Friday, 23 December 2016

Program 2017


 The 2017 Program has been posted, although all the sponsorships have not yet been finalised.

These will probably not be done till January & the Program will be updated as soon as that is completed.

Dates will remain unchanged.

Copies will be available at registration when we re-commence.


Friday, 9 December 2016

Vets Nationals at Gold Coast Accommodation

At our AGM, Bob Billingham advised he was investigating accommodation possibilities for those interested in playing in the AVGU National Championships at the Gold Coast next year. 

Below is his report.  Please contact him directly if interested. 

Halcyon Australian Veteran Golfers National Golf Championship
Gold Coast 15-20 October 2017
Accommodation report from Bob Billingham

As you are aware I have volunteered to research and book accommodation for the FNQ vets travelling to this event. I have made initial enquiries with golfers to get an idea of numbers interested and from these enquiries I have guesstimated 15-20 with some couples and some singles.

In view of these numbers I have put a block on 5 x 2 Bedroom apartments, book in 15th Oct and out 21st Oct., at the Pacific Resort Broadbeach. These apartments have 1 x Queen bed and 2 x single beds. The cost per aoartment is $140.00 per night. This is the link to there web page if you wish to have a look. They require payment of $200.00 per room by 15 August to lock the booking in so deposit money? (to be advised) will be required before this date.

Please confirm your booking with me and your room requirements be it queen (for couples) or single (share) my email address is


Also, Savannah have their last Open Day on Sat 10 Dec from 10-4.  However, the office will be open until lunchtime on Friday 23rd and Friday 30th December, and for limited hours on 28th and 29th December (give the office a call before driving up for a visit).

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Xmas Wishes & Tablelands Program


Pres Roger & the committee wish you & your families all the best over the festive season.  Stay safe so we see you all back in 2017,

Our program will be posted to the blog as soon as I can get the sponsorships finalised, but below, for the golfing tragics who want to keep their swings limber, is a copy of the 2016/17 Tablelands Summer of Golf program.



Atherton Tues Dec 13th
Millaa Millaa Tues Dec 20th
Mareeba Tues Jan 3rd
Atherton Tues Jan 10th
Millaa Millaa Tues Jan 17th
Mareeba Tues Jan 24th
Atherton Tues Jan 31st
Millaa Millaa Tues Feb 14th
Mareeba Tues Feb 28th

Starting Time 7.30am
Seniors and all other golfers of any age from all clubs are welcome
Cost $12.00- Includes $7.50 green fees/$4.50 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
Atherton Club – 40911283
Mareeba Club – 40921528
Milllaa Millaa Club 40972117 or Don McHardie 40972250
For those planning ahead, next year's Nationals are at the Gold Coast & details of their early bird specials can be found at

A flyer for the State Champs at Maroochydore is below.

2017 Queensland Veteran Men's
And Ladies
Closed State Championships
Maroochy River Golf Club
(David Low Way, Bli Bli)
Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th May 2017

Championship Format

The Championships will be played over 36 holes with 18 holes being played on each day. Presentations will be held on the Tuesday shortly after close of play.
Conditions of Entry

Each player must hold a current Golf Australia handicap and be a financial member of a Veteran Golf Club, Association or District, affiliated with a Veteran Golf Union and must have played in at least three Veteran competitions in the six months prior to the Championship.

Entry Forms

Entry forms will be available from your Veteran Club, Association or District in early February 2017 with nominations closing on the 28th April 2017. Entry forms can be downloaded from the QVGU Website from early February 2017.

For further information contact
Robert Steele, 209/84 Eagleby Rd, Eagleby, 4207, Ph 07 3489 1409, Email: These events will be played under the auspices of the Queensland Veteran Golf Union Incorporated.

Proudly Sponsored by Niagara Therapy

Hosted by the Queensland Veteran Golf Union and the Maroochy River Veterans

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

President's Report & Results Cairns 6 Dec

Today was our final game for the 2016 season and as is our custom we had a rather early shotgun start followed by a Christmas lunch, with 106 players showing up. We invited all of our sponsors to join us today but I suppose that it is midweek after all and many could not get away from their work. 

We were fortunate, however, to have Bill Kennedy of Kennedys Home Improvement, Scott Payne from Health and Fitness Solutions as well as our sponsor for the day Deborah Duffy of DEBORAH DUFFY ESTATE AGENT. Deb has been one of our major sponsors for the past year and I am pleased to say that she has come onboard again next year.

