THCC Golf Program November 2020

By |2020-10-20T11:26:43+11:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Golf Events - THCC, Uncategorized|

GOLF RULES

These new restrictions  are now in place:

If you are unwell in any way you are not permitted to participate in any form of golf.

Social Distancing to be obeyed at all times.

2 persons per Golf Cart  allowed.

Entry via Golf Magic is operating at the club house

No touching or removing the flagstick, the holes have a pool

noodle placed in them to stop the ball going to the bottom of the hole.

A temporary rule is in place which reads “If the ball goes

in the hole and bounces off the pool noodle it is to be classed as being holed”.

No swapping of score cards, each player is to mark their own

card and score their playing partner.

Verify each other’s score at the completion of the round.

Only the player’s signature is required on the card.

No shaking hands (or high fiving) during or after your round.

Obey social distancing guidelines.

Golfers  please place your card directly into the

score card boxes located in the clubhouse.

There will be no rakes in the bunkers.

Bunkers will be preferred lies.

You are asked to try and tidy the bunker with your shoe or club.

There will be no NTPs

 Phone 4473 8186 

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A message from Peter Nikolic: Men’s Golf Captain.

By |2020-10-19T16:05:49+11:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Fellow Golfers 

Welcome to the Men’s 2020 Golf AGM and thank you for your attendance.

Golfing year 2019-2020 what a forgettable year. A year that started off with arguably our best ever attended Tuross Open (big thank you to our volunteers and participants over the two days) and then came the fires, the flood and COVID. The fires are out and the water has gone and thanks to the generosity of our Golf (and Bowling) members we have been able to maintain and care for our wonderful facility and Golf is still winning the battle over our COVID curse.

With a lot of hard work by the golf committee (and I thank them for their efforts) we have been able to continue with competition golf (under advice from Golf NSW) and have had increased fields in both Thursday and Saturday competitions. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you all for participating.

We are in the process of preparing next years golf calendar of events (with a change to a calendar year, not a financial year as in the past years) but will still need to comply with the current restrictions until advised otherwise.

A big thank you to; Tim and his staff for all their hard work maintaining and enhancing our great course.

Rob Green on opening his golf shop (and agreeing to being our Junior Golf development officer) and to all of you (our golfing community) for your continued support throughout the year.

Let’s all hope that Golf in 2021 will be the winner, enjoy your golf at THCC.

Peter Nikolic

Captain Men’s Golf

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THCC Men’s Golf President’s Report 2020

By |2020-10-13T21:08:50+11:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head Men’s Golf 2020 committee: Nigel Barling Vice-Captain, Ted Quinlan Secretary, Andrew Gordon President, Peter Nikolic Captain, David Schmid Vice President and Ian Kingston Treasurer. Absent: Steve Swanbury Golf Development.

SUNDAY OCT 11 2020

Good Morning to all and on behalf of the Current Committee of Dave Schmid, Pete Nikolic, Ian Kingston, Ted Quinlan thank you for your attendance here today. What a year!

The current term started with an extremely successful Tuross Open with record numbers participating from all over the coast. As usual, the course was in pristine condition thanks to the efforts of Tim Watson and his crew of Ben Hewison and Tyson Hastie in a period of ongoing drought conditions.

Then the Bushfires and a quick flood to be followed in biblical order the plague – COVID-19. I would like to expand on the chronology and events of COVID as I’m not sure that everyone fully understands the immediate impact of the crisis and how the Committee had to manoeuvre very quickly in its response to literally save the Course. 1) The previous THCC Board closed the Club on the advice of Clubs NSW on 20th March. This included an immediate shut-down of both the Bowling and Golf Facilities. 2) All machinery was to be hibernated and Staff were to be stood down on March 31.

