Baradine Golf Club has just finished resurfacing some of its tees with synthetic turf, courtesy of a grant from the NSW Golf Foundation.
“Nine tees have now been resurfaced thanks to the generosity of the NSW Golf Foundation and Oran Turf in Dubbo,” Club Secretary Betty Olsen said. “The members finished off all the work.”
The tees, which were made of sand, required constant levelling. With the synthetic surface now in place, the course is ready for play all year round.
The membership at Baradine has been busily upgrading its facilities over recent times, and the latest grant comes on the back of plenty of hard work by the Club in sourcing assistance from both state and federal government programs.
“The assistance has allowed us to carry out some very beneficial improvements including a bore water connection for the clubhouse grounds and landscaping.”
The improvements have also proved healthy for the clubs playing stocks, with membership ballooning in the past couple of years.
“Before the new clubhouse was built two years ago, we had just twelve members. That number has tripled now, and we even have a couple of juniors.”
“Sporting clubs are an important part of our community; They do so much good, so investing in them also improves the viability of the town.
“Golf is great exercise and wonderful fellowship. It’s good for your mental health too. This is great for the town.”
With its future now looking bright, the Club will stage the Baradine Open Tournament for the first time in 17 years on September 25th.
“We are working really hard to get the course ready now,” she added.