Friday, 16 August 2019

Next Game Atherton 20 Aug

All,

Our next game is back to a nice simple single stableford, after the two stroke rounds of the Champs.

The event is for the Ted Thomasson trophy & is sponsored by Reef Casino.

I'm advised the course is in great condition no doubt with their usual fast greens.

See you there.

Louis

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

President`s Report & Results for today`s game at Cairns GC


PRESIDENT REPORT – CAIRNS GOLF CLUB 13 Aug 19

Hi Members,
Today`s game was a stroke event and the 2nd and final round of the 2019 Championships, there were 96 starters consisting of 78 men & 18 ladies. There was one new member, Graham Johanson from Gordonvale Golf Club welcome aboard Graham. Once again the course was in excellent condition and the weather was as good as we could expect considering it has been snowing down south.

Many thanks to all the staff at Cairns GC for, the condition of the course, behind the bar and providing the sandwiches after the game, much appreciated by all members. There was a left handed club handed in after the game, I have passed it in to the Pro shop if someone has lost it.

Our sponsor today was GOLF WORLD who was also our sponsor for the two day championships at CGC. Many thanks to GOLF WORLD for their sponsorship over the championships for without them the fees would most certainly be much higher than they are. The same reminder as per last week for those receiving winners/runners up vouchers, these vouchers have already passed their use by date however, the vouchers will be honoured upon presentation to Golf World.
When all trophy recipients have been worked out they will be presented at our Xmas break up function on 03 Dec at Cairns GC.

Finally I would like to thank the FNQVGA Committee members for ensuring that all elements of the championships went like clockwork over the two games without incident. Well done team.
Next weeks game will be at ATHERTON Golf Club, hope to see you all there.
Robin
President

RESULTS:
MENS:
Winner:
Div 1: Ernie Bingham 66
Runner Up: John Evans 68

Div 2: Tony Lattimore 64
Runner Up: Ron Blake 70

Ball Rundown:
70: Steve Whanarere
71: Marcus Morse & Brian Hughes
72: Robin Tonks, Ross Ellen, Darryl DeClifford, Bill Foster, John Lombardi, Bill Eden & Henry Bright
73: Rod Cade & Brian Bevan
74: Les Tenni, Vaughn Edwards, John Famularo, John Pilbin, Russ Gill, George Kyriazis & Doug Christison and
75: Roger Smith, Ian Tindall & Roger Glover

LADIES:
Winner: Aartje Ottens 73
Runner Up: Gail O`Shea 74

BALL RUNDOWN
75: Maria Ling
76: Suhyun Zheng
77: Suda Woodward & Gail Wright and
79: Claire Hannan

N.T.P.’s
MENS: 5th Dave Morrison, 8th George Studham, 11th Russ Gill & 17th John Hall

LADIES: 5th Suda Woodward , 8th Tracey Dickinson, 11th Chris Trevenen & 17th Tessa Meyer



Friday, 9 August 2019

Next game Cairns GC 13 Aug 19

Next Tuesday will be a stroke event, the 2nd round of the FNQVGA 2019 championships at Cairns Golf Club. The course is in great shape and ready for some good scoring.

 Please ensure that you mark your stableford scores on your card as they need to be completed for handicap purposes otherwise Wal & Andrina have to calculate them on your behalf which is not a good look.

Good golfing and hope to see you all there.

Regards

Robin

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

President Report & results for today`s game at CGC


PRESIDENT REPORT – CAIRNS GOLF CLUB 06 Aug 19

Hi Members,

Today`s game was a stroke event, the 1st round of the 2019 Championships, there were 102 starters consisting of 82 men & 20 ladies. There were two new members, Derek Taylor, Half Moon Bay and Jaqui Hall, Warburton welcome to you both. The course was in excellent condition and the weather was equally as good.

Many thanks to the staff at Cairns GC for, the condition of the course, behind the bar and providing the nibblies after the game, much appreciated by all members.

Our sponsor today was GOLF WORLD who is also our sponsor for the two day championships at CGC for both days. Many thanks to GOLF WORLD for their support during the championships for without them our playing costs would skyrocket. Please note the lucky recipients of winners/runners up vouchers for today`s comp, the vouchers have already passed their use by date but this was an oversight by Golf World and all vouchers will be honoured upon presentation to them.

