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Enterprising golfers get bridge on course at Haverhill Golf Club

From left: Terry Bishop, John Goddards, Jamie Porth, Len Adams, Craig Sisson, Lady Captain Doreen Darbey, Head Greenkeeper Glenn Norris, Gerry Scott and Club Captain Steve Ward

From left: Terry Bishop, John Goddards, Jamie Porth, Len Adams, Craig Sisson, Lady Captain Doreen Darbey, Head Greenkeeper Glenn Norris, Gerry Scott and Club Captain Steve Ward

An annual fund raising event for Haverhill Golf Club has enabled a new bridge to be fitted on the course.

An annual fund raising event for Haverhill Golf Club has enabled a new bridge to be fitted on the course.

The Linton Enterprise Classic has been organised by former Haverhill Golf Club captain and vice president Terry Bishop for the past 12 years.

The proceeds of last year’s event have funded a bridge on the 18th hole of the course.

The event is held every May and is well supported by club members and sponsors, and has raised a total in excess of £15,000, which is used to fund projects at Haverhill Golf Club.

In previous years these projects have included the shoe/trolley cleaning areas and equipment, a contribution to the cost of the first tee, the club’s trophy cabinets, the clubhouse lounge chairs, patio furniture and parasols.

Over the past three years, the fund has been built up sufficiently to finance the cost of building a new feature bridge on the 18th fairway. Once Terry had the idea of constructing a bridge, he invited honorary member Len Adams to be project manager.

Architect Roger Peyton created a design which was then presented by Terry and Len to to the club’s main committee.

Work began in August and volunteers including John Goddard and the club’s green staff, headed by Glenn Norris, assisted building contractor, Bob Campbell and his workforce.

Club member Paul Loomes completed the finishing touches by block paving the pathway over the bridge. The bridge was built using materials in a style which designed to complement the surroundings.

Club manager Karen Wilby said: “Together with the pond and weirs it spans, the bridge makes a wonderful feature on the 18th hole, before golfers retire to the clubhouse after their round.

“On behalf of the committee I would like to thank Terry, Len, Glenn and everyone who has been involved with this particular project for their valuable contribution to the golf club, which will be appreciated by all.”

The bridge was opened on December 18, with a celebratory glass of bubbly enjoyed by all who attended.

For all the latest sport see Thursday’s (January 10) Echo.

 

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