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Tuross Golf Program March 2021

By |2021-02-23T13:56:47+11:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Golf Events - THCC, Uncategorized|

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Derek Hoare: Tuross veteran golfer wins stableford event

By |2021-02-21T10:55:28+11:00February 13th, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf competition held last Saturday resulted in a win for well known Tuross Head veteran golfer Derek Hoare who returned an excellent  score of stableford 40 points.

Derek was closely followed by Greg Booth with 39 points. Ian Lawson and Russell Taylor and Stephen Gardner, were the remaining placegetters, all scoring 38 points.

Nearest the pins were won by Stephen Walker,  Mark Haberkorn, Dave Schmid, Richard Wharton and Paul Pereira.

Dave Gray had the satisfaction of scoring a hole in one on the sixth hole.

Thursday’s medley stableford competition was won by Trevor Jones with 39 points. George Studham was second with 37 points and he was followed by Bruce Martin, Joel Hilliard and  Ron Rogers who all finished with 36 points.

Nearest the pins were won by Trevor Jones, Ian McManus and Glen Shearer.

Photo: Jason Nikolic and event winner Derek Hoare.

Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown

 

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Dave Gray: Wins Monthly Medal A grade division

By |2021-02-08T11:01:36+11:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf|

Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf took another step towards returning to a regulation golf calendar when the club conducted the monthly medal stroke competition.

Played over three divisions Dave Gray won the A grade section with a net score of 71 ahead of Mark Haberkorn who scored 72. Paul Rowe was the best of the B grade golfers with a very low 66 strokes with Frank Pomfret finishing with a close 67 strokes. C grade was awarded to Jim Madden with 68 strokes. Michael Allen was second with 72 strokes.

Paul Rowe’s score of 66 resulted in him winning the monthly medal. Christopher Rowe had the lowest off the stick score with 74 strokes.  The Golden Shot  award on the par 4  third hole was won by Anthony Lore with a second shot measuring 1.88 m from the pin. Colin Houghton won the lowest putting competition with 26 putts.

Next Saturday’s event is a single stableford round.

Thursday’s medley competition was won by Peter Nikolic with 39 stableford points ahead of Ted Quinlan 37, Colin Houghton and Paul Medwin both finished with 36 and Bruce Martin scored 35 points. Nearest the pins were won by Peter Nikolic, Bruce Martin and Kerrie Sands.

Photo: Dave Gray A grade division winner. Photo courtesy Tony Brown

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Tuross Golf Program February 2021

By |2021-01-28T06:46:08+11:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Golf Events - THCC|

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Tuross Head Men’s Shed: Take a Bow

By |2021-01-25T16:01:52+11:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Men’s shed have constructed new sand  boxes with recycling receptacles for every tee on the course. Mike Birks designed, Men’s Shed created.

This new feature has along with the new cart paths given the whole course another major lift. Such a bold golf course innovation has created interest from some notable golfing  institutions, in particular Huntingdale in Victoria and of  all places a course in Augusta America that wanted Men’s Shed to manufacture 48   boxes as they have a tournament in April and their present sand  boxes look a bit shabby in comparison.

Anticipating demand Mike Birks has 3 patents pending so anyone wanting to copy will have to pay big time.     Huntingdale are still interested but the club in Augusta Georgia want a   pensioner discount as it states that almost all their members are old blokes and that after they had donated to the Trump campaign they are all a bit short of the readies.

So Men’s Shed Tuross “Take a Bow”. A great job well done.

Tuross Golf are claiming another local golfing hero to stand along side our Brendon Jones and Brad Doolan, Lachlan Nordsvan from Canberra is also a Tuross member.

He has been playing our course every school holiday ever since he was not even knee high to a grass hopper. He was so small that one time when the mower broke down it took father Michael five minuets to find him in the rough.       A valuable lesson as Lachie has never hit a ball into the rough since. With a handicap quickly heading towards zero many members are wanting to play with the Nordsvans. In years to come they want to be able to say that “Yes I used to play with the great Lauchie Nordsvan” and I actually taught him a lot of what he knows today.

Sounds familiar Brendon?

Oh by the way Lauchie is 14 years 9 months of age.

This feature is contributed by Miss Information a roving club  reporter. Miss Information is a new contributor to our

media group. Please make her/him welcome.

