New practice nets for Blackheath golfers

Golfers can fine-tune their skills at Blackheath Golf and Community Club’s new practice nets.

Happy golfers: Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle and Blackheath Golf and Community Club president Ian Foulsham at the opening of the club's new practice nets.

Happy golfers: Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle and Blackheath Golf and Community Club president Ian Foulsham at the opening of the club's new practice nets.

Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle officially opened the nets on August 12 on behalf of the state government.

Club president Ian Foulsham thanked the MP for her assistance in securing funding for the nets through the Local Sports Grant Program.

Mr Foulsham also thanked club members Warren Westcott, Barry Simpson, Michael Lonergan, Steve Rabone and Mark Allen for their contributions, which included the original submission for the grant and then the construction of the nets.

Mr Foulsham gave a short address on the history of the game of golf in the Upper Mountains. He noted that golf was first played in Blackheath in the 1880s and that the present golf course was opened in 1924.

Recently the club had a name change to the Blackheath Golf and Community Club. This was in recognition of the role the club plays in the local community, catering for a variety of community groups such as Rotary, Probus, bridge, trivia, line dancing and many others. It also provides live music on most Wednesday and Saturday nights, which can be freely enjoyed by members and guests while dining or simply having a drink beside the log fire.

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