Club­house re­vamp

Stratford Press - - News - By ALICE COWDREY

The Strat­ford Golf Club’s club­house has un­der­gone a ma­jor up­grade.

Club pres­i­dent Matthew Mc­Don­ald says the club re­ceived two lots of fund­ing for work to be done at the club — a grant of $10,000 from the New Zealand Com­mu­nity Trust and $40,000 from TET.

The ren­o­va­tions have been part of an on-go­ing tidy up of the club­house and en­trance way and build­ing a new of­fice.

New fea­tures in­clude eft­pos, a new se­cu­rity sys­tem and a new com­puter sys­tem.

The club is also get­ting a new roof as well as a rain wa­ter sys­tem which will al­low the club to be self re­liant.

“It’s look­ing quite good now and is be­ing used by more and more com­mu­nity groups as a venue for things like meet­ings, fu­ner­als and func­tions.”

The club has fur­ther work planned be­fore the Na­tional Vet­er­ans Tour­na­ment, in­clud­ing a bar and kitchen re­fur­bish­ment. The club will host the ma­jor tour­na­ment in March 2020.

Matthew says he en­cour­ages all golfers or would-be golfers to come and give twi­light golf a go.

He says it is a fun way to learn the game, or de­velop skills in it in a fun, re­laxed and so­cial at­mos­phere.

“It’s a chance to en­joy the game and a great golf course in good com­pany.”

■ Ju­nior golf coach­ing starts at the Strat­ford Golf Club Fri­day night on Novem­ber 9.

Coach­ing is free for schoolaged chil­dren and starts at

3.30pm.

Also start­ing next Fri­day night is twi­light golf at 3.30pm which is $5 per per­son.

The Busi­ness House Golf Com­pe­ti­tion also starts from

5pm. Food and drinks will be avail­able at the club.

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