GAME FOR LIFE: Bill Hughes of Tara at the Chinchilla Golf Club.
GAME FOR LIFE: Bill Hughes of Tara at the Chinchilla Golf Club. Kate McCormack

Chinchilla Golf Club struggles to hold AGM

GOLF: The Chinchilla Golf Club is in a bit of a rut.

Despite attempting to hold its annual general meeting on two separate occasions, the club has failed to meet the numbers necessary to make the meeting official.

Last Sunday's attempt didn't come anywhere close to the 25 members necessary to make quorum.

If next Thursday's AGM produces a similar turnout the club is afraid it could mean the end of Chinchilla's long standing sporting club.

Bill Hughes of Tara said he would like to see the club continue on for the next generation to enjoy.

"It would be a shame to see the club shut down due to lack of numbers,” he said.

"A lot of country golf clubs are struggling to get there, to find the numbers these days.”

Mr Hughes took up golf locally at the fruitful age of 60 when he decided to hang up the tennis racquet and get into something a little slower paced.

Now 91 years old, Mr Hughes said golf kept him active and he enjoyed the social aspect.

He just needs a bit of help from time to time spotting his golf ball on the fairway.

When asked the secret to playing golf into his 90s, Mr Hughes simply said, "just live”.

The Chinchilla Golf Club is encouraging all members to attend its next AGM on Thursday, January 31 from 6.30pm at the club house.

For more information phone the club on 46627438.