GLEN INNES CLUB DRIVING STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE WITH $243,405 GRANT

GLEN INNES CLUB DRIVING STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE WITH $243,405 GRANT

Photo caption: A $243,205 grant has been secured by the Glen Innes Golf Club to upgrade the course, with Club Captain Phil Evans, left, Secretary and Manager Brody Hutchinson, General Manager Pat Lonergan, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Club Professional Steve Bishop, committee member Dean Gilette, Women’s Club Captain Rosie Smith, President Malcolm Baker and Glen Innes Severn Mayor Rob Banham.

Friday, 17 March 2023

GLEN Innes Golf Club will use a State Government grant of $243,405 to undertake major earthworks ensure its entire course is playable in all weather conditions, according to Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall who announced the funding today.

Mr Marshall said NSW Essential Community Sports Asset Program grant would help the golf club construct concrete paths around the course and levee banks to run water away from low-lying areas.

“At the moment, when there’s a lot of rain, it makes it difficult for players to move around the course and comfortably access all the holes without doing damage to the course,” Mr Marshall said.

“Players should be able to enjoy the greens all year round, no matter what the weather.

“This is welcomed funding to improve the safety and enjoyability for all players, but also protect the fairways and greens from unnecessary damage.

“It’s a great win for everyone who uses the club – well done to General Manager Pat Lonergan on securing the grant.”

Glen Innes Golf Club General Manager Pat Lonergan said club members couldn’t wait to see the project get underway.

“The grant is very important to keeping a vital facility for the Glen Innes community and surrounding areas,” Mr Lonergan said.

“It is important we have better access to the course all year round for our members and visitors.

“The golf course has had to close on many occasions due to the course being too wet to use.

“The grant will help keep the organisation viable due to golf days not being lost to weather conditions.”

Mr Lonergan said close to 6,000 people used the Glen Innes Golf Club each year.

The project is expected to be finalised by the end of the year with local contractors engaged to complete the works.

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