Field full for Mazda 4BBB qualifying round
The Golf Victoria Mazda 4BBB Championship qualifying round, to be held at Trentham on Sunday 7th February 2016, has a full field of 108 players. The event has a shot gun start at 7.45am, followed by lunch.
Please note that due to this event the course is closed to green fee players until approximately 1.00pm.
Each qualifying round of the Golf Victoria Mazda 4BBB Championship offers the opportunity to win a Mazda 2 car for a hole-in-one. The final will be held at Sorrento and The National Golf Clubs on the Mornington Peninsula from 21-22 March 2016.
Linda wins Australian Deaf Golf Championship
Trentham golfer Linda Marchesi has won the women's scratch section of the 23rd Australian Deaf Golf Championships. Linda, who played off 11 for the championship, won with a four-round total of 82-97-80-84=343. She completed her championship by chipping in for birdie on the 72nd hole.
Linda shows the medal she won for best women's score at the 23rd Australian Deaf Golf Championship.
This year's Deaf Golf Championship was held at Mt Osmond Golf Club, in South Australia, from 9-16 January 2016. The golf events, sponsored by Empower Golf, are held as part of the Australian Deaf Games, hosted by Deaf Sports Australia. The games include sports such as netball, cricket, futsal and volleyball, and are bookended by terrific opening and closing ceremonies.
Congratulations to Linda, who was participating in her first Australian Deaf Golf Championship.
Water management in the current dry conditions
Due to the increasingly dry conditions, the level of our water storage and the current water usage, the club has had to institute some water management and conservation practices. These will be introduced progressively as conditions and storage levels dictate.
We hope members and green fee players will understand the need for water conservation during such a dry year. Our greens are our most important asset, and all water saving measures adopted are undertaken in order to preserve them.
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.
New "anchoring" Rule of Golf (14-1b)
Club members and all golfers who use a long or belly putter should note that from January 2016, anchoring of these putters to the body is prohibited under the new Rule of Golf 14-1b. It is not the putters that are banned.
The new rule prohibits strokes made with the club or a hand gripping the club held directly against the player’s body or with a forearm held against the body to establish an anchor point that indirectly anchors the club. The rule reads: "In making a stroke, the player must not anchor the club, either “directly” or by use of an "anchor point".
Notes the Rule 14-1b state: 1. The club is anchored "directly" when the player intentionally holds the club or a gripping hand in contact with any part of his body, except that the player may hold the club or a gripping hand against a hand or forearm; 2. An "anchor point" exists when the player intentionally holds a forearm in contact with any part of his body to establish a gripping hand as a stable point around which the other hand may swing the club.
Prohibited actions under the new rule (l-r): Anchoring a putter against the stomach; anchoring a long putter against the chest; an anchor point created by the forearm; anchoring a long putter against the chin.
There are other rule changes in the new 2016 Rules of Golf. Copies of the new 2016 Rule Book are available for all members in the clubhouse.