LAKESIDE Golf Club Lake Boga members are reaping the rewards of irrigation upgrades aided by the Swan Hill Rural City Council.
The club was one of the recipients of Council’s Community Development Fund, with $2500 provided to improving the course’s irrigation system.
The club had been struggling to maintain tee boxes on four holes in the south-west corner of the course.
As the previous irrigation system didn’t provide water to these areas, they relied solely on rainfall or members carrying a bottle of water to soften the ground for their tees.
An extra 1.4 kilometres of pipe and fittings has been laid by members, who donated a total of 145 hours of their time to the project.
Club president Kelvin Free acknowledged the support from Council.
“This grant has greatly enhanced the golf course, making it more desirable for both members and visiting golfers,” Mr Free said.
“Without the support of Council, we would have had to undertake more fundraising to assist with paying for the project and would have had to delay the extension.
“The grant has enabled us to do the work whilst the course was closed and have the areas ready for the 2017 season.”
“We enjoy our course and believe it’s an important part of the Lake Boga community, and the Northern District Golf Association” he said.
The club will now turn their attention to July’s winter four-ball event and then August’s annual tournament, two major events on the club’s calendar.