Thursday, 29 June 2017

NEXT GAME 4th July.

Hi golfers,
Our game on Tuesday is at Cairns and is a stableford event for the Ted Thomasson trophy. I had the pleasure of a game at Cairns last Friday and can testify that the course is excellent.
I look forward to seeing you all there,

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

President's Report & Results Half Moon Bay 27 June

Today we were elated to have 121 players for our stableford event at Half Moon Bay, this is easily our largest field for the season so far so the bar is set very high for Cairns next Tuesday. There were 98 men and 23 ladies and this included 10 new members from as far away as Green Beach inTasmania, Yallourn in Victoria, Charlestown, Cobram Barooga, Fox Hills, Kooralbyn Valley and right here at Half Moon Bay. With this little influx our membership has risen to 205 so far this year.

Our thanks go to Half Moon Bay club for making the course available to us and also for donating a carton of beer for a free raffle. The winner was Edna Atkinson so George will be pickled for several days. Thanks also to Mike and Gordon for cooking the hamburgers, I am told they sold out!!

The sponsor today was DRUMMOND GOLF OF CAIRNS and, once again I wish to convey my thanks to them for the vouchers and I hope our members will remember to support those businesses who keep our club viable.


MENS DIV1 WINNER;  Garry Long  39 points.
RUNNER UP;  Maurie Lankester 38 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER;  P Murdoch 41 points.
RUNNER UP;  Bruce Walters 39 points.

MENS NTP; 3rd Robin Tonks, 9th John Evans, 11th Marcus Morse, 16th Garry Long.

38 points, S Edwards, Merv Elms, A Maloney.
37 points, Peter Wyatt, Tim Holland, Marcus Morse, John Everall, George Atkinson, Neil Sharkey.
36 points, Graham Webb, John Tolhurst, Roger Smith.
35 points, Des Jones, Neil Hamilton, Keith Hillier.
34 points, Jim Logan, Barry Pike, Trevor Gordon, Dennis Lankester, Rod Ingram.
33 points, Brian Rowan, Graham Ross, John Bawden, Peter Johnston, Bob Turner, Peter Klein, John Gregan.
32 points, John Evans, Ross White, Tom Finch, George Brew, George Cooley, Ron Sylvester,
Darryl deClifford, Steve Pawlin.
31 points, Frank Thelan, John Lucas, Peter Dalziel.

LADIES WINNER;  Lil Benfield  36 points. C/b
RUNNER UP; Chris Everall 36 points.

LADIES NTP;  4th Tracey Dickison, 9th Lil Benfield, 11th Liz Edmonds,  16th Annette Tesch.

35 points,  Annette Tesch.
33 points,  Lily Schirmer.
31 points, Edna Atkinson.
29 points,  Cathie Coverdale, Liz Edmonds.
28 points,  Rhoda Penrana, Judy Ellis, Trish George, Andrina Wilson

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Next Game Half Moon Bay 27 June


Our game next week is a single stableford Consistency event at Half Moon Bay.

I'm told there are no problems with the course, apart from the usual hazards of course!

Sponsor for the day is Drummond Golf Cairns.

See you there.


PS  If you want to enter for the FNQ Golf Championships at Mossman on 1/2 July, entry forms are at

PPS Don't forget, Lois is taking orders for club shirts now.  If you want one, see her at registration.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

President's Report & Results Gordonvale 20 June

Today we played a single stableford event at Gordonvale to count toward the Consistency trophy. The course is in excellent condition and the weather was pleasant to say the least. 

We had a field of 71 men and 18 ladies which included 3 visitors in Col Billingham, Keith Dudgeon and Geoff Palmer, welcome to those people as well as new members, Peter Anderson, Lesley Ross and Carol Howard. It was also good to see Tom and Marg Finch back for their annual pilgrimage north.

The sponsor today was DRUMMOND GOLF OF CAIRNS and I thank them for the store vouchers that the winners and runners up received.


MENS DIV1 WINNER; Greg Gibb 38 points. Note that Greg was only 2 strokes off scoring his age.
RUNNER UP; Jeff McGrath 36 points c/b.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; Darryl deClifford 43 points.
RUNNER UP; Bruce Walters 40 points.

MENS NTP; 5th Gordon Smith, 8th Jim Logan, 17th Merv Elms.

38 points, Grahame Webb.
36 points, David Jackson, Brian Rowan.
35 points, Alan Moloney, Lou Siedle.
34 points, Robin Tonks, Bob Turner, Tim Holman, John Famularo, Doug Christison, Ross White.
33 points, John Everall, John Gregan, Alan Dwyer, Peter Edmonds.
32 points, Denis Vohland, George Atkinson, Max Smith, Geoff Pratt, Graham Ross, David Lawler,
Rod Ingram, Frank Thelan, Zbig Bergiel.
31 points, Dave Ingram, Craig Alman, Keith Dudgeon, Gordon Smith, Barry Butt, Rama Naidoo,
Noel Webster.

LADIES WINNER, Cathie Coverdale 34 points c/b.
RUNNER UP, Lesley Ross 34 points.

LADIES NTP, 5th Edna Atkinson, 8th Andrina Wilson, 14th Kathy Smith, 17th Margaret Finch.

32 points, Glynis McGrath, Andrina Wilson.
30 points, Lois Tait.
29 points, Julie Wallace, Edna Atkinson,Liz Edmonds, Kay Bergiel, Suda Woodward.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Next Game Gordonvale 20 June


Our next game is a single stableford Consistency event at Gordonvale, sponsored by Drummond Golf Cairns.

The course should be in great condition as it is hosting the Lord Mayor's Charity day on 16 June & the second rounds of its own Championships on 17/18 June.