The Board withdrew ALL funding for ANY ongoing maintenance of the facilities. May I remind members the grass was still growing strongly at this time. 3) Around March 24 Golf NSW advised that Golf was permissible (with some restrictions) for the purpose of exercise. With the condition of the course already deteriorating, the Committee immediately set about to develop a Financial Plan to save the Course from neglect as a result of an extended maintenance shut-down which could potentially result in the Course returning to its current/normal condition impossible. This involved: a) The introduction of the COVID Levy of $5 per person to play. This was later extended to the Bowlers when they were permitted to return by their governing bodies much later. b) A complete rethink of the existing competitions in order to try and fund the Maintenance Programme required whilst complying with COVID restrictions.

Then thank goodness, JOBKEEPER arrived and this was a complete game-changer as the THCC was able to retain the Ground-staff (it should be noted that the senior staff had to draw down on their accrued entitlements to top-up their salaries or work shorter hours). I would like to sincerely thank ALL Members who readily understood the dire situation that we found ourselves in and their support and cooperation in allowing the Committee to pursue this course of action.

Such was the success, that the Levy was dropped in late June with the Committee forming the view that sufficient funds had been accumulated to see maintenance funding through to the end of September. Sincere thanks to Tim Watson and his crew of Ben, Tyson and Callan (who joined us as a 1 st Year Apprentice in February) for their incredible commitment and work through an extremely difficult time.

Their efforts are readily seen in the current fabulous condition of the Course and completion of the major Drainage Project on the 8th and now 7th fairways (funded by grants from Golf NSW totaling $5,700). Sincere thanks is extended to the Ladies and Vet’s Golf Sub-clubs and also the Bowling Sub- clubs. The cooperation between all has been simply superb. I am in no doubt that the efforts of all have not only preserved (and in some cases improved) the Sporting Facilities, but at the same time resulted in saving the THCC.

There were times that the doors could have easily closed never to reopen. We’re not out of the woods yet but I believe there is a strong future for the Club. Whilst thanking people, on behalf of ALL Members, our gratitude is extended to those who volunteer their time collecting and processing the bottles and cans. In particular Graeme Sindel, Ron Rogers, Trevor Jones and Brad Doolan sincere thanks. Ian will have a figure on the money raised all of which will go out on the course.

Welcome to Rob Green Golf Professional. This I feel has been a real coup for the THCC in general and Golf in particular. He is settled in the new Golf Shop and thanks to Dave, Pete, Nigel Barling and Warren Hodder for getting him there. Thank you to the Men’s Shed for their cooperation in negotiating the current space.

The Grants Programme rolls on. Once Tim completes installation of the Shade-cloth system for the Bowlers, the road from the lower carpark to Tim’s shed will be complete along with pathway extension down the 6th , alongside the left of the 1st Tee and a small extension toward the 7th . Total cost $24,695 funded by the latest successful Grant Application.

A plan has been developed with Tim for the Ongoing Development of the Golf Course – a copy for your perusal is here if anyone is interested. Finally with the increasing busyness of all things Golf, the Committee has invited Steve Swanbury to join the committee in a new position of Golf Development. He will assist specifically in Grant Applications and sourcing external Sponsorship – both things have proved to be extremely valuable sources of external income for accelerating the Course Improvements.

Thank you again for all of your support over the past eventful year and I look forward to another positive year for Men’s Golf.

Andrew Gordon 

President

Tuross Head Men’s Golf

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Trevor Jones: Easy stableford winner

By |2020-10-12T11:06:25+11:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Well known local golfer and strong club supporter Trevor Jones was the clear winner of the Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf, Saturday October 10, stableford competition with a score of 41 points.

Matt Jones filled second place with a score of 39 points followed by Stephen Swanbury with 38 points.

Paul Pereira, 37 stableford points and Russell Taylor, also scoring 37 points were the remaining award winners.

Highlight of the day was a hole in one on the 15th hole by Colin Houghton.

Recent coring of the course greens and fairway maintenance and improvements around the club facility has resulted in increased fields in the weekly competitions.

