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Morisset Country Club
Dora St, Morisset, NSW 2264
Tel Club House/Office: 02 4973 1100 || Pro Shop: 02 4973 2455 || Fax: 02 4970 5054

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bowls-formMen’s Bowls
Monday 9.30am Mixed Mufti
Friday 9.30am  Men Only Mufti
Saturday 1.30pm  Mufti

Ladies Bowls
Tuesday 9:30am
Thursday 9:30am

Saturday Social Bowls
1.00pm Barefoot or flat soled shoes. All people wishing to bowl on any day should phone in at least 1/2 hour prior)

President’s Report:
The No.1 green upgrade has finally been decided with Hunter Quality Greens. Spraying will begin this month but play can still continue till major work begins on the 7th of October. The No.2 green will be watered each Wednesday and prepared for play from then till the 21st of December, from which day both greens will be out till the 15th of January. MCC green staff will divert their resources to the No.2 green while Hunter Quality Greens upgrade the No.1 green.Congratulations to Gary Flack for making it into the Rookies finals – he was able to win one of his two matches convincingly but was eliminated in the count off.Congratulations too to the Ladies Club for their excellent running of the Fathers’ Day scroungers, the lunch spread and deserts were well received, but the men were unable to dethrone Lorraine who won the playoff in a close finish.

The “information” Friday meeting was well attended, and the topics discussed included a greens update, our Club history, membership losses both for clubs and the Zone as a whole, membership fees in future, Zone expenses challenged, and also MCC management equity between golf and bowls. Comment was made of other smaller clubs experiencing problems of a similar nature to us.Aloha Bowls is on again and NSW will send 6 teams (pairs) to Hawaii for 5 nights and 6 days for international barefoot bowls. Registrations must be in by 11.9.15 and play offs will be between 10th to 23rd of October. Bowls NSW is offering a 50% reduction to new membership Aloha first year players, this offer ends 1/12/15. Last year three pairs from our zone made the trip.Those on our “get well” list include Norm Roberts, Noel Courtney, Michael Anderson, Max Lindsay, Brian Haines, Alan Vickers and George McClellan: we wish them all a speedy recovery.

David Rolfe
Morisset Men’s Bowls Club

Bowls

hp-image6Morisset Bowling Club welcomes new members. Our telephone number is 02 4973 6241. If unattended please leave a message on our answering machine and we will get back to you if required.

The Club’s championship bowling greens are of National Park couch and are in very good condition and always well maintained.

We cater for social bowlers. Visiting clubs most welcome, and packages can be arranged, such as men’s and women’s social B.B.Q.’s, and twilight bowls.

Roll-ups by arrangement on those days not shown below in the schedule.

Travelling bowlers and non-bowling social clubs catered for.

For general information visit www.bowlscentralcoast.org.au

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Dave’s Golf Shop

David P Stretton
stretton1Dave Stretton is the Head Professional and your local Pro at Morisset Golf Club and has been here since 2005. Dave started off his traineeship at North Ryde Golf Course in Sydney in 1988 under Club Professional Barry Green.

He then took up his first job in Cowra Central West NSW in 1995 where he was the Club Professional for 10 years and was the Chairman of Tourism and Chairman of the famous Japanese Gardens for a period of his time in the west. Whilst at Cowra Golf Club he received the 2004 Country Pro Am of the year award and made a name for himself as a great golf event organiser.

stretton2In 2005, Dave moved to Morisset in search of a new challenge and to further his career in professional golf. Not long after, Dave was elected to the NSW PGA Divisional Committee in 2007 and was a key member for 9 years, 6 of them being as the state’s chairman. In 2015, Dave was elected as a director on the Australian PGA’s National Board. With a focus to look after his peers and make sure they have a voice in the future of professional golf in Australia.

“The club professional is the front door to all golf clubs. They are normally the first person you meet and first impressions last”

In 2007, Dave won the Club Professional of the Year Award and has been nominated by his club 10 out of the 11 years he has served here at Morisset Golf Club. Dave is very proud to be part of a great team that coordinates and stages the annual MCCL Pro Am which won best regional pro am in 2011 and always strives to be one of the best in the country.

