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

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-02-28 05:12:48

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.

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.”

06 Dec 2004: Australian Masters golf at Huntingdale - Amateur Jason Day 17yrs walks up the 14th fairway with his mental coach Sean Lynch. sport profile

Mental 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.

“We have the water right across the road and it’s good if you have dogs, and we have three.”


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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.”