30 Apr 2021 | Clubs & Facilities |
Golf community rallies behind Dunedoo
by Dane Heverin
When times are tough the golf community does what it does best: rally around one another.
And that is exactly what golfers have done after Dunedoo Golf Club in central-west New South Wales was left devastated by vandalism to its beloved course.
About half of the nine-hole course’s fairways and greens were ploughed by a vandal, who has since been charged by police.
But an act of vandalism cannot stop the golf community.
Ricky Bush, general manager at Dunedoo Golf Club, started a GoFundMe page to help get the course playable as soon as possible.
And the response has been fantastic.
Ladies European Tour pros Meghan McLaren, Lydia Hall and Amy Walsh have all donated.
Which prompted the GoFundMe page to be shared to roughly 52,000 followers of the Ladies European Tour Twitter account.
Closer to home, golf lovers have generously donated and left comments saying they cannot wait to head to Dunedoo for a round when the course is up-and-running again.
It is expected that it will not be playable for four months, but the locals are eager to get it repaired as quickly as possible.
“Our members usually play their weekly comp on Sunday, but for the next few months it looks like it will be working bees, not golf,” said Bush.
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