Another year has come and gone for the Carbrook Veteran Golfers. 2019 has been a successful year for the Carbrook Golf Club and the Carbrook Veteran Golfers (Vets) with only one Thursday competition lost (22/11/2018) due to rain and a no play day on Anzac Day.

At long last Carbrook Veteran Golfers were successful in winning the 2019 Redland Bay Challenge. This is most significant event as it is the first time since the competition has been played that Carbrook Vets have been successful. The shield now hangs proudly in the Carbrook Club House. I am sure that the Carbrook Vets players will do their utmost to ensure it remains there after next year’s competition.

A new sponsor, Harcourts Living at Cornubia, came on board this year and provided significant sponsorship for our golf day on 4 April. Thanks to Jill Carter and her team for the generous support and their participation on the day. We are happy to advise that Harcourts have agreed to again provide sponsorship during 2020. We look forward to their sponsored event in April next year.

On a sad note we recently lost a long- time club member, Ozzie Brown at a significant age of 93 years. It was only this time last year that we invited Ozzie, who had retired from golf during the previous year, to join us at our Christmas function.

Ozzie Brown at the 2018 Christmas function

Two other Carbrook Veteran Golfers, Jack Carter and Joyce Hill sadly passed away during 2019. All three will be greatly missed by Vets members.

December Monthly Medal Winners
Congratulations to the December Monthly Medal winners which was conducted on 5 December 2019 who were:
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Winner – Gary Hooker Winner – Johnny McDonald Winner – Ian Preece
R/Up – Dennis Soich (OCB) R/Up – Allan McCann R/Up – John Beeforth
Winner – Val Gablonski R/Up – Chris Smith

Christmas Function
The 2019 Trophy Presentation day was held on 12 December in conjunction with the Christmas luncheon. The day was well attended,126 players participating in the Elimination Ambrose event with most remaining for the annual prize presentation and the Christmas lunch
At the function the 2019 trophy winners were presented with their awards.

The Veteran Golfers Club Champions for 2019 were:
Men – Glen Early ; Lady – Marie Mole.

Congratulations to all the 2019 trophy winners.

A great time was had by members.


Ofice Bearers – The 2019/2020 Carbrook Veterans Committee
Office bearers were appointed at the AGM conducted on 24 October and listed in the October Newsletter. In case you missed the announcement, the Office Bearers are again listed below.

President – Ron Cox Captain – Dave Newman
Vice-President – Noel Timmins Vice-Captain – Lois Lawrence
Treasurer – Graham Wright Secretary – Danny Gablonski
Committee members – Owen Powell and Fraser Scott

Christmas Greetings
On behalf of the Carbrook Veterans Golfers Committee I would like to wish you and yours all the best for the festive season. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and we do hope that 2020 is kind to you all and brings lots of happiness and good health along with good golfing.
The Vets Committee looks forward to providing support to enable you to enjoy good golfing and enjoyable social interaction with your fellow Carbrook Veterans Golfers during 2020. The first event for 2020 will be a Single Stableford round on Thursday 9 January 2020.