Thursday, 25 February 2016

Next Game Half Moon Bay 1 Mar


Our game next week is a single stableford at Half Moon Bay golf club & the course looks in great condition.

The game is sponsored by Golf World.

There's only one more relaxed game before we get started into rounds qualifying for trophies, so make the most of it to get the last of the holiday kinks out of your swings!

See you there.


PS We've just had in a flyer for the second International Golden Oldies World Golf Festival, the first being held last year in NZ (for which we received no notice).  It appears to be for players 40+.

It comprises 4 days of golf plus awards dinner in the Hunter Valley, NSW 18-24 Sep & details are at at a cost of $750 per player or $1745 accommodated.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

President's Report & Results Gordonvale 16 Feb

Today we played our first single event for the season and despite the 36 degrees forecast 71 men and 18 women teed off on a very playable Gordonvale course, thanks to a less than wet “wet season”.

We thank our sponsor CAPE YORK ACCOUNTING for providing the Drummond golf vouchers that the winners took home.

I would like to advise members that our next game is at Half Moon Bay on March 1st and remind you that carts are now available for the same hire fee that members pay, ie $30. If the season stays as hot as it has been then a cart may be a very good idea for us senior players.


MENS DIVISION 1 WINNER; Wal Anthony 38 points.
RUNNER UP; Robin Tonks 37 points.

MENS DIVISION 2 WINNER; Keith Schirmer 39 points.
RUNNER UP; George Kyriazis 39 points c/b.

MENS NTP; 5th Roger Glover, 8th Maurie Smith, 14th Russ Gill, 17th John Evans.

36 points; Greg Gibb, Barry Hartley, Bob Billingham.
35 points; George Atkinson, Brian Rowan, Peter Edmonds, Lou Siedle, Des Jones, Alan Dwyer,
Grahame Webster.
34 points; Trevor Barry, Ron Barnes, Rama Naidoo, Kevin Ranger, John Evans, Jim Logan,
Peter Walters, John Gregan.
33 points; Frank Thelan, Claud Clark, Tom Stager, Maurie Smith, Russ Gill. Bill Eden,
Ian Mcleod-Carey.

WOMENS WINNER; June Willmot 33 points.
RUNNER UP; Suda Woodward 33 points

WOMENS NTP; 8th Lily Schirmer, 12th Lil Benfield, 14th June Willmot.

30 points; Jennifer Albertson, Julie Wallace, Andrina Wilson, Sue Taylor.
29 points; Lil Benfield.
25 points; Jothi Naidoo, Liz Edmonds, Sue Brennan.
24 points; Georgie Jarred, Claire Hannan.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Next Game Gordonvale 16 Feb


Our game next Tuesday is at Gordonvale.

It is a single stableford, sponsored by Cape York Accounting.

The course is in good condition, apart from the rough in the drains, which you definitely do not want to be in as there is also water in them!  The rough generally is also quite thick, so stick to the fairways, or if you look like deviating, make sure you get a good line on the ball.

See you there.


PS  In case you have forgotten, Drummond Golf, as part of their sponsorship package, offer a joining fee to the Drummond Club of only $10 for lifetime membership, a saving of $29.95.

There are a number of personal benefits to becoming a member of the Drummond Club:
- price savings on in store products
- special rate green fees at over 100 courses across Australia

Also, FNQVGA receives a benefit based on numbers joining, which we have used as raffle prizes, so if you are already a member, please let Drummond Golf know you are a member of the Vets so we get the flow-on benefit.  (And, no, you do not get a refund of the full price you paid originally!)

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

President's Report & Results Mareeba 2 Feb

Today was the opening day of the 2016 season and we tried to ease you all into the new year with a 4 ball better ball. The weather was quite warm as one would expect at this time of the year and an impressive field of 87 (69 men and 18 women) made the journey to Mareeba for the occasion.

The sponsor of the day was DRUMMOND GOLF OF CAIRNS and the winners and runners up received store vouchers to spend as they wish.

Four new members were welcomed into the fold and I hope this becomes an ongoing trend so members please give us a plug at your home club.

WINNERS; Claud Clark & Brian Brown 45 points.
RUNNERS UP; Garry Castle & Mal Arthur 44 points.

NTP MEN; 4th Peter Walters, 8th Greg Gibb, 11th Eric Pilhljerta, 13th Peter Johnston..
NTP WOMEN; 4th Andrina Wilson, 8th Cathie Coverdale, 11th Suzanne Brennan,
13th May Wilkinson

43 points; Rod Cade/ Graham Morrow, Roger Smith/ Peter Doherty.
42 points; John Famularo/Frank Thelan, Dave Ingram/ Eric Pihlhjerta, Roger Smith/Lou Siedle,
41 points; Barry Butt/Peter McMenamin, Rama Naidoo/ Maurie Smith.
40 points; Alan Dwyer/ Lois Tait, Bruce Jenner/ John Sinclair, Deon & Kevin Reddicliffe,
Jim Logan/ Trevor Barry.
39 points; Merv Haines/ Peter Walters, Harvey Blanch/ John Evans
38 points; Barry Pike/ Les Doolan, Greg Gibb/ Keith Hillier, Ross White/ Russ Gill,
Barry Hartley/ Max Crimmins, Liz & Peter Edmonds.
37 points; Ian Schofield/ Wayne Petrohilos, Elaine & Vern Sandilant, Dave Jackson/ Jeff McGrath, Bob Billingham/ Brian Rowan.