Meet the Rossdale team!
In recent years we have worked hard to attract highly skilled people into all areas of the business to ensure that we are constantly increasing member services. Internally, we believe that it is the people in our club that give us a competitive advantage over all other clubs in the bayside area. As such, we are thrilled to have such a dynamic, professional and friendly group of individuals leading our operational departments. Since the beginning of 2016 we have happily welcomed over 200 new members to Rossdale Golf Club. Many of whom may not have yet been introduced to the department team leaders that work hard each week to make Rossdale a unique environment. Therefore, I’d like to take the time to introduce to you each of our professionals.
Last week we introduced Senior Bar Supervisor, Gerard Ryan. This week we are pleased to introduce Peter Manzie our Golf Operations Professional.
In the coming weeks we will introduce more of the great staff that make Rossdale an exciting golf club on the rise.
Golf Operations Professional- Peter Manzie
A life as a Golf Professional wasn’t always the goal for Pete as a kid, in fact Baseball was his passion at an early age, having represented Victoria as a junior until the age of 15. At the age of 16 his dad signed him up to be a Junior Member of the Southern Golf Club, as any new golfer would know this lead to an obsession of trying to get better and better, having spent every weekend and most days after school at the Club, within 6 months of starting the game Pete had his HCP down to 4.
Spending so much time at Southern, the Club Professional at the time offered him a job picking up range balls, washing golf carts and cleaning clubs etc. it seemed a good starting point for someone wanting to be at the Club anyway.
He spent the next few years playing amateur tournaments, representing Southern in pennant and working in the Proshop. At the age of 21 Pete commenced his 3 year Traineeship at Southern which would ultimately lead to him being a qualified PGA Professional, he soon realised his future career would likely not be playing golf for a living but his knowledge of golf / coaching and business could allow him to be successful in the industry.
Peter competed his 3-year Traineeship at Southern in December 2009. In 2010 he successfully applied for The Head Golf Professional role at The Eastern Golf Club in Doncaster, after 2.5 years managing the Golf Shop and coaching the members of Eastern an opportunity arose back at Southern to buy into a contracted business with his friend / business partner, they were given two 3 year contracts of which the final 2.5 years Peter operated the business on his own as his business partner relocated to QLD. After the second 3 year contract ended in February 2019 the Club decided to take the Golf Shop ‘in house’ where for the past 5 months Pete remained working for the Club as The Golf Operations Manager.
So how did we end up at Rossdale, well similar to our chef Pat, Pete also first met Andrew at the Mentone Hotel all be it as a patron, so it seems Andrew has been recruiting well before his time as Manager of Rossdale started.
The variety within the ‘Golf Operations’ role appealed to Pete as well as the Club’s reputation for being one of the ‘friendliest golf clubs’ around, he hopes to bring many of the skills he has learnt to Rossdale and can’t wait to get to know the Members and hopefully help many of them reach their golfing goals.
Pete starts on Monday the 8th July , so be sure to say ‘hi’
House/Golf Shop Account
Currently you have a house account and also a Golf Shop account. Your house account can now be used throughout the entire Club including any purchases in the Golf Shop. Your Golf Shop account is where your wining balls from our club competitions are stored and any winnings from the Pro Comp. From the 1st of August 2019 the Club is going to dissolve the Golf Shop account and just have the Club house account. This means any balls which you have on your account can be redeemed. However If not redeemed by this date any balls which you have on your Golf Shop account will be credited to your house account at a value of $3.5 per ball. Any credit you have on your Pro Shop account will also be transferred to your house account to be used at the Bar or in the Golf Shop.
Free Range Balls
Wednesday & Saturdays
To add to your experience the Club will now be offering free range balls on a Wednesday and Saturday to all members and also free pull buggy hire.
Corporate Cup – Save the date !
Entries are now open for the 2019 Corporate Cup. This is best day of the year for golf , food and beverage.
Last years event was SOLD OUT 3 months prior so be quick to secure your spot.
Bookings will only be accepted with an upfront payment due to the high demand.
There will be a guest speaker for the night, and we promise it is an event not to be missed.
Steak Nights are back this week @ Rossdale!
MEMBERS LUCKY DRAW, HAPPY HOUR, FOOTY ON THE BIG SCREEN!
Pots from $2.40, House Wine from $2.90,
Members lucky draw $650!
Our steak special was a MASSIVE HIT with the members and local community so we thought lets bring it back and give the people of bayside what they want!
