Club of the Week Wishaw Golf Club

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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

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