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July, 2019

Toronto win NSW pennant

Toronto are celebrating the biggest win in the club’s history after they claimed the state masters pennants final in Sydney on Sunday.
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CLUB FIRST: Toronto Golf Club’s winning state masters pennant team after their victory over Cumberland in the final at Pennant Hills on Sunday.

Toronto won a thrilling decider 4-3 over Cumberland at Pennant Hills when No.1 Tim O’Reilly squared the par-three 18thfor a 1-up victory.

Robert Smythe won 5&4, Terry Blomfield fought back from four down after eight holes to win 2&1and Michael Campbell won 5&4.

The other members of the team were Michael Musgrave, Brett Porter and Peter Drinkwater. Wilbur Wrightsonand Jeff Drummond played in the preliminary rounds but not the final.

Captain Paul Campbell also did not play due to a back injury and some mixed recent form, but he could not have been happier and prouder.

“We’re only the third club from Newcastle to win this,” Campbell said on Monday.

“It’s an incredible competition, very prestigious and highly competitive.It’s a fantastic thing to win. It was amazing, very emotional.

“It’s the biggest event we’ve everwon as a club.

“Timmy is the heart and soul of Toronto, and for him to win on the 18thwas a Hollywood finish.

“It is a real credit to our whole team and our supporters and caddies. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever experienced.”

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Newcastle Golf Club will host the 200thedition of the Rankin Cup against Killara this weekend.

The two have contested the biannual event since Archie Rankin was president of both clubs 110 years ago, excluding the war years.

Competitors this weekend will have to use a hickory-shaft driver on the first.

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John Quinn took home Merewether’s Lord Mayor’s Cup on Saturday with a nett score of 69 on a countback from Keith Crawford.

Matt Lister was the scratch winner after shooting a 72.

The club plans to run its Merewether Cup as an NDGA Order of Merit event on October 1 and will stage its Long Tan Trophy on August 20around the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War battle.

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Nelson Bay’s Brett Allman won theOc Colley Cup and B-grade district championship from a field of 113 on his home course on Sunday.

Allman shot 83 to win the B-grade district scratch title. His nett 69 won him the cup, ahead of Muree’s Neville Wilson (70) and Newcastle’s Phil King (72).King (85) was runner-up in the scratch event, and Merewether’s Adam Wren shot 85 in third.

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The NDGAwill hold its annual general meeting on Monday night next week.

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American Jim Furyk became the first player to shoot 58 on the US PGA Tour on Monday, carding a 12-under round at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut.

The 46-year-old, who was already one of six players to card 59 on tour, had one eagle and 10 birdies and, not surprisingly, described it as a “wonderful day”.

Al Geiberger (1977) was the first player to post 59 on the US PGA Tour, followed by Chip Beck (1991), David Duval (1999), Paul Goydos (2010), Stuart Appleby (2010) and Furyk (2013).

“Pretty humbling, to think of all the great players, great names, to be the very lowest and the only person right now [at 58] is pretty special,” Furyk told Golf Channel after finishing fifth at the Travelers Championship.

Hehit all 18 greens in regulation and shoteight-under 27 on the front nine thanks to six birdies and aneagle at the par-four third, where he holed out from 120 metres.

South Coast art festival planning underway

HUBCAP HUNT: Lisa Leyson and Julie Sydenham are on the hunt for old hubcaps to be used as part of a community art project during this year’s Escape ArtFest. Photo: Katrina Condie. THE program for ARTfest 2016 has now been finalised and the festival is less than two months away.
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The event will be running in a number of venues around the Milton and Ulladulla area from September 24-October 8.

This much anticipated event on the region’s cultural calendar is set to impress this year with almost 40 individual exhibitions scheduled around the district.

From first time exhibitors to established and renowned professional artists, “the range of art on display is a testament to the diversity of the area” according to coordinator, Julie Sydenham.

Many of the artists have taken inspiration from this year’s ‘Clash, Bang, Trash’ theme.

Heading up the list will be the Shoalhaven Open Art Prize (SOAP) exhibition to be displayed towards the end of the festival at the Ulladulla Civic Centre.

Milton will be a hot-spot for ARTfest ‘galleries’ with almost half of the exhibitions on display there.

The surrounding areas, from Manyana to Mollymook to South Ulladulla, feature the other exhibitions with a host of art forms to suit every taste.

The festival website has a comprehensive list available as well as the full festival program so that art lovers can begin planning their ARTfest experience now.

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Tension growing on road woes

The region’s political leaders are ramping up pressure on the state government to fund much-needed road upgrades.
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Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell has accused thestate government of only giving“lip service” to road concerns, whilefederal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan haslauncheda petition calling foraction.

Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell.

