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Official Opening: Rob Green Tuross Pro Golf Shop

By |2021-05-04T09:38:42+10:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf News, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head men’s golf captain Peter Nikolic welcomed Rob Green, the new golf professional at Tuross, and officially opened the Rob Green Pro shop on Saturday October 3.  Rob operates out of the original golf club building where he will be able to supply all  golfing needs and he will be available for individual or group tuition.

Rob grew up and played most of his early golf in Orange NSW.  He has been a member of the PGA since 1993 and for some time played the professional circuit in Australia.

His first move to the South Coast was to be as Assistant Professional to Ken Gaffney in Narooma in 1995.  He still has fond memories of his time with Ken but in 2001 he took the professional position at Armidale where he stayed for ten years with his wife and two boys.

Rob and his family moved back to Dalmeny in 2011 and he started as Assistant Professional at Moruya, and later, when the Head Professional retired, took over as the Club Professional. By 2019 Rob decided it was time for a change and he gave the club four months notice, giving them plenty of time to find a replacement.  He and his wife then bought their caravan and headed off for “The Trip” as many of the more senior among us do.

Coaching of both new players and experienced golfers to improve their technique has always been rewarding to Rob and will be an important offering at the new shop.  With the more relaxed pace he is also looking forward to spending time helping golfers choose the best equipment for them, taking the time to fit and experiment with the different styles available.

The Pro Shop just above the 6th green will be well stocked with golfing essentials.  Rob expects the shop to initially open four days per week, with more days in the summer and probably less in winter. 51020

Tuross Head men’s golf captain Peter Nikolic and Rob Green.

               Rob Green in new Pro Shop premises.

Copy courtesy: Lance Shadbolt.

Photos: Tony Brown

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Tuross Head Country Club Government Grant History

By |2021-05-04T10:04:28+10:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf News, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club has been successful in obtaining a further $65,000 NSW government grant to assist in improving club facilities. This latest money will be used to create shelter around the two bowling greens and to build a pathway from the lower car parking area to the workshop shed.

Some club members and  residents of the community are asking just how did this happen. Well, the hard working people involved have been approached for comment, and the following is a record of their activities. They deserve to be recognised and thanked for their efforts.

Approximately 18 months ago, Andrew Gordon, THCC men’s golf president and Steve Swanbury, golf committee member,  took it upon themselves to investigate the possibility of the THCC accessing external funding through the Grants Process available in NSW.

Following a meeting which included THCC manager Stephen Hodge, Andrew Gordon, men’s golf president and Michael Birks, past THCC president with Andrew Constance, local Member for Bega and his staff on the golf course site, they developed a strategy of trying to identify grants that could be suitable and applicable to the THCC.  Of particular interest was funding that could assist the Club in improving aged and worn infrastructure (both of a sporting and non-sporting nature) knowing full well that internal funding within the Club was extremely tight, and that any project would necessarily be of a small nature.

Once various funding organisations within, and associated with the State Government of NSW had been identified, they proceeded with applying for a range of grants available. Over that time a number of applications were lodged – some unsuccessful. However, the club enjoyed success with a $46,000 grant from the “My Community Project Grant” which resulted in the recent resurfacing and line marking of the THCC Carpark. Many will remember the pot-holed and dilapidated nature of the carpark and the money required to ameliorate this was significant. The support from both club members, along with many from the local community was tremendous. Who can forget the incredibly difficult voting process?  Thankfully this type of grant process is unlikely to be repeated.

Once a number of further applications had been lodged, a fairly solid platform had been established which could be used to target various types of grants.  Feedback was always sought from any unsuccessful application, and this allowed future applications to be modified.

Tuross Head Country Club lost no time in arranging for Downer EDI Mogo to lay 30mm hot mix over the damaged surface car park.

Colin Fletcher from the bowlers was consulted about improving the bowling facilities, as they form an integral part of the overall sporting infrastructure of the THCC along with the golf course. Colin was able to identify various aspects of the bowling facilities that required updating or replacement, and worked hard in obtaining quotes for various works.

