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.