Trentham Club Newsletter

The latest news and views about the Trentham Golf Club.

Farewell to Dogleg

It is with sadness that Trentham Golf Club has to report that after a few decades of faithfully reporting golf results, firstly in the local newspapers and then on the Trentham Golf Club website, the legendary Dogleg has retired. Just like Laurie Oakes, the time has come for Dogleg to depart the media and have a well-earned rest.

However, things go on and a new breed of correspondents are now reporting the results. You may have already seen them on Facebook ... Dick Ellis on Thursdays, John Hudson on Saturdays and Julie Hanson for the women. Dogleg has also been superseded by technology with the automated full-field results produced by the OneGolf competition system. Members can log in to OneGolf to see in-depth results, albeit without the dry humour. The women will be relieved they are no longer having a stroke!

We wish Dogleg a long and happy retirement.

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.

Read more ...

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.

 Semi-final tee times and results ...

Trentham Golf Club members enjoy theatre night

Forty-three Trentham members and friends enjoyed a preview showing of "All His Christmases at Once", a new one-act play written by Trentham club member Chris Milne, and starring another Trentham club member, Neil Aplin, as Uncle "Filthy" Phil. Chris's play has been chosen by Mount Players as their entry in this year's State-wide circuit of One-Act Play Festivals.

The Trentham Golf Club Social Committee organised for Trentham Golf Club members to attend the preview, held at The Mountview Theatre in Macedon on Wednesday July 5th. The preview also included the Youth Theatre's one-act play entry for this year.

Solar system officially launched

Trentham Golf Club's new solar power system was officially launched during the presentations at the Charity Day on April 8th. About 100 people were present to see the Mayor of the Shire of Hepburn, Cr Sebastian Klein, officially open the system. The Shire of Hepburn made an $8800 grant toward the project through their Towards Zero Emissions Community Grants scheme.  

(l-r) Mayor of the Shire of Hepburn, Cr Sebastian Klein, Darren Nagel of Nagel Electrics, and John van Rooden, Shire of Hepburn Sustainability Officer, inspect the two Fronius inverters that now help power the clubhouse, greenkeeper's shed and bore.

The 14kW system, with 48 x 290W TrinaSolar panels and two Fronius Primo inverters, will save the club about $2200 per year in electricity costs. With the installation of the new water bore dramatically increasing the club's power usage, plus other high energy uses such as refrigeration and airconditioning in the clubhouse, it was imperative that the club reduced power costs.

Ballarat solar and renewable energy company Breaze Energy were the contractors and the system was installed by Nagel Electrics.

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.

Read the Golf Australia article ...

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 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 ( 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 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.

How to log in to the system ...

Look up your handicap

Enter your GOLFLink number to see your handicap record.

Course conditions

14th September 2017

 Fairways: A lot of rain in the last two months has provided an excellent grass cover, but there can be some mud adhering to balls. A lift, clean and place rule is in operation on closely-mown surfaces only. Please keep motorised carts off damp areas and away from slopes.

 Greens: Very good. Not much grass growth in the cold conditions but they are rolling truly.

 Surrounds: Excellent. Please keep motorised carts well away from green surrounds to avoid damaging surfaces.