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Tottenham's Captain enjoying the ride

Captain of Tottenham GC enjoying the repaired tractor1
Tottenham Golf Club’s Captain enjoying the repaired tractor.

The Tottenham Golf Club members are a very determined and resourceful lot! They would not let the obstacle of a malfunctioning tractor get in the way of their game.

Without a working tractor, Tottenham Golf Club would have struggled mowing their course which would have made it ineligible to play on. Their course is maintained solely by volunteers. When their 40-year old tractor started giving in, they quickly kicked in some fundraising activities to purchase a new one.

They raised about $80 weekly through Meat Raffles. However, Totteham is only a small club with less than 50 members comprised of 28 men, 15 women, 2 girls and 2 boys. Their fundraising could only go so far with just a few months of weekly golf available per year from March through October. It became evident that purchasing a new tractor was beyond their reach. They turned to the NSW Golf Foundation and their local community.

With the help of the New South Wales Golf Foundation grant, a local mechanic and club members who were willing to volunteer their labour to repair the existing tractor, the Club now has a working tractor to pull their grass slasher. The volunteer support alone saved the Club approximately $3000 in labour costs.

John Medcalf, Tottenham's Club President, sent the Foundation an email stating, "Just a short note thanking the NSW Golf Foundation for their financial assistance in helping us repair our tractor, we are very grateful." John also sent the Foundation a couple of photos (pictured) as evidence of the working tractor, letting us know that the Club Captain who was sitting on it was adding value to the newly repaired machine."

Captain of Tottenham GC enjoying the repaired tractor2
Club Captain sitting on tractor adding value to it.

The New South Wales Golf Foundation considers all grant applications and encourages individuals and clubs to seek support; not just for financial hardships, but to help fund projects and services to develop golf in NSW.

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