The future is green for Rushden Golf Club

Rushden Golf Club is set to tee off a weekend of celebration to mark a new 18-hole course.

The course, just outside Rushden near Northampton has been extended from its original 10 holes to the full 18 and will be officially opened by two of the club’s younger members, Amber Dickerson (10) and Harvey Roberts (8) on Sunday 14 July.

Approach shot to the 17th hole, Rushden Golf Club

Guests including the Mayor of Rushden, past captains and presidents of the club, secretaries from golf clubs across the county and members of the Northamptonshire Golf Union will gather for the inaugural teeing off at the extended course.

The celebrations are planned to last for the weekend, with the club playing host to an 18-hole Texas Scramble competition and hog roast with evening disco on the Saturday. Sunday will see another Texas Scramble competition followed by the official opening of the new course.

The club reached an agreement with landlords the Duchy of Lancaster to allow for the extension of the course, with work taking a year to be completed and was finished in July 2013 at a cost of £320,000.

Ellie Williams, manager at Rushden Golf Club said “It’s great we’ve got the opportunity to bring a real 18-hole golfing experience to Rushden Golf Club. Our hope is that young, aspiring golfers like Amber and Harvey will feel inspired to pursue their interest in Golf, and we’d like to thank the Duchy of Lancaster for providing us with the opportunity to extend the course.”

Paul Clarke, chief executive of the Duchy of Lancaster said “Rushden Golf Club has been one of our longstanding tenants and it is with great pleasure we watch them thrive and prosper. We’re really pleased they are doing so well and we wish them a long and prosperous future.”