The Gunning Golf Club is calling for Upper Lachlan Shire Council (ULSC) to help the club. Club president Brett Young said the club had been experiencing a resurgence as a community asset in the wake of many years of decline.
There had been an increase of golfing memberships, and off-road cycling and cross-country running held events on the course. The club wished to broaden use of the clubhouse even further, to the Men’s Shed, Gunning women’s rugby league side, and local Rural Fire Service exercises.
However, thieves had stolen the club tractor and mowing equipment, Mr Young said. Termites had eaten part of the clubhouse floor, and the plumbing has rotted and the toilets were now unusable. The club mower had also caught fire, damaging both the mower and surrounding grassland.
Mr Young said they had volunteers ready to help re-build the clubhouse and manage the grounds, but unfortunately not the resources.
The club has asked ULSC for $3000 for the purchase of a tractor, $2400 for bearers and flat timber sheets to replace the damaged clubhouse floor, and $1100 for repairs to the ride-on mower. The club has raised funds through sausage sizzles at Bunnings in Goulburn and meat raffles.