Latrobe Golf Club
PROJECT: Community golf development hub
STATUS: Funding committed
Latrobe Golf Club is mindful of two important values: inclusiveness and fun. With its Community Golf Development Hub, it achieves both.
The exciting project of a five-hole short course and a seven-hole wedge course to be used by a wide-ranging number of users in the club and community was originally conceptualised by current club vice-president Rosalie Flynn and head professional and head of golf development Tony Craswell.
With the full support of their project partners – the Latrobe GC board, the local state member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines and federal member for Batman Ged Kearney, and fellow Yarra courses Kew, Rosanna and Green Acres – Latrobe was rewarded for over two years hard work when it received funding for its shovel-ready project from the Labor State Government’s 2018 pre-election funding commitment to grassroots golf facilities.
The hub will be used by juniors, women and members of the inclusion community starting out, for the delivery of MyGolf junior ad All Ability programs, by elderly players, by golfers rehabbing from injury or illness – there are several local hospitals and a wellness centre in the area – and for social golf.
The short course consists of holes under 140m while the wedge course will see floating golf balls hit at bright targets floated at various distances under 80m on water.
“It’s all about creating a sustainable future for the game, our club and the community,” said general manager Anthony White. “Build it and they will come!”
“It’s all about creating a sustainable future for the game, our club and the community.”
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