Week Ending 17th December 2016


Hi reader,

It was great to see the clubhouse filled before and after the game with such an enthusiastic and raucous crowd of Vets obviously enjoying themselves on our final program event for the year.  The whole day went very well thanks to the planning and advance preparation, particularly by Grant. We played 18 holes of golf, completed a daily competition and presentation, fed around 100 people, presented annual trophies, had a few drinks and laughs and were able to wrap up a successful day just after 1.00 pm.

Feedback suggests everyone enjoyed the Thai lunch provided by Thai Tong Restaurant, Yandina.  Thank you to Tanju and his two helpers for their efforts.  Thai Tong Restaurant has confirmed they will be a NTP sponsor again in 2017, and with increased prize value.

Big Kev Tonkin had a memorable 2016 as he continued his good form taking out A grade on Monday’s host day, on Wednesday as a member of the winning Xmas 4 Man Ambrose team as well as longest drive on 9th, NTP on 15th, NTP on 14th, and 2016 Medal of Medals winner.  Any wonder Kev looked a little exhausted on Wednesday; what a golf year to remember.

The Penman family has expressed their appreciation for the sea of green Vets Club shirts at Jim's funeral and the kind thoughts, sympathy and memories shared with them.

Well that's 2016 officially done,....but not quite!

A reminder that week 1 of our three competition Holiday Season Stableford Competition kicks off next Wednesday.  All three nomination sheets are now available with fields looking very good.  There will be no white board write-up or call to the tee (the committee needs a break!), so each group needs to be aware of the group they are nominated to follow and tee off accordingly.  You need to be financial for 2017 to play in the three Holiday Season Stableford games, and collect if you win.

We kick off our 2017 District Host Day season with a visit to Pelican Waters on Monday, 16th January 2017.  The on-line nomination facility will be available as soon as we have details from Pelican Waters.

Finally a very merry Xmas to members and their families from your Vets Committee - thank you again for your support in 2016.  Bring on 2017.

Merry Xmas


Foreshadowing a Rule Change

On 9th December 2016 the R&A and USGA announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green effective from 1st January 2016.

If a Committee wishes to introduce this Local Rule, the following wording is recommended:

“Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:

When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.

The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.

This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.

NOTE: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.


VETS: Newsletter week ending 17th December 2016

It was great to see the clubhouse filled before and after the game with such an enthusiastic and raucous crowd of Vets obviously enjoying themselves on our final program event for the year. So they had some inkling in advance Grant briefed players on the 'variety of contests' on the course before they headed out to play at 8:00 am …

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Farewell Jim Penman

Friday, 9 December, 2016, was the day we celebrated the life of our father, Jim Penman. We, his children, Beverley, Desley and Bruce, would like to thank all those members of Cooroy Golf Club who attended Jim’s funeral today. It was amazing to see so many of the Vets in their green shirts. The members of Cooroy Golf Club made …

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Vale: Jim Penman

Jim Penman passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, 1st December 2016. As well as being active in Cooroy Golf Club as Captain for many years Jim spent 16 years as The Vets Captain leaving an enduring legacy.  The success of Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club is due, in no small part, to Jim's foresight, dedication and energy. It would be nigh …

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