Veteran Golfers Christmas Celebration

By |2019-12-12T19:50:54+11:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Mixed Golf, Uncategorized, Vets Golf|

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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Vets Golf Four Person Ambrose Christmas Game

By |2019-12-11T20:27:40+11:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Mixed Golf, Uncategorized, Vets Golf|

Sixty six players registered for the annual 4 Person Ambrose game that precedes the Vets Christmas party event. Winning team on the day was the combination of Noel Downie, Tony Crook, Solveig Olsson and Ken Brown with a great net score of 25.5 against par of 35. They beat home the teams of Leonie Snodgrass, Jennifer Gray, Bruce Martin and Stephen  Johnston on 26.87, Peter Macdonald, Dorothy Madden, Colin Fletcher and Enid Besant-Ryan on 28.02, and Robert McKirdy, Peg Nevett, Steve Collins and Derek Hoare on 28.25. The only ball or chocolates winners this week were the three person team of Ross Davidson, Greg Bush and Geoff Bellingham on 28.33.

The Bradman ward went to the team of Graham Moore, Des Jackson and David Williams whilst nearest the pins went to Steve Swanbury on the 4th (in the the hole), Ross Macalpine on the six, and to husband and wife players Len and Gail Rogers on the 7th. Solveig Olsson took out the Accuracy drive award with a tee shot well down and close to the string line.

 

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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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THCC December monthly medal

By |2019-12-10T06:42:04+11:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf|

The Tuross Head men’s golfers played in the monthly medal round this week.
Played as a stroke and putt competition over three grades the event is the highlight of the month.
Stephen Walker was the winner of the A grade with a nett score of 67.
George Studham filled second placing with 69 and David Schmid was third with 70 strokes.
B grade winner was Steve Collins with 67 strokes followed by Richard Wharton 70 and Ian Manton finished third with 72.
Nigel Barling was the best of the C grade players with 67, Graeme Bell’s 69 placed him in second place and Chris Cox finished third with 71.
Colin Houghton returned the best lowest off the stick round of 74 strokes.
Balls were awarded down to 74 strokes.
The Golden Shot award was won by Al Gannon with3.19 m.

Nearest the pins were won by:
A grade player Paul Ferguson on the 4th with 2.23 m.
Colin Houghton on the 6th with 3.10 m and
George Studham won the 7th 3.00 m.
B grader Wayne Fullerton was best on the 4th hole with 1.85 m.
Jim Wade scored on the 6th with 2.38 m and
John Phyland was best on the 7th with 8.12 m.
C grade golfer Terry Milliken scored on the 4th with 3.28 m. and
Laurie Kelly was awarded the 6th with 5.70 m.

Thursday’s medley stableford competition was won by Robert McDonell with 41 points ahead of
Bruce Lidbury, Desmond Jackson and Paul Rowe who all finished with 39 points.
Nearest the pins were won by Brad Doolan and Herb Muriwai.

Photo: Event sponsor Ian Miller with competitor Graeme Bell. Courtesy Tony Brown

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Vets Golf Single Stableford

By |2019-12-04T13:53:06+11:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Mixed Golf, Uncategorized, Vets Golf|

Under beautiful morning sunshine and despite the flies, a good field of 67 players teed off in the final Single Stableford event for the year. Winner on the day was Samantha Dryden with a fine score of 26 points, perhaps reflecting the fact that Samantha has been playing a lot of golf since she last played with the Tuross Vets quite some time ago. Samantha led home Les Thompson on 25, and then Mike Birks from Robert McKirdy on 24 points on count back. Balls or chocolates were won by Gail Rogers on 23, Ross Davidson on 22, Margaret Downey and Ian Wratten on 21, Ross Macalpine, Ann Ware, Bruce Ware and Noel Downie on 20, and then Ken Brown, Ken Hush, Len Rogers and Bruce Martin on 19.

Solveig Olsson took out the Bradman award whilst nearest the pins were won by Greg Thornton on the 4th, Tim Starr on the 6th, and Chris Wratten and Colin Fletcher on the 7th. Big Hitting Steve Johnson managed to hit one down the centre for a change to win this week’s Accuracy drive award.

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Leigh Coloe wins 2019 Open Championship

By |2019-12-03T09:10:23+11:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Country Club Open Championship 2019

Tuross Head men’s golf held the 2019 Open Championship tournament this weekend on a course presented in pristine condition and the club catered for a capacity number of players.
Played over 36 holes on Saturday and Sunday, local and visiting competitors enjoyed a strong competition.
Well known local golfer Leigh Coloe emerged as the club champion with a scratch score of 145 strokes with visiting Campbelltown player Adam Weeks second with 146 strokes.
Tuross club member Tony Brown was the overall net championship winner with 134 strokes ahead of Wayne Fullerton, a runner up on 135 strokes.

The championships were held over three divisions and the results are:

A grade scratch winner: Glenn Evans 150 strokes, runner up Michael Coulter 153.
A grade net winner: Michael Driscoll 140, runner up Mark Haberkorn 140 on a countback.
B grade scratch winner: Richard Wharton 177 strokes, runner up Peter Nikolic 177 on a countback.
B grade net winner: Reg Apps 141 with Peter McRae runner up on 145 strokes.
C grade scratch winner: Steve Johnston 194 strokes, runner up Rob McDonell 195.
C grade net winner: Joel Hilliard 141 strokes with Darren Wilmouth runner up on 144.

