Sunday, 24 December 2017

End of Year Stuff

A very Merry Xmas & safe festive season to all our members & friends.  We hope to see you all back in 2018 & if you've enjoyed your games with us, do persuade your friends to come along too.

We also have a video of the 2017 presentations if you want to see yourself in glorious technicolour -

12 – 16 NOVEMBER 2018

End your year on a high by grabbing this hot Early Bird Deal for the 2018 Australian Veteran Golfers National Championships! The count is officially on with only 10 days left until the EARLY BIRD offer of $350 pp - expires 31 December 2017.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

President's Report & Results Xmas Breakup Cairns 5 Dec

Today was the final day for the 2017 season and we celebrated in style with a 4 ball better ball stableford at the Cairns Golf Club followed by a lunch that included prawns, cold meat salad and plum pudding with custard. Thank you very much to the staff at Cairns club for the wonderful day they helped create for us. There were 80 men and 11 ladies in the field.

One of the highlights of the day was the presentation of life member certificates to Claud Clark and Shirley Fieldhouse, both of whom spoke of how pleased they were to be recognised in this way.

We always invite those people who have been kind enough to sponsor our events during the year to come along and enjoy our hospitality on this day so it was our pleasure to have Bob Westerman there to represent Golf World, Deb Duffy from Deborah Duffy Estate Agent and Darren Golder of Drummond Golf.

The sponsor for the day was DEBORAH DUFFY ESTATE AGENT and Deborah was on hand to present the prizes to the winners and runners up.


WINNERS; Ross White/ Rod Cade 45 points c/b.
SECOND; Trevor Gordon/ Darryl Caplick 45 points.
THIRD; Robin Tonks/ Dougie Christison 44 points.

MEN NTP; 5th Ross White, 8th John Tolhurst, 11th George Studham, 17th Roger Smith.

LADIES NTP; 5th & 8th Julie Wallace, 11th Andrina Wilson, 17th Lois Tait.

43 points, Ian Schofield/Ron Barnes, Gavin Smith/ John Everall, Roger Glover/ David Lawler.
42 points, Graham Real/Bill Eden, John Evans/ Dennis Vohland, John Tolhurst/Andrina Wilson,
Bob Turner/Peter Klein, Liz Edmonds/ Graeme Chappel.
41 points, David Horton/George Kyriazis, Claud Clark/Brian Brown, Kay Bergiel/Bruce Walters,
Neil Sharkey/Merv Elms, Peter Clarke/Frank Thelan, Russ Gill/Des Jones, Greg Gibb/Lois Tait.
40 points, Brian Guest/Maria Ling, Bob Westerman/Roger Smith, David Jackson/Garry Castle, Lil Benfield/Peter Edmonds, Gordon Noble/Peter Wyatt.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Next Game Xmas Breakup at Cairns 5 Dec


Our next game is our Xmas breakup final game for the season & is a 4BBB stroke round at Cairns, sponsored by Deborah Duffy Estate Agent.

This is a shotgun start at 7.30am, so please ensure you get there in plenty of time to register & get out to your tee.

Cost for the day including comp fee and meal will be $30.

Our Xmas breakup meal will follow immediately after the round, with the cost of the prawns being subsidised by us.  To avoid any problems with seating, you will be allocated a table number alongside your group when posted to the board & tables will be clearly numbered so you just have to sit down at the right one.  If a member of your group is not staying for the meal, there will be a gap at the table at which we will try to seat sponsors, so you can make them feel welcome & chat with them.

Last year there was a problem caused by a slow group.  Please note that your group is responsible for keeping up with the group in front of you, not slowing down so the group behind can keep up!  (It is the responsibility of the lowest marker in any group following a slow group to provide polite encouragement to the slow group to catch up or let you through.)

See you there.


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Tablelands Summer of Golf Program

Millaa Millaa Tues Dec 12th
Atherton Tues Dec 19th
Mareeba Tues Jan 2nd
Millaa Millaa Tues Jan 9th
Atherton Tues Jan 16th
Mareeba Tues Jan 23th
Millaa Millaa Tues Jan 30th
Atherton Tues Feb 13th
Mareeba Tues Feb 27th
Millaa Millaa Tues Mar 13th
Atherton Tues Mar 27th
Starting Time 8.30am
Seniors and all other golfers of any age from all clubs are welcome
Cost $12.00- Includes $8.00 green fees $4.00 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. If the game is cancelled due to wet weather the host club misses out the next game is as per programme
Atherton Club – 40911283
Mareeba Club – 40921528
Millaa Millaa Club - Don McHardie 40972250

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

President's Report & Results Gordonvale 28 Nov

Today was certainly our busiest day of the year beginning with the Annual General Meeting at 8 AM.
The incoming committee is as follows;
President Greg Gibb.
Vice President Robin Tonks.
Captain Russ Gill,
Vice Captain Wal Anthony,
Treasurer John Everall,
Secretary Lou Siedle,
Committee Chris Everall,
Lois Tait.
Andrina Wilson.

