As we are expecting some hot weather on Thursday - the clubhouse will be open at 6am. This will ensure you can get a round in before the hottest part of the day.
At the recent club AGM, the following committee was elected:
President: Ray D'Alessandro
Vice President: Steve Nailer
Secretary: Bill Kidd
Treasurer: Creagh Bedson
Captain: Ben Slack
Vice Captain: Randy Jones
Committee Members: Chris Button, Alan Horsfall, Mark Roberts
The Committee of the Echunga Golf Club has developed a draft Biodiversity Plan. This plan, while recognising that the primary use of our course is to play golf seeks to give some assistance in the management and enhancement of stands of native vegetation associated with the course.
We are consulting with the Mount Barker Council in relation to the plan, and comment on the plan is being sought from our members.
Any comment should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and be received no later than 22nd November 2019.
See draft plan here
Congratulations to the Echunga C1 men's pennant team. They beat McLaren Vale on 7th July at Aston HIlls GC, 4 1/2 to 2 1/2. The final team was: Warren (Wazza) Ryan, Peter "Angry" Anderson, Darren "Bloody" Wilson, Ray (The Pres) D'Alessandro, Rob (Skip) Eibisch, Martin Henderson and Wazza 's Twin Andy Amberg (front). Thanks to the caddies and the gallery on the day you were a great support to the players.
Congratulations to Joel Haslett who has been appointed as our new course superintendent. Joel is a great greenkeeper, a long- time member of our club, a pretty fair golfer and a good bloke. Everyone here at the club wishes him all the very best.
The committee, along with Joel, is currently interviewing suitable candidates for the other vacant grounds role.
Joel and his new team will ensure that the excellent quality of our little gem of a course is maintained and improved.
Congratulations to both women's pennant teams for their wins today. The finals were played at Mt Compass in beautiful weather and with good spirits and comraderie. The format was Handicap Match-play and several games went to the 18th and 19th holes.
Div 2 Hills defeated Manum 3-2
Winning team: Lisa Gray, Sue Maddern, Esther Burt, Janeen Coleman, Pam Gray
Div 3 defeated Victor Harbor 4 1/2 - 1/2
Winning team: Sue Telfer, Jeanette Raynor, Pat Umlauf, Libby Pride, Janet Petherick
Thanks also to the following players who contributed to the minor rounds to get both of our teams to the finals: Kathy Clarke, Val Nairne, Wendy Jackson and Elizabeth Handsaker.
Ongoing care of the 18th green is continuing. The hole will re-open as soon as the grass has recovered.
The temporary hole will remain in play and will be played as the 10th hole.
As a result of the Vision 2025 survey, a mixed 9-hole competition will begin from May 1st 2019.