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    Golf Australia has a dedicated body within its organisational structure specifically for these types of issues, the Australian Golf Industry Council, which was formed in 2006

    www.golf.org.au/agic

    One of their major objectives is to:

    "On behalf of the Australian Golf Industry, influence local,
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    importance of golf to local communities and provide more
    support and funding"

    They are pretty much useless....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webster View Post
    Golf Australia has a dedicated body within its organisational structure specifically for these types of issues, the Australian Golf Industry Council, which was formed in 2006

    www.golf.org.au/agic

    One of their major objectives is to:

    "On behalf of the Australian Golf Industry, influence local,
    state and federal governments to understand the
    importance of golf to local communities and provide more
    support and funding"

    They are pretty much useless....
    I’m sure their annual conferences are a hoot though

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerryGroves View Post
    The local district association, not sure we even have one but OK, it worked in the case you stated.
    I am sure You must be in a district... does your club play in Pennant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markTHEblake View Post
    I am sure You must be in a district... does your club play in Pennant?
    Nepean district golf association died off a long time ago. Wallacia just play in Sydney pennants..

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    Quote Originally Posted by markTHEblake View Post
    I am sure You must be in a district... does your club play in Pennant?
    its different in the city, hence my point about the one time example as a template for solving problems.

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    The Wallacia saga is not over yet 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minor_Threat View Post
    Nepean district golf association died off a long time ago. Wallacia just play in Sydney pennants..
    Which means thats the district association they are in
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    Quote Originally Posted by markTHEblake View Post
    Which means thats the district association they are in
    Which is GOLFNSW..
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    Ok ! Interesting
    Golf NSW should spend some of their loot.
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    MT, I note below in the comments that the club was sold to Panthers, presumably they were losing money and the big club takeover was seen as a lifeline? Unfortunately the big clubs are just tax free property developers.

    If the cemetery proposal gets shelved, Panthers will come back with something else to release the value of the land.

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    It's a huge saga mate.

    The members voted for Panthers to take over around 2001. Panthers made huge promises of a course rededign, new club house and carpark. From this they got basically 4 new holes, that have messed the flow of the course up. Panthers wanted the pokie licenses.

    It gets sketchy after this. Fairly recently Panthers sold to some developer (part of Panthers 'click'). The Wallacia board and members were not told about the sale.

    This developer then sold to St John's Park bowlo, who have been in talks with Catholics.

    This is the basic run of events. The main premise being the members were unaware of most of what was going on in the background until recently.
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    Victoria Park in Brisbane to close on June 30th to become parkland.

    https://www.golfindustrycentral.com....ublic-parkland

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    I was wondering when they were going to announce a date for that. I'm glad I got a last round in there a few months ago, but won't really miss the course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minor_Threat View Post
    It's a huge saga mate.

    The members voted for Panthers to take over around 2001. Panthers made huge promises of a course rededign, new club house and carpark. From this they got basically 4 new holes, that have messed the flow of the course up. Panthers wanted the pokie licenses.

    It gets sketchy after this. Fairly recently Panthers sold to some developer (part of Panthers 'click'). The Wallacia board and members were not told about the sale.

    This developer then sold to St John's Park bowlo, who have been in talks with Catholics.

    This is the basic run of events. The main premise being the members were unaware of most of what was going on in the background until recently.
    Was a member for a year here about this time as some friends wanted to get into regular play and this was deemed central. Never renewed as the mess started to unfold soon after.

    The Ross Watson design and grand plans had promise but lead to little and ultimately a compromised course and club on the continual decline. Sure it's wasn't an amazing track prior but it had some good holes and on the whole was playable, was cheap and easy to get a game on for everyone and served as a connection point in the community which has little else except the pub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pt73 View Post
    Victoria Park in Brisbane to close on June 30th to become parkland.

    https://www.golfindustrycentral.com....ublic-parkland
    Minnippi is still looking a fair way off being finished. They are saying end of 21, early 22, but I can't see it on the progress todate.

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    No, they must not let this happen to one of the best courses we have here in SA ☹️
    https://www.victorharbortimes.com.au...cVh9OsqLMPThkQ

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    Interesting situation that.

    This land is privately owned and the owner owes nothing to others, Whilst there is always a risk buying land for future development, if a council changes zoning on someones property that depreciate its value then they should fairly compensate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadg63 View Post
    No, they must not let this happen to one of the best courses we have here in SA ☹️https://www.victorharbortimes.com.au...cVh9OsqLMPThkQ
    Reads a bit like what has happened to Paradise Palms here in Cairns.
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    And they've been advertising those new subdivisions telling people they will be on living overlooking a golf course

    Compass got too big for their boots and lost two members, at least, through thinking they could hike their fees up considerably because they hit the top 100 courses in Oz. They were never in a position to be changing the economic dynamic, especially to those that came down from Adelaide.

    I never want to see any golf course close, and it would be a shame because Compass is a fantastic course, but as he said there's no money in it, probably least of all for a course in that location, and really it's the owners decision what he wants to do with it taking into account council permissions of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadg63 View Post
    No, they must not let this happen to one of the best courses we have here in SA ☹️
    https://www.victorharbortimes.com.au...cVh9OsqLMPThkQ
    Wow.
    New owner only bought the course with the intention of turning the the whole thing into housing. Well that the way it reads to me.
    Keeping it running has been a big con on those looking to buy those blocks sub divided along the Par 5 15th only to find later down the track they will lose their lovely view over the course to more housing.
    I can see the course being up for sale again if this guy can't break it all up for hosing or will just walk away and the great course will be lost anyway.
    It's a big course and would be costing a fair bit to run and maintain. They don't have a large membership that pays for this and rely massively on Visitor $. Be an obsolete shame to see it close down but on the same hand struggle to see how it stays viable as a business.
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    The article does state that Mr. Connor would support a golf course estate rezoning. I assume that means he can sub divide land right along (and around) the border of the golf course.

    Not sure how easy that’s gonna be, might end up being another Lady Bay tragedy, blocks of unsold land for 20 years.


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