Vets – NEWSLETTER week ended 17th May 2014


This week’s V-Par Competition was very generously sponsored by our President Graham Laing.  Graham not only sponsored all of the major prizes but also sponsored a novelty event being the Longest Putt on the 18th, which was won by Ken McKay.

A total of 82 players turning up to play was great to see. The stand out player being Kevin Tonkin as these V-Par events don’t particularly suit the low handicap players. Kevin just nudged out Ray Lally on a count back and finished with +2.

It was good to see that all of our sponsored NTP holes went off this week.

The 4th hole is sponsored by “Richies Bakery” was won by Steve Hall, the 10th hole is sponsored by “Lian Scott Personal Travel Manager” and was won by Rod Booth, and the 15th hole is sponsored by “Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat” and was won by Ian McMullen.

Don’t forget those playing at Nambour on Monday; it is an 8.00am shotgun start.

The form for our next at Home Host Day is on our notice board.  Our visitors will be Peregian Springs and Nambour, please make an effort and turn up as we normally have a good roll up by our visitors. The game will be on Monday the 2nd of June with nominations closing next Wednesday on the 28th of May.

RESULTS from 14th MAY 2014

Event:  VPar
Prize Donor: Vets President – Graham Laing
Field:   82

A Grade Winner: Kevin Tonkin +2 (c/b), Runner Up: Ray Lally +2 (c/b)
B Grade Winner: Ken McKay +3, Runner Up: Ian McMullen +2
C Grade Winner: , Brian McMillan +4, Runner Up: Steve Howes +2

Run Down to ‘all square’: Steve Hall, Glen Johnstone, Don Clelland, Peter Piggott, John Stewart, Dennis Guion, Dave Chapman, Andrew Dick, Hasse Andersson, Ray Hand, John O’Donoghue, Paul O’Hare.

NTP: 4th (Richies Bakery) Steve Hall, 6th Denis Beckhaus, 7th Les Terrans, 10th (TravelManagers) Rod Booth, 12th Ian McMullen, 13th John O’Donoghue, 15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat) Ian McMullen.

Captain’s Choice – 1st Hole 2nd Shot: John Cairns

Presidents Choice – Longest Putt 18th Hole: Ken McKay

Raffle: Paddy Knapp, Mike Miklenda, Dave Chapman, Grant Smallacombe.


Historically our fields start the year high, taper down during winter and then rise again towards the end of the year.  This year we are proving that history doesn’t necessarily repeat itself – although this might change as the mornings and days get colder.

After 17 Wednesday competitions our average field is holding steady at 78 compared to 68 in 2013 and 64 in 2012.

The number of rounds played this year is 15.50% higher than 2013 and 21.50% higher than 2012.

Male membership currently stands at 123.

Comments made at the quarterly meeting of the Sunshine Coast District Veteran Golfers Association last Thursday suggest all Veteran Golf Clubs on the Sunshine Coast are doing well and experiencing good fields and membership levels.

Our District has the highest number of members of all Veteran Golf Districts across Australia.


A reminder we are now on ‘winter tee times’ so tee times will be from 7:00am for other than shot gun starts.


The new score card made possible by funds raised through the Special Raffle organised by Cooroy Vets (Grant) has been printed and delivered.

Check out the vets ‘promo’ on the back.