Close results in Men's Doubles Knockout matchplay semi-finals
The semi-final matches in the men's Doubles Knockout championship for 2016 were very close. Harold Moore and Mark Fisher defeated Geoff Varley and Kevin Sheedy on the 19th hole, while Shane Robinson and Darrin McLean defeated David Thiele and Martin Walker 1 up.
So far, Harold and Mark have only won one match before the 18th, while Shane and Darrin haven't finished any match before the 18th hole, with two going to the 19th. The final on Saturday June 25th promises to be a close match.
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.
Gwen wins 27th women's club championship
Veteran Trentham golfer Gwen Justice has made a great comeback to win the 2016 Trentham Women's Club Championship. Gwen won the title from runner-up Sue Byrne, who had won it in 2014 and 2015.
This is the 27th time Gwen has won the championship, an amazing feat. The championships concluded on Wednesday May 25 after three weeks of closely fought competition.
L-R: C Grade champion Lee Nugent, Trentham women's champion Gwen Justice, veterans winner Rhonda Bradley and B Grade champion Elaine Hanson
The women's championship runner-up was Sue Byrne. The B Grade champion was Elaine Hanson and runner-up was Jan Baczynski. Lee Nugent won the C Grade championship from Judy Rothe. The Veterans trophy was won by Rhonda Bradley.
Congratulations to all players.
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.