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Ipswich club's recovery plan

Ipswich Golf Club's new general manager Steve Day. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Ipswich Golf Club's new general manager Steve Day. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

THE flood-hit Ipswich Golf Club is on the road to recovery after loyal members have pledged a $65,000 cash injection since last weekend's annual general meeting.

Recently-appointed general manager Steve Day confirmed $50,000 was raised in the first 24 hours, with financial support for the tradition-rich Leichhardt club continuing to grow this week.

"It's huge," Day said of the members' support, having taken over as general manager in November.

"The club has been struggling and been through some pretty tough times.

"Another flood didn't help but we're getting through that.

"The future is pretty bright for the golf club. We're back on track now."

The Ipswich Golf Club's record of resilience shone through at the AGM.

"We've been here 100 years and we want to be here another 100," Day said.

"This is not a band-aid solution. This sets us up for many years to come."

More than 60 members were at last Sunday's meeting, responding swiftly after the board outlined the club's financial position.

Day said the members' cash commitment, bank support and hard work by club chairman Paul Morris would secure the future of the club established in 1897.

Day said the focus was on revitalising the Samford Road business that was hit hard by floods in 2011 and in January this year.

"We want to be able to build a nice social club here,'' he said. "It should be a social centre for all the community."

Day said the redeveloped Leichhardt course had recovered from the 2011 floods that again swallowed a number of holes on Australia Day.

"The course is in very good nick at the moment," he said.

"We want to be positive."

Day said the Ipswich club had a lot to offer as a meeting place for players and non-golfers to enjoy.

The 18-hole championship course has also hosted past Queensland Opens and other major events.

"We've got to let people know we are here," Day said.

"We are open to the community and that's a good start, build that awareness again."

Day said the Ipswich Golf Club was keen to get involved with other regional sporting groups.

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