Trentham Club Newsletter
The latest news and views about the Trentham Golf Club.
Volunteers get to work
Geoff Durham has organised working bees on two recent Tuesdays. The first was used to repaint all the hire buggies in a nice tone of dark grey, with new rubber handles. The second saw a lot of blackberries removed from gardens and underneath our beautiful rhododendrons. The photo shows the somewhat scratched but happy volunteers, along with a before and after shot of the rhododendron beside the 14th tee.
Many thanks to Geoff and his group of volunteers. There will be more working bees in 2018, so if you have a couple of hours to spare every month or so, please talk to Geoff and volunteer.
Trentham Tournament a huge success
Nearly 500 players competed during the Trentham Annual Tournament week that has just concluded. We would like to thank all our sponsors, helpers and players who made the tournament week such a success. The 2018 tournament will take place from Sunday October 21st to Sunday October 28th, so keep it in your diary for next year!
For all tournament results, go to our Tournaments Website.
The events for 2018 are as follows:
- Sunday October 21st: Trentham Junior Open 18 holes
- Tuesday October 23rd: Trentham Women's Open 18 holes
- Wednesday October 24th: 4BBB Stableford 18 holes (Men's and Women's)
- Friday October 26th: 4-person Ambrose 18 holes (Men's, Women's and Mixed)
- Saturday October 27th: American Foursomes 18 holes (Men's and Mixed)
- Sunday October 28th: Trentham Men's Open 36-holes (also 18-hole morning and afternoon events)
Local team wins Trentham Plate
The 2017 Trentham Plate has been won by the local Trentham team of Veronica Maher, Christine Schussler, Garry Ford and Bob Hogan, scoring an outstanding 118 points.
Pictured (l-r) are Garry Ford, Elaine Hanson (representing the Hanson family who are donors of the plate), Christine Schussler, Bob Hogan and Veronica Maher.
Veronica, Christine and Garry were three-quarters of the winning team in last year's plate, and they obviously recruited well for a fourth member as Bob was easily the best in the men's event with 43 points. Veronica had 41 points in the women's event.
The individual women's winner was Julie Hanson with 37 points, and the men's individual winner was Ray Rees, Neangar Park GC, also with 37 points. Ray won on a count back from Colin Wilson.
Women's nearest the pins were won by Sue Byrne, Wendy Lewis, Veronica Maher and Noelene Varley. Men's nearest the pins were won by Alan Snowden, Colin Gardner, Simon Ovenden and Tim Maddern.
Simon Ovenden wins men's club championship
Simon Ovenden is the 2017 Trentham men's club champion. Simon finished well clear of last year's winner Tom Hamlin, who was runner-up. Congratulations to Simon on his first club championship win.
Men's A Grade
Scratch: Simon Ovenden 79, 78, 80, 74 = 311
Handicap: Colin Wilson 285
Men's B Grade
Scratch: Keith Webster 86, 82, 84, 86 = 338
Handicap: Daniel Reed Rogers 270
Men's C Grade
John Hudson 93, 92, 94, 95 = 374
Handicap: Ken Anders 289
Alan Snowden 85, 82, 78, 89 = 333
Pine plantations being harvested
Pines being harvested between the 16th and 17th fairways
There are three small pine plantations at Trentham. They are situated between the 6th and 7th fairways, between the 7th and 8th fairways, and on the hill between the 16th and 17th fairways. The plantations were planted in the early 1980s, with the intention of providing an aesthetic value to the course as well as a long-term timber resource that would provide income to the club.
The committee has had to determine the management of these areas and has decided to harvest the pines. The contractor is currently working, and depending on the weather this will continue over the next few months.
OneGolf now live
OneGolf, a competition and event system provided by MiClub and built for smaller regional clubs, started operation at Trentham Golf Club from Thursday July 27.
Golfers are now able to register for the daily competition using the touchscreen in the clubhouse. Their daily handicap will be displayed for the relevant course of the day. After their round, they can record their score on the touchscreen using the score entry option and their score will be automatically entered into the competition.
There are over 120 clubs around Australia using OneGolf. Competitions are set up in advance from the annual golf calendar, saving time on the day. The system has the potential to greatly reduce volunteer times for competition set-up and entry and to speed up results processing.
A log-in from a web browser anywhere allows any Trentham member to see the full results for any competition, including prize allocations and the ball competition.
For competition managers, OneGolf will greatly simplify and speed up handicapping, competition entry and results, as well as providing an easy way for members to enter events and view competition results.
Keith Webster wins 2017 Mens Singles Knockout
Keith Webster is the 2017 Trentham Men's Singles Knockout champion, defeating Brendan McMenamin 3 and 2 in the final. In a close match, Keith established a slender lead from the outset that Brendan was never able to overcome, and won the match with a chip-in on the 16th. Congratulations to Keith, and commiserations to Brendan who was trying for the double after winning the Doubles Knockout with his brother Peter earlier in the year. Brendan also defeated Peter in the second round of the Singles.
Peter and Brendan win doubles knockout title
In the men's Doubles Knockout final, Peter and Brendan McMenamin defeated Ian Broome and Gerard Hughes 1 up. The match was very close all day with neither side gaining more than a two-hole advantage. After finishing all square after the 17th, Peter and Brendan won the 18th hole to snatch a last-gasp and tense win. Congratulations to Peter and Brendan and commiserations to Ian and Gerard who played well.
The Doubles Knockout is sponsored as always by John and Marie Bell, and the club thanks them for their support and encouragement.
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.
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 addresses, 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.
Club2ic membership system
Trentham Golf Club uses club2ic.com to manage your membership at the club. Club2ic uses on-line membership software and secure servers for 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.