Thursday’s stableford medley event was won by Rick Brake with 38 points ahead of Al Gannon 35 points,

Bruce Martin and Allan Langfford, who both had rounds of 34. David Schmid finished with 33 points.

The men’s golf AGM was held on Sunday September 11 and a full report will soon be available on the club

website.

Photo: Tuross golfers Ron Rogers, Nigel Barling, stableford winner Trevor Jones and Michael Coloe.

Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown

 

 

 

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Official Opening: Rob Green Tuross Pro Golf Shop

By |2020-10-13T09:12:17+11:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head men’s golf captain Peter Nikolic welcomed Rob Green, the new golf professional at Tuross, and officially opened the Rob Green Pro shop on Saturday October 3.  Rob operates out of the original golf club building where he will be able to supply all  golfing needs and he will be available for individual or group tuition.

Rob grew up and played most of his early golf in Orange NSW.  He has been a member of the PGA since 1993 and for some time played the professional circuit in Australia.

His first move to the South Coast was to be as Assistant Professional to Ken Gaffney in Narooma in 1995.  He still has fond memories of his time with Ken but in 2001 he took the professional position at Armidale where he stayed for ten years with his wife and two boys.

Rob and his family moved back to Dalmeny in 2011 and he started as Assistant Professional at Moruya, and later, when the Head Professional retired, took over as the Club Professional. By 2019 Rob decided it was time for a change and he gave the club four months notice, giving them plenty of time to find a replacement.  He and his wife then bought their caravan and headed off for “The Trip” as many of the more senior among us do.

Coaching of both new players and experienced golfers to improve their technique has always been rewarding to Rob and will be an important offering at the new shop.  With the more relaxed pace he is also looking forward to spending time helping golfers choose the best equipment for them, taking the time to fit and experiment with the different styles available.

The Pro Shop just above the 6th green will be well stocked with golfing essentials.  Rob expects the shop to initially open four days per week, with more days in the summer and probably less in winter.

Tuross Head men’s golf captain Peter Nikolic and Rob Green.

               Rob Green in new Pro Shop premises.

Copy courtesy: Lance Shadbolt.

Photos: Tony Brown

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Golf Results w.e. Sat. 3 Oct. ’20

By |2020-10-05T13:51:48+11:00October 4th, 2020|Categories: Ladies' Golf, Men's Golf, Uncategorized, Vets Golf|

Ladies – Single Stableford – Tuesday 29 Sept.’20

Player Hcp Points Result
Pauline Nash 28 43 A-1
Annette Manton 31 38 A-2
Gail Rogers 34 39 B-1
Shirley Quinlan 37 36 B-2
Dianne O’Shea 43 42 C-1
Elsa Shearer 41 38 C-2
Leonie Doolan 37 Ball
Ann Ware 35
Samantha Dryden 34
Marilyn Bingham 33
Marie Muriwai 33
Dorothy Madden 32
Jeanette Miller 32
Christine Wratten 32
Gayle McAlpine 31
Margaret Downey 30

 

Vets – Single Stableford – Weds 30 Sept ’20

Name H’cap Score Prize
Julie Barningham 33 31 $40
Peg Nevett 34 28 $35
Paul Pereira 20 26 $30
Ross Hendy 16 26 $20
Annette Manton 24 ball
Dorothy Madden 24
Jeanette Miller 24
Warren Hodder 24
Sandra Hanlon 24
Greg Smith 24
Rob Nash 23
Richard Kelly 23
Margaret Downey 23
Des Jackson 23
Leonie Snodgrass 22
Enid Besant-Ryan 22
Don Russell 22
Blaise Madden 21
Ian Wratten 21
Noel Downie 21
Ann Ware 21
Richard Wharton 20
Frank Pomfret 20

 

