Golfers taking to the course at Wellington Golf Club will have a chance to gain greater practice prior to their round, with the club receiving funding to upgrade the nets at the local course.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders visited the club recently to announce $5500 from the Local Sports Grant Program has been allocated to the project, which will also improve junior opportunities.
“Wellington Golf Club is something of a hidden gem for the town and we’ve slowly but surely been helping the club to upgrade its equipment, firstly with some funding for irrigation and now for the practice nets,” Mr Saunders said.
“This funding will upgrade the current nets, which are useable but not in great condition, and that will allow regular golfers to have a warm-up prior to their rounds but it will also assist in promoting juniors to get involved as it will give them a space to practice and learn the basics of the game.”
Wellington Golf Club’s Marie Cornish said the upgrade of the equipment was something members had been craving for a lengthy period of time.
“We’ve had some of the players come to us about the need to fix the nets and we saw this program as an ideal way to get the funding, so it’s great that we’ve been successful,” Ms Cornish said.
The Local Sport Grant Program (LSGP) aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport in NSW and provides $4.65 million for projects across the State.