Lachlan Nordsvan with Tuross Club captain Peter Nikolic.

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Jason Nikolic receives reward from Peter Nikolic

By |2021-01-25T07:44:37+11:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club  golfers once again competed in a medley stableford competition on Saturday and the winner of the event was Jason Nikolic with an excellent round of 43 stableford points.

Jason’s father Peter Nikolic, who is the men’s golf club captain, had the pleasure of presenting Jason with his award. A 15 year old Tuross club member and visitor from Canberra Lachlan Nordsvan,  who is making himself well known in the junior ranks, was second with 39 points. Nigel Barling also returned a card of 39 points for third place. Well known district players, Colin Houghton and Leigh Coloe, both scored 38 points. Nearest the pins were awarded to David Schmid, Shane Gschwend and Tim Watson.

The club is holding a full field Australia Day 2 person Shoey Ambrose competition on Tuesday January 26.

Tuesday’s medley stableford competition was won by Desmond Jackson with 40 points.  He was  followed byPeter Nikolic 38 points. Michael Nordsvan, Peter Mostyn and Richard Wharton followed with the three golfers each scoring 37 points. Nearest the pins were won by Colin Houghton, B. Hendley and Leonie Doolan.

Photo: Jason Nikolic receives the winners award from his father, and club captain, Peter Nikolic.

Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown.

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NRMA Highway to Heaven

By |2021-01-25T21:57:51+11:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|


TUROSS HEAD. Along the beach, washed-up driftwood records the tidemarks in scraggly arcs. Some is regulation sun-bleached grey, but much is blackened – a remnant of the catastrophic bushfires that hit the NSW south coast in early 2020. The sea might have no memory, but the shoreline remembersall. The scene is hopeful though, in an odd way. While nature discards its charred memories on the cove’s crusted sands, locals have made little huts out of the unburnt driftwood, as if to signify a rebuilding process. The sun also brings a sense of warmth and renewal.

On the first morning of our trip we happen upon an echidna foraging in the flower beds behind our cabin. The kids watch on with delight as it digs up an ants’ nest and shoves its entire face in the hole, its long sticky tongue extracting subterranean sustenance. “We’ll have to come back here one day” is up there with “I’m going to finish restoring this old car” for statements liable to raise doubt, but my wife and I beat the odds. We’ve returned to Tuross Head after an eight-year interval. Situated about 40 minutes south of  Batemans Bay, it huddles amongst some of the best natural wonders the NSW south coast has to offer.

Our previous visit was a brief stop as we recreated the road trip described in John O’Grady’s classic Aussie novel Gone Fishin’ (1962). This time we plan to experience the town properly. Standing on the shores of Coila Lake, I once again admire its breeze-rippled waters deepening from tea-coloured shallows to indigo depths. A squadron of pelicans off to the left discusses the day’s catch. In the foreground, ancient volcanic rocks protrude from the earth, while front and centre rests a large piece of weathered driftwood. Mountain ranges in the distance cut a jagged purple horizon across the cloudless sky.

No matter where you venture around Tuross Head, there seems to be similar visual richness. It’s a landscape painter’s paradise. If you only have an hour or two to spare, start at Coila Bar Beach and follow Tuross Boulevarde on its course around the head. It passes several points of interest, including a war memorial, the aptly named One Tree Point (which also offers fine views across the southern end of town) and a whale burial site. The unfortunate mammal washed up in 1980 and, rather than blow it up, the local council buried it in nearby McWilliam Park where it now forms a grassy mound beside the water. The site can be somewhat tricky to spot while driving but you’ll find it opposite 25 Tuross Boulevarde.

 

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Ian Kingston: Stableford competition winner

By |2021-01-19T07:51:31+11:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf Saturday Medley Stableford competition was won by Ian Kingston who led the field home with a score of 38 points. Ian was closely followed by Shane Gschwend 37 points. Graeme Bell also recorded 37 points but was relegated to third position on a countback. Paul Israel with 36 points and Jason Nikolic with 35 points filled the remaining award positions. Nearest the pins were won by Mick Ganderton on the 4th hole, Tim Watson won the 6th and Stephen Hodge the 7th hole.

