Axedale Golf Club will receive a funding boost to replace the course’s gravel pathways with asphalt.
Axedale GC secretary Owen Davies said the funding would make a huge difference to the club.
“Our volunteers currently waste a lot of time repairing our gravel paths so they’re safer for carts. This grant will mean they can spend their time doing more productive course improvements,” Mr Davies said.
The grant was announced by Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters.
“It’s great to see smaller, regional clubs like the Axedale Golf Club being recognised,” Ms Chesters said.
“Without the appropriate infrastructure and facilities to support sport, the associated benefits would not be reached.
“Research shows sporting clubs help generate significant social, economic and health benefits to communities.”
The grant was secured under the Community Sport Infrastructure program.
The announcement follows from the club holding its inaugural Symes Motors BMW Axedale Pro-Am in January, where local star Andrew Martin was crowned as the champion and Kris Mueck impressed with a new course record of 59 off the stick.
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