New 3rd TEE

23 12 2015



IMG_5299Beginning of the reconstruction on the 3rd tee. removing and recycling the existing irrigation.

IMG_5305Old retaining wall to be repaired

IMG_5317Posts holes at 1.3m depth

IMG_5330Check those levels…..

IMG_5333Retaining wall going in.

IMG_5336New wall and finish level of New Tee

IMG_5353Laser leveling up to the new retaining wall edge.

IMG_5356Soil leveled, now its time for turf.

IMG_5490Turf layed and Bank re vegetated with natives

IMG_5492First mow on the turf after 10 days.

IMG_5435Rail going in at the rear of the tee.

IMG_5502Second top dressing of sand to ensure tee remains completely level.

Opening soon……..



We’re helping the Kids Celebrate

9 06 2015

It’s a known fact on the Peninsula of the Central Coast of New South Wales, that the School Holiday free kids discos are “the bomb’!. We’ve heard it come from quite a few cool kids and even cooler parents. But wait, there’s more…we’ve improved them.

They’re still free, but for the July and September school holidays we’ve incorporated a magic show into the mix before the disco. The well known Matt Falloon will give his Balloon Show on Wednesday 1 July from 10am to kick us off. We’re definitely looking forward to that one. Never heard of him? Well check him out…he’s placed 1st in Vegas and many other events. He’s amaze balls!

But then again, we’ve improved them one step further! Kids birthday parties are now available for booking for the July and September school holidays. For $11.00 per head each child will receive a meal, drink, ice-cream and activity pack, plus we’ll set your reserved table and decorate it with lollies and party hats. They seem a popular choice so now we’re organising them for you.

If you’d like further information on the parties please phone our Functions Coordinator on 43411866 or email: she’ll definitely set you up for a successful shindig!

So get your kids amongst it this school holidays and don’t miss out on our ever popular, ever improving, ever partying School Holiday Shows and Discos.

School Holiday Shows_July

School Holiday Shows_September


Christine Wenta
Marketing Manager


Lion Co (Tooheys) Introduces Kirin Cider

1 05 2015

This month our partner, Lion Co, better known as Tooheys provides us with their newest in ciders. Kirin Cider is our feature product of the month, both on and off premise.

With the success of a taste test evening on Wednesday 29 April 2015 we introduced Fuji Apple and the newest in the line, Fuji Apple and Pear.

Kirin Cider is now available on and off premise at the Club for a special introductory price.

Want to read more on Kirin Cider, check out this Media Release by Lion Co.

Oh and remember, Everglades Country Club supports the Responsible Service of Alcohol at all times and follows the Drink Wise rules and regulations.

Christine Wenta
Marketing Manager

Vote #evergladescc Your Local Club: People’s Choice Award

14 04 2015

You’ve seen the material, all the Clubs are pumping out their media to ask you to vote for them in the People’s Choice Award for Your Local Club. We’re not different to any of those clubs, except we’re in the top 80. That means only 80 other Club’s are in the same position we are and those Clubs, like us, are asking you to vote us as Your Choice. You can even score yourself a holiday valued at $10,000!

So like every other Club, here is our plea to vote for us. We’ve even provided all the links and material for you to do so:

  • We offer a pristine (and the only) Golf Course on the Peninsula, Central Coast of NSW, Australia.
  • Darren Chivas, our resident Golf Professional and operator of the Everglades Tech Centre is the PGA Golf Professional of the Year for 2015.
  • We donated in excess of $96,000 in 2014 to the the Community via the ClubGrants Scheme.
  • Our Live Shows and Concerts are simply spectacular and our Members and Guests provide the feedback to match.
  • Of course our promotional meals like our Budget Budgets, Lunch8 and UFC Meal Deals are awesome.
  • …and of course there’s plenty of other reasons like our awesome Wedding and Functions Coordinator, our friendly staff, delicious cake and coffee and mega sports wall full of televisions and every sports channel you can imagine.

To vote Everglades Country Club as the People’s Choice Club of the Year please vote via the following links:
Cast your Vote Here: Vote Everglades Country Club #1
You can check out the Information on the Promotion and also gain extra entries into win the holiday. All on that link!

You better hurry though, there’s only 5 more days until voting closes and we can’t wait to see the results!
So really, what have you got to lose! We won’t even know if you vote for us once or a hundred times, so just go for it! You may just score a fantastic holiday!

Keep Voting and Wish us Luck,
Christine Wenta
Marketing Manager

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Darren Chivas: PGA Club Professional of the Year 2015

13 04 2015

Report from: PGA Australia (,-pullen-and-tighe-take-out-major-honours-at-nsw-pga-awards)

Congratulations to our Golf Professional: Darren Chivas

Chivas, Pullen and Tighe take out major honours at NSW PGA Awards

Everglades Country Club Professional, Darren Chivas, Jack Newton Junior Golf coach, Khan Pullen, and 2014 Nanshan NSW PGA winner, Lincoln Tighe, have taken out major honours at this year’s NSW/ACT PGA Awards Evening.


Held at the Royal Sydney Golf Club last week, Chivas won the NSW Club Professional of the Year while Pullen took home the NSW Teaching Professional of the Year award and Tighe, Player of the Year.

Chivas humbly accepted his award acknowledging the support of the golf club and his Pro Shop staff.

“A lot of this belongs to my staff; we’ve got a great team and we always strive to enhance the Pro Shop experience for our members,” said Chivas.

Chivas has been the Head Professional at Everglades Country Club for the past 16 years and has become an integral part of the club working alongside the Board of Directors and Management in providing direction to the club

“We have a great relationship and we are all working together in the best interests of the Club.”

