Burra’s mowing success

With the new mower are Sturt MP Dan van Holst Pellekaan, with golf club members Di Day, Judy Reilly, Dick Cleland, Peggy Gebhardt, Margie Stockman and Andrea Rowe. Photo: Helen Cleland.

With the new mower are Sturt MP Dan van Holst Pellekaan, with golf club members Di Day, Judy Reilly, Dick Cleland, Peggy Gebhardt, Margie Stockman and Andrea Rowe. Photo: Helen Cleland.

Burra Golf Club is the latest recipient of an Office for Recreation and Sport, ‘Active Club Grant’.

The Golf Club received funding of $3400 to assist with the purchase of a ride-on mower.

Sturt MP Dan van Holst Pellekaan was on hand to present a certificate to the club in recognition of obtaining the grant.

The project was intended to provide a mower that was more user friendly than the second hand industrial mowers the club currently uses, which will in turn, hopefully allow more people to assist.

The club is in the process of modernising its fleet of mowers.

The Active Club Program has an annual budget of $2,750,000, allocated over two funding rounds per year to incorporated sport, or active recreation clubs, that do not have a gaming machine licence.

The next round opens on August 12 and closes on September 23, with grants of up to $5000 available towards programs and equipment, and funding of up to $25,000 for upgrade of facilities.

For further information, visit ors.sa.gov.au/funding.

Burra Golf Club members are actively seeking grants, and fundraising is ongoing for this dedicated group of people, a number of whom have worked tirelessly for many years.

Last year, the club replaced their ‘Greens’ mower at a cost of $31,000, with an additional mower requiring replacement.

That too will cost in excess of $30,000 for a second hand model.

In addition to these projects, there are others running in parallel, such as sprinkler replacement, and upgrade to clubhouse facilities.

The Burra Golf Club manages and maintains an 18-hole course. 

Set among established native trees, the course features watered greens and fairways, and is situated on the northern outskirts of Burra (on the Barrier Highway).

The course is available for use seven days a week, with green fees a very affordable $20, and clubs are available for hire.

If you would like further information on how you can become a member, or even assist with fundraising efforts, the club would love to hear from you.

Phone: 8892 2066 or email burragolf@bigpond.com  

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