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, 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.
Current members should note that memberships were due on March 1st. If you haven't paid your membership (or paid the first of four instalments) by March 31st, your club membership will lapse. After that date, your ability to play in club competitions and hold a Golflink handicap will cease, and will only be reinstituted by payment of the amount owing. An Australian GolfLink handicap is not available to golfers who are unfinancial, and as a 'licensee' of the Australian Handicap System through Golf Australia the club must abide by this provision.
Please note that if you pay by instalments, these are due on March 1st, April 1st, May 1st and June 1st. If you are more than 30 days in arrears for any instalment, your membership will also lapse.
You can renew your membership by either:
- Going to the online membership payment centre of this website and renewing using Paypal, Visa or Mastercard. Full payment or payment by instalments (where the club has agreed) is available.
- Paying your membership on competition days, either by cash, cheque or credit card (EFTPOS available).
- Forwarding your renewal by post to Trentham Golf Club, PO Box 54, Trentham, 3458, marked to the attention of the Membership Officer.
Max and Dawn accept life membership medallions
Congratulations to Dawn and Max Hinneberg on gaining life membership of Trentham Golf Club. Both have been long-term members, and have a history of active committee participation and a record of excellent volunteer service to the club over several decades. Max and Dawn were elected as life members at the Annual General Meeting in November, but formally received their life membership medallions at the club's charity day event on Saturday March 19th.
President John Smithwick (left), Max Hinneberg, Dawn Hinneberg and Treasurer David Nugent (right) at the presentation of life membership medallions
Charity day raises $1200
Trentham Golf Club's annual charity fundraising day has raised $1200 for the Trentham Hostel and Nursing Home. All competition fees on the day, plus proceeds from an auction and trading table, helped to raise the funds. Nearly 70 players participated in the day, and funds raised will be used at the hostel for specialty equipment in aged care.
Opening day starts the new season
The 2016 golfing season at Trentham has kicked off in style, with nearly 70 golfers playing in the opening day Stableford competition. The day signified the start of the formal golf season that will extend from the first week of March through to the Trentham Tournament at the end of October. The summer competition is now concluded.
President John Smithwick and Golf Victoria Regional Manager Mark Bamford opened the season at the presentation afterward. Many club sponsors played on the day, and life members Jim McCormack, Elaine Hanson, Eunice Hourigan and Bert Cooper were present. A free afternoon tea was provided by the Birdie Kitchen.
Winners in the individual Stableford were Linda Marchesi and Julie Hanson in the women's, and John Bell, Stuart Pyne and John Smithwick in the men's.
Please see Alan Snowden to renew your membership for 2016, or use the links on this website to pay online. Program books for 2016 are also available. The whole golf program for the coming year is also available on this website, click on the menu on the right-hand side of this page.
Water management in the current dry conditions
With increasingly dry conditions, the club has had to institute some water management and conservation practices. These depend on storage levels and usage in dry conditions. Hopefully the much-needed recent rain has relieved the need for more drastic measures and water usage has reduced as a result of rainfall, cooler weather and reduced evaporation.
We hope members and green fee players will understand the need for water conservation during such dry conditions as we have experienced. Our greens are our most important asset, and all water saving measures adopted are undertaken in order to preserve them. The course staff are doing a great job of keeping tees and some plants alive by doing a lot of manual watering.