Glorious day for the Trentham Plate
A field of 15 teams from a wide range of golf clubs contested the re-scheduled Trentham Plate, played on Sunday 15th January. The perfect conditions were a far cry from the storms that led to the plate's cancellation in November.
The plate was won by the Trentham team of Ken Anders, Chris Schussler, Garry Ford and Veronica Maher with 113 points. They scored a one-point win over the team of Colin Gardner (Melton Valley), Sharon Matters (Romsey), Len Marchesi (Melton Valley) and Sue Mawhinney (Portsea). In third place on 108 points was another local Trentham team of John Hudson, Elaine Hanson, Geoff Varley and Alex Evered
Elaine Hanson (right), representing the Hanson family, presents the Lance Hanson Plate to the winners (l-r) Ken Anders, Chris Schussler, Garry Ford and Veronica Maher.
In the individual trophies, Colin Gardner (Melton Valley) with 41 points was the men's winner, and Wendy Lewis (Bacchus Marsh) with 36 points won the women's trophy on a countback from Trentham's Elaine Hanson, Alex Evered and Anne Cooper.
Colin Gardner (Melton Valley) and Wendy Lewis (Bacchus Marsh)
Nearest the pins were won by (men) Geoff Varley, Rob Oldman (5th and 13th) and John Hudson and (women) Sue Herrald, Megan Carroll and Sharon Matters (13th and 15th).
Halfway house delights
Trentham's caterers Larissa Ojansuu and Karen Kenton-Barnes have featured in an article in the January 2017 Golf Australia magazine by Brendan Moloney entitled "Halfway House Delights".
Larissa and Karen of Trentham's Birdie Kitchen
The 'Birdie Kitchen' is open every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as during tournaments. They can open on other days for groups by arrangement. Please call the club booking line on 5424 1046 if you wish to enquire about catering for your group. Alternatively contact the club through the "Contact Us" link above.
Larissa and Karen also manage the club's green fee bookings (including social club bookings), golf cart hire and the bar on Sundays.
Trentham wins $8000 solar grant
Trentham Golf Club has been successful in obtaining a grant of $8000 from the Shire of Hepburn for the installation of a solar photo-voltaic system on the clubhouse roof. The grant was applied for in October and determined at a monthly meeting of the council on Tuesday December 20. The club is contributing approximately $4000 to the project.
With the installation of the bore dramatically increasing the club's power usage, plus other high energy uses such as refrigeration and the split system in the clubhouse, it is imperative that the club offsets its power usage as much as possible to stop power cost increases. The 10kW system will comprise 40 collectors across the west side of the roof (see schematic drawing right). It is anticipated that it will generate over 11,000 kWh per year, and even with the bore usage, will lower electricity usage by $1795 per year. With the grant, this is a very effective payback period to the club of about three years.
Colin Wilson undertook the research and formal application for the project, with assistance from the Hepburn Shire Sustainability Officer John van Rooden. It forms part of the Hepburn Shire's Towards Zero Energy Saving Initiative. For any further information please contact Colin.
Mazda Victorian 4BBB Championship, February 5th 2017
Each year, Trentham Golf Club hosts a qualifying event for the Mazda Victorian Four-Ball Championship. The Trentham qualifying event will be held on Sunday February 5th 2017. Entries are handled by Golf Victoria. To enter go to the Golf Victoria website.
Trentham is one of country Victoria’s most pleasant and beautiful golf courses, listed by Golf Australia magazine in 2014 as one of Australia’s best value-for-money courses. Trentham will be in pristine condition in November. At 5277 metres for men and 4925 metres for women, Trentham places a premium on accuracy rather than length, and will challenge any golfer while still providing hours of fun and enjoyment. The course is gently undulating, easy to walk, and is situated in the heart of the Spa country, close to the popular tourist towns of Trentham, Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Kyneton.
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Trentham Golf Club has introduced a new system to manage your membership at the club. It uses on-line membership software and secure servers to replace manual systems, spreadsheets and postage. It will enable on-line billing, member payments, e-mails to members, sending of notices and other important club information. In addition, members can renew their memberships on-line, and update their personal details themselves.
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