17th July, 2020

Hi reader,

You will be aware there have been some changes to the Rules of Golf which come into affect from January 2016.  The question is how will these changes affect the average club golfer.

There are only two that are likely to have a major impact on average club golfers.  The first being the much talked about anchoring ban.  The second covers the ball moving after address and can affect anyone but is a sensible change.  Both these changes are covered in a little more detail below.

We have just about wrapped up our program competitions for 2015 but you can still enjoy some competitive golf over Xmas and New Year.  The Friday Coopers Challenge and Chook Run will continue throughout the holiday period. 

The Vets are running a 4 week Stableford competition for their members over the Xmas break this year.  Wednesday 16th, 23rd, and 30th December will be timed starts with the competition wrapping up on Wednesday, 6th January, with a shotgun start and presentation.  The winners will be decided from their best 3 scores over the 4 rounds.  There will also be a NTP (all in) on a selected hole each week.

As this is the final weekly NEWS UPDATE for 2015 I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Xmas, Happy New Year and good golfing in 2016.

To the Women's Tuesday Club, Cooroy Vets, Thursday Women and all Saturday players a sincere thank you for your support and help in making 2015 a success for Cooroy Golf Club.

And finally a special thanks to Rod Booth for his work on the website, NEWS UPDATE and In The Rough Newsletters. 

We receive around 1000 visitors to the website each month and have some 270 subscribers to NEWS UPDATE and In The Rough.  Traffic to the Visitors/Social Golf page of the website has increased with the holiday season so we look forward to seeing some of these visitors at Cooroy over Xmas/New Year.  We have a $15.00 XMAS Special (after 2:00pm) on offer - spread the word.


Wayne Patston - General Manager
Cooroy Golf Club


Quotes of the Week

I hit a spectator but my ball's okay.  Jerry Pate.

Talking to a golf ball won't do you any good unless you do it while your opponent is teeing off.  Bruce Lansky.

Par is whatever I say it is.  I've got one hole that's a par 23 and yesterday I damn near birdied the sucker.  Willie Nelson.

A talent hits a target no one else can hit but a genius hits a target no one else can see.  Johan van Graan - South Africa assistant rugby union coach. 


Rules of Golf - 2 Changes Explained

Withdrawal of Rule on Ball Moving After Address – Rule 18-2b (Ball Moving After Address) has been withdrawn.  This means that if a ball at rest moves after the player addresses it, the player is no longer automatically deemed to have caused the ball to move.  A one-stroke penalty under Rule 18-2 will be applied only when the facts show that the player has caused the ball to move.  The wind or any other outside influence cannot cause the player to be penalized.

Prohibition on Anchoring the Club While Making a Stroke

New Rule 14-1b (Anchoring the Club) prohibits anchoring the club either “directly” or by use of an “anchor point” in making a stroke.  The penalty is loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play.  Two key points to note on this Rule change are that long putters may continue to be used– this is not an equipment rule - it’s just that they may not be anchored . And the new anchoring Rule applies to all levels of golf – not just professional golf.


MEN (Saturday) - Results for 5th December 2015

Event: Monthly Medal Winners: A Grade - Michael O'Rourke 67 c/b B Grade - Rob Sirett 61 c/b C Grade - Jason Egan 65 Runners-up: A Grade - Tony Gordon 67 B Grade - Rob Nash 61 C Grade - Damian Lindsay 67 c/b Medal of Medals Winner: George Giblett Rundown: Gus Stewart, Peter Buchbach, George Giblett, Greg Flanagan, Paul …

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Santa Golfer

XMAS Golf Special - $15.00

Holidaying on the Sunshine Coast this Xmas?  An open-plan clubhouse with an outside deck looking out over the 1st fairway and 18th green is an ideal place to relax with a cold drink or hot coffee after a visit to the many attractions and nature experiences in the Noosa Hinterland. OR you can take advantage of our $15 Xmas Golf Special …

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2015 09 -Coopers Challenge Results

Coopers Challenge - Results for 4th December 2015

Winner: Ed Krop 42 points (Footjoy Shirt) Runner Up: Jason Loch 39 (Coopers Umbrella) Run Down: Rod Harper 38 points, Noel Ackland 37 points, Maz Gray 37 points

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WOMEN (Thursday) - Results for 3rd December 2015

EVENT:  Stableford – Non-Winners Event in Conjunction. TROPHIES:  Assunta Easton NEVER WON A TROPHY: WINNER:  Mary Miller (40) RUNNER-UP:  Aileen Morton (38). --------------------------------------------- DAILY WINNER:  Assunta Easton (42)  (Trophy awarded to Runner-up). RUNNER-UP:  Kate Sawrey (41). RUNDOWN:  Mary Miller (40), Jocelyn Rabjohns (38), Aileen Morton (38), Shay Zulpo (36), Sonja Cordwell (35), Juanita Langford (35), Eve Hunt (35), Joyce McKay …

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Errol & Kevin

VETS - Newsletter week ending 5th December 2015

XMAS LUNCH ATTENDANCE There are quite a few members who haven't indicated if they will be attending our Xmas lunch next Wednesday.  We need an accurate indication of numbers for catering purposes.  If you didn't record your intentions on the List available last Wednesday please email Rod urgently and let him know.  Otherwise there may not be enough food for …

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WOMEN (Tuesday) - Results for 2nd December 2015

And so another year ends and what a successful year it has been. We have had so many new members and everyone seems to be really enjoying their golf. The course has been in great shape and even as I write this more work is being done to improve our wonderful Cooroy Golf Club. Over the summer break I am …

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WOMEN (Saturday) - Results for 28th November 2015

EVENT:  Stroke - Flag. WINNER:  Terri Cairns (68). RUNNER-UP:  Jocelyn Rabjohns (69). RUNDOWN:  Assunta Easton (74), Sonja Cordwell (77), Heather Conlan (78), Carole Clancy (80 c/b). PIN SHOT:   Sonja Cordwell. LONGEST PUTT:  Carole Clancy.

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