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Woodbridge: What are rugby posts doing on a driving range?

10:15 26 July 2014

New uprights seen from the golf driving range. Pics by Simon Ballard.

New uprights seen from the golf driving range. Pics by Simon Ballard.

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Anyone hitting the driving range at a Suffolk golf course may be puzzled to see an unusual target in the distance.

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Warriors and Amazons all driving for the uprights. Pics by Simon Ballard.Warriors and Amazons all driving for the uprights. Pics by Simon Ballard.

Inspired by Woodbridge Rugby Club, Ufford Park Hotel, Golf Club and Spa has erected a set of rugby posts in the middle of its driving range to give golfers something to aim for.

To trial the unique feature, the team at Ufford Park invited players from the rugby club to try their luck at hitting the posts.

After a hard slog on the range, the players relaxed in the pool, steam room, sauna, and finally the bar.

Emily-Jane Stearn, one of the Woodbridge Amazons, said: “We had a brilliant time. It was great to test ourselves at a completely different sport while having the reassurance of the near-by rugby posts.”

Debbie Ratcliffe, Marketing Manager at Ufford Park, said: “A huge thank you to the players from Woodbridge Rugby Club for putting our new target to the test. The players are charming and up for a challenge and they are welcome here any time.”

This upright is a symbol of the blossoming relationship between the rugby club and the hotel, since Ufford Park sponsored the electronic scoreboard back in 2012.

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5 comments

  • I can remember the days when Ufford Park was a respectable golf club. How about the flags and targets already on the range to aim for? Another poor piece of advertisement from the hotel.

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    fence sitter

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • @G Rumpy: Just what I said but they did not print it; perhaps because I also said this reads like an advertisement.

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    Johnthebap

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

  • Oh please! Surely it should be either "What is a rugby post doing.....or "What are rugby posts doing...?! Can someone at Archant please employ a proof-reader!

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    G Rumpy

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

  • A strange article, which reads like an advertisement. Also, the headline shows no sign of accurate proof reading: "a rugby posts".

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    Johnthebap

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

  • maybe the English are that bad at sport .we joining two games in one . English national football team and fishing as together ...... yawn so boring

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    Lee mundy

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

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