Tuesday, 30 May 2017

President's Report & Results Half Moon Bay 30 May

Today was another stableford round to count toward our ongoing Ted Thomasson Trophy. A field of 77 men and 19 ladies entered at Half Moon Bay and among those we welcomed new members Alan Moloney of RAAF Williamtown and Russell Wicks of Mareeba.

The sponsor today was GOLF WORLD OF CAIRNS and we were pleased to have Bob Westerman join the field as their representative. I hope that our members support the businesses that make our club viable whenever possible.

I played at the rear of the field today and was disappointed at the number of spike scuffs on the greens, particularly around the cup, so please golfers, if you do happen to drag your foot, tap the marks down for those coming behind. There was a pair of prescription sunglasses found on the course today so the owner can get them next week or contact me on 40394928.

Today is the last time we will see captain Russ Gill for 6 weeks as he is off swanning around the USA but we are lucky to have vice captain Wal Anthony standing in most weeks. Have a great trip Russ.


MENS DIV1 WINNER; Keith Hillier 41 points.
RUNNER UP; Keith Schirmer 39 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; Peter Jostsons 38 points.
RUNNER UP; Don Freeman 38 points.

MENS NTP; 3rd George Cooley, 9th Alan Dwyer, 11th Keith Schirmer, 16th Darryl deClifford.

37 points, Claud Clark, Bill Eden.
36 points, Tom Stager, Russ Gill, Frank Thelan, Marcus Morse, Darryl deClifford, George Studham.
35 points, Bob Turner, Greg Gibb, Ian McLeod-Carey, Ross White, David Jackson.
34 points, Vern Sandilant, Wal Anthony, John Evans,Bob Westerman, John Pilbin, Ron Sylvester, George Brew, David Ingram.
33 points, Harvey Blanch, Graham Chappel, Alan Dwyer, Roger Smith, Brian Norris, John Bawden, Neil Sharkey.
32 points, Barry Pike, Tim Hollman, Peter Johnston, Brian Brown, Lou Siedle.

LADIES WINNER; Georgie Jarred 38 points.
RUNNER UP; Liz Edmonds 36 points.

LADIES NTP; 4th Tracy Dickinson, 9th Judy Guzzwell, 16th Andrina Wilson.

35 points, Judy Ellis.
33 points, Lily Schirmer, Doreen Minning, Chris Everall.
32 points, Rosemary Barker, Lil Benfield.
31 points, Sue Taylor.
30 points, Suda Woodward, Andrina Wilson.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Next Game Half Moon Bay 30 May


Our next game is a single stableford at Half Moon Bay & the second round for the Ted Thomasson trophy.

I'm advised the course is in good condition, especially as it is hosting the golfers in Great Barrier Reef Masters Games at present.

The game is sponsored by GOLF WORLD CAIRNS.

See you there.


PS Congratulations to John Famularo who was runner up in C grade in the State Championships at Maroochy River earlier this month.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

President's Report & Results Gordonvale 23 May

A beautiful day dawned today for our game at Gordonvale and a course in very good condition greeted our field of 78 players, including 7 ladies. The event was a 4BBB Aggregate Stableford and it was great to see two Ladies, Judy Guzzwell and May Wilkinson, walk away with the Runners Up prize.

The event today was sponsored by HEALTH AND FITNESS SOLUTIONS and the principal of the business, Scott Payne joined a number of Committee Members in our field today for what turned out to be a very enjoyable game. Prior to the presentation of trophies, Scott delivered a brief resume of what his business does and what it can do to help “older” members of our community to remain active. This includes exercise/rehabilitation programs, including cardiac recovery programs as well as talks on nutrition. If any member is thinking of steps along any of these paths, Health and Fitness Solutions would make an ideal partner.

Some sad news revolved around the passing, on Saturday, of Dave Sloss, a former veteran golfer. Dave was a Life Member and previous Captain of Half Moon Bay Golf Club and an inveterate traveller when it came to following the Vets circuit. He ceased playing in the Vets a number of years ago when his wife became ill although he retained a keen interest in what was going on in our organisation. He would have been more widely known by the “older” generation of Veteran Golfers. Our thought are with his wife, Doris, and the rest of his family.

President Roger, who at the present in swanning around Golf Courses on the Gold Coast and Northern N.S.W. will be back in the saddle next week for our game at Half Moon Bay. The event will be a Single Stableford and the second round of the Ted Thomasson Trophy.

N.B. Don't forget that Half Moon Bay put on a FREE raffle for a carton of beer for those who stay for the Presentation of Trophies.

