Club scores with funding

Proudly showing off their new ride-on mower are Mundaring golf maintenance team members Ken Moore, Eric Silinger, John Shinnick, Peter Smith and Peter Paleske.
Proudly showing off their new ride-on mower are Mundaring golf maintenance team members Ken Moore, Eric Silinger, John Shinnick, Peter Smith and Peter Paleske.

The funding, which was provided by the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund, will help to stop further erosion on the greens and allow for better regrowth in a number of sections along the course.

Member for Swan Hills Frank Alban said he was pleased with Mundaring Sporting Club Inc’s successful result in the latest round of the CSRFF.

‘This is a great result for the Mundaring Sporting Club and a great testament to the efforts of Ray Hart, president of Mundaring Golf Club, John Shinnick, course maintenance co-ordinator, Thomas Williams, who has been vital with both erosion assessment and solutions for the club, and also the entire team at Mundaring’s golf course,’ Mr Alban said.

‘With the new lawn bowl rinks opening earlier this year and the erosion issues at the golf course now being addressed, the club will continue to be a great asset to the Hills community,’

Mr Hart said the club was overjoyed to get the funds.

‘It will provide a great preventative measure to further erosion that would continue to damage our grounds,’ he said.

‘This project will be the single most important strategy to attract new membership and will be the catalyst to a thriving, enduring, and sustainable golf club’ course maintenance co-ordinator John Shinnick said.

Work on the project is expected to start by the end of the year.

The golf club also recently purchased a heavy duty all terrain mower.