VETS – Newsletter week ending 28th November 2015


Nash RobWednesday’s competition was the last of our Stableford games for the year. It was also the last chance to better your score in this year’s Stableford Player of the Year Competition. This competition will become one of our yearly trophy events, and is based on your best 10 Stableford scores for the year. Our winner this year is Rob Nash (left) who finished with 387 points to just nudge out Peter Buchbach and John Stewart, who both finished on 384 points. For his efforts Rob wins prizes to the value of $100 and will receive them at this year’s Xmas lunch and presentation on Wednesday, 9th December.

You may have noticed that the new Rules of Golf books are out.  I suggest that all of our members should pick up a copy and read it.  The main topics that come up are score card entries, plus red and yellow stakes and your options. The books are free so pick up your copy next week.

Next Wednesday is our John Madill Monthly Medal.  It is also our Medal of Medals.  Good luck to all of the qualifiers.

It will be an 8.00am shotgun start and we will have another 4 x ½ hams on offer in our “Lucky Prize” draw at the completion of play.


Please make new Vets member Barry Adler welcome.  Barry comes from Noosa Golf Club and is looking forward to his time at Cooroy.


So we can get an idea of numbers for catering purposes there will be a list on the Lucky Draw sheet table next Wednesday on which we ask that you indicate if you will be attending our Xmas lunch and annual presentation on Wednesday, 9th December.

The lunch will be catered for by 246ate Catering who did such a good job last year.


The District held its final 2015 quarterly management meeting and 2015 AGM on Thursday, 26th November.  Grant, Jimmy and Rod attended representing Cooroy Vets.

With 11 affiliated clubs and in excess of 2,000 registered members we are part of the largest Veteran Golfer District in Queensland and Australia.  Financially the District is in a sound position with $6,600 in the bank.

Executive management of the District rotates alphabetically between member clubs every 2 years.  As 2015 completes their 2 year term Maroochy River handed the executive management baton to Nambour at the AGM.

All 11 clubs reported a successful 2015 with strong membership numbers and a positive outlook for 2016.

The 2016 District Host Day Program is essentially agreed.  You may be aware Noosa (25), Caloundra (35) and Maroochy River (45) are forced to limit visitor numbers on Host Days because of restrictions placed on them by their home club.  To address the restrictions they find it necessary to combine host day visits by some District Vets clubs thus limiting the number each club can nominate.  We are pleased to advise we have been given sole visitor status by each of these clubs demonstrating our standing in providing good attendance numbers for away events and allowing us to use the full visitor limit.   We look forward to your continued support for host days visits in 2016.

RESULTS for 25th NOVEMBER 2015

Event: Stableford
Prize Donor: Cooroy Vets
Field: 73

Winners: A Grade – Tom Williams 42, B Grade – John Cairns 42, C Grade – Michael Andersen 40

Runners Up: A Grade – David Jones 41 c/b, B Grade – Dale Rickard 40 c/b, C Grade – Peter Smith 40

Run Down to 39: Brian Flynn, Michael Loe, Rob Nash, Ken McKay, Paddy Knapp, Con Russell, Ed Krop, Phil Mason, Alex Kologaras, Jason Egan, John Stewart


4th (Richies Bakery) – Kevin Tonkin
6th – Brian McLoughlin
7th – Tom Williams
10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) – David Jones
12th – A Skinner
13th (Cooroy Golf Club) – Jon Sendall
15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat) – Tony Foster

Captain’s Choice – 1st Hole 2nd shot: Bob Noble

Lucky Draw: Michael Loe, Len Highland, Peter Smith, Ian McMullen