Vets Golf

Monday 25th January 2021.

A pretty successful day even though the weather wasn,t exactly perfect.64 starters best since coved began .A warm welcome to Kevin Casey who flew from Tassie just to join us for a free day . Well done mate.

Div.1 winner Keith Cooper (16) 36pts on c/b

R/u David Wallis (7) 36pts.

Div.2 winner Ken Wood (25) 36pts.

R/u Peter Edwards (22) 34pts

Div.3 winner James Rowan (36) 36pts on c/b

R/u Bill McClatchey (28) 36pts.

No rundown as you all got 2 balls to start.

Thats it ,good golfing and mental health cheers Cap Dave.


Men’s Saturday Comp 23rd January

 The day was our Christmas in January function which due to restrictions, timing and weather we were unable to hold the day in December, thank you to the 3 Putt Club for the donations of prizes.

For all the afternoon players it was an early start in perfect weather, we had a full field of 80 players for the shot gun start at 8.00am and a big thank you to all the players for the way they signed in with the new Covid requirements.

Also, another big thank you to the Ladies who assisted with the BBQ, we really appreciate your efforts.

We hope all players enjoyed the day.

The day was a 3 Division Stableford and we had some good scores in all divisions with over 60% of the field scoring 30 or more points

Congratulations to the winners for the day;

A Grade Allan Danks 39 points (11)

B Grade Kevin Tooley 39 points (15)

C Grade Graeme Johnston 39 points (21) on countback

Runners Up

A Grade Shane Woolley 37 points (11)

B Grade Jared Brown 37 points (18)

C Grade Stuart Allwood 39 points (28) on countback from Clint Dunn.

Every player received a ball at the start of the round so no rundown .

NTP 2nd– – A-Brian Springfield, B- Michael Noakes C-Gary Pettit

NTP 7th– – A-Brendon Williams, B- Simon Woolley C-Clint Dunn

NTP 12th– A-Mick Tink-Hornett, B Simon Woolley – C- Dave Harrod

NTP 16th – A- David Wallis B- Wayne Woodford C-Richard Downes

EAGLE on the 3rd by Pat Hayes

Lucky Draw – Wayne Muir

Raffle-D Wallis (3), P Coles (1), A Hubbard (1), R Downes (1) K Haddrick (1) and W Woodford (1)


Joke of the Week (thanks Ken Culpitt)

Father Norton woke up Sunday morning and realizing it was an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decided he just had to play golf.

So… he told the Associate Pastor that he was feeling sick and persuaded him to say Mass for him that day.

As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, Father Norton headed out of town to a golf course about forty miles away.

This way he knew he wouldn’t accidentally meet anyone he knew from his parish. Setting up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church!

At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down from the heavens and exclaimed, “You’re not going to let him get away with this, are you?”

The Lord sighed, and said, “No, I guess not.”

Just then Father Norton hit the ball and it shot straight towards the pin, dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole.


St. Peter was astonished. He looked at the Lord and asked, “Why did you let him do that?”

The Lord smiled and replied, “Who’s he going to tell?”

Kevin Haddrick- Captain


Ladies Golf Results

Another wet morning greeted the ladies today but happily the sun came out and we were able to complete our round without rain. The course was wet in places but after the amount of rain we have had, was still playable.
Only 23 ladies braved the conditions and the winner with a great score of 37 was Pat Hodda, Runnerup was Helen Evans 33 pts.
NTPs on 7th went to June McFadden and Chris Mills (1 ball each)
Pro Pin $23 won by June McFadden.

rundown went to 30.
Next Thursday is our official opening day so hope to see you all out enjoying the start of our golf year.

Pauline R 🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♀️⛳️

Course Status Golf Committee


Ladies Competition cancelled for today


Men’s Golf Saturday 16th January

We had 86 players on a warm humid day, the showers cleared before the first group teed off and it stayed clear for the rest of the field.

