Renew now to get the discount
Trentham Golf Club members renewing their membership are reminded that they have until February 28th to obtain a discount on their fees. Fees paid up to and including February 28th attract a discount of $25 to $450. From March 1st onwards, the payment required is the full fee of $475.
You can renew your membership by:
- Paying at the clubhouse 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
Direct deposits must be received by February 28th to be eligible for the discount.
Capacity field enjoys fine conditions for Mazda qualifier
A capacity field of 102 golfers from as far away as Gippsland, the Grampians and Portsea played in the Golf Victoria Mazda Fourball qualifying event, held at Trentham on Sunday February 5th. The final of the Mazda Fourball Championship will be held at the Sorrento and National Golf Clubs on the Mornington Peninsula at the end of March.
Trentham winners (l-r): Garry Ford and Doug Hartwig (Men), Suzanne Velk and Tony Green (Mixed), Judy Rothe and Dawn Hinneberg (Women)
Trentham winners were:
Men: Doug Hartwig and Garry Ford (Trentham) 45 points (countback)
Also qualified for the final: Russell Hanson and Jim Dickson (Trentham) 45 points
Women: Judy Rothe and Dawn Hinneberg (Trentham) 43 points
Mixed: Suzanne Velk (Gisborne) and Tony Green (Lakeside) 48 points (countback)
Also qualifed for the final: John Hoare (Pakenham) and Tina Cowie (Tambo Valley) 48 points
The Trentham event is a regular country qualifier on the Mazda Fourball championship calendar. Trentham will hold the qualifier for next year's championship in early February 2018.
Full results for the Trentham qualifier available at the Golf Victoria Mazda Fourball website.
New competition start times
Following a review by the Match Committee of the entry procedure in the men's Saturday competition, there will be a change to the competition closing time.
As from Saturday February 4 the men's competition will close at 12:30.
It was felt that with about 90% of the field teeing off between 11.00 and 11.45, with a correspondingly small number of late players, there was a need for the range of start times to be compacted so that volunteer starters are not waiting for a long period of time to finalise the field.
Women's start times for Saturday will also change. They will now be a draw at 11:45 for a 12 noon tee off from the 11th tee.
New Thursday competition early start
From Thursday February 2nd an early morning start will be available, in line with the Saturday early start.
Players will be able to tee off between 7:30 and 8:30 am. There will be an entry sheet on a clipboard in the shelter at the 1st tee. Sheets showing the handicap range for both white and blue tees are available in the shelter, players are responsible for entering and making sure their handicaps are correct.
Water security project completed
Trentham's water security project, aimed at providing an ongoing water supply for the course, has been completed with the trenching of a pipe and electrical control cables from the bore to the new tank and irrigation pump.
The course has been reliant on a leased water right from a local farmer to supplement the inadequate 11 megalitre right the club holds from the course dam. The lease was a year-to-year proposition, and the club either needed to buy a right on the open water market or develop a new source of water. The summer of 2015-16 was also particularly dry and the dam nearly ran out of water, a scenario that in the future would have devastating consequences for the course's greens.
The club has installed a 250,000 litre water tank and a bore that is licenced for 19 megalitres per year. While the bore was initially rated at 3600 litres per hour, the tank filled completely over two days, indicating a flow rate possibly up to 50% higher than first estimated. Along with the club's existing 11 ML right from the dam, the bore and tank will provide enough water for all tees and greens on the course.
Thanks go to our green staff, all the club volunteers involved in the project, and our electrical and plumbing contractors. Special thanks go to club member Darrin McLean, who used his machinery to dig and re-fill the 400-metre trench over a two-day period.
(Right: Trenching work in progress across the 10th fairway. Please note that all filled trenches are GUR for the foreseeable future)
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.
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.