Defiant Bulwell golf club vow to keep fighting

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Bosses at the Bulwell-based Nottingham City Golf Club say it is business as usual - despite facing a very challenging period.

Nottingham Golf Centre, which ran with total independence from the golf club, is in the first stages of being put into creditors’ voluntary liquidation.

From 6th May, the club committee took over management of the clubhouse and course in conjunction with Nottingham City Council.

Club secretary Gary Chappell said: “Priority has been given to maintaining the course and machinery.

“To do this, equipment is being borrowed before a more permanent arrangement is put in place.

Security is being upgraded, with all areas constantly monitored by CCTV.

“The club has had no professional or proper golf shop since November 2005 and we are seeking to franchise shop space to give golfers a better service and to purchase playing equipment.,” said Mr Chappell.

Mr Chappell said landscaping of the course was due to be completed by the beginning of September this year.

He added: “The local community can contact me if they have any concerns. We would also like to hear from anyone with ideas of how they can help to get the course back to an acceptable level for all golfers and outlook for the whole community.

“The club will work closely with the contractor to make this happen.

Full membership up to 1st March 2015 will cost £299, including competition and green fees, seven days a week.

For further information call Mr Chappell on 077402 88694.

“Daily tickets can be purchased at £10, £8 and £5, depending on the time of day. More information can be obtained from the clubhouse on 0115 9272767. Also, the website will be kept up to date.

“Club captain Eric Hames, the committee and members would like to thank the City Council for all their support at this difficult time in keeping the club and course open as usual.”

The club course on Bulwell Hall Park was officially opened almost exactly 104 years ago -- on 26th May 1910 -- with 3,000 people turning up and the world’s four leading golfers of the day taking part.