In March of this year it was learnt that they had been successful in attaining $65,000 through the “Building Community Partnerships Grant Round.” This application was lodged by Mike Birks, now THCC 2019  past club president, in September last year. The money is for new shade infrastructure for both bowling greens and will provide an access pathway across the 6th Fairway from the lower carpark to the machinery shed.   In the current COVID-19 environment, it is both gratifying and pleasing to know that external government agencies believe  there is a strong future for the THCC by investing in their future.

The money for the shade infrastructure should arrive in the next couple of weeks and work is expected to commence in removing the aged and rusted existing structure immediately.  The building of the access pathway should commence soon after under the supervision of the Course Superintendent, Tim Watson.

Men’s golf president Andrew Gordon reports “Prior to the two government grants, we were successful (on behalf of the Golf Sub-clubs) in attaining a $3,000 grant from Golf NSW which has been used to improve drainage on the 8th fairway. This project is part-way complete through the great work of Tim Watson and his course maintenance team and should be completed shortly.

As part of the process, an officer from Golf NSW attended to assess our application first-hand. He wrote highly of the THCC Golf Course and the work that the ground-staff had achieved since his previous visit some three years before, and he had no hesitation in supporting our application for funding.”

Along the way the management and the board  purchased the now familiar Ventrac Tractor Mower and men’s golf purchased outright a new Kubota Rough Mower – a total of $73,000 of new equipment. 20520

The Tuross Head crew (from left) Tyson Hastie, assistant Ben Hewison, superintendent Tim Watson, Terry Beales and Richard Kelly.

This has enabled the ground-staff to work more efficiently and achieve the incredible results that we now see in the improved playing surface of the golf course.

Mention must be made of the fabulous work of our men and women volunteers who tend and maintain gardens, assist in laying concrete paths and the various working bees that are arranged to maintain and improve our sporting facilities.
It has been a lot of work, but extremely satisfying when you see the changes around the club in the past couple of years.

One of the many works carried out by club volunteers.

STOP PRESS: May 26 2020

The first instalment of the Building Community Partnerships Grant has been received by the THCC.

Work is underway to achieve the maximum benefit with the money and it is expected that demolition of the old shade structure will occur in the coming months along with construction of the new structure.

Once this has been done, the final monetary instalment will be sought to complete the access pathways.

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Adam Hills escapes to Tuross Head

By |2021-05-08T17:06:57+10:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Adam Hills, the author of Best Foot Forward, host of ABC TV program The Last Leg plus the upcoming Spicks and Specks reunion shows, was in Tuross Head recently.
Through the courtesy of the Sunday Telegraph Escape magazine you can view Adams opinion of our town.
“It’s quite, beautiful, fun – put simply – it’s a happy place. Just don’t tell too many people about it,” he says.
Read the full report by clicking on the following link. 5320

 

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Escape to Tuross Head

By |2021-05-08T17:04:32+10:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Adam Hills, the author of Best Foot Forward, host of  ABC TV program The Last Leg plus the upcoming Spicks and Specks reunion shows, was in Tuross Head recently.    

Through the courtesy of the Sunday Telegraph Escape magazine you can view Adams opinion of our town.

“It’s quite, beautiful, fun – put simply – it’s a happy place. Just don’t tell too many people about it,” he says. 11219

Read the full report by clicking on the following link.                                                                             

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Well, It’s been a while

By |2021-04-13T21:07:28+10:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Fishing Club|

Hi, we haven’t posted here for a while but we’re still here!

The fishing club has a new updated website, still a few hiccoughs but working on it, you can find us at clubturossfishing.com.au.