The other noteworthy thing out of the AGM was the unanimous vote to award life membership to Shirley Fieldhouse and Claud Clark. These two people have been stalwarts of our club for many years and it gives me great pleasure to achieve this during my term as president. We have prepared certificates to present next Tuesday.

After the meeting a field of 67 men and 14 ladies headed out for a 4ball better ball stableford shotgun start. In the place of the usual golf shop vouchers we gave store vouchers for Coles/ Myer and a host of other retailers including Kmart, Katies and a few liquor outlets, so don't be shy in letting the committee people know what you think of this idea.


WINNERS; Allan Dredge/ Darryl Chandler 48 points.
SECOND PLACE; Lois Tait/ Lou Siedle 45 points.
THIRD PLACE; Glenys & Jeff McGrath 44 points.

NTP LADIES; 5th Judy Ellis, 8th Georgie Jarred, 14th Tracey Dickinson, 17th Glynis McGrath.
NTP MEN; 5th Ross Ellen, 8th Wal Anthony, 14th Brian Brown, 17th Glynis McGrath.

43 points, Wal Anthony/Tom Stager, John & Chris Everall, Ross White/ Rod Cade, Gavin Smith/ Peter Johnston.
42 points, Vaughan Edwards/ Roger Smith, John Bawden/ Tim Hollman.
41 points, Liz & Peter Edmonds, Mike Van Cuylenburg/ Gavin Smith, Bill Matthews/ Maurie Smith, David Jackson/ Garry Castle.
40 points, Peter McMenamin/ Barry Butt, Peter Dalziel/ Trevor Barry, George Studham/ John Pilbin, Zbig Bergiel/ Doug Christison.
39 points, Graham Real/ Don Kerr, Lil Benfield/ Graeme Chappel.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Next Game Gordonvale 28 Nov


Our next game is a 4BBB stableford at Gordonvale with a shotgun start at 8.30am.

The game is preceded by our AGM at 8am, so please register in time to be seated ready for the AGM.

The course is in good condition with the greens having recently been cored, but recent rain has prevented mowing of the drains, so as usual avoid them!

After the game we have our presentations.  The trophy list is below & we would appreciate the talented/fortunate/lucky/flukey (take your pick) winners being present to receive their trophies or you may not receive them till next year, depending on how burdened the new Pres will be with his box of tricks!

A-Grade Champion Robin Tonks
A-Grade Nett Winner Lou Siedle
B-Grade Champion Mike Van Cuylenburg
B-Grade Nett Winner Peter Wyatt
C-Grade Champion Neil Sharkey
C-Grade Nett Winner Bill Leonard
Women’s Champion Andrina Wilson
Women’s Nett Winner Annette Tesch

Don Thomson Trophy (70 – 74) Lou Siedle
David Lawler Trophy (75 & over) Marcus Morse
Adrian Fay Shield Mike Van Cuylenburg
Stanton / Bailey Trophy Peter Wyatt
Ted Thomasson Shield Vern Sandilant
Men’s Consistency Peter Johnston
Women’s Consistency Andrina Wilson


A-Grade John Sinclair
B-Grade Wal Anthony
C-Grade Barry Butt
Women’s Cathy Coverdale

A-Grade John Hall
B-Grade George Cooley
C-Grade John Pilbin
Women’s Lois Tait


HOLE-IN-ONE Tim Hollman

Cathy Coverdale

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Annual General Meeting 28 Nov



