Photo caption: Inverell Golf Club President Anthony Hyde, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and club secretary Sandy Cook checking out the brand new Kawasaki side-by-side vehicle yesterday, made possible thanks to a State Government grant.
Tuesday, 19 December 2023
GREENS keeping staff and volunteers at Inverell Golf Club are relishing their brand new and more comfortable, ride thanks to a $18,961 State Government grant support the purchase, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said today.
Mr Marshall visited the club yesterday, catching up with President Anthony Hyde and Secretary Sandy Cook, to inspect the new Kawasaki side-by-side vehicle, which has provided an enormous boost to maintenance and improvements efforts across the 45-hectare course.
“The club’s new vehicle is very impressive and has already been put to good use every day by staff and volunteers,” Mr Marshall said.
“Purchased locally, the new side-by-side is light years ahead of the club’s old greens vehicle, which was a dilapidated old golf cart, which couldn’t carry or tow anything too heavy.
“Inverell Golf Club plays host over 6,500 people annually including local club members, regional visitors, charity groups and schools, so it’s important the course is looking its best, which requires good quality equipment.
“I’m thrilled with this new vehicle for the club, which will support the huge strides the committee is making growing Inverell Golf Club and improving its facilities.
“The turnaround at the club in the last couple of years has been phenomenal and I’m looking forward to continuing to support the committee in its future plans.”
Inverell Golf Club Secretary Sandy Cook said she was delighted to receive the grant for the new buggy.
“The funding received was very much needed and very much appreciated. The vehicle arrived in Inverell at the end of January 2023,” Mrs Cook said.
“We purchased the buggy from Vince Strang Motorcycles and Equipment which is a local company.
“We’d all like to thank Adam for his visits to the Club. He’s been able to see the progress we’ve made and offer his thoughts on further improvements.”