Mrs Britnell said while in opposition, current Roads Minister Luke Donnellan had labelled the region’s a “safety issue”.

“It is also becoming a financial and economic issue for local businesses and industry. These are vital trucking industry routes. Poor roads are slowing transport movements across the state and increasing vehicle repair costs,” Mr Donnellansaid in a media release in 2012.

Mrs Britnell described Mr Donnellan’s comments as“spot on”.“But for some reason he seems reluctant to act. There was not $1 in the lateststate budget for road repair programs in this electorate,” she said.

“In the 21 months he has been minister why hasn’t Mr Donnellan acted? It just proves that allLabor give this region is lip service.”

Mrs Britnell said recent rain had led to a spike in the number of calls to her office about the condition of roads.

“It’s only going to get worse as we head into August,” shesaid.

“Something needs to be done now, I have written to Roads Minister Luke Donnellan onnumerous occasions and constituents have told me they have done the same.”

Mrs Britnell said the previous Coalition government had budgeted for renewal works on anumber of key local roads, but since the change of government these projects had not gone ahead.

Mr Tehan’s petition is calling on the state government to “invest in roads they’reresponsible for”. He is also continuing his call for the state government to match a $20million federal funding pledge.

“If the state government do the right thing and fund their roads, we could see $80 million immediately dedicated to these key freight routes in south-west Victoria,” Mr Tehan said.

“I’ve started a petition calling on the Victorian government to invest in the roads that they’re responsible for.”

Mrs Britnell has echoedMr Tehan’s call.

“I urge Minister Donnellan to match that commitment, It won’t solve all the problems, but $40million will be a solid start,” she said.

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Time to give light rail a go

Light rail through the Wollongong CBD could benefit the city,according to a tourist consultant Matt Davidson.
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Mr Davidson echoed the comments of University of Wollongong transport expert Philip Laird in saying light rail should be something the city started thinking about.

Dr Laird suggested a light rail line from Wollongong station to the entertainment centre, with possible later additions linking in the hospital and university.

“It’s only an idea but what I’m saying is it shouldn’t justbe ignored, it should be looked at,” Dr Laird said.

Mr Davidson is also a former chair of Tourism Wollongong. In his time in that role, there was a study into a gondola from Mt Keira down to the University of Wollongong and Stuart Park.

The idea of light rail was touched on as a way to connect this to the rest of the city –and also make it easier to get around the CBDwhich he said was especially difficult for east-west traffic.

It would also provide a way of linking existing transport infrastructure to the places people want to go.

“We’ve got an issue where our heavy rail, our train station, is more than a kilometre away from the foreshore,” Mr Davidson said.

“Wollongong doesn’t seem to be a city where we say‘let’s jump on atrain and go to Wollongong’because it’s too damned far to walk from the train station toanywhere good.

“The harbour is about a 20-minutewalk.”

He said it could also provide a further boost for growth in the city,citing the light rail network on the Gold Coast and “pockets of development” that spring up at every rail stop.

Mr Davidson said it was “absolutely” worth having a conversation about the use of light rail in the city and neighbouringsuburbs.

“I wouldn’tprofess to having all the answers but wehave a tendency in this cityto write things off beforewe’ve started,” he said.

“We can’t be a city like that. Citiesthe size of Wollongongall over the world are doing light rail or at leastthinking about it. Why aren’t we thinking about it?”

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Goulburn jail locked down: Contraband uncovered in electrical panels

Goulburn Correctional Centre was locked down on Friday after contraband was found during a targeted cell search.
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The search was undertaken in the minimum security part of the prison, outside the secure perimeter.

The contraband was concealed behind electrical panels.

Prison officers and Special Operations Group personnel conducted the search after receiving special intelligence that inmates were hiding mobile phones and drugs in screwed-down furniture legs and metal wall panels.

Assistant Commissioner Kevin Corcoran praised the hard work and efforts of all the officers involved.

“Our officers at Goulburn have done a terrific job in removing this contraband from their prison,” Mr Corcoran said.

“After receiving intelligence that inmates were unscrewing furniture and other cell infrastructure, our officers conducted this targeted search and did not fail.”

During the search operation, officers assisted by K9 contraband sniffing dogs found items including:

10 mobile phones;10 vials and 21 grams of steroids;4.7 grams of white powder suspected to be drugs; and150 tablets and pills.Officers also found screw drivers a prison-made weapon and homemade implements that allowed the inmates to remove electrical panels to hide contraband.

Four inmates were relocated following the search, which was attended by NSW Police Force officers who assisted with any prosecution matters.

A review of searching procedures will be conducted at the prison to ensure a reduction in contraband.

Information obtained during the operation will be used to strengthen measures taken to keep prisons free of contraband.

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