New Golf Pro Shop Takes Shape

When Rob Green, a golf professional of considerable experience, approached the Club offering to operate out of Tuross, Andrew Gordon took up the cause.

Having decided that the Men’s Shed meeting room was the ideal place for a pro shop, he and Roger Chappell started negotiations with the Shed.  Many meetings and phone calls later an arrangement was reached.  The Men’s Shed would relinquish the meeting room in exchange for exclusive access to the remaining area under the roof.

To make this possible windows needed to be moved, new doors installed and a wall moved to make the old storeroom into a habitable meeting space. The  Men’s Golf paid for the materials and a group of volunteers from the golfers provided the labour and the expertise. Peter Nikolic, Dave Schmid and Nigel Barling coordinated the tasks and did much of the work.  They picked up a very acceptable glass sliding door form a local renovation job and relocated the existing windows.  Peter Johnson built the new stud wall making the meeting room about 400mm larger and Peter Hogan did the electrical work.  Warren Hodder helped out with painting and plastering.

Everyone who visits the new Pro Shop will be impressed by the first class amenity created for just over $1000.  Rob Green has fitted out the interior and is in the process of stocking the shop.

Rob plans to open the shop in the next couple of weeks.  As well as lessons, Rob aims to sell clothing, clubs, shoes and golfing supplies.  He is very happy that under the arrangement at Tuross he will have more time to spend with individuals fitting and selecting items to suit their needs.  He also will offer repairs for those who need them.

Rob can be contacted at: Phone 0423 097 642 or  email: [email protected]

PGA Pro Shop operator Rob Green with Andrew Gordon, Nigel Barling, David Schmid and Peter Nikolic.

Men’s golf president Andrew Gordon and Peter Nikolic.

David Schmid and Nigel Barling.

Article and photos: Courtesy Lance Shadbolt.

By |2021-03-28T16:25:18+11:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Golf Pro Shop Takes Shape

Autumn Carnival Reults

The welcome rain this week has been unfortunate for the annual Autumn Bowls Carnival held at Tuross Head. Two of the planned four days had to be called off due to the rain. It is the first time in many years that the Carnival has been affected by rain. Two of the events were completed with the mixed pairs and the open pairs played in the wonderful weather before the change arrived late on Tuesday evening.

Twenty sides competed for the Tuross Pharmacy sponsored mixed pairs with local sides dominating the results. Alan and Karen Skelton won the event with two wins and a healthy shots margin. Regular visitors from Canberra, Mort and Kate Schipp, were the runners up while Peter and Irene Macdonald came third. Ray and Margaret Downey had the best last game margin and took home the final prize

Twenty two sides competed for the Hallmark Real Estate Open Pairs with visiting teams taking out the major prizes. The event was very evenly contested with only four teams managing to win all three of their games. Chris Godwin from Ulladulla teamed with Michael Corby from Canberra to take out the major prize. They survived a big scare in their final game against locals Doreen Monks and Sue Fahey where they trailed until picking up 5 shots on the second last end. Overall they had 3 wins and a margin of 28 shots to take first prize. Canberrans Dale Budnick and Shaun Allen finished strongly to take second prize with 3 wins and a margin of 25 shots.

Third place went to the local side of Bill Birch – playing in his first ever bowls carnival – and Mick Atkinson. They won their 3 games and had a points margin of plus 17. This was a great result for the duo with Birch flourishing on the guidance he is receiving from Atkinson. The best last game margin went to the pairing of Melbourne visitor, Gary Baker, and local John Fahey.

A big thanks to all of the local businesses who supported the Carnival either through sponsorships or donations for the daily raffles.

Meanwhile the 2021 Pennant season has finished on a disappointing note with both of the Tuross sides suffering big defeats by the sides that have taken out their respective grades.

The Grade 5 side travelled to Malua Bay still with the chance of grabbing the title. They needed to take all of the 10 points available to ‘pip’ the locals on the post. However, the Malua Bay side continued their dominance over Tuross in 2021 winning the encounter 9 – 1 after winning 2 of the 3 rinks. Rita Downie, Sue Fahey, Denise Lidbury and Carol Williams continued their very successful year recording the only Tuross success on the day.

The Grade 6 side hosted Braidwood and found the competition leaders far too strong. Braidwood won all three rinks and won 10 – 0. When Braidwood heard that in another match Malua Bay defeated Tomakin 10 – 0 they found that they had managed to win this grade. Unfortunately losses in their last two games cost Tomakin dearly.