For those of you who are addicted to Tuesday golf, don't despair, the Tableland Summer of Golf start their first event next Tuesday at Atherton and the full program will appear on this blog later in the week.


WINNERS; John Evans & Dennis Vohland 64.75 nett.
SECOND; Evert Van Kleef & Marcus Morse 65 nett.
THIRD; Wayne Petrohilos & Lou Siedle 66.5 nett.

MENS NTP; 5th George Atkinson, 8th Greg Gibb, 11th & 17th Peter Doherty.
WOMENS NTP; 5th & 8th Lily Schirmer, 11th Andrina Wilson, 17th Cathie Coverdale.

Robin Tonks & Andrina Wilson, Russ Gill & Des Jones, Dennis & Morrie Lankester, Lily & Keith Schirmer, Ken Baker & Roger Glover, Ross White & Keith Hillier, Deb Duffy & Roger Smith,
Graham Real & Don Kerr, Peter Doherty & Peter Johnson, Wal Anthony & Greg Gibb,
George Studham & John Pilbin, Claud Clark & Brian Brown, George Kyraizis & Dave Jackson,
John Bawdon & Tim Hollman, Alan Dredge & Peter Wyatt, Harvey Blanch & Ian Tyndall, Lois Tait & Scott Payne, George & Edna Atkinson, Wayne Hoger & Garry Castle, Trevor Barry & Dave Horton, Graham Chappel & Alan Dwyer, Don Thomson & Keith Sanderson.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Next Game Cairns 6 Dec


Just a reminder that our next game is at Cairns tomorrow.

This is our annual breakup golf and lunch at Cairns Golf Club, the cost is $20 inclusive of the normal comp fee, with the remainder being paid by the association so don't miss this one.

The game is a 2 ball ambrose and is a 7.30 SHOTGUN START so all players will need to register BEFORE 7 AM so we can get you all to your respective tees in time for the start. Also, please inform the Treasurer if you are on a buggy so the poor foot soldiers can have the nearer tees.

It is the final game of our season & we have our Xmas breakup lunch after it, which will be attended by a number of our sponsors, so please stay,  enjoy some Xmas cheer & have a chat with them.

The meal will be fresh local prawns on ice with lemon & seafood sauce, ham & turkey, with coleslaw, garden salad & fresh bread rolls & butter, followed by sticky prune pudding with brandy custard for dessert.

See you there.


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Gordonvale AGM, Presidents report & Results.

Today was a very big day for the management committee as we had the Annual General Meeting as well as presentations after the game. The meeting was well attended and all the reports were accepted as presented. There was no need for elections and all the candidates were duly appointed. The new committee is made up of;
president,           Roger Smith.
vice pres.            Greg Gibb.
captain,               Russ Gill.
vice captain,       Wal Anthony.
treasurer,             John Everall.
secretary,            Louis Siedle.
committee,         Chris Everall, Lois Tait, Andrina Wilson,  Robin Tonks.
As president I wish to thank the outgoing members, Suzanne Brennan and Diane Diversi. I also welcome and look forward to working with the new members, Andrina Wilson and Robin Tonks.

As soon as the meeting ended golfers all headed out for the 4bbb shotgun start and I congratulate all players for completing the round in 4 hours.

The sponsor for the day was SAVANNAH LIFESTYLE RESORT and we were privileged to have Melody Lucas address the gathering and present the prizes that Savannah provided.

Next Tuesday is our annual breakup golf and lunch at Cairns Golf Club, the cost is $20 , with the remainder being paid by the association so don't miss this one. The game is a 2 ball ambrose and is a 7.30 SHOTGUN START so all players will need to register BEFORE 7 AM so we can get you all to your respective tees in time for the start. Also, please inform the treasurer if you are on a buggy so the poor foot soldiers can have the nearer tees.


WINNERS;  Bill Ford & Peter Edmonds,  50 points.
RUNNERS UP;  Graham Real & Don Kerr,  48 points.
3RD;   Bill Leonard & Bill Foster  47 points c/b.

MENS NTP;  5th & 24th Bob Turner, 8th Dave Jackson, 17th Neil Sharkey.
WOMENS NTP;  5th & 8th Chris Everall, 14th Andrina Wilson, 17th Georgie Jarred.

