VETS: Newsletter week ending 16th January 2016


On behalf your Vet’s Committee I wish to extend to you all a warm welcome to the 2016 Season and hope that you are looking forward to an exciting year of friendly competition and great companionship as this is what makes Veterans Golf so special for us all.

It is your Committee’s intention to continue to provide support to our members in a similar manner to last year, with maybe a few little twists thrown in. Our popular Host Day calendar is again full to the brim, kicking off with Pelican Waters next Monday and we encourage all of you to participate in these events when your are able.

Remember, if you have any suggestions, please have a chat with a Committee member, as we do appreciate your feedback. Cheers and have a great year


It was very encouraging to see a field of 88 take part in our 1st programmed event for 2016.  This plus the great participation we had during our Xmas Break Competition has me very excited about the year ahead.

1301_ashe-black_6Congratulations to our John Madill Monthly Medal winners in Brad Jordison, Tony Bernhagen, and Tony Kershaw. The good news for Brad is that they do produce a 5XL shirt, so yours is on the way.

In 2016 our Monthly Medal winners will receive a Cooroy Veterans Golf Club “Golf Towel” plus a “Polo Shirt” that will be embroidered with our logo, your name and details of the event and when it was won. There will be a different colored shirt for each month of the year – January pictured left.  2nd and 3rd prizes will remain the same as last year.

It was an outstanding effort by 19 handicapper Tony Bernhagen to feature in the 3 best gross scores for the day with a 75 off the stick.

For those who were not at the presentation I would like to inform you that my playing partner Con Russell set a new “Guinness World Record” for the most 4 letter words uttered on a golf course.  Most of them I had heard before, but there were a couple that proved that you are never too old to learn.  It is all part of my “EDUCATION” says Con.

For those venturing to Pelican Waters on Monday, PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS AN 8.00am SHOTGUN START.


Welcome to our latest new members in Peter Kennedy, Andre Smit and Kim Bowditch.  Please go out of your way to make them feel welcome.


Event: Stroke – Medal of MedalsJohn Madill Toyota
Prize Donor: John Madill Toyota
Field: 88

Winners: A Grade – Brad Jordison 64, B Grade – Tony Bernhagen 56 , C Grade – Tony Kershaw 62
Runners Up: A Grade – Bruce Cowan 64, B Grade – Jason Egan 63, C Grade – John McNamara 65
3rd  Place: A Grade – John Stewart 66, B Grade – Rod Booth 64, C Grade – Kevin Crundall 66

Run Down to 69: Mike Smith, Jim Henderson, Greg Michael, Lionel Willett, Brad Lavender, Ian Mulhall, Warren Hay, Brian McMillan, Graham Laing, Ron Blount, Greg Flanagan, Michael Loe, Ray Lally, Ken McKay, Dale Rickard, Michael Andersson, Bill Hesse.


4th (Richies Bakery/Fox & Hound Espresso) – Graham Laing
6th – Brian McMillan
7th – Rob Nash
10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) – Bob Noble
12th – Rod Roemermann
13th (Cooroy Golf Club) – Terry Hymas
15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat) – John Stewart

Captain’s Choice – 8th Hole 2nd shot: Brad Jordison
Thai Tong – 1st Hole 2nd shot:
Brad Jordison

Best Gross:
1stBrad Jordison, 2nd – Tony Bernhagen, 3rd – Peter Buchbach

Lucky Draw: Ray Lally, Brian Flynn, Bruce Wilshire, Andrew Dick, Andre Smit, Grant Smallacombe, Ray Nolan, Ray Glover