Proposed Membership Fees

By |2020-05-25T16:29:34+10:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

LETTER TO MEMBERS FOLLOWING BRIEFING BY THCC BOARD RE COVID 19

Last night, (May 20 2020) all Sub-Club Presidents were invited to attend a briefing by the THCC  board in relation to the COVID 19 crisis, also to inform us as to how the club is tracking financially along with a “road map out of the crisis”.

It was reported by President, Dave Sheppard that the THCC was in a strong financial position prior to the COVID 19 closure. As a result of the closure, the club will be between $130K-$150K short of funds.

With this in mind, All Members will be asked to make a donation of $50 (if financially possible), additional to the $15 Social Membership fee, when Membership Renewals are sent out in the next month.

If all 1900 members of THCC donate $50 the above shortfall is significantly reduced, and removes a great deal of financial pressure from the Club. We would encourage all members to donate at least this amount and any greater amount will be sincerely appreciated.

It was acknowledged by the Board the significant contributions that the golfers, and now the bowlers, are making to maintain the Sporting Facilities. Your financial support has not gone unnoticed.

It is anticipated that the THCC will resume some restrictive trade in June with patron numbers hoping to increase substantially by then. At present the restaurant is only open for take-away. The  bottle shop will continue to trade.

Trigger points for the reopening of the main club facilities and the dining room are subject to advice from Clubs NSW.

Andrew Gordon President THCC Men’s Golf

 

 

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THCC Board Report May 19 2020

By |2020-05-21T16:17:01+10:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Fellow Members

On Tuesday 19 May the board ad the first opportunity to meet with sporting sub-club

presidents for some months as a group. The Board considered it essential to re-engage face to face

and brief the sub club presidents on the THCC response to the COVID 19 public health emergency.

Click on attached link for a full report.

https://mailchi.mp/e9e85a8f3c98/timeout-tuross-12445242?e=890d9c0bb9

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Membership Renewal Notice

By |2020-05-21T10:23:25+10:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Fellow Members
In the information the Board provided on 4 May  we indicated the importance of members renewing their annual memberships and continuing to support the THCC through the COVID 19 response and into the future.

To provide just a little context for this years renewal. The club is a key resource for the community. Can you imagine the bushfire impact on the region without the club stepping up.

Similarly, arriving in Tuross and seeing the club and it’s facilities provides a “wow” factor which cannot be measured – there is no way we want the initial impression to be “what the heck happened” if we cannot sustain the club.

This is unashamedly emotional but possible.

The opportunity for members to make a positive contribution is now here, and we encourage members to renew for the 20/ 21 membership year and make a one-off donation to help the club.

A copy of the membership renewal notice is attached to this information, we will also be writing to members individually. Alternatively, if you wish, you can visit the clubs’ website, populate the form on-line, or print it off and return it to the club for processing and payment.

The fee for this renewal year are unchanged from the fees members paid for the 19/20 membership year.

There is one difference regarding the social membership fee. The minimum fee is $15.00, in addition the club would like you  to donate to support the club through this difficult financial period caused by COVID 19. In the box provided for social membership if you only wish to pay the minimum, indicate S 15.00. If however, you would like to support the club by donating an addition amount then indicate how much you would like to pay, including the basic minimum fee. For example, if you could pay $65.00 that indicates a minimum fee ($, 15.00) and a donation of $50.00.

The significance of this is that if every member  donates at least an extra $50.00 then the Board believes the club will be able to offset the significant financial losses we have suffered to date and be in a solid financial  position to resume normal trading when the COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.

We thank you all for your on going support and look forward to seeing you when we can all enjoy the splendid facilities of the club again.

THCC Board

May 20 2020

To access membership renewal application forms.

Click on: https://mailchi.mp/35e533697825/timeout-tuross-12443322?e=890d9c0bb9

 

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Tuross Head Country Club Government Grant History

By |2020-05-26T15:23:39+10:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club has been successful in obtaining a further $65,000 NSW government grant to assist in improving club facilities. This latest money will be used to create shelter around the two bowling greens and to build a pathway from the lower car parking area to the workshop shed.

Some club members and  residents of the community are asking just how did this happen. Well, the hard working people involved have been approached for comment, and the following is a record of their activities. They deserve to be recognised and thanked for their efforts.

Approximately 18 months ago, Andrew Gordon, THCC men’s golf president and Steve Swanbury, golf committee member,  took it upon themselves to investigate the possibility of the THCC accessing external funding through the Grants Process available in NSW.

Following a meeting which included THCC manager Stephen Hodge, Andrew Gordon, men’s golf president and Michael Birks, past THCC president with Andrew Constance, local Member for Bega and his staff on the golf course site, they developed a strategy of trying to identify grants that could be suitable and applicable to the THCC.  Of particular interest was funding that could assist the Club in improving aged and worn infrastructure (both of a sporting and non-sporting nature) knowing full well that internal funding within the Club was extremely tight, and that any project would necessarily be of a small nature.

Once various funding organisations within, and associated with the State Government of NSW had been identified, they proceeded with applying for a range of grants available. Over that time a number of applications were lodged – some unsuccessful. However, the club enjoyed success with a $46,000 grant from the “My Community Project Grant” which resulted in the recent resurfacing and line marking of the THCC Carpark. Many will remember the pot-holed and dilapidated nature of the carpark and the money required to ameliorate this was significant. The support from both club members, along with many from the local community was tremendous. Who can forget the incredibly difficult voting process?  Thankfully this type of grant process is unlikely to be repeated.

Once a number of further applications had been lodged, a fairly solid platform had been established which could be used to target various types of grants.  Feedback was always sought from any unsuccessful application, and this allowed future applications to be modified.

Tuross Head Country Club lost no time in arranging for Downer EDI Mogo to lay 30mm hot mix over the damaged surface car park.

Colin Fletcher from the bowlers was consulted about improving the bowling facilities, as they form an integral part of the overall sporting infrastructure of the THCC along with the golf course. Colin was able to identify various aspects of the bowling facilities that required updating or replacement, and worked hard in obtaining quotes for various works.

In March of this year it was learnt that they had been successful in attaining $65,000 through the “Building Community Partnerships Grant Round.” This application was lodged by Mike Birks, now THCC 2019  past club president, in September last year. The money is for new shade infrastructure for both bowling greens and will provide an access pathway across the 6th Fairway from the lower carpark to the machinery shed.   In the current COVID-19 environment, it is both gratifying and pleasing to know that external government agencies believe  there is a strong future for the THCC by investing in their future.

The money for the shade infrastructure should arrive in the next couple of weeks and work is expected to commence in removing the aged and rusted existing structure immediately.  The building of the access pathway should commence soon after under the supervision of the Course Superintendent, Tim Watson.

Men’s golf president Andrew Gordon reports “Prior to the two government grants, we were successful (on behalf of the Golf Sub-clubs) in attaining a $3,000 grant from Golf NSW which has been used to improve drainage on the 8th fairway. This project is part-way complete through the great work of Tim Watson and his course maintenance team and should be completed shortly.

As part of the process, an officer from Golf NSW attended to assess our application first-hand. He wrote highly of the THCC Golf Course and the work that the ground-staff had achieved since his previous visit some three years before, and he had no hesitation in supporting our application for funding.”

Along the way the management and the board  purchased the now familiar Ventrac Tractor Mower and men’s golf purchased outright a new Kubota Rough Mower – a total of $73,000 of new equipment.

The Tuross Head crew (from left) Tyson Hastie, assistant Ben Hewison, superintendent Tim Watson, Terry Beales and Richard Kelly.

This has enabled the ground-staff to work more efficiently and achieve the incredible results that we now see in the improved playing surface of the golf course.

Mention must be made of the fabulous work of our men and women volunteers who tend and maintain gardens, assist in laying concrete paths and the various working bees that are arranged to maintain and improve our sporting facilities.
It has been a lot of work, but extremely satisfying when you see the changes around the club in the past couple of years.

One of the many works carried out by club volunteers.

STOP PRESS: May 26 2020

The first instalment of the Building Community Partnerships Grant has been received by the THCC.

Work is underway to achieve the maximum benefit with the money and it is expected that demolition of the old shade structure will occur in the coming months along with construction of the new structure.

Once this has been done, the final monetary instalment will be sought to complete the access pathways.

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Tuross Head Country Club Promotion

By |2020-02-04T14:26:36+11:00February 1st, 2020|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf has initiated a promotion in the February issue of Australia’s most read national magazine Inside Golf. This publication is distributed through all golf clubs and it is also accessible through their website.

Tuross Head is highlighted with an editorial coverage of our golf course and a guided tour of our town’s
attractions. An advertising support also jointly supports our bowling and fishing sub club attractions.

Visitors are challenged to take the turnoff on the Princes highway and come and visit us.

You can view by clicking on:

Tuross Head NSW South Coast 

 

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Shoey Memorial Golf Day

By |2020-02-01T07:40:53+11:00January 26th, 2020|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|


Sean was a local tradesman and two of his close mates have organised an annual golf event held on his birthday which falls on Australia Day. Sean Bamborough (Shoey) passed away 30/11/2018.

The event was organised by Peter Mostyn and Paul Ferguson and was strongly supported by the Tuross Head Country Club and men’s golf. The Shoey Memorial matches two teams against each other in a 2 Ball Ambrose.

Players are geographically assigned to Tuross “Beach Side” captained by Trevor Jones, against Coila “Dark Side” captained by Ron Rogers. It was noted that the “Dark Side” much preferred to be known by the more upmarket name of the “Enlightened Side”.

This is truly a great fun event intended to bring golfers & non golfers together for a fun Memorial Day.
This year the Beach Side won the event, for the second year.

The Shoey Memorial is a non profit event and also remembers golf members who have passed away during the year. This year remembering Ron Cox a past Life Member of our Tuross club.

Photo: Paul Ferguson, Holly Bamborough, Trevor Jones (receiving Shoey Memorial Trophy) Bec Bamborough, Carol Bamborough & Peter Mostyn.

Photo: Courtesy of Graeme Sindel.

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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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Veteran Golfers Christmas Celebration

By |2019-12-17T14:17:49+11:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club Veteran Golfers celebrated the end of their busy 2019 year of activities with a festive Christmas party at the club’s Oceanview Restaurant on Wednesday December 11th.

Over 110 guests were entertained throughout the afternoon with an entertaining programme full of song, humour and laughter.
The Tuross Head Singers, and individual songs performed by Steve Johnston and Graeme Heuston added to the festive celebration of a very successful golfing year.

Duel master of ceremony presenters, Colin Fletcher and Herb Muriwai, conducted roasting sessions covering a wide range of members and highlighted their high and low character points, much to everyone’s enjoyment.

Tuross Head veteran’s president, Ian Manton, made reference to the close association members of the  sub-club maintained with each other. Though competitive on the golf course each Wednesday morning, an awareness was maintained to each others personal situation and need for support.  He congratulated his committee for their  hard work during the past year.

All guests supported his compliments on the standard and efficient presentation of the dinner and he thanked the chef and dining room staff.

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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.                                                                             

ttps://bit.ly/2DXfUpt

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Tuross Head successful in My Community Project application.

By |2020-05-13T15:10:51+10:00October 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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