VETS – NEWSLETTER week ending 2nd May 2015


First of all I would like to say, “Well done to Kevin Crundall for teeing off at the correct time this week” your group was being closely watched by the starters and your Captain.   It just goes to show that you can train anybody.

Unfortunately a heavy shower spoilt our 4BBB.  I would like to point out that at no time was the event cancelled by either Vice Captain, Jim Henderson or myself.   I do however understand why some players did not wish to complete their round and that decision is entirely up to them.   A large majority did finish and some exceptional scores were recorded.

The event was sponsored by your Vets Captain and Nick Kostalas donated 21 balls to be used for the NTP’s and the run down.  Thank you Nick.

Last years’ Pairs Champions, Les Arthur and Dave Chapman (left) were standouts with 53 points.   The general feeling is that they may have peaked too early.   The qualifiers and match-play draw is attached.

Please note that our game at Peregian Springs on Monday has been CANCELLED due to the heavy rain affecting the course and rescheduled to Monday, 25th May.

On Thursday 21st May at 8.30am, we play the Sunshine Coast District Veteran Golfers Association Team Challenge at Pelican Waters against the other 10 clubs in our zone.   We have finished in last place for the past 2 years and need to get off the bottom.   If you would like to represent us please nominate on the form on our notice board.   Our final 10 players will be selected by your Captain and Vice-Captain.   Selected players are not required to pay anything as your $40 fee, which includes cart and lunch, will be part of your package for representing us.

Just a closing story about inflation.   I have been having some eye problems recently and decided to buy a quality pair of sunglasses.   When the lady told me I was up for $220, I couldn’t help myself and informed her that my 1st motor vehicle cost me just $100.   How things have gone up in price!


EVENT: 4BBB Stableford
SPONSOR: Grant Smallacombe and Nick Kostalas
FIELD: 89 including visitor

WINNER: Les Arthur & Dave Chapman – 53
RUNNER UP: Glen Johnstone & Dennis Beckhaus – 50
3rd Place: John Kelly & Kevin Crundall – 49

RUN DOWN: Warren Hay & John Woodward, Peter Buchbach & Tom Williams, Jim Turnbull & Ian Mulhall, Len Highland & Don Clelland, John McNamara & Peter Reilly, Lionel Willett & John Milligan, Tony Gordon & Tom Murphy, John Stewart & Col Eaton, Kerry Martin & Phil Mason.

NTP: 4th (Richies Bakery) Bob Noble, 6th Dave Chapman, 7th Errol Radley, 10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) Bob Atkin, 12th John Kelly, 13th (Cooroy Golf Club) Bruce Cowan, 15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meats) John Stewart

CAPTAIN’s CHOICE – Hole 5, 2nd shot: Keith Bennetts (vis)

RAFFLE: Jim Henderson, Nick Kostalas, Andrew Aves, Bob Atkins


We are pleased to be able to advise that from MAY 2015 the prize for Runner Up will be increased to $25.00 from $20.00.

Winner each Grade: $40.00 credit to Club Account or Sponsored Prize.
Runner Up each Grade$25.00 credit to Club Account or Sponsored Prize.
3rd Place each Grade: $15.00 credit to Club Account or Sponsored Prize (fields 80 and over only)
Run Down all in:  
1 Ball each player.