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Sutton Bridge Golf Club's great offer for key workers

Sutton Bridge Golf Club has made a generous offer for all key workers, with reduced memberships for the next two years.

The club said it wanted to recognise the impact all key workers have had in the
area during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cost for a yearly membership is typically £1,065 for two years, but they are knocking it down to £800 for key workers.

Club pro Dayne Hawkins with members Tim Stearn and Paul Penny(43590017)
Club pro Dayne Hawkins with members Tim Stearn and Paul Penny(43590017)

Along with having reduced membership, the club professional Dayne Hawkins is also putting together a course of eight 30 minute golf lessons for key workers at £100, which will be on the range and the golf course.

The golf club has a quirky nine-hole course and is located in and around the original walls of the concrete dock from the 19th Century.

The greens are rated among some of the best in the country, and are good all year round.

The land is typically well-drained, so can often remain open when others are flooded.

Member John Sullivan said: “What we want to do is recognise the efforts made all year round by all the key workers.

“We want to offer them a sort of release from all the pressures they’ve been under all year, but at a reduced price for all the sacrifices they’ve made as well.

“We want to promote the golf club, and also gain more members, but we wanted to do it in the right way.

“It’s been a tough year for everyone, and to just put a smile on the faces of a few after this terrible year would just make everyone, myself included, feel a lot better.

“Our resident professional Dayne Hawkins will also be teaching some key workers, which will be again at a reduced price for them.

“The one thing we we’re desperate to do is raise the profile of the club as a whole, and what better opportunity to do that than giving key workers the opportunity to play some golf but at a reduced price?

“Our course is a nine-hole course, and we feel it’s brilliant for newcomers to get involved in.

“For those people who are quite busy then nine holes is perfect for everyone.

“Golf is a release for people, and just to get outside in the open air and play some golf in the peace and quiet is a brilliant stress-reliever.

“If anyone feels like this applies to them then just come down to the club and get involved.”

In order to get in contact with the club either call in at the club to pick up an application form or telephone 01406 350323.

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