Tallwoods Country Club hopes to put rocky past behind them

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Susan is the sales director and fourth generation member of the family operated Goodson Imports, while 77-year-old Barry has kicked back a bit, living the retired life on the Central Coast.

The partners are thrilled with their new venture, which Barry said was almost by accident.

Barry was catching up with a local friend from his soccer playing days in Bankstown for a birthday celebration back in September.

Arriving at the Tallwoods home from the ‘back’ entrance, Barry was surprised to find what he thought was a pretty impressive golf course. He was even more impressed, and quietly excited to learn the course was on the market.

Of course, he consulted Susan who had what she described as a positive gut feeling about the proposed purchase.

The purchase, which Barry considered was a bargain, but not money well spent, was the family’s first investment outside ‘bricks and mortar’.

“Golf courses are not considered the most profitable investment around. But, we can make it work,” Barry said.

When Tallwoods opened in 1999 the course was for the exclusive use of residents only.

At the time the 18-hole course was applauded for the ‘quality, condition and sheer beauty’.