Medley Stableford – Thursday 1 October 2020

Player Hcp Points Prize
Jim Madden 32 42 $40
Richard Wharton 20 42 $30
Steve Johnston 20 39 $25
Elsa Shearer 40 39 $20
Colin Houghton 1 39 $15
Michael Coloe 39 ball
Dorothy Madden 38
Leonie Doolan 38
Paul Medwin 37
Trevor Jones 37
Peter McRae 37
Leonie Snodgrass 36
Joel Hilliard 36
Bruce Martin 36
Graeme Sindel 35
Christine Wratten 35
Paul Israel 35

 

Men’s Stroke Event – Saturday 3 October 2020           including Medal of Medals

Player Place Hcp Net Prize
Brad Doolan A (1) 5 68 $35
Darrell Kildey A(2) 14 69 $25
Paul Ferguson A(3) 12 70 $15
Michael Coloe B(1) 19 63 $35
Bruce Martin B(2) 19 67 $25
Ian Kingston B(3) 20 68 $15
Shane Gschwend C(1) 21 67 $35
Peter Mostyn C(2) 25 67 $25
Michael Gaffey C(3) 36 68 $15
Richard Wharton 68 ball
Peter McRae 68
Trevor Jones 69
Peter Garn 69
Steve Johnston 70
Peter Nikolic 70
Graeme Sindel 70
Bruce Cleeve 70
Ian Lawson 70
Steven O’Shea 71
Ian O’Donnell 71
Lachlan Nordsvan 71
Alan Langford 71
Richard Brake 72
Michael Allen 72
Tony Brown 72
Ian McManus 72
Frank Pomfret 72
Steve Collins 73
Bruce Brawn 73

                   Medal of Medals – Shane Gschwend

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Richard Kelly: Stableford competition winner

By |2020-09-28T15:35:05+10:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Men's Golf, Mixed Golf, Uncategorized|

Tuross Head men’s golf Saturday stableford competition was won by Richard Kelly with a score of 41 points. Steve Johnston returned the same score but was edged out of the winners circle on a countback and had to be satisfied with second placing.

Allen Lee and Reg Apps both finished with 40 stableford points and David Gray, with a score of 38, was awarded the remaining club prize. Balls were awarded down to 32 points.

Tuross men golfers are reminded that the coming Saturday competition is a stroke event, and those players who have qualified as monthly medal winners, will be competing, over three divisions, for the annual  Medal of Medals title.

Thursday’s medley stableford round was won by Paul Medwin with a high 43 points. Dorothy Madden and Graeme Sindel filled second and third placing with 42 points and Graeme Bell and  Richard McDonell with scores of 41 points filled the minor placings.

Photo: Richard Kelly courtesy Tony Brown

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THCC Golf Program October 2020

By |2020-09-17T16:45:08+10:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Golf Events - THCC, Uncategorized|

GOLF RULES

These new restrictions  are now in place:

If you are unwell in any way you are not permitted to participate in any form of golf.

Social Distancing to be obeyed at all times.

2 persons per Golf Cart  allowed.

Entry via Golf Magic is operating at the club house

No touching or removing the flagstick, the holes have a pool

noodle placed in them to stop the ball going to the bottom of the hole.

A temporary rule is in place which reads “If the ball goes

in the hole and bounces off the pool noodle it is to be classed as being holed”.

No swapping of score cards, each player is to mark their own

card and score their playing partner.

Verify each other’s score at the completion of the round.

Only the player’s signature is required on the card.

No shaking hands (or high fiving) during or after your round.

Obey social distancing guidelines.

Golfers  please place your card directly into the

score card boxes located in the clubhouse.

There will be no rakes in the bunkers.

Bunkers will be preferred lies.

You are asked to try and tidy the bunker with your shoe or club.

