Golf Industry Central Autumn 2012 - Page 16

“The course is looking fabulous,” said club manager Mike Leontjew. “The staff and volunteers have put a lot of work into the course, but there still a little bit of work to be done.” The club’s clean-up bill exceeded $300,000. “Fortunately, we got a couple of grants to help us recover,” Leontjew said. “The clubhouse had to be repainted. We managed to get poker machines out, but it took six weeks to get them back and the kitchen took until the end of April (close to four months) to re-open. It has been business as usual at McLeod Country Golf Club in Brisbane, but it did take 10 months for the club to re-open the flood-damaged bunker on the second hole. 14 A GUR sign was in place until the Brisbane City Council came to the rescue with a much-needed grant last November. Club president Di Paez said the reopening of the bunker was another step forward in the club’s flood-recovery process. “History will show how the 2011 flood decimated the course, but it will also show the commitment demonstrated by the McLeod golfing community to get the course back into tip top shape,” she said. “ The club’s