Things are looking up for golfers since reopening

THE campaign to save Ipswich Golf Course is progressing well, a month after the troubled course was reopened.

On August 3, the QT reported Mayor Paul Pisasale had clubbed together with Bank of Queensland and BDO to drive the reopening of the course that closed in June after financial woes.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ipswich Sports House took responsibility for the course's pro shop and sports management and BDO, acting on behalf of BOQ, would look after the clubhouse and operations, including the course.

"Since Ipswich Golf Course reopened as a result of an agreement between BDO Partners and Ipswich Sports House, public interest in the course has been growing steadily," the Mayor said.

"More players are coming out to take a hit each week and there are enough players for the traditional Saturday and mid-week competitions.

"Reopening the clubhouse to the public last weekend has been a particularly important milestone in the course's recovery.

"A pleasant clubhouse is central to the life of a golf course and I'm really grateful to the volunteers who have put in the effort to get it back in business."

Volunteers were involved in every part of running the course, he said, but there was still plenty to do.

To volunteer, call the team at Ipswich Sports House in the Pro Shop on 3812 2943.

See sport for details of the Mayor's Golf Day tomorrow.



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