Tuross Head successful in My Community Project application.

By |2019-10-17T15:29:32+11:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf News, Uncategorized|

 

Recently 61,437 people voted for their favourite projects, resulting in 248 projects sharing in the $24.7 million available.
Just two projects were successful in the Bega Electorate to receive funding. The Tuross Head Country Club was one of two Bega Electorate organisations to be successful. The other was the Eden Fitness Trail promotors.

Thanks to the preparation and presentation of the work carried out by Andrew Gordon and his support team the club’s project was one of the projects selected. Tuross Head Country Club won the right to install a new car park surface.

Following the successful grant from the My Community Project ,Tuross Head Country Club lost no time in arranging for Downer EDI Mogo to lay 30mm hot mix over the existing damaged surface car park. The work was been completed within two days and has converted a dangerous eyesore into a safe attractive area.

An inspection of the course by the NSW Minister of Transport Andrew Constance, and a meeting with Stephen Hodge, Andrew Gordon and Mike Birks, helped establish to the state government the role the club performs in the community.

The facility caters, not only for their own members, but it is also the hub for many other organisations which include social, sporting and community service groups.

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Tuross Head Country Club golf course now listed in Australia’s top 25

By |2019-10-12T05:58:55+11:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf News|

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The Tuross Head Country Club course has been rated one of the best in Australia.After an inspection of the club  by a judging group from Australia’s major golf magazine publication, the course has been included in the top 25.

 After an inspection of the club by a judging group from Australia’s major golf magazine publication, the club has been included in the top 25.

 The selection criteria states they were looking for golf courses that stood apart from others, provided a mixture of entertainment value, scenery, course conditioning, and venues that could be played many times without losing their attraction.

 Members, staff and management can take much of the credit for this rating at Tuross Head, due to continued improvements to the course under the direction of course superintendant Tim Watson and his ground crew and   assisted by volunteer workers from the golfing sub clubs.

 Recent improvements include installation of concrete pathways, flower beds  on  golf tee areas, coloured distance markers, and drainage on  the well maintained fairways and greens.

 A Tuross Head veteran golfers competition was being played when the inspection took place and features in the drone video which appears on iseekgolf.com. This company is Australia’s main website for everything golf.

Micropower, owner of iseekgolf.com, is a leading provider of software solutions to the club, marina and construction industries in Australia.

They have been in business for 25 years providing customers with highly integrated software applications to run their businesses more productively. A new partnership between iseekgolf.com, and some of Australia’s major golf publications has just been announced. Micropower CEO Bill Owens said the partnership would strengthen their position of the golf website with current web page views averaging 950,000 each month. “iseekgolf.com will now get full access to a broader network of journalists PGA professionals and other golfing identities to draw on the experience of some leading industry insiders,” he said. GMG’s main aim is to grow website traffic and improve the overall content available.

They are currently deployed in over 60% of golf clubs, 30% of private clubs and in an increasing number of sports and social clubs across Australia.

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

By |2019-10-12T06:07:12+11:00May 30th, 2019|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.

Link: THCC Golf Course Features in National Magazine

 

 

 

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New equipment adds to golf course efficiency at Tuross Head

By |2019-11-04T11:59:35+11:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf Events - Men, Golf News, 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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Junior Golf Clinic 2018

By |2019-10-25T11:26:14+11:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf News, Uncategorized|

 

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June 2018 Working Bee on he Hole

By |2019-11-14T11:38:41+11:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf News|

 

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South Coast Veteran Golfers Extend Their Horizons

By |2019-10-04T11:02:35+11:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf Events - Vets|

Veteran lady and men golfers who live along the NSW south coast enjoy a variety of activities not only on their own home course but also at other venues  throughout the region.

Most regional members play a weekly competition game at their own home course.

Tuross Head Country Club players, for instance, enjoy a nine hole game each Wednesday morning, take part in regular fun based gala days, which include a luncheon bbq, and wind up their year with a very festive Christmas party. Enduring friendships are often the result of this combination of sporting and social activities within the club.

However an even wider field opens with the ability to  travel and play at other towns on very attractive courses.

The Far South Coast Veteran Golfers Association holds a monthly 18 hole stableford competition at a selected venue each month.

The towns participating are Bega, Moruya, Tathra, Pambula/Merimbula, Eden, Tuross Head, Bermagui, Narooma and Tura Beach with the next event to be at Eden on Friday May 25th followed by Tuross Head on Friday June 29th. There is a very small fee to become a member of the FSCVGA.

Herb Muriwai is our district representative. If you would like to compete check with him regarding nomination.

Another annual very popular event is one organised by the Lower South Coast Veteran Golfers Association under the auspices of the NSWVGA.

This attracts participants from all around the state.

Open to both ladies and men, who compete in different divisions, it commences on Sunday August 5th with the opening competition a nine hole 2BBB medley stableford round at Tuross Head Country Club.

