Week ending 22nd June 2013 (Vets)


Captain - Grant Smallacombe

It was nice to play some golf this week after the recent rain.

We had 33 players make the trip to Woodford and a good sized field enjoyed the sunshine on Wednesday.

The next Working Bee will be held on the 9th of July normal meeting place (The Green keepers Shed) at 7.00am.  Light duties only, followed by coffee and cake in the club at approx. 10.30am.

All cart drivers need to be reminded that the direction signs on the course need to be observed.  If there are no signs, please use common sense, stay away from wet areas, and don’t drive too close to the greens.


A field of 69 and a sunny, if at times cold day, at Woodford saw 6 Cooroy players feature in the top 10 results with Glen Johnstone 40 and Terry Lyons 40 our best.

Other notable scores were:

Graham Finn 38, Alan Blundell 38, Bill Edwards 38, Ron Blount 38, John Tomlins 35, Bruce Wilshire 34, Grant Smallacombe 34, Geoff Pembroke 34, John Kelly 34, Jim Henderson 34, Dave Chapman 34, Kerry Martin 33, Jim Gregg 33.


Event:               Single Stableford

Prize Donor: The Bush Boys

Field:                 67

A big thanks to The Bush Boys for their continued support and sponsorship – identities withheld to protect the guilty – you know who you are.

We had 2 visitors on Wednesday enjoying the sunshine and golf – Ian Powell from Proserpine and former Cooroy Vet, Derek Hewitt.

An excellent 43 saw Ray Hand blitz B Grade and there were good follow up performances from Woodford by Terry Lyons carding 39 to finish runner up to Ray and Glen Johnstone taking out a NTP and the Captain’s Choice with 22 points on the back 9 for an overall 38.

A Grade Winner: Kevin Olsen 39,   Runner Up: Ray Lally 38 c/b

B Grade Winner: Ray Hand 43,       Runner Up: Terry Lyons 39

C Grade Winner: John Dangar 36,  Runner Up: Mike Miklenda 34

Run Down (all in)

Tom Williams 38, Glen Johnstone 38, Ken McKay 37, Jim Prendergast 37, John Kelly 36, Ken Morgan 36, Len Highland 35, Dave Collins 35, Peter Reilly 34, John McNamara 34, Rod Booth 33, Dave Walder 33, Graham Laing 33.

NTP    4th John Round, 6th A Skinner, 7th Rob Nash, 10th Glen Johnstone, 12th Dave Collins, 13th Rod Roemermann, 15th John Stewart

Captains Choice
Best back nine:  
Glen Johnstone 22


As a result of a change implemented in May 2013 you may have noticed an adjustment to your Handicap Anchor.

Your Anchor handicap is the best exact handicap you have achieved during the 12-month period before your most recent round. When your NEXT round is processed through GOLF Link, the handicap that will be calculated for you will not be permitted to be more than 5 strokes above your current Anchor.  This was previously 4 strokes.

The Anchor eliminates the capacity for extreme outward movements of GA Handicaps within short spaces of time.

As a result, a sustained loss of form does not cause a player’s GA Handicap to move too far from a level which is consistent with their underlying ability.

To see your current Anchor Handicap simply sign in to Golf Link using your full Golf Link number (e.g. 41306=Cooroy Golf Club + your 5 digit unique number).  Your Anchor Handicap is displayed at the bottom of the list of your last 20 results.


We are pleased to announce Terry Lyons has joined the committee.  Terry has been putting together some pretty good golf results but has been warned that joining the committee usually means your golf goes backwards – still he is committed.