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

  1.   Confirmation of the Minutes of the AGM held at the Gordonvale Golf Club on Tuesday 29th November 2016.
  1. Consideration of the President's Annual Report and adoption thereof for the year ended 31st October 2017.
  1. Presentation of the Financial Statement and Auditor’s Report and adoption for the year ended 2017.
  1. Election of members to the Management Committee 2017/18.
  1. Appointment of the Honorary Patron, Honorary Auditor, and Honorary Solicitor.
  1. Determination of amount payable for the Annual Membership Fees.
  1. Consider any Notice of Motion. (Notices to be received by Secretary by 24 Nov)
  1. Transact any General Business that may be brought forward in accordance with the Constitution of the Association.
PRESIDENT          GREG GIBB Proposed R Gill Seconded R Smith
VICE PRESIDENT ROBIN TONKS Proposed L Tait Seconded R Smith
CAPTAIN               RUSS GILL Proposed A Wilson Seconded W Anthony
VICE CAPTAIN      WAL ANTHONY Proposed L Siedle Seconded R Gill
TREASURER        JOHN EVERALL Proposed C Everall Seconded L Siedle
SECRETARY         LOUIS SIEDLE Proposed J Everall Seconded R Gill
COMMITTEE         CHRIS EVERALL Proposed J Everall Seconded L Siedle
                               LOIS TAIT Proposed A Wilson Seconded C Everall
                               ANDRINA WILSON Proposed L Tait Seconded R Tonks

Louis Siedle 
 November 2017

President's Report & Results Atherton 21 Nov

The event today was a single stableford at Atherton. The field was a disappointing 56 men and 6 ladies and given the lovely cool day and the condition of the course those who did not go were the losers.

It is with some sadness that we say goodbye to Owen and Deb who are retiring to enjoy the good life so we wish them every happiness and look forward to having them as playing members of veterans when their travels are over.

The sponsor today was CAPE YORK ACCOUNTING and the winners and runners up received vouchers to enjoy the hospitality at BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB. I thank both these organizations for their continued support of veterans golf.

Members please remember that next Tuesday is the Annual General Meeting and the 4ball shotgun start will commence immediately after the meeting so please, please be registered before 8 AM.


MENS DIV 1 WINNER; Peter Doherty 40 points.
RUNNER UP; Robin Tonks 38 points c/b.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; Brian Norris 41 points.
RUNNER UP; Allan Dredge 40 points.

MENS NTP; 3rd Ross White, 11th Peter Wyatt, 13th Lionel Law, !8th Marcus Morse.

39 points, Graeme Chappel.
38 points, Bill Matthews, Greg Gibb.
37 points, Kevin Walsh, Peter Wyatt.
36 points, Ross Ellen, Russ Gill, Peter Clarke, David Jackson.
35 points, Brian Brown, Lionel Law, Mick Grumley.
34 points, Gordon Noble, Bill Eden, Lou Siedle.
33 points, Peter Johnston, Roger Glover, Claud Clark.
32 points, Trevor Lawrence, Ross White, John Everall, Neil Stubbin, Wal Anthony, Neil Sharkey.
31 points, Russell Lawrence, David Lawler.

LADIES WINNER; Liz Edmonds 34 points.
RUNNER UP; Doreen Law 33 points.

LADIES NTP; 3rd,13th & 18th Chris (dead eye)Everall, 11th Andrina Wilson.

33 points, Chris Everall.
32 points, Lois Tait.
29 points, Andrina Wilson.
27 points, Cheryl Piccone.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

President's Report & Results Half Moon Bay 14 Nov

Today we played an individual stableford at Half Moon Bay. There were 71 men and 14 ladies in the field . Welcome to new members Doreen and Lionel Law of Half Moon Bay, I sincerely hope you enjoy playing veterans golf.

The sponsor today was GOLF WORLD of Mulgrave road Cairns and I hope the winners enjoy shopping with the vouchers they have won today.

Thank you again to Half Moon Bay Club for providing the carton of beer for a free raffle at the presentations. The lucky winner was one of our relatively new members, Arthur Buckley, here is hoping he did not drink them all on the way home.

Once again I remind members that our Annual General Meeting is to be held on 28th November at Gordonvale Golf Club and anyone interested in serving on our committee should get a nomination form from secretary Lou ASAP.

Also a reminder from Lois that if you want to order a shirt see her at next registration.  Shirts will be available in Feb on resumption of comps for 2018.


MENS DIV1 WINNER; Evert Van Kleef 39 points c/b.
RUNNER UP; Marcus Morse 39 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; John Bawden 42 points.
RUNNER UP; Brian Norris 41 points.

MENS NTP; 3rd Graeme Ross, 9th Peter Wyatt, 11th Barry Pike, 16th Evert Van Kleef.

