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New clubhouse is success for St Audry's

PUBLISHED: 13:50 07 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:52 03 March 2010

GOLF: Undoubtedly one of the success stories in Suffolk golf is the new clubhouse at the nine-hole course at St Audry's.

Opened last month, the clubhouse took between a year and 15 months to build and furnish and all the work was completed by the members.

UNDOUBTEDLY one of the success stories in Suffolk golf is the new clubhouse at the nine-hole course at St Audry's.

Opened last month, the clubhouse took between a year and 15 months to build and furnish and all the work was completed by the members. The cost was in the region of £75,000.

It is a two-story building with the ground floor comprising of changing rooms, showers and a small shop while the top level encompasses a bar and restaurant.

St Audry's, who have appointed a full-time bar steward in Ben Fordenfield, are planning to have an official opening later this month. The clubhouse will be open more or less at the same time as public house hours. Four years ago the club was bought by the members and it has been an unqualified success.

Bob Clements, the club's president and treasurer, who has been a member for 30 years, 14 of which were as captain, said: "We have done quite a bit of development since we bought the club.

"A shed has been built for the equipment, a few tress have been planted and the fairways shaped. We have an on-going programme."

Membership is full with the ceiling set at 380 and there is a waiting list, something you will not find very often at golf clubs these days.


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