47 points,  Alan Dwyer & G Chappel.
46 points,  Allan Dredge & Peter Wyatt. Chris & John Everall, Barry Butt & Peter McMenamin.
45 points, Lou Siedle & Ross Norman, Peter Doherty & Peter Johnson.
44 points, Barry Pike & Les Doolan, Robin Tonks & Andrina Wilson, Zbig Bergiel & Bruce Walters,
Bruce Jenner & Ian McLeod-Carey, Bob Billingham & Bill Eden, Claud Clark & Brian Brown.
43 points, Merv Elms & Neil Sharkey, Darryl deClifford & Rick Gooderham, Julie Wallace & Bob Turner, Kay Bergiel & Cathie Coverdale, Rod Cade & Graham Morrow.
42 points,  Lil Benfield & Liz Edmonds, Keith Sanderson & Dennis Lankester.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Gordonvale Golf & AGM

This is a reminder to all members to register before 8AM at Gordonvale this Tuesday so we can get the AGM started on time. I promise it wont take long and hopefully the shotgun start will go ahead around 8.30 AM. the game is a 4 ball better ball stableford.
see you there,

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Presidents Report and Results. Atherton 22 Nov.

60 men and 14 women enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at Atherton with a refreshing breeze to keep the golfers cool.

The sponsor today was FIG TREE HEALTH  of Atherton and we thank them very much for the Golf World vouchers that were presented to the winners and runners up.

During the week our treasurer John received a cheque for $170 from Bendigo Bank. this comes about because we are a non profit organisation banking with them and we also would get that amount increased if our members who bank with the Bendigo simply nominate FNQ vets as their club of choice, with no cost to the individual. So if you bank at the Bendigo or are considering  changing banks please help your club if you can.

Please remember that next Tuesday is our annual general meeting at 8 am sharp at Gordonvale so please register to play golf well before this time. Our meetings rarely take very long and the shotgun start is at 8.30 am. The event is a 4 ball better ball stableford so if you can organise your partner it will save time.

The following Tuesday is our final day of the year and also our Christmas lunch. Our committee have decided to use some of the reserve money and make the day considerably cheaper for all those participating. The quote for the dinner is not final yet but I think members will only be charged around $20 for golf and lunch.


WOMENS WINNER;  Edna Atkinson  42 points.
RUNNER UP;  Jothi Naidoo  39 points.

WOMENS NTP;  3rd & 13th Heather Forster. 11th Jothi Naidoo. 18th Judy Ellis.

38 points, Chris Everall, Heather Forster, Deon Reddicliffe.
36 points, Doreen Minning, Lily Schirmer.
34 points,  Liz Edmonds.
33 points, Andrina Wilson, Judy Ellis, Lil Benfield.

MENS DIV1 WINNER;  Peter Doherty 41 points
RUNNER UP;  David Morrison  40 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER;  John Famularo  40 points.
RUNNER UP;  Bruce Jenner  39 points.

MENS NTP;  3rd Graham Morrow, 11th Merv Elms, 13th Peter Wyatt, 18th George Kyriazis.
39 points, John Everall, Dennis Lankester.
38 points, George Brew, Peter Wyatt, Ken Baker, Peter Johnson, Elso Iuretigh.
37 points,  David Ingram, Darryl deClifford.
36 points,  Bob Billingham, David Jackson, Mike Van Cuylenberg, T Brown, George Atkinson,
Wal Anthony, Frank Thelan, Trevor Barry.
35 points,  Peter Edmonds, Neil Sharkey, Russ Gill, Mick Grumley, Robin Tonks.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Atherton 22 Nov.

Tomorrow we play at Atherton for the last time this season and the game is a single stableford. I am reliably informed that the fairways have greened up some after the recent rains. Hope to see a good crowd in the morning.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Presidents Report & Results HMB 15th Nov.

Todays event was a single stableford at Half Moon Bay and we had a field of 70 men and 16 ladies. The weather was kind to us but has served notice that summer is well on the way. We welcomed visitor Ross Norman from Mollymook NSW and I hope he enjoyed his day at "vets".

The sponsors today were BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB and KENNEDYS BETTER HOME LIVING.   We did this because the vouchers donated to us by Brothers almost a year ago are almost expired. Winners please check your voucher and use it before the date on the back. Any winners who are not going to Atherton next week will need to contact me on 0407341125 to collect their prize.

As I am sure most of you know, Half Moon Bay club have been donating a box of beer to be raffled with free entry to those at presentations. the winner today was Greg Gibb, who proudly claimed his prize amid cries of "redraw, redraw". thanks HMB for adding that little extra to our day.


