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Balkwill-Simmons Shield

Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club - Veterans’ won the Balkwill-Simmons Shield today. The Heads went into the return game at Callala Golf Club today with 31 points lead. While Callala clawed back with 319 to 299 points win, Shoalhaven Heads won the shield.

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You’re invited to a wine tasting with a difference.

Hosted by me, Elliott Weston, Senior Personal Wine Advisor at Cellarmasters and my band Welter, Welter Wine and Song – you’ll taste the six finalists in their Red Wine of the Year competition and then listen to some cool tunes from my band Welter.

It’s your chance to put your senses to the test by trying to guess the identity of each wine (they’ll be served ‘blind’ with their labels hidden). Nibbles will be provided as well as a few great prizes.

Tickets are just $25 (fully refundable against any purchase made on the night) so round up a few friends and join us for what’s sure to be an entertaining evening!

Event details

Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club
Date: Friday 20th, September
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Price: $25 (redeemable on purchase)

Be quick – limited to just 40 tickets!

Link is:

Elliott Weston | Personal Wine Adviser since 2005
P. 02 9333 8344 (direct line)
Monday - Friday 10. am - 4.30pm
Instagram. westoesworldofwine

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The NSW 2 Person Ambrose Qualifier was held on Sunday 11 August. There were 78 players competing on a cold blustery day. The winner and runner up men teams, winner mixed and winner women teams go through to the next round.

The next round will be played at Mollymook (Hill Top) Golf Club on 27 October 2019.

Men’s winner: Lloyd and Blygh Herron (63.75)
Men’s runner up: Tom James and Sam Stalgis (64)
Mixed winner: Harry and Pauline Dalany (64.25)
Women’s winner: Leslee Maddinson and Peta griffin (66)

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The Shoalhaven Heads Public School worked tirelessly again this year in organising a very successful Golf Tournament, to raise funds for their school. The school’s goal was to raise $6000 - which could only be reached with the generosity of fantastic sponsors. We therefore would like to acknowledge the sponsors who are:
• Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club
• Heads Golf Shop
• Mountain Side Meats
• Bangalay luxury Villas and Dining
• IGA Berry
• The Heads Hotel
• Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club
• Bailey Bottle Shop
• Holiday Haven
• Coolangatta Estate Winery
• Two Figs Winery
• Blow Bar on Queen
• New Vision Fitness South Coast
• Body Sculpture, Pilates and Massage Therapy
• Pony Clothing Nowra
• Berry Treat Factory
• Paul Hislop - trophies
• Lettuce Inn
• The Body Shop at home

While the amount raised will be made available next week, the school has booked next years golf tournament for Sunday 2 August 2020.

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School Charity Day 2019

The Shoalhaven Heads School Annual Golf Tournament was held on Sunday 4 August at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club. The champions Simon Rudd, Brendon Miller, Eric Boardman and Matt Borg came in with a Nett Ambrose score of 51.5 strokes (gross 59 strokes).

The tournament was another successful community day on the golf course. There were 116 players taking part in the event with many prizes being won.

We are so lucky at Shoalhaven Heads to have a strong community spirit which is well supported by local businesses. All the prizes and meat eaten at breakfast, halfway and lunch were donated by local sponsors.

Full Competition Results are:

Winners: Simon Rudd, Brendon Miller, Eric boardman and Matt Borg;
Runner up: Pete, Justin, Jay and Joe Bellwood;
Third: Liam Dale, Brendon Foster, Liam Dawson and Josh Strong;
NTP men GA handicap: Gary Hoare;
NTP men non-handicap: Joe Bellamy:
NTP women GA handicap: Marilyn Schott;
NTP women non-handicap: Anne Boatswain;
Long Drive men GA handicap: Garry De Banke;
Long Drive men non-handicap: Jay Bellwood;
Long Drive women GA handicap: Tracy Casinelli; and
Long Drive women non-handicap: Anne Boatswain.

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The Top Gun Challenge was held on Sunday 28 July with 33 players taking to the course. The players were divided into two groups. Group One was made with 16 players and Group Two with 17 players.

Group Two commenced play on the second tee while Group One commenced on the third tee. Both groups finished with one player standing after the 17th hole. The player standing in each group played each other down the 18th hole to decide the Top Gun (last player standing).

Top Gun
John Schott is Top Gun 2019 having defeated 15 players in Group One and Nathan Rees, who is the winner of Group Two.

We thank all those who took part in the event and making it a fun and successful day of golf. We also thank the Heads Hotel management team of Lee and Leslee Maddinson for sponsoring this event. The Heads Hotel has continued to sponsor the event since it began.

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Marilyn Schott hit a hole-in-one on the 12th hole at Mollymook Hilltop golf course on Tuesday 30 July 2019. Congratulations Marilyn from all of us at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club.

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2 Person NSW Ambrose Qualifier - Medley 2 Person Ambrose

This fun event will be held at The Heads Golf Club on Sunday 11 August 2019. Tee times are available from 9am - 11am. The championship is open to men, women and mixed pairs.

The championship fees are $25.00 per person which includes lunch.

Each pair must have a minimum combined daily handicap of 8 (eg. if one player’s daily handicap is 4 and the second players daily handicap is 2 - they cannot play together because their combined of 6 is less than 8).

The difference between each player’s daily handicap is limited to 20 strokes (eg. If the lowest daily handicap is 5, their partner must play off no more than a daily handicap of 25). Note that a player with a higher handicap, say 30 strokes, may play off a handicap of 25 in the above example.

Each playing pair’s Ambrose handicap will be ¼ of their combined daily handicap (eg. 5 and 25 in the above example will have a combined Ambrose handicap of 7.5).

Each player must use and record a minimum of 6 tee shots during a round.

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Three teams line up to challenge each other on a cold windy morning. Who will take out the prize this year, the Bowlo, Pub or Golf Club?

Three Way Challenge results are:

First place - Golf Club on 335
Second. - Bowlo on 331
Third. - Head Hotel on 320

women’s winner - Maureen Latimer on 37
Second. - Valdez Schroeder on 33
NTP. - Jeannie Salway

Men’s winner. - Peter Badman on 41
Second. - Bob McDowell on 38
NTP. - Michael Clinch

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Mixed Foursomes (over 18 holes)

The Mixed Foursomes competition was held today with a competitive field of 40 players. Three pairs finished with the best gross score of 81 strokes. The three pairs who finished on a gross 81 stokes are:
• Cheryl and Peter Grinlinton
• Leslee Maddinson and Luke Taylor
• Tara Mackie and Geoff Collins

Since Tara had to leave early, we had a two way play off between Cheryl / Peter Grinlinton, and Lee Maddinson / Luke Taylor. The play off comprised the best score over three holes, the 10th, 11th and 12th holes. As the scores remained tied after the additional three holes, they continued back down the 10th, 11th and 12th holes except this time it was a sudden death, with the winner of the hole taking the prize. Unfortunately, after tying the 10th hole, Luke hit his tee shot over the back of the green and out of bounds on the 11th hole.

We congratulate Cheryl and Peter Grinlinton on their win of the gross prize.

The nett winners are Ed Szczepanowski and Lynne Davis with a nett 71 strokes.

The nett runner up pair are Karl and Valda Schroder with a nett 71.5 strokes.

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