Vice President


1st: 75 points - Dave Ingram and Doug Christison
2nd: 69 points - Judy Guzzwell and May Wilkinson

Ball Rundown:

66 points: Garry Long/Erik Pihlhjerta, John Bawden/Tim Holman, Geoff Pratt/George Atkinson,
Roger Glover/Dave Lawler.
65 points: Graham Webb/Yasuo Kumagae, Darryl DeClifford/George Brew.
64 points: Brian Norris/Russ Gill, Liz & Peter Edmonds.
63 points: George Studham/John Pilbin.
62 points: Graham Ross/Rod Ingram, Lou Siedle/Scott Payne, Greg Gibb/John Everall.
61 points: Dave Bennett/John Gregan, Ross White/Max Smith.
60 points; Tom Stager/Wal Anthony, Graeme Chappel/Merv Haines

N.T.P.'s Ladies: 5th Tracy Dickinson, 8th Liz Edmonds, 14th May Wilkinson, 17th Glynis McGrath.
N.T.P.'s Mens: 5th George Studham, 8th Tim Hollman, 11th George Studham, 17th Chris Hannam

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Next Game Gordonvale 23 May


Our game next week is a relaxing 4B Aggregate stableford at Gordonvale (you & your partner add your scores).

The course is in good condition with some run appearing at last, although the recent rain has filled the drains in part.

The game is sponsored by Health & Fitness Solutions.

Please note that the Gillies Range road will be closed for works 21-26 May from 630pm to 5am, so there may be delays in some areas after those times.

See you there.


PS For those looking for additional games, Ingham Veterans Golf Open is on 24-26 July with nominations closing on 14 July.  Details & nomination forms are available from QVGU at www.qvgu.com.au/news or email the Secretary at misudann@bigpond.net.au

2017 Wintersun Veterans Golf Carnival commences in Proserpine on 7th August 2017 and concludes in Mackay on the 15th August 2017.  Nomination forms are available from www.mackaygolf.com.au.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

President's Report & Results Mareeba 16 May

We were pleased to have a field of 19 ladies and 77 men totaling 96 at Mareeba today and to anyone who did not go, I regret to inform you that you missed a great day. The course is in immaculate condition with ample run on the fairways for us old guys, and Mareeba turned on a fabulous day to go with it.

The event today was a stableford and is the first round of the Ted Thomasson Memorial Shield. This is one of our major events for each season and the best 3 scores from the 5 nominated rounds will decide the winner.

We are pleased to have registered two new members today in Nemsie Tuitoga of Cairns and Waza Berry from Half Moon Bay.

Sponsor today was CAZALYS AFL CLUB and our thanks go to them for the meal vouchers that the winners and runners up took home.

The game next Tuesday at Gordonvale and is an aggregate stableford which means that you will need a partner and your stableford points will be combined, hole by hole. You can still be handicapped as you need to finish each hole. Of course you can still come if you have no pre arranged partner, we will soon find someone who loves you!!


MENS DIV1 WINNER; Doug Christison 40 points.
RUNNER UP; Ken Baker 39 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; Rod Cade 40 points c/b.
RUNNER UP; Bob Billingham 40 points.

MENS NTP; 4th Geoff Barford, 8th Ken Baker, 11th John Gregan, 13th Russ Gill.

38 points, John Evans.
37 points, Nemsie Tuitoga, Michael Taylor, Graham Morrow, Vern Sandilant, Geoff Barford,
Darryl Caplick.
36 points, Dennis Lankester, Brian Brown, George Brew.
35 points, Marcus Morse, Brian Rowan, Peter Klein.
34 points, Gordon Noble.
33 points, Les Doolan, Peter Johnston, Peter Jostsons, Lou Siedle, George Atkinson, Wal Anthony, Roger Smith.
32 points, Harry Ali Khan, Bill Foster, Peter Dalziel, Dave Ingram, John Sinclair, Allan Dwyer.
31 points, Roger Glover, John Gregan, Ross White, Peter Edmonds, Dave Lawler, Bill Eden.

LADIES WINNER; Annette Tesch 41 points.
RUNNER UP; Choo Lim 36 points c/b.

LADIES NTP; 4th Andrina Wilson, 8th Liz Edmonds, 11th Annette Tesch, 13th Choo Lim.

36 points, Chris Everall, Sue Taylor.
33 points, Andrina Wilson, Judy Guzzwell.
32 points, Lois Tait.
31 points, Kay Bergiel.
30 points, Liz Edmonds.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Next Game Mareeba 16 May


Our game next week is the first round of the Ted Thomasson trophy, a single stableford at Mareeba.

I'm advised the course is in good condition & the game is sponsored by Cazalys AFL.

See you there.


