Next steps for golf course
GOLF: Eidsvold golf course has come a long way since its unique beginning.
In 1993, 12 kids along with the local council and golf president Terry Haupt came together to design the greens, with six greens completed in 1995.
Now, the course is set to undergo significant renovations in the coming months.
“We are about to scarify, cut dress, fertilise and spray and all the other things you do to look after the course,” Haupt said.
“We water the grass everyday, it was hard to get the right amount of rain but it will turn around.”
At the moment the course is recovering from the heat faced over the past few months.
“The drought (did some damage to) the greens,” Haupt said.
“If it’s 40 degrees inside, outside temperatures are a lot hotter and the greens just dry out.”
Haupt recalled the challenges involved with creating the course.
“The first challenge we had was not knowing what we were doing, we knew we wanted a golf course but none of us knew how to do it,” Haupt said.
“Looking after the kids was another challenge as they got a bit rowdy a couple of times but we survived and they were a good help.
“The kids came from Bundaberg, Gin Gin, Mount Perry and Eidsvold.”
A couple of years later, the next four holes were created.
“Hole six was changed to a practice putting green and that’s why we have nine holes at Mundubbera.”
Since its inception the club has seen numbers rise and fall.
“We’re travelling really well at the moment,” Haupt said.
“We try to provide a good course and good amenities and hope players catch on and come to play a good game of golf.”
The Eidsvold Carnival has now been postponed till September 24.
NEVER TOO YOUNG: Mark Wedemeyer, Kevin Preston, Jarrod Polzine, Dean Bayles, Steven Pointen with his son.
Matthew Murray preparing himself for the game.
Ken Christensen looking up after a good shot on the golf course.
Dean Bayles after hitting a good golf shot at the weekend.
Marie Murray holding the flag as players putt the ball in at the Eidsvold golf course.
Bob Brambley about to hit the ball at the Eidsvold competition at the weekend.
Terry Haupt teeing off at the weekend.
Dean Bayles after hitting a very good golf shot in Eidsvold at the weekend.