Fourth green to be replaced
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. This will happen in the next couple of weeks so that the new green will be playable before winter arrives. The design of the new green was discussed at the AGM and there are a couple of diagrams up in the clubhouse.
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: