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England and Wales (North) Region

New territory for region

01 Feb 17

Furness

PGA North embarks on new territory when it administers the Furness Golf Club pro-am on May 5.

England’s third oldest links, which opened in 1872, is rightly regarded as one of Cumbria’s hidden gems boasting a stunning backdrop of the Lakeland hills and impressive views across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man.

“This is our 145th anniversary and we’re hoping to attract 20 teams of four,” enthused club treasurer Diane Herbert.

“The event is being well publicised and we are already near the half-way mark for entries so that augurs well for us.”

The par 71 course, also regarded as the sixth oldest in England, offers a fair but challenging test.

“I don’t think we’ve had many pro-ams in this area for some time but we’ve staged a few county events. And Chubby Chandler once played here!” she added.

“We will plough any profits from the pro-am into club funds but I think we’d still be happy if we break even.

“We are also planning our 150th anniversary event which will help to put the club on the map.”

Paul Rawlinson, who runs Zone Golf at Barrow-in-Furness, is the associate PGA Professional who runs the shop and competitions.

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