Friday, 30 November 2018

Next Game & Xmas Breakup Lunch Cairns 4 Dec


Our next game is another easy 4BBB stableford at Cairns golf club.  The game is sponsored by Stratford Painting Contractors.

PLEASE NOTE registration will be from 6.30 as we have a shotgun start at 7.30.  Cost for the game is $30 & the Association will be subsidising a further $15. 

This is our final game of the season & we have our breakup lunch after the game at 12.30 sharp.  Groups will be allocated tables, with table numbers being shown on the board when your names go up. 

You may find yourselves seated at a table with one of our sponsors.  If so, please introduce yourselves & let them know how much their sponsorship is appreciated.  Without them your fees would be considerably higher.

In the past there have been some complaints from groups being held up by slow play & missing out on some of their meal, so please keep up with the group ahead, or the group behind you will be trampling over you to get to the prawns on time!

See you there.


PS Our first game next year is on 5 Feb at Mareeba, giving you plenty of time to have lessons & practice.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

President's Report & Results Gordonvale 27 Nov

Hi Members,

Todays game was at Gordonvale GC with 54 starters consisting of 45 men & 9 ladies.

Todays sponsor was GOLF WORLD who also sponsored the FNQVGA Annual Championships at Atherton GC.  Many thanks to GW for their continued support.

The weather was extremely hot and all starters completed the 18 holes with much assistance from Belinda, Claud, Chris and the Schweppes rep who continually delivered cold water/ice & drinks throughout the day. There was much debate regarding the weather to either cancel, reduce to a 9 hole comp or continue as programmed with the latter agreed to and all members did their part by playing through the heat. The course, in particular the greens were very good and in great condition considering that there has been no rain to talk of.  Congrats to Rob and Mike for their work on the course.

The AGM proceeded as planned and we breezed through all agenda items in record time. Outgoing Treasurer John (& Chris) were duly thanked for their dedication and service to the FNQVGA Committee for 3 years, well done to you both. Great job Greg Gibb as outgoing Pres. You are sorely missed. The new Treasurer, Lois Tait is eagerly awaiting to commence her tenure along with her assistant Doug Christison. Wal Anthony, Captain, Andrina Wilson, Vice Captain, Bob Billingham, Shirt Manager & fill-in, myself, President, Russ Gill, Vice President & Louis Siedle continuing as Secretary were all confirmed as the new committee. Welcome all.

All annual trophies were presented to winners in all grades, those not present can pick up their trophies & vouchers next week at Cairns, names of all winners are included in the minutes of our AGM.

The Tablelands Summer of Golf program is on the website.

Next weeks game will be a 4BBB stableford shotgun start at 0730 at Cairns Golf Club to be followed by our XMAS luncheon around 1230.

Robin Pres.


Winners: Trevor Barry & Alan Thorburn: 47 points on countback
Runners Up: Dave Jackson & Brian Norris also on 47 points.

46 Points:Graham Morrow/Rod Cade, Ken Berrigan/Peter Walters & Bill Leonard/Mark Buckle
45 Points:Lou Siedle/Dave Ingram
44 Points:Allan Dredge/Darryl Chandler, Michael & Jane Chandler, Bryan Guest/Maria Ling & Ross White/Russ Gill
43 Points:Tracey Dickinson/Ross Ellen & Bruce Jenner/Alan Dwyer.
42 Points:Graham Real/ Bill Eden


MENS: 5th Graham Morrow, 8th Graham Morrow & 17th Ross White

LADIES: 5th Maria Ling, 8th Kay Bergiel, 14th Tracey Dickinson & 17th Andrina Wilson

Friday, 23 November 2018

Next Game, AGM & Presentations Gordonvale 27 Nov


Next Tuesday our Annual General Meeting will be held at Gordonvale golf club starting at 8am sharp.  Please make sure you sign the attendance sheets that will be at the entrance to the club.

Immediately following the AGM we will have a shotgun start at 8.30, so you need to be registered before the start of the AGM.  Registration will be at the usual time of 7-8.

The game is a nice easy 4BBB stableford, but beware, as the grass in the drains is fairly long again!  Greens are continuing to improve, but there are plenty of fallen leaves amongst the trees which balls have a habit of snuggling into, so the aim, as always, is to stay on the fairway.

Sponsor for the day is Golf World Cairns.

After the game we will be having our trophy presentations to the winners of our various annual competitions as well as the daily comp. presentations.  As we have a shotgun start, we should be finishing together, so please stay on to applaud the trophy winners.

