Men’s Golf News

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

By |2019-05-30T15:36:01+10:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Golf Events - Men, 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.

Link: THCC Golf Course Features in National Magazine




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New Equipment adds to Golf Course Efficiency at Tuross Head

By |2019-03-04T13:23:51+10:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Golf Events - Men, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club has taken delivery this week of three machines that will improve golf course maintenance and work efficiency around the course.
The club was recently nominated as one of the top 9 hole golf courses in Australia and the management, golf sub clubs and staff have now selected a range of equipment essential to the continuing maintenance of the golf club.

The new units are:
Kubota F3690 unit with standard 4WD, Kubota 36HP diesel engine and fitted with Kubota’s 72 inch front-mounted mower. Side or rear discharge deck results in an exceptional cut. This unit has been funded by men’s golf sub club.

Ventrac 4500P Mount System runs on a 31HP fuel injected Kawasaki motor and has over 30 commercial grade attachments available that can be attached in a minute or less.
This unit includes a contour mower with a 84-inch working width with independent decks aided by front rollers that float along the contour of the ground providing an even cut without scalping. Dual front and rear wheels mean it can be used on slopes up to 30 degrees and a light footprint lets it operate on soft turf.
The rear rollers leave behind a beautiful finish striping pattern.
Tuross Head Country Club has provided this unit and attachment.

Ventrac LA162 Power Blower feature a vertical shaft design that delivers a powerful, yet quiet performance. It can be used to remove leaves, water, and other debris.
The blower housing can be rotated 180 degrees with the hydraulic motor.
This allows the operator to move debris in the desired direction without hindering
operation. Two gauge wheels enable the blower to follow the contours of the ground.
This unit was funded by THCC veteran golfers.

Tuross Head course superintendant Tim Watson says the new units will not only produce a better manicured course but will be a major time saver. We can now shape and mow around mounds and clear debris from greens and fairways quickly.

Golf NSW Grant. THCC men’s golf president Andrew Gordon advises the club also recently received a $3000 grant from Golf NSW to further extend drainage work.
Andrew says “Golf NSW sent a consultant arborist, Martin Black, to the course prior to the money being approved. Martin produced an extremely positive report to Golf NSW in
relation to improvements that had been made since his last visit some years previous.
This money will be augmented by work provided by club golfing volunteers”.

Photos: Tuross Head course superintendent Tim Watson operating the Ventrac unit.
Ground staff inspect the new equipment.
Tuross Head general manager Stephen Hodge and staff admire one of the new units.

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Tuross Head Country Club Junior Golf Clinic

By |2018-12-27T16:00:56+10:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Golf Events - Men, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club establishes successful junior golf clinic.

The Junior Golf  Programme commenced on Tuesday 16 October 2018 and was conducted at the Tuross golf course for 10 consecutive Tuesdays from 4 pm to 5 pm.   The clinic recently finished on 18 December 2018.

Tuross Head Country club men’s golf managed and financially sponsored the junior training with the added financial assistance of Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG).
The Far South Coast District Golf Association (FSCDGA) supported the training and will continue their support through 2019.

Golf professional, Colin Holmes based at the Narooma Golf Club instructed the Juniors throughout the training.

A regular group of six juniors aged from 8 to 15 years attended the training and it is hoped that with this positive introduction they will continue playing golf as their preferred sport.

With the success of this programme, the men’s golf committee is encouraged to run a similar programme during 2019.

Stephen Hodge, Secretary Manager of of the club provided “Golfing” Christmas gifts for the attending juniors.


Colin Holmes, PGA golf professional, coaching a group of juniors which includes Nick Boom, Declan Cook, Bluey and Ned Spies, Scott Watson and Blake Campbell.

Members and helpers of the Tuross Head men’s sub-club with the golfing juniors.

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Men’s Open Championship Results 2018

By |2018-12-07T20:56:24+10:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Golf Events - Men|

Photo: Michael Coulter from Tura Beach is the  Tuross Head Country Club Open Champion 2018.

Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown

The Tuross Head Country Club nine hole golf course has recently been rated as one of the best in Australia and last weekend, local and visiting golfers, competed for the 2018  36 hole Open Championship  .

The course is without doubt in its best condition ever, with excellent fairways, mown roughs, and it’s Hallmark ,challenging well manicured greens.

Scratch and net winners:

Michael Coulter, from Tura Beach, won the Tuross Head Country Club Open Championship with a scratch score of 141 strokes. Michael was closely followed by Jason Nikolic with  143.

Paul Pereira of Tuross Head was the overall net winner with 139 strokes, with Ken Brown also from the home club, finishing with 141 which edged out Paul Israel for the second spot.

Overall grade winners were:

A grade scratch winner was Gavin Fitzgerald of Moruya with 153 strokes.

Scratch runner up was won by Leigh Coloe on 154.

Brad Doolan was presented with the A grade net winner award with 143 strokes and

Adam Husband was runner up with 145.

B grade scratch winner was Steve Swanbury from Tuross Head with a score of 175 strokes ahead of Steve O’Shea 179.

