The course has never looked better - and now there's a temporary clubhouse as well.By Chalpat Sonti
Seymour Golf Club is in promising shape for the future — but it just needs a little help to make sure some ambitious plans can be realised.
The club held a gathering on Saturday night to officially open its temporary clubhouse, about two years after the previous one burned down.
Plans are afoot for a permanent home across the path from the temporary one, but a few things need to happen first.
‘‘The main thing is we want to get people out here playing golf,’’ club president John Muscovich said.
‘‘Membership everywhere is down and ours is too, and the participation rates have been down because of the poor weather mainly. A lot of people even think the golf course doesn’t exist but we’re saying ‘here we are’. Actually, the course itself has never been as good as it is now.’’
Aside from getting more members, Muscovich has his eye on more green fees players and kids playing the game — ‘‘to get golf into schools would be awesome’’.
While the club received an insurance payout from the 2011 fire, it will go towards a new home.
‘‘We’re trying to run the club on its own merits without using that money,’’ he said.
Part of the plan was the need for a temporary clubhouse. It’s actually the former residence of the late Ian McDonald, with some extensions.
With the help of builder Barry Cole and willing volunteers, the project, completed for about $1000, includes three new toilets with facilities for the disabled (part of Mitchell Shire Council requirements).
Once the new clubhouse is built, it will overlook the 18th green.
Cheers... Seymour Golf Club president John Muscovich (in black jacket, kneeling) and builder Barry Cole next to him join with club members in celebrating the opening of the temporary clubhouse.
With views like these, who wouldn't want to play golf? The dam adjacent to the 10th hole.
The future - on the fairway at the 18th. The temporary clubhouse is on the left and the old Army building on the right will be pulled down to make way eventually for a new clubhouse.
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