Golf Australia-SA holds the SA Country Pennant Championships at Barmera 2019.
Club Championships 2019
Doug Johns and Meredith Williams have taken out the A grade men and women's titles for 2019. Congrtulations to both players. Well deserved winners.
A spate of holes in one!!! What's going on?
With 3 aces in 2018, we thought that we might have a few months where none occurred. WEll, in May Brian Finn aced the 17th and Grant Baker did it again in June. Paul Keane had a hole in one on the long par 3 11th in August and Joffa Rosbergen aced the tricky par 3 second hole in September. Well done to all players. Remember our hole in one jackpot is only won if 3 or more players and playing together in a registered competition.
Fourth green replaced and only one bunker now!
Normally greens have a life span of between twenty and twenty five years. The fourth green has been there since 1976 and has celebrated its forty second birthday, If you take a careful look at it you will notice that it is riddled with native couch. This makes it very difficult to place the pin in suitable positions. Consequently, we have poisoned its surrounds in preparation of placing a new fescue protected green in the area.
Using our facilities
We have upgraded many of the facilities in the clubhouse over the past two years. Naturally we desire to make our clubrooms a place of comfort after a game but we also aim to encourage others to use our amazing facilities. Recently, the Berri Barmera Educational leaders used our club for their meeting and they have just booked it for a student free day function. Flinders University have booked us for a cocktail party for 70 people and another educational group have booked us for a whole week towards the end of April. Barmera Food & Wine Club use it for their monthly events as do the Epicurian and Bistronian clubs. Enquire now for information, if you have an upcoming event.
Objectives for 2019
This year we have set ourselves the task of showing that Barmera Golf Club is a sustainable organization. We believe that it is but have been able to develop our course and clubhouse using land sale funds above our normal income. This work has been done to make our total facility more likely to attract golfers and the public requiring a social /conference amenity. (The clubhouse is booked for a week long conference from March 18!!)
(With this in mind we still recognize the need to develop, not stagnate, and so we chose projects from our big picture plan that are less costly but still important.
Projects to be continued are: