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The Monthly Medal and Medal of Medals 2018 will be contested on Saturday 8 December. The contenders for the Medal of Medals 2018 are listed on the club’s score board, see the photograph above.

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The Vets Presentation Day was held on Thursday 29 November. The presentation commenced with Certificates of Appreciation being presented to Vincentia school pupils and Life Membership being awarded to Lindsay Wellard (club Patron). The following golf competition awards were presented:

  • Harry Delany - Vets Champion 2018
  • Paul Manning - Gross Runner Up A Grade
  • Keith Muller - Net Winner A Grade
  • Paul Hawker - Net Runner Up A Grade

  • Bob McDowell - Champion B Grade

  • Gordon Howes - Gross Runner Up B Grade
  • John Duffy - Net Winner B Grade
  • Ken Miller - Net Runner Up B Grade

  • Alan McDonald - Champion C Grade

  • Charlie Swyer - Gross Runner Up C Grade
  • Ian Adlington - Net Winner C Grade
  • Carl Miller - Net Runner Up C Grade

  • Louise Barnes - Women’s Vets Campion

  • Irene Swyer - Women’s Vets Net Winner

  • Maureen Latimer - Women’s Eclectic Winner

  • Col Murphy - Men’s Eclectic Winner

  • Peter Grinlinton - Match Play L&G Wellard Shield Winner

  • Greg Montgomery - Match Play L&G Wellard Shield Runner Up

  • Trevor Duncan - Patron’s ANZAC Shield Winner

  • Charlie Swyer - Bill Robertson Shield Winner

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The Women’s VW Scramble which is a 4 person Ambrose event was held on Monday 26 November and was won by the Callala team of Audrey Mansfield, Aoauli Carrett, M. Mills and Myrna Barnes with a team score of 59.75 strokes. There were nine teams competing in the scramble. The Shoalhaven Heads ladies have represented our club well by taking out both second and third places. The full results may be seen opposite under “Golf” / “Results”.

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The Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre charity day is a very important day in our golf calendar. We are all touched in some way by cancer which is a hideous disease. The golf club puts a lot of effort into making this charity day as successful as possible.

We thank everyone for participating in the event. We have had a wonderful turn-up this year with player numbers surpassing previous years. The auction alone, which is part of the fun raised $1,675. We thank all participants and sponsors for their generous donations which will go towards buying the very much needed medical equipment for the Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre. The total amount raised this year is just over $12,000.

The Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre expressed how much they appreciate our donation. Last year’s donation went towards a much-needed medical grade oven. The oven is used for moulding head and neck masks, for head and neck cancer patients to ware during radiation treatment.

The hole-in-one Holden car prize was very close to being won this year. Bob Bishop hit the flag but finished a metre or two away. Garry DeBanke’s tee shot rolled past the hole missing it by only a few millimetres which gave Blanch Voysey, the hole-in-one observer, heart flutters. However, the nearest the pin was taken out by Mark Skinner, congratulations Mark and commiserations for not winning the car.

The golf game was a two-person Ambrose. The overall winners are Nicola Ryan (31) and Phil Ryan (9) from Links Shell Cove with a net 59 strokes. The full results for the charity day are shown on our website under the “Golf” / “Results” section.

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The Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre day is almost fully booked. We have about four tee slots open for those who have not already booked. It will be a big exciting day with many prizes on offer.

Contact the Pro-shop on 4448-8683

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We had another great Melbourne Cup day at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club. The event kicked off at 9:00am with 43 players competing in a Four Person Hart Ball Ambrose. The team of Di Knoll, Vicki Askew, Andrew Housden and Tara Mackie took out first prize with a net 59.5 strokes.

The game was quite competitive with the first four places coming within three strokes of each other. Refer to the results section above for the full golf results.

Prior to watching the Melbourne Cup, we relaxed over a lovely lunch which was catered by the Heads Cafe.

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Ian King presents John and Barbara Cummins with a cake to celebrate their fifty first wedding anniversary on Sunday during the Volunteers golf day. John and Barbara, best wishes from all of us.

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The annual Jean Attenborough Plate memorial challenge was held between Shoalhaven Heads women’s golf club and Gerringong women’s golf club. The event is a 2BBB which was won by the Gerringong team of Anne Godfrey and Marcia Lock with 51 Stableford points. Anne and Marcia are shown holding their trophy during the presentation.

The second photo shows the club committees: from left Di Knoll (Captain Heads), Kate Quinn (President Gerringong), Sue Reid (Captain Gerringong) and Tara Mackie (President Heads)

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The volunteers day was well attended and it was good to see them enjoying their nine holes of golf followed by lunch. Keenan Hobbs joined the event to mix with the volunteers and thank them for their valued help around the course. The President, Rob Russell expressed how much the club depends on the volunteers who put in approximately 5,000 hours each year.

Connie Parrish and Gary Miller are the ladies and mens winners of the golf.

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