A prime cut of porterhouse steak cooked to your liking with chips and salad is unbelievable value at $19.90.
Add on our FRIDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR from 5:00-7:00 and our MEMBERS DRAW at $650.00.
Book your table now for an incredible meal, affordable drinks and possibly WIN SOME MONEY! 9580 1008
70th Anniversary & Captain’s Night @ Rossdale
The 2019 Captain’s Night will be held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the Rossdale Golf Club on Saturday the 21st of September. The night will include a range of entertainment including a ten piece New Orleans jazz band, canapes, two courses and an unlimited drinks package, all of which will tie in with the night’s 1920s underground speakeasy theme. We hope to see you there. It sure will be a fantastic evening celebrating both the captain and the proud history of the club.
Inspired by the Deep South theme, the menu is announced as follows!
Potato and Jalapeno croquettes with burnt leek Aioli
Chicken Slider, guacamole, pickled zucchini and mayo slaw
Fried Mozzarella Sticks with buffalo sauce
Bourbon cured Trout, fennel, creme fraiche and dill
24hr Brisket, smoked onion puree, corn bread, mustard and gravy
Coconut and Raspberry Marsh mellows
Cookies and cream Macaron
Pumpkin and pecan tartlets
Salted caramel donuts with Chocolate sauce
This event will book out fast! Book your table by clicking below!
Golf Shop News
Other than a friendly smile from Dustin Johnson upon arrival, we have a variety of new stock in store and hope Members will continue to support the Golf Shop when ever possible.
Although the Golf Shop can not stock every item they would like to, we encourage members and guests to always check with the Golf Shop Staff as 99% of the time we are able to access the product and we always try to beat our competitors whenever possible.
The main brand presence you will see in the Golf Shop currently is Taylor Made, Adidas, Sporte Leisure, Greg Norman , Cleveland , Srixon and Titleist.
** Members are reminded since the new Golf Shop changes Member’s house credit and competition prizes can be spent in the bar or in the Golf Shop**
Logo Jumper Order
We are taking pre-orders for our Sporte Leisure Club Jumpers.
If you are interested in ordering a logo jumper please let the Golf Shop staff know or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The jumpers we are pleased to be able to do at a great price of $79.95 , these jumpers are wool and look smart on both men and ladies. Sizes are available from XS to XXXL.
Golf Lesson Promotion
As the Club now has two new PGA Professionals working within the Shop (Michael and Peter) we are pleased to be able to offer a July / August lesson promotion to members and guests.
The offer is purchase two 30 minute lessons for $110 and receive the 3rd lesson free of charge.
It will be a great opportunity to get your game in shape this winter, both Coaches have a wealth of knowledge and are keen to help you reach your golfing goals.
**Lessons are transferable and can be shared or used by just the one person**
Lessons are available 7 days a week, to book a lesson call us on 9580 1008 or email email@example.com to get more information about lesson packages or availability.
Winter Cup Final Saturday!
This Saturday sees the final of the Winter Cup being played.
Coming off a decisive 5&4 semi final win the pairing of Quinan & Prosser are looking to continue their hot form and take down the pairing of Wotherspoon & Warden after they advanced to Saturday’s final with a 2&1 victory.
Good Luck to our finalists !
Who has got ice in their veins?
Jean MacDonald Cup
On Saturday we had the final of the ladies Jean MacDonald Cup, in the closest of finishes it was the pairing of Bernadette Terrell & Michelle Robinson who defeated Jorja Azzopardi & Ravi Bhal on the first playoff hole.
Congratulations to Bernadette and Michelle and thank you to all the ladies that participate in the event.
Junior Golf Lessons – Term 3
Starting on Wednesday the 17th of July, junior clinics will be held every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The cost for the 10 week term is $100 or $170 for 2 children from the same family!
Each week lessons will focus on a new aspect of the game with the goal to get the juniors out on course as soon as possible.
You can register your child or children today by sending an e-mail directly to Michael, or if you have any questions please call him on 9580 1008.
Changes to Ladies Fixture Book!
The new changes will now look like the following:
– July 10th, 1st Round of Winter Shield – 4BBB Par
– July 13th, Final of Jean MacDonald Cup – 4BBB Matchplay
– July 17th, 2nd Round of Winter Shield – 4BBB Par
– July 24th, Semi Finals of Winter Shield – Stableford
– July 31st, Final of Winter Shield – Stableford
– August 7th, Monthly Medal – Stroke
– August 14th, Doris Chambers Foursomes – Foursomes