The Heads V Gold Creek Challenge 2018

The second round of The Heads versus Gold Creek Challenge will take place on Saturday 1st December 2018. This is our return trip to Gold Creek gold club and we take a strong 21 points lead into the second round. We will be playing in pairs from 10:20am tee off times.

As we are travelling in numerous cars, we will meet at Nerriga Pub at 7:30am for a full cooked brekky. The brekky is included in the price of the trip.

A social game is arranged for Sunday 2nd December from 9:30am onwards. We will travel home after the Sunday game.

Our accommodation is twin share at the Quality Hotel Dixon. The hotel caters for everyone’s needs with a massive club attached to the accommodation. The club has several bars, a restaurant/café and stays open until the early hours of the morning. There are also several restaurants within a walking distance of the club. Brekky on Sunday will be in the club’s café.

The cost of the trip is $240 per person which includes 2 games of golf, carts, prizes, accommodation, two breakfasts and fuel money for those driving. I think that this is fantastic value.

This offer is open to all male members of The Heads golf club and the first 24 people to pay their money will be guaranteed a spot. If we need to extend to 28 players, we can do so however we will see how things pan out.

I have set up a separate bank account for this trip and people can pay directly into it or they can pay by credit card or cash in the pro shop. Payment by Direct Debit is preferred.

Account Details BSB 012 787 Account 398713456

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Greg Collins

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All ladies are invited to attend a charity day in support of the Parkinson’s Nurses. The event is being run by the Shoalhaven Heads Women’s Golf Club on Tuesday 4th September. The game will be Irish Fourball (4 player per team) commencing at 8:30am, shot gun start.

The entry fee is $30 which includes lunch or if you are coming to the lunch only the fee is $20. There are many prizes to be won and loads of fun to be had on the course, and in the club during lunch.

Please make your booking through the Pro Shop on (02) 4448 8683.

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Marie Miller successfully fought off all opponents to win the Women’s Match Play event. Congratulations Marie, well done you are the Match Play champion 2018.

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Maggie Paton’s farewell dinner was held on 17 August 2018. Seventy friends of Maggie attend the dinner. The strong attendance, along with the accolades heaped on her during the speeches, shows how much Maggie is appreciated at the golf club and will be missed. Maggie has been a valuable member of the golf club for 15 years and is now moving to Perth. In her time at the golf club she has been a Board member, Ladies Committee member, bar roster organiser, bar volunteer and Bushcare volunteer. We will surely miss Maggie’s company and energetic work ethic.

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Congratulations go to David Cawthorn, the Top Gun champion for 2018.

David Cawthorn and David Lamb, playing in the same cart, are the last two standing in Group One as they travell down the 18th hole together. Half way down the 18th, David Cawthorn says “the bastard (David Lamb) was determined right from the first hole to beat me”. The game comes down to the last few putts. David Cawthorn putts first from only two metres to the hole. Surprisingly, he misses two putts taking three to get down (he is shown putting in one of the photos). Even more surprisingly, David Lamb is now putting for the game and also misses two putts, giving the game to David Cawthorn (you can see David’s ball in the photo of David Cawthorn putting).

David Cawthorn now lies down to rest at the back of the 18th green while waiting to play the winner of Group Two for the trophy.

Group Two also has a nail bitting finish. John Grabski’s and Lloyd Herron’s drives deflect off trees in the out-of-bounds to finish back on the fairway. John’s second shot finishes about 120m from the green. While Lloyd hits a controlled slice around the dog leg from approx. 220m out to finish alongside David Cawthorn, who is still resting at the back of the green. Has anyone asked David what was going through his mind when he saw Lloyd’s second shot finish only a few metres from the hole.

The pressure is now on John. With only a short iron shot required to reach the pin at the back of the green, his nerves get the better of him and the ball finds the top lip of the green side bunker. John pitches out of the bunker to the centre of the green, but it is all over with Lloyd securing his birdie putt.

David and Lloyd now go back to the 18th tee to play off for the Top Gun Trophy. Lloyd hits another powerfully long drive, unfortunately it finishes in the right hand fairway bunker. His bunker shot roles around the contour of the fairway ending up out-of-bounds. David is chipping onto the green for four and plays the ball on a very fine line with the green side bunker. A huge sigh from the crowd as his ball runs off into the bunker. David gets up and down from the bunker to take the Trophy.

You will see Lloyd Herron holding up his hole-in-one ball on the 11th hole in one of the photographs. Well done Lloyd, you obviously had a great day on the course finishing with a well earned runner up prize.

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The Shoalhaven Heads School held its annual school fund raising day at The Heads golf club for the first time this year. The whole day was a huge success with the school raising approx. $5,600. The event was jointly run by the school and golf club with the support of many local sponsors.

The event was a Four Person Ambrose and the results are as follows:

Winners: Matt Shirlaw, Otis O’Dwyer, Graeme Abbott and Glenn Flanagan with Net 51.25 strokes

Runner up: Sam and Joel Fletcher, Mark and Dave Rigoni with Net 53 strokes

Third place: S. Higgins, Shane Young, Matt Borg and Darren Marshall with Net 53.5 strokes (countback)

NAGA: Anne Boatswain, Linda Page, Meisha Valentine and Adam with Net 64 strokes (countback)

Nearest the Pin - men: Nick Gallagher (AG handicap) and Andrew Lipman (non-handicap)

Nearest the Pin - ladies: Vikki Askew (AG handicap) and Marla Coleman (non-handicap)

Longest drive - men: Ruddy (AG handicap) and Ryan Hennessy (non-handicap)

Longest drive - ladies: Peta Griffin (AG handicap) and Anne Boatswain (non-handicap)

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Maggie’s Farewell

You are invited to Maggie Paton’s farewell dinner. Maggie has been a valuable member of the golf club for 15 years and is now moving to Perth. In her time at the golf club she has been a Board member, Ladies Committee member, bar roster organiser, bar volunteer and Bushcare volunteer. We will surely miss Maggie’s company and energetic work ethic.

Maggie Paton’s farewell dinner will be held on Friday 17th August 2018

Cost: $30 per person

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm

Bookings can be made at the Pro shop.

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We have our annual Top Gun Shootout challenge coming up on Sunday 12 August 2018, tee off at 9:00 am. Come along and enjoy this fun event. There are places available for competitors or if you just want to watch it’s a great spectacle. For more information and bookings see the Pro-shop PH.4448 8683

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The Women’s golf club thank you for purchasing their cakes and supporting the Aussie farmers. The cake sales raised $500 with the help of some generous donations, including a $200 donation from a club sponsor. The ladies have proudly forwarded $500 to the Buy a Bale and Help Aussie Famers campaign.

The Women’s golf club is raising funds to support the Aussie farmers. You can help the ladies raise funds by purchasing their delicious cakes tomorrow (Vets day 26th July 2018). Cupcakes, small layer cakes, gingerbread and banana bread will be on sale at the Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club.

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The Lee Wellard Shield is played each year between Worrigee and Shoalhaven Heads veteran’s golf clubs. The shield event is played over two rounds, one round at each club. The second round this year was played at Shoalhaven Heads today.

Shoalhaven Heads finished in front and retains the shield.

In the photo above are John Peters representing Worrigee and Brian (Barney) Curren representing Shoalhaven Heads.

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