Anyone who has ever worked on a golf course can attest to the patchy state of the course after members have left the green. The team at Yarrambat designed Groundskeeper’s Revenge, held on the 22nd of May, as a fun full-day event where the Yarrambat grounds staff maintenance team could get their ‘revenge’ on members for all the divots they made on the course over the year, all the pitch marks they never repaired, and all the bunkers they never raked.
Venue Manager Mitch Walker explained, “Historically, golf course members and grounds maintenance teams have a “rivalry” over protecting the course. The Groundskeeper’s Revenge is a fun way to take that relationship, turn it on its head and make a fun event for members to enjoy.”
For the event, each hole had an obstacle along with rules through which members had to navigate to try and get the best score. Groundskeeper’s Revenge was a free event for all Yarrambat members whether they were a part of the golf club or not.
Groundskeeper’s Revenge was a huge success, with over 91 members attending through the day. It was promoted through the local club committee, Yarrambat Park Golf Course and Club Facebook accounts and on-site posters.
Yarrambat Golf Club President Stuart Thompson was thrilled with the event. “It was often remarked by players on the day of the event that the course was in outstanding condition, and the way it was presented was both remarkable and dastardly challenging!” he said.