President: Bob Walsh

V/President: Nev Catterall

Captain: Les Berghofer

V/Captain: Bruce Ryan

Secretary: Stu Dossetor

Treasurer: Wayne Magill

Publicity:Garry Dwyer

Committee Members: Don Forster

Richie Lydon

Alby Daly

11/9/2019 WLVG Wray Owen Monthly Mug

By Vets Golf on Friday, September 13th, 2019 in Vets Golf. No Comments.

57 members played


Monthly Mug Winner : Brian Stayplton 61

A Grade     Paul Wallace 66         B Grade   L Elliott 61       C Grade  K Stevenson 67

Runners Up

A Grade    C Burgess 69               B Grade   I Mackie 66     C Grade   M Gall 68 C/B

 Nearest The Pin

A Grade    C Pender 6th hole           C Brigstock 12th hole

B Grade   T Edmonds 6th hole        L Elliott 8th hole

C Grade   G Dwyer 6th hole             Not Won 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

 A Grade  C Pender 4th hole           Not won 9th hole

B Grade   L Elliott 4th hole            L Berghofer 13th hole

C Grade   K Stevenson 4th hole     D Forster 15th hole

On Wednesday we played the Wray Owen Monthly Mug attracting 57 starters with a shotgun start. The Mug winner was Brian Stayplton with a net 61. Well Played Brian. The A Grade winner was Paul Wallace with a net 66, B Grade was won by Lyndsey Elliott with a 62 net and C Grade by Ken Stevenson with 67 net. Scoring was good overall with 16 players having net 60s considering the greens are still coming back after coreing.

Everyone enjoyed the hotdogs after the game.

Good to see Bruce Ryan, Brian Malvern and Claude Dall’Orto back after their break.

Our President has been on the sick list for the last couple of weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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Fixtures coming up: 23rd September Ladies Tournament HELP NEEDED, 25th September Calderwood, 29th September Jack Elliott Day, 30th September deferred day at Mollymook.

There is a par 3 day at Nowra on 14th October.

Listed below is the Race To October update:

Race to October: Update after round on 11 SeptemberTo be eligible for any of the Race to October prizes, players must have completed at least 23 rounds during the regular season.  There are 3 rounds remaining in the regular season.

As at 11 September, 49 players have already played at least 23 rounds and there are another 8 who can reach 23 games by the end of the regular season.  Names in italics on the leaderboard indicate players who need additional rounds to qualify.

Race to October “Player of the Year”

The points leader at the end of the regular season will be anointed the Race To October Player of the Year.  As this trophy is a recognition of our most consistent performer over the year, this competition will be all grades combined.

After the Mug round on 11 September, Paul Wallace (with a 5th placing and 155 points) has taken a 65 point lead in the “Player of the Year” race.  The Race remains quite tight with many of the Top 10 players a good chance of catching Paul over the next three weeks.

Race to October Stableford Finale

The Race to October Stableford Finale will be conducted over 54 holes in conjunction with the three stableford rounds on the 16th, 23rd and 30th October.  For the Finale, in addition to the overall Finale winner, we will also have Grade winners.  For this event, players will receive bonus stableford points based on the Race to October leaderboard points they have achieved during the regular season.  The leaderboard put up on the pillar outside the pro shop on Wednesday’s shows the number of rounds played and the bonus points which would have applied had that round been the last round of the season.

It would be much appreciated if you remember to rake the bunkers.

Nominations for positions at next month’s AGM should be on the noticeboard this week.

Next week’s event is Booth And Partners Single Stableford.

Mugs Away




4/9/2019 Single Stableford

By Vets Golf on Friday, September 6th, 2019 in Vets Golf. No Comments.

Players: 54 members and 4 visitors – Richard & Robert Zionzee from St Georges Basin, Anthony Dawson from Jamberoo, Ian Nicholson from Howlong


 A Grade     Brian Stapylton     42 points      B Grade      Les McMaster     38 points      C Grade     Bob Biesheuvel     42 points

Runners Up

A Grade       Col Burgess           38 points       B Grade     Les Cuka          37 points C/B    C Grade      Stu Dossetor      41 points

Nearest The Pin

A Grade     Chris Pender   6th hole        Not Won     12th hole

B Grade      Doug Reid        6th hole        Richie Lydon    8th hole

C Grade      Not Won        6th hole     Not Won    17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade    Brian Herring       4th hole         Rob Zionzee      16th hole

B Grade     Steve Cornford     4th hole        Chris Hoffman   13th hole

C Grade     Anthony Dawson  4th hole       Claude Dall’Orto   15th hole

Playing on Wednesday was a bit tricky for some with the sand greens just being scarified. It was no trouble for Bob Biesheuvel who revelled in the conditions and was heard to say they should be like that every week!!! Brian Stayplton also had a good round with 42 points.

