Family of renowned Australian golf coach takes ‘putting green’ house to auction

first_imgMental coach Sean Lynch in action at the Australian Masters golf in Huntingdale with then amateur golfer Jason Day who is now an Australian professional golfer, PGA Tour member and former World Number 1.The move to Nudgee Beach happened in 2014, with Ms Takis recovering from cancer.“I found it really calming here; everything in my whole life changed,” she said.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“We have the water right across the road and it’s good if you have dogs, and we have three.” SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE AT NUDGEE BEACH The most recently renovated back deck overlooks the pool area.The front putting green used to be a traditional l-shaped veranda, part of which has since been built in to create a hallway beside the master bedroom. They have been renovating the house ever since, with a new kitchen, bathrooms, new floors downstairs, a fresh coat of paint, airconditioning, an inground pool and back deck. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< The master bedroom with walk-through dressing room to the ensuite, and access to the putting green veranda.“We are all golf mad,” Ms Takis said.Her son, Nudgee College student Harry Takis, won the Quest Community Newspapers Sporting Spirit award last year and is training to become a pro golfer and the family regularly host overseas amateur golfers who are keen to learn the mental game from Sean Lynch.“What am I going to miss? Probably everything. It’s a big sacrifice for me to move to a golf course.”center_img Original stairs have been stained and restored while new flooring has been laid downstairs.“The back deck and the painting of the outside were the last things we did.” A new pool with water feature allows for relaxed living, but Nudgee Beach is just across the road.“We kind of did it slowly but it’s been finished for about six months,” she said. Behind the white fence and carport, 26 O’Quinn St, Nudgee Beach is designed for privacy. But Challie Takis, the partner of Australian golf coach Sean Lynch, is selling their Nudgee Beach home to get closer to the sport at the centre of the family.“We are moving to the golf course,” Ms Takis said.“Our backyard is on the (Virginia) Golf Course.” Sharpen your putting strokes at home with your very own custom-made putting green veranda.WITH a putting green on the front veranda, and the Virginia Golf Club nine minutes up the road, some would say 26 O’Quinn St is already a perfect drive.last_img read more

St Bede’s parents High Court action ‘stinks of self-entitlement’

first_imgStuff 23 March 2015Schoolboys will be schoolboys, but parents can be their own worst enemies.Bravo to St Bede’s College Rector, Justin Boyle, for standing firm on the school’s code of conduct. Breaching airport  security, by illegally taking a ride on a luggage carousel into the secure area is no trifling matter.The two roguish rowers who did so at Auckland Airport on Friday, should count themselves lucky that the police and Aviation Security let them off with a stern warning.But as ambassadors of the school, competing in an elite sporting regatta, their feckless actions blatantly breached the school’s code of conduct, which they and their parents willingly signed up to.Sidelining these carousel clowns from the Maadi Cup was the only credible option for Justin Boyle. In his 13 years as rector of St Bede’s his firm but fair leadership style has been his unwavering trademark.Highly-respected for his zero-tolerance approach on bullying and drugs, Boyle has insisted that the school community plays by the rules, and those who fall foul of the rules face clear consequences.His decision to axe the  carousel riders from the school’s Maadi Cup rowing team is entirely consistent with the school’s  values, and more-importantly, fully in accordance with the code of conduct. read more

Egypt opens Rafah crossing on Thursday

first_imgThe Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing on Thursday for one day only so that Palestinian travelers stranded in Egypt could return to the Gaza Strip. A source at the Gaza Interior Ministry told Anadolu News that the crossing will be open from one direction for one day only. He also said that Egyptian authorities allowed the entry of 20 trucks carrying cement into the Gaza Strip.rnknmvnfpnrlast_img

Fortune amazed at Greenwood’s ability to use both feet

first_img Loading… He’s on it. He’s just a natural. He’s an unbelievable finisher. He’s the real deal. “I’m walking through the building at the Aon Training Complex and there’s a computer room where the analyst team work. “Mason was in there, looking at games and how he can do better. He’s on it. He’s just a natural. He’s an unbelievable finisher. He’s the real deal.” And boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is clearly impressed with him, and believes that he is starting to look more like a “man”, having filled out since the season was delayed in March. The Norwegian said: “Mason is a young boy. He’s still 18 and this lockdown period has done him all the good in the world. “At his age, they do develop and fill out and Mason’s looking more and more like a man, so definitely it will help him. read also:Fortune aiming to become Manchester United manager “Sometimes early on you could see he was a kid. “Now in training he can use his strength better and he has done really well over the three or four weeks we have been training now. “And his quality in front of goal has always been there and now he has muscle to push defenders away.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mason Greewood has been so impressive in Manchester United training, that Quinton Fortune was left asking “are you okay?”center_img The South African is now assistant coach of the Red Devils’ Under-23 side – and worked with Greenwood for much of last season. And the talented teenager blew Fortune, 43, away with his skills and two-footedness. The former United full-back told UTD Podcast: “There’s not many players in world football that are able to go both ways like Mason does. Equally, left and right foot, he’s ridiculous. “I thought he was left-footed and then he takes penalties with his right! And I’ve seen him take a free-kick with his right foot, his left foot. “I’m like ‘what’s wrong with you!? Just pick one! Are you okay?’” Greenwood, 18, has scored 14 goals in 39 appearances in what has been a remarkable breakthrough season. And Fortune, who played 126 times himself for the Red Devils, believes that the sky is the limit for the striker. He continued: “This is how amazing Mason is and why he’s a little bit different.last_img read more

