Vets – NEWSLETTER week ending 8th February 2014

Captain’s Corner

Our February John Madill Toyota, Monthly Medal was well supported with 74 players taking part. The unseasonable dry conditions have made scoring easier, and player’s handicaps are probably a bit lower than they normally would be. The run down stopped at 68 and shows that a lot of player’s performed well.

Errol Radley (left) continued his fine form and took out the A-Grade with a nett 63. In B-Grade Terry Harrison played the game of his life and came in with a very impressive nett 59. Congratulations also to C-Grade winner Peter Smith scoring a nett 63.

Our 3 Best golfers for the day were, Denis Guion Gross 77 winning on a count back from Errol Radley 77, and John Butler 80.

Welcome to new members Cliff Bacon, and Andrew Aves.  Andrew, who is just out from the UK was fortunate enough to witness my eagle on the 18th.

The new cards certainly copped a fair amount of criticism; Wayne is well aware of their shortcoming and has stated “they will be replaced with something better”.

This year the Queensland Veterans State Championships are being held at the Mt Coolum Golf Club. This is an ideal opportunity to take place in this event while it is being held on the Sunshine Coast. The competition is being played in 3 grades. A-Grade Up to 12, B-Grade 13-19, C-Grade 20-36.   Details and nomination forms can be found on the Vet’s notice board. I would advise getting in as soon as possible.

WORKING BEE Our next working Bee will be on Monday, 17th February.  Volunteers will be assisting with the coring of the greens.

Results from 5th February 2014

Event: February Monthly Medal
Sponsor: John Madill Toyota
Field: 74

A Grade Winner: Errol Radley 63, Runner Up: Grant Smallacombe 65
B Grade Winner:
Terry Harrison 59, Runner Up: Jim Henderson 66
C Grade Winner: Peter Smith 63, Runner Up: Con Russell 64

Run Down to 68: Dennis Guion, Bruce Wilshire, Kevin Olsen, Terry Hymas, Phil Mason, Allan Emery, John Cairns, Bill Edwards, Peter Piggott, Len Highland, Charlie Adelberg, John McNamara, Alan Blundell, John Butler

NTP: 4th Lionel Willett, 6th Michael Anderson, 7th Grant Smallacombe, 10th Terry Harrison, 12th Rod Booth, 13th Peter Piggott, 15th John Butler.

Captain’s Choice: Tony Kershaw

Eagle on 18th
– Grant Smallacombe

Best Gross:1st – Dennis Guion, 2nd – Errol Radley, 3rd John Butler.

Raffle: Ian McMullen, Con Russell, Dennis Guion, John McNamara

Slope Rating

As outlined in a recent Newsletter Golf Australia has introduced Slope Ratings as part of the new golf handicap system.

A list of Slope Ratings for golf courses in Queensland is available at

For example the men’s White Tees at Cooroy have a Slope Rating of 113 which is the rating of an average course.  If men play off the White Tees their handicaps will not change.  The men’s Cooroy Blue Tees, however, have a rating of 118.  Some handicaps will change.  Charts are available in the club house so you can look up your Daily Handicap.  You need to know your exact handicap e.g. 21.2 when looking up the charts.

You can also use a new Golf Link Handicap History feature called “Daily Handicap Calculator” which allows you to calculate your Daily Handicap according to the slope rating of the course/tees you are playing simply by entering the slope rating – see graphic below.   You first go into your handicap history via the Handicap History facility by entering your full Cooroy Golf Club membership number e.g. 4130601356.

Rod Booth – Secretary/Treasurer
Cooroy Veterans’ Golf club