This is followed by a 4 person medley on Monday 6th August and a stableford round on Tuesday August 7th, both at Moruya.

On Thursday August 9th players move to Catalina Country Club at Batemans Bay for a stableford event followed by a four person Irish four ball medley on Friday August 10th.

In conjunction golfers will be competing for the NSWVGA trophy accessed from the results of the Tuesday and Thursday rounds.

Veteran golfers can compete in all five games or select those of interest.

Entry forms are available at competing clubs, or contact can be made through our own club delegate or Secretary Co-ordinator Peter Edwards. Email: [email protected]

Entries close 30th June or when fully subscribed.

Photo:Tuross Head Country Club veteran golfers Al Gannon, Andrew Gordon,      A and B grade winners, with Dorothy Madden, B grade ladies winner at the recent Merimbula FSVGA day.

 

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Tuross Head Country Club Veteran’s Golf Christmas Party

By |2019-10-08T19:53:03+11:00December 16th, 2017|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf Events - Vets, Uncategorized|


 The Tuross Head Veteran golfers celebrated on Wednesday December 13th 2017 when 125 golfers and guests enjoyed a Christmas lunch and end of year party at the Tuross Head Country Club’s 2 Waters Bistro.

 Mr. Meany fines session money collected througout the year for minor wayward actions and comments was put to good use when wine and drinks flowed freely and everyone enjoyed an excellent  meal.

 The event was  organised by the veteran club committee working under president Ian Manton and his wife Annette and club captain Ian Miller and his wife Janette. Great table settings, good vibes and the right atmosphere all led to a fun afternoon.

 Best dressed male and female golfers and best decorated carts and golf buggy awards were presented, and a raffle of 30 hampers and other prizes raised $1000.

 Entertainment was provided by the Tuross Head Country Club Singers, Ian and Annette Manton, the Tuross Head Golfettes, Steve Johnston and Graham Heuston and Pat and Henry Anderson.

 

 Entertainment was all sourced from  club members and was introduced by Master of Ceremonies Michael Kermode.

 Michael Birks, President of the Tuross Head Country Club, fittingly thanked everyone and remarked how fortunate we were  that organisations such as the veteran golf group existed and that we live in a township such as Tuross Head.

 

Entertainment and Highlights of the Day

    The Tuross Head Country Club Singers led by maestro Steve Johnston, meet every Monday at 7.00 pm at the club for  practice sessions.  They perform at many local community care facilities and sing at Moruya, Tomakin and Tuross Head Christmas Carols. They also feature at the Anzac Day Dawn  Service at Memorial Gardens.  New members are very welcome.

 

Steve Johnston and Graham Heuston

 

        Country Club  Golfettes

 

          M.C. Michael Kermode.

 

Greg Ware and THCC President Michael Birks.

 

       Soloist Pat Anderson

 

Veteran’s President Ian Manton and Captain Ian Miller.

 

 

Henry Anderson Poet Laureate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











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Tuross Lakes Country Club Opening Day

By |2019-10-04T11:03:49+11:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Course History, Golf Archives|

A more detailed history of the Tuross Head golf course establishment “Scrub to Club” printed by Bruce Lidbury is available on this site.

However some of these old photographs and newspaper clippings may also help highlight the work and dedication that was  put into this project.

How it all happened

April 1981: Tuross Progress Hall meeting to decide 9 holes or 18 holes?.

 November 24th 1981: Tuross Lakes Country Club incorporated.

1983: Lease agreement signed with Eurobodalla Shire Council.

1984: Work begins and the first bbq under the fig tree follows.

November 1984: Ron Cox completes new club house.

December 23rd 1984: Official Opening.

January 1985: Dennis Morton hits the first “official stroke” in a 6 hole inaugural competition.

February 1989: Club amenities block completed.

2005: Bingi Treatment Plant water connected to course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Drainage Work: New Apprentice

By |2019-10-07T19:49:55+11:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: Golf Archives, Golf Events - Men|

Tim Watson, Course Superintendent

Every year the improvements to the course not only get better thanks to the club management and the golfing sub-clubs who contribute both funds and  working bee volunteers.

The majority of the work however is done by a dedicated ground staff including Ben Hewison and Terry Beales, performing under Tim’s direction.

Major drainage works currently in progress on the 9th fairway consist of a geo  fabric rubble drainage in a  herringbone layout that will help maintain the    excellent grass coverage on this  fairway.

Tim says “We have been working towards drainage on the fairways, including spoon drains, that have led to a great grass coverage and very few wet areas even after heavy rain.”

 THCC course superintendent Tim Watson quickly introduced new 18 year old apprentice Tyson Hastie to the rigors of golf course maintenance  with a heavy program of fairway drainage work.

                  New apprentice, Tyson Hastie 

The next planned project is a concrete pathway joining the 9th men’s tee to the ladies tee.

Regular volunteer work is carried out on the first and third Monday of each month.

         Herb Muriwai inspects work on the 9th.

 

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