Terry O’Connor of Moruya was awarded the net division section with a score of 143 strokes and Leigh Chalk was runner up with 147.

C grade golfer Peter McRae scored 186 over the 36 hole tournament to take out the scratch division with 186  with Peter Hogan filling second placing with 187.

The net best was Paul Israel who handed in a card of 141 strokes ahead of Derek Hoare with 144.

Saturday December 1 results Round 1

A grade scratch golfer Michael Coulter 70, runner up Jason Nikolic 70 second on a countback.

Net winner was Craig Garn 69 with Rick Monopoli second on a countback.

Nearest the pins: Michael Barnes, Brad Doolan, Leigh Coloe.

Golden Shot: Craig Garn and longest drive  Gavin Fitzgerald.

B grade scratch winner was Marty Booth from Ian McManus 87.

Net winner Leigh Chalk scored a net 70 from Peter Garp 71.

Nearest the pins: Paul Scholze, Kevin Healey and Leigh Chalk.

Longest drive: Kevin Healey.

C grade scratch winner was awarded to Peter Hogan with 91 strokes ahead of Paul Pereira 92.

Greg Johnston 68 won the net competition from Ian Kingston 70.

Nearest the pins: Peter Dugan with Mike Allen closest on two holes.

Longest drive: Peter McRae.

Sunday December 2 results Round 2

A grade scratch winner was again Michael Coulter with 71 strokes and Jason Nikolic

was the runner up with 73.

Ken Brown 71 won the net division from Adam Husband 72.

Nearest the pins: Peter Keogh, Leigh Coloe and Jason Nikolic.

Longest drive went to Bradley Foster and Michael Driscoll won the Golden Shot competition.

B grade scratch winner was Ian Lawson with 85 strokes ahead on a countback from Steve Swanbury.

Net best was Tony O’Connor with 68 ahead of Kevin Dukes with 72.

Nearest the pins: Trevor Jones, Ian McManus and Bruce Cleeve.

Longest drive: Jim Wade.

C grade player Peter McRae with 87 strokes won the scratch event from Steve Johnston.

Net winner: Paul Israel with 71 strokes ahead of Gerry Strickland 72.

Nearest the pins: Nick Boom, Lance Shadbolt and Ian Kingston.

Longest drive: Nick Boom.



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Men’s Open Championship

By |2018-11-13T07:08:24+10:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Golf Events - Men|

Saturday and Sunday

December 1st and 2nd

The Tuross Head Country Club Men’s Golf Open will be held over the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December.

36 Hole Scratch

Daily 18 Hole Competition

A, B and C Grade

Winners and Runner Up’s N.T.P’s, Long Drives and Golden Shot

Entry Fee $50

Includes Lunch Both Days

Entry Via Golf Magic Console or entry form below

Tuross Head Country Club Men’s Golf would like to thank their

major and minor sponsors for this event.

Tuross Head Country Club

Trevor and Brendan Jones

G.J. Gardner Homes

Tuross Pharmacy

ECC-East Coast Carts Batemans Bay

ALM-Australian Liquor Marketers P/L

Augusta Golf Carts P/L

Moruya Jockey Club

Tuross Beach Holiday Park

Didvest P/L


Andrew Gordon




[email protected]


Graeme Sindel




[email protected]

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Junior Coaching Clinic

By |2018-10-28T06:34:59+10:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Golf Events - Men|

The Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf will hold a coaching session for junior boy and girl golfers commencing each Tuesday commencing on Tuesday October 9th.

The course will be conducted by Narooma PGA golfer Colin Holmes and will start at 4 pm at the practice green near the old club house. Finishing time will be 5 pm.

Those who wish to attend are asked to sign in at the desk at the main THCC club entrance prior to moving down to the site.

There is no charge for the event and balls and clubs will be available.

For further information contact:

Bruce Lidbury

4473 8408




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New Golf Rules January 2019

By |2018-06-26T16:50:08+10:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Golf Events - Men|

Elimination or reduction of “ball moved” penalties: There will be no penalty for accidentally moving a ball on the putting green or in searching for a ball; and a player is not responsible for causing a ball to move unless it is “virtually certain” that he or she did so.

Relaxed putting green rules: There will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits an unattended flagstick in the hole; players may putt without having the flagstick attended or removed. Players may repair spike marks and other damage made by shoes, animal damage and other damage on the putting green and there is no penalty for merely touching the line of putt.

Relaxed rules for “penalty areas” (currently called “water hazards”): Red and yellow-marked penalty areas may cover areas of desert, jungle, lava rock, etc., in addition to areas of water; expanded use of red penalty areas where lateral relief is allowed; and there will be no penalty for moving loose impediments or touching the ground or water in a penalty area.

Relaxed bunker rules: There will be no penalty for moving loose impediments in a bunker or for generally touching the sand with a hand or club. A limited set of restrictions (such as not grounding the club right next to the ball) is kept to preserve the challenge of playing from the sand; however, an extra relief option is added for an unplayable ball in a bunker, allowing the ball to be played from outside the bunker with a two-stroke penalty.