See you there,


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Tablelands Summer of Golf 2018-19 Program


Millaa Millaa Tues Dec 11th
Atherton Tues Dec 18th
Mareeba Tues Jan 8th
Millaa Millaa Tues Jan 15th
Mareeba Tues Jan 22nd
Millaa Millaa Tues Jan 29th
Atherton Tues Feb 12th
Mareeba Tues Feb 26th
Millaa Millaa Tues Mar 12th
Mareeba Tues Mar 26th
Starting Time 8.30am
Seniors and all other golfers of any age from all clubs are welcome
Cost $15.00- Includes $10.00 green fees $5.00 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
Milllaa Millaa - Don McHardie 40972250

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

President's Report & Results Mareeba 20 Nov

Hi Members,

Todays game was at Mareeba GC with 72 starters consisting of 56 men & 16 ladies. Todays sponsor was DRUMMOND Golf, supplier of all the latest golf equipment (gyzmos & gadgets) along with lessons available from golf professionals within the Cairns store, thanks DRUMMONDS.

Once again the weather at Mareeba was perfect and the course was in fantastic condition due to the tireless work by Rod Cade and his crew. Many thanks to Gabi behind the bar for getting the golfers away in her usual happy disposition and then for the nibblies after the game.

A reminder to all that our AGM will be held at Gordonvale Golf Club next week commencing precisely at 8am to be followed by a 4BBB Stableford shotgun start immediately at the close of the AGM. All players to be registered and in their groups in readiness prior to commencement of the AGM. Presentation for the Annual trophy winners will follow the daily prize winners after the game.

Our Patron Claud Clark spoke glowingly about Bruce Walters, a long time member of the FNQVGA who is departing shortly to take up residence at Hervey Bay. Thanks for your efforts Bruce, you are welcome back anytime.

The Tablelands Summer of Golf program will be on the website shortly for all those interested.

Next weeks game will be at Gordonvale Golf Club.

Robin A/Pres.


Division 1
Winner: Brian Brown, 41 points.
Runner Up: Kevin Walsh, 40 points.

Division II
Winner: Ross White, 44 points.
Runner Up: Rick Gooderham, 43 points.

41 Points: Alan Dwyer
39 Points: Rod Cade
37 Points: Robin Tonks
36 Points: John Tolhurst, Neil Sharkey, Pete Edmonds, Graham Morrow & Evert Van Kleef
35 Points: Gavin Smith, Bruce Jenner, Marcus Morse, Geoff Thomas & Bob Billingham
34 Points: Frank Toth, Russ Gill, Brian Rowan, Dave Jackson, Harvey Blanch, Don Thomson & Claud Clark
N.T.P.’s 4th Kevin Walsh, 8th Jeff McGrath, 11th Craig Alman & 13th Bruce Walters

Winner: Tracey Dickinson, 37 points.
Runner Up: Edna Atkinson,35 points.

32 Points: Andrina Wilson
31 Points: Glenda Thomas
30 Points: Jane Taylor, Joy Evans & Jenny Albertsen
29Points: Glynis McGrath, Liz Edmonds & Kay Bergiel

N.T.P.’s: 4th Andrina Wilson, 8th Kandice Van Kleef, 11th Sue Taylor & 13th Liz Edmonds

Friday, 16 November 2018

Next Game Mareeba 20 Nov


Our next game is a single stableford at Mareeba, sponsored by Drummond Golf.

I'm told the course is in great condition with green fairways despite no rain.

I'm sure Gabi will have some of her goodies available for those with a sweet tooth as usual.

See you there.


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

President's Report & Results Cairns 13 Nov

Hi All,

Todays game was at CGC with 76 starters consisting of 64 men & 12 ladies. There was one new member, Russell Wicks from HMBGC. Todays sponsor was BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB and apart from the winners and runners up who will visit Brothers to enjoy their spoils it is hoped that many of our members will also visit Brothers to enjoy their faclities in the near future as their sponsorship is much appreciated by the Vets.

The weather was yet again fantastic although extremely windy and as promised on the blog prior to the game the greens were a little slow but true. I think even Ned Kelly would have had trouble beating the winning scores below. Many thanks to Jo behind the bar as the early morning coffee is appreciated by all and Anton in the Pro shop for getting us out on time.

A reminder to all that our AGM will be held at Gordonvale Golf Club in two weeks commencing at 8am to be followed by a 4BBB Stableford shotgun start immediately at the close of the AGM. All players to be registered and in their groups in readiness prior to commencement of the AGM. I have accepted a challenge to have the AGM completed within 20 minutes which was the previous record. You reading this GG?

Next weeks game will be at Mareeba Golf Club.

Robin A/Pres.


Division 1
Winner: Ian Schofield, 39 points.
Runner Up: John Everall, 37 points.

Division II
Winner: Rod Cade, 43 points.
Runner Up: Rod Ingram, 41 points.

39 Points:Rick Gooderham & George Kyriazis
38 Points: Brian Guest
37 Points:George Atkinson, Tom Stager, Graham Real, Bob Billingham, John Lombardi & Vaughan Smith
36 Points:Graham Chappell, Mark Buckle & Peter Johnston
35 Points:Peter Edmonds, John Tolhurst, Russell Wicks, John Famularo & Darryl Caplick
34 Points: Bill Foster, Marcus Morse & Ken Berrigan
33 Points: Brian Norris, Graham Morrow, Neal Sharkey, Craig Allman & Trevor Barry
N.T.P.’s 5th Vaughan Smith, 8th Roger Glover, 11th Marcus Morse & 17th Brian Guest

Winner: Edna Atkinson, 36 points.
Runner Up: Liz Edmonds,35 points.

