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.
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
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.
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.
The Women’s Golf Club, sanctioned by the board, has commenced a new fund raising initiative. The aim is to collect and recycle the empty (10c return and earn) bottles and cans which are purchased in the club house.
The ladies collected approximately 100 containers in the first week. The 100 containers along with a member’s home collection were deposited at the recycling depot. There is now $30 in the bank account.
Since the club sells 800 bottles and cans on average per week, there is the potential to raise reasonable funds each year. The potential can only be reached with your support. You may do this by placing your empty 10c return and earn containers in the allocated bin.
You may have noticed a separate yellow recycle bin with a label attached outside the club house main entrance. This is the recycle bin allocated for the Women’s Golf Club fund raising initiative.
Note that the funds raised by the Women’s Golf Club will not only go towards supporting the ladies club but will also contribute to improvements around the clubhouse. Please do your bit, help save the planet, and let the club get the tax back.
Photo above from left Geoff Collins, Tara Mackie, Louise Barnes and Rod Elliott
The results for the Mixed Foursomes event played on Sunday 8 July 2018 are as follows:
Gross Winners: Geoff Collins and Tara Mackie 86, runner up Warwick Merchant and Peta Merchant 87.
Net Winners: Louise Barnes and Rod Elliott 72, runner up Maureen Latimer and Noel Garden 75
The Stoney Creek 3 Ball Golf Classic regional finals were held on Monday 2 July 2018 at Pacific Dunes, Port Stephens. We congratulate The Heads team comprising Kevin Franklin, Garry Hoare and Stuart Harkin who finished second. Unfortunately, only the regional winning teams go into the national final competition.
The 19th Shoalhaven Heads Golf Day Interclub Challenge (three way challenge) between The Heads golf club, Heads Hotel and Bowlo social golf clubs was held today, Sunday 1st July 2018. Each club fielded a strong team. There were 22 players representing the Heads Hotel, and 17 players from each of the other two clubs.
The Heads golf club won the day with a commanding score of 363 Stableford Points. Heads Hotel came in second with 332 Stableford Points, closely followed by the Bowlo with 329 Stableford Points. Geoff Collins won the Bruce Wall Memorial Trophy with 41 Stableford Points.
The Heads golf club has now won 13 interclub challengers and drawn one with the Heads Hotel. The Bowlo has won 4 interclub challenges, closely followed by the Heads Hotel with one win and one draw.
Refer to the Golf Results section opposite for more information.