Fun and learning in the Beginner Play Golf clinics
All men and women interested in starting at golf are welcome to join Trentham's Play Golf Beginner Clinics. These clinics are specifically tailored to those with little or no experience at golf, and are designed to run in a friendly, stress-free environment.
The clinics commence on Thursday June 16th at 10.30am and will then run every Thursday until July 14th. The cost for the five one-hour clinics is $50 in total, or just $10 per week. Light refreshments are provided afterwards, and this time is was also used to review the lessons.
All aspects of playing golf will be covered during the clinics, including the swing (stance, alignment, grip, swing plane and action), as well as the basics of chipping, pitching and putting.
Golf rules workshop, Tuesday 14 June
Trentham will be the venue for a golf rules workshop on Tuesday 14th June, commencing at 6.30pm. All Trentham members and golfers from other clubs are welcome to attend.
The club-level session will last around two hours, and will cover the Rules of Golf and how to understand them. The evening wil be friendly and informative, with a set presentation, but there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
After attending the rules night, participants are eligible to sit for the Golf Victoria club level rules exam. This is an online exam that qualifies you for Golf Victoria Club Level Rules accreditation.
If you wish to register for the workshop, you are encouraged to do so at the Golf Victoria Rules Workshop event page (click on the Trentham event).
The workshop will be conducted by David Blake, Golf Victoria Golf Services Officer.
Men's Doubles Knockout Matchplay for 2016
After the qualifying round for this year's mens Doubles Knockout matchplay on Saturday May 14th, the draw has been decided. Handicaps that apply during the knockout rounds will be those at the time of the qualifying round and will not change.
The first matchplay round will be held on Saturday May 28, with subsequent rounds on Saturday June 11 and Saturday June 18. The final is scheduled for Saturday June 25.
Players must make themselves familiar with the Doubles Knockout Conditions of Competition.
The future of the pine plantations at Trentham Golf Club
There are three small pine plantations at Trentham. They are situated between the 6th and 7th fairways, between the 7th and 8th fairways, and on the hill between the 16th and 17 fairways. The plantations were planted in the early 1980s, with the intention of providing an aesthetic value to the course as well as a long-term timber resource that would provide income to the club.
The committee has had to determine the management options and future of these areas.
New cart shed completed
Trentham has constructed a new cart shed to house our expanding fleet of hire carts. The shed is situated close to the putting green and the current cart accommodation, and has a steel frame with Colorbond roof and walls. The shed has three matching roller doors for security and will hold up to eight carts.
The new cart shed
Thanks go to Harold Moore for his work in procurement, and to Noel Young, Alan Hopkins, Harold Moore, David Head, John Bell, John Hudson and Darrin McLean for the very professional work in its construction over a number of weeks.
Members who wish to enquire about housing their cart in the shed on a yearly rental basis should contact Harold Moore or Alan Hopkins to see whether a space is available.
Current members should note that memberships were due on March 1st. If you haven't paid your membership (or paid the first of four instalments) by March 31st, your club membership will lapse. After that date, your ability to play in club competitions and hold a Golflink handicap will cease, and will only be reinstituted by payment of the amount owing. An Australian GolfLink handicap is not available to golfers who are unfinancial, and as a 'licensee' of the Australian Handicap System through Golf Australia the club must abide by this provision.
Please note that if you pay by instalments, these are due on March 1st, April 1st, May 1st and June 1st. If you are more than 30 days in arrears for any instalment, your membership will also lapse.
You can renew your membership by either:
- Going to the online membership payment centre of this website and renewing using Paypal, Visa or Mastercard. Full payment or payment by instalments (where the club has agreed) is available.
- Paying your membership on competition days, either by cash, cheque or credit card (EFTPOS available).
- Forwarding your renewal by post to Trentham Golf Club, PO Box 54, Trentham, 3458, marked to the attention of the Membership Officer.
Water management in the current dry conditions
With increasingly dry conditions, the club has had to institute some water management and conservation practices. These depend on storage levels and usage in dry conditions. Hopefully the much-needed recent rain has relieved the need for more drastic measures and water usage has reduced as a result of rainfall, cooler weather and reduced evaporation.
We hope members and green fee players will understand the need for water conservation during such dry conditions as we have experienced. Our greens are our most important asset, and all water saving measures adopted are undertaken in order to preserve them. The course staff are doing a great job of keeping tees and some plants alive by doing a lot of manual watering.