The greens should be in good shape for next Wednesday with a little rain (good luck with that!).

The events coming up for October are: Monday 14th MSCVGA Par 3 Day at Nowra, Wednesday 16th AGM 7:30AM with a 8:30 shotgun start, Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th Festival Of Golf Days.

The Race To October will be up to 9th October.

Next week’s event will be the Monthly Mug with an 8:30 shotgun start.

Until next week…

Mugs Away


28/8/2019 Southern Water Company Single Stableford

By Vets Golf on Sunday, September 1st, 2019 in Vets Golf. No Comments.


Congratulations Hole In One winner       William Snelgrove

61 Players


A Grade     William Snelgrove     42 points    B Grade    Greg Goswell    38 points C/B    C Grade      Ken Stevenson   37 points C/B

Runners Up

A Grade      Col Burgess               34 points    B Grade     Peter Conlon      38 points          C Grade    Stu Dossetor         37 points

Nearest The Pin

 A Grade      B Stapylton      6th hole      William Snelgrove      12th hole

B Grade       Peter Conlon     6th hole      John Black       8th hole

C Grade        Not Won 6th and 17th holes


Drive And Pitch

 A Grade     Alan Steeden      4th hole       Cam Fraser     16th hole

B Grade      Peter Conlon       4th hole      Edward Batsch    13th hole

C Grade      Ken Stevenson    4th hole       Vic Speechly        15th hole

With good conditions we had a good roll up.

The highlight of the day was William Snelgrove’s first hole in one – 17th hole. What a champ! He also took out A Grade with a great score of 42 .

All the other scores are above. On Monday we played the MSCVI at The Basin. Our results are on the noticeboard.

This week we are at Worrigee, one tee start.

This month we have a few dates to remember: Monday 23rd MSC Championship at Mollymook. Also on this day helpers are needed for the Ladies 3 day tournament, Calderwood on 25th,

Jack Elliott day on 29th, deferred day for MSCVI at Mollymook on 30th.

Bunkers and pitch marks have a pass again this week.

See you all on Wednesday.

Mugs Away


21/8/2019 Drive Car Sales 2BBB and Single Stableford

By Vets Golf on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 in Vets Golf. No Comments.


Winners:            Ken Cole and Mike Hassler C/B 45 points

Runners Up:    Dennis Reid and Phil Smith

Single Stableford

Winner:            Lindsey Beal

Runner up:      David Clark

Nearest The Pin

A Grade        Not Won   6th hole           Not Won    12th hole

B Grade        Lindsey Beal 6th hole      Alan Liebert 8th hole

C Grade         Not Won  6th hole           Not Won   17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade         Ken Smith 4th hole        Not won 16th hole

 B Grade        Doug Reid 4th hole       Richie Lydon 13th hole

C Grade         Don Forster 4th hole      Lindsey Elliott 15th hole

Another day of wind this week made for interesting golf.The 2BBB winners were Ken Cole and Michael Hassler on a C/B from Dennis Reid and Phil Smith both with 45 points. Well done. The Single Stableford winner was Lindsey Beal with 40 points from David Clark on 37 points.

Don’t forget we will be playing at Worrigee on 4th September and at Calderwood on 25th September.

The ladies need help on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th September with their tournament. Please give a hand if you can.

The Jack Elliott Day is now on Sunday 29th September.

Well done to all with the bunkers and pitch marks getting a pass mark this week!!

That’s about all the news this week.

Next week’s event is Southern Water Company Single Stableford.

Mugs away

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14/8/2019 MCR Carpentry Single Stableford

By Vets Golf on Friday, August 16th, 2019 in Vets Golf. No Comments.


A Grade          Paul Wallace          44 points         B Grade     Bob Walsh          45 points      C Grade     Les Berghofer     40 points

Runners Up

A Grade          Phil Nicolaides       37points         B Grade     Ian Cockburn      40 points    C Grade     Tom Mc Master    38 points

 Nearest The Pin

A Grade         Col Burgess    6th hole          Mick Liddy     12th hole

B Grade          Not Won 6th hole                Ian Cockburn   8th hole

C Grade          Not won 6th hole                 Mike Gall       17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade          R Pitt     4th hole                Col Burgess      16th hole

B Grade         Ian Cockburn 4th hole      John Black     13th hole

C Grade          Alan Brewer   4th hole      Billy Gatt      15th hole

On Wednesday we played the MCR Carpentry Single Stableford. There was some good scoring with Paul in A Grade 44 points, Bob in B Grade (whoo hoo) 45 points and in C Grade Les(Hamburger) 40 points. Also the runners up: Phil 37 points, Ian 40 points and the young fellow Tommy 38 points. Well done to all.The ball run down went to 35 points.

