Trentham Tournament and Plate entries now open
Entries are now open for the Trentham Tournament (21-26 October) and the Trentham Plate (Sunday 16th November).
Tuesday 21st October: Women's Open 18-hole stroke
Wednesday 22nd October: Mens and Womens 4BBB Stableford
Friday 24th October: 4-person Ambrose, Mens and Mixed
Saturday 25th October: American Foursomes, Mens and Mixed
Sunday 26th October: Men's Open 36-hole Stroke
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.
Sue and Jim win Mixed Championship
Sue Byrne and Jim McCormack have won the Trentham Mixed Championship, after the final round on Sunday September 14th. Their nett score of 222½ left them ahead of Colin Wilson and Doris Ryan 225¼ and Ann and Clyde Bainbridge-Robb 226½.
In the scratch, Colin Wilson and Doris Ryan finished first on 259. Next were Sue Byrne and Jim McCormack 263 and Ann and Clyde Bainbridge-Robb 270.
The event is played in American Foursomes format, and pairs can drop off one of their four rounds with three to count.
2014 Mens Singles Knockout
Jack Conway and Shane Robinson will play in the final of the Men's Singles Knockout on Saturday September 20th after winning their semi-finals. Players must be ready to tee off at the stated time or risk penalty and/or disqualification.
Trentham 'top value for quality' under $40
In the latest (June 2014) 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).