By |2021-05-04T16:00:21+10:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Men's Bowls|Comments Off on Autumn Carnival Reults

Stephen Swanbury wins stableford competition

Tuross Head Country Club men golfers Saturday stableford competition was won by Stephen Swanbury with a score of 40 points. Michael Allen was a close second with 39 stableford points followed by Mark Haberkorn with 38 points. Steve Johnston with 37 points and Peter Garn who finished on 36 points were the remaining awardwinners.

Nearest the pins were won by A grade players Steve Collins, Ian McManus and Ian Lawson. Stephen Swanbury was closest on both the 4th and 6th hole and Peter Garn won the 7th in B division. Bruce Brawn, Mike Allen and Paul Coffey were the winners in C grade. Daryl Smith who was the best on the 7th.

Tuross golfers are preparing for the club championships which will be played over 54 holes commencing on Saturday May 8th and will be completed on the weekend of Saturday May 15th and Sunday May 16th.

Thursday’s medley stableford was won by David Schmid with 39 points, ahead of Ian McManus on 38 points, Ian Manton 37.  Rob Green and Samantha Dryden both scored 36 points. Nearest the pins were won by Ray Bollard who was closest on both the 4th and 6th hole. Daryl Smith won the 7th.

Photo: Event sponsor Bruce Lidbury presents award to stableford winner Stephen Swanbury.

Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown





By |2021-05-03T20:06:37+10:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stephen Swanbury wins stableford competition

Golf Results – we. Saturday 1 May 2021

Tuross Ladies Open Championship – held Tuesday 27 April ’21

Event Div. Player Club


Open Champion Leonie Snodgrass Tuross 91
Stroke Winner 1 Dee Meek Moruya 93
2 Dorothy Madden Tuross 105
3 Shirley Quinlan Tuross 114
Stroke Runner-up 1 Jan Lumsden Moruya 95
2 Annette Manton Tuross 110
3 Jeanette Miller Tuross 114
Handicap Winner 1 Marie Muriwai Tuross 76
2 Trady Howarth Bermagui 80
3 Jennifer Gray Tuross 79
Handicap Runner-up 1 Viv Thornett Moruya 77
2 Barbara Roberts Moruya 113
3 Sam Dryden Tuross 82
Ruth Walsh Closed

Perpetual Trophy

Jeanette Miller Tuross 75
Nearest the Pin 1 Gaye Wilson Cooma
2 Annette Manton Tuross
3 Jeanette Miller Tuross
Accuracy Drive 1 Leonie Doolan Tuross
2 Misook Barnes Cooma
3 Ann Ware Tuross
Challenge Bowl team Leonie Snodgrass Tuross 76
Dorothy Madden       – 79
Shirley Quinlan       – 77
Chris Birks       – 99
Visitors Trophy Barbara Swain Moruya 82




Vets – Stroke & Putt Event – Weds. 28 April ’21


H’cap Score Prize
Paul Pereira 14 29 $35
Shirley Quinlan 18 30 $30
Ann Ware 22 32 $25
Kevin Reilly 15 32 $15
Greg Bush 34 Ball
Dave Munro 34 Ball
Margaret Downey 34 Ball
Des Jackson 35 Ball
Barry Hoban 35 Ball
Graham Moore 35 Ball
Peter Coffey 36 Ball
Terry Lunn 36 Ball
Rob Nash 36 Ball

NTPs: 4th: Des Jackson, 6th: Frank Pomfret, 7th: Shirley Quinlan and Ken Brown.

Accuracy: Greg Bush.




Medley Stableford – Thursday 29 April ’21


Prize Winners

H’cap Points
David Schmid 16 39
Ian McManus 14 38
Ian Manton 16 37
Rob Green 2 36
Samantha Dryden 38 36
Ball Winners
Col Houghton 36
Darrell Kildey 35
David Williams 35
Graham Moore 34
Paul Medwin 34
Ian Kingston 33
Allan Langford 33
Peter Garn 33
Paul Israel 33
Allen Gannon 32
Ian Miller 31
Michael Coloe 30