Our latest Goblet competition results:

The April 2021 Monthly Goblet Competition
The target species was Drummer and the Goblet was held over the weekend of April 9, 10, 11. A cold front moved across the coast on Saturday and made the fishing onshore and offshore fairly uncomfortable for many people.
Despite that, sixty five fish were entered as part of the competition by fifteen fishers. Six of those were ladies, eight were men and one keen male junior.
The Goblet was won by Merv. Roberts with a Drummer at 38 cm and 83.3 points.
The mens division
Offshore was won by Bruce Kennedy with a Morwong at 50 cm and was awarded 110 points.
Rock and Beach went to Merv. Roberts with a Bream at 46 cm and awarded 170 points.
Lake and Estuary was taken by Neil Alexander with a Bream 31.7 cm and gained 74.7 points.
The ladies division
Offshore
Racheal Kennedy won this with a snapper 51.5 cm with 101.6 points
Rock and Beach was not awarded
Lake and Estuary
Sandra Backhouse took out this prize with a Garfish at 26.5 cm and earned 118.4 points
Juniors
Ben Dart won this division with a Bream at 30.5 cm and gained 66.7 points.
The mystery fish was #7 (by random generator) which was a Flathead closest to 50.1 cm and was won by Jeanie Dixon with 50.3 cm.
The turkey of the month was also not awarded.
The May Goblet will be held over the weekend of May 8, 9, 10 and the target species will be Snapper.
Congratulations

to all those that caught and entered fish and to the category winners.

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Peter Hogan scores a Hole in One.

By |2021-04-12T18:48:52+10:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club men’s  stableford competition held on Saturday April 10 saw well known local golfer Peter Hogan, score a hole in one on the 15th hole. Congratulations Peter from all Tuross players.

John Eglitis emerged as the winner of the stableford event with a score of 42 stableford points. Paul Rowe was a close second with  40 points, ahead of Ian McManus with 38, Steve Pritchell 36, and Shane Gschwend who finished with 36 stableford points.

Nearest the pins were won by Brad Doolan on the 4th and 6th hole in division A, division B golfer Paul Rowe was best on the 4th. Herb Muriwai won the award on the 4th hole in C grade.

Thursday’s medley stableford event was won by Jim Wade with 38 points beating Neil Mather on  a countback. Darrell Kildey filled third spot with 35 points followed by Allen Gannon and Ray Bollard who both handed in cards of 34 points. Nearest the pins were won by Darrell  Kildey on the 4th hole, Darren Rogers won the 6th and Rex Wood won the 7th.

Photo: Peter Hogan is congratulated by club captain Peter Nikolic after scoring a hole in one on the 15th hole.

Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuross Head Country Club golf course features in Australian Turfgrass Management Journal

By |2021-05-05T11:28:44+10:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf News, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club course superintendent Tim Watson  and his hard working ground staff have attracted the attention of one of Australia’s foremost magazines.
The Australian Turfgrass Management Journal, the flagship of the turf industry has published a major feature showcasing  the work and improvements at the Tuross Head golf course in their latest issue.
This journal, first published in 1999, aims to support turfgrass management professionals by providing technical information, industry news and events, profiles, critical appraisals of new products and services, and general information to help staff improve their professional recognition and employment.
Brett Robinson, Editor of Turfgrass when commenting on the material and photos supplied to them says ‘Well done Tim – it’s all good – the kudos is all yours”.
On the local level, THCC veteran golfers president Ian Manton, states “The bonus of this magazine article is that we get a broad picture of Tim and his perspectives. I already know of his great nature and friendliness.
Now I have more personal and professional awareness and am even more appreciative of his value to us as a community. 30519

Link: THCC Golf Course Features in National Magazine

 

 

 

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April Monthly Medal Men’s Golf Results

By |2021-04-06T11:10:43+10:00April 3rd, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf|

Tuross Head Country Club men’s Saturday April 3 monthly medal stroke competition is played over three grades and the results this week were as follows:

Ian McManus was the best in the A grade division with an excellent score of 67 nett strokes. Troy Kingdom was second with 71 and Brad Doolan filled second place with 72 strokes.

B grade division was won by Russell Taylor with a  nett 73 ahead of Trevor Jones and Ron Rogers who both returned cards of 74 strokes.

