Pushing for more players
Club urges everyone to ‘have a go’
GOLF: The Eidsvold golf course continues to battle with dwindling membership numbers.
From three people to around 15, numbers are constantly changing week to week and the club is trying to work out how to address the problem.
Golf player and worker Russel Rose said it’s a social game that lets players interact with one another in a supportive environment.
He said being competitive was not the point.
“We don’t go for sheep stations, we just play because we like the game and we like to see other people and children come and join,” Rose said.
“The younger generation are the ones who carry it on and they are the ones who keep it alive.”
The problem stems from kids not wanting to play sports, he said.
“Years ago we had lots of kids playing golf and we even had junior teams, but this generation, something is different,” Rose said.
“We just have to encourage people to give the game a go. Every time I see someone new I recommend having a go. If you don’t like the sport, you don’t have to play.”
A junior team would make a difference.
“It all starts with membership, if we can improve that, we may get a junior team.”
All work done at the golf course is voluntary and relies on membership.
Sunday competition starts at 1pm in Eidsvold.
PUTTING IN: Ken Christensen, Matthew Murray, Russel Rose and Marie Murray at the Eidsvold golf course.
Malachi Murray having a hit at the Eidsvold golf course.
Russel Rose hitting off at the Eidsvold golf course.
William Murray gives it a go at the Eidsvold golf course.
Matthew Murray, Bob Bramley and Russel Rose watching on during the Easter golf comp in Eidsvold.
Ken Christensen having a hit at the Eidsvold golf course.
The Eidsvold golf course looking a lot better during the past few weeks.
Marie Murray about to hit the ball in Eidsvold.