WANGARATTA’S two golf clubs have agreed to an independent review of the sport’s future in the rural city.
Jubilee Golf Club and Wangaratta Golf Club boards will work with Golf Victoria and Golf Business Advisory Services (GBAS) on a joint steering committee that will consider all options for the future of local golf.
The move was initiated by Wangaratta Golf Club, which invited Jubilee to be part of the review.
“We decided we wanted to, rather than keep going as we were going, approach Golf Victoria about what we could do,” Wangaratta Golf Club president Rob Holloway said.
Both clubs said mounting operational and financial pressures threatening their clubs’ sustainability had necessitated the discussions.
“Something has to change,” Mr Holloway said.