Dear Fellow Members

There appears to be varying opinions among members as to what can or cannot happen regarding playing golf at our Club in these current circumstances.

Please see above the map that details the problem zone we are all contending with. Please note this area of concern includes Wollongong and Shellharbour.

In order to keep our members as safe as we are able, we have a Covid Safe Plan which requests that any members who travel into this zone above go into 14 days quarantine at home when returning from this RED area and preferably get a negative covid test before returning to the club. This seems a good idea for your own safety and your fellow members.

Please accept this is an attempt to keep all members safe and we cannot make exceptions for any individual’s particular circumstances.

We will not allow golfers who travel from the RED zone in the map to play golf at our club until this current lockdown is over. Using exercise as a reason for traveling outside this zone to play golf is not acceptable to our club.

The safety of our members is paramount. We will review the situation as and when our NSW Government and Golf NSW make changes.

Club President Rob Russell Mobile No 0427 318079

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Dear Fellow Members

For the next period leading up to midnight on the 9th July 2021 the golf course will be MEMBERS ONLY and visiting golfers who reside in the general area south of Shellharbour. These decisions are to keep members as safe as we are able given the seriousness of the recent new Covid strain outbreaks, and will be subject to any changes the NSW Government make before the above date.

Anyone wishing to visit the club from Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Shellharbour will be advised they cannot attend the club.

This is how things will work until midnight on the 9th July 2021.

  1. If you have attended any of the above areas in the last week can you please get tested and not attend the club unless your test is NEGATIVE.

  2. If you feel unwell or have flu like symptoms please do not attend the club and we reccommend you get tested at your nearest Covid Testing Centre.

  3. Enter the Club ONLY from the FRONT ENTRANCE Do NOT use the rear ramped entrance. The rear area is for EXIT ONLY.

  4. Wear a mask while INDOORS at the club The Club will have doors and windows open to improve fresh air circulation within the Club House.

  5. ALL golfers must use the QR SCANNER at the club.This QR Scanner will be available to use in the area within the Pro Shop and area approaching the Pro Shop. If you do not have a smart phone or for some reason you can’t get a signal at the club, please ensure you register yourself with Full Name and Contact Phone Number on our manual system within the Pro Shop.



a. Please do not crowd the bar or WC areas, our cafe will offer sandwiches sausage rolls, pies and takeaway coffee along with takeaway food such as bacon & egg rolls & burgers.

b. You must sit at a table to enjoy your drink/food within the clubhouse. Please do not rearrange the table layouts as provided in the club house or balcony. Encourage others to comply in a friendly manner.

c. Please return your used glasses, bottles and plates to the appointed area at the bar and replace your chairs in the position you found them leaving your tables clean and tidy for the next user. Cleaning materials are at the bar and can be requested when needed. Going the extra mile would be so much appreciated.

d. Do not share drinks and food.

  1. GOLF For the time being there are no recommended changes to the playing of golf apart from playing restrictions mentioned above.


a. Please use EFTPOS for payment in Pro Shop, Bar or Cafe areas. We are being encouraged to use less cash wherever possible to eliminate handling. In particular COINS can create dirty hands and the bar staff are having to sanitise their hands frequently.

b. Please use the hand sanitisers at entry to the club and within the club house areas. Any questions or queries I’ll be happy to answer them. Currently best to contact me via my mobile number below or email

Club President Rob Russell Mobile No 0427 318079

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Attendance: Rob Russell, Marilyn Schott, Greg Montgomery , Rob Willdig, Connie Parrish, Phil Behan, Alan Davies, John Clawley, Greg Collins, Colin Parrish, Mark Henning, Noel Kesby, Charlie & Irene Swyer, Kevin Huckel, David Cawthorn, David Lamb, Ian Asbury, John Ditton, Cec Montgomery, Ed Szczepanowski, Peter McFadden, Steve Hancock, John Cummins, Ed Stauber, Geoff Collins, Bob Bishop, Christine Russell, Ron Thomas.

Apologies: D Brawn, Jo Webber, Peta Griffin.
Visitor: David Murphy ( Booth & Co Accountants)

Seating arrangements were limited with booking imperative, and all seating was laid out to keep 1.5m metre social distancing.

President Rob Russell opened the meeting and thanked everyone for attending.

Before the meeting formally started, Rob Russell asked everyone to stand and reflect in silence giving thought to the sad recent passing of member and great stalwart of the club Colin Waller who will be sadly missed at the Club and in the Shoalhaven business community in general.

