Your update on what's happening at Cooroy Golf club
Issue # 2018-10
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  • Annual General Meetings key takeouts
  • Membership Drive special
  • Rules of Golf 2019 changes
  • The Short Form 9-Hole Golf
  • Monster Xmas Raffle
  • Meet the Bar Staff Kelvin Britain
  • Trist's Golf Tips The Beautiful Game The Grip
  • From the Shed November 2018


It's that time of year when we hold our AGM's, elect officials and make decisions about next year. The key takeouts for 2019 from AGM's held in November are outlined below.

Cooroy Golf Club

President: Paul Dudman
Vice President: Graeme Caffyn (subsequently resigned). Greg Michael appointed to the position by Management Committee.
Finance Director: Geoff Edwards
Secretary: Aileen Morton
House Director: Leith Barr
Men’s Captain: No nominations (Cyril Trist and the men's match committee will continue until a Men's Captain is found)
Women’s Captain: Terri Cairns
Greens Director: Dave Lyons

Key decisions:
  • Full Membership Subscription Fees increase by $20.00 effective 1st July 2019.

Cooroy Veterans' Golf Club

President: Graham Laing
Captain: Grant Smallacombe
Vice Captain: Jim Henderson
Host Day Captain: Greg Michael
Secretary/Treasurer: Rod Booth
Committee: Andrew Dick, Dave Lyons, Ken McKay and Mike Smith

Key decisions:

  • Vets Annual Membership Subscription Fee for 2019: Ordinary Member - $10.00, Restricted Member - $5.00.
Click the button below to read the Vets AGM Minutes and Package of Reports presented.


2018 10 - Noosa Hinterland Golf (2)
Cooroy Golf Club is offering a 'one-off' full membership special as part of a drive to increase member numbers. Spread the word.

Join now and enjoy full ordinary membership through to 30th June 2020 for a total cost of just $830.00. The offer is open until 30th June 2019 - conditions apply.

By taking up the offer as quickly as possible you enjoy the maximum free benefit period; up to 6 months free membership.

For more detail speak to Club Manager, Wayne Patston on 07 5447 6258 or email to


For the past five years, golf governing bodies have been working on a makeover of the Rules of Golf. As from 1st January 2019, the results of the first fundamental review in 34 years come into effect. The changes are quite extensive, and welcome.

Although the new rules don’t come into effect until the new year it will pay to become familiar with them in advance. Remember rules exist to benefit players not hinder them. To assist, an abridged, player-friendly booklet version of the new rules - Player's Edition of the Rules of Golf - is available to members in the clubhouse together with a rules flyer.

An updated version of our Local Rules reflecting club decisions on the optional aspects of the new rules will be issued shortly.


The Thursday women's competition is now offering a nine-hole competition that tees off once the 18-hole competition field is away. This allows those not so comfortable playing 18 holes to stay involved, particularly as we head into the hotter months, and arrive back in the clubhouse for some socialising with 18-hole players.

A Holiday Season 9-Hole Series will run each Friday and Sunday over the holiday period.

Eligibility: Must have a GA handicap (9 or 18-hole) - visitors welcome.
Entry Fee: $7.00 includes competition fee, green fee and prizes
No booking necessary, just roll up
Daily prizes and series prize sponsored by Coopers Brewery.
2018 11 News Update - Xmas Raffle


A reminder tickets in our Xmas raffle are available at the bar. The many prizes on offer include a hand mower donated by Toro and a Mizumo golf bag.

$5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. The raffle will be drawn on Saturday, 22nd December 2018.


Brittain Kelvin (M)
In this issue, we introduce Kelvin Brittain. And yes, that is Kelvin under all that protective leather in an earlier life drag racing at Willowbank.
  • Kelvin is very much a local boy having grown up in Kin Kin.
  • He then moved to Cooroy which has been home to Kelvin, his wife and two children for 32 years.
  • Following year 10 schooling Kelvin went to Brisbane to undertake an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner and then worked in maintenance for a period of 37 years.
  • Kelvin raced enduro bikes in his younger days and then his love of speed led him to drag racing and motorbikes for 15 years, with the support of family.
  • Enjoys all forms of motorsport, mountain biking and golf.
  • Kelvin has been a member of Cooroy Golf Club for 25 years, working behind the bar for nearly 2 years.
  • In the last 10 years, Kelvin has been able to travel with both his wife and on occasions daughter, as well, visiting countries as far afield, such as USA, Africa, Ireland, Scotland and England. And, has also travelled across the ditch to New Zealand.
  • As exciting as all these countries are, he says he is always grateful to come back to Queensland, Australia.......home.


The left wrist should appear concave looking down at it in your address position. The knuckles of first (pointer) finger and index finger should be clearly visible to you.

At impact the left wrist should be flat, even a little convex: the knuckle of your first (pointer) finger just barely visible.


2018 11 - 17th Irrigation
An underground water source has been located on the course at the top of the 14th fairway. It is 75 feet down and could be used to top up current supplies at the main irrigation dam with some improvements.

Landcare revisit and works will commence at the end of January or beginning of February. They will provide their landscaping plan and will undertake all work.

  • Pruning around 9th green completed.
  • Coring and scarifying completed by course staff with greens coming back well. Application of slow release fertilizer, organics and gypsum which was recommended by nutritional testing. Top dressing followed renovation. The feedback from players is how well the greens are playing so well done to our greens team, Todd, Paul, Alex and Brendan.
  • Drainage installation at the 12th hole and 13th tee commenced and expected to be completed this month. Drainage to be installed later this month on 1st hole and 16th hole. This will help remove surface water from fairway to make the course playable more quickly after heavy rains.
  • New irrigation installed on 17th fairway along with 5 sprinklers.
  • New water metre installed to the pump station.
  • Cart path repairs and maintenance
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