Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club is pleased to announce the official opening of the Community Golf Centre on Sunday 9th April 2017.
Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club is pleased to announce the official opening of the Community Golf Centre on Sunday 9thApril 2017. There is a new 5-hole purpose built practice course specifically designed with young beginner golfers in mind.
The aim is to provide affordable taster golf to young people in the local community and to give them the opportunity through sponsored professional coaching to learn the game of golf, without being intimidated and over awed by the size of the main course.
This project has been ongoing for nearly four years and we are very pleased that both Fareham and Gosport Borough councils have supported the funding required to develop this centre. It seems a long time ago that the land was in use as a horse field, then reclaimed and developed into a 5-hole layout.
Hammond Memorial Hall Trust have also supported the funding of the 5 tees, utilising artificial grass from Huxley Grass in Alresford.
Several sponsors have also supported the development. Snows BMW Portsmouth will provide support for professional coaching, especially through school holidays and PJ Drew (Engravers) Ltd Signs and Graphics have provided all the tee markers and safety signage required.
The Lady Captains charity raised over £4,000 last year to support elements of the project, especially the construction of a safety shed to be used when inclement weather is forecast.
Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club has a rich history in providing a strong junior section, with many past players becoming professional golfers. Steve Richardson, James Ablett, Sam Hutsby, Jack Coulbert and Martin Adams are just a few that spring to mind. The golf club wishes to reenergise the Junior Section and this new facility will offer the chance to any youngster wishing to try this sport.
A series of taster sessions will start throughout the school Easter period and continue through the summer.
Beginner adults will also have access to the facility when available.
More details can be obtained via Terry Smith, the Club Manager at Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club on 023 9255 1170.