|28 Mar 2017|
Walmley Golf Club (WGC) is the latest business to sign up to the Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School (BVGS) Corporate Partnership Programme, which officially launched at the start of February. The club, based in Brooks Road, is the only sport and leisure club to get involved at this stage.
The club, which has been running for over 100 years, has joined the new initiative to connect with the school and other local businesses.
Being part of the programme holds universal benefits, comments Walmley Golf Club’s manager, Tim Gilpin: “Working with the school will help us to connect with younger generations and broaden the appeal of golf as a pastime sport or career path.
“With the support of BVGS, we can begin reshaping the club’s image in the community and with so many developments at the club recently, we’re confident our facilities and vast range of activities will interest a wider audience than golfers alone.
“Improvements to the grounds, along with our new professional shop and indoor swing room and simulator will hopefully make our guests’ time at the club more enjoyable and our Course Manager, Jamie Brooks, will be bringing his experience of 16 years at Belfry Golf Club to make sure standards are maintained.
“You don’t have to play golf to enjoy Walmley Golf Club; you can host an event here or simply come to enjoy the exceptional food served by Head Chef, Pascal Parize, who trained at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Beaune.”
Brian Davies, Development Director and Deputy Director of Sport at the school comments: “We already had a connection with the club as we held our annual golf day there last year and, due to its success, we rebooked this year’s event on Friday 9th June.
“We are now looking to build our relationship and welcome the opportunity to work closely with golf professionals, Steve Carter and Sam Stuart, who will be encouraging our students to take up the sport. The coaching they provide will help shape the next generation of young golfers.
Gilpin concludes: “We’re keen to develop a strong, long-term relationship with the school and it’s great to see we’re on the same page as Brian. After all, sport is important to children of all ages. Golf is as popular as it always was and exposure at a younger age will go a long way to promoting a healthy lifestyle for our younger generation.”
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