Vets – NEWSLETTER week ended 22nd February 2014


A good field of 76 players, including a visitor, battled the hot conditions and the unpredictability of putting on the newly cored greens. On the subject of the greens, it was another great effort by our volunteers who participated in the Working Bee.  Don Clelland enjoyed it so much he stayed all day.

During my round I put my ball into the creek on the 15th.  One of our newer members’ Bob Watson thought he would do the polite thing for the “Captain” and fetch his ball for him.  Now Bob is not the most elegant person on dry land, but let me tell you he is worse in water. Bob toppled over much to our amusement, and was seen floundering about like a wounded platypus. The one consolation for Bob was that it did cool him down.

Our B-Grade players need to do a bit of work on their games, with 36 points being enough to take out the major prize. In A-Grade Dave Walder with 46 points and C-Grade John Round (left) with 45 points proved that big scores were possible.

Dave Walder further contributed to a great performance with an eagle on the 11th hole.  Dave is happy to provide a shot by shot description to anyone who will listen.

There have been some concerns by the Green Staff about players hitting up on them. Remember that Green Staff have the right of way on the course.


We have resumed the complementary birthday drink for financial members so if you had a birthday recently mention it the starter next time you play.


Bruce Cowan has had a successful knee operation and is recovering well.  We may see him back on the course very shortly.


Welcome to new member Bob Read.


Event: 18 Hole Stableford
Field:  76

A big thanks to our member prize donor, Kevin Crundall, for donating the major prizes plus 2 dozen balls from his collection.

We are looking to add to our 2014 Member Prize Donor Program and encourage members to participate.  If you are interested see Grant or Rod.  Members can donate individually or get together with other members to sponsor prizes for a competition under their own name/s or under a pseudonym.  You can nominate the type of competition you want to sponsor and the form of prizes.  Ideally donors present the prizes to the winners on the day.

A Grade Winner: Dave Walder 46, Runner Up: Peter Reilly 40
B Grade Winner: Len Highland 36 c/b, Runner Up: Terry Wilson 36 c/b
C Grade Winner: John Round 45, Runner Up: Michael Anderson 42

Run Down: Ian Mulhall, Alex Kologaras, John Milligan, Hasse Andersson, Mike Smith, David Lyons, Bob Noble, Andrew Dick, Ray Lally, John Kelly, Brian McLoughlin, Denis Beckhaus, Rob Powell, Rod Booth, Alan Humphries, Rod Roemermann.

NTP: 4th Bob Watson, 6th Hasse Andersson, 7th Jon Sendall, 10th Paddy Knapp, 12th Terry Lyons, 13th Kerry Martin, 15th Ossie Osborne.

Captain’s Choice: Best front 9Brian McLoughlin (22), Best Back 9 Andrew Dick (24).

Rod Booth, John Milligan, Bill Edwards, Peter Reilly.

Rod Booth – Secretary/Treasurer
Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club