Bill Roberts Memorial Mixed 18-hole Stableford
Thursday 20th April, 11.00 am to 12.30 pm
Bill Roberts was a stalwart of golf in the Macedon Ranges district, a member of several clubs during his life and a great promoter of golf for both the Central District Golf Association and veterans social golf clubs. Bill died in 2007, and the Bill Roberts Memorial Stableford has been held every year since.
Good prizes in three grades will be presented on the day by Dawn Roberts. Excellent lunch and afternoon tea, provided by the Birdie Kitchen, will be available at reasonable prices. No draw will be issued, just come along and be ready to tee off anytime between 11.00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.
New memberships available
Trentham has two new memberships available to cater for a wider range of golfer needs. The new memberships are designed as lifestyle alternatives to a full adult membership, and will cater for golfers who are looking for an inexpensive option to keep an Australian GolfLink handicap.
Lifestyle membership $295 per annum
This is a membership that carries a year-round GolfLink handicap and personal insurance, but playing rights are limited to the period from October 1 to March 31. You can play from April 1 to September 30 with the payment of the normal green fee (half price for Trentham competitions). Designed for those who do not wish to play during the cold winter months.
Access Membership $120 per annum
This is a basic membership that provides a year-round GolfLink handicap and personal insurance. It offers a 33% discount off green fees at Trentham and a 50% green fee discount for entry into Trentham club competitions. Designed for those who wish to maintain a genuine GolfLink handicap but who only play occasionally, or who wish to play at a variety of courses and competitions.
You can buy these memberships through our new Trentham Golf Club Shop. Payment is available by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and Direct Bank Deposit. For further information please use the contact form on this website.
Before purchasing one of these memberships, you should familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions of the new memberships by clicking the link below.
Help beat cancer in our charity day
4-person Ambrose, Saturday April 8th
Trentham's charity day this year will support the Relay for Life, an overnight event that raises funds for the Cancer Council. The money goes towards a host of worthwhile projects, from patient support and transport, cancer care, cancer research, and home and financial help for sufferers.
The Trentham event this year is a 4-person Ambrose of any combination ... men's, women's or mixed. The normal competition start times apply from 11.00 until 12.30. You don't need to book a time, just register to play before the time you would like to commence.
The Relay for Life is a local community event, and we are supporting the Mary's Mob team, who are entering the relay to raise money and remember former Trentham member Mary Hinneberg. The Kyneton Relay for Life in which Mary's Mob is participating will be held in early October, and Mary's Mob are hoping to raise $10,000.
So enter a team and come along for a great cause, and help Mary's Mob reach their target!
Solar system up and running
The solar installation at Trentham Golf Club was turned on and operational from Friday March 24th. In bright but not completely sunny conditions, the system produced 50.2kWh on the first day. You can see what the system is producing here.
The 12kW system, with 48 x 290W TrinaSolar panels and two Fronius Primo inverters, will save the club over $2000 per year on electricity costs. With the installation of the new bore dramatically increasing the club's power usage, plus other high energy uses such as refrigeration and airconditioning in the clubhouse, it is imperative that the club reduces power cost increases.
The club successfully obtained a community grant of $8800 from the Shire of Hepburn through their "Towards Zero Emissions" Energy Initiative to help with the installation. The women's sub-committee contributed $2000 to the project, and the balance of $3190 was funded with a dividend from the club's gambling account. With the grant, this is a very effective payback period to the club of under three years. The recent Government announcement of a feed-in tariff increase to 11.3c/kWh from July 1 will also be of great help.
Ballarat solar and renewable energy company Breaze Energy were the contractors, and the system was installed by Darren Nagel Electrics (who incidentally has joined Trentham as an Access member). Colin Wilson undertook the grant application and management of the project, and he can be contacted for any further information.
Renewals due by no later than March 31st
Trentham Golf Club members renewing their membership are reminded that they have until March 31st to pay their fees to avoid becoming unfinancial and having their playing rights and GolfLink handicap suspended. The previous early payment discount no longer applies, and from March 1st the payment required is the full fee of $475. First instalments must also be paid by March 31st.
You can renew your membership by:
- Paying at the clubhouse on competition days by EFTPOS, credit card, cash or cheque; or
- Going to the membership payment page of this website and paying by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard or direct deposit; or
- Logging in to club2ic.com and paying by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard or direct deposit (a link to club2ic.com is on the left of this page, see here for log-in instructions.
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.
It is important that members access the new system. You can find details of how to do this by clicking the 'How to log in' button below.
Not receiving e-mails from the club?
If you are a member and you are not receiving member e-mails from the club through the club2ic.com system, please try one of the following:
1. If you are using an e-mail address such as Hotmail or Gmail, please check your 'Junk' folder regularly. Sometimes high spam protection settings cause legitimate e-mails to be send to 'Junk'. To stop our e-mails going to 'Junk', make sure you have an entry for Trentham Golf Club in either your Contacts or Safe Senders list, using the club e-mail domain (@trenthamgolf.com.au). The club e-mail is also in the front of the program book, or we can supply it on request using the Contact Us form on this website.
2. We may not have your correct e-mail address, or any e-mail address for you at all. We have tried very hard to gather everyone's e-mail adresses, but there are still a handful of members that don't have an e-mail address on the system. Please send your e-mail address to the club using the contact form on this website.