Queenstown Golf Clubs days could be numbered

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“We’re only a year away from having to wrap it up,” he said.

“The money has run out. We’ve been dipping over the years into what savings we had and it’s got to a point where we haven’t got very long left.”

Mr Parish said the club had only been able to stay open this long thanks to a couple of “really dedicated volunteers” who had “put a lot of time into the place and effort”.

But theses volunteers weren’t enough to keep the golf course open during this winter.

“We just couldn’t afford to put fuel in the mowers to constantly cut the course for no one to play,” Mr Parish said.

CLUB CRISIS: The Queenstown Golf Club is struggling with financial difficulties. Picture: Supplied

 CLUB CRISIS: The Queenstown Golf Club is struggling with financial difficulties. Picture: Supplied

The club has called an emergency meeting for December 15 to discuss its financial difficulties and options for the future.

Mr Parish said the meeting was “a bit of a cry for help” but the club had already been contacted by past members across Australia.

“Ultimately our locals is what we need,” he said.

“If and when the (Mt Lyell) mine gets up and running, we might get a few more people in but we can’t rely on that either.”

Mr Parish encouraged everyone to attend the emergency meeting even if they weren’t club members.

Queenstown Golf Club will hold its emergency meeting on at 11am on December 15 at the club on Lynchford Road.

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