VETS: Newsletter week ending 23rd July 2016


I must say that it is nice to be back amongst familiar faces after my 7 weeks away.  Thank you to Vice–Captain Jim Henderson and the rest of the committee for taking on my duties while I was absent.

I didn’t play any golf while I was away and must admit that I didn’t miss that part of it.  What I did miss was the very friendly and social aspect of our Vets golf that just seems to come naturally at Cooroy.  This is a credit to all of our members.  I would also like to take this opportunity in thanking all of our member sponsors who have donated prizes this year, your generosity goes a long way in being able to provide you all with member benefits.

I have now updated both the Jim Penman Host Day Trophy and the Most Consistent Stableford Competition leader boards.  These are on display on our notice board.

Leading the “Jim Penman Host Day Trophy” is Don Clelland with 348 points from his best 10 games.  Close behind are Jason Egan 347, and Rex Williams 345.

Leading the “Most Consistent Stableford Competition” is Greg Michael with 377 points from his best 10 games.  In 2nd place is Rex Williams 370, and 3rd is John Stewart 358.

You may have overheard some rumblings regarding the Cooroy Golf Club cutting the number of our shotgun starts next year.  I wish to advise that our President Graham Laing and club President Rob Powell are in discussions at the moment in an attempt to come up with a resolution that may suit us better.


Another great effort by Jimmy Henderson in organising the hamburger and drink stop yesterday ably assisted by cooks Ray Leslie and Jim Turnbull.  Thanks also to our NTP sponsor’s who also supplied the ingredients for the great hamburgers and to Cooroy Golf Club for the drinks:

Richies Bakery/Fox & Hound Espresso –

Cooroy Harvest Fresh – Cooroy
Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat – Tewantin

Thanks also to our sponsors for the day Nick Kostalas and Grant Smallacombe.


We host a large group of 46 Vets from Maroochy River on Monday, 25th July 2016.

We head up to Gympie on Tuesday, 16th August 2016.  On-line nomination is now open.


Event: 4BBB Stableford
Prize Donors: Nick Kostalas and Grant Smallacombe
Field: 78 including 5 visitors

Winners: Graeme Osborne & Tony Foster – 47 c/b
Runners Up: Rob Nash & Tony Hayes – 47
3rd Place: Graeme Meade & Ray Lally 46

Run Down to 45:
Brian Clemow & Paul Hennessey
Ray Nolan & Greg Michael
Chris Simpson & Brad Lavender
Phil Mason & Peter Reilly
Tom Williams & Derek Clayton
John O’Donoghue & Dale Rickard
Mike Miklenda & Rod Roemermann


4th (Richies Bakery/Fox & Hound Espresso) – Terry Lyons
6th – Dale Rickard
7th – Phil Mason
10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) – Rod Roemermann
12th – Con Russell
13th (Cooroy Golf Club) – Grathan Leatherbarrow
15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat) – Graeme Meade

Captain’s Choice 1st Hole 2nd Shot: Tony Hayes

Lucky Draw: John Dangar, Rob Nash, Greg Flanagan, Tom Murphy