There will be no NTPs

 Phone 4473 8186 

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Golf Results w.e. Saturday 19 Sep 2020

By |2020-09-22T16:47:19+10:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Ladies' Golf, Men's Golf, Uncategorized, Vets Golf|

Vets – Weds 16 Sept ’20 – Single Stableford

Name H’cap Score Prize
John Cox 27 31 $40
Les Johanson 18 29 $35
Dorothy Madden 20 27 $30
Terry Lunn 25 25 $20
Ted Quinlan 24 $5
Graham Moore 24 $5
Chris Wratten 24 $5
Ross Richardson 23 $5
Paul Coffey 23 $5
Annette Manton 23 $5
Leonie Snodgrass 23 $5
Ray Downey 23 $5
Shirley Quinlan 23 $5
Warren Hodder 21 $5
Allen Lee 21 $5
Frank Pomfret 21 $5
Neal Watson 20 $5

 

Mixed Medley – 17 September 2020

Player Hcp Points Prize
Paul Medwin 24 43 $40
Dorothy Madden 32 42 $30
Graeme Sindel 29 42 $25
Graeme Bell 27 41 $20
Robert McDonell 22 41 $15
Michael Coloe 40 ball
David Schmid 40
Bruce Lidbury 40
Graham Moore 39
Trevor Jones 39
Paul Israel 39
Warren Hodder 39
Richard Brake 39
Brad Doolan 38
Joel Hilliard 39
Nigel Barling 37
Alan Langford 37

 

Men’s Single Stableford – Sat. 19 September 2020

Player Hcp Points Prize
Allan Langford 19 43 $50
Shane Gschwend 21 38 $45
Ross Hendy 28 38 $40
Stephen Walker 12 38 $35
Ian McManus 12 38 $30
David Gray 37 ball
Joel Hilliard 36
Nigel Barling 36
Jim Madden 36
Graeme Sindel 36
Darrell Kildey 35
Ian Lawson 35
Robert McDonell 35
Colin Houghton 35
Steven O’Shea 34
Paul Medwin 34
Martin Booth 34
Ian Manton 33
Steve Swanbury 33
Bruce Lidbury 32
Greg Booth 32
Tony Brown 32
Ian Kingston 32
Paul Israel 32
Leigh Coloe 32
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New Golf Pro Shop Takes Shape

By |2020-10-05T13:10:13+11:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Golf News, Uncategorized|

When Rob Green, a golf professional of considerable experience, approached the Club offering to operate out of Tuross, Andrew Gordon took up the cause.

Having decided that the Men’s Shed meeting room was the ideal place for a pro shop, he and Roger Chappell started negotiations with the Shed.  Many meetings and phone calls later an arrangement was reached.  The Men’s Shed would relinquish the meeting room in exchange for exclusive access to the remaining area under the roof.

To make this possible windows needed to be moved, new doors installed and a wall moved to make the old storeroom into a habitable meeting space. The  Men’s Golf paid for the materials and a group of volunteers from the golfers provided the labour and the expertise. Peter Nikolic, Dave Schmid and Nigel Barling coordinated the tasks and did much of the work.  They picked up a very acceptable glass sliding door form a local renovation job and relocated the existing windows.  Peter Johnson built the new stud wall making the meeting room about 400mm larger and Peter Hogan did the electrical work.  Warren Hodder helped out with painting and plastering.

Everyone who visits the new Pro Shop will be impressed by the first class amenity created for just over $1000.  Rob Green has fitted out the interior and is in the process of stocking the shop.

Rob plans to open the shop in the next couple of weeks.  As well as lessons, Rob aims to sell clothing, clubs, shoes and golfing supplies.  He is very happy that under the arrangement at Tuross he will have more time to spend with individuals fitting and selecting items to suit their needs.  He also will offer repairs for those who need them.

Rob can be contacted at: Phone 0423 097 642 or  email: [email protected]

PGA Pro Shop operator Rob Green with Andrew Gordon, Nigel Barling, David Schmid and Peter Nikolic.

Men’s golf president Andrew Gordon and Peter Nikolic.

David Schmid and Nigel Barling.

Article and photos: Courtesy Lance Shadbolt.

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