All attendees had been provided with a brochure covering the presentation content. Rob Russell presented his report using the content of the brochure as the basis for his talk using a projected power point presentation. The activities of 2020 and the plans for 2021 were the highlights of the presentation with a huge thank you to the volunteer base of the Club, without whom the club could not function. There were special thanks to various individuals within the Club for their hard work.

Marilyn Schott our Treasurer took to the floor and ran through her report on 2020. Marilyn spoke about the financial results of 2020 which she felt were excellent given the struggle with Covid. Government assistance had helped, early on, with Jobkeeper and PAYG rebates. Lack of access to the club for members until early October 2020 had affected bar and food sales, but overall, the figures showed improved cash holdings for the Club. Marilyn explained where particular expenditure had occurred throughout the year on the course and in the Clubhouse. Marilyn thanked a number of people who had helped her throughout 2020 and pointed out that we were now a 1 million dollar turnover club, which is quite a growth and makes the Club a serious business.

Rob Russell returned to the floor and explained the changes to Directors and why there was no need for voting.

Alan Davies, Robert Willdig, Connie Parrish and John Clawley had resigned.

John Clawley had been nominated for Honorary Club Secretary, and as the sole nominee, was duly appointed. Alan Davies will continue to deal with Club Memberships and assist with WHS matters in a non-Board capacity.

John Ditton, Ed Stauber and Peter McFadden had all been nominated to fill the Board vacancies and they all bring long careers in business management to the Board and were duly appointed. All 3 were asked to stand so all attendees would be aware of who all 3 were.

Rob Russell asked David Cawthorn to address the meeting in relation to proposing David Lamb becoming an Honorary Life Member of the club. The proposal had been seconded by Ian King who unfortunately was unable to attend the meeting. David Cawthorn gave everyone a brief history of David Lamb’s work at the club and given David Lamb was member number 1 showed he had been there from day one. It was put to the floor the proposal be accepted and asked for the floor to accept the nomination. There was a unanimous acceptance by all present. David Lamb was now, therefore, an Honorary Life Member of Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club he had helped set up in 1981, followed by years of initial efforts through to the club becoming an18 hole golf club in 2012.

Rob Russell asked were there any questions from the floor.

• John Cummins raised his concerns about the condition of some of the bunkers during play now that the rakes have been returned to use. Rob Russell suggested the Club Captain might address the matter of raking bunkers in his next Club Captain’s report.

• Bob Bishop asked was the introduction of the new sand in the bunkers to continue on a regular basis and Rob Russell confirmed that was the plan.

Rob Russell thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.

Minutes by Honorary Secretary

Meeting was closed at 8.20 pm

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Friday 27 November, 9am - 2pm

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Better late than never, our annual Open tournament sponsored by the good folk at Macey Insurance was held last weekend. Usually this event is held in the last week of May however due to Covid we had to delay until the slightly windier month of November which caused a few headaches for some players.

Once again we must say a big thankyou to Brendan Goddard and the Team at Macey Insurance. Macey’s has been the naming sponsor of this event since its inception in 2012 and we again thank them for their continued support. Whilst we are thanking sponsors, the team at Titleist have also been on board as prize suppliers and sponsors since the event’s inception and we also thank them for their efforts.

Onto the players of the day and we had 117 people from many clubs in and around the district. We also had a group of 28 players from our reciprocal club The Coast in Little Bay and to all of the guys who travelled to our course we thank you for your efforts.

Scoring was tough on the day and in the scratch event the overall winner with a great score of 70 was Troy Monie from Shoalhaven Ex Services Golf Club. Troy edged out last years winner Colin Mitchell from Links Shell Cove by a shot which was agonising for Colin as he made a disappointing double bogey 7 on the last hole ! The A grade Scratch winner was Nathan Whiteman from Links Shell Cove with a 74 whilst Anthony Elwaw from Gerringong took out B Grade with 85 and Brett Herron from the Heads won C grade with 94.

Runner up A grade scratch with a score of 75 was Alan Davison from the Links Shell Cove. In B grade it was Charlie Swyer from the Heads with 87 and Warren Hogan from the Coast was runner up in C Grade on a countback after shooting 98.

Onto the Net events and the Overall winner with a score of 67 was Doug Turnball from the Coast. He edged out his fellow club member Dominic Romeo by a shot. The A Grade Net winner was Bruce Brownlow from Kiama with a score of 68. In B Grade it was Andrew King from the Coast with a score of 68 on a countback and in C Grade it was Bill Whittlam from the Coast with a score of 73.

