VETS: Newsletter week ending 22nd December 2018

Thanks to Cooroy Golf Club catering (Wayne, Leith Barr, Christine Michael and Terri Cairns) we enjoyed an excellent XMAS smorgasbord lunch intermixed with our presentation of annual awards and trophies, a few drinks with lots of laughs and caught up with friends.  It was great that Garry Sheales, Bill Hesse and Brian McLoughlin could attend lunch

As has been the case throughout the year days like this don’t just happen without a lot of organisation and work behind the scenes.  Thanks to the Vets Committee and Grant and Jimmy in particular, for your efforts in making the day a success.  Thank you also to Kevin Crundall, Don Clelland, Ron Blount, John Stewart and handicapper Assunta Easton for providing assistance throughout the year.

Thanks also to Bob Watson for his photographic efforts, a picture is worth 1,000 words! 

We enjoyed the company of the Penman Family, Bruce and Carol Penman and, Bev and Kevin Caldwell, again this year for golf and lunch and to present our prestigious Jim Penman Host Day Trophy and Jim Penman Single Matchplay Trophy.

Course Superintendent, Todd McNamee and his hardworking team, Paul Dawson, Brendan O’Brien and Alex Delbridge joined us for lunch so we could thank them personally.  We very much appreciate their efforts and the much-improved presentation of the course.  

The contribution by our volunteers, many of them Vets, does not go unrecognised; your efforts throughout the year have made a difference.

Have a merry XMAS and we will see you all again in 2019.


As we are back into it very quickly in the New Year with a busy January there will be no Holiday Season Stableford this year.  However, if you are keen for a bit of competition Cooroy Golf Club is running a 9-Hole Series competition – see What’s On Noticeboard on website.

Wednesday, 9th January 2019: January Monthly Medal, 8:00 am shotgun start
Monday, 14th January 2019: Host Day visit to Pelican Waters
Wednesday, 16th January 2019: Stableford, time start
Wednesday, 23rd January 2019: 2 Man Ambrose & Sausage Sizzle, 8:00 am shotgun start
Wednesday, 30th January 2019: February Monthly Medal, time start

Details for Pelican Waters will be provided as soon as available.


Event: Xmas 4 Person Ambrose
Sponsor: ‘The Bush Boys’
Field: 79

Winners: Rickard Team (Dale Rickard, Peter Kennedy, John O’Donoghue, Terry Hymas) – 52½

T-Runners Up: Smith Team (Peter Smith, Terry Wilson, Graham Laing, Mike Kent) and Loe Team (Michael Loe, Tony Kershaw, Tony Hayes, Graeme Osborne) – 53

Rundown: Steve Howes Team, Nick Kostalas Team, Rod Booth Team, Bob Read Team, Peter Piggott Team.


Practice Putting Green Neil Dwyer
(Thai Tong Restaurant)
Peter Jeucken

2nd Long Drive A Grade (Richies Bakery) Keith Harkins
2nd Long Drive B Grade (Harvest Fresh) Kevin Olsen
2nd Long Drive C Grade (Noosa Outlook Meat) Mike Smith

4th (All in) Keith Harkins

6th A Grade Terry Magill
6th B Grade Terry Wilson
6th C Grade Gary Dwyer

7th All in Red Flag Tom Williams
7th All in White Flag Gary Dwyer

8th Long Drive All in Peter Kennedy
10th (All in) Peter Jeucken
11th Long Drive 7 Iron All in Andy Stewart
12th (All in) Andrew Dick
15th (All in) Peter Buchbach

Lucky Draw (107 items were in the container): Mike Kent 107, Paul O’Hare 108, Dale Rickard 106