Issues with merger between golf clubs

THE merger of the Bendigo and Eaglehawk  golf clubs is not going as smoothly as planned.

The two clubs have differed on plans for the merger and Worrells has been appointed to voluntarily liquidate the Eaglehawk club.

Partner Nathan Deppeler said there had been a lack of funds to continue operating the club.

He said there was about $550,000 in liabilities and about $1.6 million in land assets.

“We’ll explore ways to try to continue discussions with Bendigo Golf Club,” Mr Deppeler said.

“Failing that we’ll have to explore other avenues, unfortunately, which may mean offering land for sale to the free market.”

Bendigo Golf Club president Andrew Johnston said differing legal opinions had caused issues.

“We were going to join the two clubs together,” he said.

“We never got that far advanced that they could sort that.” 

See Thursday's paper for more. 

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