Driving range opens at the Goulburn Golf Club | Video

SWING: Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Bob Kirk takes a few hits at the new driving range in Goulburn, which was unveiled on Friday. Photo David Cole.

SWING: Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Bob Kirk takes a few hits at the new driving range in Goulburn, which was unveiled on Friday. Photo David Cole.

It has been a long time coming for the Goulburn Golf Club who now houses the first driving range in town thanks to the efforts of professional golfer Andrew Grove.

Club members, sponsors and Goulburn Mulwaree Council mayor Bob Kirk attended the official unveiling on Friday afternoon. 

Cr Kirk congratulated the club and Grove for their hard work, adding that many in town would appreciate the upgrade. 

Located near the entrance for the club grounds, the range can have up to seven golfers at one time and has been supported by companies such as Southern Cross Consulting Surveyors, R&S Kitchens and First National including multiple individuals. 

Grove thanked all those who have supported his vision which has spanned for close to two years. 

“As soon as I came in I said this was what I wanted to do here,” he said. “I have been to big facilities before and we need a driving range here. For kids, anyone at any skill level can have a go.”

Anyone at any skill level can have a go. - Professional golfer, Andrew Grove

Clear markers have also been erected for those who want to measure how far the ball has travelled. 

Originally from Crookwell, he said this new addition would also be a good way for golfers to get involved in the sport at an early age. 

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