July 25th, 2019 | by chilli
Being Turf Farmers, we are always keen to help the grassroots of the community. It wasn’t too long ago that the team at Go Turf headed up to the Glass House Bowls Club to donate a 320 Wanderer, Car-Top Tinnie to the club’s annual fishing competition.
Who is the Glass House Bowls Club?
Glass House Bowls Club began as a bowls and social club in the late 1950s and has since grown to be a popular dining and restaurant facility for the local community. For the past 17 years, the club has held an annual fishing competition to raise funds for local charities. Since 2011, the club has been supporting the local paediatric services through the Sunshine Coast University Hospital charity Wishlist.
This year, the Glass House Bowls Club is hosting their 18th annual fishing competition from August 9th – 11th, in the hopes to raise even more funds than previous years. For seven years, the club has raised over $27,000 bringing together the generosity of local businesses towards the noble Wishlist cause.
Go Turf’s Charity Donation
While we aren’t bowlers or from all account’s great fishers, it’s important to us to give back to our local community with three generations of Heilig’s being patrons of the Glass House Bowls club. This year, we decided to purchase a 320 Wandered, Car-Top Tinnie from Brisbane Yamaha and donated it to the club, who will be auctioning it off as the raffle prize for this year’s competition. The lucky winner of the raffle will also receive five cartons of beer (brand of the winner’s choice) to accompany their future fishing endeavours.
Go Turf’s Club Donation
If you have been to the club recently, you may have noticed the freshly laid turf on the playing grounds as well. Following the cheque handover to Wishlist earlier this year, we surprised them with a full resurface of the playing areas to ensure the ongoing safety of the bowlers.
The Glass House Bowls Club is a very humble group of people, encouraging the local community and businesses to support one another. The Heilig family are very appreciative of all the work they do, so resurfacing the turf was the least we could do alongside our recent boat donation.
Need turf? We are the biggest (and best) turf supplier servicing the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. So, whether you need a lot or just a little, the friendly, local team at Go Turf can help. Call us on 1300 781 175 or send us an enquiry for a free quote. We offer delivery and installation services, or you can pick up your new turf directly from our farm in Beerburrum, we make it as easy as possible for our customers.
September 19th, 2018 | by chilli
Now that the weather is starting to warm up again, there’s no excuse to stay inside for your next movie night! Imagine laying back on the grass with a few blankets and pillows, surrounding by friends and an abundance of snacks, watching a movie in your very own backyard cinema! Perfect, right? Well lucky for you, we know just want you need to make this perfect night a reality.
What you will need for your backyard cinema:
- a thick piece of white material or cloth
- a projector,
- a laptop,
- some speakers
- plenty of cushions and blankets for comfort!
Once you have the essentials, let’s start setting up your backyard for the ultimate movie setting for your friends and family!
Set up your screen for the movie
Firstly, and arguably the hardest step, is setting up your material as a screen. Make sure you pick a spot that works, between two trees works wonderfully if you’re lucky enough to have them conveniently placed in your backyard. Alternatively you can use a veranda or in a pinch a clothesline. Just make sure you can tie it across the top and at the bottom so it’s nice and taught. Keep in mind you will need room in front of the screen to lay back and relax, and perhaps a lot depending on how many people are free for a flick!
Set up your projector and laptop
Once you have your screen in place, set up a table and set up both the projector and the connected laptop. You’ll then need to change your screen settings to be displayed on the projector and adjust until the picture on the screen is as straight, clear and sharp as possible. It will also be worth investing in some speakers so everyone can hear the movie!
Pick a movie!
Now for the fun (and the most important in our opinion) part, you get to choose a movie to watch on the big screen! Depending on the crowd and the type of night you’re having, you could go with a classic family (and kid friendly) film such as Frozen or one of these. If you’re planning a girls night in, there are so many options to choose from for the perfect dose of drama, cocktails and fun.. Check out this list from Cosmopolitan for inspiration.
When it comes to blankets and pillows for your backyard cinema; there’s no such thing as too many! Load up the area with blankets, large and small pillows, some bean bags and maybe even a few chairs at the back. You really want to create a warm inviting atmosphere, so if you need a few extras there are plenty of affordable options at Kmart or Target. Be sure to keep some spare blankets available in case it gets a little chilly in the evening!
The final ingredient for an amazing backyard cinema is snacks! Firstly it’s not a movie experience without popcorn, so make sure you have plenty of that on hand in some nice big bowls for easy access. You can go all out with chocolate and lollies, or take a healthier (or at least more mature) and opt for a platter of cheese, dips and strawberries to snack on with a nice glass or red. We absolutely LOVE these trays for a stylish (and stable) platter at ground level. Either way, you’ll want to have plenty of snacks on hand so you don’t miss the plot twist running to the fridge or grocery store!
It’s very simple and easy to set up your very own backyard cinema and spend the night in the backyard with your sweet smelling turf, trees, air and friends and family! If you need help transforming your backyard with turf, call our team at Go Turf. We supply Wintergreen Couch, Palmetto Buffalo, Empire Turf and Sapphire Buffalo. We have found that these varieties are the best for Queensland’s weather and cater for all budget’s and lawn needs.
Contact us today for a free quote or more information.
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August 15th, 2018 | by chilli
Have you heard of LawnFest 2018? This event has been put together by Australian Lawn Fanatics #auslf to celebrate the glorious start to spring and raise awareness for the Empower Golf Charity. It will be hosted right here on the Go Turf Farm on 20 October! Everyone is welcome and there will be a BBQ, fun and games for the kids and loads of information, talks and offers for all lovers of turf, including stalls from Bushranger Power Equipment Australia, Waterpro, MowMaster Turf Equipment & more. Hosted by Go Turf, the event will take place at 434 Mekins Road Beerburrum, running from 9am until 1pm.
Empower Golf facilitates and promotes golf for less abled Australians. Empower Golf works hard across Australia to facilitate and promote golf for Australians of all abilities by working with Golf courses and clubs, encouraging participation, host development days and tournaments. Their amazing work not only enhances physical/mental health and allows social interaction without barriers for the less able, but raises awareness of disabled sport and participation both nationally and globally.
This truly Australian event will be stand out for all involved, so be sure to bring the whole family along! If you would like to be apart of the day feel free to message Len or Dallas through the Australian lawn Fanatics Facebook group and lets get your company on the banner.
Go Turf is the largest independent turf producer on the Sunshine Coast who pride themselves on supplying developers, builders, landscapers, home owners and other turf producers with high quality and amazing value grass suited for South East Queensland conditions.