Next weeks game will be the 2nd round of the championships at CAIRNS GOLF CLUB on 16 Aug 19, good golfing and hope to see you all there. Please include your stableford scores as well as your stroke on the card for handicap purposes as it will save our Captain time when entering the cards on Golflink.

Robin
President

RESULTS
MENS:
Winner:
Div 1: Dave Lawler 67
Runner Up: Steve Whanarere 69

Div 2: Bruce Jenner 70 on c/b
Runner Up: Dave Ingram also on 70

Ball Rundown:
71: Jeff McGrath & Ron Blake
72: George Kyriazis, Steve Pawliw, Bill Eden, Robin Tonks & Peter Doherty.
73: Harvey Blanch, Tae Zheng, John Lombardi, Bob Billingham & Bill Foster.
74: Rick Gooderham, Dave Morrison, Brian Bevan, Don McHardie, Brian Guest, Eric Haworth, Marcus Morse, Ken Berrigan, Rod Cade & Trevor Barry and
75: Rich Michalski & Mark Buckle

Special mention to George Brew for his magnificent eagle on the 2nd hole today, 2 balls for you George.

LADIES:
Winner: Tracey Dickinson 72
Runner Up: Claire Hannan 75 on c/b

BALL RUNDOWN
75: Kay Cleland & Andrina Wilson and
76: Maria Ling, Aartje Ottens & Chris Trevenen

N.T.P.’s
MENS: 5th John Lombardi, 8th Rod Cade, 11th George Studham & 17th Steve Pawliw

LADIES: 5th Chris Trevenen , 8th Skinner, 11th Jaqui Hall & 17th Lil Benfield



Friday, 2 August 2019

Next game Cairns 6th Aug 19

The next game will be the 1st round of the 2019 championships at Cairns Golf Club on Tuesday 6th Aug. The course is in excellent condition and I am not going to mention the weather at all.

Please be aware that if you intend to play in the championships you must pay for the two games next Tuesday at registration as we need to know how many members are participating in the championships. Those members not interested in playing in the champs are quite welcome to play in the comp of the day for both games as per our normal weekly events.

Regards

Robin

PS Dates for your diary:

13 Aug - Wilmar Invitational Golf Day at Ingham, details Mike Dann 4776 2150 or 0414982150

19-29 Aug - Tropic of Capricorn Vets Golf Carnival, details www.cqvets.com

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

President Report & results for MILLAA MILLAA 30Jul 19


PRESIDENT REPORT – MILLAA MILLAA GOLF CLUB 30 Jul 19

Hi Members,

Today`s game was a single stableford event at MILLAA MILLAA Golf Club, there were 39 starters consisting of 37 men & 2 ladies. There was one new member, Keith Dixon, Millaa Millaa welcome back to the FNQVGA Keith a 2017 member. The course was in great condition and the weather was extremely ordinary, the Millaa mizzle was there from the getgo and only eased up at the conclusion of our game yet the locals claimed it to be a fine day....... We had one visitor, Col Baldwin from Bundaberg.

Many thanks to Don and his team of hard workers for preparing the course as well as their hospitality inside the clubhouse.

Our sponsor today was once again DRUMMOND GOLF who always look after the Vets which is much appreciated by all, thanks Darren. Members please drop in to get a great deal from DRUMMONDs Cairns.

Next weeks game will be the first round of the FNQVGA 2019 Championships at Cairns Golf Club which is currently in great condition, hope to see you all there.
Robin Pres.

RESULTS:

MENS:
Winner:
Darryl DeClifford 35 pts on c/b
Runner Up: Brian Beven also on 35 pts

Ball Rundown:
34pts Ross White, Keith Dixon, Col Baldwin & Don McHardie
33pts Peter Doherty, Roger Smith, Bruce Jenner, Russ Gill, Barry Pike, Grant Scott & John Richards.


LADIES:
Winner: Tracey Dickinson 27 pts
Runner Up: Joy White 21 pts

N.T.P.’s

MENS: 1/10 Keith Dixon & 4/15 Rich Michalski

LADIES: Skinner



Friday, 26 July 2019

Next Game Millaa Millaa 30 July

All,

Our next game is a single stableford & is the first round of the Patron's Trophy, (Babinda 9/7 was cancelled because it was too wet.)

I'm sure the course will be in great condition as usual.

Sponsor for the day is Drummond Golf.