The Net runner ups were in A grade Adrian Smith from Shoalhaven Ex Servos scoring 69. In B grade it was Keith Pepper from the Heads scoring 74 whilst Sergio Pertillo from Strathfield took the prize in C grade with a score of 76.

The Novelty prizes for the day were as follows Ntp 2 Michael White Coast Ntp 6 James Hegarty Links Ntp 8 Ross Rees Heads Ntp 10 Troy Monie Worrigee Ntp 11 Paul Manning Heads Ntp 15 Alan Davison Links Long Drive A GradE Sam Stalgis Heads Long Drive B grade Liam Dale Heads Long Drive C Grade Bill Ryan Heads

Thanks again to everyone who played and helped out on the day. We look forward to seeing you at next years event in May 2021

Happy Golfing

Greg and The Pro Shop Team

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Hello everyone, well we’ve all waited for this day to arrive and The Board is pleased to confirm we will open the clubhouse this Saturday 3rd October 2020.

In order for this to continue we still require more members to volunteer to help, if you are able to assist then can you email Rob Russell on or call him on 0427318079 ………… thank you.

However, due to COVID 19, there are rules we have to follow to keep us all safe and also avoid penalties to your Club for us getting things wrong.

Here is a list of what you will be asked to do and understand in order to use the club bar and food facilities.

There will be a Covid Marshall on a daily basis as we currently do. You must follow the instructions as they are part of our approved opening rules.

Do NOT attend the club for any reason if you feel unwell and please attend the nearest Covid testing clinic in your residential area. This is the advice from NSW HEALTH.

We have set up the internal area of the clubhouse for 32 patrons. You MUST stay seated other than to collect your drink from the bar or collect food from the cafe area. Please use PAYWAVE wherever possible to avoid handling of cash.

Do NOT mingle around the bar area or food area, obtain your personal drink or food then be seated.

Restrict your time at the tables to no more than an hour as fellow golfers will want to use the facility and allows time to clean down the tables/chairs to allow another group to use the room.

Do NOT move any of the chairs and or tables from the position set out in the club.

When not sat at the table ensure you social distance 1.5 metres.

Please use the hand sanitiser provided on entry to the club and when leaving.

Access the club from the entrance adjacent to the pro shop at all times, you CANNOT use the rear doors for access.

If you wish to use the balcony please access via the rear corner door as indicated by the Covid Marshall of the day. The aluminium fire door is NOT to be used.

Regarding food, DO NOT share whatever you have purchased.

We know there are a lot of do’s and don’ts but please understand we have to follow these rules in order to remain open and also remain Covid Safe Club approved by NSW Government.

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To meet the standards you need to use the camera on your smartphone and hover it over the QR Code on the desk in the pro shop or on the lectern outside the pro shop. Your camera will automatically recognise the scanner code and automatically prompt you to click on a link “mgl.lo” shown at the top of the screen. You click on that link and answer a few short questions.


The sheet offers you to open your web browser and go to a website link Follow the instructions on the instruction sheet


If you do not have a smart phone you can TEXT INSTEAD. Follow the instructions on the instruction sheet. This is the better option if your phone is not a smartphone.

This is NOT a one off exercise, you will need to do this every time you attend the club as the Covid 19 Rules state we must be able to provide a DAILY list of attendees.

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Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club

Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 21st July 2020 @ 7.10pm

Attendance: Rob Russell, Marilyn Schott, Greg Montgomery , Rob Willdig, Connie Parrish, Phil Behan, Alan Davies, John Clawley, Greg Collins, Colin Parrish, Peta Griffin, Mark Henning, Harry Delany, Glenn Askew, Peter Badman, Noel Kesby, Charlie & Irene Swyer, Keenan Hobbs & Chad Casinelli, Garry Hoare, David Wilson, Brian & Lorraine Rowe, Robbie Chapman, Col Waller, Margaret Hyland, Graeme Murphy, Kevin Huckel, David Cawthorn.

Apologies: Gordon and Faye Howes, Jean Huckel, Carolyn Robinson, Geoff Collins, Amanda McFeeters, Terry Simister, Pat Herrick, Ian & Val King.

Visitor: Lachlan Till ( Booth & Co Accountants)

Seating arrangements were limited, and all seating was laid out to keep the 1.5m metre social distancing.

President Rob Russell opened the meeting and thanked everyone for attending.

Before the meeting formally started Rob Russell asked everyone to stand and reflect for a few moments on those members who passed away since the last AGM.