Ulster hit back to sink Ospreys

first_img Press Association Sam Davies’ excellent conversion put them 7-0 up, and it stayed that way after Michael Allen’s 14th-minute surge over the line in the left corner was ruled out by the TMO for a knock-on. But Ulster did hit back on 23 minutes when, following a long Allen kick-off a turnover, Matthew Morgan was wrapped up and the penalty conceded. Even though Allen ran it, referee Nigel Owens called it back and a relieved Pienaar got Ulster off the mark. The Ospreys resisted but Davies was wide with a 32nd-minute penalty after Allen was harshly penalised for an apparent illegal tackle. The half ended with Ulster winning a penalty at a scrum, but Pienaar misfired – which summed up their first half – and the sides trooped off with the Ospreys leading 7-3. But Ulster hit the ground running on the restart and, after Davies had made a mess of a mark and clearance kick, Cave sped past Duncan Jones to score and put the home side in the lead for the first time. Pienaar added the conversion to get Ulster 10-7 ahead after 43 minutes. Ten minutes later, half-time substitute Iain Henderson powered over after Pienaar charged down a Tito Tebaldi kick, but the TMO ruled it out as Henderson was adjudged to have lost the ball. The remainder of the game saw both sides slog it out, but Ulster held firm in the face of a strong Ospreys finish. Ulster climbed to second spot in the RaboDirect PRO12 table by coming from behind to beat the Ospreys 10-7 at a wet and windy Ravenhill on Friday evening. center_img A second-half try from Darren Cave and conversion from Ruan Pienaar – along with a first-half penalty from the South African – helped the hosts overturn a 7-3 half-time deficit and saw them nail down another four points, while the Ospreys made off with a losing bonus point. The Ospreys started with venom and pace and were rewarded with flanker Sam Lewis getting over the line after nine minutes – most of which had been deep in Ulster territory – following a free-kick against the visitors at a scrum. last_img read more

Wife of Miami Shores Officer Dies in Police SUV After Freak Accident

first_imgThe wife of a Miami Shores Police officer died tragically in a freak accident after she became trapped in the back seat of his police-issued SUV, officials said.Clara Paulino died Friday after becoming trapped in the SUV outside the Miami Shores home she shares with her husband, Officer Aristides Paulino.According to Matthew Reyes, the vice president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, investigators are treating the death of Clara Paulino, 56, on Friday as a horrific accident. Detectives believe that Paulino climbed into the backseat of his marked Ford Explorer SUV in search of something as her husband slept inside the home after finishing a midnight shift. Suddenly a self-locking mechanism kicked in and she became trapped.As the temperature outside soared well over 90 degrees on Friday, Paulino spent several hours stuck inside the SUV until her family discovered her body after 5 p.m., according to one law-enforcement source. Miami-Dade detectives found her fingerprints all over the inside of the SUV. The incident is still under investigation.last_img read more

