NEWSLETTER week ending 21st September 2013 (Vets)


Congratulations to Terry Lyons on his win in the Singles Match Play Final Terry’s opponent Graham Laing set the scene for a friendly game by giving Terry a lift to the Club.  Graham stated that “he was no match for Terry who racked up par after par”.  The final score was 5 up with 4 to play.

Good weather conditions saw some very good scores in our Wednesday Stableford Competition, with the run down stopping at 38 points.   Peter Reilly who has just returned from knee surgery posted a very impressive 45 points to take out C-Grade on a count back from Paddy Knapp.  It was suggested that Peter be disqualified for playing with a ‘performance enhancing limb’.

Please note that the Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club Championship’s are to be played on consecutive weeks with Round 1 being on the 30th of October and Round 2 on the 6th of November.   By then the greens will be back in pristine condition.

Also worth noting is that if raffle prizes are not collected within a month they will go into the next draw. With that in mind it would be nice to see Alex Kologaras pick up his prize before next week’s draw.


If you know of a member or former member who is not traveling well, let us know.  Remember, a little contact during these times can be better than a visit from a doctor.  We like to include a special mention in our weekly NEWSLETTER.

John Dangar has not been on the scene for awhile due to some eye surgery complications.   He is having trouble seeing out of one eye at the moment and was hopeful he may have some improvement by the end of this week.   We wish John all the best and hope to see him back on the course soon.


Congratulations to Geoff Currie on reaching a major milestone this month – 80 years young.  Ask him his secret next time you see him.

RESULTS from 16th SEPTEMBER 2013 – Host Day Visit by Gympie/Tin Can Bay

Event: Single Stableford

Prize Donor: Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club

A very good field of 94 fronted up for the visit on Monday by our northern neighbours Gympie and Tin Can Bay. Whilst the recent run of fine spring weather temporarily disappeared for the day it didn’t seem to affect the golf with some very good scores carded.

Cooroy took all the major podium positions with Ron Blount (pictured) in particular putting in a very good performance carding 46 points to take out C Grade with our President, Kevin Crundall, not far behind on 43 points.  It seems Ron is determined to hang on to his position at the top of the leader board for the Jim Penman Host Day Trophy picking up a handy 8 points for the day.    No doubt if you ask him Ron will be happy to provide a shot by shot description.

A Grade Winner: Jim Penman 41,  Runner Up: Dave Walder 40

B Grade Winner: Phil Botting 42,  Runner Up: Dave Passenger 41

C Grade Winner: Ron Blount 46,  Runner Up: Kevin Crundall 43

Run Down:  Dave Chapman 42, Keith Stewart (G) 42, Jim Henderson 42, Jeffrey Hudgson (G) 41, Warren Hay 41, Gerry Jacobson (G) 41, Brian McLoughlin 40, Bruce Wilshire 39, Bill Blackshaw (TCB) 39, S McGhie (TCB) 38, Neville Gilchrist (G) 38, John Stewart 38, Grant Smallacombe 38, Ken Wilkins (G) 38, Bill McNaught (G) 38.

NTP: 4th Lionel Willett, 6th S McGhie (TCB), 7th Graham Laing, 10th Gerry Jacobson, 12th Joe Simaile (G), 15th Keith Johnson (G).

We are pleased to have the generous support of smallPRINT Australia Pty Ltd as our logo ball sponsor for our host day NTP competitions.

Raffle: Kevin Tonkin, Bill Wood (G), Brad Lavender, Bruce Wilshire, Brian Carroll (G), Robyn from kitchen, Ken Wilkins (G), John Ayre (TCB)  

RESULTS from 18th SEPTEMBER 2013

Event: Stableford

Prize Donor: Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club

Perhaps it was the return to fine spring weather but there were some real contests on Wednesday requiring a count back to determine the winner in each of the 3 grades – first time this has happened in a long time.

A Grade Winner: Bruce Wilshire 39 c/b, Runner Up: Dave Walder 39

B Grade Winner: Peter Reilly 45 c/bRunner Up: Paddy Knapp 45

C Grade Winner: Steve Howes 42 c/b, Runner Up: Peter Smith 42

Run Down:  Brad Lavender 41, Dave Chapman 41, Brian McLoughlin 40, Les Arthur 40, Alan Emery 39, Ron Blount 39, Bruce McLean 39, Terry Wilson 39, Tony Kershaw 38, Brian Flynn 38, Rod Booth 38, Kevin Tonkin 38, John Cairns 38.

NTP: 4th Tony Vander Linden, 6thMike Smith, 7thBruce Cowan, 10thKen McKay, 12thIan Mulhall, 13th Rod Booth, 15thJohn Stewart.

Captain’s Choice – 4 Points or more on 18th: Brian McLoughlin, Ian Mulhall

Raffle: Ken McKay, Brian McMillan, Alan Blundell, Bruce Cowan


You will have noticed on Wednesday that the greens have been scarified.  They will be cored on the 30th September and top-dressed on the 1st October.

The plan is to core again in early February next year depending on the weather.

Rod Booth – Secretary/Treasurer