C division was dominated by very welcome visiting golfers to the Tuross course with Ian Sheppard taking out first place with a low score of 69 nett strokes. Ian was closely followed by Ian Hosking with 70 strokes and Trot Goodwin was third with a score of nett 73 strokes.

Ted Quinlan was awarded the C grade medal with a score of 74 strokes.

Ted Quinlan C grade monthly medal winner with event sponsor Paul Medwin

Nearest the pins were won by A grade golfer Rhys Voysay on the 4th hole and Rhys Voysay was also best on the 7th hole.  Colin Houghton was closest on the 6th hole. B grade player Ian Hosking was the best of the B graders with a close shot on the 4th hole. Ian Sheppard was closest on the 4th hole  and Ross Hendy won the 7th in C division.

The overall putting competition was won by Jason Nikolic with 26 putts. Colin Houghton returned the lowest off the stick score with 77 strokes achieved under difficult playing conditions as a result of the recent heavy rainfall.

Thursday’s medley stableford competition was won by Ray Bollard with 39 stableford points.

Peter Garn, Greg Smith, Stephen Swanbury and Dorothy Madden all scored 35 points and results were       decided on a countback. Colin Houghton had the satisfaction of scoring an eagle on the par 4  third hole. Nearest the pins were Stephen Swanbury, Colin Houghton and Shirley Quinlan.

Feature Photo: Ian McManus A grade monthly medal winner with event sponsor Paul Medwin.

Photos: Courtesy Tony Brown.

Russell Taylor B grade monthly medal winner.

 

 

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Jason Nikolic wins stableford competition

By |2021-03-14T17:30:24+11:00March 14th, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club men’s Saturday golf stableford competition was won by Jason Nikolic with a score of 39 stableford points.

Michael Allen was a close second with 38 points. Shane Gschwend followed with 37 for third placing. Troy Kingdom and Bruce Brawn both returned cards of 36 points.

Ian McManus had the golfer’s ultimate satisfaction of scoring a hole in one on the fourth hole.

Nearest the pins were won by Ian McManus, Jason Nikolic and Troy Kingdom in the A grade division. Closest of the B grade players was Trevor Jones, Ian Manton and Shane Gschwend. C grade player Peter Johnston was closest on two par 3 holes with Mike Allen also an award winner.

Thursday’s medley stableford competition was won by Ray Bollard with 42 points edging out Paul Medwin and Ian Lawson on a countback.

Stephen Gardner and Al Gannon who both scored 37 points were the remaining prize winners. Colin Houghton, Al Gannon and Ian McManus won the closest to the pin awards.

Photo: Tuross men’s golf event sponsor Bruce Cleeve with stableford winner Jason Nikolic.

Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown

 

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March monthly medal results

By |2021-03-09T18:01:16+11:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf|

Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf monthly medal competition is played over three divisions and the  A grade winner was well known Tuross and south coast golfer Colin Houghton with an excellent round of 69 strokes off the stick. Colin was closely followed by Ray Bollard with a net 70 strokes. Bruce Handley filled third spot with 71 strokes.

Ian Lawson was the best of the B grade division with nett 70 strokes winning on a countback from Tony Brown and Steven O’Shea.

Tuross C grade golfers handed in some excellent score cards. A low round of 66 nett strokes resulted in a win for Peter Johnston. Ross Hendy 68 and Nigel Barling 69 were not far behind.

The Golden Shot award was won by Colin Houghton with 2.08 m. Ian Lawson won the putting competition with 25 putts. The nearest the pin competition winners were Allen Gannon, Troy Kingdom and David Gray in the A grade division. Tony Brown, Peter Garn and Steve Swanbury were the best in B grade. Ian Hosking was closest on two holes in C grade.

Thursday’s stableford medley competition was awarded to Joel Hilliard with 42 points ahead of Rob Green 39, Allen Gannon 38.  Richard Wharton and Colin Houghton both finished with 37 points. Nearest the pins were won by Joel Hilliard, Steve Gardner and Al Gannon.

 

Photo: Tuross medal winner Colin Houghton is congratulated by event sponsor Paul Rowe.

Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown

 

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