VETS: Newsletter week ending 7th May 2016


On Monday we had our first trip to Caboolture and were treated with fine hospitality and a course in great condition.

Morgan KenOur best players on the day were Rex Williams and myself, who both finished with 38 points.

While at Caboolture we renewed acquaintances with one of our past members in Ken Morgan (left – Ken’s dress sense hasn’t improved)Ken is going well and enjoying his time there.  We will invite Caboolture to our club later in the year; this game will be played on a Monday with the date to be advised.

It is hard to believe that out of 79 players on Wednesday at Cooroy no one put their 2nd shot onto the green on the 8th to take out the “Captain’s Choice”.  Perhaps this was due to the excessive height of the grass surrounding the greens; we may have to raise the height of the NTP boxes, so they can be seen.

RESULTS for 4th May 2016

Event: Stroke – MAY Monthly MedalJohn Madill Toyota
Prize Donor: John Madill Toyota
Field: 79

CarambolaIt seems Don Pigdon was rather keen to get off the course on Wednesday.  Either that or he miscounted as he bolted after 17 holes only to be called back by his playing partners to complete the round – which Don happily did.  Thanks to Don for his regular supply of Starfruit or CarambolasDon was one of the pioneers of commercial growing of the fruit on the Sunshine Coast.  If you haven’t tried them the juicy transparent flesh has a citrus quality with a floral accent and is delicious eaten fresh, made into juice or into a delicious chutney.

Winners: A Grade – Phil Mason 62, B Grade –John Cairns 66, C Grade – Lance Horn 68
Runners Up: A Grade – Peter Kennedy 65 c/b, B Grade – Jason Egan c/b 71, C Grade – Rob Powell 70
3rd Place: A Grade – Rob Nash 65, B Grade – John Kelly 71, C Grade – Jim Turnbull 71.

Run Down to 72: Ossie Osborne, Kevin Olsen, Tom Williams, Bob Noble, Bruce Wilshire, Andre Smit, Jim Henderson, Terry Lyons, John McNamara, Paddy Knapp, Jon Sendall, Bruce McLean, Len Highland, Graham Laing, Brian Clemow, Brad Jordison, Peter Buchbach, Michael Loe, Peter Piggott, Tony Bernhagen.


4th (Richies Bakery/Fox & Hound Espresso) – Ray Nolan
6th – Tom Murphy
7th – Tony Bernhagen
10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) – Lance Horn
12th – Len Highland
13th (Cooroy Golf Club) – John Butler
15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat) – Tony Foster

Captain’s Choice – 8th Hole 2nd shot: A Skinner

Thai Tong Restaurant1st Hole 2nd Shot: Kevin Olsen

Best Gross: 1stPeter Kennedy 74, 2ndPeter Buchbach 78, T3 – Tony Bernhagen 80, Phil Mason 80.

Lucky Draw: Jim Henderson, Graham Laing, Paul O’Hare, Peter Buchbach

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