Vets – NEWSLETTER week ending 30th August 2014


Welcome to new members Bob Atkin, Russ Rylance and Les Grimsditch.

Russ didn’t delay joining after turning 55 a week ago and took out a ball in the Run Down in his first game with the Vets.


A reminder we move to SUMMER START TIMES from 1st September.

Rolling Starts will be from 6:30 am rather than 7:00 am.

Shot Gun Starts will generally be 8:00 am but check the published time for the event beforehand, particularly for Host Days.


Another big month coming up!

On Monday, 1st September we host the District C & D Grade Championship – register by 8:00am for 8:30am Shot Gun start.  Thank you in advance to those members who put up their hand as volunteers to assist with making this a successful day.

Next Wednesday, 3rd September, is our September Monthly Medal and an 8:00am Shot Gun startThere aren’t too many opportunities left to qualify for the 2014 Medal of Medals set down for 3rd December 2014.

On the 8th September we have an away visit to Horton Park.  This will probably be the last opportunity to play Horton Park before they move to their new course at Bli Bli and change name to Maroochy River Golf Club.

We have a 4 Man Ambrose on 10th September so get your team organised.  This is also our Members Guest day and will include a ‘FREE’ Sausage Sizzle.

15th September sees us hosting our northern friends, Gympie and Tin Can Bay 8:30 am Shot Gun start.  We are expecting a big field.  The nomination sheet is available in the club house.


There were two games again this week, Monday we had a very good day hosting Headland and Tewantin/Noosa. A total of 84 players took part with the local Cooroy players taking out most of the prizes.

On Wednesday we also had over 80 players including 2 new Vets members in Russ Rylance and Les Grimsditch.  Please make them feel welcome.

A very generous gesture by member Derek Clayton.  Derek has donated his bar tab to be given to the Vets as prizes.  Thank you for your kind donation Derek.

Good to see Errol Radley back in action after a recent shoulder reconstruction and also seen at the Club briefly was the ever popular Marty who has been in hospital for quite some time.

This Monday the 1st of Sept. we play the C&D Grade District Championships at Cooroy, (8.30am shotgun start).   If you have your name down please don’t forget to turn up for what should be a great day.

Likewise those players who have nominated for A&B Grade, your game is on Friday the 5th September at Horton Park and is also a 8.30 shotgun start.   Best of luck.


Andrew Dick’s round Australia odyssey continues – he and Gabby are slowly heading towards home!  They are in Kalgoorlie where Andrew had a game of golf and caught up with Kirsty Herring.

Kirsty is enjoying working at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course but finds it a bit cold although it’s now warming up.

Pictured (click to enlarge) – (1) Andrew with Kirsty (2) Andrew hitting off on the par 3, 17th which Kirsty says is the best hole on the course. Note the rich red soil and beautiful clear blue sky.


EVENT: Stableford

WINNER A Grade: Phil Botting 36 RUNNER UP: Dennis Guion 36
Ron Blount 40, RUNNER UP: Bill Edwards 37
Dennis Beckhaus 35, RUNNER UP: Dave Chapman 33

RUN DOWN to 31:
Jim Penman, Bruce Wilshire, John Ross (H), Warren Hay, Dale Rickard, Len Highland, Grant Smallacombe, Ross Wedmaier (H), Peter Leggo (H), Graham Laing, Harry Roberts (TN), John Hillis (TN), Jock McLaughlin (H), Dave Lyons, Steve Hall, Hasse Andersson, Neil Harvey (H), John Sharp (TN), Bruce Hallett (TN), Bruno Ciot (H), Brian Hansen (TN), Errol Radley, Kevin Olsen, Mike Fitchett , Aldo Zuzza (TN), James Macready (H).

NTP: 4th John Round, 6th Geoff Pembroke, 7th Hasse Andersson, 10th Peter Johnson, 12th Mick  McGreal, 15th Ray Cook.


It’s not generally well known that Don Clelland is an avid “pickler”.

Don called in to see our NTP sponsor, Cooroy Harvest Fresh in Cooroy and picked up 20kgs of pickling onions at a very good price.

If you want to know anything about pickling see Don – you might even get a chance to sample some of his handiwork.

If you drop in to Cooroy Harvest Fresh see Joe Bartolo (pictured left) and tell him you are from Cooroy Vets.

Cooroy Harvest Fresh sponsor our NTP on the 10th and was won by Paddy Knapp on Wednesday.


EVENT: Stableford
PRIZE DONOR: smallPRINT Australia Pty Ltd

A Grade: Geoff Pembroke 40, RUNNER UP: Bruce McLean 40
WINNER B Grade: Bill Edwards 44, RUNNER UP: Bob Read 39
WINNER C Grade: Lionel Willett 40, RUNNER UP: Con Russell 39

RUN DOWN to 35: Peter Piggott, Ron Bourne, Russ Rylance, John Stewart, Bruce Wilshire, Grant Smallacombe, John Round, Kerry Martin, John O’Donoghue, Jim Penman, Dennis Guion, Don Clelland, Ian McMullen .

NTP: 4th (Richies Bakery) Ron Bourne, 6th Dave Chapman, 7th Ozzie Osborne, 10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) Paddy Knapp, 12th Matt Brindley, 13th (Bar Voucher) Dennis Guion, 15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat) Geoff Pembroke.

CAPTAIN’s CHOICE – Best Back 9: John Stewart

Bob Noble, John Kelly, Steve Howes, Peter Mouncey