MENS DIV1 WINNER;  Geoff Pratt 42 points.
RUNNER UP;   Roger Glover  37 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER;  Darryl deClifford  38 points.
RUNNER UP;  Ron Sylvester  38 points.

MENS NTP;  4th  Ron Sylvester, 9th Ross White, 11th  Roger Smith, 16th David Lawler.

36 points,  Harvey Blanch, David Jackson, Ian McCleod-Carey, Tom Stager.
35 points,  Don Thomson, George Studham, Mike Van Cuylenberg, Peter McMenamin, Bill Eden,
George Atkinson.
34 points,  Keith Sanderson, Bruce Jenner, Cec Turner, Roger Smith.
33 points,  Peter Doherty, Russ Gill, Robin Tonks.
32 points,  Barry Pike, Peter Johnston, Brian Rowan, Don Freeman, George Kyriazis, Claud Clark.
31 points,  Trevor Barry, Keith Hillier, Garry Castle, Greg Gibb, Brian Miller.

WOMENS WINNER;  Edna Atkinson.
RUNNER UP;  Lily Schirmer.

WOMENS NTP;  4th Chris Everall,  9th Edna Atkinson, 11th Margot Desira, 16th Julie Wallace.

34 points,  Jothi Naidoo.
31 points,  Judy Ellis.
29 points,  Betty Lou Pitt, Heather Forster, Lil Benfield.

Monday, 14 November 2016

15th NOVEMBER 2016

Tomorrows game is a single stableford at Half Moon Bay. the weather seems to have cooled a little so I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


Todays game was a single stableford at the Gordonvale Golf Club and the field of 54 men and 14 women was reasonable considering many of our members are in Adelaide competing in the veterans national championships. We wish these players good luck and hope to see trophies on their return.

The sponsor today was CAZALY'S AFL CLUB and the winners and runners up have venue vouchers to spend on drinks, meals or entertainment.

Today we welcome new member Heather Forster from Half Moon Bay as well as two visitors, Cheryl Scown and Barbara Stedman, both from Pioneer Valley.

I must also take this opportunity to congratulate the Gordonvale Club on the condition of their course. Although the fairways are quite dry, the greens are the best they have been for some time.


MENS DIV 1 WINNER;  Wal Anthony  40 points.
RUNNER UP;   Evert Van Kleef  38 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER;  George Brew  39 points c/b.
RUNNER UP;  Brian Rowan   39 points.

MENS NTP;  5th Garry Long,  8th  Greg Gibb, 14th Frank Thelan,  17th  Don Kerr.

38 points,  Tom Stager, Wayne Hoger, David Ingram, Brian Panigas,  Harvey Blanch.
37 points,  Peter McMenamin, Bill Foster, Bob Turner, Bruce Jenner, Roger Glover, Roger Smith.
35 points,  Peter Johnson, Graham Ross, Graham Real.
34 points,  Bill Eden, Barry Butt, Rick Gooderham, Trevor Barry.

WOMENS WINNER;  Edna Atkinson  34 points c/b.
RUNNER UP;  Heather Forster  34 points.

WOMENS NTP;  5th Doreen Minning, 8th Heather Forster, 14th Barb Stedman, 17th Betty Lou Pitt.

34 points, Doreen Minning, Claire Hannan.
33 points, Lily Schirmer, Barb Stedman, Jenny Albertson.
32 points, Julie Wallace.
31 points, Lil Benfield.

Monday, 7 November 2016

TUESDAY 8th November.

The game this week is at Gordonvale and is a single stableford sponsored by Cazalys AFL club.
it appears that the weather is going to be quite warm but we can all rest assured that there is plenty more of the same to come.
see you there,

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Upcoming Events & 2017 Vets Champs at Gold Coast


1. Mareeba have a 2 ball Ambrose on 20 Nov with $3000 in prizes on offer. Details from or phone the club or email the Manager at

 2. The 2017 Aust Veteran Golfers Championships will be held on the Gold Coast. Details can be accessed from


AGM 29th November Gordonvale



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

1. Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2015.

