Tuesday, 21 February 2017

President's Report & Results Gordonvale 21 Feb

Today we played our first single stableford event for the season and a field of 54 men and 22 ladies enjoyed a lovely day at Gordonvale Golf Club.

The course is in good condition although the ball needed to be hit all the way as there is not much run on the fairways as can be seen by the scores returned below. I would like to remind all golfers that you are not going to win anything if you don't hand in your card. Vice President/ acting Treasurer Greg protested when he was not awarded a ball and was promptly given one to stop the wailing. Shortly after he returned it because his card was still in his hip pocket!!

The sponsor for today was KENNEDY'S BETTA HOME LIVING of Mcleod street Cairns, and we are pleased to have them as sponsors again this year.


MENS DIV 1 WINNER, Ross White 36 points.
RUNNER UP, David Lawler 35 points.
MENS DIV 2 WINNER:  Rod Ingram 38 points  
RUNNER UP:  Harvey Blanch 36 points c/b

MENS NTP, 5th Ron Barnes, 8th Peter Wyatt, 14th Ross White, 17th Robin Tonks.

36 points; Graham Morrow.
35 points; Kevin Ranger, George Atkinson.
34 points; Bill Foster, Ian Schofield,Rod Cade, Keith Schirmer, Eric Pihlhjerta.
33 points; Lou Siedle, Bob Turner.
32 points; Neil Sharkey, Robin Tonks.
31points; Graham Ross, Tom Stager, Gary Long, Rick Gooderham, John Gregan.
30 points; Allan Dwyer, Peter McMenamin, Des Jones, Barry Butt, Roger Smith.

WOMENS WINNER, Cathie Coverdale 33 points.
WOMENS RUNNER UP, Georgie Jarrad 30 points.

WOMENS NTP, 5th & 14th Cathie Coverdale, 8th Betty Lou Pitt, 17th Belle Gillan.

30 points; Judith Guzzwell.
28 points; Heather Forster, Jenny Albertsen, Kay Bergiel.
27 points; Joy Evans, Suda Woodward, Belle Gillan.
26 points; Doreen Minning, Lily Schirmer, Andrina Wilson.
25 points; Lil Benfield, Di Diversi.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Next Game Gordonvale 21 Feb


Our game next Tuesday is a single stableford at Gordonvale, sponsored by Kennedys Betta Home Living.   (Btw, if you get a voucher & go into any sponsor's premises, please make a point of introducing yourself as a member of FNQVGA & thanking them for their support.  A little thanks & recognition goes a long way towards ensuring continued support.)

The course is in good condition, but without much run & with water still in the drains along with thick rough.  The greens are the best they've been for some time. Hopefully we won't get too much rain beforehand so the mowing regime can keep up with the grass growth.

Also, Trevor Miller, the Captain at Gordonvale has offered a prize for the best male & female golfers based on their scores over the 7 games played there.  Full details are still to be settled, but the prize is likely to be a Gordonvale shirt.

See you there.


PS  For those wanting to fit in another game, the first round of the FNQ Drummond Golf Cup is next month.  They advise:

On Sunday 26th March we'll be running the first round of our four part Far North Queensland Drummond Golf Cup at Atherton Golf Club

The day's format will be an Individual Stableford event with both Men's and Women's A, B and C Grade divisions. All players must hold AGU Golflink handicaps. There will also be great prizes and Nearest The Pin competitions on all par 3's! Come and be part of this exciting new event and support golf courses in Far North Queensland! 

To download an entry form click on the link below or for more information contact the team at Cairns on (07) 4041 4223 or email cairns@drummondgolf.com.

Friday, 10 February 2017



Remember that our next game is not next week but the week after.  (However, if you turn up a week early I'm sure Gordonvale will welcome you for a social game!)

Dates to put in your diaries are 25-28 May, when the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games are held here in Cairns.  Golf is one of the games & Half Moon Bay will be the host course.  Details & registration forms are at http://www.gbrmg.com.au/.

Greg Ferry advises 'On Thursday 25th May we have a 12.00noon shotgun start 4 person Ambrose Event. On Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th May we have an Individual stableford event with tee times from 8.00am to 12.00noon.'


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

President's Report & Results Mareeba 7 Feb

Today was the opening day of our 2017 season and we began with a 4 ball better ball at Mareeba Golf Club. We were fortunate to be playing Mareeba as they have not had the amount of rain the coastal clubs have endured so the course was quite playable, although playing a little longer than usual.

There were 57 men and 10 women in the field today which was a little disappointing considering many golfers have been missing their game lately due to the weather. Hopefully the field will increase in a fortnight at Gordonvale and don't forget the tableland summer golf is at Millaa Millaa next Tuesday.

We are pleased to welcome 2 new members, being Russ Carlyon from Bowen club (although resident in Cairns) and Judy Gusswell from Gordonvale.

The sponsor for today was CAZALY'S AFL CLUB and we are pleased to present the winners and runners up with meal vouchers redeemable at Barassi's restaurant at Cazaly's.


WINNERS; Jim Logan & Vaughan Edwards 43 points.

RUNNERS UP; Harvey Blanch & Rick Gooderham 42 points c/b

NEAREST THE PINS MEN; 4th Greg Gibb, 8th Brian Brown, 13th Marcus Morse.
WOMEN; 4th Andrina Wilson, 8th Jenny Albertson, 13th Jothi Naidoo.

42 points, Lou Siedle & Graham Chappel.
41 points, Ian Schofield & Ron Barnes, Evert Van Kleef & Marcus Morse.
40 points, Keith & Lily Schirmer, Andrina Wilson & Robin Tonks.
39 points, Roger Smith & Russell Carlyon, Greg Gibb & Robin Tonks.
38 points, Bruce Jenner & Frank Thelan, Rod Cade & Graham Morrow, Rama & Jothi Naidoo,
Peter Johnson & Ian Tindall, Lois Tait & Di Diversi, Dennis & Maurie Lankester.
37 points, Graham Ross & John Evans, Tom Stager & Garry Castle, Allan Dredge & Peter Wyatt
36 points, Don Thomson & Keith Sanderson

Monday, 6 February 2017

Mareeba Good to Go


Mareeba is in good condition & carts are allowed on the course.

They have not had as much rain as the rest of us down here, so see you there bright & early tomorrow.