Don’t forget to put your name down for the MSCVI at the Basin on Monday 26th August.

Next week is Drive Car Sales 2BBB in conjunction with the Single Stableford.

Greens and bunkers got a pass mark this week. Well done and keep it up!

LATE NEWS in, we defeated the Heads in a friendly on Thursday. Our President tells me that is 3 in a row. Well done boys.

Mugs Away

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7/8/2019 Wray Owen Monthly Mug

By Vets Golf on Sunday, August 11th, 2019 in Vets Golf. No Comments.


A Grade      Brian Stayplton     66 C/B          B Grade     Ian Cockburn     68        C Grade      Alan Brewer       67

Runners Up

A Grade      Alan Steeden           66                 B Grade     Bob Walsh          69        C Grade      Ken Stevenson   7o

Nearest The Pin

A Grade      Brian Stayplton       6th hole     Brian Stayplton     12th hole

B Grade       Not won                   6th hole     Richie Lydon          8th hole

 C Grade       Vic Speechley        6th hole       Not won                 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

 A Grade      Brian Herring         4th hole       Not Won               9th hole

B Grade        Ian Cockburn         4th hole       John Black           13th hole

C Grade         Not won                 17th hole     Wayne Beckenham   15th hole

Another cool start with an 8:30 shotgun start although it did warm up after a couple of hours. The winner of The Mug was Wayne (the Taxman) McGill who got all his fingers together for a blistering 65 net. Well Done!. The scoring on the day was very good with a C/B winning A Grade, one point in B Grade and just a few in C Grade. Well done to those players.

On 26th August there will be a MSCVI at the Basin.There are also some changes for  September. We will be playing at Worrigee on 4th September 8:30 shotgun start, Mollymook MSC Championship on Monday 23rd September and Calderwood on Wednesday 25th September.

The Jack Elliott day will be held Sunday 29th September and on  Monday 30th September MSC interclub deferred day at Mollymook.

The ladies have their 3 day tournament from 23rd to 25th September. They will need helpers for the first 2 days eg. spotters, starters, food. So, put up your hand if you can help.

Well I hope that info helps you out. Bunkers were well raked last week. Thank you and keep it up!. Still having a bit of trouble with pitch marks.Don’t forget sand on the fairways. All of this helps to keep the course in great condition.

Until next week.

Mugs away

31/7/2019 Drive Car Sales Irish 4 Ball & Single Stableford

By Vets Golf on Sunday, August 4th, 2019 in Vets Golf. No Comments.

Irish 4 Ball


Tony Edmondson     21          Ross Elletson    19         Greg Fulthorpe   13            Kel Turner       11         Total   99

Runners Up

Bob Walsh                  19          Rob Lidsey        17          Brian Dwyer       19            Garry Dwyer    22        Total   96

Single Stableford

Winner                  Chris Hoffman    40 points C/B

Runner Up           Paul Wallace        40 points

Well it was a fresh start on Wednesday for our Irish 4 Ball. After a computer clitch all the scoring was done manually. A big thank you to Lindsay Beal for doing a great job with the cards.It is those who pitch in and help when needed that make for a great club spirit.

The single stableford for last Wednesday is now on Golflink. The winners and runners up are listed above for the Irish 4 Ball and Single Stableford. Well done all.

The Interclub results are still being finalised. The winners in A Grade were from Worrigee. Well done Robert Pitt, Paul Wallace and Brian Herring.The 4 ball results will be on the noticeboard as soon as possible. Overall Worrigee won the day. We had 6 pairs in the top 30.

Coming up friendly versus The Heads is Thursday 15th August.

MSCVGA at The Basin on Monday 26th August, Calderwood is on Wednesday 3rd September.

This week’s event is the Wray Owen Monthly Mug and Putting. This will be an 8:30 shotgun start.

Well done to the green staff. The course is in superb condition.

Until next week.

Mugs Away


24/7/2019 Worrigee Links Vets Golf Nowra City Holden – Single Stableford

By Vets Golf on Friday, July 26th, 2019 in Vets Golf. No Comments.


