Clacton: Golf club designs and builds mini-course for care home

Care UK�s customer relations manager, Kia Mathieson (centre) with members of Clacton-on-Sea Golf Clu

Care UK�s customer relations manager, Kia Mathieson (centre) with members of Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club. - Credit: Archant

Members of a golf club in north Essex have built a mini course for people living at a nearby residential home.

People staying at Care UK’s Silversprings care home in Thorrington will now be able to improve their swing after enthusiasts from nearby Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club designed and laid out a six-hole putting green.

Home manager, Sally Rushant, said: “Many of our residents have been keen golfers for many years. When we looked at how we could develop our large grounds, they were very keen on the idea of a course.

“We were delighted when the team at Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club generously offered to design and build the course, as well as donating putters and balls.”

The course was officially opened by golf club captain Bill McGrath and head green keeper Alan Smith last Friday. “Golf is a passion and we were delighted to be able to help some former golfers keep their hand in, as well as introducing some newcomers to the game,” added Mr McGrath.


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