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42 Golf Links Rd, Yarram VIC 3971, Australia
MURAL Gary Player - Yarram Golf Club
LOCATION – 42 Golf Links Road, Yarram, 3971
WHY I BECAME INVOLVED – “This project concept came about after I met artist Heesco Khosnaran when he last visited Yarram at the request of Wayne Tindall, to paint the Bull Bar and Ship Inn.
I quickly saw this as an opportunity to secure a famous Internationally recognised artist to paint several highly visible building facades in Yarram, that would attract the large numbers of Australians and International tourists who follow ’Silo Art’ and ’Street Art’, especially art done by Heesco.
I asked Wayne if he would coordinate the project to see if a group of 10 business and building owners would catch the vision and come on board. Wayne agreed and the project began to design and paint 10 huge paintings on 10 walls in Yarram. Heesco was commissioned and Wayne has worked with him daily, co ordinating designs with building owners, creating, and maintaining a social media platform, making a film documentary (where a group of high school kids were trained in film making techniques) and organising logistics around scissor lifts/access to sites etc. The project has gone without a single hitch and looks set to change Yarram for the better.” Eric Greenaway – Project benefactor
THE MURAL DESIGN – Eric Greenaway’s passion has been golf for most of his life, so when he saw the opportunity to help make HEESCO TOWN a reality, the foremost wall in his mind was at the Yarram Golf Club…and the image had to be Gary Player, the world-famous golfer who visited Yarram Golf Club back in 1956.
“I played around with a photograph that Eric had showing Gary player actually teeing off at the club back in 1956 and came up with a design that would work visually from any vantage point on the greens. Heesco then added his magic and executed a fantastic image that has already inspired many golfers at the Club.” Wayne Tindall – Artist/film maker
ABOUT THE GOLF COURSE – Yarram Golf Club has recently been rated Australia’s number 1 volunteer run & maintained golf course and is also rated in the top 10% of Victorian Public Access Courses.
Specialising in great value golf packages and only 2 hours from Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs in South Gippsland, the course offers a superb climate all year round with plenty of wildlife looking on!
Visitors are well looked after by friendly members and a wide range of accommodation and dining venues are on offer in the region.
It has been described as “a magnificently watered 18-hole sand belt course carved out of native bush”, and welcomes social club groups, anytime, including weekends. There would not be a golf course quite like this one in the world. It is immaculate and the many volunteers (many of them retirees) here do a better job than those who do it for a living. Together they are proud to make sure that Yarram Golf Course maintains its reputation as Australia’s number one-rated volunteer-run golf course.
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