He is dedicated to providing golfers with as many opportunities to play golf as possible and is the major organiser of Dave’s Golf Tours, which has been actively running for 2 years. Having been to some of the most beautiful destinations including; Barnbougle (Tasmania), Gold Coast (Queensland), and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. His goal is to take members and all keen golfers to Australia’s best golfing destinations and give them an experience both on and off the course they will never forget.

Dave is 47 has been a PGA member for 26 years & has 3 beautiful children,  Hannah , Lewis and Nicholas and has a loving partner in Danielle.

Dave is our club professional.

Dave Van-Raalte
van-raalte1Dave Van-Raalte began his traineeship at Maitland in 1988 and finished at Muree Golf Club, coming to Morisset Golf Club in 2006.

As Assistant Professional at Dave’s Golf Shop, Dave has bought a knack for learning with him, where his dedication and active involvement in teaching is one of his strongest pursuits.

He actively involves himself in the organisation and running of weekly Ladies and Junior clinics that enable people to refine their golfing skills and learn the tricks of the trade.

van-raalte2His craftsmanship in club repairs and re-grips is of an exceptional value to Dave’s Golf Shop. For quick, professional and quality repairs and golf club advice Dave is of great service to you.

Dave has been an active Pro-Am player for over 20 years and has won numerous events, including the National Order of Merit. His commitment to the game has enabled him to compete in golfing tournaments around Australia at the highest level. To this day he continues to compete in major golfing events, exhibiting his passion and love for the game of golf. His skill and passion for the game took him to compete at the Professionals Championship in Hamilton Island in 2015.

Hannah Stretton
Hannah’s position at Dave’s Golf Shop is ahannah2s our shop assistant and social club coordinator.

Hannah began working at Dave’s Golf Shop in 2013 as a part time job whilst at school. Which has now become her part time job in between university lectures and assessments, where she is studying to become a journalist.

As our youngest member of staff, Hannah has helped to bring a tech-savvy approach to Dave’s Golf Shop – writing, organising, editing and filming content to be put in the monthly newsletter whilst managing our social media content.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for Dave’s newsletter or want to make a social club booking, Hannah is your girl.

Zach Churcher
churcherZach is one of the newest additions to Dave’s Golf Shop, joining us in his second year of his PGA traineeship.

His passion for golf began at a young age, being inspired to play by his father Mark Churcher who is also a PGA member at Kooindah Waters Golf Club.

Zach’s active involvement in the game of golf is of commendable credit, having been awarded a playing scholarship as an amateur golfer and is showing promise in several Trainee golf matches – having won the Springs Golf Club Trainee Match.

Despite only being with us for a short while, Zach has proven to be a great additional member to staff. Offering his skill and golfing expertise to help out around the shop and assist in any queries our golfers have.

Zach’s plans for the future is to inspire other people; young and old, to become actively involved in golf and to encourage more people to go out and give it a go. For any golf tips, friendly banter or just a general chat; Zach’s your guy.

Bruce Darby
darbyBruce Darby, affectionately known as Buckets by those who know him well has been a life-long member here at Morisset Golf Club for 33 years.

With a slippery nature and a way with words; he is a great addition to the DGS staff.

Bruce’s constant love and support of golf and Morisset Golf Club is exhibited through involvement in club events and assistance around the Pro Shop.

Has been a great assisting member of Dave’s Golf Shop for 11 years, and has established himself in high regard with all Social clubs that visit our lovely course.

Morisset would not be the same without our Bruce.

Glenn Gardner
gardnerAt Morisset Golf Club we pride ourselves on our relationship with our members, therefore we have enlisted the help of our valued golf members in our Pro Shop.

Glenn has been a member here at Morisset Golf Club for nearly 21 years and every Sunday he assists with social clubs to ensure hospitable service and punctuality.

Glenn actively assists in the Pro Shop and works alongside Hannah Stretton to communicate with social clubs and ensure all bookings are confirmed and frequently checked.

Glenn is a past Club Captain and is held in high regard with all our members.

