Bar and Competition Starter Rosters
These are now available for members on the Club Captain's Noticeboard. Please keep to your times, or if you need to make a change, arrange a swap with another member then contact the Club Captain, Alan Hopkins.
Sue Byrne wins women's championship
The third and final round of the Trentham women's club championships was held on Wednesday June 24th, on a gorgeous winter's day. While there had been a few players pull out due to illness, the competition in all grades was still very closely fought.
The women's club champion for 2015 is Sue Byrne, with an aggregate scratch score of 284. This is the third year in a row that Sue has won, so well done Sue. The runner-up was Veronica Maher, who was only four strokes behind.
The B Grade trophy was won by Anne Cooper, who was tied with Jan Baczynski after three rounds with an aggregate score of 318. The trophy went down to a close three-hole playoff, with Anne winning.
C Grade was won by Lee Nugent with an aggregate score of 328, and the veterans was won by Marg Brierley on a countback from Veronica Aston.
Congratulations to all the winners.
(Left to right) Club champion and A Grade winner Sue Byrne, B Grade winner Anne Cooper, C Grade winner Lee Nugent and Veteran champion Marg Brierley
Bill burns in Scotland
Trentham member Bill Kerr has won the Burntisland Golf Club Senior Championship. Burntisland is in Scotland, on the north side of the Firth of Forth almost directly across the water from Edinburgh.
Bill regularly travels back to his native Scotland during their summer to visit his family and is a new member of Burntisland. It was his first championship competition at the club.
Bill Kerr (second from the right) is pictured with the other Burntisland championship winners.
Bill competed in the match play final against local player Ian Adamson, and after an intriguing and close battle, Bill won on the 18th hole.
Congratulations to Bill, and we will welcome back our 'international' champion when he returns to Trentham in the warmer weather!
Fun and learning in the Play Golf clinics
Ten beginning golfers participated in the first lesson of the Play Golf clinics at Trentham Golf Club on Sunday June 21st. The program is being taken by Golf Victoria's Bendigo Regional Development Officer, Mark Bamford, assisted by Trentham Golf Club members. All aspects of playing golf and the golf swing are covered during the clinics, and the first week was simply an introduction to the golf swing.
In the first lesson, participants were initially amused when they were given large golf clubs and tennis balls, rather than normal golf clubs. Mark explained that by doing so the complexity of using a small-headed golf club was removed, allowing the participants to concentrate on stance, alignment, grip, swing plane and action without stressing about making good contact with a small golf ball.
Participants used large clubs and tennis balls during the first lesson.
The one-hour clinics continue on 28th June, 5th July, 12th July and 19th July 2015, with the cost of the clinics only $50 in total, or $10 per week. Light refreshments are provided afterwards, and this time is also used to review the lessons.
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".