What a day!
After a snowfall earlier in the week, golfers enjoyed a perfect winter day with cloudless skies for the Saturday competition on July 16th. Here Doug Hartwig, Russell Hanson and David Fry putt out on the 11th green. Look forward to great conditions as usual for the spring and our Annual Tournament in October.
Mary and Rhonda win women's Doubles Knockout
The final of the Trentham Women's Doubles Knockout was completed on Wednesday July 13th. The final was played in atrocious conditions, with the wind blowing a gale and rain coming in sideways.
The winners were Mary Campbell and Rhonda Bradley, who defeated Lee Nugent and Pat Kinnell 2 and 1 on the 17th hole. Congratulations to all concerned, and for playing to the end in very trying conditions.
Course dam overflows
After looking like it would never fill up again, the course dam has recovered from a record low level during April, and within the space of just two months is vigorously overflowing. Ironically the dam has filled during the period in which the club has installed a bore to help provide an improved future water supply!
Trentham's course has received nearly 400mm of rain since the start of May, resulting in an excellent flow in the Stoney Creek, on which the dam is situated. Just beyond the course the creek flows into the Coliban River at a point just upstream from the renowned Trentham Falls. This local beauty spot is well worth visiting now that there is a good flow over the falls.
Mark and Harold win men's doubles matchplay
Saturday June 25th saw fine but cold weather for the final of the 2016 Men's Doubles Knockout matchplay, played by Harold Moore and Mark Fisher against Shane Robinson and Darrin McLean.
Mark and Harold got off to a great start after Harold holed a monster 25-metre putt from the front fringe to a back pin to win the 2nd hole. They then built on their lead to go 4 up after the 8th. Despite a mini-comeback by Shane and Darrin with wins on the 9th and 10th, Mark and Harold pulled away again to win 5 and 4.
Photo: Mark Fisher and Harold Moore have won the 2016 men's Doubles Knockout. They also won the title in 2014.
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.