Rob Russell explained to all attendees why the meeting had been delayed from last April so whilst we had posted all the usual reports on the website in April, we were unable, due to Covid 19 restrictions, to hold the meeting at the club in the usual way.

All attendees had been provided with a hard copy of the presentation notes. Rob Russell presented his report per his hard copy notes summarising short/long term Club objectives over many aspects of the Club. He also covered the noteworthy projects undertaken and noteworthy aspects in the 2019 period. He then ran through a few changes in sponsors in 2019 together with a big thank you to the volunteer base of the Club. There were special thanks to various individuals within the Club for their hard work.

Marilyn Schott our Treasurer then took to the floor and ran through her report on 2019 as well as pointing out a few matters related to 2020 which in 2019 would not have been anticipated. Marilyn Schott spoke about the financial result of 2019 which she felt were reasonable and had improved the cash holdings of the Club. She then explained where cash had been used throughout the year on the course and in the Clubhouse. Marilyn then thanked a number of people who had helped with their efforts throughout 2019 and pointed out we were now just short of a 1 million dollar turnover; which is quite a growth and makes the Club a serious size business. Marilyn ran through what we have budgeted for in 2020 and also how the recent Covid 19 pandemic issues had affected the club and how Government assistance had helped with Jobkeeper and PAYG rebates.

Our Treasurer then asked the floor for the Financial Accounts for 2019 to be accepted and David Cawthorn moved acceptance and John Crawley seconded.

Rob Russell returned to the floor and explained the changes to Directors and why there was no need for voting.

Geoff Collins (Club Captain) & Lee Maddinson had both resigned and due to the fact Marilyn Schott was only able to serve one year due to the Triennial Rule there were 3 vacancies which were advertised.

The Honorary Secretary had only received 3 nominees as follows:-

Phillip Behan had applied for the Captain/Director’s role John Crawley had applied for the Director role. Marilyn Schott had applied for the Treasurer role.

Given there were only the 3 applicants the Board decided to accept the applications and the above joined the Board, and there was no reason to vote with only one applicant per position. Each of the individuals stood up so everyone who attended knew who they were. John Clawley said he looked forwarded to serving the club and Phillip Behan thanked Geoff Collins for all his hard work within his Captain’s period and that he hoped he would do as well as Geoff Collins had done before him.

Any questions was put the floor regarding 2019 and 2020 up the current day.

Greg Collins advised everyone that on average 125 players took to the course each day was which was excellent and a big improvement on previous years. He also advised that green fees were currently up 38% on last year. Given the current circumstances that was good news to all in the room.

Kevin Huckel queried why lady golf membership numbers were dropping and wondered if there was any particular reason. Rob Russell advised that the Board were aware of the statistic and would be working with the ladies’ committee to try and improve those figures.

Rob Russell said that the Club’s priority was golf and the Board hoped that when we were confident we could work safely within Covid-19 Government guidelines we would open the bar/clubhouse as soon as we were able.

Kevin Huckel gave thanks to the Board for their excellent work in keeping the club going, keeping the members as safe as they were able to and also ensuring the finances were managed well.

Rob Russell thanked everyone again for attending and closed the meeting.

Minutes by Honorary Secretary

Meeting was closed at 8.10 pm


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Fellow Members, the last week or so has been a stark reminder this pandemic is far from over and how quickly a few bad decisions can affect the population and it’s back to lock downs. We must all stay alert, keep good practices and not rush into anything which deviates away from the need to take care with hygiene and social distancing protocols.

I feel we need to remind members who may have recently travelled into those hotspots within Victoria they must quarantine on return for 14 days. We must trust our members to do this as we cannot be 100% about where members go to, or come back from, on all occasions. We have no choice other than to trust their honesty and commonsense.

The closed borders now mean we will not allow anyone from the Victorian Hotspots to play golf at our club.

We cannot allow or afford for one person to spread this Virus and be the cause of our club shutting down.


Honorary Secretary

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Due to very recent changes to the number of members we can have inside the open area of our Clubhouse we are now able to hold our AGM on the above date.

It will be a seated meeting only and there will be restricted access numbers due to the Coronavirus safety regulations, we must comply with 1.5m social distancing.

For those of you that read the AGM newsletter last April you will have seen we distributed the various reports as below

AGM President’s Report 2019; AGM Treasure’s Report 2019; AGM Hon Sec Report 2019; AGM Captain’s Report 2019; AGM Women’s President Report 2019; AGM Veteran’s President Report 2019; AGM Pro Shop’s Report 2019; and AGM Course Superintendent’s Report 2019.

You may view the reports on the website

Honorary Secretary

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