39 points, Rod Ingram.
38 points, Rick Gooderham, Lionel Law, John Evans.
37 points, Ian Tindall, Keith Schirmer, Peter Doherty.
36 points, Peter Edmonds, Roger Glover, Greg Gibb.
35 points, Eric Pihlhjerta, Neil Hamilton.
34 points, Brian Brown, Claud Clark, Trevor Barry, Garry Castle.
33 points, Brian Rowan, Russell Lawrence, Graeme Ross, Vaughan Edwards, Yasuo Kumagae,
Tony Neilson.
32 points, Arthur Buckley, Peter Jostsons, Bill Leonard, Robin Tonks, Ian Schofield, Kevin Walsh, Dave Lawler, Alan Dwyer, David Jackson.

LADIES WINNER; Lesley Ross 35 points.
RUNNER UP; Andrina Wilson 33 points.

LADIES NTP; 4th & 9th Andrina Wilson, 11th Doreen Law, 16th Judy Ellis.

30 points, Lily Schirmer, Rosemary Barker.
29 points, Lois Tait, Edna Atkinson.
28 points, Cathie Coverdale, Kay Bergiel, Judy Ellis.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Next Game Half Moon Bay 14 Nov


Our next game is a single stableford at Half Moon Bay, sponsored by Golf World.

I'm sure the course will be as welcoming as usual so see you there.

Final shirt orders for 2017 will be taken at registration.  Cost is $35 plus $3 if you want your name on the shirt.  Lois also has one mens Pacific Blue size M shirt for sale.


PS  Other upcoming games if you are not golfed out this month:

11/12 Nov - Millaa Millaa Dairy Farmers Weekend 4 ball ambrose & single stroke.  Contact 4097 2286

18/19 Nov - Half Moon Bay Ray Howarth Memorial Open single stroke.  Contact 4055 7933

Monday, 6 November 2017

President's Report & Results Mareeba 6 Nov

The field of 70 (14 ladies & 56 men) was a little less than we usually hope for at Mareeba but I suppose that is because it is Monday and some will be having a long weekend with family. Nevertheless the course has benefited from recent rains and is very green considering we are well into the normally driest time of the year.

The sponsor today was GOLF WORLD of Cairns and the winners and runners up received store vouchers which they will hopefully put towards some new “score lowering” equipment.

I remind members that our Annual General Meeting is to be held on 28th November prior to a shotgun start at Gordonvale Golf Club, so if you enjoy “vets” as much as I do, now is the time to consider serving on our committee. We have not had any representation from the tableland clubs for a few years now so think about it guys and girls. Nomination forms will be available in the coming weeks.


MENS DIV 1 WINNER; Tim Hollman 41 points.
RUNNER UP; Ken Baker 39 points.

MENS NTP; 4th Ross White, 8th Tim Hollman, 11th Bob Billingham. 13th no one was good enough.

38 points, Les Doolan, Tom Stager.
37 points, Garry Castle, Graham Ross, Barry Butt,Graeme Chappel, Bill Leonard.
36 points, Keith Schirmer, Peter McMenamin, Mike Taylor, Peter Johnston, George Brew.
35 points, Max Smith, Peter Wyatt, Frank Thelan, Jeff McGrath, Wal Anthony, Brian King.
34 points, Brian Brown, Claud Clark.

LADIES WINNER, Jenny Albertsen 38 points.
RUNNER UP, Glynis McGrath 37 points.

LADIES NTP, 4th Kay Bergiel, 8th Chris Everall, 11th Judy Guzzwell, 13th Andrina Wilson.

35 points, Suda Woodward.
34 points, Judy Guzzwell.
33 points, Joy Evans.
32 points, Kay Bergiel.
31 points, Edna Atkinson.
30 points, Cheryl Piccone.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Next Game Mareeba MONDAY 6 Nov


In recovery from jetlag, hence this late reminder that the next game is on MONDAY at Mareeba.

The course is still dry, so plenty of run, and is otherwise in good condition.  Gaby is expecting us, so you can be sure some of her apple turnovers will be available.

The game is sponsored by Golf World.

See you there.


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Presidents Report & Results Gordonvale 31 Oct

Todays event was a single stableford at Gordonvale golf Club. The course is in superb condition after the recent rains with green fairways and excellent greens. This must surely be the first time I have ever played Gordonvale with the drain across the race track mowed all the way to the bottom. Well done to the greens staff.

