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

Tuross Head Ladies Golf – Tuesday 27 July

On a balmy Spring-like sunny day, 22 ladies played in a Stableford competition, sponsored by the Tuross Service Station. 

Results were:

A Grade: Leonie Snodgrass (16) was the winner with a net score of 34 points. Second place went to Dorothy Madden (26) on 29 points.

B Grade:  The winner was Gail Rogers (32) with a score of 35 points, on a countback from Jeanette Miller (39) with 35 points.

C Grade: Kerrie Sands (45) was the winner with 31 points.  Second place was Julie Barningham (45) with 28 points.

Nearest the pin on the 6th went to Jennifer Gray, and on the 15th to Chris Birks. The Golden Hole winners were Dorothy Madden and Jeanette Miller.

Ball winners were: Chris Wratten, Gail Page, Annette Manton, Shirley Quinlan, Teri Swanbury, Elsa Shearer and Jennifer Gray.

Next week will be a Medal Round and also the first game of the Club Championships.

By |2021-07-29T13:09:06+10:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Ladies' Golf|Comments Off on Tuross Head Ladies Golf – Tuesday 27 July

28 July 2021 – 2 Person Ambrose


1st: Steve Collins and Frank Pomfret, 32.25.

2nd: Greg Bush and David Williams, 32.5.

3rd: Peter and Paul Coffey, 32.5.

4th: Ken Brown and Solveig Olsson, 32.75.


4th: Des Jackson (hole in one).   6th: Ken Brown.   7th: Chris Wratten and Steve Collins.

Accuracy: Don Russell.

By |2021-07-28T14:52:43+10:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Vets Golf|Comments Off on 28 July 2021 – 2 Person Ambrose

Marcel Kors 2021 Minor Singles Champion

Marcel Kors is the 2021 Minor Singles Champion. In a very anticipated final he proved too strong for the sentimental favourite, the soon to be 89 years old Lou Kozlik. The players were relieved that the conditions for the final were perfect following the cold, windy weather they experienced for the semi-finals.

An excellent crowd of bowling club members was on hand to watch the match. Kors had an excellent start while Kozlik was a little off his game. Kors was able to dominate the heads in the early ends and by the 9th end he led 17 – 2. He extended his dominance to lead 26 – 5 after 18 ends. Kozlik then made Kors really fight for the final 5 shots he needed for victory. The players shared the next 8 ends before Kors was able to claim a 31 – 10 victory.

It was a great result for Kors who has been knocking on the door to win this title over the last three years – he was runner up in 2019 and a semi-finalist in 2020. He has proven to be a very strong singles player with his ability to consistently play excellent draw bowls. He is very calm and deliberate in his play and thoroughly deserves the win.

Kozlik had the chance for a fairy-tale finish but it was not to be. A couple of years ago increasing problems with his shoulders looked to have ended his bowling career. However with tutelage from Stan Peck, Kozlik started to bowl with a ‘bowling -arm’. He has mastered the ‘arm’ and is now bowling better than he has ever done. Unfortunately, he could not get into ‘the zone’ in the final but he received plenty of accolades from those present for making the final.

The resounding round of applause both players received at the completion of the final indicated how much respect the crowd had for their efforts. Well done to both players.

By |2021-07-25T12:31:11+10:00July 25th, 2021|Categories: Men's Bowls|Comments Off on Marcel Kors 2021 Minor Singles Champion

Tuross Head Ladies Golf – Tuesday 20 July

In freezing Antarctic conditions, 20 ladies bravely fronted up to play in a Stableford competition, sponsored by Marie Mapleson.

Results were:

A Grade: Dorothy Madden (26) was the winner with a fabulous net score of 41 points. Second place went to Leonie Snodgrass (16) on 36 points.
B Grade: The winner was Shirley Quinlan (38) with a score of 36 points, followed closely by Di O’Shea (40) with 35 points.
C Grade: Wendy Schmid (45) was the winner with 26 points. Second place was Kerrie Sands (45) with 25 points.
Nearest the pin on the 6th and the 15th went to Jeanette Miller. The Golden Hole winners were Pauline Nash and Jeanette Miller.
Ball winners were: Jeanette Miller, Chris Wratten, Annette Manton, Pauline Nash and Gail Rogers.
Next week will be a Stableford competition sponsored the Tuross Service Station.

By |2021-07-22T12:12:06+10:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Ladies' Golf|Comments Off on Tuross Head Ladies Golf – Tuesday 20 July

21 July 2021 – Aggregate Stableford – Secret Partners


1st: Solveig Olsson and Len Rogers, 38.

2nd: Steve Gardner and Bruce Martin, 37.

3rd: Peter Coffey and Paul Green, 36.

4th: Paul Pereira and Derek Hoare, 34.


4th: Rick Brake.   6th: Ian Miller.   7th: Leonie Snodgrass and Paul Coffey.

Accuracy: Jane Eglitis.

