Summer golf competition arrangements
Starting on December 2nd, Thursday and Saturday mixed golf competitions at Trentham will have an optional early start from 7.30 to 8.30 am. You must organise your own group, and write your name on the sheet in the first tee shelter before teeing off. You will also need to indicate whether you wish to enter the Drummond Golf Western Open "Golf Fore a Cause" competition (extra $5 over the comp fee). Payment of the competition fee and Drummond Golf fee (if entered) must be made as soon as possible after returning from your round and definitely before you go home.
Women's Wednesday golf over summer
The women's summer golf competition will start on Wednesday 6th December and run every Wednesday until mid-February 2018. Assembly time will be 8.15 a.m. for 8.30 a.m. start for the 18-hole competition. The women are also conducting a 9-hole competition with an assembly at 9.00 a.m. for a 9.15 a.m. start. Trophies are being donated by Eunice Hourigan for the 18-hole competition and Judy Rothe for the 9-hole competition.
Beginners are encouraged to play, so please come along and have a great time.
A great year for Sue
In September, Sue Byrne won the Trentham women's club championship for the third time.
On Monday November 27th, Sue scored 84 off the stick to win the Dalhousie District "Champion of Champions" at Seymour. This event is contested by all the women's champions from clubs in the Dalhousie district.
Her 84-15=69 also won the A Grade nett over 18 holes, and she won Mary Dockery brooch for best nett for the day.
All in all, a great year for Sue!
Trentham records another successful year
At the club's Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 25th, Trentham Golf Club reported a modest profit of $15,817, up from $7,647 last year. The club remains debt-free with a solidly workable bank balance. Major projects in 2018 have included the water bore and tank ($60,000), the solar PV system ($13,000) and harvesting of the pine plantations.
The challenge for the club in the future is to continue servicing members and green fee players in a professional manner, and the movement away from a purely volunteer model is continuing by necessity. It is becoming harder and harder to find volunteers with the time for green fee bookings and collection, catering, Sunday bar operations and cart hire. With these extra expenses, along with rising costs generally and innovations such as the OneGolf competition system, members voted overwhelmingly in support of a reasonable membership rise to $525 per annum (last year $475), still one of the lowest for a quality course anywhere in Australia.
The committee elected was Bob Penrose (President), John Hudson (Captain), David Nugent (Treasurer), Russell Hanson (Secretary), and committee members Neil Aplin, Sue Byrne, Kevin Sheedy, Terry South, Keith Webster and Colin Wilson.
The club looks forward to another positive and productive year in 2018.
Join Trentham Golf Club
Trentham has a range of memberships available to suit everyone, from full club membership with full playing rights, down to basic, inexpensive memberships for those who just wish to keep a Golf Australia handicap and the security of personal golf insurance.
Here's the range of memberships available:
Adult membership ($475 per year)
Full adult memberships are available at very affordable rates, with no joining fee. Pro-rata rates apply, memberships become due on February 28th each year.
Family membership ($950 per year)
Trentham offers family memberships for two adults and any number of juniors aged under 18. Based just on the rate for two adults, family membership offers GolfLink handicaps and personal insurance for all family members.
Student ($150 per year) and junior membership ($50 per year)
Low-cost memberships for juniors under 18 and full-time students aged 18-24 make being a member of a golf club very affordable for younger players.
Lifestyle membership ($295 per year)
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 colder winter months.
Access Membership ($120 per year)
This is a basic membership that provides a 12-month GolfLink handicap and personal insurance (from date of issue). 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 all these memberships online at this website, or through our 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.
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