NEXT April, the Shepparton Golf Club will celebrate its centenary and preparations are underway to make it a spectacular season for golfers in Shepparton.
The club has also recently surpassed 1,000 members which according to Russ Powell the general manager at the club, has taken hard work for 100 years to get there.
The club started in 1922 a few years after the Great War ended and the township of Shepparton was no more than a several hundred people with many returning soldiers taking up soldier settlements being offered by the government.
Over time, the club has continually improved and is now in the top 100 clubs in Australia according to Golf Digest.
Amongst the players is up and coming pro golfer, 25 year old Kyle Michel, while the current club champion is 15 year old, Bailey Goodall.
The club has a long history as it played a role in the development of Shepparton and the centenary will bring a lot of that to the fore as the year unfolds.