Tuesday, 20 February 2018

President's Report & Results Gordonvale 20 Feb

After our initial game for 2018 at Mareeba was washed out, today our members played our first actual game for the year at Gordonvale. The early part of the day was bright and sunny but the heat quickly built and eventually provided very trying conditions, especially for those who decided to walk the course. The course was in good condition and the drains just as welcoming as ever. A total of 83 players, consisting of 65 men and 18 ladies took to the field, playing a Single Stableford event. The sponsor for the day was CAZALY’S FOOTBALL CLUB and we thank them for their contribution.

Anthony, the President of Gordonvale, was in attendance earlier in the day and assisted in distributing the N.T,P. markers to their respective holes and setting up the Drive Accuracy Event. Gordonvale Golf Club also sponsored two $25 Vouchers for the Men’s and Ladies’ Driving Accuracy Competition. Anthony mentioned that the Club has a game on Thursdays at a cost of $20 for 18 holes and all Vets looking for a game are welcome to attend.

Today we welcomed 5 new members to our Association. They were Lee Anne Phayer (Paradise Palms), John Richards (Gordonvale), Vaughan Smith (Innisfail), Len Fase and Jim Thomson (Half Moon Bay).

Several of our Committee were out of action on the day due to injuries. Russ Gill and Wal Anthony, although not being able to play, attended and checked the scorecards. Secretary Lou was laid up at home with complications after an operation on his foot on Friday. Although it’s only early days, the Association’s “Smooth Talker of the Year Award” must go to Lou for being able to convince his wife, Jan, to deliver The Prize Vouchers and other correspondence to Gordonvale in time for registration. Our sincere thanks go to Jan for her effort in this regard (Lou says she normally just tells him not to forget his hat when he wakes her early.)

With the hope of good weather continuing, it looks as though the day to be held at Mirage Country Club on 27th March, is going to be well attended. At last count today there were 45 who have paid their $10.00 deposit. There were indications by a number of players that they would be attending and would pay their deposit next game at Half Moon Bay. We were originally given a time slot of 40 with the possibility of expansion of this number and I will be pursuing this option in the next day or two and any further details will be placed on the Blog. It is important, if you want to play on the day and can’t make the HMB game you should arrange for someone to pay the $10 deposit for you.

A short time ago, the Queensland Veteran Golfers Union sent our Association a letter reinforcing that “Country Members or Remote Members” of Golf Clubs were not eligible to be members of any Queensland Veteran Golfers Club/Association and were not eligible to take part in any competition run by the State body or individual Veterans Associations or Clubs affiliated with that body. They must be Full Members of a Golf Club. This means that “Grey Nomads” who visit here and are Country Members of Clubs similar to Howlong (which was the prime target of this clause) will no longer be able to play in any of our weekly competitions or other events. This has been further reinforced when a motion seeking deletion of this clause in the Q.V.G.U Constitution was defeated at the recent A.G.M. of that body.

Yours in golf,


MEN’S DIVISION I. WINNER: Roger Glover, 39 points, C/B.
RUNNER UP: Maurie Smith, 39 points

MEN’S DIVISION 2 WINNER: Alan Dwyer, 40 points.
RUNNER UP: Ron Barnes, 35 points.

37 Points: George Kyriazis
36 Points: Kevin Walsh, Peter Wyatt, Jeff McGrath, Robin Tonks, John Everall.
35 Points: John Tolhurst
34 Points: Doug Christison, Bill Matthews, George Atkinson, Bob Billingham, Craig Alman.
33 Points: Michael Tylor, Peter Dalziel, Tim Holman.
32 Points: Graham Ross, Dave Ingram, John Gregan, Roger Smith.
31 Points: John Evans, John Richards, Evert Van Kleef, Ian Schofield, Cec Turner, Gordon Noble, David Jackson.

N.T.P’s. 5th George Kyriazis, 8th Maurie Smith, 14th John Evans, 17th Ross White.

Drive Accuracy 13th Len Fase.

LADIES’ WINNER: Judy Guzzwell, 35 Points C/B.
RUNNER UP: Tracy Dickinson, 35 Points.

31 Points: Edna Atkinson.
29 Points: Andrina Wilson.
28 Points: Cathy Coverdale.
27 Points: Liz Edmonds, Lee Anne Phayer.
26 Points: Glynis McGrath.
24 Points: Jane Tylor, Jenny Albertson, Julie Wallace.

N.T.P.’s: 5th Edna Atkinson, 8th Jane Taylor, 14th Andrina Wilson, 17th Julie Wallace.

Drive Accuracy 7th Judy Guzzwell.

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