Entries are open for the Trentham Plate on Sunday 16th November. The Trentham Plate is a very popular 18-hole Stableford teams event, the winning team being determined by the best aggregate score (best three scores to count). Teams comprise two men and two women and entry is $50.00 per team of four. Individual handicap Stableford events for men and women are held in conjunction.
Three-peat for Charlie
Charlie Robertson has won the Trentham Golf Club Men's Championship for the third year in a row. After three rounds, Charlie was level with Martin Walker, and both were one ahead of Alan Snowden. All three players were level after 10 holes of the final round when Charlie dramatically three putted from short range for a double-bogey, however Charlie held his nerve over the closing holes with two birdies to win by two shots from Martin, with Alan a further three shots back.
(Left to right) Club Champion Charlie Robertson, Life Member Elaine Hanson, handicap winner David Ridington and C Grade Winner John Smithwick. Elaine presented David with the Arnie Hanson Memorial Trophy for best handicap score in the championships.
Winner: Charlie Robertson 78-74-82-76=310
Runner-up: Martin Walker 73-80-81-78=312
The Arnie Hanson Memorial Trophy for best handicap score over the four rounds was won by David Ridington with 271, from Martin Walker on 272. Doug Williams won the B Grade championship with 85-87-84-84=340 and John Smithwick won C Grade with 90-86-89-89=354.
Lindsay Perrin won the Mens Senior Championship with a four-round gross score of 90-87-77-79=333. B Grade handicap winner was David Ridington 272, and Tom Mossop won the C Grade handicap with 283.
Improve your game through our women's golf clinics
Trentham Women's Golf is running two golf programs for women. The Introduction to Golf Program is for beginning women who would like to take up golf and learn the game, while the Play Golf Program is for more experienced women who wish to improve their game under the guidance of a coach.
Golf is an active, social sport, a great form of exercise and a very rewarding personal challenge for women of any age or physical ability. Trentham Golf Club is a beautiful natural setting for you to play golf. Your professional golf coach will make learning golf a fun and enjoyable experience each week.
Dates, Times and Costs
|Introduction to Golf
11am to 12 noon
November 11, 18, 25 and December 2, 9
$50 for the 5-week program
|Play Golf Program
9.30am to 11am
October 14, 28 and November 11, 18
$40 for the 4-week program
A close tussle in the Women's Singles Knockout
by Anne Cooper
Trentham Women's Captain Sue Byrne has capped off a fine golfing year to win the Women's Singles Knockout. Sue also won the Women's Club Championship, the Women's Doubles Knockout (with Rhonda Bradley) and the Mixed Championship (with Jim McCormack).
Right: Sue Byrne (right) with Singles Knockout runner-up Elaine Hanson.
The course was in perfect condition for the start of the Singles Knockout, resulting in some hard fought matches in the first round.
Trentham Trivia night and major raffle
Members and friends can pencil in Saturday November 15th for a trivia night at the clubhouse. There'll be terrific prizes and a two-course meal. The cost is $25 per head, or you can book a table of 8 for $200. Get in early or risk missing out! The night will be heaps of fun, come along at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Some of the more important annual trophy presentations will also be made during breaks on the night.
Over the next month, Trentham Golf Club will be running a major raffle, with over $1000 in prizes including a Scotty Cameron putter. Tickets are $2 each, or $20 a book. Books will be available from Saturday October 4, and the raffle will be drawn on Trentham Plate Day, Sunday November 16th.
Monies raised will go towards a green fee ticket machine, an initiative designed to increase revenue for the club and reduce free golf. Let's all get behind this so Trentham can remain the cheapest and best golf course in the district!
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".
Trentham selected for 2015 Womens Country Tournament
Trentham Golf Club has been selected by Golf Victoria as the venue for the Womens Country Tournament, to be played on 28-29 April 2015. The event is normally attended by about 180 female players over two days.
This year's tournament at Hamilton Golf Club was attended by seven Trentham women members. Vicki Adamson, Trentham Women's President, gave a brief talk at the Hamilton event dinner about Trentham Golf Club and the course.
Afterwards Vicki noted "As we saw from this year's tournament, there needs to be a lot of planning for an event such as this, so we'll be very busy over the next 12 months with organisation and recruiting willing helpers."
Picturesque Trentham 'remarkably presented': Golf Australia magazine
Golf Australia magazine (August 2013) featured an article, written by Golf Australia Editor Brendan James, that follows a golf course trail north-west of Melbourne through Victoria's Goldfields region.
Trentham is one course featured, and is described as having 'lush playing surfaces flanked by tall stands of mature native trees ... creating a superb mix of holes'.
Brendan concluded by saying 'it is remarkable how well the course is presented, an added bonus when you can play in such a picturesque setting'.
Trentham is a 'hidden gem' which provides greater golfing joy than the small green fee may suggest, says Brendan James (photo: Brendan James, Golf Australia magazine).