Middlemount is a in a coal mining region. Both underground and opencut and the logo could include some reference to this.
The main coal mining tools are
Longwall roof supports (Chocks / Sheilds)
Open cut machines (Draglines, Trucks, Excavators)
Tunnelling machines (Contiuous miners / Longwall shearer)
Companies that manufacture this equipment include Joy, Bucyrus, Caterpillar, Liberherr etc that may be worth looking at to understand what these types of equipment look like.
Middlemount is located in Central QLD Australia,
Queenslanders are proud to belong to this state and the outline of the state could be useful.
Town is situated near a hill that dominates the flat countryside and can be seen from 20-30km when driving into town.
The profile of the hill could be incorperated into the design if a person was to exagerate the profile as seen when driving into town (from a photo or by taking data from topographical map)
Looking for a fresh image - old logo very 1980s
Looking for a logo suitable for various items, need able to go on clothing such as shirts of various colours, printed on golfballs and perhaps for club stationary - Probably monocrome? only white or black
Good quality golf club shirts have a simple design that is generaly subtle and stylish - golfers tend to look smart, fashionable