Hard work and perseverance have paid off handsomely at Coonabarabran Golf Club with the timely arrival of a new tractor to help with works around the western NSW Course.
The impressive Kioti KL 4016 – in bright red livery – was delivered to the club earlier this month, and there were plenty of onlookers on hand to witness the machine’s arrival.
The club was able to make the purchase after a concerted fundraising campaign managed by the Club’s secretary, Zoe Holcombe, who staged a series of drive-in movie sessions across the region. Club president Bill Brown also held several very popular meat tasting nights, while a $10,000 grant from the NSW Golf Foundation helped top the total up.
Mr Brown said the big red machine will make a massive difference to the upkeep of the course.
“The first job will be to fix some of the cart paths around the course, filling in a few holes and to keep up with the mowing,” he smiled.
Alongside the delivery of the new Tractor, the Warrumbugle regional hub was also honoured by Clubs NSW, picking up a prize in the Clubs NSW Community Awards.
Coonabarabran won the Arts and Culture Award in recognition of the many events run for the community and making the club available to all.
“It was a huge surprise. I think we were the only golf club to win something also and also the smallest club in the room,” Ms Holcombe added.