Trentham Golf Club in conjunction with Golf Victoria will be running PlayGolf clinics for men and women during June and July. The clinics are aimed at beginners, and run over 5 weeks. All aspects of playing golf and the golf swing will be covered during the clinics, which will be taken by coaches from Golf Victoria.
Dates: 21st June, 28th June, 5th July, 12th July, 19th July 2015
Times: 10.30am to 11.30am, with light refreshments provided afterwards
Cost: $50 for the full five week course
At the Trentham Spudfest
Trentham Golf Club, in conjunction with Golf Victoria, had a display stand on May 2nd at Trentham Spudfest, advertising golf and our club. A highlight was the blow-up golf range where everyone tried golf. There was always a line of children and adults waiting for a hit, and the club handled numerous enquiries about the course, green fees and membership.
Spudfest celebrates Trentham's potato-growing heritage and was full of 'spud' activities ... spud games, spuds for sale from local farmers, market stalls and great food, free music all day on the main stage and roaming entertainers.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped set up, staff and pack up the display. Mark Bamford, Golf Victoria Regional Development Officer, went to great lengths to supply the marquee and golf range, and working tirelessly through the day introducing both adults and kids to golf in the golf range.
The Trentham display at Spudfest
Golf Victoria's Regional Development Officer Mark Bamford helps a junior with his golf swing while the crowd looks on.
Enter the Trentham Falls Plate, 19th May 2015
Entries are now open for the Women's Trentham Falls Plate, to be held on Tuesday 19th May. The Plate is an 18-hole teams and individual Stableford event.
Any Golf Australia affiliated club can enter teams consisting of three players from the same club. The team with the highest aggregate Stableford score will hold the Trentham Falls Plate for one year. Individual trophies will be awarded to each winning team member.
In the individual Stableford, there are three divisions (A, B, and C) concurrent with the Teams Stableford. Individual entries outside the teams event will be accepted.
The entry fee is $54 per team or $18 for individual entry (includes morning tea and lunch).
Players and teams can download an entry form here and must apply for entry through their club Secretary. Entries can be either posted or e-mailed to the address shown on the form. Entries close on Tuesday 12th May or when field capacity is reached.
The handicap range for the event is up to 45, and the Trentham women's course is ASR 71 with a Slope of 118.
Women's Autumn Tournament a spectacular success
Sunny weather greeted the participants on the second day (April 29th) of the Golf Victoria Women's Autumn Tournament, after chilly conditions prevailed during the first round. The course was in excellent condition after a dry summer, and the fast but very true greens were particularly challenging to many players.
Adele Huggard (Sandhurst) won the tournament, and the Ruby McKenzie trophy, with rounds of 81 and 74 to win by a seven shots. Her impressive second round equalled the Trentham women's course record. Runner up was equal overnight leader Heather Harley (Kooringal) with rounds of 81 and 81.
Adele Huggard (centre) with Trentham Women's President Vicki Adamson and Captain Sue Byrne.
Vicki Johnstone (Warrnambool) won the Vi Teesdale Trophy with two nett rounds of 72 and 73 for a total of 145. A three-way countback was needed for the runner-up prize, with Betty Mcguinness (Buninyong) on 148 being the lucky one claiming the position.
Golf Victoria Board Member Sue Rea complimented Trentham Golf Club on the tournament organisation, which ran very smoothly over the two days, and for Trentham's amazing hospitality and assistance. She thanked Vicki Adamson (Women’s President), Sue Byrne (Women’s Captain) and all the volunteers from the club who assisted over the two days.
Over 200 women from as far away as Mildura, Portland and Bairnsdale travelled to Trentham for the tournament. The incredibly well-participated event is one of the most popular on the Golf Victoria Womens calendar. Next year's Tournament will be played at Warrnambool and Port Fairy Golf Clubs on 26-27 April 2016.
Trentham Golf Club is an excellent choice if you are looking for an inexpensive golf club membership. Easy to walk and with some of the best greens in Victoria, Trentham was voted by Golf Australia magazine as one of the best-value, quality courses in Australia. You can discover five reasons why Trentham is a great club to join. Full adult membership is only $450 per year and there is a one-off joining fee of only $60. Economical family, student and junior memberships are also available.
For current members, memberships are due on March 1st. You can renew your membership now by going to our online membership payment centre. There is the option of paying your yearly membership, or if you have approval, paying one of your instalments.
Trentham 'top value for quality' under $40
In the June 2014 issue of Golf Australia Magazine, Trentham is included in a list of 80 Australian courses (22 in Victoria) that offer the best value-for-money golfing experience in the country. The criteria for being listed is that the course must be of good quality with a green fee of under $40.
The 15th hole at Trentham (foreground) starts an 'impressive run of four holes back to the clubhouse', according to Golf Australia magazine.
The article, titled Dollar dazzlers: 80 courses you can play for $40 or less, begins by saying "with household budgets often stretched to snapping point, it might make you feel like you can't afford to play as much golf. But, as we reveal here, there are plenty of quality courses throughout Australia offering a great value-for-money golfing experience".
According to the review, "Trentham is a hidden gem that can be easily reached from Melbourne via the Calder Highway. Lush playing surfaces, including the best greens in the region, are flanked by mature native trees, while the topography presents enough variation to offer a superb mix of holes. The short downhill par-3 15th marks the start of an impressive quartet of holes leading back to the clubhouse".