Tyne Valley Golf Lounge proving a success at Prudhoe Golf Club

The Tyne Valley Golf Lounge, which officially opened at Prudhoe Golf Club in December, has proved a huge success in its first weeks of operation with elite golfers, youngsters, local businesses and complete beginners taking the opportunity to play indoor golf.

Launched following a successful crowdfunding campaign, the facility is home to industry-leading TrackMan technology – allowing golfers to practise and play with accurate data while youngsters and beginners can try fun games featuring magic, dinosaurs and more.

Having raised more than £23,500 through online crowdfunding, donations and support from Sport England’s Places and Spaces fund, the new studio is also a base for year-round coaching, junior development programmes, pre- and post-round entertainment, and has opened new revenue streams and enhanced existing ones for the golf club.

Andrew Scrimshaw, Prudhoe’s director of golf, said: “Thanks to the generous support of our members, the public and local businesses, and Sport England, we’ve been able to transform an underutilised part of the clubhouse into a thriving new part of the business.

“Within just a few weeks of opening, we’ve welcomed our members of all ages as well as youngsters and people from the local community, local businesses, elite teams from clubs and counties, and hundreds of individuals to Prudhoe in the middle of the winter.

“There are games and tools for golfers at every level – from players competing around the globe to those picking up a golf club for the first time. It’s also been a huge addition to my coaching, with access to the very best data in an ideal space to work on your game.

“We couldn’t be happier with the response and feedback we’ve had since launching and we’re looking forward to seeing more golfers visit us in the weeks and months ahead.”

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