Uralla Golf Club President Darrell Carson, left, and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall cut the ribbon to officially open the club’s new amenities, bores and sprinkler system.
Friday, 6 August 2021
WATER is flowing at Uralla Golf Club, both on and off the course, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall joining President Darrel Carson last week to cut the ribbon and officially open the new clubhouse amenities, bore and smart watering system.
In response to the devastating drought, last year Mr Marshall last year announced a $251,020 State Government grant to install a new sprinkler system and sink two bores on the course and renovate the clubhouse amenities.
“Two years ago the Uralla golf course was a dustbowl,” Mr Marshall said.
“As the onsite water storages dried up the strain the drought placed on the club’s volunteer committee was immense, as it relied volunteers to truck water in daily to keep the course alive.
“Now the club has infrastructure in place to allow better management of its water supply in future dry times.
“The automated sprinkler system on the tee and greens can be controlled remotely and provides real-time data on the amount of water being used across the course, reducing wastage.
“A bore has also been sunk at either end of the course to provide a back-up water supply.
“While the greens look immaculate outside, inside, the new family and disability access toilets have freshened up the clubhouse.
“A disabled shower with bench seat and handrails has been installed in the men’s bathroom, improving access for those with limited mobility.
“Both of these projects have been done to future proof the club. I am confident now the club is in a position to withstand the ravages of drought and provide its current and future members with facilities that are comfortable and accessible.”
Uralla Golf Club President Darrell Carson said with watering technology on the greens modernised it was time to update the rest of the clubhouse.
“Our new accessible amenities are outstanding, but since completing that work it has really highlighted how dated the rest of the clubhouse is,” Mr Carson said.
“To maintain the building’s structural integrity we need to install a new roof and replace the current floor.
“On the course we would also like to install an additional colorbond style shed, where our greenkeeper can store tools and equipment.
“We are currently exploring funding opportunities for these projects.
“The drought was a difficult chapter in the life of our club, however with Adam’s support we not only survived but emerged stronger and better prepared to handle future disasters.”