Vets – NEWSLETTER week ending 8th November 2014

Panoramic photo of carts lined up for a Vets la mans, oops shot gun start – taken by roving photographer Bob Watson.    The action shot below of Dennis Beckhaus driving from the Tee was also taken by Bob.  Bob is quite rightly chuffed with the photo as it is a difficult image to capture – note the ball in flight.


A big day Wednesday with our John Madill Monthly Medal event also being the 2nd round of our vet’s championships, plus the AGM that followed.

An outstanding round of 70 off the stick, for a nett 61 by Les Terrans won him the A-Grade Monthly Medal.

Congratulations also to Peter Reilly, B-Grade, nett 65, and C-Grade, Rob Powell, nett 63.

Congratulations to our elected Office Bearers and Committee for the year ahead.

Coming up on the 19th of November we are holding a fundraiser for Legacy.  The event is a 2 man Ambrose and it is an 8.00am shotgun start.  There is to be a gold coin donation Sausage Sizzle at the end of play, plus there will be a couple of fundraisers out on the course – so please make sure you bring along a few extra gold coins so you can take part in these.

Below are our winners of the 2014 Vets Club Championships.  Well done.

Les Terrans 76/70 = 146Jim Gregg 85/87 = 172Lionel Willett 95/93 =188
Bob Noble 77/75 = 152Jim Prendergast 87/89 = 177Ray Glover 98/93/ = 191
Kevin Tonkin 84/76 = 160Peter Reilly 93/85 = 178Mike Smith 91/100 = 191
Best Nett all in
Les Terrans 66/60 = 126
Bob Noble 65/63 = 128
Jim Prendergast 63/65 = 128


Welcome back to Greg Flanagan (left) after a period travelling around Australia – although no one recognised him. I wonder why!!

An almost perfect return to Vets golf by Greg though – in the Run Down and 2 NTP vouchers.


EVENT: Monthly Medal and 2nd Round 2014 Vets Championship
SPONSOR: John Madill Toyota

A Grade Winner: Les Terrans 61, Runner Up: Bob Noble 63
B Grade Winner: Peter Reilly 65, Runner Up: Jim Gregg 66
C Grade Winner: Rob Powell 63, Runner Up: Con Russell 65

Run Down: Steve Hall, Doug Allisone, Bruce Cowan, Les Arthur, John Stewart, Ken McKay, Bill Edwards, Nick Kostalas, Ed Krop, Ed Boyd, Jim Prendergast, Ray Glover, Lionel Willett, Rob Nash, Greg Flanagan, Errol Radley, Kerry Martin, Laurie Staples, Andrew Dick .

NTP: 4thJohn Butler (Richies Bakery), 6th Dennis Beckhaus (left), 7th Peter Piggott, 10th Les Terrans (Cooroy Harvest Fresh), 12th Terry Wilson, 13th Greg Flanagan (Bar Voucher), 15th Greg Flanagan (Noosa Outlook Meats).

Captain’s Choice- Hole 5, 2nd shot: Kevin Tonkin

Best Gross: 1st Les Terrans, 2nd Bob Noble, 3rd Kevin Tonkin

Raffle: Ian McMullen, Ken McKay, Stuart Wright, Charlie Adelberg.


If you know of a member or former member who is not travelling well, let us know.

Remember, a little contact during these times can be better than a visit from a doctor. 

Unfortunately Lionel Willett ended up in hospital after his game on Wednesday.  He is still in there and it looks like he may need a pacemaker fitted – still nothing seems to keep Lionel down for long.

Bill Edwards gave us an update on Jim Penman on Wednesday – Jim is finding the going a little hard at the moment.  A short call from his friends at Cooroy Golf Club will pick him up. 

Bruce Cowan was called away urgently on Wednesday.  Unfortunately his wife, Mary, had a stroke and is in hospital.  Fortunately the prognosis looks promising.

Our thoughts are with them all.


A reminder that Cooroy Golf Club AGM will be held on Tuesday, 11th November 2014.