 11th Merv Haines; 13th Gary Castle

NTPs women:  4th Jenny Enright & 13th Jothi Naidoo

Friday, 7 March 2014

Game at Mareeba on 11 Mar


In order to offer a game to members to make up for the cancelled one at Atherton last week, we have arranged a game next Tuesday at Mareeba, which was already scheduled to host a Tablelands Summer of Golf game.

The synoptic forecast is not good, but hopefully if there is rain, Mareeba will be playable.

The game will be a 4BBB Aggregate sponsored by Kennedys Betta Electrical.

See you there,

Louis Siedle

PS  We have some brochures for the AVGU National Championships available at registration, or you can download them with an application form at

Monday, 3 March 2014

Atherton Game 4 Mar CANCELLED


Atherton have advised that the course will probably not be playable tomorrow at the rate the rain is coming down up there at present & the synoptic does not look good.

Accordingly, the Atherton game has been cancelled & we will see what happens over the next week.

If you know anyone who does not have internet access & who may be thinking of going up, please let them know.

Louis Siedle


Col at Mareeba advises that they have not had much rain & will be putting a game on there for anyone who wants to go up.  It will not be a Vets event, but I'm sure you will be looked after well as usual