Vets – NEWSLETTER week ending 22nd March 2014

Captain’s Corner

It was great to see 82 members and 3 visitors take to the field for our Stableford Competition on Wednesday. The fine conditions produced some great scores, and Terry Wilson had a day out coming in with 45 points to take out the B – Grade.

Our A – Grade winner was Rod Roemermann (left) with 42 points.  Rod edged out Kevin Olsen on a count back.   C – Grade was also a tight contest with the 3 leading players all finishing with 42 points. Len Highland was the winner on a count back from Peter Smith, and a very unlucky Con Russell received the consolation prize of a ball in the run down.  I am looking forward to Con’s tale next week on how he could have won.

Congratulations also to Geoff Kerr who put his 2nd shot in the hole to take out the C – Grade NTP on the 6th.

The tale of A. STRANGER.

As promised I will now reveal his identity.

Last weekend whilst having a quiet ale or two with a neighbor (we will call him A. Stranger).  I mentioned how good the response has been from our members who have been donating their excess golf balls back to the Vets so they can be used as prizes.

A. Stranger who plays golf himself, but not at Cooroy, then very kindly donated the 18 golf balls that we have used this week for our 6 NTP prizes.

There goes the theory “never trust A. Stranger”.

WORKING BEE:  Our next scheduled Working Bee will be on Tuesday the 1st of April at 7.30 am. THIS IS NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE”, we need you there to continue the very good work that we have started. Light duties only.

SHIRTS: Does anybody require a Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club Shirt?  You would have seen our players wearing them. They come with your name embroidered on them just in case you get lost. Taking orders now, cost is approximately $40.   See Grant.


Please note the invitation day visit to Bribie Island is on 28th April not the 7th April as indicated on page 15 of 2014 Cooroy Golf Club Program Book.


Event: Stableford
Prize Donor: Cooroy Golf Club
Field: 85

A Grade Winner: Rod Roemermann 42, Runner Up: Kevin Olsen 42
B Grade Winner: Terry Wilson 45, Runner Up: John O’Donoghue 42
C Grade Winner: Len Highland 42, Runner Up: Peter Smith 42

Run Down to 37: Con Russell, John Stewart, Ian McMullen, Paddy Knapp, Kerry Martin, Dave Chapman, Ron Blount, Geoff Kerr, Phil Mason, Alan Humphries, Warren Hay, Terry Lyons, John McNamara, Kevin Tonkin, Derek Clayton, Bob Brookfield, Nick Kostalas, Hasse Anderson.

NTP: 4th Tony Kershaw, 6th Geoff Kerr (in the hole), 7th Kevin Tonkin, 10th Alan Humphries, 12th Bill Edwards, 13th Geoff Kerr, 15th Ossie Osborne

Captain’s Choice: Les Terrans

Raffle: Ray Leslie, Peter Reilly, John O’Donoghue, Paddy Knapp