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.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Next Game Mareeba 11 Oct & Current Savannah Cup Leaders


Our game next week is a single stableford at Mareeba.

The game is sponsored by Golf World.

The course had plenty of run last time we played there, so I expect we will still be pleasantly surprised at the distance we get.

See you there.


Current Savannah Cup Leaders

Betty Lou PITT 4,982.00 Robin TONKS 2,259.12
Lily SCHIRMER 4,729.50 Lou SIEDLE 2,141.79
Andrina WILSON 3,582.25 David JACKSON 1,827.50
Lois TAIT 2,807.50 John EVERALL 1,823.14
Judy ELLIS 2,561.10 James LOGAN 1,734.60
Christine EVERALL 2,542.50 Russell GILL 1,710.59
Jothi NAIDOO 2,292.50 Greg GIBB 1,679.17
Robyn HARPER 2,228.10 Keith SCHIRMER 1,572.10
Elizabeth EDMONDS 2,093.60 John GREGAN 1,450.27
Lillian BENFIELD 1,882.10 Peter DOHERTY 1,424.00


We have four houses in various stages of construction and several homes, both new and pre-loved, open for viewing. Furthermore there are still a couple of amazing bargains to be had on the last two blocks in Stage 1 and some really lovely perimeter blocks available in Stage 2.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Savannah Cup Leaders as at 30 Sep

Betty Lou PITT 4,732.00 Robin TONKS 2,100.79
Lily SCHIRMER 4,329.50 Lou SIEDLE 2,088.29
Andrina WILSON 3,582.25 John EVERALL 1,789.64
Lois TAIT 2,807.50 David JACKSON 1,772.50
Judy ELLIS 2,481.10 James LOGAN 1,734.60
Christine EVERALL 2,430.00 Russell GILL 1,710.59
Robyn HARPER 2,228.10 Greg GIBB 1,625.67
Jothi NAIDOO 2,217.50 Keith SCHIRMER 1,537.10
Elizabeth EDMONDS 2,093.60 John GREGAN 1,400.27
Lillian BENFIELD 1,882.10 Peter DOHERTY 1,329.00


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Secretary's Report & Results Babinda 4 Oct

Secretary's Report &
Results of the Single Stableford
Played on 4th October 2016
at Babinda Golf Club
58 Players

Secretary's Report

In the absence of Pres Roger, who now has the flu, below is my report & thanks to Greg Gibb for doing the Captain's job in place of Russ who is away too.

This was the final round of the Patron's trophy & we hope to get the results of that to you shortly. We had a rather disappointing rollup of 45 Men & 13 ladies on a sunny but hot day, which saw a few pull out after the first 9, so only one grade was awarded for men. Jothi Naidoo's knee gave out resulting on a trip to the doctor, so we wish her a speedy recovery.

Thanks to Babinda ladies Bernadette & Patsy for looking after us well as usual with sandwiches etc. The fairways were in in great condition, but the greens had suffered from the prolonged overcast & proved a real test, but it was the same for everyone.

The day was sponsored by Cape York Accounting & we thank them for their support.

Our next game is a single stableford at Mareeba.

Louis Siedle


Men's Winner Div 1: Evert van Kleef 36 points c/b
Men's Runner up Div 1: George Atkinson 36 points

Ball Rundown
35 points: Dave Ingram, John Pilbin
34 points: Peter Doherty, Wal Anthony
33 points: Garry Castle, Robin Tonks
32 points: Marcus Morse, Harvey Blanch, Brian Rowan, Bill Eden
31 points: George Studham, Maurie Smith, Alan Dwyer
30 points: Dave Jackson
29 points: Greg Gibb, Lou Siedle
28 points: Brian Norris
27 points: Graham Ross, Tom Stager, John Gregan

NTPs men: 2nd Marcus Morse, 4th & 5th Garry Castle

Women's Winner: Lilly Schirmer 27 points
Women's Runner up: May Wilkinson 26 points

Ball Rundown:
26 points: Betty Lou Pitt
25 points: Deon Reddicliffe
23 points: Chris Everall, Edna Atkinson

NTPs women: 2nd Joy Evans, 4th Edna Atkinson, 5th Deon Reddicliffe