Help those with Cystic Fibrosis
Trentham Golf Club Charity Day March 22nd
Get together a 4-person Ambrose Team and help fight Cystic Fibrosis!
Only $20 per team, visitors included.
Here's your chance to play at Trentham for only $5 each!
- Members and visitors can pay on the day.
- Tee times from 11.30am until 1.00pm, roll-up and play, no need to book!
- All competition fees on the day will go to Cystic Fibrosis Australia
- There wil be a barbeque on course, betting hole, raffle and silent auction on the day
- Refreshments available at reasonable prices.
Trentham’s Charity Day coincides with Lani Bullen’s bicycle ride from her home town of Tylden to Broome in WA, a 5000km trip in which she hopes to raise $30,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Australia. Lani’s sister Elke, who had cystic fibrosis, aspired to do a ‘road trip’ to Broome for her 18th birthday, but died in 2007 aged 16. Lani is a former State junior road cycling title holder, and the trip will take six weeks, starting in April. See: facebook.com/RideForFlea
Cystic Fibrosis is a disease, caused by a recessive gene, that affects the lungs and digestive system of thousands of Australians. There is currently no cure, and sufferers require relentless daily care and support with intensive physiotherapy, enzyme capsules to aid digestion, antibiotic therapy to treat infections, aerosol mist inhalations and continued help with important daily exercise.
Download the Trentham Charity Day flier.
Morning competition times from March 1st
Morning competition tee times will be available at Trentham Golf Club from 7.30-8.30 every Saturday from March 1st. The change has been introduced to cater for members who work afternoons and evenings in industries such as hospitality, or for older members who are unable to play in summer in very hot weather. Visitors will also be able to register and play at these times.
There will be no need to book a tee time, just register with the starter, pay the competition fee and tee off between 7.30 and 8.30. Players will not be given exclusive course access and must play behind any green fee players on the course.
Early players will be required to act occasionally as starters on a roster basis. Bill Kerr has volunteered to start fields for the first two months, but beyond that other early players will need assist.
In other Match Committee changes announced by Captain Alan Hopkins:
- The club will be going back to groups of three for individual Stroke, Stableford and Par competitions, in an attempt to reduce excessive playing times. Many competitions are not finishing until 5.00, resulting in late travel home for those who live some distance away.
- The heat policy has changed. Competitions will be now cancelled if the predicted Melbourne temperature is 42 degrees or higher. Previously competitions were cancelled when the temperature at Trentham exceeded 38 degrees at 11.00. The aim is to avoid members travelling only to find that competitions were cancelled.
Junior Golf Program running during Term 1
It's not too late for school-age students to join the Trentham Junior Golf Program for the first term of 2014.
The program runs for 8 weeks* from the first Saturday in February. Each week the program starts at 9.30am and lasts for approximately 1 hour. Teaching covers all aspects of how to play the game of golf.
The program is run by Level 1 accredited golf coaches, and can cater for beginners through to club players. The aim is to teach the skills of golf, and to foster enjoyment of golf as a viable and safe sport that offers a healthy and sociable outlet for everyone and endures for a lifetime.
The cost of the program is $15, and all equipment is provided. The program is supported by Golf Victoria.
If you have any questions or wish to contact the club to book, please use our contact form, or ring the co-ordinator Lindsay Perrin on 5367 8907.
* The program does not run on the Labour Day long weekend.
Five pairs qualify at Trentham for 4BBB Championship
Trentham Golf Club hosted a regional qualifying event for the Golf Victoria Four-ball Championship on Sunday February 9.
Five pairs qualified for the final, three men's pairs and two women's. These players will be heading to play in the 36-hole final at Sorrento and The National Golf Clubs on 17 and 18 March 2014, where the format is again Four-ball Best-ball Stableford.
Jim Bradley 31 and Bob Sullivan 18 (Trentham) 49 points
Colin Wilson 11 and John Smithwick 19 (Trentham) 46 points
Geoffrey Litchfield 11 and Stephen Medcraft 20 (Kooringal) 45 points
Mick Kaufman 4 and John Trevillian 15 (Trentham) 44 points
Daniel Nugent 12 and David Nugent 23 (Trentham) 44 points
Veronica Maher 23 and Rhonda Bradley 25 (Trentham) 46 points
Dawn Hinneberg 20 (Trentham) and Judy Rothe 32 (Trentham/Commonwealth) 44 points
Virginia Dalton 35 and Jenny McSwain 36 (Kyneton) 43 points
Marg Scoble 26 and Kay Stanfield 21 (Kyneton) 43 points
Picturesque Trentham 'remarkably presented': Golf Australia magazine
Golf Australia magazine (August 2013) featured an article, written by Golf Australia Editor Brendan James, that follows a golf course trail north-west of Melbourne through Victoria's Goldfields region.
Trentham is one course featured, and is described as having 'lush playing surfaces flanked by tall stands of mature native trees ... creating a superb mix of holes'.
Brendan concluded by saying 'it is remarkable how well the course is presented, an added bonus when you can play in such a picturesque setting'.
Trentham is a 'hidden gem' which provides greater golfing joy than the small green fee may suggest, says Brendan James (photo: Brendan James, Golf Australia magazine).