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#16 cunninga

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE: beancounter @ Nov 14 2006, 09:03 AM


Morack? biggrin.gif

Maybe Eastern should move to Beacy Beancounter?



#17 Tinsworth

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:05 PM

QUOTE: beancounter @ Nov 14 2006, 09:03 AM


Morack? biggrin.gif

Wattle Park?

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#18 beancounter

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:09 PM

QUOTE: cunninga @ Nov 14 2006, 09:04 AM


Maybe Eastern should move to Beacy Beancounter?

Probably a little too far for them.
But at least they would be used to the terrain.



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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:47 PM

QUOTE: Jack @ Nov 14 2006, 08:47 AM


Doesn't give them many options does it Boonie.

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#20 John J Jones

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:01 PM

Matty,

The actual doc makes reference to another course with "outstanding facilities" that wasn't interested. Sounded like Capital to me.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:16 PM

QUOTE: John J Jones @ Nov 14 2006, 11:01 AM


Matty,

The actual doc makes reference to another course with "

outstanding facilities

" that wasn't interested. Sounded like Capital to me.

JJ

Yeah - Wattle Park.

Pro-shop (with an EFTPOS machine), Practice green, Warmup nets, railed off waiting ramp beside the 1st tee to maintain order in the line of eager "golfers".

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#22 smooth

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:42 PM

Eastern was the first private club I ever played... going to be a bit sad when its gone...

Had a handfull of ripping par 3's...



#23 AndyA

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 05:27 AM

QUOTE: MatthewM @ Nov 13 2006, 01:32 PM


The Eastern members will pocket enough to make a run at a course far superior to Kingston Links. They should look at buying St. Andrews Beach. If they want a course closer to town, they could buy Capital. Or do a deal for cash and a property swap.

Matt, Capital is a good idea. St Andrews Beach, for the members of Eastern, would be ridiculous. Eastern is a local club, which draws its members from the surrounding area - a 1.25 hour drive would be a disaster, regardless of the quality of the courses. I am still yet to meet a serious Melbourne golfer wink.gif who has a Peninsula club as his only club - the travel makes regular golf difficult.



#24 the_unreal_jeffrey

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE: ttitheridge @ Nov 7 2006, 06:45 AM


The move would give existing Eastern members a hugely significantly better course to play than the one they are on at the moment. For me, Eastern doesn't come within a bull's roar...Its NLE status would be no loss.

Have to disagree with you there, Tithers.

I cant see any areas were Kingston Links as a huge advantage over Eastern. Add in the fact that it hardly has a private course feel -powerlines, industrial estate, etc- and I would take Eastern as a regular members course anyday.



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Posted 21 November 2006 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE: Jack @ Nov 6 2006, 07:11 AM


Have heard a whisper that Eastern GC in Doncaster, Melbourne may be about to pull up stumps and move to another (existing) venue?

Does anyone know about this?

WHAT IS GOING ON?? Eastern on the move?

Spending $45 million - is this really the best value for money? What about buying a greenfields site, building a course, clubhouse and facilities and probably having more cash in reserve than a purchase of an existing facility.

Does anybody know how much the new Croydon is costing - $45m or less?

Eastern would certainly make for some magnificient real estate – great views of the city skyline too.

A move to Kingston Links would certainly add a new dimension to competition fees for members. Toll fees would be payable to the Eastlink motorway if many are to achieve the claimed 20 minute OFF PEAK travel time.

The travelling time on the existing Eastern freeway from Doncaster Road to Springvale Road is 4 minutes. Using Eastlink, the travelling time from Springvale Road to the Wellington Road exit immediately adjacent to the Kingston Links course will be 12 minutes. So Kingston Links will be about 16 minutes from the current course. The toll on the motorway will be $4.21 on weekdays and $3.37 on weekends. For those wishing to avoid the toll the level of traffic on Springvale Road is likely to be considerably lighter when Eastlink opens. (What about those not wanting to pay tolls – just check out Toorak Road and Mt Alexander Road, plenty of slow traffic along those roadways)

So golf fees could include, annual subscriptions, competition fees, insurances, bar levies, association affiliation fee and TOLL FEES. Just ask a Syndeysider how popular toll fees are.

My suggestion, if this is such a brilliant idea, with all the spare cash that will be available, the GOLF CLUB pays all tolls for members coming to and going home from golf. Maybe even additional car maintenance costs, fuel costs, tyre costs, etc.

Also, I remember seeing on a current affairs show some time ago that KL had high fences installed to try and alleviate a boundary issue – has this been rectified? cool.gif



#26 boonie

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:51 PM

The vote is on tonight. Can't find any odds on Centrebet.

If the KL proposal goes through it includes a significant fee reduction for existing members and the abolition of house levy and affiliation fees, as well as other financial incentives. These would more than make up for toll fees.



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Posted 21 November 2006 - 09:36 PM

Would that mean KL would cease to be public access as it is now? Or limited public access?



#28 Uncle_Leo

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:22 PM

Rumour has it that the vote got rolled last night and they are staying put.



#29 Tinsworth

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:25 PM

Grey power rules supreme again.

Ah well - Look on the bright side. At least the RH lanes of Eastlink won't be clogged up with Volvo's.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:34 PM

QUOTE: Fyirippu @ Nov 22 2006, 10:25 AM


Grey power rules supreme again.

Ah well - Look on the bright side. At least the RH lanes of Eastlink won't be clogged up with Volvo's.

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Wouldn't they be crawling down the left lane to make sure they didn't miss their exit?

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