Relying on player integrity: A player’s “reasonable judgment” when estimating or measuring a spot, point, line, area or distance will be upheld, even if video evidence later shows it to be wrong; and elimination of announcement procedures when lifting a ball to identify it or to see if it is damaged.

Pace-of-play support: Reduced time for searching for a lost ball (from five minutes to three); affirmative encouragement of “ready golf” in stroke play; recommending that players take no more than 40 seconds to play a stroke and other changes intended to help with pace of play.

Three important publications, to be distributed in September, will help players as well as officials and provideinterpretation and guidance in how the Rules are applied:

The Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf: An abridged, user-friendly set of the Rules with shorter sentences, commonly used phrases, and diagrams. Written in the “second person,”
The Player’s Edition is intended to be the primary publication for golfers.

The Rules of Golf: The full edition of the Rules will be written in the third person and include illustrations. It is intended to be a more thorough version of the revised Rules.

The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf: This “guidebook” replaces the Decisions book and will contain information to best support committees and officials. It includes interpretations on the Rules, committee procedures (available local rules and information on dropping procedure: When taking relief (from an abnormal course condition or penalty area, for example), golfers will now drop from knee height. This will ensure consistency and simplicity in the dropping process while also preserving the randomness of the drop.
(Key change: the proposed Rules released in 2017 suggested dropping from any height).

Measuring in taking relief: The golfer’s relief area will be measured by using the longest club in his/her bag (other than a putter) to measure one club-length or two club-lengths, depending on the situation, providing a consistent process for golfers to establish his/her relief area.

(Key change: the proposed Rules released in 2017 suggested a 20-inch or 80-inch standard measurement).

Removing the penalty for a double hit: The penalty stroke for accidentally striking the ball more than once in the course of a stroke has been removed. Golfers will simply count the one stroke they made to strike the ball.

(Key change: the proposed Rules released in 2017 included the existing one-stroke penalty).

Balls Lost or Out of Bounds: Alternative to Stroke and Distance: A new Local Rule will now be available in January 2019, permitting committees to allow golfers the option to drop the ball in the vicinity of where the ball is lost or out of bounds (including the nearest fairway area), under a two-stroke penalty. It addresses concerns raised at the club level about the negative impact on pace of play when a player is required to go back under stroke and distance. The Local Rule is not intended for higher levels of play, such as professional or elite level competitions.

(Key change: this is a new addition to support pace of play)



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Leigh Coloe wins men’s golf championship

By |2018-05-22T06:14:23+10:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Golf Events - Men|

Tuross Head Country Club were able to complete their men’s golf championships, although the event had to be reduced to a competition of 36 holes held over two rounds on Saturday and Sunday May 19th and 20th.

Played in ideal conditions, on a well prepared course, Leigh Coloe emerged as the club champion with a scratch score of 145 strokes with Aaron Monopoli finishing as runner up with 148.

B grade scratch winner was Raginald Apps with 177 points and C grade scratch winner was Richard Kelly with 185 strokes.

Overall championship net winner went to Michael Kermode, who played consistent golf over the two days, and returned a net score of 140 strokes.

The winners of the divisional grades were:

A grade net winner was Marty Booth with 142 strokes.

B grade net winner was Russell Taylor with 147 strokes and

C grade net winner was Terry Milliken with 147 strokes.

For a full coverage of  both rounds and final results with photos click on golf calendar dates May 19th and 20th.


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THCC Men’s Club Championship’s Start

By |2018-05-04T19:44:55+10:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Golf Events - Men|

The Tuross Head Country Club men’s championships will commence on                    Saturday May 12th this year.

The event will be held over 54 holes with the final two rounds to be played on Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th.

Members need to ensure their entries are placed on the Golf Magic to guarantee a start.

The format will be similar to previous years with winners being selected over three divisions for both stroke and handicap divisions.

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Junior Golf Clinic

By |2018-02-22T09:25:50+10:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Golf Events - Men|

The Tuross Head Country Country Club men’s golf committee, with the assistance of Narooma PGA golfer, Colin Holmes, has introduced a program for juniors under 18 years of age to receive professional coaching on a regular basis. 

 Club captain Bruce Lidbury advises that the aim of the project is to introduce golf to youngsters in a managed and safe environment, to learn to appreciate the rules and etiquette of golf, and to provide the opportunity for participants to play in a regular competition both at Tuross Head and other clubs.

 Funds have been made available by the FSCGA and a $100 voucher is available to juniors through the NSW Active Sports programme.  The voucher can be used to pay for a one year’s Junior Golf Membership of the THCC.                                               Provision of a THCC golf shirt and sundry golf balls and tees is also being made.

 Tuross Head golf coaches will operate on a buddy system and each have coach their WWCC certificate in place.

 Although the coaching sessions have already commenced, It is not too late for  boy or girl juniors to attend at the Tuross Head Country Club each Tuesday at 4.30 pm where they will be made welcome.

 All equipment  needed is supplied.

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