We had 80 players which included 62 men and 18 ladies. Welcome to new member Kevin Walsh from Half Moon Bay.

The sponsor today was CAPE YORK ACCOUNTING who provided the Drummond vouchers presented to the winners and runners up in the three grades. I thank them for supporting our club.

Members please remember that next Tuesday is Melbourne Cup day and our game is on MONDAY at Mareeba.


MENS DIV 1 WINNER; Ross Ellen 42 points.
RUNNER UP; Greg Gibb 40 points.

MENS DIV 2 WINNER; Tom Stager 38 points.
RUNNER UP; Les Doolan 37 points.

MENS NTP; 5th & 17th Greg Gibb, 8th Gavin Smith, 12th Bill Foster.

39 points, Bob Turner.
37 points, George Studham, Wal Anthony, Eric Pihlhjerta.
36 points, Barry Pike, Ian Schofield, Peter Dalziel.
35 points, Ian Tindall, Roger Smith, Gavin Smith, Jeff McGrath, Robin Tonks.
34 points, Bob Billingham, Graeme Chappel, Ross White, John Everall.
33 points, Ron Barnes, Brian Brown, Doug Christison, Russ Gill, David Jackson, Peter Johnston, Graham Ross, Brian Norris, Bill Foster.

LADIES WINNER; Jenny Albertson 38 points.
RUNNER UP; Chris Everall 34 points.

LADIES NTP; 5th Jenny Albertson, 8th Belle Gillan, 12th Andrina Wilson, 17th Heather Foster.

33 points, Belle Gillan, Tracey Dickinson.
32 points, Kay Bergiel, Lois Tait.
31 points, Joy Evans.
30 points, Lily Schirmer, Judy Guzzwell, Lil Benfield, Andrina Wilson.


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Next Game Gordonvale 31 Oct

Greetings from Rome.

Your game next week is a single stableford at Gordonvale.

The game is sponsored by Cape York Accounting.

I've no idea what the course is like as I hear you've had some rain, but I'd still keep away from the Halloween gremlins in the drains!


PS. The game after that is our pre Melbourne Cup one at Mareeba on MON 6 Nov

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Presidents Report Vets National Champs

Far North Queensland Veterans were well represented by 18 players at the very windy and wet Gold Coast last week. There were events in handicap grades as well as age based grades and also gross and stableford. The most excitement came when Cathie Coverdale scored her first hole in one at Royal Pines so no doubt she will watch the Aus Open there next month and claim she is better than all those professionals.

Alan Dwyer; Overall mens stableford champion.
George Studham; mens 75 years and over winner.
Cathie Coverdale; womens 65-69 years winner and hole in one.
Rick Gooderham and myself (Roger) managed a NTP prize and of course Cathie won NTP with her ace.



Presidents Report & Results Atherton 24 Oct

Despite the wet conditions over the last week today turned out sunny and the Atherton course looked a picture for the 56 men and 9 ladies who greeted the starter. We are pleased to welcome six Atherton people who are either new members or old friends rejoining.

As usual Owen and Deb were up early and had everything ready for us when we arrived including coffee and carts all set to go. Thank you to both of them.

The sponsor today was GOLF WORLD of Mulgrave road Cairns and I thank them for supporting veterans golf in the region.


LADIES WINNER; Edna Atkinson 34 points c/b.
RUNNER UP; Liz Edmonds 34 points.

LADIES NTP; 3rd Andrina Wilson, 11th Edna Atkinson, 13th & 18th Liz Edmonds.

34 points, Lois Tait.
33 points, Judy Guzzwell.
32 points, Chris Everall, Andrina Wilson.
31 points, Julie Wallace.

MENS DIV 1 WINNER; Ross White 42 points.
RUNNER UP; Peter Steventon 38 points.

MENS DIV 2 WINNER; Brian Norris 36 points.
RUNNER UP; Allan Dredge 35 points.

MENS NTP. 3rd Don McHardie, 11th Ross White, 13th Brian Rowan, 18th Bruce Hunter.

37 points, Grahame Webster, Evert Van Kleef, Brian Brown.
35 points, Mick Buckley, Doug Christison.
34 points, Wal Anthony, George Atkinson.
33 points, Darryl Chandler, Alan Dwyer.
32 points, William Matthews, Russ Gill, Bill Eden, Dave Ingram, Greg Gibb, Keith Sanderson, Mick Grumley.
31 points, John Everall, Russell Wicks, Peter Wyatt, Brian Rowan, Don McHardie, Bill Leonard,
Peter Johnston.


