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Trentham Club Newsletter

The latest news and views about the Trentham Golf Club.

Points trophies awarded

This year the club re-instituted a points trophy for the Thursday and Saturday competitions. Each weekly competition, golfers were awarded 20 points for a competition win down to 1 point for coming in 20th position. The objective was to encourage golfers to play more often, especially in the Winter months, and to provide some reward for consistent golf performance.

Thanks to Kevin Sheedy who originally suggested the idea, and to Kevin and Bob Penrose for administering the competition. The prizes awarded were $100 for first, $60 for second and $40 for third. Funds for the prizes were generously provided by Jim McCormack, Kevin Sheedy, John Hudson and Bob Penrose.

The winners for 2018 were:

Prize Saturday Thursday
1st $100
David Thiele Bob Penrose
2nd $60
Martin Walker Colin Wilson
3rd $40
Gary Middleton Dick Ellis

Robin Wilson wins men's club championship


(l-r) Ian Power (C Grade winner), Robin Wilson (Club Champion), Geoff Varley (B Grade winner).

With rounds of 82-78-76-78=313, Robin Wilson, playing off 4, has won the 2018 Men's Club Championship. Robin won by five strokes from Sholto Arnold (77-80-84-77=318).

In B Grade, Geoff Varley (85-85-87-84=341) was a one-stroke winner over Keith Webster (342). C Grade required a play-off after Ian Power and Peter Speakman finished locked together on 365. Ian was victorious in the play-off.

The Senior trophy was won by Alan Snowden with rounds of 86-79-81-80=326. The Arnie Hanson Memorial Trophy for best handicap score during the four rounds of the championship was won by Geoff Varley with 271 nett.

Countback for Junior Open winner

Thirty juniors played in the Trentham Junior Open on Sunday October 21. Great course conditions and perfect weather greeted the field, although there were some mixed reports from many juniors on their scores!


Junior Open winners (l-r) Jazy Roberts, Blair Christie, Mo Haintz and Alicia todd, with Corina Sabo

Blair Christie (Rich River Golf Club), playing off +1, repeated his 2017 win with a scratch score of 78, taking the Boys Scratch and the overall Open trophy. Blair has played at the Trentham Junior Open for three years, and finishes as a junior this year. Jazy Roberts (Belvoir Park), playing off 5, won the girls scratch trophy with 78, and only lost the overall trophy to Blair on a back-9 countback.

In the handicap sections, Mo Haintz (Mount Xavier GC) won the boy's section with an excellent 92-28=64. The star of the day however was the girl's handicap winner, Alicia Todd of Buninyong Golf Club, who stunned the rest of the field with 101-44=57.

The event was sponsored by the Trentham IGA and the Trentham and District Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank and we would like to thank them for their support. Corina Sabo, board member of the community bank, presented the prizes to the winners.

Peter McMenamin wins men's singles knockout

Peter McMenamin (pictured) is the Trentham Singles Knockout matchplay champion for 2018. Peter defeated Colin Wilson 5 and 4 in the final on Saturday September 15th.

The lead see-sawed for the first few holes, with Colin 1 up after the 7th. However, after draining a long putt for par (and a stroke given) on the 8th and then another long putt for birdie on the 9th, Peter took control, winning six holes in a row before a half on the 14th sealed the match.

Congratulations to Peter on the win and to Colin for making the final.

Results of all rounds

Trentham team wins Broadford Bowl


The winning Trentham team with the Broadford Bowl.

A team of three Trentham women has won the Broadford Bowl on Thursday August 30th. In heavy but mainly dry conditions save for a shower or two, Veronica Maher (34 points), Di Lewis (34 points) and Rhonda Bradley (35 points) won the bowl with the excellent aggregate score of 103.

Volunteers brave the cold

Four volunteers braved the 2°C start on Tuesday August 7th to weed, fertilise with blood and bone, and cover with pine needle mulch the fifty or so rhododendrons around the course. Bob Dobinson gave us the work cart and Mike DeJong used his ute to great effect. We only found two blackberries underneath, they must have been missed earlier in the year -- a bit of sloppy work by Ron Winzer! Most of the old tree guards have now been removed and another visit in the Autumn should encourage more growth. Thanks to Mike DeJong, Mike Hotchin, Ron Winzer and Geoff Durham for their morning’s work.


Our great volunteer group

Members who have a couple of hours to spare every month or so and who would like to volunteer, are urged to contact Geoff Durham who will advise you of the next date and what to bring.

Trentham mixed championship winners

The Trentham Mixed Championships concluded on Saturday July 28th. In the overall results Sue Byrne and John Hudson finished with the best handicap score of 216¼, and Veronica Maher and Garry Ford finished with 260 for the best scratch.


Garry Ford, Veronica Maher, John Hudson and Sue Byrne

Tight finish in men's Doubles Knockout matchplay

On Saturday June 23rd, Mark Fisher and Harold Moore (pictured right) defeated Simon Ovenden and Colin Wilson for the 2018 Men's Doubles Matchplay Championship title.

In a tight match where the margin was never more than two holes all day, a missed birdie putt that sat on the lip of the 18th hole decided the championship.

This is the third time Harold and Mark have won the Doubles Matchplay.

Results ...

Trentham website turns 21

Trentham Golf Club's website has been in operation now for 21 years. As we look forward to 2018, here is a snapshot looking back at the website since its inception.

The website first started in early 1997, and was one of the first-ever golf club websites in Australia. A fairly simple affair, it had information about the club, teetimes, fees and a response form. At the time some members wondered what this "new internet thing" was and how it was going to publicise the club.


The first Trentham Golf Club website.

Read more ...

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 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.

How to log in to the system ...

Monday Muggers

The Monday Muggers is a group of club members that play social golf on most Mondays throughout the year at the club, followed by a barbeque. Players assemble at 9.00 am for a 9.30 am 'multi-tee' hit-off. Friends and visitors (including occasional golfers) are welcome.

Trentham Travellers

The Monday Muggers sometimes organise visits to other golf clubs, and they become known as the Trentham Travellers. They may organise day trips to nearby clubs, or 2-3 day trips to more distant locations e.g. the Murray River. The feature is good golf with friends and a welcoming social atmosphere. If you are interested in these visits, please contact Dick Ellis or Harold Moore. 

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