40 years of his­tory achieved at Wan­neroo

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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.

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