VETS – NEWSLETTER week ending 9th May 2015


Most of us missed our cancelled Host Day at Peregian Springs, but not all players missed out.  Ian McMullen is not on our e-mail list and was unaware that our day had been cancelled.   He turned up and was surprised that there were no familiar faces in the car park.  His trip was not in vain as he was invited to join the PS Vets who still played their game with carts on paths only.  The cancelled game has been rescheduled for Monday the 25th May and  you are required to re-nominate.

2015-05-06-john-madill-grant-ian-mulhallIan has been bragging that he came in with the leading Cooroy score for the day.

This Wednesday was monthly medal day, and it was nice that our sponsor John Madill (left) could join us for a game.  Ian Mulhall (left) kindly donated a box of 15 balls that we used for the run down, and Bob Read with a nett 61 became our first multiple medal winner this year (he also won in March).

Errol Radley is our 2nd player to win the $25 Thai Tong voucher.  His golfing partner Kevin Olsen won the other voucher a couple of weeks ago so it is a fair bet they will form a team and head to Yandina soon.

You only have until next week to nominate for the SCDVGA Team challenge that will be played at Pelican Waters on Thursday the 21st May.  The nomination sheet will be out on our raffle table next Wednesday.

From next Wednesday our caterer 246Ate Catering will be operating out of the kitchen with a variety of food.  To make their effort worthwhile and to ensure they stay, please support them.

RESULTS for 6th MAY 2015

EVENT: Monthly Medal – Stroke
SPONSOR: John Madill Toyota

A Grade Winner: Kevin Tonkin 62, Runner Up: Bob Noble 65

B Grade Winner: Kim Bannikoff 62,  Runner Up: Ozzie Osborne 66

C Grade Winner: Bob Read 61, Runner Up: Ed Krop 68

Run Down: Chris Simpson, Graeme Finn, Bruce Cowan, Ron Blount, Les Grimsditch, Ian McMullen, Russ Rylance, Les Terrans, Tony Foster, Terry Wilson, Bill Galvin, Derek Clayton, Tony Gordon, Errol Radley.

NTP: 4thKevin Tonkin (Richies Bakery), 6th Bob Read, 7th Bob Noble, 10th Les Terrans (Cooroy Harvest Fresh), 12th Kim Bannikoff, 13th Ray Lally (Bar Voucher), 15th John Butler (Noosa Outlook Meats).

Thai Tong Hole 1 2nd Shot: Errol Radley

Captain’s ChoiceHole 9, 2nd shot: Tony Gordon

Best Gross: 1st Kevin Tonkin, 2nd Bob Noble, 3rd Les Terrans.

Kevin Tonkin sponsors our Best Gross competition and kindly donated his prize back to the Vets – thanks Kevin.  As Kevin’s playing partner, Bob Noble wasn’t there to collect for 2nd place Kevin kindly donated the prize back to the Vets on Bob’s behalf – thanks Bob!

MEGA Raffle: Hasse Andersson, Graeme Finn, Terry Lyons, Kevin Crundall, Paul O’Hare, John Kelly, Bob Read, Don Clelland


A reminder we are now using winter start times – timed starts from 7:00am rather than 6:30am.

Shot gun starts will generally continue to be 8:00am.


You will have noticed in the new Cooroy Golf Club NEWSLETTER there will be a regular Hole by Hole article including a Pro and Amateur Tip on how to play the hole as well as humorous or just plain sad but true stories about each hole.

The Editors are looking for contributions on Amateur Tips and stories for each hole.  If you can make a contribution on either or both of these topics please contact Wayne or Rod.  They will be used.

To refresh the 1st edition of the Newsletter covered Hole 3.  Here is an extract.

“The 3rdis a par 4 dog leg left with the fairway sloping left into trees hiding a water hazard all the way to a generous green with severe surface contours. The back and right side of green falls away steeply.
PRO TIP: Favour right side of fairway approach with slight draw.  Anywhere left and the slope of the fairway will make it difficult to go at the pin, particularly if it is a blue pin (back)placement.
AMATEUR TIP: Throw your ball in the creek, take a wipe and walk to the 4th Tee.”

One of the most common complaints across The Club is the lack of regular communication.  The Cooroy Golf Club Newsletter is aimed at improving communication.  Feedback on the 1st Edition has been good but it will only succeed and continue if members are involved and engaged – get involved and engaged.

Rod Booth – Secretary/Treasurer
Cooroy Veterans’ Golf Club