Meet the Team!
Our final staff member to be introduced is club General Manager, Andrew Noonan. Andrew was first introduced to Rossdale 25 years ago by his Grandparents, Tom and Merle Noonan. His grandfather, Tom (pictured), was a club employee that was working in the Pro Shop at the time. A cheerful member, Tom would bring Andrew to the club each day after school where a hobby would soon become a passion.
Since then, Andrew has proudly represented Rossdale Golf Club in Amateur golf for over 20 years achieving various individual honours along the way. These include becoming a two time member of the Victorian Junior State team and a NCAA Division 1 scholarship recipient in 2004. Notably, Andrew has twice finished in the top 3 in State Championships. Once fiercely competitive on the golf course, Andrew has won 5 Rossdale Club Championships and been a member of 4 victorious pennant teams. During this period Andrew would develop a friendship with current course superintendent, Travis Stillman. Impressed with the way Travis would lead and manage the Pennant Teams, Andrew knew he was the perfect candidate if the superintendent role were made available. “It wasn’t just that he was highly qualified and a great clubman. Both those things are obvious. Travis was and continues to be a great leader, a trait that I had come to admire in him”, Andrew explained on reflection.
A local St Bede’s student, Andrew started his career in the hospitality and entertainment industry. Along the way meeting current club employees Gerard Ryan, Patrick Bowring and Kacey Byrne. “The best chef’s and front of house operator I have ever met in my twenty years’ experience… and I’ve met a few” Andrew is quoted. During this period a passion for events, entertainment and marketing would lead him to the Collingwood Football Club, where he would become a senior hospitality manager. During this time, Andrew would complete a Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University and learnt intimately the cultural characteristics of one of Australia’s great sporting clubs. More recently, Andrew continues to pursue these passions by enrolling to complete an MBA (Master of Business Administration) at the highly reputable Monash Business School.
Shortly after his grandfather’s passing, Andrew made the difficult decision to leave Collingwood and “return home” to continue his association with Rossdale as the General Manager. “It’s rare to work in a place that you have grown up in and can take so much pride in. I’m as proud as ever in representing the members both on and off the course. The team we have assembled has achieved some much in such a short period of time here at Rossdale and that should make everyone excited by what the future holds”.
We think that sums up our General Manager pretty well.
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 is booking out fast!!! Please remember that 5 & 6 day members can play in the competition on Saturday the 21st of September free of charge if they are attending the night.
Click here to book today to ensure you don’t miss out on the greatest day & night on the Rossdale calendar!
LIVE @ The Green EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
We had over 200 people attend our Melbourne Cup Day in 2018! We have no doubt that this year will be even BIGGER and BETTER than last year!
Gourmet BBQ, Races lives on the big screen all day, KIDS EAT FREE, DJ on the deck afterwards! Don’t miss another unforgettable event at Rossdale. BOOK HERE!
Food & Wine Night a Raging Success!
Our first of the four Food and Wine nights was a fantastic success. Those in attendance were presented with a series of international wines perfectly matched with an exceptional 5 course menu prepared by our very own three hatted head chef, Patrick Bowring.
After the raving reviews received from the first night, the second Food & Wine Night is expected to sell out early! This night will celebrate Australian wine with another perfectly matched menu that will be announced shortly!
This event will sell out! To avoid disappointment book today by calling 9580 1008!
From The Captain
Many members would be aware that the golf course has had its fair share of stress in the past 12 months. Since scarifying and a prolonged period of very dry weather the fairways have had a tough time. With winter slowing down growth some areas of the fairways can appear brown/bare despite the root system being healthy. We expect the fairways to improve as the ground temperature rises over the coming weeks.
Currently the grounds staff are working hard to present the golf course each week in very playable condition but as members we can do a lot more to assist. Divots on the fairways are being left unfilled. Please ensure that your sand bucket you carry is used often. If you see a divot please fill it! Plug marks on the greens cannot repair themselves and a divot tool is not an expensive item to have in your pocket.