2. President’s Report.

3. Presentation of Audited Financial Reports.

4. Election of Members to Management Committee, Patron, Hon. Auditor and Hon. Solicitor.

5. General Business.

Louis Siedle 
November 2016

Monday, 31 October 2016

President's Report & Results Mareeba 31 Oct

Today we played a single stableford event at Mareeba. We scheduled the game on a Monday because of the pseudo holiday that seems to be observed for Melbourne Cup. Only 53 men and 7women played so one wonders if we should not just ignore a horse race that is 3000 kilometers away in future, I welcome members feedback on this!

The sponsor today was DRUMMOND GOLF of Cairns and we thank them again for the support given to our club.

Many of you may have heard that Ian Schofield had his car windscreen broken by a rock from a mower on the railway line last week. That went well for Ian when Queensland Rail came good with the cost of a new windscreen, however, today he was a little less fortunate when a ball he played disappeared into a kangaroos pouch. It seems that the approaching ball alarmed the joey and as he made a dive for the safety of mums pouch the ball went in too. The ball was not recoverable and the lousy roo did not even offer to reimburse poor Ian for the ball!

After a little research I found that rule 19-1a applies and the roo is an outside agency and a ball must be dropped directly under the spot where the ball disappeared into the pouch with no penalty to Ian ( but I am not so sure about the mother and joey).


MENS WINNER; Peter Wyatt 43 points.
RUNNER UP; Brian Norris 40 points

MENS NTP; 4th Russ Gill, 8th Darryl deClifford, 11th Bob Billingham, 13th David Lawler.

38 points, John Everall.
37 points, Geoff Edwards, Wal Anthony.
36 points, Bill Leonard.
35 points, David Jackson, John Gregan, Harvey Blanch, Frank Thelan, Berry Butt, John Lucas.
34 points, Keith Schirmer, Kevin Collins.
33 points, Ian Schofield, Barry Hartley, Bob Billingham.
32 points, Roger Smith, George Cooley, Bruce Jenner, Peter McMenamin, Mike Van Cuylenberg,
Peter Johnson, Jim Logan.

WOMENS WINNER; Andrina Wilson 33 points c/b.
RUNNER UP; Lily Schirmer 33 points.

WOMENS NTP; 4th & 8th Andrina Wilson. 11Th & 13th Chris Everall.

29 points, Kay Bergiel.
28 points, Jothi Naidoo.
27 points, Chris Everall.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Savannah Cup Leaders as at 26 Oct

Betty Lou PITT 5,103.00 Robin TONKS 2,348.12
Lily SCHIRMER 4,729.50 John EVERALL 2,227.64
Andrina WILSON 3,715.42 Lou SIEDLE 2,174.29
Christine EVERALL 2,997.50 James LOGAN 1,909.60
Lois TAIT 2,807.50 Greg GIBB 1,866.67
Robyn HARPER 2,619.77 David JACKSON 1,842.00
Judy ELLIS 2,616.10 Russell GILL 1,812.34
Jothi NAIDOO 2,375.00 Roger SMITH 1,602.50
Elizabeth EDMONDS 2,273.60 Keith SCHIRMER 1,572.10
May WILKINSON 2,061.08 John GREGAN 1,525.52

Hi All,

The final round of the Savannah Cup will be held next Monday at Gordonvale. As can be seen by the progressive results published above, Betty Lou Pitt (5103 points) and Lily Shirmer (4729.5 points) have opened a wide gap on the rest of the field. With 400 points offering for 1st place in the final round, there is a mathematical chance Lily can overhaul Betty Lou. Lily would have to win outright and Betty Lou get less than 83.5 points for this to happen. Good luck, ladies.

The Men's Division is a much closer race with Robin Tonks (2348.12), John Everall (2227.64) and Lou Siedle (2174.29) battling for the trophy. If Lou were to have a solo win and receive the maximum 400 points he would have a mathematical chance of claiming the trophy providing Robin and John don't score any major points. Whilst not counting Lou out, realistically Robin and John appear to have the front running. Should be a good battle. Good luck to all.

I will be away next week playing golf down the Murray River but I will make every endeavour to process the results and get them to Lou for publication on the Blog as soon as possible after the last round.


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Next Game Mareeba 31 Oct & Trophy Winners


Our next game is on MONDAY being the day before Melbourne Cup.

The game is a single stableford at Mareeba, sponsored by Golf World.

I'm told the course has not changed from the last time we played, so enjoy the extra distance in the dry conditions.

See you there.



