VETS: Week ending 28th May 2016


2016 05 - Ken McKay at TurnberryKen McKay is on holidays in Scotland and has returned from a fantastic golf day out with his son Brad who generously bought Ken a round at the famous Turnberry course, the site of many famous British opens.  Here is Ken’s report on the day.

“The day was fine and sunny and I played in my hole-in-one Cooroy Vets shirt. We hired the clubs and they presented me with a brand spanking new set of Taylor Made clubs and bag to play with.  We played on the second course …..which was difficult enough.  The pot bunkers were a killer, but I got out in all but one with a single stroke.  The 18th has 11 bunkers, which gives you a sense of the difficulty level. For the record, my score was 95, I lost 2 balls and only found the rough on 3 occasions……not bad for a vet from Cooroy.

Donald Trump is determined to make this the number one course in the world and has invested 700 million dollars so far and there is no sense that he is slowing down.  The clubhouse and hotel is just mind blowing!” Click photo to enlarge.

2016 05 - Ken McKay Turnberry


Event: Stableford
Visitors: Tin Can Bay
Prize Sponsors: smallPRINT Australia Pty Ltd
Field: 53

Winners: A Grade – Ted Curtis (TCB) 37, B Grade – Jason Egan 42, C Grade – Mike Miklenda 42
Runners Up: A Grade – Mark Lumby (TCB) 37, B Grade – Mick McGreal 41, C Grade – Brad Lavender 39

Run Down to 35: Danny Grant (TCB), Len Highland, Peter Piggott, Owen Frith (TCB), Rex Williams, Barry Hudson (TCB), John Round, Geoff Currie, Alan Pye (TCB), Tom McCarthy (TCB), David Dare (TCB), Grant Smallacombe, Rob Csu (TCB), Phil Botting, Julian Sullivan (TCB), Peter Cheyne, John Cairns, Kevin Olsen, Don Clelland, Col Weise (TCB), Greg Flanagan.


4th – Peter Piggott
6th – Brad Lavender
7th – Kevin Crundall
10th – Alan Pye (TCB)
12th – Len Highland
15th – Franco Trapolino


Event: 2 Man Ambrose
Prize Sponsor: smallPRINT Australia Pty Ltd
Field: 76

Winners: Kim Bannikoff & Doug Allisone – 60¼
Runners Up: Mike Smith & Ed Boyd – 60½ 
3rd Place: Ian Lumsden & Roman Pajak – 61

Run Down to 65: Ron Bourne/Con Russell, Grant Smallacombe/Jim Henderson, John Cairns/Greg Flanagan, Tony Bernhagen/Jason Egan, Kevin Olsen/Errol Radley, Ed Krop/John O’Donoghue, Rex Williams/Brad Lavender, Don Clelland/Andre Smit.

Single Stableford Winner: John Stewart


4th (Richies Bakery/Fox & Hound Espresso) – John O’Donoghue
6th – Tony Foster
7th – Con Russell
10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) – Peter Piggott
12th – Jim Prendergast
13th (Cooroy Golf Club) –Bob Noble
15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat) – Michael Andersen

Captain’s Choice: Rod Harper

Lucky Draw: Tom Murphy, Dale Rickard (donated back), Dennis Beckhaus, Brian McLoughlin