See you there.

Louis

PS Dates for your diary:

17/18 Aug - Gordonvale Golf Club Open.  Nomination forms from the club ph 40563999 & Lois at registration has some

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

President Report & Results for HMBGC 23 Jul 19


PRESIDENT REPORT – HALF MOON BAY GOLF CLUB 23 Jul 19

Hi Members,

Today`s game was a single stableford event at HALF MOON BAY Golf Club, there were 93 starters consisting of 74 men & 19 ladies. There was one new member, Dave Madden, Yallourn welcome to the FNQVGA Dave. The course was in great condition and the weather remained fine for the duration of our game. We had four visitors; Ron & Adie Crispin from NZ, Greg Bell & Carl Fox, HMBGC, Max Kennaway Ringwood & John King from Brookwater.

Once again many thanks to Greg Ferry and his team at HMBGC for looking after us and donating a slab to our members who remained for the presentations, Des Jones the lucky recipient certainly appreciated it.

Our sponsor today was DRUMMOND GOLF who provide great support to the Vets and hopefully our members repay that support by visiting DRUMMONDS when purchasing any golf equipment.

There were two talking points on course today, the first was the sighting of a croc behind the 8th green, many photos snapped and the second was a magnificent hole-in-one on the 4th hole by an extremely happy Bill Matthews. Well done Bill we will get your ball mounted as a memento of this day as well as providing two balls for the effort.

Next weeks game on 30 July will be at MILLAA MILLAA GOLF CLUB sponsored by DRUMMOND GOLF at the normal time, registration 0700-0800 hope to see you all there. A reminder for the following 2 weeks, 6th & 13 Aug will be our annual championships at Cairns GC

Robin
Pres.

RESULTS
MENS:
Winner:
Div 1: Kevin Walsh 40 pts
Runner Up: George Studham 39pts

Div 2: Tom Stager 43 pts
Runner Up: George Brew 41 pts


Ball Rundown:
39pts: John Evans & Harvey Blanch
38pts: Doug Christison, Neil Hamilton, Russ Gill & Louis Siedle
37pts: Brian Bevan, John Pilbin & George Kyriazis
36pts: Wal Anthony, Darryl De Clifford, Dave Lawler & Peter Doherty
35pts: John Riordan, Michael Taylor, Peter Walters & Steve Edwards
34pts: Trevor Barry, Brian Knowles, Keith Schirmer, Brian Guest, Roger Smith, John King & Robin Tonks (thanks Wal)

LADIES:
Winner: Lois Tait 38 pts
Runner Up: Andrina Wilson 35 pts.

BALL RUNDOWN
34pts: Gail Wright, Judy Ellis, Sue Stephens & Suda Woodward and
33pts: Adie Crispin

N.T.P.’s
MENS: 4th Bill Matthews, 9th John Richards, 11th George Kyriazis & 16th Carl Fox

LADIES: 4th Kathy Smith, 9th Liz Edmonds, 11th Andrina Wilson & 16th Suda Woodward


Friday, 19 July 2019

Next Game Half Moon Bay 23 July

All,

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

After this spell of decent weather the course should be in fine condition with some run.

As usual, if you want some tucker after the game, don't forget to put your order in with the caterers before you go out.

The game is sponsored by Drummond Golf Cairns.

See you there.

Louis

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Eligibility for Championships

With the annual championships on our doorstep this is a reminder to all that to be eligible to play in the FNQVGA Championships at Cairns Golf Club on the 6th & 16th August you must have been a financial member for 2 months prior to the championships date and must have played at least 3 events in the 2019 Program.

Any queries please contact a committee member.

Regards

Robin

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

President Report & results for Atherton GC 16 Jul 19


PRESIDENT REPORT – ATHERTON GOLF CLUB 16 Jul 19

Hi Members,

Today`s game was a single stableford event at ATHERTON Golf Club, there were 73 starters consisting of 61 men & 12 ladies. There were two new members, Brian Bevan, Babinda and Chris Young, Mareeba, welcome to the FNQVGA. The course was in very good condition and is a credit to the greens staff, job well done. Even though it was freezing early in the peace the sun came out and warmed things up a little but the damage was done and the scores below reflected the cold weather. Many thanks Cheryl for your assistance to all of the Vets players.

