".....it (Port Fairy) is the best value golf in the world - without question." Golf Australia
AN experienced hand has taken on the role of the manager of the Port Fairy Golf Club.
Kirkstall man Fred Chatfield has stepped in to the manager's position and brings with him a vast skills base.
Chatfield is a former financial planner and has always worked as a manager at a number of different businesses and has volunteered extensively in the local community.
As a keen golfer, with a current handicap of 19, Mr Chatfield also brings to the role a love of the game.
"I have been a member of the Port Fairy Golf Club for 20 years and I was looking for a challenge so this job appealed to me," Chatfield said.
"It is a great environment to work in and I think I can offer something to help the club move forward."
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The Port Fairy Golf Club has more than 600 members, but like most golf clubs in Australia there is a slight decline in numbers.
Chatfield said he would be working hard to reverse this trend and also to ensure that Port Fairy holds its place in the list of the top 50 public golf courses in Australia. "One of the main areas I will be focusing on is developing the junior programs we have in place at the club," he said.
"There is a good pathway here at the club to encourage juniors to improve themselves and enjoy the game of golf.
"The pathway is there and we need to get the word out to parents about what we have in place."
ANTHONY BRADY 2013 ARTICLE: Club in safe hands, 08 May, 2013 9:30 AM. [The Moyne Gazette online]. Available at www.moynegazette.com.au [Accessed 12 May 2013]
ANTHONY BRADY 2013, IMAGE: Fred Chatfield has taken on the role as manager at the Port Fairy Golf Club. [The Moyne Gazette online]. Available at www.moynegazette.com.au [Accessed 12 May, 2013]
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