For golf club, it’s a long shot

THE Wentworth Shire general manager has said further discussions would be held with the Wentworth Golf Club regarding its viability.
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The sum of $40,000 has already been contributed by the rate­payers and in all probability this is now nearing $50,000.

Shire CEO Peter Kozlowski has also stated that a report on the club’s viability would be provided to the council in due course.

Given the losses to date, the very small number of members playing and the condition of the course, which will not attract visitors, surely this is very clearly evidence of a total lack of viability.

This is seen by all, excepting presumably the Wentworth Council, which seems to think it has a bottomless pit of ratepayer funds to use on propping up a golf club clearly running out of options.

Losses of the magnitude so far cannot be tolerated by ratepayers for much longer and it is surely incumbent on the council to cease support for the golf club in the near future.

Cr Bill Wheeldon has stated that the club was vital to the town’s tourism industry, but to say Wentworth would struggle if the club folded is clearly scaremongering.

Golfers have the option of a first-rate golf course close by at Coomealla and a course in such a poor condition as Wentworth is not required.

David G Porter,

Wentworth

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