Alex Mercer, a PGA Life Member and one of Australia’s most popular and successful coaches, presented Pullen with his award.

In his acceptance speech Pullen paid homage to a host of PGA Members who had influenced his teaching philosophy, none more so than Mercer who he described as a mentor.

The evening also saw the prestigious NSW tournament awards announced with the IC Firth & Associates Castle Hill Pro-Am and the Ron Crouch Transport Wagga Wagga Pro-Am both defending their 2014 crown; claiming consecutive victories in the NSW City and Country Pro-Ams respectively.

The NSW PGA Legends Pro-Am of the Year was taken out by Club Catalina who ran their inaugural Legends Pro-Am after running the National PGA Trainee Futures Championships for six years.

The highlight of the night was undoubtably the induction of the PGA’s newest members, the graduating trainees. After three years of intensive work, study and tournaments 16 graduates were on hand to accept their certificates from PGA Life Member, Tom Moore.

In a rare occurrence Mark and Cherie Alison had multiple reasons to celebrate, not only did they become the first husband and wife duo to graduate together but Mark was also awarded the NSW Trainee Professional of the Year.

Full award winners:

Club Professional of the Year           Darren Chivas (Everglades Country Club)
Teaching Professional of the Year    Khan Pullen (JNJG)
Player of the Year                             Lincoln Tighe
Rookie of the Year                            Luke Whitbread
Trainee of the Year                           Mark Alison
City Pro-Am of the Year                   IC Frith & Associates Castle Hill Pro-Am
Country Pro-Am of the Year             Ron Crouch Transport Wagga Wagga Pro-Am
Legends Pro-Am of the Year            Club Catalina Legends Pro-Am

Everglades Supporting the Community: April 2015

8 04 2015

Geoff Callingham Club President with the assistance of Mick Gage, Jan Montgomery, John Moore and Greg Hornby met with representatives of Peninsula Junior Touch Football and Central Coast Special Olympics for a cheque presentation in the Club foyer.

We we’re pleased to present $500 to Peninsula Junior Touch Football to provide assistance towards the recovery from malicious acts of vandalism to their canteen.

Central Coast Special Olympics received $300 to assist in sending Miss Carly Chapman to Los Angeles. Carly has been selected to represent Australia in athletics.

We are proud to support our local community to assist in improving personal development and achieving goals.

If you’re a local sporting, cultural or community group you may be eligible to apply for funding through ClubGrants.

Applications are now being taken for 2015 funding. To seek assistance please apply in writing to the General Manager of Everglades Country Club outlining the project’s name, purpose and funding requirement.

Please send your letters to:
PO Box 297
Woy Woy NSW 2256

In 2014, we were pleased to announce the Category 2 ClubGrants total of $69,377.00.

In total, the Club donated in excess of $96,000.00 for the 2014 ClubGrants scheme.

Christine Wenta
Marketing Manager

Rules of Golf March 2015: Everglades Country Club

28 02 2015

a. Interference: Interference by an immovable obstruction occurs when a ball lies in or on the obstruction, or when the obstruction interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing. If the player’s ball lies on the putting green, interference also occurs if an immovable obstruction on the putting green intervenes on his line of putt. Otherwise, intervention on the line of play is not, of itself, interference under this Rule.

b. Relief: Except when the ball is in a water hazard or a lateral water hazard, a player may take relief from interference by an immovable obstruction as follows:
(I)Through the Green: If the ball lies through the green, the player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. The nearest point of relief must not be in a hazard or a putting green. When the ball is dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, the ball must first strike a part of the course at a spot that avoids interference by the immovable obstruction and is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.

Exception: A player may not take relief under this Rule if (a) interference by anything other than an immovable obstruction makes the stroke clearly impracticable or (b) interference by an immovable obstruction would occur only through use of clearly unreasonable stroke or an unnecessarily abnormal stance, swing or direction of play.

Note 1: If a ball is in a water hazzard (including a lateral water hazard), the player not may not take relief from interference by an immovable obstruction. The player must play the ball as it lies or proceed under Rule 26-1.

Note 2: If a ball to be dropped or placed under this Rule is not immediately recoverable, another ball may be substituted.

Q. The note to the Definition of “Nearest Point of Relief” provides that the player should determine this point by using “the club with which he would have made his next stroke if the condition were not there to simulate the address position, direction of play and swing for such stroke”. May the player use any club, address position, direction of play or swing in determining the nearest point of relief?

A. No. In determining the nearest point of relief accurately it is recommended that the player use the club, address position, direction of play and swing (right or left-handed) that he would have used had the obstruction or condition not been there. For example, the player has interference from an immovable obstruction and, were it not for the obstruction, he would have used a right-handed stroke with a 4-iron to play the ball from its original position towards the green. To determine the nearest point of relief accurately, he should use a right-handed stroke with a 4-iron and the direction of play should be towards the green. See also Decisions 20-2c/0.7.


Q. A player’s ball lies behind a tree and he would play a low show with a 4-iron, under the tree’s branches, except that a protective fence interferes with the area of his intended swing. He determines the nearest point of relief using his 4-iron and measures a one club-length area within which to drop the ball. After he drops the ball in accordance with the Rules, the ball rolls and comes to rest nearer the fence than the nearest point of relief. Therefore, there is still interference by the fence for the intended stroke with the 4-iron. However, the ball is now in a position where it would be reasonable for the player to play his next shot over the tree with a pitching-wedge, and the fence would not interfere with this stroke. May the player play the dropped ball or must it be re-dropped?

A. The ball must be re-dropped because it came to rest at a point where the player still had interference from the fence for a stroke with the club used to determine the nearest point of relief – see Rule 20-2c(v).

Everglades Country Club
Dunban Road, Woy Woy NSW 2256

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