Friday, 20 October 2017

Presidents Report & Results Cairns 17 Oct

Cairns - 17th October, 2017
It was with sadness that we learned today of the recent passing of Carol Madden, a long time member of Gordonvale Golf Club and the Far North Queensland Vets. The sympathy and thoughts of the Committee and the Membership of the Association go to her family and friends.

DEB DUFFY REAL ESTATE was our sponsor today and the Association is very grateful for her continued support. Any member contemplating selling or buying real estate is encouraged to contact Deb to see how she can help you. The 53 Men and 13 Ladies who attended Cairns Golf Club today were greeted with overcast conditions with a very light sprinkle. Unfortunately the weather deteriorated about a third of the way through the round into steady rain eventually returning to the overcast light sprinkle experienced earlier. Although the numbers were not to the level of those normally expected for Cairns, the weather, possibly coupled with the event being staged and the loss of 17 members to the Australian Vets Championships on the Gold Coast didn't help. 

In regard to the type of event we schedule, at the A.G.M. it is hoped a survey will be handed out seeking Member's opinions on a variety of topics, including the type of events we play, their regularity and popularity. All suggestions will be actively considered with the idea of creating a program for 2018 which might encourage more older golfers to join our organisation.

A number of the Committee, including President Roger, were absent at the Championships but the remaining Committee Members pitched in and each added different roles to their normal duties. Wal Anthony took over handing out the balls to previous winners, As well as “subbing” for President Roger, I went out and put out the N.T.P.'s. Russell, together with his Captain's role, took over as the “scribe” of the white board as well as distributing the cards to the playing groups, a job normally performed by two of our Committee. (It makes one wonder what they actually do for the big money they're getting paid). 

A special thanks must go to Darryl De Clifford who assisted Chris Everall in the Treasurer's role. One might ask, “Where was John, our Treasurer?” If you were thinking that he was down at the Gold Coast with the others, the answer is “No”. He was actually returning to Kewarra Beach to pick up his wife's golf clubs which he had forgotten to put in the car with his clubs.

We also would like to welcome a new member, Mike Hawney from Cairns who brings our membership up to 186 men and 53 ladies, a total of 239.

Next game will be at Atherton and with the sun coming up earlier and the cooler (but not cold) conditions on the Tablelands, we're hoping for a good turnout.


Results: Four Ball Best Ball Multiplier.
1st: Gordon Noble and Peter Wyatt – 73 points.
2nd: Bob Turner and Greg Gibb – 65 points (on a Count Back)
Ball Rundown:
65 Points: Peter McMenanin and Graham Ross.
56 Points: Ian McLeod-Carey and Brian Norris, Maurie Smith ans Bill Matthews.
54 Points: Evert Van Kleef and Marcos Morse, Neil Sharkey and Bill Eden.
53 Poinrts: Tracey Dickinson and Ross Ellen, Jim Logan and John Pilbin. 
52 Points: Ken Baker and Roger Glover, Neil Hamilton and David Lawler.
51 Points: Liz and Peter Edmonds.
50 Points: Darryl Chandler and Allan Dredge.
47 Points: Claud Clark and Brian Brown.
Ladies Nearest to Pins:
5th and 8th : Judy Guzzwell. 11th : Belle Gillan. 17th : May Wilkinson.
Mens Nearest to Pins
5th : Allan Dredge. 8th : Darryl Chandler. 11th : Tim Hollman. 17th : Maurie Smith


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Next Game Cairns 17 Oct


Our next game is at Cairns & is a 4 Ball Multiplier.

This wonderful game can make or break friendships quite quickly but can be fun if you retain your sense of humour, which after all is what golf is all about, although sometimes we need to be reminded of that! 

To remind you of the comp, you need to keep both your scores on the one card, your stableford points will be multiplied by your partners points, eg; 3 times 3= 9 points for the team, but 3 times 0 is a wipe so both players need to be “on the ball”. Your individual score will still be handicapped so all is not lost if your partner is not much chop.

Many of the committee will be away competing in the Nationals or on holiday, so please give Russ & the remaining workers a hand if they need it.