4 Ray Bollard
6 Ray Bollard
7 Daryl Smith



Mens Stableford – Saturday 1 May ’21

Prize Winners H’cap Score
Stephen Swanbury 18 40
Michael Allen 23 39
Mark Haberkorn 13 38
Steve Johnston 20 37
Pater Garn 20 36
Ball Winners
Shane Gschwend 36
Steve Collins 35
Derek Hoare 35
Paul Coffey 35
Ian McManus 35
Kenneth Brown 34
Reginald Apps 34
Ross Hendy 33
Allan Langford 32
David Gray 32
Paul Pereira 31
Richard Brake 31
Ray Bollard 31
Bruce Handley 31
Greg Ware 31
Frank Pomfret 31
Tony Brown 30
Steven O’Shea 30
Bruce Cleeve 30
Ian KIngston 30



Hole A Grade B Grade C Grade


Steve Collins Stephen Swanbury Bruce Brawn
6 Ian McManus Mike Allen
7 Ian Lawson Peter Garn Paul Coffey


By |2021-05-03T12:58:50+10:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Ladies' Golf, Men's Golf, Vets Golf|Comments Off on Golf Results – we. Saturday 1 May 2021

Vets Golf Stroke and Putts Event

An unusually small field of only 49 players registered for the Tuross Head Veterans Golf Stroke and Putt event on Wednesday 28 April 2021. Winner on the day was Paul Pereira with a nett score of 29, representing a score of 6 below handicap for the nine holes played. Runner up was Shirley Quinlan with 30, beating home Ann Ware and Kevin Reilly with 32 on count back.

Minor prizes went to Greg Bush, Dave Munro and Margaret Downey with 34, Des Jackson, Barry Hoban and Graham Moore with 36, and finally Peter Coffey, Terry Lunn and Rob Nash all on 36.

Graham Moore took out the putting contest with only 12 putts for the nine holes, whilst nearest the pins went to Des Jackson on the 4th, Frank Pomfret on the 6th, and to Shirley Quinlan and Ken Brown on the 7th. Greg Bush took out the Accuracy award.

By |2021-04-28T14:25:49+10:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Mixed Golf, Vets Golf|Comments Off on Vets Golf Stroke and Putts Event

Round 8 Pennant Results

Round 8 of the 2021 Pennant Season was critical for the four sides playing at Tuross. In Grade 5 Tuross played Moruya in a must win game for the locals while in Grade 6 Tuross took on ladder leaders, Tomakin, seeking a big improvement on their previous performances. Both clashes proved to be very close affairs with upset results in both grades!

In Grade 5 Moruya were fresh from a good win over ladder leaders Malua Bay and were keen to repeat the dose against Tuross. As the game progressed Moruya held the upper hand in two of the three rinks and the combined scores favoured the visitors by a narrow margin. Carol Williams’ team continued their good form and recorded another win despite losing their way in the middle of the game. They won 16 -13. Joel Hilliard’s rink struggled early but staged a great fightback to manage a 17 all draw. John Monks’ team started well but found the Moruya skip, Mark Smith, in great form. They went down 21 – 13.

Moruya won the game with an overall score of 51 – 46. They scored 8.5 points and Tuross had to settle for 1.5 points. They now have the challenge of beating Malua Bay 10 – 0 in the final round to progress to the Zone playoffs.

The Grade 6 match also had a thrilling finish with the sides being separated by only 3 shots after the 63 ends played. The Tuross side struggled early in the season but have shown good improvement over the last few rounds. They had a real challenge against the leading side in the Grade – Tomakin. While little separated the sides, Tuross was performing particularly well on Stuart Graham’s rink. In the end their good 25 – 17 win proved the difference as Tomakin had close wins on the other two rinks. Allan Etheredge’s team looked to have done enough to win but they dropped 10 shots over the last four ends to go down 23 – 25. Irene Macdonald’s side fought back from a slow start and, despite winning more ends, went down 18 – 15.

Tuross have made it hard for Tomakin recording a narrow 60 – 63 win. Tuross picked up 8 points while Tomakin only managed 2. The point score in this grade has tightened with 4 of the 5 sides with a change to make the Zone playoffs. The final three rounds will be very interesting.

By |2021-04-25T15:19:00+10:00April 25th, 2021|Categories: Men's Bowls|Comments Off on Round 8 Pennant Results

ANZAC Day 2021

Members of our Fishing Club at the ANZAC Day ceremony.

Mike Byron, Paul Skilton and David Greenhalgh in the lead.