Our sponsor today was STRATFORD PAINTING CONTRACTORS (Gordon Perry), those requiring any sort of paint job around the house please call Gordon for a quote, you won`t be dissappointed.

A friendly reminder to all golfers please ensure you sign your cards prior to handing them in as there were some disqualified today for forgetting to do same.
There was a pair of sunglasses handed in today and I will bring them with me until claimed.

Next weeks game on 23 July will be at HALF MOON BAY GOLF CLUB.

Happy birthday for tomorrow Liz.

Robin Pres.

RESULTS:
MENS:
Winner:
Div 1: Peter Wyatt 35 pts
Runner Up: Peter Doherty 34pts

Div 2: Barry Pike 36 pts
Runner Up: Neil Sharkey 35 pts

Vaughn Edwards had an eagle on no. 10, congrats, 2 balls

Ball Rundown:
34pts: Neil Stubbin & Dave Ingram
33pts: Doug Christison & Brian Brown
32pts: Roger Smith
31pts: Elso Iuretigh, Tom Stager, Ernie Bingham, Grant Scott, Keith Sanderson, Mick Grumley & Gordon Noble
30pts: Peter Walters, Mark Davidson, George Kyriazis, Bob Adams, Daryl Chandler, Peter Johnston & John Richards.

LADIES:
Winner: Belle Gillan 32 pts on c/b.
Runner Up: Doreen Law 32 pts.

BALL RUNDOWN
30pts: Kay Bergiel, Jane Taylor & Andrina Wilson

N.T.P.’s
MENS: 3rd Elso Iuretigh, 11th Peter Johnston, 13th Dave Lawler & 18th Brian Bevan
LADIES: 3rd Tessa Meyer, 11th Kandice Van Kleef, 13th Andrina Wilson & 18th Jane Taylor


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Next Game Atherton 16 July

All,

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

In view of recent rain events I'm making no predictions about what will happen between now & then!

The game is sponsored by Stratford Painting Contractors.  If you're thinking of any painting work, give them a call on 0408 062 483 or check out their website at stratfordpainting@bigpond.com.

See you at Atherton.

Louis

PS  More dates for your diary:

15-21 Sep - Golden Oldies World Golf Festival Fiji - info at https://goldenoldiesgolf.com/?inf_contact_key=5dd0645919a9b88b5dfe60662c972949842e902fbefb79ab9abae13bfcb46658

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Babinda cancelled

Today`s game at Babinda has been cancelled due to the weather, rained most of the night. My thoughts go out to Wal and his team for all their work over the weekend getting the course ready only to be washed out.

Next game at Atherton hope to see you all there.

Regards

Robin

Monday, 8 July 2019

Babinda all go for tomorrow

Just had a call from our beloved Captain Wal who is also the master of everything at Babinda and he has advised that Babinda is all go for tomorrow and they have had a fairly dry weekend.

There will be preferred lies due to last weeks rain.

See you all there.

Regards

Robin

Friday, 5 July 2019

Next Game Babinda 9 July

All,

Our next game is a single stableford at Babinda & is the first round for the Patron's Trophy, which is played over our two 9 hole courses.

The course will be in its usual good condition, thanks to the hard work of Wal, Tom & other volunteers.  After the continuing damp conditions the drains will await for those who do not know the correct distances or who make an errant shot, so make sure you pick up a distance marker sheet before you head out!

The day is sponsored again by Wal Anthony who will have his hand made tables as prizes, see below:


See you there.

Louis

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

President Report & Results for HMBGC 02 Jul 19


PRESIDENT REPORT – HALF MOON BAY GOLF CLUB 02 Jul19

Hi Members,
Today`s game was a single stableford event at HALF MOON BAY Golf Club, there were 94 starters consisting of 68 men & 26 ladies. There were two new members, Henry Bright Yallourn and Debra Greenway Cairns, welcome to the FNQVGA. The course was in very good condition and the weather was even better after a very drizzly start early on, however, the sun came out and a great day was had by all.

Many thanks to the staff at HMBGC for their assistance to the Vets and in particular to the Manager Greg Ferry for once again donating a slab of amber fluid to be raffled off for those members remaining for presentations, a very rowdy group were the lucky winners.

Our sponsor today was DRUMMOND GOLF who have continuously supported the FNQVGA all year and our members do likewise to DRUMMONDS as I am often told “we get a great deal from DRUMMONDS”. The winners & runners up for today`s comp please be aware that the DRUMMOND vouchers have a use by date of one month from today.

