Young Golf Club are set to benefit from $8,000 in funding to install golf cart paths at the club thanks to the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said a total of six projects have been funded across the electorate which will turbocharge participation in sport across all age groups and bring the community closer together.
“Golf is a game that everyone can play with no age barrier, it is important that we continue to support our local clubs like Young Golf Club to ensure our community stay active and healthy,” Ms Cooke said.
“Young Golf Club will see over 200 metres of concrete path constructed around the club to allow for cart access to the course regardless of its condition or the weather.”
“Golf carts can cause significant damage to the course and these pathways will provide golfers with access to the course and protect the grass from concentrated cart traffic.”
“Not only will these works improve the playing experience, they can also assist in significant ongoing cost savings in maintenance and repairs around the course.”
Young Services Club Operations Manager Mr Steve McIllhatton said due to abnormal weather events last winter two holes on the golf became unplayable and access to these areas was not achievable.
“By having these holes out of play puts strain on trying to run competition and social play which results in a loss of revenue for the club,” Mr McIllhatton said.
“The club shares its facilities with the community not only for golf but for various exercise, social events along with local schools also utilising the space for sports and functions like cross country running events.”
Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 per project were available with up to $50,000 available in each electorate. More information about the program is available online.