The following changes have been made to the golf program:
Men’s Foursomes Championship from Sun 7th Oct to 11th Nov
Single Stableford from Sat 15th Dec to 1st Dec
Stroke, Monthly Med. & Medal of Medals from Sat 1st Dec to 8th Dec
2 Ball Agg St’d + singles & hams day from Sat 8th Dec to 15th Dec
SHWGC Charity Day in support of Parkinson’s Nurses 4th September 8:30 shotgun start Irish Fourball $30 per person
Gentlemen, you are invited to play in the Women’s charity day on Tuesday 4th September 2018.
The women usually hold their Charity Day in June but due to the inclement weather this year we have had to postpone it to September. The women’s golf clubs put out their Charity Day flyers early so that the players can choose which club/charity they prefer to support. As a result, it is difficult to persuade visitors to play on a postponed day.
In order to make the event successful and worthwhile, the Committee has decided to open the competition to gentlemen members and friends. Teams will consist of four players and may be either single sex or mixed. As usual there will be various competitions within the game and lunch is included in the price. Should you feel inclined to play a game on Tuesday please contact Felicity on 0431 173 260 or the Pro Shop on 4448 8683 by the end of Saturday. If you don’t have a team, no problem, we will make up teams from individual players. Thanks for your support.
The men’s Foursomes Championship has been postponed and will now take place on Sunday 11th November 2018. The event is played over 27 holes in groups of six players with tee off times between 7:30am and 9:00am.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.