Friday, 29 March 2019

Next Game Cairns Golf Club 2 Apr


Our next game is the start of our trophy comps for the year & from now on we will be playing weekly, hopefully with no further weather related cancellations.

It is a single stableford Consistency round at Cairns Golf Club.

As you would expect, there will be little run on the course, but if there is no more rain over the next few days it should be pretty well drained.

Sponsor for the day is Health & Fitness Solutions.

See you there.


PS Another date for your diary:

6 & 7 April - 2019 Ravenshoe Millstream Country Club Open 36 hole stroke event.  Details from Tarnia Wright email

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

President's Report & Results Atherton 19 Mar

Hi Members,

Today`s game was back to normal with a single stableford at Atherton Golf Club with 40 starters consisting of 34 men & 6 ladies. Today`s sponsor was the REEF CASINO, a new sponsor for the FNQVGA in 2019 and hopefully will become a regular sponsor in the coming years, welcome to the REEF CASINO.

Congratulations to the brave 40 members who turned up for a game and nearly all completed their round as the weather was very ordinary but the course was in good condition considering the amount of rain that has hit us recently. Well done guys and gals a credit to you all for persevering.

Everyone should be now aware of the Mirage game programmed for Friday 14 June @ $35 per head incl buggy. For nominations please see Bob Billingham at registration as he has prepared a spreadsheet for those intending to play and will gladly accept the $35. This game was extremely popular last year and will fill up fast.

The Mirage game is an add on to our program and therefore we do not have a sponsor so the committee has decided to run 3 x 100 raffles @ $2 a tkt with prizes of $70 for 1st & $30 for 2nd for each of the 3 raffles which realises $300 for the lucky winners and $300 for the daily trophy winners so in effect our members be our own sponsor for the Mirage game. Please see either Bob or Andrina at registration to purchase a ticket.

The FNQVGA next game will be at Cairns on 02 Apr and Mareeba will be the venue for the final game of the Tablelands Summer of Golf next week as the Vets will resume our weekly games as programmed.

Robin Pres.


Winner: Ross Ellen on 36 pts
Runner Up: Russ Gill on 35 pts

Winner: Tracey Dickinson on 29 pts

All those brave souls who remained for presentation regardless of their score received a ball.


MENS: 11th Graham Chappel & 13th Grant Scott as 18 was a skinner.

LADIES: 3rd, 11th & 18th all belonged to the straight shooter Liz Edmonds

Friday, 15 March 2019

Next Game Atherton 19 Mar


Our next game is a single stableford at Atherton.

I'm advised the course is in good condition with the new 16th hole in play, but all carts are now booked out.

The game is sponsored by Reef Casino.

See you there.


PS More dates for your diary:

1.  11-14 Feb 2020 - Norfolk Island Veterans Golf tournament.  If you want to know more about this, chat with Frank Thelan who reckons it is a great time out, or contact, or the flyer is available from

2.  20-21 May 2019 - Qld Veteran Closed State Championship at Maroochy River Golf Club.  Enquiries or ph Ed Berry 5448 9414. Nominations close 26 April & forms can be downloaded from

Monday, 11 March 2019

Millaa Game 12 Mar is ON


We've been advised the Tablelands summer of golf game at Millaa Millaa tomorrow is on.


Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Dates for your Diary

1.  Mirage Game

Following the success & favourable comments of the extra game at Mirage resort last year, our President has held discussions with them to see if they would be interested in hosting us again.

As a result of this, the following has been agreed:

Date: Friday 14 June
Cost: $35 per head incl buggy, paid in advance to our Treasurer.  (No refunds will be given unless cancellations are notified to us at least one week before the event.)
Time: Shotgun start 0800, must be there by 0730,
Numbers: Max 120, (no hopeful turnups on the day will be accepted)
Event: Single Stableford managed by Vets,
Lunch: to be pre-ordered using Mirage order form,
Presentation area: external bar area as per last year,
Admin Area: Upstairs as per last year incl w/board,
Parking: Main car park area and
Bag drop: Arranged as per last year by Mirage staff.

2.  2019 Tropic of Capricorn Veterans Golf Carnival 19-26 Aug

Details from

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

President's Report & Results HMB 5 Mar

Hi Members,

Todays game was something different a 2 person Ambrose at HMBGC with 84 starters consisting of 61 men & 23 ladies. Todays sponsor was Cazaly`s AFL who have continued their support for 2019, much appreciated by all members.

There were 9 new members today, Bob Adams (Castlecove Sydney), Robin Beck (Atherton), Christine Ruddick (Gordonvale) Reanne Warne, Sharyn Harrington, Liz Girdler, Frances Merkel, Peggy Nitschke and Julie Carran all from HMBGC, welcome to you all. Also welcome back to Keith Hillier who has been out of action for approx 18 months.

The weather was excellent and the course was in great shape and by all reports everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and appreciated some fine weather for a change, perhaps the rain is going to some other area than the far north finally. Appreciation to Greg Ferry and his team for their fine efforts for the presentation of the course, also many thanks to Greg for donating a slab (won by an over excited Darryl De Clifford) to the members who stay behind for the presentations and supported HMBGC.

A short reminder for members when finishing their game please put your score on the board prior to putting your gear away as it assists the Captain & V/Captain finalising the results and quicken up the presentation.

The FNQVGA next game will be at Atherton on 19 Mar and Millaa Millaa will be the venue for next week`s Tablelands Summer of Golf game.

Robin Pres.


Winners: Russ Gill & Ian Macleod-Carey with 62&1/2
Runners Up: Craig Alman & John Lombardi on 63

63&1/4 Claud Clark & Kevin Walsh
63&3/4 Vaughn Smith & Ian McDonald
64&1/4 Bill Eden & Tae Zheng
64&1/2 Andrina Wilson & Robin Tonks.
65 Rod Cade & Graham Morrow
65&1/4 Dave Jackson & Garry Castle
68&1/4 John Gregan & George Kyriazis, Neil Hamilton & Russell Lawrence, Sandy & Darryl Caplick
68&3/4 Roger Glover & Dave Lawler, Roger Smith & Barry Pike.
69 Ross White & Keith Hillier, Peter Wyatt & Darryl Chandler, Peter Walters & Jack Dempsey


MENS: 3rd Dave Jackson 9th Russell Lawrence 11th Neil Hamilton & 16th Michael Taylor

LADIES: 11th Reanne Warne & 16th Andrina Wilson 4 & 9 skinner for Vets

Monday, 4 March 2019



We have been advised that the full course is open and in good condition. They are renovating 5 tees so you will tee off forward on a couple of holes.

Don't forget the kitchen will be closed but sandwiches will be available.