Last month, GolfWA sadly announced that two beloved country golf clubs had been affected by the south-west and great southern bushfires that were raging through the area at the time. Both the Bridgetown Golf Club and Jerramungup Golf Club had sustained considerable damage and sadly Bridgetown lost their clubhouse in the blaze.
Over the past couple weeks, GolfWA has been able to ascertain the scope of the damage from the two clubs.
Unfortunately, as mentioned above, Bridgetown did lose it’s clubhouse along with the items within it. This included furniture, fixtures, memorabilia and trophies. The machinery shed was also damaged, along with the loss of equipment. The fairways are currently burnt bare, however, the club believe they will recover as they water them. There has been some damage to the reticulation.
Jerramungup’s clubhouse, fortunately, survived the blaze. However, the golf course is very badly burnt, which has become an issue as trees continue to fall making it difficult to assess the full extent of the damage. Their machinery shed and all their machinery was unfortunately completely lost.
Upon speaking to our affiliated clubs, clubs have been asked to voluntarily donate competition fees from two of their competition days prior to March 20th to the Bushfire Appeal. It is heartwarming to see the response to this to date and generally how the Western Australian golfing community has come together in support of these regional clubs in their time of need. GolfWA will also be making a donation to the Appeal.
For any individuals who may wish to donate, the Bridgetown Golf Club has set up a Go Fund Me which you can find below.