Saturday 30th November competition results:

A grade scratch winner: Adam Weeks 71 strokes, Gel Evans runner up with71 on a countback.
A grade net winner: Mark Haberkorn 63 strokes ahead of Ian Law 67.
B grade scratch winner: Peter Nikolic 85 on a countback from Peter McRae.
B grade net winner: Wayne Fullerton 66, Tony Brown 69 strokes.
C grade scratch winner: Derek Hoare 97, Graeme Bell 98.
C grade net winner: Joel Hilliard 68, Colin Kermode 69 strokes.
The Golden Shot award was won by A. Langford.

Sunday 1st December competition results:

A grade scratch winner: Leigh Coloe 74 strokes ahead of Adam Weeks 75.
A grade net winner: Michael Driscoll 67, Tim Watson 70.
B grade scratch winner: Tony Brown 84, Bruce Lidbury 87.
B grade net winner: Bruce Cleeve 69 strokes ahead of Wayne Fullerton on a countback.
C grade scratch winner: Steve Johnston 96 strokes, runner up Robert McDonell 97.
C grade net winner: Darren Wilmouth, Joel Hilliard 73.
The Golden Shot award was won by Adam Weeks.

Thursday’s medley stableford results:

Ian Kingston’s’ 37 stableford points won him this event ahead of Robert McDonell, Bruce Martin and Graham Moore who each finished with 36 points.
Nearest the pins were won by Ian Manton, Marie Mapleson and Steve Johnston.

Super Raffle Prizes:

Helloworld Travel Voucher: Mark Haberkorn
Tuross Beach Caravan Park Holiday: Rex Wood
Moruya Jockey Club “Day at the Races”: Wendy Schmid

Photos: Courtesy Tony Brown

 

 

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Vets Golf Par

By |2019-11-27T17:27:44+11:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Mixed Golf, Uncategorized, Vets Golf|

Another good field of 56 players registered for todays Par event with great scores being recorded by a large section of the field. Winner on the day was Greg Thornton with a +5 score, leading home Neil Mather on +4, Rob Nash on +3 followed by Margaret Downey also on +3 but losing to Rob on count back. Balls or chocolates were won by Neal Watson and Mike Birks on +3, Leonie Snodgrass, Les Johanson, Lyn Benger, Chris Wratten and Ian Manton on +2, and then Annette Manton, Kathy Crossling, Ann Challender, Frank Pomfret and Derek Hoare on +1,  a number of other +1 scores being beaten on count back.

Today’s infamous Bradman award went to long time Tuross player Ross Macalpine, whilst nearest the pins were won by Marcel Kors on the 4th, Frank Pomfret on the 6th, and Teri Swanbury and Steve Johnston on the 7th. Paul Green took home the Accuracy drive.

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Bruce Brawn: Leads stableford field home

By |2019-11-25T10:00:59+11:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

Tuross Tuross Head men’s golfers competed in a stableford event this week and Bruce Brawn emerged as the winner with 42 stableford points.

Paul Ferguson was a close second with 42 points followed by Joel Hilliard with 39 points. Kenneth Brown and Ross Hendy filled the remaining award positions both scoring 38 points.

Balls were awarded down to 34 points.

A separate team event, a novelty 6 x 6 x 6 competition, was held in conjunction with the stableford round and Ron Rogers, Brad Doolan and Trevor Jones with 97 points were the winners.

The Tuross Head Open Championships will be played over 36 holes this weekend. Golfers will compete over A, B and C grade divisions with awards for both handicap and stroke winners. The competition always attracts a full field and visitors are invited to watch some of the top district golfers in action.

Nearest the pins were won by: A grade player Troy Kingdom with 1.08 m on the 4th hole. Ken Brown was closest on the 6th with 1.12 m and Adam Husband won the 7th hole with 4.83 m. B grade best was Richard Kelly on the 4th hole with 6.17 m. Bruce Martin won the 6th with 2.89 m. and Jim Wade the 7th with 1.42 m. C grade player Mick Elfar was awarded the 4th hole with 4.96 m and Rob McDonell won the 6th with 1.15 m.

Thursday’s medley stableford competition was won by Roger Chappell with 39 points ahead of Stephen Swanbury 36, Ron Rogers and Beverley Theobald who both finished with 35 points. Balls were awarded to 32. Nearest the pins were won by Ron Rogers, Colin Houghton and Joel Hilliard.

Photo: Bruce Brawn receives award from presenter Stephen Swanbury.                          Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown.

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Vets Golf Single Stableford

By |2019-11-23T06:58:18+11:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Mixed Golf, Uncategorized, Vets Golf|

On yet another beautiful Tuross morning a field of 55 players teed off for the mornings Single Stableford event. Winner on the day was Geoff Bellingham with an almost unbelievable score of 28 points for the nine holes played. Geoff was followed home by Shirley Quinlan on 26, Leonie Snodgrass on 23 and Ray Downey on 22 on count back. Balls or chocolates were won by Ann Ware and Ken Brown on 22, Allen Lee, Noel Fletcher, Enid Besant-Ryan, Neil Mather and Jennifer Gray on 20, and finally Rick Brake, Graham Moore, Les Johanson and Steve Johnston on 19.

This week’s Bradman award was taken out by visiting golfer Daniel Madden, whilst nearest the pins went to Graham Moore on the 4th on the toss of coin from Ken Brown (both players in the hole for a birdie), Terry Challender on the 6th, Leonie Snodgrass for the ladies on the 7th, whilst Greg Smith won on the 7th for the men on a toss of the coin from Neil Mather (both players in the hole for a birdie). Neil Mather capped off a good morning with the Accuracy drive award on the 5th.

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David Gray emerges as stableford winner

By |2019-11-11T17:43:41+11:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

 

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