NEW TOY: James Peter, Gary Carter, Brian McMurdy, Darren and Robin Unvazagt from Kumbia Golf Club with the new greens mower.
NEW TOY: James Peter, Gary Carter, Brian McMurdy, Darren and Robin Unvazagt from Kumbia Golf Club with the new greens mower.

New purchase a boost for humble South Burnett club

THEY say many hands make light work.

Truer words have never been spoken than at Kumbia’s modest golf club.

They may only have 35 members, but the volunteer-run golf club is a lot more than just a place to sink putts.

Secretary, Kevin Rook said the tight-knit club was a place for members to take their mind of their troubles.

And with many local farmers as proud members, the current state of the land was as good a reason as any for a relaxing nine holes.

“We have local fruit farmers and dairy farmers who are obviously struggling to make ends meet,” Rook said.

“For all of us, the drought and recent natural disasters have tested our endurance over the last 12 months.

“This is a chance for them to forget their pressures and also talk to people.”

So, it was a huge boost for morale when the club received a significant financial boost recently.

The humble little club received a $35,000 grant towards a brand new greens mower.

“It’s a good thing for members to see,” Rook said.

The new investment will make the job of the hard-working volunteers that much easier.

“All our volunteers, they all need to be recognised,” Rook said.

“There are a couple of guys that go up every week.”

The club is now in the process of working on another grant towards new tees and pins and a hole cutter to make life easier for the volunteers.

The club secretary said as well as community grants, they have been boosted by significant contributions by South Burnett organisations.

“We would like to thank the ongoing support we receive from local businesses,” Rook said.

South Burnett

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