Don Stewart, a member of the grant committee at the Warwick Golf Club, helped organise funds for six greens to be rebuilt and re-turfed.
Don Stewart, a member of the grant committee at the Warwick Golf Club, helped organise funds for six greens to be rebuilt and re-turfed. Candyce Braithwaite

Tougher course ready for Warwick Golf Club

FOR the first time in nearly four decades, local golfers will have a new challenge.

After receiving a $98,000 grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation late last year, the Warwick Golf Club has finally finished laying turf on all six of the re-vamped greens.

Grants committee organiser Don Stewart (along with Bob Lester) said it was a major milestone for the course.

"The course has remained relatively the same for the past 40 years," he said.

"With the grant money, we have been able to change six of the 18 holes. We've raised some of them and now the course is a lot harder and more interesting."

Along with the grant money, Warwick Juniors and Warwick Sporters clubs put in a combined $18,000 for the cause.

"We had to wait until growing season to put down the turf," Stewart said.

"It's taken us around two weeks. We've had a whole team of volunteers helping us. Some have even taken time off work to be here.

"Without their help, it wouldn't have been possible. They've made the workload so much easier."

Stewart said locals had Warwick Golf Club president Steve Gander to thank for the new design.

"It was really Steve's idea," Stewart said.

"He's an ex-pro-golfer and we all hope everyone enjoys the new greens."

The new greens will be ready to play on by Christmas, a fresh challenge for players in the new year.



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