A Grade        Col Burgess         41 points        B Grade     Bob Penrose (Visitor)      38 points       C Grade     Donald Forster      41 points

Runners Up

A Grade       Greg Fulthorpe   38 points        B Grade      Doug Reid       36 points      C Grade     Chris Hoffman       40 points

Nearest the Pin

A Grade       Alan Steedman     6th hole       John Peters        12th hole

B Grade       Lindsay Beal         6th hole       Tony Edmonds   8th hole

C Grade       Don Forster           6th hole        Not Won        17th hole

Drive And Pitch

A Grade    Steve Cornford       4th hole         Bill Snelgrove      9th hole

B Grade     Doug Reid              4th hole         Ken Bailey         13th hole

 C Grade     Alan Brewer          4th hole        Ken Stevenson    15th hole

On Wednesday we played the Nowra City Holden Single Stableford with 61 starters – 5 were visitors. Well done Col with 41 points in A Grade, Bob Penrose (visitor) with 38 points in B Grade and the hard working committee man, Don on 41 points as C grade winner. The runners up were Greg (A),Doug (B) and Chris (C). Tony Edmunds got off to a slow start with his cart breaking down on the first hole. His passenger, Brian, was not impressed but they played on.

Please rake the bunkers after use  and repair  pitch marks. Also could you please phone up if you can’t make it so people don’t miss out on getting another partner. Thanks guys.

Don’t forget the friendly at the Heads on 15th August. A sheet is on the noticeboard.

Good luck to all players in the MSCVI at Worrigee next Monday 29th July.

Next week’s event is Drive Car Sales Irish 4 Ball.

Mugs Away

17/7/2019 Worrigee Links Vets Golf – Booth Partners – Single Stableford

By Vets Golf on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 in Vets Golf. No Comments.

54 members and 4 visitors played


A Grade      John Peters         43 points           B Grade    Les Cuka      34 points                               C Grade      Tom Mc Masters    C/B 36 points

Runners Up

A Grade     Brian Herring    C/B 34 points    B Grade Bob Sutherland (visitor)   C/B 36 points  C Grade      Chris Hoffman    C/B 36 points

Nearest The Pin

A    Grade          Not Won 6th hole              Not Won 12th hole

B   Grade           Doug Reid 6th hole           Bob Walsh 8th Hole

C   Grade           Chris Hoffman 6th hole    G Jurotte 17th hole

Drive And Pitch

 Grade        John Peters 4th hole            Mick Liddy 9th hole

B  Grade       Les Mc Masters 4th hole      Not Won 13th hole

C Grade        Chris Hoffman 4th hole        Billy Gatt 15th hole

Well the early birds got the money this week! Well done John and Tom. By 10 o’clock the wind was up and the scoring dropped. Well done to all the winners.

Events coming up are:

MSCVGA at Worrigee – HELPERS NEEDED(spotters, starters & lunch)

Friendly versus Heads at the Heads Thursday 15th August – names on the noticeboard

Last Monday we played a friendly at Shellcove Links in trying conditions. A hard day was had with Shellcove coming out victorious over the 2 rounds, 717 points to 677 points. Kel and Les were best for us with 32 points each. LSC filled the top 6 from 36 points to 34 points and won the shield again.

Next week’s event is Nowra City Holden Stableford.

Below are some pics from Shellcove after a BBQ lunch. Thanks to LSC committee.

That’s all for this week.

Mugs Away





10/7/2019 Worrigee Links Vets Golf – Crofty’s Auto & Tyres – 27 hole Foursome Championship

By Vets Golf on Sunday, July 14th, 2019 in Vets Golf. No Comments.



Winners             Brian Herring & Chris Pender       126

Runners Up     John Black & Mick Liddy                128


Winners            Alan Steeden & Brian Stapylton   105.25

Runners Up     Don Foster & Brian Malvern        110.75

Nearest The Pin

Drive & Pitch

Kel Turner & Ken Stevenson       6th hole         Tony Edmonds & Phil Nicolaides   8th hole            Ken Cole & Ian Mackie  17th hole

Richie Lydon & Lindsey Beal     13th hole         Brian Stapylton & Alan Steeden     15th hole

On Wednesday we played our 27 hole Foursomes Championship. The results are listed above.

Congratulations to the evergreen pair of Brian and Chris. I don’t know who was the captain??

On Monday we play a friendly at Shell Cove.  On Monday 29th July we play at Worrigee – the next round of the MSCVG.

Col is keeping us up to date on the Race to October. Keep watching this space.

A MSCVG round was played last Monday at The Heads with some good scores for some of our Vets. Michael Temby scored 40 points, Ian Mackie 38 points and Alf 36 points. Kel and Les picked up Drive and Pitch and Nearest the Pin. Stu will put the full list of our results on the noticeboard.

Speaking of the Heads, we have a return friendly on 15th August at the Heads.

The committee is well underway organising the Festival of Golf which will be on 28th & 29th October.

As we are half the way through the year I would like to give a shout out to our hard working President Bob and the committee for their continued effort in keeping our club strongly moving forward. Thanks to The Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen’s Club for their continued support.

Mugs Away