Course in great shape for event

TEEING OFF: Katie Taylor, from QGC, and Brad Hubbard practise their moves ahead of Chinchilla Golf Club open day.
TEEING OFF: Katie Taylor, from QGC, and Brad Hubbard practise their moves ahead of Chinchilla Golf Club open day. Julia Baker

CHINCHILLA Golf Club will host its biggest event of the year on Sunday when the club holds its annual open day.

The event comes at a good time for the club which has just had new solar infrastructure installed after receiving a grant from the QGC Community Grants Fund.

Club president Brad Hubbard said the carnival was an opportunity to showcase the club and encourage more membership.

"QGC paid for us to have all the raw materials and instillation for a solar set-up and the projections are that will save the club about $10,000 a year based on its current usage, which is great,” he said.

"It's a major contribution to the club and we're very thankful for because we don't have a lot of funds.

"It's a great facility and a really good golf course compared to others but we don't have a lot of members.

"Hopefully, that financial gain for the club is one way we can go ahead and with our open day on Sunday it will encourage new members and new players.”

Mr Hubbard said the course was in terrific condition for the event.

"It's in great nick because of the weather lately and the lack of rain and we're hoping to get a big field on Sunday,” he said.

"It's a single stroke event and anyone with a handicap should come along, everyone is welcome or even people wanting to join and get a handicap should come along.”

The open day tees off at 9am Sunday and Mr Hubbard said it will be a great day of socialising with plenty of prizes and drinks at the clubhouse after the game.

"There's always drinks at the clubhouse,” he said.

He said the club was one of the best in the region and he encouraged people to attend the open day and see what was on offer.

"We have a hard-working committee who make good decisions for the benefit of members and we have a lot of social people that play so it's a good place to meet people and have a game,” he said.

To register for the open day contact Will on 0419668849.

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