Golfers are reminded that the Memorial Shoey Classic two person Ambrose competition is being held on Australia Day, Tuesday, January 26.

This week’s Tuesday’s medley stableford competition was a closely  fought event with the first four players all finishing with 38 stableford points. Shirley Quinlan was nominated as the eventual winner on a countback ahead of Allan Longford, Lachlan Nordsvan, Glen Shearer and Richard Wharton. Nearest the pins were won by Rob McDonell on the 4th hole, Lachlan Nordsvan won the 6th and Stuart McKell the 7th.

A reminder to golfers, when entering the club to register for your game, to use the QR code and scan your THCC membership card. If you do not have a smart phone to use the QR code there is a special THCC sign in sheet at reception. Do not use the “Golf” sheet that is only for social golf.

Photo: Tuross Head men’s golf president Andrew Gordon presents award to stableford winner Ian Kingston .

Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown

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Stableford competition win to Robert McDonell

By |2021-01-11T11:23:11+11:00January 9th, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf Saturday Medley Stableford competition was won by Robert McDonell with an excellent score of 41 points.

Despite recent heavy rainfall, score cards handed in by players, were in the higher scoring range. John Phyland was awarded second place with 40 points on a countback from Bruce Handley’s 40 points .Colin Houghton followed with 38 points and Steve Collins had a handy 37 points.       Nearest the pins were won by Reginald Apps, Bruce Handley and Ken Brown. Christopher Rowe had the satisfaction of scoring an eagle on the par 5 10th hole.

An annual Scoty competition, finalised in December 2020 and with points awarded each month during the year, was won by Colin Houghton with R/Up Allan Langford.

Tuesday’s medley stableford competition was won by Christopher Rowe with 42 stableford points, ahead of Lachlan Nordsvan 40 points, Colin Houghton 38. Matt Ryan  and Stephen Gardner each scored 36 points. Nearest the pins were won by Michael Coloe, I. Hosking and Christopher Rowe.

Golfers are reminded that the Memorial Shoey Classic two person Ambrose competition is being held on Australia Day, Tuesday, January 26.

Photo above: Tuross Head men’s golf vice president Dave Schmid, Robert McDonell and captain Peter Nikolic at the presentation. Photo courtesy: Andrew  Gordon.

Scotty winner Colin Houghton receives award from club captain Peter Nikolic

 

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Veteran golfers return to normal routine

By |2021-01-04T12:21:33+11:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Veteran golf captain, Ian Miller advises “As alluded to in earlier emails, arrangements are being put in place to return our Vets golf to normal operations from the first game in 2021. As part of this please find attached a program of events for 2021”.

From January we will return to our 8.30am shotgun starts and play a wider range of golfing events than we have been doing. For the newer members of Vets, and certainly for those players joining us post March, all players register to play between 7.45 and 8.15am, and are assigned playing partners and starting holes from which to tee off as part of the registration process. Annette Manton has kindly offered to continue the hole assignment role. Please note the importance of registering before 8.15am as the Starters require ample time to count and record details of monies collected before themselves having to make their way to their assigned tee for an 8.30am tee off.

With the resumption of regular arrangements there comes a slight sting in the tail! With two starters at the table and with raffle ticket sales resuming, we will be reverting to our standard game cost of $12 per player ($10 was charged during COVID arrangements for simplicity and contact reduction purposes only). That $12 automatically buys you one raffle ticket – additional tickets may be purchased at $1 per ticket.

From the first game in January we will again be playing for Nearest The Pin (NTP) prizes on the 4th, 6th and 7th holes as before, as well as for the Accuracy drive on the 5th. Players will be asked to take out and bring back NTP and Accuracy markers as in the past.

No decision has been made at this time on resuming tea and coffee post game as there remain some contact issues to be addressed. Further news on this over coming weeks. We will however hold our post game presentations downstairs with the opportunity to catch up with others, perhaps hear a joke or two, and without doubt be subjected to Mr Meany fines. Our raffle draws will also resume during presentations.

Whilst all this is god news I hear you say, please bear in mind our ongoing responsibility to maintain some social distancing and other safety practices whilst in each other’s company.

I will be separately writing to our volunteer starters with a roster and updated starter instructions for the coming year.

Ian Miller

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