NEWSLETTER week ending 2nd November 2013 (Vets)


As our Wednesday Raffle is a free raffle, the decision has been made, that on Shotgun Starts only, you have to still be at the club to win a prize.  If you are not in attendance and your number is drawn, there will be a re-draw.  Please note this is for Shotgun starts only.

My attention has been drawn to a few instances where players have been breaching or stretching the rules. We play mainly for enjoyment, but the rules of golf must be adhered to.   If you notice something that should not be happening in your group, don’t turn a blind eye, and don’t be afraid to speak up.

Two more games this week, the first coming about on Monday with the withdrawal of Bribie Island due to lack of numbers on their part. We had a small field of 30 starters who played a Single Stableford in one division. Our winner was the inform Errol Radley with 42 points who won on a count back from Terry Hymas.  Don Clelland cleaned up with 2 NTP’s.

Wednesday was the 1st Round of the Vets Championships.  Best Nett scores and winners for the Day were: A Grade Tony Bernhagen 60, B Grade Kerry Martin 56, and C Grade Bill Hesse 59.  Kerry Martin’s 1 under the card (36) on the back 9 was outstanding.

Championship leaders (Best Gross) at this stage are:

A Grade

Jim Penman 76, Les Terrans 76, Errol Radley 79, Ossie Osborne 82, Peter Piggott 82

Unfortunately Tony Bernhagen’s 76 will not qualify, as he hasn’t played in 6 single events.

B Grade

Kerry Martin 76, Ron Blount 83, Stuart Wright 89, Dave Passenger 89, Don Clelland 89, Phil Mason 89

C Grade

Bill Hesse 86, Dave Chapman 98, Col Easton 99, Kevin Crundall 101, John Tomlins 101

2nd Round of the Championships

  • All players will be playing off their latest handicap for this game.
  • All players’ grades will remain unchanged from round one.
  • Qualification: players must have played in six single events this year.
  • In case of a tie there will be a play off over 18 holes the following week.

Our next Working Bee will be held on Tuesday the 12th of November.


Welcome to new member John Woodward joining us from Blackbutt.

Ordinary membership is now 134 with 28 new members this year.


Event: Stableford

Prizes: Cooroy Vets

Field:  30

Winner: Errol Radley 42 c/b, Runner Up: Terry Hymas 42 c/b

Run Down: John Kelly 41, Col Easton 41, Don Clelland 40, Mike Miklenda 40, Kevin Olsen 39, Ron Blount 39, Geoff Pembroke 38

NTP: 4th Don Clelland, 10th Warren Hay, 12th Don Clelland


Event: 1st Round Vets Championships

Prizes: Cooroy Golf Club

Field:  86

A Grade Winner: Tony Bernhagen 60, Runner Up: Errol Radley 64

B Grade Winner: Kerry Martin 56, Runner Up: Ron Blount 61

C Grade Winner: Bill Hesse 59, Runner Up: Ian Lawson 67

Run Down to 69: Les Terrans, Ossie Osborne, Peter Piggott, Dave Passenger, Jim Penman, Stuart Wright, John Stewart, Andrew Dick, Bruce Wilshire, Dave Walder, Brian McLoughlin, Dale Rickard, Ray Lally, Don Clelland, Phil Mason

NTP: 4th Bill Hesse, 6th Dave Chapman, 7th Errol Radley, 10th Bill Galvin, 12th John Woodward, 13th Col Easton,

Captain’s Choice – Best Gross: A – Jim Penman 76, B – Kerry Martin 76, C – Bill Hesse 86

Raffle: John Cairns, Tony Bernhagen, Don Clelland, Bob Noble, Ray Lally


The Vets are providing prizes for both the Men and Women’s competition on Saturday 16th November 2013 – an 18 Hole Stableford.

If you are not normally a Saturday player come along and enjoy another game of golf for this week.


Rod Booth – Secretary/Treasurer

Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club