You may have noticed ropes and staked areas are in place to protect zones. Please do not remove ropes or stakes as they immovable obstructions, relief may be taken under rule 16.1(a).
With the approaching spring and a promising growing season ahead, please look after the ground you play on and appreciate the work that the ground staff are doing. The course team recently finished renovating all bunkers on the course, so please be sure to rake them after you play out of them. The upcoming weeks will be spent paying attention to the teeing areas and surrounds. The course team will be edging, weeding and levelling paths as well as maintaining surrounding garden beds.
Thank you and happy golfing.
The Winter Shield has ended in dramatic fashion with Joy Adams & Brenda Rogers defeating Anne Stannard and Maureen O’Flaherty 1up last Wednesday. Well done Joy & Brenda!
The Winter Shield is always one of the best events on the Ladies calendar and this years final saw some fantastic golf which definitely did the event justice.
Well done to all who competed. We hope you enjoyed the format and will be back for another fantastic tournament again next year!
Rossdale Cup Quarter Finalists
Well done to those who progressed into the Rossdale Cup Semi Finals! Last Saturday saw a host of upsets with lower ranked players knocking off the higher seeds in three out of the four matches!
(1) Zeke Lewis lost to (8) Terry Berger 4&3
(2) Joe Bray lost to (7) Jason Ling 3&2
(3) Aaron Francis defeated (6) Tom Nowak 4&3
(4) Mark Janssens lost to (5) Geoff Charnley 4&2
This weekend will see these big semi-final matches playing off for a spot in the Rossdale Cup Final!
(3) Aaron Francis v (7) Jason Ling
(5) Geoff Charnley v (8) Terry Berger
Entries are now open for the 2019 Corporate Cup. This is best day of the year for golf, food and beverage.
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.
Last years event was SOLD OUT 3 months prior so be quick to secure your spot.
Pots from $2.40, House Wine from $2.90,
Members lucky draw $700!
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 $700.00.
Book your table now for an incredible meal, affordable drinks and possibly WIN SOME MONEY! 9580 1008
Last Friday the 2nd of August PGA Teaching Professional Peter Manzie hosted the first of many Master Class’s. Each session will cover different aspects of the game and will ensure you get your swing in shape heading into Spring.
Last week was a Long Game Class covering the fundamentals of the golf swing and how golfers can get a consistent strike and optimal distance from your swing.
This week will cover the fundamentals of pitching and chipping and how we can get a consistent strike and control.
The clinics are capped at 6 people to ensure each person gets the attention required, all bookings can be made online via the timesheet portal. Only one spot remains this week, be sure to get in early!
Cost: $25 pp
Date: Friday 9th August 2019
Time: 1pm -2pm
For further information contact Peter Manzie in the ProShop on 9580 1008.
Rossdale Logo Apparel
Our clothing is available in a variety of different styles, if you are interested in ordering please let the Golf Shop staff know or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The jumpers and vests we are pleased to be able to do at a great price of $79.95 and the polo’s at $49.
Sizes are available from XS to XXXL.
The Golf Shop can get any item you wish logoed with the normal RGC logo or the 70th Anniversary logo.
Come in store and have a chat about what apparel you may need and we will happily give you a few options.
Comedy For A Cause!
Keep your diary’s free for Comedy for a Cause @ Rossdale Golf Club on Saturday the 24th of August, 2019 in support of Aspendale North Kindegarten! Get your tickets here!
Additional Member News
If anyone is interested in assisting with course maintenance in any capacity on a volunteer basis on Wednesdays, they are encouraged to contact Vic Wotherspoon on 0418 178 491.
Keep your ear to the ground for the upcoming MEXICAN THEME NIGHT coming to the bistro on Friday the 23rd of August, 2019, which will be held on the upper & lower deck… at $15 per person, it’s sure to be a lot of fun!