Fortnight ending 6th July 2013 (Vets)


Captain - Grant Smallacombe

Don’t get complacent, just because the colder weather is here doesn’t mean that the Joe Blakes are not about.  Our group spotted a nice sized Brown whilst playing the 12th hole on Wednesday.

Don’t forget our Working Bee on the 9th of July. If you have one, please bring a utility or trailer as duties will include a big stick clean up.  Normal meeting place (The Green keepers Shed) at 7:00am – light duties only, followed by coffee and cake in the club at approximately 10:30am.

Well done to Bob Noble for his 75 off the stick on Wednesday.  A great round, and Bob also picked up the “Captains Choice” prize for NTP, 2nd shot on the 1st hole.

RESULTS FROM 3rd July 2013

Event: July Monthly Medal

Prize Donor: John Madill Toyota

Field:                 69

Con Russell’s birdie on the 4th saw him take the NTP.

A Grade Winner: Bob Noble 63 Runner Up: Rob Nash 67

B Grade Winner: Don Clelland 65 Runner Up: Peter Reilly 66

C Grade Winner: Lionel Willett 71 c/b Runner Up: Con Russell 71

Run Down (all in):

Tony Foster 67, Chris Simpson 68, Rob Powell 70, Bruce McLean 70, Bill Edwards 71, Kerry Martin 71, Dave Collins 71, Errol Radley 72, Paddy Knapp 72, John Kelly 72, Jim Gregg 73, Mike Smith 73, Brian Flynn 73, Brian McMillan 73, John Milligan 73.

NTP: 4thCon Russell, 6th Brian McMillan, 7th Rob Nash, 10th John Kelly, 12th Garry Sheales, 13th Peter Piggott, 15th Kevin Tonkin.

Captains Choice

1st 2nd Shot – Bob Noble


John O’Donoghue, John Stewart, Ian Lawson, Mike Miklenda


Welcome to new members Peter Piggott and Tony Bernhagen.  Both Peter and Tony have had some immediate success with Peter taking out a NTP on Wednesday and Tony was part of the runner-up team in our 4 Man Ambrose Event on 26th June 2013.


Member prize donations help us maintain our prize levels for competitions and are very much appreciated.   Members can donate individually or get together with other members to sponsor prizes for a competition.

We thank 2 groups for their recent competition sponsorship.

The Golf Tragics aka Alan Emery, Graham Laing, Graham Smith, Dave Passenger, Brad Lavender and Rod Booth.

The now not so anonymous Bush BoysBill Galvin, Glen Johnson, Peter Reilly, Kerry Martin, Phil Mason, Jon Sendall, Patrick Knapp, Garry Sheales, John Quodling, Bruce Wilshire, Jim Gregg, Jim Prendergast, John Kelly, John McNamara and Tom Murphy.


Being largely retired our members can enjoy the freedom to travel and at the same time keep in touch through the wonders of technology.

If you are traveling drop us a note from time to time and send some photos so we can enjoy your holiday also.

Here are a few of our travelers……………….

Weather report from Peter Smith wandering the Northern Territory – warm, dry sunny days with pleasantly cool mornings.  Enjoy your golf.

Andrew Dick and wife Gabi somewhere in France enjoying great cheap wine (on average 5 euro’s for great reds) and excellent cheese – rain again today but tipped to get fine.

And some advice from former Vet ‘Flash’ Flanagan after a recent rained off Wednesday – you should move slightly north, I’ve been away for 2 months and only had rain for 3 days. At the moment in Bargara, great golf course great weather.

RESULTS FROM 26th June 2013

Well done Paddy Knapp who must have been very excited (or frustrated) to see his ball fall about 150mm short of a hole in one on the 12th.

Graham Laing and team had a short lived celebration as their card appeared to be a winning score.   Closer scrutiny found their handicaps had been divided by 6 and not 8.   Unfortunately for them this put them way out of contention.

Event: 4 Man Ambrose

Prize Donor: The Golf Tragics

Field: 66

Winners: Chris Simpson, Jim Penman, Bill Edwards, Ken McKay – 57? c/b

Runners Up: Dave Walder, Tony Bernhagen, Ray Lally, Ray Hand – 57? c/b

Run Down (all in):
Bruce McLean, Brian Flynn, John Tomlins, Jim Henderson – 57?
Col Easton, John Stewart, Bob Noble, Kevin Tonkin – 58?

Ken Morgan, Les Arthur, Dave Beattie, Ray Leslie – 59: Ron Blount, Rod Roemermann, Brian McMillan, John O’Donoghue – 59?: Jim Gregg, Glen Johnstone, Jim Prendergast, Bruce Wilshire – 59?

NTP: 6th Alan Emery, 7th Kerry Martin, 10th Ron Bourne, 12th Paddy Knapp.

Captain’s Choice: 3rd shot 18th – Glen Johnstone


Ray Lally, Les Arthur, Kerry Martin, Phil Mason