A-Grade Champion - George Studham
A-Grade Nett Winner - Keith Hillier
B-Grade Champion - David Jackson
B-Grade Nett Winner - Wal Anthony
C-Grade Champion - David Ingram
C-Grade Nett Winner - Claud Clark
Women’s Champion - Lil Benfield
Women’s Nett Winner - Margaret Finch

A-Grade Gross - Robin Tonks
A-Grade Nett - George Studham
B-Grade Gross - Wal Anthony
B-Grade Nett - David Jackson
C-Grade Gross - Wayne Hoger
C-Grade Nett - David Ingram
Women’s Gross - Margaret Finch
Women’s Nett - Lil Benfield

Don Thomson Trophy (Ages 70 – 74) - George Studham
David Lawler Trophy (Ages 75+) - Albert Smith
Adrian Fay Shield - Claud Clark
Stanton / Bailey Trophy - Claud Clark
Ted Thomasson Shield - Russ Gill
Men’s Consistency - Lou Siedle
Women’s Consistency - Lily Schirmer
Patron's Trophy - Evert Van Kleef

(NB Savannah Cup runs to end October)

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

President's Report & Results Cairns 25 Oct

Our game today was a single stableford and counted for points in the Savannah Cup as that is the only one of our cumulative events not concluded.

There were 82 men and 18 women who enjoyed the Cairns course in excellent condition with great fairways and fast but true greens.

Our sponsor today was DEBORAH DUFFY ESTATE AGENT and I hope that any of our members who know Deb will make a point of thanking her for her support of our club. The vouchers that the winners received are redeemable at the Cairns golf Club pro shop.

Members please take note that next Tuesday is Melbourne Cup day so our game is on MONDAY at Mareeba, also if anyone has a Brothers voucher that they have not used, please note that they expire on 25th Nov so hop on in and have a few drinks or a meal with your partner.


MENS DIV1 WINNER; Ian Tindall 36 points. c/b
RUNNER UP; Merv Hains 36 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; Alan Dwyer 38 points.
RUNNER UP; Tom Stager 37 points.

MENS NTP; 5th Garry Castle, 8th Ian McDonald (HOLE IN ONE). 11th Robin Tonks. 17th Dave Lawler

36 points, Graham Ross, Warren Wright.
35 points, Keith Sanderson, Ian McDonald, Wayne Petrohilos, Roger Glover, Victor Lee, Garry Castle.
34 points, Marcus Morse, Peter Jostsons,Bill Ford, Russ Gill, David Bennett, Bob Turner, John Gregan, Brian Norris.
33 points, Robin Tonks, Barry Butt, Peter Edmonds, Harvey Blanch, David Ingram.
32 points, Otto Hirsch, Wayne Hoger, Neil Sharkey, Trevor Barry, Bob Billingham, Geoff Pratt,
Ian Schofield, Peter Wyatt, George Studham, Kevin Reddicliffe.

WOMENS WINNER; Chris Everall 39 points.
RUNNER UP; Robyn Harper 37 points.

WOMENS NTP. 5th Jenny Albertson, 8th June Willmot, 11th & 17th Robyn Harper.

35 points, May Wilkinson.
33 points, Kay Bergiel.
32 points, June Willmot, Liz Edmonds, Cathie Coverdale.
31 points, Jothi Naidoo, Lil Benfield.
28 points, Andrina Wilson, Edna Atkinson.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Next Game Cairns 25 Oct


Our game next week is a single stableford at Cairns.  The blue tees will be a bit further forward than usual & remember that the club has offered us members rates for cart hire ie $30.

The game is sponsored by Deb Duffy Real Estate.

I'm told the course is in good condition, so see you there.


PS The week after this will be on a MONDAY, the Tuesday being Melbourne Cup day.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

President's Report & Results Atherton 18 Oct

(Apologies for these late results, but the Pres' internet access is out at present.)

Our event todawas played at Atherton Golf Club on a beautiful sunny dayThe course iin excellent condition with the fairways starting to dry a little.  The greens howeverwere lightning fast with any down hill putt a test of nerves (your correspondent 5 putted on one green with the fifth being around 8 feein length).

There were 61 men and 6 women who entered the two person multiplication stableford event and most seemed happwith the variation as cards are still able to be assessed for handicapping.

The sponsor for the day was BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB and the winners will be able to enjoy a few drinks or a discount on meals at either Brothers or Fuller Sports.

Thanks also go tOwen and Deborah for rising early to get the buggies ready and prepare the food fous.

