Vets – NEWSLETTER week ending 25th January 2014


Thank you to members remembering to bring a $2.00 coin when paying competition fees – it makes the starters job easier and alleviates hassles with change.

2014 Annual Membership Fees

A reminder that Vets Annual Membership Fee of $10.00 is now due.  If you haven’t paid yet see ROD.

2014 Queensland Veteran Golfers Union Cards are now available to financial members – this year they are yellow.  If you want to play in National, State or District Veterans championship events you must hold one of these cards.  You may also be asked to produce it at away host days to prove eligibility to play in veteran golf competitions.  See ROD if you need a yellow card.

You first need to be a financial member of Cooroy Golf Club to be a member of Cooroy Veterans Golf Club.   Cooroy Golf Club annual membership fees are also now due and must be paid before 1st February 2014.

New Members

Ray Glover has joined us from Woodford.

And welcome back to Alan Humphries rejoining the Vets after a period away.

Captains Corner

Wednesday’s competition saw a field of 77 players take on the heat.  As I didn’t play myself, it was very interesting day for me to watch the players come in with their scores.

Early activity had Chris Simpson (left) ending his game after shanking a shot off the 5th tee, his ball ending up in the dry creek on the 4th.  Attempting to retrieve his ball Chris took a tumble and injured himself.  He received no sympathy from his playing partners who gathered around for a few minutes discussing who would give him mouth to mouth if required.  He was then asked “how is your day going so far” followed up by an offer of 10 quid for his clubs, “as they would be of no further use to him”.  During his short game Chris did however take out the NTP “Captain’s Choice” on the 1st hole.

Our 1st group handed their cards in at 9.40am making it a 3 hour 10 minute round.  Nick Kostalas escaping most of the heat came in with an impressive 44 points.

We had John Quodling sustaining an injury that stopped him from playing, after scoring a very handy 20 points on the front 9.

As the morning wore on it became very evident just how hot it was out there, the players and the scores were suffering.

Ray Lally came in towards the end of the field and showed that the heat had no ill effect on his concentration. Ray came in with 44 points to take out the A-Grade.

Working Bee

Our next working Bee will be on February 17th assisting with the coring of the greens.  It is hoped that some of the corings will be used on the left hand side of the 9th green.   You will have noticed the new cart path to the right of the 9th green, funded by The Vets, is now complete and in use.


Results from 22nd January 2014

Event:               18 Hole Stableford
Sponsor:          Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club
Field:                 77

A Grade Winner: Ray Lally 44, Runner Up: Dennis Guion 42
B Grade Winner: Charlie Adelberg 41, Runner Up: Rod Roemermann 39 c/b
C Grade Winner: Nick Kostalas 44, Runner Up: Garry Sheales 38

Run Down to 68: Rob Nash, Dave Lyons, Terry Wilson, Bill Edwards, Phil Mason, Kerry Martin, Brian Flynn, Ian McMullen, Derek Clayton, Graham Laing, John Butler, Peter Smith, Col Easton, Don Clelland

NTP: 4th Don Pigdon, 6th Michael Anderson, 7th Dennis Guion, 10th Tony Foster, 12th John Kelly, 13th Rod Roemermann, 15th Errol Radley.

Captain’s Choice: 2nd shot on 1stChris Simpson

Rod Booth, Terry Hymas, Les Arthur, Jim Henderson

Vets on the Road

If you are travelling don’t forget to send some photos and commentary so we can all share and enjoy your experience.

Sale of Air Conditioner Unit

The Club is replacing the evaporative style air conditioner unit in the starters room with a new one.

If you are interested in buying the old one contact Rob Powell or Terri Cairns – best offer.

Rod Booth – Secretary/Treasurer
Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club