Please ensure that if you have a provisional NTP or Pro Pin that you mark the appropriate card, as we had a player that was eligible for the Pro Pin and between him and his playing partners, they did not mark the card and therefore he did not win, in a very sportsman act the last name on the Pro-pin Mick Kemp shared his winners. This is a great example of why we have a great club…..Well done Mick

Now to the golf results, as mentioned we had a field of 86 players and we saw some good scores

Congratulations to our winners on the day;

Div. 1 Paul Pochodyla (12) 41 points

Div. 2 Nick Davis (21) 40 points

Runners Up

Div. 1 Al Hubbard (4) 38 points

Div. 2 Brendon Willoughby (23) 39 points, on countback from Jim Wood

Ball rundown to 33 all inclusive

NTP 2ndDiv1-Nigel Luxton, Div2-

NTP 7th– – Div1-Colin McLeod Div2-Ray Hewitt

NTP 12th– Div1-Mick Kemp, Div2- Paul Quinlin

Pro Pin- Mick Kemp $78,

NTP 16th – Div1-Michael Noakes, Div2-Stephen Evans

Lucky Draw Sponsored by North Real Estate—Macca McGuiness

Raffle- Stephen Caine (3), Steve Wilkinson (1) and Jim Wood (1)


Joke of the Day

A well off 45-year-old man wanted to join a regular foursome and after waiting two years he finally got his chance, he’d made it and was now to meet his three, new best friends. The discussion was brief as there were few rules governing this group.

1.] They talked betting and he did not care about the costs;

 2.] There was a 7 AM / 7 days a week tee time and could he make that rigid a schedule? His answer was yes, no problem, but occasionally I will be 20 – 30 minutes late, he was told as high as the wagering was, he’d be better off staying home.

 They played a quick 18 and the newbie shot 2 over par. Broke a little above even, money-wise.

 The next day he shot -1, but on this day, he played left-handed, where yesterday he played right-handed. The group had questions for the newbie.

“You’re about even on any side you play off and the difference in the two scores is probably due to feeling the course out.” “My real question is how do you decide which way you will play?” The newbie told them, “I go through my usual crap, shower and shave.” “Then I go to my bedroom closet and open it, viewing both club sets.” “Then I look at Naomi and if she’s on her left side, I shoot lefty; if she’s on her right, then that’s the way I’ll play.” Another player asks, “What if she on neither side?” He says, “Oh, that’s the occasion I’ll be 20 to 30 minutes late!”

Kevin Haddrick–Captain


Ladies Golf Results

Our “warm up” game today attracted 35 ladies who played a 2 person Ambrose. Great scores were returned by the players on their return to golf after the Christmas break.
Winners were Kaye Mills and Pauline Ryan 68 1/4 from Liz Edwards and Judy Mount 71 1/4. Rundown to 75.
NTP 2nd and 7th won by Pauline Ryan. Pro Pin won by Janet Haddrick $35, lovely start to the year.

Lucky number was 15 and winners were Liz Edwards, Colleen Kelly, Fran Janes – $20 on your cards.

We are all adjusting to new check in requirements and today we had to handle the raffle “self serve“. In future one of your c’ttee ladies will take the raffle money until she hits off and then for later players, raffle no.s may be purchased after your game.
I hope everyone enjoyed the service and food in the Island House, Barry and Rhys did a great job on their first day, lovely to see everyone enjoying being back “home.”

Lets start the year off by remembering to keep up with the people in front of you whilst on the course both on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We hit off at 6 minute intervals so to lose over an hour completing your round is unacceptable. Please do your best to keep up with the players in front of you.
Advice has been received that our AGM will take place on Saturday 20th March in the Island House. Please offer to stand for vacant positions on the Management Committee to keep our wonderful Club going.
Pauline R 🤸🏿‍♀️🤸🏿‍♀️🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♀️⛳️


Men’s Golf Wednesday 13th January

Our first PAR event for a while, numbers for the day were the largest for a long time with 94 players

Conditions for the day were good the weather was fine and the fairways and greens were in good condition albeit the greens are still on the slow side.

Whilst we had a large field the speed of play was good, we only had 15 players bettering or equalling their handicap.

Congratulations to our winners on the day;

Div. 1 Geoffrey Muhleisen +3 (16)

Div. 2 Stephen Evans +3 (22)

Runners Up

Div. 1 Mark Kenny +1 (10) on countback from Jim Storey and Allan Danks

Div. 2 Geoff Clarke +2 (20) on countback from John Olsen

Ball rundown to -2 all inclusive.

