Next steps for golf course

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHO­TOS: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

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.

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