Golf club pushes for member diversity
MONTO Golf Club is looking to diversify its membership in the new year.
The club had an altogether successful year in 2016, managing to turn a profit thanks to sponsorship and community support.
There are still concerns around the lack of club members, but president Boyd Johnston has suggested two possible remedies to this; more returning members, and more women.
“We’ve got a few more ladies playing and if we can get a few more interested as a result of the Come and Try days, we’re hoping to pick a few more of them up as members,” Mr Johnston said.
“We’re also targeting those who have been past members of the club, we’d love to see them come back and become a part of our active golf community in Monto.”
Gender is becoming less of a barrier to entry in golf; last year, Leesa Ison, a regular of Monto Golf Club, was named District Champion of Wide Bay Golf.
Club secretary Wal Wilkes said the club’s overall membership had lost and gained in roughly equal amounts last year.
TEE OFF: Leesa Ison, Wide Bay District champion.