VETS – Week ending 13th June 2015

CAPTAIN’s CORNER by Grant Smallacombe

This week’s Stableford competition sponsors were Dave Lyons and Len Highland, we thank them for their support.  It was nice to see Dave and Len stay for the presentation.  A lot of great scores were recorded, and you required 39 points to feature in the run down.

It is interesting that on a day like this when so many good scores are returned that our DSR (Daily Scratch Rating) was 65.   So in simple terms our Par is 70, our scratch rating off the white tees is 67, but because of all of the good scores on this particular day, our DSR was 65.  Using myself for an example.  I finished 15 over the card, but as the DSR was 65 it shows that I actually played to a 20 handicap.

Our last 3 games have seen our DSR move from 67, 66, and 65.

How does the DSR (Daily Scratch Rating) system work?  Under the DSR system, GOLF Link will assess a current course rating for you each day. This rating will be appropriate to the conditions you actually experienced.  GOLF Link will do all of the work and provide the DSR immediately after the scores are processed.

The work doesn’t cease because you can’t play, so it was great to see our Treasurer/Secretary, Rod Booth, back out on the course after his recent operation.

New Vets member Ray Nolan played his 1st game with us, we welcome you, and hope your time with us is enjoyable.


By all accounts the Women’s Tuesday Clubs’ fundraiser was a great day with a fun time had by all.  The raffles were won by Anita Highland, a beautiful painting by Gabi Dick.  A golf bag cover was donated by Bob Watson, who also did a fantastic job with photos…thank you Bob.  A party box was won by Jim Henderson…..another hard working vet.

Cushions donated by Karen Hall were won by Colleen Sykes and a stunning hand crafted bowl from Sandy Viney was won by Juanita Langford.

Thanks to all those Vets who contributed on the day and to the success of this fundraiser by buying raffle tickets.

Vets Don Clelland (top photo) and Jim Henderson (lower photo) certainly enjoyed the day walking away with raffle prizes.

The day raised a whopping $907 …best ever.. and when the cheque was presented to the CEO of Noosa Hospital she was so impressed that she matched it and now the Oncology Unit has a new Ultrasound Vein Finder.


Event: Stableford
Sponsors: Dave Lyons & Len Highland
Field: 85 including 3 visitors

WINNER: A Grade – Greg Flanagan 44, B Grade – Ron Blount 43, C Grade – Bill Galvin 42

RUNNER UP: A Grade – Russ Rylance 43, B Grade – Grant Smallacombe 42, C Grade – Ed Krop 42

3rd Place: A Grade – Rob Nash 42, B Grade – Derek Clayton 41, C Grade – Nick Kostalas 42.

RUN DOWN to 39: John Round, Rob Powell, Len Highland, Tony Kershaw, Glen Johnstone, Rudy Agerbeek, Les Grimsditch, Tony Gordon, Ray Glover, Michael Andersen, Peter Buchbach, Kevin Olsen, Ken McKay, Brian Flynn, Don Clelland.

NTP: 4th (Richies Bakery)Ozzie Osborne, 6th – John Round, 7th – Ray Nolan, 10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) – Bill Galvin, 12th – John Kelly, 13th (Bar Voucher) – John O’Donoghue, 15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meats) – Greg Flanagan.

CAPTAIN’s CHOICE Best Front 9: John Round

RAFFLE: Rudy Agerbeek, Errol Radley, John Round, Ron Blount.


The risk of prostate cancer is a common problem for men in our age demographic.  Not unexpectedly many of our members have been through, are going through or will experience the problem.

On Wednesday, 24th June 2015, we are holding a Prostate Cancer Fund Raiser in conjunction with a 4 Man Ambrose competition.  Get your teams organised.   It will be an 8:00am shot gun start, register by 7:30am.

Funds raised will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, which has approved and sanctioned the event.

Entry Fee of $15.00 includes:

  • Major Prizes: Winners, Runners Up and 3rd Place
  • Run Down prizes
  • 10 x NTP prizes
  • Long Drive on 2nd —5 even grades
  • Secret Spot prize on 2nd hole
  • Sausage Sizzle at end of play
  • Best Tee shot on 1st as judged by Wayne Patston
  • Best Putt on 18th as judged by Bob Watson

The Entry Fee for visiting Veteran Golfers is $20.00.

Extra Events at a price:

  • Raffle with great prizes
  • Buy extra tee shots on 1st Hole
  • Buy extra putts on 18th green

Raffle sales will commence on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 – support a good cause close to many of our members.