Our two lucky players that have won their free round of golf for this edition of the newsletter:

Stephanie Grosvenor (I parred a hole, very exciting)

George Grant (enjoyed the course and would like to play again)

Congratulations on your prize of a free round of golf that can be redeemed outside club competition times – please call into the pro-shop to see Stewart and the team to arrange your free game.

The Holden Scramble will be on Friday 2nd September. The last couple of years have been a huge success and this year’s event should be no different. The format is once again a 4 person elimination ambrose and there will be lots of great prizes and a gift for everyone playing on the day. Entry forms are available now in the pro shop, so start organising your team. If you have any questions about the event please ask one of our staff members.

The Handiskins Tournament will be hosted for the 3rd consecutive year in 2016. The event which has been enjoyed by members over the past 3 years has a few new incentives to make this year’s tournament even more exciting. There are more giveaways including wine and a national final at Hamilton Island Resort. Once again participants will combined their best 3 rounds over 5 qualifying days. Players’ scores and their ranking will be listed on the Handiskins website after each round. The top 4 players after Round 5 will participate in a club final skins match for $1200 which is extremely exciting for all. This year’s qualifying rounds will be held on the following dates (weather permitting);

Round 1 – Saturday 20th August

Round 2 – Saturday 27th August

Round 3 – Saturday 3rd September

Round 4 – Saturday 10th September

Round 5 – Saturday 17th September

Club Final (Skins for Top 4) – Saturday 24th September

Huge Shoe Sale

Sick of making excuses for bad golf?

Are you shoes worn out or leaking?

Now is the time to upgrade to a new set of treads!!

Selected Footjoy and Nike Shoes reduced by up to 40%.

Cleveland Wedges 

$139 save $50

  • Get bonus Cooler Bag, Shoe Bag and Pitch Repairer and Hat Clip pack.

Ask us how a specialty wedge can help your game!!

Winter Maintenance Tip

If you don’t need new shoes – consider getting your spikes replaced and you won’t be slipping around on the course.

July/August Grips Deal 

Purchase a set of regrips (12) and only pay for 9.

Sick of making excuses for bad shots??

 Not only are your shoes important, but your grips are the only contact you have on your golf club. 

Fresh grips will allow you to grip more lightly on the club and remove tension which will assist your ball striking and accuracy.

If you are unsure if your grips need replacing or the correct size or type of grip for your hands come see us for advice. 

Also for a limited time Ladies Grips are on Sale from only $5.

Maxfli Cart Bags only $79 save 20%

Winter Apparel Sale Rack – Check out our RACK!!!!


Golf Tip

Golf Tip

By Head Professional – Stewart Hardiman

Routine, Rhythm & Balance

I’m often asked, what should I focus on when on the golf course?

My answer is always the same, Routines, Rhythm and Balance. I don’t like golfers thinking about technique too much on the course. I prefer to focus on my rhythm and balance which encourages me to think of my swing as a whole motion, rather than a combination of different positions. These technical thoughts should be left for the practice fairway.

I encourage every golfer to develop a routine for all their shots. Routines will vary slightly from full swings to pitching, chipping and putting, but all will be a series of consistent steps to get yourself into a position to execute the shot at hand. This will allow you to be focused on the process and increase your chances of a good result.

A good routine will always include a practise swing before addressing the ball. This is the perfect time to develop a good feel for the swing, pitch, chip or putt as a whole motion with good rhythm and balance. I believe most poor shots are a result of these two abilities being non-existent. When you’re playing next try to focus on a nice smooth rhythm and a balanced finish position during your practice swing and then try to repeat this when hitting your shot. For full shots this will result with you finishing balanced on your front leg, belly facing the target and your back heel of the ground, like Ben Hogan in the 1950 U.S.Open at Merion.

If you need help with any areas of your game, please contact either Paul or myself. We are more than happy to help you improve your game.

The Biggest Loser Competition was contested by 6 Hurstville Golf Club members from the 16th April to 30th June. The purpose of the event was to enable the participants to unlimited golf lessons for a 10 week period and see who could lower their handicap by the greatest nett margin. I had the pleasure of teaching Jeff, Simon, Tim and Janette who all improved their skill level during the competition. Paul instructed Jim and Garry who also improved numerous parts of their game.

Our winner was Simon Flack who started on a handicap of 27.2 and reduced it to 25.3 for a nett difference of 6.98%. For his efforts, Simon’s membership fees of $275 are being paid by BlueFit Golf. Congratulations Simon on a fantastic effort.

A good field of 104 Ladies from Hurstville, Cronulla, Woolooware, Kareela, Bexley and Beverley Park Golf Clubs laughed and smiled their way through the damp and gloomy conditions Mother Nature delivered in support of Ovarian Cancer.

Marilyn Holdsworth was a Lady Member of Hurstville Golf Club who passed away early this year after a long battle with Cancer. Marilyn was one of the founding Lady Members of Hurstville and was very active as a Liaison Officer for the Hurstville Lady Members and will be greatly missed by all.

I was happy to be involved for a great cause and was asked to “Drive for a Donation” off our 1st Tee in lieu of a Gold Coin donation. I trust my tee shots assisted in a small and fun way to assist the day.

The Charity Auction and Lunch was hosted by Sue Eller (HGC Member) at the end of proceedings was a huge success with $7300 raised for Ovarian Cancer. Sue would like to thank HGC for their donation, Bluefit and Hurstville Council for use of the Golf Course and all the Ladies who donated their time and efforts for the day.

Part of the funds raised from the auction have been able to purchase a Memorial bench for Marilyn which will be displayed on the golf course soon and will be a nice way to reflect on Marilyn.

Paul Skinner