Playing Fees

GOLF PLAYING FEES  2014-2015
Category Fee Category Fee
Member Social $6 Members Competition $16
Visiting Member Social 18 Holes $27 Visitors Competition $26
Social Player 18 Holes $32 Members Chicken Run $8
Junior Member Social $3 Visitors Chicken Run $14
Junior Social $10 Ladies Tuesday Comp. Member. $16
Visitor 9 Holes $22 Ladies Tuesday Comp. Visitor. $26
Twilight Fees $15 Thursday Comp. Member. $16
Social Clubs $25 Thursday Comp. Visitor. $26

Junior Golf

Junior Clinics
1st-teeDGS Junior Beginner Clinics are held here at Morisset Country Club on Fridays from 4-5pm during school terms. Cost is $8 per week or $60 for a term.

Each week the clinic will consist of either a lesson or playing on the course. During Lessons, both of our PGA Professionals are on hand to go through the basics with each child individually through the hour. Every second week the juniors go out in groups with parents and helpers to play a couple of holes.

Children from 7-17yrs are welcome.

We encourage juniors to bring clubs if they have their own, otherwise there will be clubs they can borrow.

Part of the etiquette of golf is abiding by the local dress code. At Morisset, this

includes collared shirts, enclosed shoes and dress shorts. (No track pants)

Golf in Schools

Golf is a rewarding sport and a great way to teach kids self-discipline, etiquette and new skills both on and off the course. Dave’s Golf Shop at Morisset Country Club provides juniors with support and tuition in a friendly atmosphere through junior clinics.

Our PGA credited Golf Professionals offer quality tutoring and teach everything from basic golf technique to rules and etiquette when playing on the course. This is a great way to keep kids entertained and get them outdoors to learn new skills.

Does this interest your school? Why not organise a group clinic or visit our club for sport?

Junior Development Squad
The Morisset Junior Development Squad is a selection of juniors who have shown dedication and potential throughout junior clinics and members competitions. The development squad aids to ensure juniors are given the correct advice in order to improve and encourage their practice and playing routines for the future.

The Squad attends Training Sessions every Wednesday with Head Professional David Stretton. Most of the juniors go on to represent Morisset during the pennant season. For more information, please call the 02 4973 2455.

Social Golf

Social Tee Times

Mon – All Day. Tue – After 12.30pm. Wed – All Day Thu – After 2.30pm. Fri – All Day.

Sat – After 3pm. Sun – After 3pm

Please ring Pro Shop for availability 02 4973 2455

Conditions for Social Golf Clubs

The Social Club must telephone the Pro Shop, (02) 4973 2455 or email the Office at least fourteen (14) days prior to confirm the booking and then seven (7) days to the date to confirm numbers of players.

  • Green Fees will be charged for the number of players booked to play.
  • Green Fees must be paid to the starter, prior to play.
  • Green Fees will be levied in accordance with the table shown previously, the club reserves the right to increase Green Fees without further notice.
  • No Social Club is entitled to start more players than originally booked, unless prior arrangements have been made in writing within seven (7) days.
  • All players must meet our standard dress requirements or they will not be permitted to play. Sports socks must be worn with dress shorts, shirts must have collars, thongs are definately not permitted on the course, shoes must have a heel, boot type footwear are not permitted on the course, clothing to be neat and tidy.
  • Players must hit off the yellow markers (Social) unless prior arrangements have been made, red markers for ladies.
  • Players must adhere to the local rules applying at the time of play.
  • The following course etiquette must be observed at all times:

– to avoid slow play, please walk quickly between shots
– when a ball is lost or hit out of bounds, call the following players through
– please carry a sand bucket (available adjacent to the 1st and 18th tees) and fill divot marks;
– please rake the bunkers after use.

  • Under no circumstances is alcohol to be brought onto the course as it is available at the canteen or club house.
  • Note: We reserve the right to negotiate any clash of date requirements and to refuse any application.
  • Social clubs are expected to play and behave in the same manner as our club members.
  • Members are expected to play each nine holes in no longer than 2 hours and 15 minutes.

We do have a good relationship with Social Clubs and would like to continue; however, Social Clubs whose members behave outside of accepted principles will not be permitted to play again.