By |2021-07-21T13:33:46+10:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Vets Golf|Comments Off on 21 July 2021 – Aggregate Stableford – Secret Partners

Weather Plays Havoc With Minor Singles

The weather has made the completion of the quarter and semi-finals of the Minor Singles Championship very challenging. The quarter finals started on Saturday July 10 but rain forced the players from the green before they could be completed. They were finished on Tuesday July 13. Then very windy and cold conditions created very difficult conditions for the players when the semi-finals were played on Saturday July 17.

Doug Williams and Alan Skelton had a real see-sawing battle in their quarter final. Williams held a slight advantage over the first 10 ends in a tight battle. After 14 ends he led 11 – 10 before extending this to 15 – 10 over the next two ends. Skelton then won 7 of the next 8 ends to race to a commanding 25 – 16 lead before the rains came. When they resumed on Tuesday Williams dominated from the outset picking up 13 shots in 6 ends to turn the game on its head to hit the front by 29 – 25. Skelton was able to win the next 2 ends but it was not enough with Williams winning 31 – 27!

The amazing Lou Kozlik – just a fortnight short of his 89th birthday – continues with his great form. He played promising newcomer Warren Hodder in the quarter finals. In a very close game Hodder held a narrow 13 – 12 lead after 15 ends. At this stage Kozlik started to take control and when rain stopped play he had moved to a strong position at 28 – 17. While Hodder started well when the game resumed, picking up 3 shots on the first end, Kozlik was able to close the game out on the next end to win 31 – 20.

Marcel Kors proved to be too good for Jonathan Green in their game. While Green started well he could not match his opponents consistent play. Kors was ahead 29 – 11 when play was stopped and Green agreed to concede the result. Mick Challice won his game when he received a forfeit.

Though the weather was fine when the players met to play the semi-finals, a strong, cold westerly wind created very challenging conditions. Williams played Kors and quickly took the lead picking up 8 shots before Kors managed to trouble the scorer. As the match progressed Kors gradually chipped away at the deficit and by the 14th end he had moved to the front at 17 – 14. The players shared the next 6 ends with Kors in front by 22 – 21 after 20 ends. Kors was able to take control of the play from this point and he made his way into the final with a 31 – 22 victory.

Lou Kozlik played Mick Challice for the other place in the final. In a very close match the players were locked at 9 all after 13 ends. The evergreen Kozlik then put his stamp on the game. He won 9 of the next 11 ends to move to a 25 – 12 advantage. Challice was suffering from a hip injury but did not give in. He made Kozlik fight for every shot. Kozlik moved into the final with a 31 – 16 victory. He must surely be the oldest finalist in the club’s history! He also struggled through this match with a very sore foot but you couldn’t tell except for his ‘non-conventional’ footwear!

The final will be played next Saturday.

By |2021-07-18T10:18:03+10:00July 18th, 2021|Categories: Men's Bowls|Comments Off on Weather Plays Havoc With Minor Singles

14 July 2021 – Stableford


1st: Robert McKirdy, 18.

2nd: Mike Birks, 17.

3rd: Margaret Downey, 16.

4th: Blaise Madden, 16.


4th: Ian Manton.   6th: Bruce Martin.   7th: Dorothy Madden and Herb Muriwai.

Accuracy: Paul Green.

By |2021-07-19T13:43:22+10:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Vets Golf|Comments Off on 14 July 2021 – Stableford

Tuross Womens Bowlers Fun Day Fundraiser – All welcome

COME ONE , COME ALL Tuross Head Women’s Bowling Club Needs You and your Friends
As most people would have read, the Tuross Women bowlers were successful in June at the Regional Pennant 2 playoff at Merimbula.
This win meant that they now proceed to the State playoff at Pottsville on the Tweed Coast in September.
Pottsville is a long drive from Tuross and the ladies will stay at Pottsville for 6 days for the duration of the games, against women bowlers from around the State of NSW. Let’s hope the COVID crisis has passed by then.

We would love your support to assist with our substantial travel and accommodation expenses. There is a magnificent raffle presently set up at Tuross Head Country Club with beautiful prizes on offer with about eight prizes. We are already very grateful for the community support of some lovely donations for the raffle. Come along to the club to buy a ticket.

In addition to the raffle, We have planned a GREEN and GOLD FUN DAY called “BASH FOR CASH “ on Sunday, 15th August. (see Poster )
An entry fee of $10 will entitle you to a beautiful morning tea, sausage sizzle, lucky door prizes and a game of bowls and some golf putting and fun competitions. Wear something green and gold and join in the fun.
Put this date in your diary and we look forward to a lovely day of fun and friendship, while at the same time, you are supporting the pennant 2 bowlers on their way to the State final in Pottsville. FUN Day

By |2021-07-09T13:47:55+10:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized, Women's Bowls|Comments Off on Tuross Womens Bowlers Fun Day Fundraiser – All welcome
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