The Monthly Medal winners for 2019 are listed on the club’s score board.
Darcy Boyd visited Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club recently. Darcy is the 2019 Australian Amateur Medallist at age 21. He is a member of Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club and formally a junior member of Toukley Golf Club.
Darcy joined the regular Wednesday “Muppets” golf group at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club for a round with his mate Jack McDonald an aspiring cricketer. Playing off +2, Darcy scored 44 stableford points which equates to 10 under par. Max Lamond and Ian Bain were privileged to see such an exceptional round which comprised 2 eagles (8th and 17th) and 6 Birdies (4th, 9th, 10th, 12th 14th and 18th).
A couple of highlights include his 7 iron hole-in-one on the 8th, virtually a perfect shot, online and rolled up the green and dropped out of sight. Perhaps his most remarkable and brilliant shot was his 2nd to the par five 18th. His drive was hit by the Nor’easter which pushed the ball right towards the hazard finishing a couple of metres from the boundary and past the right fairway bunker.
He was faced with a shot of 170 metres to the green and 20 metres behind high tress on the dogleg. At 9 under par one would think any lesser player would have played away from the trees and settled for par but not Darcy, he played over the trees and onto the green leaving a 7 metre putt (his longest of the day). He then holed the putt for a final birdie.
Darcy only missed one green which was short on the par 3 second hole. His stats for the game are remarkable, Darcy hit 12 greens in regulation and 5 greens in one under regulation (9th, 12th, 14th, 17th and 18th). This was an exception round and a treat to see. With his attitude to the game and his pleasant demeanour, Darcy has the potential of a great future in the game and we wish him all the best.
Birdies by the Sea
Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club SEAFOOD & PASTA NIGHT Friday 8th November 2019 5.30pm to 8.00pm Bookings Essential ph: 0466 049 650 Tables up to 8 only
• Coconut Prawns with wasabi aioli & charred pineapple salad in a honey citrus dressing.
• Moules Mariniere with cream, garlic, shallots & parsley, served with crusty bread.
• House Made Fish Cakes with a mint, lime & ginger sauce served with avocado rice & a tomato capsicum salsa.
• Basil Pesto Linguine with cherry tomato salad.
• Toasted Ravioli with parmesan & fresh basil & sauce marinare served with baby cos & cucumber salad.
• House Made Lasagne with béchamel sauce & seasonal salad
Tables of up to eight only, please.
The cancer charity golf day was held on Friday 25th October. This is the fifth year that the event has been held and it turned out to be another huge success. We raised $13,000 which exceeds last year by approximately $500. We are proud to hold the cancer charity golf day each year which is an annual event on our golfing calendar.
We thank the many sponsors and players who willingly contributed to this fund-raising event. We especially thank Hyundai, unfortunately no one was successful in scoring a hole-in-one and taking home the Hyundai Kona.
Maryanne Rinks from Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre thanked everyone for organising another fund-raising day. The cancer centre has been opened six years, almost to the day, and performs 6,000 patient services per month. While the centre is providing great core services to the Shoalhaven community, it recently commenced performing new clinical trials.
The radiation therapy section has its first patient undertaking specialised treatment with sophisticated equipment which attacks legions in the brain. This technique reduces the treatment time from serval weeks to just a few days. Hitherto, patients had to go to Sydney for this treatment and the centre is now pleased to be able to offer specialised treatment in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven health district.
The money raised in the year before last went towards purchasing an oven, and that raised last year went toward an Ultrasound machine. The money raised this year may go towards specialised equipment which will be used for the radio therapy treatment mentioned above. When you realise how expensive specialised medical equipment is, you understand how important the funds raised on days like this are to the cancer care centre.
The two person Ambrose golf competition results are:
• Mixed and Overall winning team, Karl and Olivia Fretwell (61.5 net strokes);
• Mens team winner, Phil Behan and Evan Norris (62 net strokes);
• Ladies team winner, Marilyn Schott and Robbie Chapman (68.75 net strokes).
The first Friday night dining experience at Birdies by the Sea was a huge success. The menu comprised a selection of seafood and chicken schnitzel meals. Barbara Franklin was delighted with her bowl of mussels.
We hope to see you on the range to get fitted for Titleist clubs at our Titleist Fitting Day.
A Titleist Product Specialist will join us to:
* Answer your Titleist product questions
* Fit golfers for Titleist metals, irons, or wedges
* TrackMan ball flight monitor
The next Titleist Fitting Day is on Friday 1st November between 9:00am and 3:00pm at Nowra driving range. Ping will also be in attendance.
Please book a time with Shoalhaven Heads Golf Pro-shop on 4448 8683.
Everyone is invited to participate in the Melbourne Cup golf day on Tuesday 5 November 2019. The day should be loads of fun, both on the golf course and during lunch in the golf club.
The event will commence at 9:00am with a 4 Person Hartball Ambrose game of golf. There will be prizes awarded to the following three team categories:
* Women only;
* Men only; and
On conclusion of the golf game, lunch will be served and Melbourne Cup sweeps will be sold through out the day.
The $35 entry fee includes the game of golf and lunch. Please advise any dietary requirements. Booking may be made online through the login portal above, the club house computer kiosk or Pro-shop.
We hope to see you there.
The new Veterans’ Club Committee which was voted in today at the 2019 Annual General Meeting are:
- Greg Montgomery, President;
- David Lamb, Vice President;
- Brian Rowe, Secretary;
- David Wilson, Treasurer;
- Gary Sawyer, Captain;
- Patrick Herrick, Vice Captain;
- Trevor Duncan, Committee Member; and
- Brian Curran, Committee Member.
The club’s new caterer, Louise Collings commenced on Monday 11 September 2019. Louise brings more than 20 years of professional catering experience to our club. Her Heads Kiosk is renowned for its quality food and friendly service.
Louise will continue to manage the Heads Kiosk in conjunction with the club’s café which she has named “Birdies by the Sea”. Her vision of Birdies by the Sea is that it will not only attract more golfers to our club, it will also attract residents and visitors from The Heads village and neighbouring towns.
Birdies by the Sea will be opened for:
- Breakfast between 6:30 am and 10:30 am Wednesday to Sunday;
- Lunch between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm Tuesday to Sunday;
- Dinner between 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm when advertised.
The first Friday night dinner will be held on 11 October. The menu will include a selection of seafood dishes, chicken schnitzel and salads. Please note that booking is essential.
While the menu will start off small it is by no means limited in choice. There is a wide range of sandwiches, Wraps, Rolls, salads, homemade pies and sausage rolls for example. Special dishes will make grand appearances such as:
Roast Mushroom and Asparagus with baby spinach, feta served on toasted sourdough with poached egg and truffle oil; or
Chicken and Lentil Burger with beetroot, carrot, lettuce, hommus and sweet chilli sauce on a toasted wholemeal bun.
Espresso coffee made by a barista is available with homemade scones, muffins, cakes and slices.
Ian Paynter won B Grade in the Eden Open Tournament on the weekend of 14th and 15th Sepember. The tournament was held over two days. Ian played consistently for the two rounds, finishing with a net 68 on both days. Congratulations Ian and thank you for giving our club a wrap during your victory speech.