Warialda Golf and Bowling Club board director Michael Collins, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and director Glen Harvey check out the fairways which will be maintained by a new lawn mower funded by a $5,000 State Government grant.
Tuesday, 1 June 2021
THE number of work hours needed to maintain Warialda Golf and Bowling Club is about to be significantly reduced, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing a $5,000 State Government grant to assist the club with the purchase of a new ride-on lawn mower.
Mr Marshall said the existing mower was due for a trade-in after clocking up hundreds of hours of work.
“For volunteer-run facilities like Warialda Golf and Bowling Club, time is as important as money,” Mr Marshall said.
“In the next two months they will be riding high on their new purchase, with the club is still looking at what mower will best suit its needs long-term.
“Keeping a club operational and presentable is no small task and I thank each of the club’s members and board who play their part to keep the doors open on this important community facility.”
Warialda Golf and Bowling Club President Mathew Williams said he was extremely happy and appreciative to receive this grant.
“We are certainly in need of a new lawn mower and unfortunately, due the financial difficulties caused by the drought and COVID-19 pandemic we do not have the funds to purchase a new one,” Mr Williams said.
“Our greenkeeper Lenny Turner and assistant Kelvin Charter are eagerly awaiting delivery, so they can continue their great maintenance of this important community asset.
“We are working to encourage more people in our community to participate in both lawn bowls and golf, as a means of improving their mental and physical health.
“We are actively trying to encourage more members and we see well maintained grounds as a way to boost those numbers.
“On behalf of the club’s 400 members I would like to thank Adam for his continued support.”