33 Points: Kandice Van Kleef
31 Points: Celia Fox
30 Points:Tracey Dickinson
28Points: Suda Woodward & Lil Benfield

N.T.P.’s: 5th Edna Atkinson, 8th Tracey Dickinson, 11th Tracey Dickinson & 17th Celia Fox

Friday, 9 November 2018

Next Game Cairns 13 Nov & AGM Notice


Our next game is a single stableford at Cairns golf club.

I'm advised the course is in good condition & with the greens having just been sanded they should be a bit slower than usual, which will suit some of us.

The game is sponsored by Brothers Leagues Club.

See you there.




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 28th November 2017.
  1. Consideration of the President's Annual Report and adoption thereof for the year ended 31st October 2018.
  1. Presentation of the Financial Statement and Auditor’s Report and adoption for the year ended 2018.
  1. Election of members to the Management Committee 2018/19.
  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 20 Nov)
  1. Transact any General Business that may be brought forward in accordance with the Constitution of the Association.
PRESIDENT             ROBIN TONKS Proposed A Wilson Seconded L Tait
VICE PRESIDENT    RUSS GILL Proposed A Wilson Seconded R Tonks
CAPTAIN                  WAL ANTHONY Proposed A Wilson Seconded L Tait
VICE CAPTAIN         ANDRINA WILSON Proposed W Anthony Seconded R Gill
TREASURER             LOIS TAIT Proposed A Wilson Seconded R Tonks
ASST. TREASURER    DOUG CHRISTISON Proposed R Tonks Seconded L Tait
SECRETARY             LOUIS SIEDLE Proposed A Wilson Seconded L Tait
COMMITTEE             BOB BILLINGHAM Proposed A Wilson Seconded C Everall

Louis Siedle 
9th November 2018

Monday, 5 November 2018

President's Report & Results Half Moon Bay 5 Nov

Hi All,

Todays game was at HMBGC with 81 starters consisting of 67 men & 14 ladies. There were two new members, Yvonne Gordon and Douglas Norris from Cairns Golf Club. Todays sponsor was the Half Moon Bay Golf Club which is very much appreciated by the FNQVGA members for not only sponsoring today`s game but for increasing the daily prizes by almost double the norm. In addition to sponsoring the game, HMBGC raffled off a slab of beer in appreciation of our support which was duly won by our hard working Treasurer John Everall.

The weather was yet again fantastic and the course great as evidenced by the scores below. Many thanks to Greg, Dale and their team for getting us out on time and without any hassles.

There was a very special mention to Harold Gibbons who turns 99 years young tomorrow on Melbourne Cup day, Harold was a staunch member of the FNQVGA for many years. Congratulations Harold, a great milestone achieved.  The pic shows Harold on the left with Brian Norris.

Next weeks game will be at Cairns Golf Club.

Robin A/Pres.


Division 1
Winner: Gavin Smith, 44 points.
Runner Up: Peter Johnston, 40 points.

Division 2
Winner: Ron Sylvester, 42 points.
Runner Up: Graham Barford, 40 points.

40 Points: Doug Christison
38 Points: Merv Elms
37 Points:John Everall
36 Points: Louis Siedle, Lionel Law & Roger Smith
35 Points: Wal Anthony, Ken Berrigan, Marcus Morse & Geoff Thomas
34 Points: Mark Buckle, Russ Gill, Kevin Walsh, Evert Van Kleef & Rick Gooderham
33 Points: Garry Castle & George Atkinson
32 Points: Harvey Blanch, Dave Lawler, George Brew, Graham Chappel, Rod Cade & Bill Foster
31 Points: Jeff McGrath, John Lombardi, Frank Thelan George Kyriazis, Mike Van Cuylenberg, Peter Walters & Robin Tonks

N.T.P.’s 3rd Russ Gill, 9th John Famularo, 11th Roger Smith & 16th Evert Van Kleef

Winner: Glenda Thomas, 33 points.
Runner Up: Kandice Van Kleef,32 points.

31 Points: Debra Smith
29 Points: Judy Ellis
28 Points: Doreen Law
27 Points: Edna Atkinson
26 Points: Andrina Wilson

N.T.P.’s: 3rd Glenda Thomas, 9th Andrina Wilson, 11th Glenda Thomas & 16th Glynis McGrath

Friday, 2 November 2018

Next Game Half Moon Bay MONDAY 5 Nov


Our next game is at Half Moon Bay next MONDAY being pre Melbourne Cup & is a single stableford.

I'm told the course is in great condition & this sprinkle of rain should help too.

As usual, forms will be available for anyone who wants a snack to pre-order.  Just fill them in before teeing off & hand them in to the pro shop.

See you there.