PS FNQ Golf advises of the following comps:

1.  2017 Golf World FNQ Championships and Isuzu Queensland Open Regional Qualifier
1st and 2nd July 2017
Mossman Golf Club, QLD
Visit the website of the host club – Mossman Golf Club, QLD

 2.  Entry into the 2017 FNQ Golf Championships can now only be done online via the Mitournament website (online) https://www.mitournament.com/tournament/intro?execution=e2s1.

If you have not entered via this online portal you will need to register and have a valid GOLF Link Number and Email address.

Any queries contact http://www.fnqgolf.com.au/

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Presidents Report and Results 9th May 2017

Today we played an individual stableford event at the Cairns Golf Club. The greens were in excellent condition and quite speedy if one was left with a downhill putt. The fairways are also very good but suffering from recent rain, which made the course very long for some of us oldies.

We welcome two new members today in Ian Tracey from Wauchope and Peter Murphy from Adelaide. It was pleasing to see the field exceed the 100 mark for the first time this season with 16 ladies and 86 men tackling the course on a lovely Autumn day.

The sponsor today was DEBORAH DUFFY ESTATE AGENT and our thanks go to Deb for the continuing support of or club.


MENS DIV1 WINNER;   Evert Van Kleef  43 points.
RUNNER UP;  Robin Tonks  39 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER;  Rod Cade 37 points c/b.
RUNNER UP;  Bill Foster  37 points.

MENS NTP;  5th Rod Cade, 8th Russ Gill, 11th Robin Tonks, 17th Dennis Vohland.

37 points,  Allan Dwyer.
36 points,  Rama Naidoo, David Jackson, Russ Gill, Peter Dalziel.
35 points,  Geoff Maguire, Ian McLeod-Carey, Peter Johnston.
34 points,  Wal Anthony, Ross White, George Studham, Gordon Noble.
33 points,  Ian Treacy, John Everall, Garry Castle, John Evans.
32 points,  Doug Christison, Vince Agius, Geoff Barford, Peter Jostsons, Keith Hillier, David Ingram, Rod Ingram, Bob Turner, Bruce Walters.
31 points,  Tim Holman, George Atkinson, Zbig Bergiel, Keith Schirmer, Peter Wyatt, Darryl deClifford.
30 points,  Denis Lankester, John Gregan, Peter Klein, Max Smith.

LADIES WINNER;  Lil Benfield 34 points.
RUNNER UP;  Claire Hannan  32 points.

LADIES NTP; 5th & 8th Lil Benfield, 11th Judy Guzzwell, 17th Annette Tesch.

32 points,  Andrina Wilson.
31 points,  May Wilkinson, Judy Ellis.
29 points,  Judy Guzzwell, Judy Ellen.
28 points,  Chris Everall, Lily Schirmer, Choo Lim.

Saturday, 6 May 2017


Hi golfers,
Our game this Tuesday is a single stableford consistency event at Cairns. The course is reported to be in great condition and our sponsor is DEB DUFFEY ESTATE AGENT.
I look forward to seeing a good field there.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

President's Report & Results Atherton 2 May

Today we played an individual stableford event at Atherton in beautiful conditions, the weather was mild and the course looked a picture. There was 55 men and 7 ladies, which was, once again a little disappointing but we know that some of our ladies are living it up on the courses of the gold Coast.

We welcome three new members, Darryl Chandler of Moorabool as well as Jane and Michael Taylor of Half Moon Bay. I hope you all had an enjoyable day.

The sponsor today was GOLF WORLD OF CAIRNS and thanks go to them for the store vouchers presented to the winners and runners up.

LADIES WINNER; Lily Schirmer 39 points.
RUNNER UP; Judy Guzzwell 36 points.

LADIES NTP; 3rd & 13th Liz Edmonds, 11th & 18th Jane Taylor

36 points, Liz Edmonds.
35 points, Sue Taylor.
32 points, Jane Taylor.
31 points, Julie Wallace, Judy Ellis.

MENS DIV1 WINNER; Dennis Lankester 42 points.
RUNNER UP; Doug Christison 37 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; Peter Johnston 40 points.c/b
RUNNER UP; Bruce Jenner 40 points c/b.

MENS NTP; 3rd Robin Tonks, 11th Brian Norris, 13th Bruce Magill, 18th Allan Dwyer.

40 points, Dave Ingram c/b
38 points, Bill Eden, Frank Thelan, Michael Taylor.
37 points, George Brew, John Gregan.
36 points, Keith Sanderson, Peter Wyatt, Peter Edmonds, Neil Stubbin.
35 points, Allan Dwyer, Graham Morrow, Robin Tonks, Roger Smith.
34 points, John Everall, Bruce Magill,Mick Grumley, Neil Sharkey,Darryl Chandler, Graeme Chappel, Marcus Morse, Max Smith, Greg Gibb.