A new era for Tahunga Golf Club

Official opening of renovated clubhouse last weekend.

Official opening of renovated clubhouse last weekend.

Tahunga Golf Club

NINE-hole country course Tahunga marked another chapter in its history with the official opening of its newly renovated clubhouse last weekend.

The ceremony was part of the club’s season-opening tournament.

Forty players from clubs around the district teed up and another 20 people joined them for a dinner afterwards to celebrate the occasion. These included original club members.

The clubhouse was blessed by George Winiata, and Lisa Sherratt and Tammy Steele cut the ribbon.

The Sherratt and Steele families are prominent in the history of the club.

Susan Sherratt came up with the idea of building a course on farmland back in the early 1970s. Tony Steele fired the shotgun to mark the inaugural opening day of a then-six-hole course in 1973.

The weather gods showed mercy on Saturday.

“We were very lucky as it only rained for three holes halfway through the round,” Tammy Steele said.

“But all the comments were very positive. It was a great day.”

The renovated clubhouse could not have happened without grants and various fundraising efforts.

“We had a very successful fundraising event back in February 2015, which was very well supported by members — current and past — friends, family and the Gisborne community.”

Dawson Building Co did the renovations, supported by numerous community working bees.

“We now have a new clubhouse that we are very proud of,” Tammy Steele said.

“We would like to say a massive thank-you to everyone who helped Tahunga Golf Club achieve its goal.”

NINE-hole country course Tahunga marked another chapter in its history with the official opening of its newly renovated clubhouse last weekend.

The ceremony was part of the club’s season-opening tournament.

Forty players from clubs around the district teed up and another 20 people joined them for a dinner afterwards to celebrate the occasion. These included original club members.

The clubhouse was blessed by George Winiata, and Lisa Sherratt and Tammy Steele cut the ribbon.

The Sherratt and Steele families are prominent in the history of the club.

Susan Sherratt came up with the idea of building a course on farmland back in the early 1970s. Tony Steele fired the shotgun to mark the inaugural opening day of a then-six-hole course in 1973.

The weather gods showed mercy on Saturday.

“We were very lucky as it only rained for three holes halfway through the round,” Tammy Steele said.

“But all the comments were very positive. It was a great day.”

The renovated clubhouse could not have happened without grants and various fundraising efforts.

“We had a very successful fundraising event back in February 2015, which was very well supported by members — current and past — friends, family and the Gisborne community.”

Dawson Building Co did the renovations, supported by numerous community working bees.

“We now have a new clubhouse that we are very proud of,” Tammy Steele said.

“We would like to say a massive thank-you to everyone who helped Tahunga Golf Club achieve its goal.”

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