Few clubs are as pro-active as Whitley Bay in providing top-notch facilities for members as well as taking the game to the wider community.
The need for better teaching and practice facilities for club members and newcomers to the game, especially youngsters and women, persuaded the club to build a new state-of-the-art indoor golf studio with the help of £75,000 grant from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund with the balance being contributed to by the club themselves.
Club chairman Keith Atkinson said: “We’re delighted to have secured this investment to upgrade our practice facilities, which will enhance the major improvements to the course currently under way – making this an outstanding club capable of promoting excellence in our sport. It will allow us to encourage more people to play golf from junior to senior years.”
The purpose-built studio has two fully-equipped teaching, assessment and practice bays. One has swing analysis and simulated golf technology and is big enough to entertain groups while the second is split into two driving bays, one also with swing analysis.
The suite has full disabled access and state-of-art technology including GC2 and Skytrak launch monitors plus the chance to play on 16 simulated golf courses.