Stunning day for women's championship conclusion
The weather was perfect for the third and final round of the women's club championships held on Wednesday May 22. In glorious late-Autumn sunshine and mild to warm conditions, the course presented well with good fairways and the usual true greens.
Women's championship winners: Judy Rothe (Life Member), Yvonne Sillett (C Grade), Sue Byrne (Club Champion), Dawn Hinneberg (B Grade) and Gwen Justice (Veterans).
The A Grade winner and club champion was Sue Byrne, with a 3-round total of 273. This was the sixth time Sue has won the championship in the last seven years. In a closely-fought contest, the runner-up was 25-time champion Gwen Justice on a total of 278. Congratulations to both for some fine golf. Gwen also convincingly won the Veteran's trophy in her first year in the age group.
In B Grade, the winner was Dawn Hinneberg on 308, from Julie Hanson. Yvonne Sillett was thrilled with her win in C Grade, her score of 333 edged out Pat Kinnell on 337.
The nett winners were Helen Young (A Grade, 229), Dawn Hinneberg (B Grade, 241) and Yvonne Sillett who had the best overall nett score to win C Grade (228).
It was great to see so many established and new members participating in a keen but fair competitive spirit. Many thanks to everyone who organised the events and made lunches. Life member Judy Rothe presented the trophies.
Helping our environment
As part of our strategic plan, Trentham Golf Club is committed to better environmental practices. In 2017, we installed a 14kW solar system that has saved the club over $2000 per year in electricity costs and reduced our carbon emissions by over 20 tonnes. We have leased new lithium-ion battery electric carts and intend (as leases run out on older petrol carts) to lease more. Now we have updated our waste management system to introduce recycling through the Hepburn Shire Council and remove the Cleanaway skip that saw all our waste going to landfill. The additional benefit is a further saving of over $2000 per year in waste management costs.
To help run the system efficiently, we would like all our members and visitors to follow these guidelines:
- The yellow-lid bins (see picture) are for recyclable waste. This means bottles, cans, paper, metal and cardboard.
- The red-lid bins are for general waste. This means items such as soft plastic, ceramics, dirty paper plates, food scraps, kitchen waste and even old golf balls!
The bins are clearly marked. To reduce contamination, we would ask all our golfers not to contaminate the yellow-lid bins with any non-recyclable rubbish. The council doesn't like it and may remove our recycling option! If in doubt, put it in the red-lid bin. Our system will only work if the right items are put in the right bins!
Men's doubles knockout draw
Here is the draw and tee times for the Men's Doubles Knockout Championship, with the first round to be played on Saturday, May 25 (seedings are in brackets).
10.00: Mark Fisher and Harold Moore (1) v Lindsay Perrin and Reg Palmer (16)
10.07: Darrin McLean and Shane Robinson (8) v Colin Wilson and Simon Ovenden (9)
10.14: John Sadler and Ian Power (4) v Max Hinneberg and Jim McCormack (13)
10.21: Brendan McMenamin and Peter McMenamin (5) v Geoff Varley and Kevin Sheedy (12)
10.28: Graeme Smith and John Goodman (2) v Martin Walker and David Thiele (15)
10.35: Patrick Ryan and Michael Hotchin (7) v Alan Hopkins and Russell Hanson (10)
10.42: Ron Winzer and Ross Fletcher (3) v 14 Bob Hogan and Gavin King (14)
10.49: Ken Anders and Alan Snowden (6) v Peter Speakman and Jim Dickson (11)
Making it easy to get into golf
At Trentham we believe in offering a range of options to get into and keep playing golf. While we have full memberships for those who prefer the wonderful option of belonging to a club, unlike many clubs this is not all we offer. We also have a number of options for social golfers, summer golfers, or those who would just like green fee discounts for playing regularly (see graphic below).
All our memberships are very affordable and provide a GolfLink handicap with a Trentham GolfLink number and personal insurance.
Green fee passes provide very affordable, year-round social play at Trentham (please note that passes carry no handicap or insurance).
The membership year at Trentham for full memberships is March 1 to February 28 (pro rata fees available). Access, Lifestyle memberships and green fee passes are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
To read details of the full range of memberships and green fee passes, click the buttons below. You can buy memberships and passes online using Paypal, Visa, Mastercard or direct bank deposit.