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MCG&BC July Newsletter 2021

Winter greetings to all Marysville members. Despite the recent lock-downs and road closures due to storm events there has been some great winter weather to enjoy a round on the course.

Our thanks to Keith and Geoff for looking after the course so well whilst Kellan has been on leave. Thanks also to Bob and Jim for their work around the course, and Jillian and Peter's work in the gardens and around the car-park. Lloyd's maintenance on the clubhouse is much appreciated.

The Club is very excited to confirm that the two new Toro mowers -a fairway mower and a greens mower have been delivered, we will arrange a day to present them to the members. This is a huge investment for the Club and will under-pin our capacity to present the course well into the future. The new course works utility, a Toyota HiLux 4 x 4, will be delivered shortly. This will replace the existing utility which is 16 years old.

These machines have been purchased on a five-year finance -60 monthly payments and

represent a major commitment for the Club. Despite the challenges of the past 12 years and the past 18 months in particular, the Committee was comfortable making these

commitmentson behalf of the Club,based on the improved trading position, increased green fee patronage and increased membership.

Despite the impact of the latest Victorian Covid-19 lock-downs, the Club has continued to be in a position to pay its way during this quieter period. As you are aware membership

renewals are timed to coincide with this winter period when our on-course income is the

lowest. The Committee has decided to keep the membership fees to very modest CPI

increases only.

For 2021/22 they are as follows:

Full 7-day membership:$650

Mid-week membership:$420

MetroSixty12membership: $325

Membership renewal notices will be issued shortly in July, with payment due by 1st


The Club appreciates a lot of support received over the past 18 months from all levels of

government. We are hopeful of further State Government business support following the

recent lock-downs.

The Committee has been continuing to explore opportunities to procure a tenant for the

dining room/restaurant operation. This has been interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic events of the past 18 months. A successful restaurant leased operation is an important activity for the Club, the Community and the district.

The Club is very fortunate to have received a grant from the Marysville and Triangle

Community Foundation's Triangle Community Development Fund to enable the Club to

engage a consultant to assist in the procurement of a tenant for the restaurant/dining room and to set the operation up for sustained success. The Club is very appreciative of the Marysville and Triangle Community Foundation's support in this venture; on the 1st of July the Foundation transitioned to a new entity,Foundation Murrindindi, with a Murrindindi wide coverage for its community support delivery. The Committee will report on progress towards securing a tenant for the medium to long-term.

The Club is selling firewood to members and friends again this winter, please leave a

message at the golf shop.Trailer loads are $100 with free delivery within 10km of

Marysville. Kindling is also available at $15 a tub.

The Club is looking forward to engaging with the new management at the Peppers Hotel

in Marysville and continuing to build on our relationships with Marysville and Triangle

businesses. We appreciate the Duck Inn's sponsorship of our score cards.

The 1st of July was a magnificent sunny winters day for the Thursday nine-holers to enjoy

the back nine's challenges; the course is presenting very well, so please enjoy a round in


Best Regards,

MCGBC Committee

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