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

President's Report & Results Mareeba 10 Oct

Today was a single stableford event at Mareeba Golf Club and a small field of 63 men and 17 ladies enjoyed perfect conditions on a course that was nowhere near as dry as one might have thought given the lack of rain. The fairways were quite lush and only the wayward golfers found themselves on bare ground.

The sponsor today was CAPE YORK ACCOUNTING and I thank them for the support shown to veterans golf.

Next Tuesday we play at Cairns and the event is 4 ball multiplier. This means your stableford points will be multiplied by your partners points, eg; 3 times 3= 9 points for the team, but 3 times 0 is a wipe so both players need to be “on the ball”. Your individual score will still be handicapped so all is not lost if your partner is not much chop.

I am accumulating quite a stock of lost property including a new glove and an insulated drink bottle from Babinda and a few iron covers from today so please see Greg at the desk next week if you own any of these.


MENS DIV1 WINNER; Brian Brown 37 points c/b.
RUNNER UP; Evert Van Kleef 37 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; Peter Edmonds 41 points.
RUNNER UP; Bruce Jenner 37 points.

MENS NTP; 4th Brian Brown, 8th Tom Stager, 11th Ian Tindall, 13th John Famularo.

37 points, Brian Norris, William Matthews.
36 points, Alan Dwyer, Wal Anthony.
35 points, Gary Castle, Jim Logan, Ian Schofield, Greg Gibb, Doug Christison, Harvey Blanche, Cec Turner.
34 points, Darryl Chandler, David Lawler, Rick Gooderham, Ross Ellen, Robin Tonks.
33 points, Gordon Noble, Ken Baker, Barry Butt, Jack Dempsey, Ian Tindall, Roger Smith,
Max Crittenden, Vern Sandilant.
32 points, Alan Dredge, George Atkinson, Peter McMemamin, John Familaro, Bob Billingham,
Harry Ali Khan, Peter Johnston.

LADIES WINNER; Joy Evans 41 points.
RUNNER UP; Judy Ellis 38 points.

LADIES NTP; 4th & 11th Chris Everall, 8th Jane Taylor, 13th Andrina Wilson.

35 points, Julie Wallace, Suda Woodward.
34 points, Jane Taylor, Jenny Albertson, Kay Bergiel.
31 points, Liz Edmonds, Chris Everall.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Next Game Mareeba 10 Oct


Our game next week is a single stableford at Mareeba.

I'm told the fairways are green & the greens are holding, so come & enjoy the game & some of Gabi's turnovers!

The game is sponsored by Cape York Accounting.

See you there.


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

President's Report & Results Babinda 3 Oct

Today we traveled to Babinda for the final round of the Patrons Trophy and the winner of that will be announced in due course. Once again we scored a fine day and although I did put my brolly up at one stage, it was just a short shower. The day did however remind us that winter is over for another year and the humidity of summer is fast approaching.

As I am sure most of you know, Babinda Golf Club is run totally by the members and helpers, so the course is a credit to the work and dedication of a mere handful of people. On behalf of FNQ vets I thank them and the clubhouse helpers for their efforts.

The sponsor today was our vice captain and Babinda member Wal Anthony of HERITAGE CABINETS . Wal has donated 2 very attractive timber coffee tables for the ladies and mens winners as well as a dozen balls each for the runners up.

The field today was 45 men and 11 ladies and we welcome one new member in Gavin Smith of Mareeba.
Membership for 2017 currently stands at 238 which is one more than the same time last year.

MENS WINNER; Chris Hannam 41 points.
RUNNER UP; Gordon Noble 38 points .

MENS NTP; 2/11 Noel Webster, 5/14 Robin Tonks.

37 points, John Gregan, Peter Penny.
36 points, Ross Ellen, Wal Anthony.
34 points, Bob Billingham.
33 points, Bob Turner, Alan Dwyer, Peter Johnston, Bill Matthews.
32 points, Garry Castle, Marcus Morse, Evert Van Kleef, Rod Ingram.
31 points, Peter Edmonds, Max Smith.
30 points, Roger Smith, George Brew, Tom Stager, Michael Taylor, John Everall.

LADIES WINNER; Julie Wallace 38 points.
RUNNER UP; Andrina Wilson 32 points.

LADIES NTP; 2/11 Chris Everall, 4/13 Judy Guzzwell.

31 points, Edna Atkinson, Lil Benfield.
29 points, Jane Taylor, Tracey Dickinson, May Wilkinson.
28 points, Lois Tait.