12th July, 2020

Hi reader,

Welcome to Cooroy Veterans' Golf Club.

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 to make the most of your membership. 


Rod Booth - Secretary/Treasurer
Cooroy Veterans' Golf Club



How we operate

We operate under our own Constitution and independent management committee with our own bank account and accounting system.

Introducing our 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: Kevin Crundall, Andrew Dick, Bruce Cowan, David Lyons, Mike Smith.

Arrangements between Cooroy Veterans' Golf Club and Cooroy Golf Club Inc. are formalised under a Memorandum of Understanding.  We are represented on the Cooroy Golf Club management committee by a Vets delegate.

Along with 10 other clubs (Caloundra, Gympie, Headland, Maroochy River, Mt Coolum, Nambour, Pelican Waters, Peregian Springs, 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 20-30 minutes prior to hitting off. 

Many of our competitions are a Shot Gun Start as this allows players to arrive back in the clubhouse around the same time for presentations and socialising.  We encourage members to stay for the presentation 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

Nomination Sheets for competitions and events are usually available in the clubhouse a week or so 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.


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 email updates and 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.


Excerpts from recent emails and Newsletters.


VETS: Newsletter week ending 16th January 2016

A WORD FROM COOROY VETS PRESIDENT, Graham Laing On behalf your Vet's Committee I wish to extend to you all a warm welcome to the 2016 Season and hope that you are looking forward to an exciting year of friendly competition and great companionship as this is what makes Veterans Golf so special for us all. It is your Committee's …

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Cooroy Golf Club - NEWSLETTER No 4 November 2015

Edition No 4 - NOVEMBER 2015 of In The Rough is now available - click to read more. As this is our last In The Rough Newsletter for 2015 we wish everyone a merry Xmas and happy New Year.  Good Golf in 2016.  

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Stay & Golf in Noosa Hinterland

If you are planning a visit to the Sunshine Coast and some golf consider our Stay and Golf Package in the heart of the Noosa Hinterland.  We can also tailor packages to meet your needs.  Simply let us know what you need and we will do the rest! click to view Cooroy Luxury Motel Apartments website

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