Cordell Hudson hopes to add depth at cornerback following redshirt season

first_img Published on April 13, 2015 at 8:56 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse There were two Cordell Hudsons at the annual Syracuse spring game on April 4.The first was Hudson in a comfortable situation — matching up with speedsters like Sean Avant and Brisly Estime in the slot and tracking them step for step downfield.The second was the 5-foot-11, 166-pound Hudson in a less suitable spot — pressing up against big-bodied receivers like Jamal Custis and Adly Enoicy out wide and contending for jump balls.And while he was generally successful in the intrasquad scrimmage, his physical deficiencies were scattered throughout the afternoon.“I definitely have a lot of work to do,” Hudson said. “I definitely have to get bigger and stronger, get in the film room and watch some more film.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter redshirting last season, Hudson lacks the strength to be considered a versatile cornerback by Division I standards. But he’s still in the mix in a cornerback unit that returns one starter in senior Julian Whigham, has senior Wayne Morgan returning from a season-ending injury and has rising sophomore Antwan Cordy learning both cornerback and strong safety.Hudson is quick to say he’s not yet ready to contribute, but plans to improve his strength and technique in the months ahead of his first collegiate season.“It’s all in the heart, you have to be physical,” Hudson said. “… Even though they are bigger, you have to be physical with them. It’s strength. There’s a height difference but I can deal with that, it’s definitely strength.”It’s not the first time Hudson is working to make his size a non-factor.At Largo (Florida) High School, Hudson was coached by former NFL defensive back Marcus Paschal. Paschal, who is 6 feet tall and hovered around 200 pounds as a player, was a standout at Iowa before latching onto the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens for parts of four years. He saw Hudson as a similar cornerback and taught him how to match up with receivers of any build.That meant using his hands effectively, anticipating routes before they happened and ultimately relying on technique. Hudson took to the approach and was able to use his length to “shut down one side of the field” for Largo in a high school football hotbed.College coaches were impressed with Hudson’s ability to recognize routes and play in Largo’s various coverage schemes, and he was one of three Florida cornerbacks to land in SU’s Class of 2014.“At the beginning, you see him at a 5-11,” Paschal said, “but that’s where he made his name for us. They started to pick on him and every time they came at him he stepped up to the challenge.”Hudson said he struggled at the start of spring football and the coaches came down on him. So he watched more practice film and worked hard at the “shallow technique,” which Syracuse teaches to all its cornerbacks. Players like Estime and Alvin Cornelius, who once burned him in the open field, became easier to stick with and his improvements seeped into an encouraging spring game performance.But on one of the offense’s last possessions, Hudson was pushed over by the 6-foot-5 Custis on the goal line, giving SU quarterback Terrel Hunt a wide-open target in the corner of the end zone.The pass was a tad high and went through Custis’ hands, but next time Hudson may not be so lucky.“(Hudson)’s got to make a big jump with his strength and weight from the end of spring ball to the beginning of training camp, because he’s going to play,” SU defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said.“We’ve seen injuries already, there’s going to be injuries. He’s going to play so he has to get bigger and stronger.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

McKay Athletic Center readies for opening

first_imgUSC officials acknowledged Thursday that they anticipate the under-construction John McKay Center to be completed by the end of July, in time for the 2012-2013 academic year.Running room · An indoor turf field located in the basement of the new McKay Athletic Center will provide additional practice space. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe $70-million, 110,000 square-foot facility, which broke ground in January 2011, will house academic support services, a weight room and offices, among other facilities, for USC’s 21 varsity sports.The McKay Center sits across the street from Howard Jones Field and west of Heritage Hall, which currently serves as the school’s primary athletic facility.“This [involves] being efficient and utilizing our resources well, so we can keep up on the academic support angle, the sports performance angle, the sports medicine angle,” said Senior Associate Athletic Director Mark Jackson, who traveled across the country to visit other facilities and venues. “This isn’t driven through by recruiting. This is driven by maximizing what we can provide for our student-athletes and really giving them what they need to succeed.”The project will be followed by renovations to Heritage Hall, McDonald’s Swim Stadium and Katherine B. Loker Stadium, which is primarily used by the Trojan track and field teams. No exact timetable has beenreleased yet.The McKay Center is composed of three levels. The basement level holds various training facilities, including a 40-yard AstroTurf area, while the first and second levels consist of various academic-support programs and team meeting rooms, as well as a players’ lounge.Many of those services will be used by football players, along with a number of Olympic athletes.According to Jackson, academic support for student-athletes played a key role in the decision to build the center.“From President [Steven B.] Sample to President [C. L. Max] Nikias, those guys have been our biggest supporters,” Jackson said. “This building would not have been [possible] without them. They understand the importance of athletics here at the university, but they also understand the importance of the academic mission of the athletic department.”Players, roughly two per class, have been consulted throughout the project.“I was involved, specifically, from the very beginning,” senior quarterback Matt Barkley said. “It was pretty cool to be a part of that — to get the inside look of everything.”The goal is for construction to be completed in time for training camp for the football team, which typically begins in early August.“That place is going to be unbelievable,” senior safety T.J. McDonald said. “We’re all excited about it. It’ll give us a place where all the players can go in and chill between classes. We’ll have a spot where we can play video games and just relax.”The project is also expected to help with recruitment. According to USC coach Lane Kiffin, an effect on the recruitment of future Trojans has already been felt.“I like that it’s there for our current guys,” Kiffin said following practice on Thursday. “It’s about recruiting. It already impacted the last class we signed. It’ll be a great impact for us.”last_img read more