40 years of history achieved at Wanneroo
THE Wanneroo Golf Club was first mooted by a group of Western Australia social golfers in 1970. This notion was crystallised through their frustrations of playing on a small public golf course with looming future difficulties in securing blocks of tee-off times for this group of enthusiasts.
Through the dedication and determination, countless hours of deliberation, meetings and physical commitment, the dream became airborne and the first ball was hit off the 10th tee at Wanneroo by then foundation president Brian Mcdonald on Opening Day, 24 March 1973. Thus a journey at a new, privately-owned golf club and course had begun. Its progress to date now stands as testimonial to the foresight and efforts of these founding fathers.
Wanneroo celebrated 40 years in 2010 and is looking forward to its 50th anniversary milestone in the years to come. The success of this club is imbedded in history and has been achieved despite the “knockers” who wildly predicted the concept of a new, privately-owned club in Perth’s northern suburbs would crumble in a heap.
As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations, Wanneroo has discounted its joining fee from $1,000 to $100 and this is still on offer for a limited time. Importantly at an Extraordinary General Meeting in November 2011, the members overwhelmingly endorsed the adoption of a new constitution that incorporates a modern day approach to sustaining success as a private golf club as well as flexible membership categories.
For information on becoming a member of this forward- thinking golf club, contact Wanneroo general manager Peter Brown or t he office st af f can be contacted on (08) 9405 3677.