15th October, 2019

Hi reader,

Thank you for your application to join Cooroy Veterans' Golf Club.  Welcome aboard.

Being a veteran golfer is not simply or solely about golf or indeed winning.  The camaraderie and providing a friendly, supportive social environment for members is an essential part of the experience.  It is a great way to meet new friends and provides a platform for social interaction between people from all walks of life in the same age demographic irrespective of golfing ability. 

I'm sure you will enjoy our competitions and events and being part of the Veteran Golfer community.

Organising and running a competition involves a lot of effort behind the scenes so if you nominate to play but are running late for your tee time or are not able to play on the nominated day we ask that you notify the following beforehand so the field can be reorganised.

Vets Events at Cooroy: Cooroy Golf Club, Phone - 5447 6258
Away Host Days (Vets): Grant Smallacombe, Phone 0439171707

A New Member Information Pack is provided below.  I’d encourage you to read through this information as it will help you familiarise yourself with The Vets and make the most of your membership. 

Cheers

Rod Booth - Secretary/Treasurer
Cooroy Veterans' Golf Club

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NEW MEMBER INFORMATION PACK


How we operate

Veteran golf clubs are not regarded as social clubs or actual golf clubs. Rather they are formally recognised by golf governing bodies as a representative association of golfers having a common interest (in this case age) formed by a group of people to enjoy golf and other interests amongst its membership. 

Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club exists for this purpose.  We manage our competitions and events independently and operate under our own stand alone Constitution and accounting system with our own bank account. 

Introducing the Cooroy Vets Management Committee

President: Graham Laing - Phone 54853356
Captain: Grant Smallacombe - Phone 0439171707
Vice Captain: Jim Henderson - Phone 0420928331
Secretary/Treasurer:  Rod Booth - Phone 54749452
Committee Members: Andrew Dick, David Lyons, Greg Michael, Mike Smith.

Arrangements between Cooroy Veterans' Golf Club and Cooroy Golf Club Inc. are formalised under a Memorandum of Understanding.  

Along with 9 other clubs (Caloundra, Gympie, Headland, Maroochy River, Mt Coolum, Nambour, Pelican Waters, Noosa and Tin Can Bay ) we are a member club of the Sunshine Coast District Veteran Golfers Associationthe largest Veteran Golfer District in Australia with over 2,000 members.

We have a say in District affairs through representation on the District Management Committee.

Competitions and Events

Our Weekly Competition is held at Cooroy on Wednesday morning with formats such as Stableford, Ambrose, 4BBB, Stroke etc.  A Monthly Medal competition is usually played on the first Wednesday of each month.

Our Wednesday Competition Fee is $12.00 which includes a Lucky Draw. You enter your name on the Lucky Draw sheet after registering with our starter.

Unclaimed prizes or balls due to you will be available from the Starter when you register for your next game.

Tee Times are from 6:30am in summer (September to April) and from 7:00am in winter (May to August).  Players are encouraged to register 30 minutes prior to hitting off. 

We frequently hold Shot Gun Start to allow players to arrive back in the clubhouse around the same time for presentations and socialising.  Members are encouraged to stay for these presentations as it is a great opportunity to get to know other members and have some fun.

Through our membership of the Sunshine Coast District Veteran Golfers Association you will have the opportunity to play some of the best courses on the Sunshine Coast at reasonable cost under our District Host Day Program

The Nomination facility for competitions and events is usually available well in advance of the competition.

You can find details of our competition and events program in the Event Calendar on the website - click this link http://cooroygolf.com.au/event-calendar/

If you have any questions concerning our Wednesday competition or Host Days please feel free to speak to Grant Smallacombe or Jim Henderson or any committee member.

Communication

We keep members up to date with results, information and a light hearted view of what's happening through regular email communications.  Excerpts from recent website Posts are included below to give a feel for what's happening -  just click on Read more at the end of each excerpt to read the full article.

Information is also posted on the Vets Noticeboard located on the wall near the Starters Room and under Golf News on the website.

As it provides useful information about Cooroy Veteran Golfers, interesting articles, competition results, photos, and course updates I would also encourage you to have a look at the Cooroy Golf Club website at http://cooroygolf.com.au/

Golf Shirts

Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club golf shirts can be ordered through our Secretary, Rod Booth.  The cost is $40.00 and needs to be paid before the order can be placed.

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Excerpts from recent Newsletters.

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2016-10-4-person-ambrose

WOMEN & VETS: 4 Person Ambrose - Results from 18th October 2016

A field of 56 enjoyed great weather, excellent company and some good golf for the 4 Person Ambrose jointly run by Cooroy Women and Cooroy Vets. As usual the ladies provided a great morning tea - there wasn't much to clean up at the end as it had all been eaten. Vets Captain Grant kindly sponsored the prizes. Thanks to …

Read more.

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purple-penguin

VETS: A Golf Life Lesson

A golf life lesson from one of our members. I was playing the 14th last week and hit my second shot over the hill in line with the trees on the left.  I came over the hill and saw my ball further to the right than I had expected. I checked and double checked the ball and confirmed that it …

Read more.

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