WINNERSKay and Zbig Bergiel tied with Greg Gibb and Roger Smith 71 points
RUNNERS UP. Russ Gill Chris Everall tied with Mike VanCuylenberg Trevor Lawrence 68 pts.

MENS NTP. 3rd Evert Van Kleef, 13th Greg Gibb11th John Gregan, 18th George Cooley.
WOMENS NTP. 3rd, 11th ,13th, Chris Everall. 18th Lil Benfield.

66 pointsGeorge Cooley David Jackson.
65 pointsBob Billingham Brian Rowan.
62 points, Evert VanKleef Lou Siedle, Bill Leonard Bill Foster.
61 pointsKeith SandersoMick Grumley, Robin Tonks Andrina Wilson,
David Ingram & Bruce Jenner, Rod Cade & Trevor Barry, Marcus Morse Harry Musgrave.
60 points, Peter Dohert& Garry Tudehope, Garry Castle & John Gregan.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Savannah Cup Leaders as at 14 Oct

Betty Lou PITT 5,038.00 Robin TONKS 2,300.12
Lily SCHIRMER 4,729.50 John EVERALL 2,223.14
Andrina WILSON 3,642.92 Lou SIEDLE 2,144.29
Lois TAIT 2,807.50 James LOGAN 1,909.60
Christine EVERALL 2,597.50 Greg GIBB 1,854.17
Judy ELLIS 2,561.10 David JACKSON 1,842.00
Robyn HARPER 2,319.77 Russell GILL 1,757.59
Jothi NAIDOO 2,292.50 Keith SCHIRMER 1,572.10
Elizabeth EDMONDS 2,168.60 John GREGAN 1,470.77
Lillian BENFIELD 1,973.77 Peter DOHERTY 1,444.50

PS Mareeba have an 18 hole ambrose event this Sat 22 Oct - registration 8am, shotgun start 9am.  Contact the club for details on 40921528.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Next Game Atherton 18 Oct


Our next game is at Atherton & is a great way to make friends & influence people, as it is a 4 ball Stableford Multiplier, ie you each score as usual, then multiply your score with your partner's.

The day is sponsored by Brothers Leagues Club.

I'm advised the course is in good condition, so see you there.


PS Below are a few games you may want to pencil in your diaries for next year:

Norfolk Island Veteran's Golf Tournament - 13-20 Feb 2017 contact

Vanuatu Senior Masters - 24-31 May 2017 contact

AVGU National Golf Champs - 15-20 Oct 2017 contact

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

President's Report & Results Mareeba 11 Oct

Todays’ event was a single stableford at Mareeba Golf Club and we had a field of 76 men and 18 women including one visitor being Harry Musgrave from Newcastle and we welcomed 4 new members, Dennis Vohland, Maurie and Dennis Lankester and Mark Broadley.
The sponsor for the day was GOLF WORLD of Cairns and we are grateful for their sponsorship of our club.
MENS DIV1 WINNER; John Everall 43 points.
RUNNER UP; Jim Logan 35 points.
MENS DIV2 WINNER; John Famularo 40 points.
RUNNER UP; Tom Stager 38 points.
MENS NTP; 4th Bill Leonard, 8th David Jackson, 11th Barry Hartley, 13th Don McHardie.
EAGLE to George Studham 5th hole.
39 points, Greg Gibb.
38 points, John Evans, Mike Van Cuylenburg.
37 points, Peter McMenamin.
36 points, Graham Ross, Brian Norris, Barry Butt, Wal Anthony, Don McHardie, Vaughan Edwards, Peter Johnson.
35 points, Ian Tindall, Darryl deClifford, Marcus Morse, Ken Baker, Ross White.
34 points, Alan Dwyer, Russ Gill, Kevin Ranger, Graeme Morrow, Trevor Barry, Roger Smith.
33 points, Bruce Jenner, Barry Pike, Robin Tonks, Kevin Reddicliffe, George Atkinson, Bill Ford.

WOMENS WINNER; Joy Evans 41 points.
RUNNER UP; Jenny Albertson 38 points.
WOMENS NTP; 4th Andrina Wilson, 8th & 11th Lil Benfield, 13th Robyn Harper.
38 points, Elaine Sandilant.
34 points, Deon Reddicliffe.
33 points, Julie Wallace.
32 points, Edna Atkinson, Lil Benfield, Robyn Harper.
30 points, May Wilkinson, Suda Woodward, Liz Edmonds.