Week ending 13th April 2013 (Vets)


Around 36 Cooroy members journeyed to Bribie Island to be part of a field of 117 including 52 visitors (Cooroy & Tewantin Noosa).   Storeyline Bus Tours again provided an excellent bus service.

Despite 5 minutes of bucketing rain during the round it was an enjoyable and otherwise fine day.  The general concensus seemed to be favorable and that we will be back again in the future.

Grant Smallacombe finished our best with 36 points, a good effort considering he couldn’t comment on the excellent couch fairways because, in his words, he didn’t hit too many of them.  Grant also picked up a NTP on the 16th.   Grant shared a cart with Ron Blount.  Rumor has it that Grant insisted on driving whenever they were near water after the ‘dam incident’ at Cooroy.

Graeme Finn and John Kelly each carded 35 points and together with Garry Sheales on 34 featured in the ball run down.

Apart from the course a noticeable feature was the size of their 2 cart sheds – they must have each been around 100m in length.


The draw for the Host Day at Mt Coolum on 15th April 2013 is on the Vets Notice Board in the club house.

We need more nominations for 22nd April 2013 when we host Caloundra at home – so get your name on the nomination sheet as soon as possible.


With effect from 14th May 2013 GOLF Link will automatically prevent a player’s Golf Australia Handicap from increasing by any more than 5 strokes beyond their best GA Handicap from the previous 12-month rolling period.   The Anchor has been 4 strokes.

The Anchor eliminates the capacity for extreme outward movements of GA Handicaps within short spaces of time.

As a result, a sustained loss of form does not cause a player’s GA Handicap to move too far from a level which is consistent with their underlying ability.

The Anchor also makes the handicap system less susceptible to manipulation.


Sometimes you can get a little too attached to things in golf.  John Milligan wasn’t sure he could play last Wednesday because he’d misplaced his favourite driving tee.  Fortunately a kind member donated a similar tee and John was able to play.  Unfortunately John misplaced it in the creek in front of the 5th Tee.

Dave Chapman carded a very good 40 points to win ‘C Grade’ aided by a birdie on the 15th – on in 1 and then sunk a 20 foot putt (actually 10 foot but grew with telling of the story)  – giving him “2 a 5”.

Tom Murphy obviously had his eye in with a NTP on 4th and 6th.

RESULTS from 10th APRIL 2013

Event:                              Single Stableford

Prize Donor:                Andrew Dick, John Dangar, Mike Smith

Field:                              62

A Grade Winner         Ken Morgan                   39       Runner Up     Les Arthur                      37

B Grade Winner         Grant Smallacombe     37       Runner Up     Ian McMullen                34 c/b

C Grade Winner         Dave Chapman             40       Runner Up     John Milligan                 36

Run Down (all in)

Kerry Martin 36, Andrew Dick 36, Terry Hymas 35, Tom Murphy 35, John Tomlins 34, Graham Smith 34, Dave Walder 34, Bill Edwards 34, Charlie Adelberg 34, Bruce McLean 33, Ron Blount 33

NTP     4th Tom Murphy, 6th Tom Murphy, 7th Tom Williams, 10th  Warren Hay, 12th Jim Prendergast, 13th Stuart Wright, 15th Andrew Dick

Captains Choice
18th4 points or more
Bob Noble


Tony Foster (collect from bar)

John Round (collect from bar)

Don Pigdon