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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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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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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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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Vets Golf 2 Person Irish Team Stableford

By |2019-11-19T06:54:14+11:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized, Vets Golf|

Fifty six players teed off in this mornings 2 Person Irish Team Stableford event. Winners on the day were Julie Barningham and Warren Hodder with a great team score of 40 points for the 9 holes played. Congratulations to them both. They were followed home by the teams of Tony Crook and Solveig Olsson on 38, Chris and Ian Wratten on 33 and Derek Hoare and Greg Ware on 33, with the former beating the latter on count back.

Balls or chocolates were won by Shirley and Ted Quinlan, Jeanette Miller and Andrew Gordon, and Ross Hendy and Noel Fletcher all on 32, followed by the teams of Ross Davidson and Neil Mather, and Annette and Ian Manton on 31. This week’s infamous Bradman award was taken out by the pairing of Paul Rowe and Greg Thornton, whilst nearest the pins went to Andrew Gordon on both the 4th and 6th holes, and to Annette Manton and Steve Gardner on the 7th. Blaise Madden won the Accuracy drive award on the 5th.

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Vets Golf Stroke and Putts

By |2019-11-19T07:21:01+11:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Mixed Golf, Uncategorized, Vets Golf|

Yet another good field of 66 players teed off for the Stroke and Putts event this morning. Winner on the day was Paul Green with a nett score of 26, nine under handicap. He was followed by Des Jackson on 27, Terry Challender on 29 and Don Russell on 30. Balls or chocolates were won by Steve Collins on 31, Herb Muriwai, Neal Watson, Rob Nash and David Williams on 32, Dorothy Madden, Frank Pomfret, Richard Wharton and Peg Nevett on 33, Ross Macalpine, Rick Brake, Gayle Macalpine and Teri Swanbury on 34, and finally Tim Starr and Dave Munro on 35.

Herb Muriwai took out the putting competition with 11 putts for the 9 holes played, an excellent result. This week’s Bradman award went to Denis Benger whilst nearest the pins were won by Ross Macalpine on the 4th, Steve Gardner on the 6th, and Annette Manton and Dave Munro on the 7th. Steve Collins hit the straightest drive to take out the Accuracy award.

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Vets Golf Stableford

By |2019-10-31T20:33:06+11:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Vets Golf|

Yet another good field of 66 players teed off this morning for our Vets Single Stableford event. Scores on the day were outstanding with no fewer than 20 players breaking handicap. Winner on the day was Terry Lunn with 25 points, beating home in count back order Sandra Hanlon, Greg Thornton and Ian Miller, all on 24. Balls or chocolates went to Ian and Chris Wratten, Terry Challender, Bruce Martin and Ray Downey all on 23, Gayle Macalpine and Noel Downie on 22, Annette Manton, Peg Nevett, Stephen Crossling, Marcel Kors and Gail Rogers all on 20, and finally Ron Hanlon, Steve Swanbury, Jennifer Gray and our visiting golfer Steve Gardner from Queensland on 19.

Noel Flechter was having an off day with the clubs and took home the Bradman award, whilst nearest the pins were won by Lance Shadbolt on the 4th, Bruce Martin on the 6th, and Leonie Snodgrass and Les Johanson on the 7th. Steve Swanbury took out a closely contested Accuracy drive award.

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Vets Golf 2 Person Ambrose & Phyllis Starr Tin Cup

By |2019-10-31T20:36:43+11:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Vets Golf|

With the offer of a free gala day lunch on offer a good field of 64 players registered for the 2 Person Ambrose event, players also vying for the Phyllis Starr “tin cup” . Winners on the day were Peter McRae and Brian Smith with a nett score of 27.5. They beat home the teams of John Cox and Kevin Dukes on 29.25, Bruce Martin and Steve Johnston on 29.75, and husband and wife team Ted and Shirley Quinlan on 31.5.

Balls or chocolates were won by Leonie Snodgrass and Lyn Benger, Ross Hendy and Noel Fletcher, and Steve and Teri Swanbury, all teams with a score of 32.75, Mike Adair and Steve Crossling, and Neil Mather and Bruce Ware on 33.0, and finally Lance Shadbolt and Denis Benger on 33.5.

This week’s infamous Bradman award was won by the husband and wife team of Blaise and Dorothy Madden (not sure if they are still speaking!!), whilst nearest the pins went to John Cox on the 4th, Brian Smith on the 6th, and to Lida Davis (a visitor) and Steve Johnston on the 7th. Sandra Hanlon took out the Accuracy drive.

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Vets Golf Special Par

By |2019-10-16T16:50:04+11:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Mixed Golf, Uncategorized, Vets Golf|

Fifty four players registered for the Special Par event, a game unique to Tuross Vets where a score less than handicap can result in a multiple plus score on any hole. This event typically benefits the higher handicap golfer.

Winner on the day was John Cox with an unbelievable score of +10 for just nine holes, reinforcing the opportunities to benefit from below handicap scores. John was followed home by Margaret Downey on +7, and Derek Hoare on +5 on count back from Colin Fletcher. Balls or chocolates were won by Teri Swanbury, Rick Brake, Peter MacDonald, Tony Crook and Richard Wharton all on +4, and then Greg Smith, Paul Green, Kaye Lunt, Greg Bush, Ann Ware and Herb Muriwai on +3. This week’s infamous Bradman award was a close finish, being taken out by Blaise Madden in a tight finish.

Nearest the pins went to John Cox on the 4th, Greg Smith on the 6th, and to Terti Swanbury and Peter MacDonald on the 7th. Steve Swanbury completed a happy Swanbury morning by taking out the Accuracy drive on the 5th.

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