Stanedge Golf Club is Open Under New Ownership
Stanedge Golf Club is now open for play under the new ownership of Fame Tate, the PGA Professional and former Ladies European and Asian Tour player, who has revealed a series of innovative initiatives and events to draw more people into the game and club.
Fame is delighted to have acquired the nine-hole moorland course situated between Matlock and Chesterfield in Derbyshire and is looking forward to driving the club into the future and opening up opportunities for more people to play and get into golf.
Commenting on this new era for Stanedge Golf Club, Fame explained: “Stanedge is a great nine-hole golf course situated on the edge of the Peak District, with superb views and great turf to play golf on. We aim to make golf fun and accessible at Stanedge GC to both visitors and members alike. We will develop a very inclusive and open policy, allowing people to feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed whilst enjoying their experience at Stanedge Golf Club either on the course, in the clubhouse or learning to play the game with the help of our PGA professional staff.”
“Since we acquired the club four weeks ago we have had a great response to our various offers with 50 new members signing up to join the club and various groups getting involved in our coaching and learn to play offers.”
The club have several initiatives planned to celebrate the new approach, which include FREE LEARN GOLF IN A DAY coaching for all ages and gender on Saturday 30th March. We will also be running a new event – 6@6 for £6 which will be a series of 6 hole events played at 6 o’clock on a Wednesday at a cost of £6.
To really put the club “On Show” we are planning an Open Day on Easter Sunday, 21st April - open to all the family. This event will be lots of Fun with Easter Egg hunts, Learn to play sessions for those new to the game and chances to play the course for those already into their golf. Those who attend the Open Day will go into a prize draw to win a YEARS FREE MEMBERSHIP at the club.
To register for any of the events above please go to the web site of the Stanedge Golf Club www.stanedgegolfclub.co.uk .
In explaining the outline plans for the club Fame commented, ”We want to make Stanedge Golf Club a place where people feel welcome and relaxed so they may enjoy their time with us. For those who would like membership we have some fantastic introductory offers such as Family Membership (Husband, Wife & Children U17) for £950, for a family of four this equates to less than £20 per month per individual.”
“We are also keen to grow Junior golf and introduce young players to the game, at £50 per year this is less than £1 per week, not sure where you can get access to sports facilities at that price anywhere else?”
“We will also be running regular coaching sessions for all abilities and in particular for those new to the game through our Get into Golf programme.
Stanedge Golf Club has some great benefits, as well as being accessible and affordable, it aims to be family focused, friendly and a fun place to be. A round of nine holes at Stanedge should not take more than a couple of hours, and if you have time to spare afterwards you can drop into the friendly and welcoming clubhouse for refreshments.
The club will be publishing its 2019 Fixture list shortly which will be available to be viewed on the website.
Stanedge Golf Club was founded in 1934 on land originally owned by the Robinson’s family of Chesterfield.
In 1995 the club managed to buy the course, together with some additional land to allow for course developments, as a result, the par for the course was increased from 64 to it’s current 69. Stanedge Golf Club has evolved quite a lot over the past 77 years and has become known as ‘The Friendliest Golf Club in Derbyshire’. Fame is looking forward to building on this and driving the club forward into what sounds like a bright and exciting journey.
Fame started playing golf at the age of 10 at Tapton Park Golf Club on the pitch and putt course and joined Chesterfield Golf Club not long after. Fame soon developed into a talented young player playing for the Derbyshire Girls Team, the Derbyshire Ladies Team and then at the age of fourteen, playing off scratch, she was selected to represent England. Fame went on to represent England for a total of nine years and Great Britain and Ireland for five years. She represented Great Britain and Ireland in The Curtis Cup in 2002 and 2004 and in The Vagliano Trophy in 2001 and 2003. The Curtis Cup is the amateur equivalent of The Solheim Cup. Fame was one of only a selection of players to participate two consecutive times in the biennial Curtis Cup.
You can find more information on the Stanedge Golf Club website www.stanedgegolfclub.co.uk or on the club’s facebook page or follow the club on Twitter @stanedgegolfclub also follow Fame on Facebook and Twitter @famegolfacademy.
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