QLD BACK ON THE GREEN: ALLIGATOR CREEK CELEBRATES NEW GREEN
By Lesley Bates.
Not only did the 2019 Monsoon play havoc with their green, at some stage the vandals decided to throw acid onto the green that made it unplayable. Luckily, the insurers agreed to replace the whole green. Thanks to Jim Brabin from the Department of Sport and Recreation who arranged a $5,000 grant to replace the back boards. Plans are underway for a Community Gambling Grant to upgrade the lighting and replace the surrounds with artificial grass to cut down on maintenance costs.
This exciting new playing surface has injected extra energy into this small club of 13 members, resulting in a total clean-up of the office and locker room, installation of a removable fence, upgrade of irrigation and landscaping.
Thanks to Townsville Regional Council who supplied the Water Smart package to the club. The council also awarded vouchers to be used for the weekly raffles during Volunteers’ Week.
A celebration of the opening was attended by Magnetic Island, South Townsville, Cutheringa, Brandon, Ayr, Giru, Wangaratta, Bowen, Suburban and Collinsville Clubs who filled the green for the Twilight Triples. Alligator Creek is a true country club and an easy 20-minute drive from Townsville CBD.