The FNQVGA Committee have purchased a Public Address system for presentations due to the fact that some clubs do not have a microphone and it was trialled today with a few gremlins but overall we are ready to go. We also purchased sufficient NTP markers to be used at all venues that we play, they are marked as FNQVGA property and will be the only NTPs used by us in the future, compact black ones. This way we are not relient on the clubs for the provision of their equipment.
There was a rain jacket handed in today and I will bring it with me until claimed.

Next weeks game will be at BABINDA GOLF CLUB, Wal and his crew will be ready for us so I hope to see you all there.
Robin Pres.

RESULTS:
MENS:
Winner:
Div 1: Kevin Walsh 40 pts
Runner Up: Doug Christison 36pts

Div 2: Darryl DeClifford 39 pts on c/b
Runner Up: Claud Clark 39 pts

Ball Rundown:
38pts: George Kyriazis
37pts: Bruce Jenner
36pts: Darryl Chandler, Gary Castle & Trevor Barry
35pts: Roger Smith & John Gregan and
34pts: Peter Walters, Wal Anthony, Peter Wyatt, Marcus Morse, Brian Guest, Russ Gill & Dave Lawler

LADIES:
Winner: Annette Tesch 35 pts.
Runner Up:Julie Curran 34 pts.

BALL RUNDOWN
33pts: Andrina Wilson
32pts: Maria Ling & Heather Forster
30pts: Chris Ruddick & Gail Wright and
29pts: Lily Schirmer

N.T.P.’s
MENS: 4th George Studham, 9th Marcus Morse, 11h Michael Taylor & 16th Don Freeman

LADIES: 4th Georgie Jarred, 9th Julie Wallace, 11th Claire Hannan & 16th Kay Bergiel


Thursday, 27 June 2019

Next Game Half Moon Bay 2 July

All,

Our next game is a single stableford at Half Moon Bay, being the third round of the Ted Thomasson Trophy.

I'm told the course is as normal & caterers will be there, so if you want something don't forget to order before you go out.

The day is sponsored by Drummond Golf Cairns.

See you there.

Louis

PS A date for your diary:

14/15 Oct - QVGU State Carnival at Maryborough.  Entry forms are on the QVGU website www.qvgu.com.au.  Enquiries Paul Coleman newsbreak@bigpond.com or ph 0409207145.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

President Report & Results for Atherton Golf Club 25 June 19


PRESIDENT REPORT – ATHERTON GOLF CLUB 25 Jun 19

Hi Members,

Today`s game was a 2Ball Ambrose event at ATHERTON Golf Club which provided some very interesting scores highlighted in results below. There were 75 starters consisting of 64 men & 11 ladies. The course was in very good condition, a credit to the greens staff. Many thanks to Cheryl for getting us going in the extremely “brisk” weather this morning. Tony the cook also looked after us with his simple but very effective menu.

Our sponsor today was CAPE YORK ACCOUNTING and now is the perfect time for our members to utilise their skills to assist us in getting a return at tax time, they come highly recommended.

Special mention in today`s game was a hole in one by George Kyriazis on the 11th hole. Congratulations George, bring us your ball and we will get it mounted appropriately ASAP.

Next weeks game will be at HALF MOON BAY GOLF CLUB, hope to see you all there

Robin Pres.

RESULTS
MENS:
Winners:
Div 1: Roger Glover & Ken Baker 61.25
Runners Up: Dave Morrison & Tony Brown 62.75

Ball Rundown:
64.75: Don McHardie & Tony Lattimore
65: Darryl DeClifford & Al Dwyer
65.25: Graham & Trish George, Russ Lawrence & Neil Hamilton
65.5: Russ Gill & Ian McLeod-Carey, George Kyriazis & John Gregan
65.75: Sken Berrigan & Peter Walters
66.5: Kevin Walsh & Mark Davidson
66.25: Peter Doherty & John Richards
67: Dave Lawler & Steve Whanarere, Doug Christison & Mick Grumley

N.T.P.’s
MENS: 3rd Tom Finch, 11th George Kyriazis IN HOLE, 13th Rod Cade & 18th Neil Hamilton

LADIES: 3rd Tracey Dickinson, 11th Kay Bergiel, 13th Skinner & 18th Jane Taylor