Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Wilcannia Golf Club (NSW) will soon be back on the map

POSTED ON July 14, 2017 @ 10:14 am
Wilcannia Golf Club will soon be back on the map after the NSW Government committed to assist Golf NSW help rebuild the town’s disused nine-hole course.

Deputy Premier and the Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro and the Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries delivered the news of the grant which will go towards revitalizing the town golf course and establishing an instruction and practice facility for the community in the State’s far west.

When the revitalisation of the golf course site is complete, Golf NSW will also be facilitating instructor training in the sport for teachers from local schools as well as organizing periodical visits from golf professionals for more formal coaching.

Minister Barilaro was thrilled with the project and praised Golf NSW for taking the initiative in assisting the club.

“I want to thank Golf NSW for showing leadership in this. There are parts of our community in regional NSW that don’t get the attention and love that they should, and these kids deserve the as much of a go as anyone else,” the Deputy Premier said.

Besides expert advice from consultant agronomist Martyn Black about ongoing course maintenance, when the project is complete, Golf NSW will be supplying the club with 30 sets of golf clubs and 2000 balls for use on the facility.

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries reinforced the Deputy Premier’s comments about the initiative.

“I think Golf NSW has made an outstanding contribution out here, particularly in time and effort.”

“The fact that personnel are out here advising and working with the Wilcannia Community to revitalize the facility is fantastic.”

“Most of our communities have the assets. They’ve got the infrastructure. It will hold the community in very good stead over the next couple of years, “ Mr Humphries added.

Graeme Phillipson, General Manager-Golf, Golf NSW believes facilities like the town golf course are important community assets.

“We understand how important facilities like the local golf course are to towns across regional NSW,” Mr Phillipson said.

Local grazier and Golf Club Director Chad Howard said the facility was all part of keeping rural towns like Wilcannia alive.

“It’s a positive for the town, like having a local butcher or a local baker,” he said. ” It’s a social meeting point, a place to have a talk with your friends and spend a few hours together. If you don’t have these facilities, you lose where you come from.”

The Club’s Secretary Manager, Margaret Stribbles expects the completed work to have a positive impact on the local community.

“It’s an all-around good sport to play, and I can’t see why the locals here won’t get on board. I know there are a few keen golfers out here, but there’s been no structured golf for a long time.”

“I’m a keen golfer, and I can’t wait,” she grinned.

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Please enter your details:

I am interested in:

  • News
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment / Jobs
  • Grow the Game
Golf Industry Central Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Operations Central

Gold Creek Country Club plans to redevelop half of its golf ...

The group has begun community consultation for its...

TopGolf soon to open its doors on the Gold Coast...

  The much anticipated, first-ever, Australian Top Golf...

Singapore Golf Industry Commissions Golf Business Advisory S...

Golf in Singapore is at an interesting stage...

Golf lends support to Fiji recovery

The Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways has presented a cheque to the value of FJ$20,000 to High Commissioner Mr Yogesh Punja...

SEEKING: Store Manager – Banners Golf...

Located at Cumberland Country Golf Club 248 Old Prospect Road Greystanes NSW, 2145 Store Manager State of the Art Facilities Banners Golf,...

The Fiji Golf Club re-elects Gavidi to lead...

THE Fiji Golf Club has re-appointed Ratu Isoa Gavidi to lead the club for another three years during their AGM last week....

SEEKING: Child Minding Attendant – The Royal Sydney Golf Cl...

If you are looking for a casual role with the opportunity to develop your skillset and work in a positive team environment,...

Five facts about golf in celebration of Earth Day 2018...

#EndPlasticPollution GCSAA national study reports golf courses have shown continual improvement over the past decade Lawrence, Kan. (April 17,...

Pace of Play – Improving the Golfing Experience...

By Bill Yates In a previous article I noted that golf course management teams are in the business of...

New Group Director of Agronomy at The Els Club Malaysia...

Terrance Mohammed has been unveiled as The Els Club Malaysia’s new Group Director of Agronomy. In the role, Mohammed,...

Havrilla’s High Hopes for Els Club Malaysia...

Stephen Havrilla has assumed the role of General Manager at The Els Club Malaysia. With 19 years of experience...

Help Aussie quadriplegic golfer change lives through documentary ...

  Prior to his accident, James Gribble was not only a successful investment banker but an active sportsperson and...

Cancer Council NSW swings golfers towards good sun protection...

Cancer Council NSW is partnering with former golf pro Paul Gow to encourage golfers to reduce their skin cancer...