Residents get into the swing of Putt Putt golf
Sometimes, good ideas are there and just waiting to come out. Take this one -
Oaktree Retirement Village has a mini golf course/bowling green area that has been only used for a few hours occasionally. That was until a couple of residents had a brighter idea.
Last week Oaktree hosted a golf morning for residents, all to promote their golf course/bowling green within the village.
Using recycled products (cups, golf balls, pipe from construction and donated golf putters) they had over 20 residents join in on the morning putt, something that had the Village Manager, Trish Balcombe very excited about, “We are now making this a regular Thursday morning thing. The green was previously only used a few hours a week, and residents Norm Cansdale and Jeff Fallon had the idea to utilize it more.”
“We want to promote a healthy lifestyle, social interaction, residents don’t have to be skilled to do this, it’s just having an excuse to get together and have some fun, although... we are playing for high stakes, the prize is a mars bar and a weeks’ worth of free coffee.”
“That’s why we couldn’t get Tiger Woods or Greg Norman,” Norm added, “The stakes were too high.”
Jeff Fallon said, “It’s a versatile space as you can play by yourself or with your mates.”
The boys from North Orange Pharmacy also came to offer their services, taking prescriptions etc, as well as getting involved in a quick game. It was a fun morning out for everyone involved, well done Oak Tree!