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.