HELPING HAND: Tin Can Bay Golf Club member Greg Tritton (right) with Denny Megalos from Yamaha Australia, who helped pay for the club’s new buggy shed.
HELPING HAND: Tin Can Bay Golf Club member Greg Tritton (right) with Denny Megalos from Yamaha Australia, who helped pay for the club’s new buggy shed. Contributed

Tin Can Bay Golf Club enjoys big growth

HARD work seems to be paying off for the Tin Can Bay Golf Club, in the best shape it's ever been and experiencing a huge increase in player numbers.

Greg Tritton, who has been a member for 30 years and looks after general maintenance of the club, says the influx of players has forced them to make a major purchase.

"We had eight golf buggies for several years, but that became not enough to cater for all the new players, so we bit the bullet recently and spent $100,000 on ten new buggies and $35,000 on a new shed to keep them in," he said.

"Needing to upgrade facilities because of new players is certainly a good problem to have, and hopefully the buggies will help attract even more.

"They're the latest Yamaha models, with much better fuel economy than our old ones and requiring far less maintenance.

"We've only had them for one week but already some have clocked up 12 hours around the course."

Tritton said it was unbelievable how much the club, based at the Tin Can Bay Country Club, has grown in recent times.

"We've been getting at least three or four new players every week, and that's been going throughout most of the year, not just the holiday period," he said.

"Everyone here is just so friendly, from the committee to the people at the front desk to the players, it's just a fantastic atmosphere.

"A big attraction too is the quality of the course. Mick Hall is the head greenkeeper and he and his three-man team do an outstanding job, especially considering that they look after the two bowling greens at the Country Club as well.

"There was a group of golfers visiting recently who were working their way down from Mackay, and they said ours was by far one of the best courses they've played on.

"A doctor visiting just a few days ago with his sons, two of whom are professionals, said a similar thing, that it was one of the best country courses in Queensland.

"The club just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and with so many members and regular visitors Monday is the only day now without a scheduled competition."

For more information on the club and how to join, visit tcbcc.com.au/index.html.