However, as usual the drains are places to be avoided!  There is still some water in places & the rough on the banks, although mown where possible, is quite thick.

See you there.


PS  Lois is taking orders for club shirts at registration over the next couple of weeks, so if you want a quality shirt for a very reasonable $35 (slightly more for long sleeves), please see her.  She has some samples you can view.

PPS  If you're not golfed out, you may wish to play in the Mareeba vets Open on 7 July.  You can book and pay at  

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

President's Report & Results Mareeba 13 June

Today was, once again, a magnificent day for golf and 75 men and 16 ladies enjoyed the Mareeba course in excellent condition. We were pleased to have Mareeba Captain Gavin Smith play in the field as well as new members Paul and Kaye Murdoch and Colin Smith. We are also pleased to welcome back two of our past members in Noel Webster and Mal Arthur. A big welcome to you all.

The sponsor today was GOLF WORLD OF CAIRNS and I thank them for their interest in our club as well as the store vouchers presented to the winners.

I remind you all that Lois is taking orders for club shirts which are $35 for quality tops for men and women, with long sleeves available at a little extra.

If you enjoyed the course today then you may wish to play in the Mareeba vets open on Friday7th July.
I have a few entry forms or you can book and pay at


MENS DIV1 WINNER; Garry Castle 38 points.
RUNNER UP; Keith Hillier 36 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; Bruce Walters 42 points.
RUNNER UP; Max Smith 41 points.

MENS NTP; 4th David Jackson, 8th Bruce Jenner, 11th Dennis Vohland 13th Zbig Bergiel.

39 points, Peter Johnston, David Jackson.
37 points, Graham Chappell, Graham Morrow, David Ingram.
36 points, Bill Foster.
35 points, John Famularo, Paul Murdoch, Rod Cade, David Lawler, Kevin Ranger, Greg Gibb, Roger Smith.
34 points, Graham Ross, Brian Norris,Peter Edmonds, Dennis Vohland.
33 points, Keith Schirmer, Peter Wyatt, Peter Jostsons, Gordon Smith, Geoff Pratt, Robin Tonks.
32 points, Alan Dwyer, John Pilbin, Ross White, George Studham, Gavin Smith, Frank Toth,
Bruce Jenner, George Cooley.

WOMENS WINNER; Cathie Coverdale 37 points.
RUNNER UP; Kaye Murdoch 34 points c/b.

WOMENS NTP; 4th Kathy Smith, 8th Cathie Coverdale, 11th Lil Benfield, 13th Chris Everall.

34 points, Kathleen Smith.
33 points, Judy Ellis, Liz Edmonds, Andrina Wilson.
32 points, Lily Schirmer.
31 points, Kay Bergiel.
29 points, Lil Benfield.
28 points, Rosemary Barker.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Next Game Mareeba 13 June


Our next game is a single stableford Consistency event at Mareeba.

I'm told the course is in good condition, so there should be plenty of run if this weather keeps up & I'm sure Gabby will have a supply of apple turnovers for you!

The game is sponsored by Golf World Cairns.

See you there.


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

President's Report & Results Atherton 6 June

Today we had 64 men and 8 women for a single stableford at Atherton. This included 3 new members being Frank Toth from Darwin, now a resident of Kuranda as well as Gordon and Kathleen Smith from Melbourne. Welcome to you all.

The sponsor today was CAZALYS AFL CLUB and we thank them for the meal vouchers presented to the winners and runners up. I, like many of our members, can recommend the dining at Cazalys.

The course at Atherton lived up to the claim that it is the best it has ever been, the greens being true and quite fast with downhill puts well and truly sorting the men from the boys!! We must thank the staff and volunteers who prepare the course as well as Owen and Deborah for their hospitality in the clubhouse.


MENS DIV1 WINNER; Robin Tonks 37 points (very creditable off 6).
RUNNER UP; Rod Cade 36 points.

MENS DIV2 WINNER; Trevor Lawrence 39 points.
RUNNER UP; Graham Morrow 36 points.

MENS NTP; 3rd Keith Schirmer, 11th Lou Siedle, 13th Bert Smith (only a few inches from an ace)
18th Garry Castle.

36 points, Darryl deClifford.
35 points, Bill Foster, Mick Grumley, Maurie Lankester, Peter Johnston, Bruce Jenner.
34 points, Zbig Bergiel, Claud Clark, Neil Hamilton.
33 points, Bruce Walters, Garry Castle, Dennis Lankester, Don Freeman, Peter Edmonds, Ross White, Brian Norris.
32 points, Greg Gibb, Bert Smith, David Lawler, Marcus Morse, David Ingram, Peter Wyall, George Cooley, George Studham.

WOMENS WINNER; Cathie Coverdale 37 points.
RUNNER UP; Andrina Wilson 34 points.

WOMENS NTP; 3rd Lily Schirmer, 11th Liz Edmonds, 13th Andrina Wilson, 18th Cathie Coverdale.

31 points Chris Everall.
30 points, Lily Schirmer.
29 points, Liz Edmonds, Lil Benfield.

It is interesting to note that 8 ladies played today and we gave out 8 balls and 2 vouchers, come on girls where are all your friends?

Friday, 2 June 2017

Next Game Atherton 6 June


Our next game is a single stableford Consistency event at Atherton.

The game is sponsored by Cazalys AFL.

I'm told the course is in the best condition it's ever been in, & as it was pretty good the last time we were there, we're in for a treat.

See you there.


PS  We have been advised by Savannah Lifestyle Resorts that they will no longer continue to sponsor the Savannah Cup.  As we have a full program of comps, & as the calculations relating to the points system are time consuming, we have decided to discontinue that competition.