Junior Golf 2019 Development Programme

By |2019-12-13T17:00:27+11:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Golf News, Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

 

The Tuross Head Country Club hosted a Junior Golf Development Programme on Tuesday afternoons from 22 October 2019 concluding on 10 December 2019.

The programme was funded through a grant from the Far South Coast District Golf Association and managed by Tuross Head Men’s Golf.

This year the Programme attracted 5 enthusiastic juniors aged from 8 to 11 years receiving instruction from Narooma based Golf Professional Colin Holmes.

The programme included instruction on Stance, Swing, Putting, Chipping, Driving and Golf Etiquette.

Attached photo shows Andrew Gordon, President of Men’s Golf with Steve Hodge, Secretary Manager of Tuross Head Country Club and junior participants L. to R. Adam Walsh, Fletcher Cobden, Blake Campbell, Scott Watson and Declan Cook.

It is anticipated the programme will again be run during 2020.

 

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Escape to Tuross Head

By |2019-12-10T06:09:52+11:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Golf News, Sub Clubs Calendar Archives, Uncategorized|

Adam Hills, the author of Best Foot Forward, host of  ABC TV program The Last Leg plus the upcoming Spicks and Specks reunion shows, was in Tuross Head recently.    

Through the courtesy of the Sunday Telegraph Escape magazine you can view Adams opinion of our town.

“It’s quite, beautiful, fun – put simply – it’s a happy place. Just don’t tell too many people about it,” he says.

Read the full report by clicking on the following link.                                                                             

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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 receives Golf NSW course grant

By |2019-10-08T17:28:33+11:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Golf News|

Tuross Head Golf Club members Bruce Lidbury – Captain Peter McRae – Secretary / Treasurer Steve Swanbury – Vice President Tim Watson – Course Superintendent Martyn Black – Golf NSW met on Wednesday August 15th last year to review drainage works carried out over the last 3 years and asses its impact on course quality and the clubs viability into the future.

Course Superintendent Tim Watson was keen to embark on a programme of installing large “rubble” drains to intercept the slow seepage water which was creating many “boggy” areas in fairways. Prioritizing the areas to be tackled, was always going to be critical as to not only the success of the works themselves, but how it would be received by members and visitors.

The use of the tractor mounted “back-hoe” on steeply sloping ground is difficult even for very experienced operators, and the smooth surfaces that have been established over the drain lines are 1st class, and a credit to Tim Watson, his small team and the club volunteers who helped with these works. There is no doubt that the areas that have been drained will cope with future rain events and proved increased course usage of players and golf carts which puts the club on a better financial footing.

Martyn Black stated “The results achieved thus far are quite remarkable and Mr. Watson’s quality of workmanship is worthy of high praise .The club has achieved a great deal in the 3 years since my original visit and this report will recommend a $3000 Club Support Grant to add to the clubs many and varied fund-raising ventures which will help secure the clubs viability. The club should also seek the help of Golf NSW and the Government Relations arm; to assist in grant applications for the installation of a twin row irrigation system which would really be a huge lift to course quality.

Thank you once again for allowing me to visit and I wish all concerned the best for the future.”

THCC men’s golf president Andrew Gordon  states “The  $3000 grant has since been  received from Golf NSW for the supply of materials which have arrived on course for the drainage project on the 8th fairway.”

Tim will need assistance from our dedicated volunteer workforce.

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Minister Andrew Constance visits Tuross Head Country Club

By |2019-10-05T13:49:48+11:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Andrew Constance, Member for Bega and NSW Minister for Transport and Roads, met with executives of the Tuross Head Country Club last week to discuss areas in which some state government funding may be available for course and club improvement.

As with many golf and bowling clubs throughout the state there are major costs in maintaining the
facilities, and although the club has successfully renegotiated a more favorable finance package with their bankers, the management and board see a need to embark on a program seeking additional areas of support.

The Tuross Head Country Club comprises three bowling greens, a nine hole golf course, a modern two story club with restaurant, sports bar, bottle shop and meeting rooms, and is ideally located on the edge of Coila Lake with magnificent views over the Tasman Sea.
It is rated as one of the top 9 hole golf courses in Australia with progressive men’s, veteran and
ladies sub clubs who each manage their own calendar of events and presentations.
The club was originally established on land gifted by Hector McWilliam and built with donated materials by volunteer workers and this self help attitude continues to this day.
The bowling club also has regular competitions and hosts district pennants events.
The revamped Oceanview Brasserie restaurant has new management and is well patronized by locals and an increasing number of visitors.
The future looks positive and Mike Birks, president of the club, Stephen Hodge, manager and Andrew
Gordon, men’s golf president, presented a strong message to Minister Andrew Constance highlighting the clubs past achievements, and outlined future projects that would be of benefit to the club and
the community.

One of these featured the existing watering and drainage system where an inspection showed how waste water from the Moruya/Bingie sewerage plant is piped under Coila Lake and is then used on the course.
It is now possible that the club could, with help, extend this system to cover the full course area.
A joint state government, council, and club programme would be of major environmental benefit, use more waste water, and reduce the increasing load on the existing treatment plant.

The Tuross Head club facility is also the focal point for many activities in the town.
A men’s shed has recently been established in the old timber club house and over 60 men now gather there for activities and friendship. This asset is being refurbished and will be maintained by their own members. However, the surrounds and access to the area need work on pathways.

The main club parking area urgently requires resurfacing. Traversing it is a challenge to club members,
visitors and the many groups who use the club as a meeting venue.

The club is considering making one of the three bowling greens available for community activities.
There is a need for discussion as to what preferred use would be most suitable and covers are required for the remaining playing greens.
This hands on approach by the club was well received by the Andrew Constance and his staff members.
A detailed written submission was presented to him with some confidence by the club executives and a positive response is hopefully expected for this important community venture.

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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|

Just click on link below this text to view video.

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.

Click on link below.   Then scroll down to the Tuross  Head Country Club. 

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Tuross Head Country Club Dinner Dance

By |2019-10-17T21:14:26+11:00July 28th, 2019|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

More than 100 people gathered at The Tuross Head Country Club to help celebrate the year of turning 70.

Many dressed for the theme of the occasion ‘Black Tie & Pearls’ and were seated at tables beautifully decorated by event organizer Annette Manton.

An excellent 3 course meal was provided by the Oceanview Brasserie ensuring the Mid Year Dinner Dance was a great success.

Master of Ceremonies Michael Kermode cleverly and humorously outlined, how this particular group, enjoyed all the benefits of being born in this 1949 year of great activity.

THCC President Mike Birks warmly welcomed all those who attended and new friends were made, as guests moved around the room, catching up on old acquaintances and
welcoming new members.

The Swinging Old Fellas provided great music for dancing.

The evenings closing song should have been “Nice to, nice to know ya, let’s do it again…”

 

 

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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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