Bingara Sporting Club replaces old mower thanks to state government grant

HOLE IN ONE: Gwydir Shire Council deputy mayor, left and Bingara Sporting Club committee member Ian Egan enjoy the green with Adam Marshall.

HOLE IN ONE: Gwydir Shire Council deputy mayor, left and Bingara Sporting Club committee member Ian Egan enjoy the green with Adam Marshall.

THE Bingara Sporting Club will finally be able to replace its old mower, that’s basically been held together “with sticky tape and good luck”, thanks to a $26,000 grant from the state government.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced the funding for the local multi-sports and social club, which has about 500 members, after meeting with the executive in November to hear about the desperate need for the new piece of equipment.

“This is great news because it will help them buy a new one that will do the job perfectly and give them the best greens they can hope for,” Mr Marshall said.

Club president Tim Cox said club executives were finalising quotes for the new machine, which was expected to cost about $38,000, and hoped to have it on course in a few weeks.

The old second-hand machine had been in use for over 15 years, but the new model will arrive in time to handle the peak growing season off the back of the greens having been cored at the end of November.

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