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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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We had another great Corporate Day on the golf course this year. The event was very competitive with 22 teams competing for a place. There were great prizes to be won and the team scores were close.

The following prizes were won on the day:

First Place: Dinner for six at Bangalay Villas, shirt, glass & bottle of wine in a basket;

Second Place: Golf shirt, glass & bottle of wine in a basket;

Third Place: $40 Golf Voucher, glass & bottle of wine in a basket; and

Fourth Place: Hat and sleeve of balls.

Bradman: Two bottles of wine and wine cooler

Nearest the Pins: $25 voucher and sleeve of balls

Longest Drive: Bottle of wine and sleeve of balls

RESULTS:

First Place: Badman Painting (54.33), team members: Peter Badman, Ron Murphy, and Geoff Collins

Second Place: DNA Pest Control (54.83), team members: Dean Foley, Andrew Bradley, and Matthew Haig

Third Place: Ray White Berry (56.33), team members: Shane Hilaire, Chris Purnell, and Philip Ross

Forth Place: Flavell Plumbing (56.5), team members: Nathan Flavell, Rick Wheeler, and Neil Shields

Bradman: Integrity Real Estate, team members: Ben Roberts, Corey Hamilton, and Slade Small

Nearest the Pin: Brendan Goddard (2nd), Haydn Chapman (6th), Andrew Lipman (11th), and Gary Teagle (15th)

Longest Drive: Andrew Bradley (A Grade), and Joe Rogers (B Grade)

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We drew our annual raffle on Friday 5th October - the results are:

First place - Trip for two to Mornington Peninsula, (Ticket 2737), Matt Royals (club member)

Second place - Gold membership, (Ticket 225), Dave Hood (Bulli)

Third Place - $500 voucher at Pro shop, (Ticket 3396), Paul Feest (club member)

Fourth place - Dinner for two at Coolangatta Estate, (Ticket 2731), Matt Royals (club member)

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The Ladies Scramble will take place on Monday 26 November 2018. The event is being sponsored by VW for the first time this year. You may wish to mark this event in your diary.

Further information will be published as it becomes available.

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Everyone is invited to participate in the Melbourne Cup golf day. Should be loads of fun both on the golf course and during lunch in the golf club. We hope to see you there.

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Titleist TS2 and TS3 Drivers and Fairway Metals are now available for Fitting and Demonstration in store.

Please talk to Greg for advice on these exciting new releases from the Titleist family.

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The 2018 NSW Open Championship is fast approaching, and as a Golf NSW affiliated club, Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club members may apply for an early bird FREE Season Pass Offer which is available now.

The Championship will again be held at Twin Creeks Golf & Country Club, situated in the beautiful surrounds of the Nepean Valley, just 45 minutes west of the CBD. Spectators enjoy a unique experience, walking the fairways alongside the stars of the PGA Tour of Australasia.

For a limited time only, you can secure a FREE Season Pass, valued at $60.00. A Season Pass entitles you to free entry for all 4 days of the event.

As well as watching some spectacular golf at NSW’s premier event, there’ll be other activities for the whole family to enjoy including longest drive and putting competitions.

FREE parking is available adjacent to the course, with a complimentary shuttle service to the clubhouse.

The link to the ticketing site is: www.nswopen/ticketing

For more information about the 2018 NSW Open Championship, go to www.nswopen.com.

Offer ends on Sunday, October 28th, 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

For all enquiries, contact: Piret Elmassian Marketing Manager Ph: 9505 9105 E-mail: piret.elmassian@golfnsw.org

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This is an extract from the GolfNSW website “www.golfnsw.org”

Australia’s best over 30’s golfers will descend on the Shoalhaven for the NSW Mid-Amateur Golf Championships after Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course was announced as host course for the Championship in 2019. Over 170 players are expected to take part in the 54 hole tournament which will take place from the 28th to 30th April, 2019. The Mid-Amateur is a sought after crown, with the respective champions getting automatic entry into the Men’s and Women’s NSW Open Championships later in the year.

Graeme Phillipson, General Manager of Golf at Golf NSW said, “Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club is an ideal venue to host a championship of significant quality like the Mid-Amateur. “This is a truly national event, and it’s stature is growing by the year. “The links-style course will provide a real challenge to the players. The proximity to the ocean and sea breezes will be a true test of golf.

Mr Phillipson added many of the competitors saw the week as an ideal opportunity to explore the best of what the region had to offer, providing a boost for the local economy. “Many of the players will be here for four or five nights at least. They like to explore the surrounds, and enjoy good food & good wine.”

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Amanda Findley said, “We are delighted to have the NSW Mid-Amateur Golf Championships in the Shoalhaven and welcome the contingent of golfers to our area. “We wish all the competitors well and hope whilst they are not on the course battling it out, they are enjoying the mountains, surf, bushland and the hospitality of the quaint villages of the region.”

Mr Rob Russell, President of Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club said the players will be greeted with a course in great condition and worthy of a championship. “We are thrilled to able to host the NSW Mid-Amateur Championship. The course will be in fantastic condition and the competitors can expect a real test of golf here.”

Reigning champion, Mark Boulton from Phillip Island in Victoria, will defend his title. He will face strong opposition from a host of players from across NSW including former champions Logan Toms from Woolgoolga, Andrew Tharle from the ACT and Mudgee’s Mark Hale, who finished runner-up in this year’s tournament at Bathurst. Locals with a chance to take the title include the Shoalhaven Golf Club Champion Mark Johnston, who is also the course record holder, and the Links Shell Cove’s trio of 2016 NSW Country Champion Anthony Brunero, Danny Nesbitt & Colin Mitchell.

IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS: LAUNCH: Official launch of the 2019 NSW Mid-Amateur Golf Championship was held at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club. Pictured from Left, Mark Johnston Club Champion at the Heads, Graeme Phillipson of Golf NSW, Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Amanda Findlay, and Danny Nesbitt of the Links Shell Cove. Second photograph: from left President of Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club, Rob Russell with Graeme Phillipson and Amanda Findlay.

TEE OFF: Mark Johnston of Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club and Danny Nesbit of Links Shell Cove hit a symbolic Tee shot to launch the 2019 Mid Amateur Championship.

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The Heads women’s golf club held their charity day in support of the Shoalhaven Parkinson’s nurses today. Once again, everyone enjoyed the day both on the course and during lunch in the club house. The game was Irish Four Ball and the team of Greg Montgomery, Col Parrish, Connie Parrish and Brian Rowe took out first prize. See the results section for more information.

There were many prizes won during the day. The women’s golf club thank the Heads Hotel and those members who sponsored many of the prizes.

Since the charity day was postponed in June due to the inclement weather, the number of players booked for the September game were low compared with previous years. In order to make the event successful and worthwhile, the Women’s Committee decided to open the competition to men this year. The Women’s golf club thank the men for participating and making it such a fun and successful day.

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