Week ending 10th August 2013 (Vets)


It seems the weather may have been too good on Wednesday, we started with a field of about 80 but unfortunately had about 10 players withdraw for various reasons.

Well done to all winners, and congratulations to John Round who cleaned up the field at Mount Coolum with a very impressive 42 points on Monday.

Working Bee:  Will be held on Tuesday the 13th August – 7.30 am at the green keepers shed for approx 2 hours.

Coming up is our Host Day at Gympie on Monday the 19th August.  Nominations close on the 15th of August. We won’t be supplying a bus, so I suggest we car pool.  Let me know if you require a ride.

Also coming up is the Sunshine Coast District Veterans Championships at Peregian Springs on Monday the 2nd September. The event will be played in A, B, C, and D grades. Details are on the notice board.


Col Taylor (known to many as Rambo) passed away last evening after a short but serious illness.   He was 88 years of age.

Coll was a member of our vets for many years retiring from competitive golf about 3 years ago.

Coll is also remembered as the Honey Man as he kept bees and sold to club members from the back of his trusty Subaru Ute.

Coll and Val (his wife) were personal friends of Les Arthur and his wife and they, along with many of our golf fraternity, will miss him.


Event:  AUGUST Monthly Medal

Thanks to our regular Monthly Medal sponsor – John Madill Toyota.

A drying course with extra run saw some excellent scores posted by our major prize winners. Mr. Consistency, Jim Penman posted the best gross.

Ian Lawson left no room for doubt about the NTP on the 4th by putting his 2nd shot in the hole – well done Ian, great effort.   Ian had a good day also collecting a bottle of wine in the raffle to help celebrate his NTP.

A Grade Winner: John Stewart 81/64, Runner Up: Jim Penman 78/66

B Grade Winner: Tony Foster 82/61, Runner Up: Glen Johnstone 88/64

C Grade Winner: Bill Hesse 96/68, Runner Up: Mike Miklenda 99/68

Run Down: Rod Roemermann 64, Rob Powell 66, Bob Loudon 66, John Kelly 67, Alan Blundell 67, Brian Flynn 67, Ron Blount 68, Andrew Dick 68, John Cairns 68, John Milligan 68, Dave Collins 68, Ossie Osborne 69, Terry Lyons 69, Kevin Crundall 69.

NTP:  4th Garry Sheales, 6th Ian Lawson, 7th Ted Leese (V), 10th Grant Smallacombe, 12th Jim Gregg, 13th John O’Donoghue, 15th Graham Laing.

Captain’s Choice – Best Gross: A – Jim Penman 78, B – Tony Foster 82, C – Bill Hesse 96.

RAFFLE: Rob Powell, John O’Donoghue, Ian Lawson, Dave Chapman, Jim Penman.

HOST DAY at Mt COOLUM on 5th August 2013

25 Cooroy players made the trip to Mt Coolum on a beautiful winter day.  The course was in great shape with fast greens and well grassed fairways.

In his own words John Round had his best round ever to take out C Grade with 42 points and heading the field of around 112 players. Our next best players were Dave Chapman on 34 and Andrew Dick on 33.  John Clements took out a NTP.

The win puts John well in the frame for the Jim Penman Host Day Trophy.  With 7 host days remaining there will be ample opportunity to challenge Ron Blount’s position at the top of the Leader Board although Ron is modestly confident he can hang on.