VETS – Newsletter week ending 11th April 2015


We were blessed with fine weather this week for our Single Stableford event.

Our sponsors for the day were Mike Miklenda, Rod Roemermann and Kevin CrundallWe thank them for their generous support and a special thanks to Kevin Crundall for supplying all of the NTP and Run Down balls.

Some of you may have noticed that we have placed a tribute to our only Life Member Jim Penman on our notice board.  You can see a copy of the tribute under the Life Member section on the Veterans’ page of the website.   The Committee thought that it was time that we recognized Jim’s great effort for his involvement in the Cooroy Veteran Golf Club over such a long period.   For those that may not know, “Jim has been back in hospital, we wish him well, and we look forward to his reappearance back on the golf course.

Sponsorship is a very important part of any club and we would like to welcome aboard Yandina Restaurant Thai Tong (3 Stevens Street) as our latest veterans’ golf sponsor.

Thai Tong will be providing a $25.00 voucher for the NTP –  2nd shot on the 1st Hole for the remaining twelve shotgun starts we hold this year.

As a regular customer of Thai Tong I recommend their food as the best you will find outside of Thailand.

Manager Tanju not only provides great food, but also offers top service and the restaurant has a very good selection of beers and wines to choose from that are not overpriced.

Please support businesses that support us, and when you do attend Thai Tong make sure you mention that you are from the Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club.


Event: Stableford
Sponsors: Mike Miklenda, Rod Roemermann and Kevin Crundall
Field: 77

WINNER: A Grade – Tony Gordon (left) 38, B Grade – Ian McMullen 41, C Grade – Tony Kershaw 38

RUNNER UP: A Grade – Russ Rylance 38, B Grade – Bruce Wilshire 41, C Grade – Nick Kostalas 36

3rd Place: A Grade – Andrew Dick 38, B Grade – Ozzie Osborne 40, C Grade – Bill Galvin 36.

RUN DOWN to 35: Chris Simpson, Bill Edwards, Greg Flanagan, Errol Radley, Tony Foster, Dennis Beckhaus, Warren Hay, Dale Rickard, Peter Reilly, Jim Henderson, Rob Nash, Brian McLoughlin, Brian Flynn

NTP: 4th (Richies Bakery) – Grant Smallacombe, 6th – Brian McLoughlin, 7th – Tony Gordon, 10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) – Dale Rickard, 12th – Grant Smallacombe, 13th (Bar Voucher) – Terry Hymas, 15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meats) – Alan Humphries.

CAPTAIN’s CHOICE 16th – 3rd Shot: Tom Murphy

RAFFLE: John O’Donoghue, Alan Humphries, Kevin Tonkin, Tony Gordon.


Next Wednesday, 15th April 2015, is a Stableford sponsored by ‘The Bush Boys’ (there are a lot of them – we will name them on the day) who generously sponsor 3 events throughout the year.

We travel south to Bribie Island on Monday 13th April 2015 – a long day but should be a good one.

We host Caloundra on the 20th April 2015 – the nomination sheet is available in the club house.  Don’t forget by playing in our Host Day program you can win points towards our Jim Penman Host Day Trophy.  There are now 10 prizes on offer.  The Leader Board for this trophy is posted on the Vets Notice Board.

Our next FREE Sausage Sizzle is on 22nd April 2015 which is a 4 Man Ambrose sponsored by the Cooroy RSL Sub Branch – this is our ANZAC event.   Get your team organised and set now as it can be frustrating when we are left with orphan players (group less than 4) unable to participate in the competition of the day.  We will do all we can to reorganise teams but late withdrawals, particularly without notice, make it very difficult.

Our 2015 Pairs Match Play kicks off on the 29th April 2015 with a 4BBB Stableford and qualifying round.


One of the interesting findings from research conducted for Golf Australia is that 2 out of 3 golfers in Australia are non club golfers playing socially.