Club of the Week Wishaw Golf Club
The Wishaw Press club of the week are Wishaw Golf Club.
With more than 500 members on the books, we caught up with the club’s Peter Brown to find out a bit more about their ongoing success. Tell us a bit about the history and background of the club. Founded in 1897 in a cookery room at Wishaw Public School, the club was built originally as a nine hole golf course.
It was relocated to its present site and extended to 18 holes in 1934 on land donated by the honorary president Lord Belhaven.
We have a picture from the opening of our present clubhouse in 1936 attended by the then editor of the Wishaw Press Jim Prentice. How many members does your club have? The club presently has more than 500 playing members. Tell us about the leagues you compete in. The club has teams from Senior Gents, Senior Ladies, Adult Gents (Full and Midweek), Adult Ladies (Full and Midweek) and Juniors all playing in the Lanarkshire Golf Association Leagues. Is there a social aspect to the club as well as a sporting side? Our social convenor sets out a calendar of events throughout the year which is open to members and guests and hosted in our large lounge where live music and extensive dining is offered. What principles do the club represent and promote? To supply a facility for local people of all ages to play golf and socialise. The club is open to all in our community and welcomes visitors to both our social and sporting venue. Are there any particular difficulties the club faces? Like all ‘not for profit’ organisations, finances will always be carefully managed, but Wishaw Golf Club looks forward to serving our community for another 120 years. How can people get involved with the club? Our club is always looking to attract new members of all ages and regularly hosts ‘open days’ to allow people to come along and see the facilities and play the game with us.
All visitors can look forward to a very warm welcome at Wishaw Golf Club.
In charge Wishaw Golf Club committee members
Young champions The next generation of the club’s golfers