Week Ending 16th December 2017

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Hi reader,

We kicked off Wednesday at 8:00 am with a shotgun start, played 18 holes of 4 Person Ambrose golf with presentation, fed over 100 people (thanks to SafeHands Catering), presented annual trophies, had a few drinks and lots of laughs, caught up with old friends and wrapped up a successful day around 1.45 pm.  Santa even made an appearance!

A great way to finish a very successful year for Cooroy Vets.

A full rundown on our 2017 Annual Trophy Winners will be posted on the website shortly.

Days like this don't just happen without a lot of organisation and work behind the scenes so thanks to the Vets Committee and Grant in particular, for your efforts in making the day a success.  Thanks also to Bob Watson for his photographic input throughout the year.

New member, Graeme Caffyn, got off to a good start with the Vets playing in the winning 4 Man Ambrose Team – welcome aboard Graeme.

Thanks once again to ‘The Bush Boys’ for sponsoring our Xmas 4 Man Ambrose.  Unfortunately, with so much going on Grant erred in not mentioning your sponsorship.  Grant has promised to make it up to you on 2018 Opening Day, especially as Bush Boys wrangler, John McNamara had a speech prepared for the occasion.

We were privileged to have members of the Penman Family, Bruce and Carol Penman and, Bev and Kevin Caldwell, join us for golf and lunch and present our prestigious Jim Penman Host Day and Jim Penman Single Matchplay trophies.  The family has indicated a willingness to continue sponsorship of these trophies so we look forward to catching up again next year.

We also welcomed Mike Kelly from long-time sponsor, John Madill Toyota.  Mike is hoping to join us for each monthly medal in 2018 and, if possible, squeese in a game of golf.   Madill’s have some great Xmas specials at the moment so give Mike a call if you are looking for a new or used vehicle.

Greens Supervisor, Paul Dawson and our hard working staff were also able to find time to join us for lunch.  We appreciate their efforts, particularly when the grass is growing quicker than Errol Radley moves between Tees – very fast. 

Well, that’s 2017 officially done,….but not quite!

A reminder that week 1 of our three competition Holiday Season Stableford Competition kicks off next Wednesday.

We kick off our 2018 District Host Day season with a visit to Pelican Waters on Monday, 15th January 2018.  The online nomination facility will be available as soon as we have details from Pelican Waters.

From time to time our members cop criticism, often unfairly, for not strictly following the rules of golf.  Here's a good vibe story from Wednesday.  Peter Fryer's Team arrived at their last hole, the 16th, with one team member needing a drive to complete the card.  The rules for this hole made this impossible.  They realised they had made an error of judgement and marked the card accordingly forfeiting a chance of a placing and prize.  Well done Peter, Ray Nolan, Tony Bernhagen and Tony Kershaw.

Finally a very merry Xmas to members and their families from your Vets Committee – thank you again for your support in 2017.  Bring on 2018.

 
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VETS: Newsletter week ending 16th December 2017

We kicked off at 8:00 am with a shotgun start, played 18 holes of 4 Person Ambrose golf with presentation, fed a clubhouse full of people (thanks to SafeHands Catering), presented annual trophies, had a few drinks and lots of laughs, caught up with old friends and wrapped up a successful day around 1.45 pm.  A great way to finish a …

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