Mike Byron, Russell Martin, Paul Skilton and David Greenhalgh


By |2021-04-25T14:54:21+10:00April 25th, 2021|Categories: Fishing Club|Comments Off on ANZAC Day 2021

Golf Results – we. Saturday 24 April 2021

Ladies – Single Stableford – Tuesday 20 Apr.”21

Player Hcp Points Result
Gail Rogers 31 32 A-1
Marie Muriwai 22 31 A-2
Gail Page 35 30 B-1
Elsa Shearer 39 28 B-2
Jennifer Gray 41 32 C-1
Christine Birks 45 22 C-2


Hole 6 Hole 7 Hole 15
Jennifer Gray Marie Muriwai Jeanette Miller
Jeanette Miller




Vets – Single Stableford – Weds 21 Apr.’21

Name H’cap Score Prize
Paul Green 23 23 $35
Jennifer Gray 23 21 $30
Paul Coffey 11 20 $25
Ian Manton 7 20 $15
Des Jackson 20 ball
Steve Johnston 19
Bruce Ware 19
Neil Mather 19
Tim Skinner 19
Jeanette Miller 18
Peter Davies 18
Ross Hendy 18
Solveig Olsson 18

NTPs: 4th: Ross Hendy, 6th: Neal Watson, 7th: Gail Rogers and Peter McRae.

Accuracy: Chris Wratten.



Medley Stableford – Thursday 22 April ’21

Prize Winners H’cap Points
Brian Gunn 18 38
Ron Rogers 16 36
Darrell Kildey 11 35
Nigel Barling 26 35
Richard Wharton 19 35

Ball Winners

Jennifer Gray 34
Paul Medwin 34
Col Houghton 33
Leonie Snodgrass 33
Trevor Jones 33
Greg Smith 33
Ian Miller 33
Martin Booth 33
Ted Quinlan 33
Ian McManus 32
Ian Kingston 32
Rob Green 32
Allan Langford 32



4 Steve Gardner
6 Paul Medwin
7 Michael Coloe




Men’s Single Stableford – Saturday 24 April ’21


Prize Winners H’cap Score
Steven O’Shea 15 39
Stephen Gardner 22 39
Malcolm Gilbertson 4 39
Ray Bollard 8 37
David Williams 26 35
Ball Winners
Jim Wade 34
Col Houghton 34
Michael Coloe 34
Ian Manton 34
Greg Ware 34
Christopher Rowe 33
Ian Lawson 33
Mark Haberkorn 33
Darrell Kildey 32
David Gray 31
John McFarlane 31
Greg Smith 31
Shane Gschwend 31
Paul Ferguson 30
Peter Hogan 30
Jason Nikolic 30
Allan Langford 30
Derek Hoare 30
Paul Coffey 30
Ian Miller 30



Hole A Grade B Grade C Grade
4 Jason Nikolic Jim Wade Bruce Brawn
6 Ray Bollard John Eglitis Mark Forrest
7 Col Houghton John Eglitis



By |2021-04-25T10:31:36+10:00April 25th, 2021|Categories: Ladies' Golf, Men's Golf, Vets Golf|Comments Off on Golf Results – we. Saturday 24 April 2021

Steven O’Shea best in stableford field


Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf Saturday April 24 golf competition resulted in a win for well known  golfer Steven O’Shea, who won on a countback from Stephen Gardner and Malcolm Gilbertson, with an excellent score of 39 stableford points. Ray Bollard, with 37 points, and David Williams 35 points, were the remaining award winners.

Nearest the pins were won by Jason Nikolic, Ray Bollard and Colin Houghton in A grade. Jim Wade and John Eglitis, who was closest on two of the par 3 holes, were the best in B grade and Bruce Brawn and Mark Forrest were C division winners.

Thursday’s medley stableford competition was won by Brian Gunn with a score of 38 points ahead of Ron Rogers 36, Darrell Kildey, Nigel Barling and Richard Wharton who all finished with 35 stableford points.

Nearest the pins were won by Steve Gardner, Paul Medwin and Michael Coloe.

Photo: Tuross event sponsor Graeme Sindel with  stableford winner Steven O’Shea.

Photo. Courtesy Tony Brown.


By |2021-04-27T07:55:57+10:00April 24th, 2021|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf|Comments Off on Steven O’Shea best in stableford field
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