VETS: Newsletter week ending 17th December 2016


It was great to see the clubhouse filled before and after the game with such an enthusiastic and raucous crowd of Vets obviously enjoying themselves at our final program event for the year.

So they had some inkling in advance Grant briefed players on the ‘variety of contests’ on the course before they headed out to play at 8:00 am for a shotgun start; for some of us knowing in advance didn’t help!  The whole day went very well thanks to the planning and advance preparation, by Grant in particular.  We played 18 holes of golf, completed a daily competition and presentation, fed around 100 people, presented annual trophies, had a few drinks and laughs and were able to wrap up a successful day just after 1.00 pm.

Feedback suggests everyone enjoyed the Thai lunch provided by Thai Tong Restaurant, Yandina.  Thank you to Tanju and his two helpers for their efforts.  Thai Tong Restaurant has confirmed they will be a NTP sponsor again in 2017, and with increased prize value.

Thanks once again to The Bush Boys for sponsoring our Xmas 4 Man Ambrose and for their support throughout the year.  ‘The Bush Boys’ now number 16 with one dropping off and two new members added; Dennis Beckhaus, Kevin Crundall, Bill Galvin, Jim Gregg, Glen Johnstone, John Kelly, Paddy Knapp, Kerry Martin, Phil Mason, John McNamara, Tom Murphy, Jim Prendergast, John Quodling, Jon Sendall, Garry tonkin-kevinSheales, Bruce Wilshire.

Big Kev Tonkin (left) has had a memorable 2016 as he continued his good form taking out A grade on Monday’s host day and on Wednesday as a member of the winning Xmas 4 Man Ambrose team and taking out longest drive on 9th, NTP on 15th, NTP on 14th, as well as 2016 Medal of Medals winner.  Any wonder Kev looked a little exhausted on Wednesday; what a golf year to remember.

We kick off our three competition Holiday Season Stableford next Wednesday.

RESULTS for 14th December 2016

Event: Xmas 4 Man Ambrose
Prize Sponsors: The Bush Boys” (x 16) & Grant Smallacombe
Field: 89

Winners: Kevin Tonkin, Bob Noble, John Stewart, Nick Kostalas – 485/8
Runners Up: Chris Simpson, Bob Read, Brad Lavender, Rex Williams – 47½
Run Down:

Grant Smallacombe Team
Jason Egan Team
Russ Rylance Team
Tom Williams Team
Bruce Wilshire Team
Rod Booth Team

Hole Contests:

1st NTP 2nd Shot (Thai Tong Restaurant): Ossie Osborne
2nd Long Drive:
A Grade– Tom Williams, B Grade-Jason Egan, C Grade-Nick Kostalas
3rd NTP 2nd Shot: Bob Noble
4th NTP (Richies Bakery/Fox & Hound Espresso) – Ed Boyd
5th Long Drive all in: Ray Nolan
6th NTP
: A Grade – Peter Fryer, B Grade – Jim Gregg, C Grade – Jim Prendergast
7thNTP all in: Red Flag – Terry Magill, White Flag – Graham Laing
8thNTP 2nd Shot: Brad Lavender
9th Long Drive:
Kevin Tonkin
10th NTP (Cooroy Harvest Fresh):
Kevin Tonkin
11th7 Iron Long Drive: Chris Simpson
12th NTP all in: John Sutcliffe
13th NTP 2nd Shot (‘Strawberries for Pigs’): Ron Bourne
14th 2nd Shot: Kevin Tonkin
15th NTP all in (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat):Terry Magill
16th Eagle Challenge: Jason Egan Team, Russ Rylance Team, Rod Booth Team
17th Long Drive (all in): Tony Bernhagen
18th NTP 3rd Shot: Russ Rylance

Lucky Draw: Warren Hay, Tom Williams, Peter Buchbach, Mike Miklenda, Andre Smit, Ray Leslie

RESULTS for 12th November 2016 – Visit by Woodford & Caboolture

Event: Stableford
Sponsor: smallPRINT Australia Pty Ltd & Cooroy Vets
Field: 56

Winners: A Grade – Kev Tonkin 43, B Grade – Grant Smallacombe 41, C Grade – Jim Henderson 39
Runners Up: A Grade – Errol Radley 42, B Grade – Kerry Martin 38, C Grade – Nick Kostalas 39

Ladies Winner: Joyce McKay 39

Run Down to 33: James Sharp (W), Ron Blount, Lance Horn, Geoff Currie, Rex Williams, Gary Meredith (W), Tony Foran (W), Kev Crundall, Phil Botting, Dave Lyons, Ron Watts (W), Greg Michael, Brian Clemow, Warren Hay, Mick McGreal, John Kelly, Con Russell, Peter Piggott, Chris Simpson


4th – Errol Radley
6th – Lance Horn
7th – Ron Murphy (W)
10th – Gary Meredith (W)
12th – Bob Noble
15th – Ray Leslie