New Trentham Tournaments web site
Trentham Golf Club has opened a new website that features all our tournaments. You can find details of all events, enter online (including multiple events and multiple players or teams) and pay using Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and BSB.
Upcoming events are:
Annual Trentham Tournament, October 16-23 2016
One of the highlights of the country Victorian golfing calendar. Every year hundreds enter the events and join other golfers from around Victoria to enjoy the excellent conditions Trentham always offers in October.
Sunday October 16: Junior 18-hole Open Stroke
Tuesday October 18: Women's 18-hole Open Stroke
Wednesday October 19: Mens and Womens 4BBB Stableford
Friday October 21: Mens, womens and Mixed 4-person Ambrose
Saturday October 22: Mens, womens and mixed American Foursomes
Sunday October 23: Men's 36-hole Open Stroke (plus 18-hole morning and afternoon options)
Trentham Plate, Sunday November 13 2016
Get together a team of four players (two men and two women), from any club or combination of clubs, to play for the Trentham Plate, a teams event with a history going back for more than 40 years. The team with the best aggregate score will win the plate for one year (three scores to count, fourth score to count in the event of a tie). There are also prizes on offer for the best individual Stableford score.
Mazda Victorian Four-Ball Championship
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.
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.
2016 Men's Singles Knockout second round completed
Eight players made it through to the second round of the 2016 Men's Singles Knockout Matchplay championship.
The semi-finals will be held on Saturday August 27th. After a week's break for the September Monthly Medal, the final is scheduled for Saturday September 10th.
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.