Essendon golf club unveils new short game area

PUBLISHED: 12:58 19 May 2017

Essendon Country Club's members at the ribbon-cutting this month.

Essendon Country Club's members at the ribbon-cutting this month.

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Essendon's golf club has unveiled its new short game practice area, which a spokesman claimed is among the best in Britain.

Essendon Country Club off Bedwell Avenue has officially opened the development, which took 420 hours to construct, and included laying 700 square metres of new turf over two miles of pipe work and cabling.

Club Captain Terry Higgins cut the ceremonial ribbon earlier this month, surrounded by a crowd of excited members.

Director of golf at Essendon Country Club, Paul Densham, said: “We have an incredibly strong academy following here at Essendon, so this is the perfect time to expand the facilities on offer and enhance our teaching programme.

“The short game area is absolutely state-of-the-art and will match anything in the country. It has already proved a hit with our members and visitors and we see it as a real asset to the club going forward.”

Players can now use the designated area to work on all aspects of their short game, from bunker shots to chip and runs and lob shots over a water hazard.

New practice nets have also been installed for those wanting to warm-up before a round.

For more information on Essendon Country Club, visit www.essendoncc.co.uk.

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