A huge effort from the Golf Club to secure funding for a much needed irrigation system on the course, has paid dividends.
In the latest round of grants, Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke announced that $432,000 has been made available to install the system.
In great news for Harden Murrumburrah, this is in addition to more than $364,000 for Bill the Bastard and $269,000 for an upgrade at the Showground. That’s over a million dollars coming into our town!
“We received news that the Club was successful in its grant application for the irrigation. It was great to hear. A lot of hard work by the board and members went in to the application.” Club President Tim Davis said.
“It will certainly be great for the golf course as the current irrigation is in disrepair. The beauty of this the new system is that it will give the green keeper the ability to run the irrigation in the middle of the night which will give us savings in electricity, time, and a greater water efficiency which in the current drought is vital. Although more water would be great, the system is able to run off the current water provided by the Hilltops Shire.”
The new system will also provide a high standard course which will entice golfers from out of town and interstate. Harden Country Club is already known as one of the best golf courses in country NSW and this upgrade will enable us to keep that position.
Everyone knows there are big moves afoot at the Country Club and in anticipation of the redevelopment there may be some disruption while tees and greens are re-arranged, but not so much disruption that golfers and their guests wont still be able to enjoy an excellent round of golf and pleasant Clubhouse hospitality afterwards.