VETS – NEWSLETTER week ending 26th September 2015


by Grant Smallacombe

Dscn0217Congratulations and well done to the “True Blue Aussies” who were captained beautifully by Dave Lyons (photo – Dave middle celebrating with opposition captain’s, Grant and Jimmy). The team won by the barest of margins and finished with 383 points.  The “Aussie Attack” team played well within themselves and has vowed to take the opposition more seriously next year.  The “Aussie Attack” finished with 382 points, and the “International All Stars” finished with 369 points.  The “International All Stars” can look forward to the influx of Syrian refugees to bolster their numbers and therefore will be more competitive next year.

Well done to each team’s star player John Butler (IAS), Rex Williams (AA), and Brian McLoughlin (TBA).

Forgot to mention at the presentation, but a sleeve of golf balls goes to Michael Loe (left in photo – with Tony Kershaw) who got right behind his team and was voted the best dressed for the day.

Loe & KershawWe now have 4 Stableford games left before the end of the year.  Peter Buchbach still maintains his lead in the “Most Consistent Stableford Score Competition” but Rob Nash is closing the gap as is now just 5 points behind.  Check how you are doing on the Leader Board at the Vets notice board.

Coming up on Monday is our visit to the new Maroochy River course. For many of you it will be your 1st game there, I hope you enjoy the experience of the links style course and I look forward to your comments.

Golf day highlights today were:

Nick Kostalas is always bragging about having the fastest golf cart on earth.  He arrived at the clubhouse without his payload.  His golf clubs were back on the bridge at the 18th tee.

Bill Edwards zig-zagged his way 4 times across the 18th fairway.  The 454 metre hole must have seemed more like 600 metres and this approach is not to be recommended.

And of course Bob Noble couldn’t take a trick when he was almost through his swing when another player’s tee shot rolled up behind him and knocked his ball away from his strike zone. He was unable to stop his swing and had an air shot.  His playing partner (name withheld to protect the guilty) hit him up for a penalty.

Winners Strip


Event: Stableford
Prize Donors: Cooroy Vets & Grant Smallacombe
Field: 81

Winners: A Grade – Rex Williams 42, B Grade – John Sutcliffe 40, C Grade – Brian McLoughlin 43
Runners Up: A Grade – Rob Nash 40 c/b, B Grade – Phil Mason 39, C Grade – Peter Smith 38 c/b
3rd Place: A Grade – Bruce Cowan c/b 40, B Grade – Chris Simpson 38, C Grade – Nick Kostalas c/b 38

Run Down to 36: Tony Gordon, John Stewart, John Butler, Tom Williams, Peter Reilly, Ray Nolan, Len Highland, Rod Harper, Glen Johnstone, Bob Atkins, Brad Lavender, Bob Read, Lance Horn, Terry Lyons, Tony Bernhagen, Peter Buchbach, David Jones, Greg Flanagan.

NTP: 4th (Richies Bakery) – Chris Simpson, 6th – Rod Harper, 7th – John Butler, 10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) – Brad Lavender, 12th – John McNamara, 13th (Cooroy Golf Club) – John Stewart, 15th (Noosa Outlook Meats) – Rod Harper.

Captain’s Choice – 2nd shot 5th Hole: Chris Nielsen

Rod Booth, Secretary/Treasurer