NTP 2ndDiv1-Graeme Veivers, Div2-

NTP 7th– – Div1-Owen McCallum, Div2-Peter Hulett

NTP 12th– Div1-Aaron Garland, Div2-Bill McClatchey

Pro Pin- Aaron Garland $80

NTP 16th – Div1-Brad Wilkinson, Div2-Perc Dempsey

Raffle- John Olsen (1), Nigel Luxton (1) and Wayne Muir (1)


Please remember we have our Christmas in January day on the 23rd January (Shotgun start at 8 am), be there at least 30 minutes before. This is a Members Only day as the field is limited to 80 players and cost is only your comp fee of $4 and also the Pro pin.

Kevin Haddrick–Captain


Vets Golf

Monday 11th January 2021.

Finally back into site, Happy New Year to all.

Monday 25th Jan $4 golf day shotgun start 7.30am for 8.00am tee off.

Sausage sizzle and drink after game. Put your name in computer not many spots left. Let us celebrate Australia Day and hope for a better year than last.

Last mon. Div .1 winner John Krause (15) 38pts R/U Darryl Davey (8) 36pts (sorry could not allow eagle as all strokes must be counted till ball falls in hole.You have option to remove flag or have attended Rule B.F.L)

Div.2 winner Alan Corke (27) 34pts R/U Grant McLean (27) 33pts.

Rundown a very generous 32pts all in.

Good golfing and mental health its red o,clock time cheers cap DAVE.


Ladies Golf

Hi Ladies, we are having a couple of “warm up “ games before our official opening on 28th January . Today the opening day game went on the web site for you to put your names down.
When you come to play you will now book in with your QR app on your mobile phone in the Island House and also your membership card.(Covid-19 Rules).

After golf this Thursday we will be able to meet in the Island House as usual and Barry advises that he will have a lovely selection of food available as well as coffee, tea and cold beverages. It will be lovely to see everyone back in the Island House enjoying after golf fellowship.
Pauline R 🤸🏿‍♀️🤸🏿‍♀️🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♀️⛳️

Pauline R 🤸🏿‍♀️🤸🏿‍♀️🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♀️⛳️


Men’s Golf Saturday 9th January

With the prospect of rain, we saw our field reduce considerably, those on course only experienced a very brief shower and the conditions were quite good for all the rain we have had over the preceding days. A smaller field of 56 players made it on to the course and completed their rounds.

Scores for the day were quite good.

On a housekeeping matter, don’t forget our” Christmas in January” day on the 23rd, shotgun start at 8 am with a sausage sizzle and drinks after. The day will be a single stableford (3 divisions), you will need to book and the field is limited to 80 players.

Now to the golf results, as mentioned we had a field of 56 players

Congratulations to our winners on the day;

Div. 1 Terry Foster (9) 42 points

Div. 2 Jim Benny (34) 44 points

Runners Up

Div. 1 Mick Tink Hornett (9) 41 points

Div. 2 Charles Hauff (19) 38 points

Ball rundown to 35 all inclusive

NTP 2ndDiv1-Patrick Hayes, Div2-John Baddeley

NTP 7th– – Div1-Simon Woolley Div2-David Kammer

NTP 12th– Div1-Mick Kemp Div2-Mick Walsh

Pro Pin- Mick Walsh $52 (first time well done)

NTP 16th – Div1-Terry Foster, Div2- David Kammer

Lucky Draw Sponsored by North Real Estate—Hugh Netto

Raffle- Clint Dunn (2), Allan Danks (1) and Nigel Luxton (1)


Joke of the Week (thanks Mark Jessop)

Four old-timers were playing their weekly game of golf. One remarked how nice it would be to wake up on Christmas morning, roll out of bed and without an argument go directly to the golf course, meet his buddies and play a round. His buddies all chimed in said, “Let’s do it! We’ll make it a priority – figure out a way and meet here early, Christmas morning.” Months later, that special morning arrives, and there they are on the golf course.

The first guy says, “Boy this game cost me a fortune! I bought my wife a diamond ring that she can’t take her eyes off of.” The second guy says, “I spent a ton too. My wife is at home planning the cruise I gave her. She was up to her eyeballs in brochures.” The third guy says “Well my wife is at home admiring her new car, reading the manual.” They all turned to the last guy in the group who is staring at them like they have lost their minds. “I can’t believe you all went to such expense for this golf game. I slapped my wife on the bum and said,’’ Well babe, Merry Christmas! It’s a great morning – golf course or intercourse? “She said, “Don’t forget your hat.”

Kevin Haddrick–Captain