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STAYING AFLOAT AGAINST THE ODDS AT MARRIOTT WORSLY PARK

 

Following the recent deluge of rainfall and flooding Marriott Worsley Park Hotel and country club has managed to stay with its head above the water, and the competition, by keeping its golf course afloat.

An investment of £200,000 was made last winter to ensure that the golf course would stand up to the worst the British weather could throw at it, which has meant that its members and visiting golfers have not suffered in light of the torrential rain.

“Our first winter presented us with some major opportunities and it is wonderful to see all the hard work and investment paying off”, says Andy Salmon, Golf Operations Manager at Worsley Park.  “At a time when many courses throughout the UK are closed, if not flooded, it is rewarding to be able to inform golfers that the course is open.”

A combination of Verti-draining, sand dressing and additional drainage has been installed to combat the infamous Manchester climate and additional work is planned for Spring 2001 to make further improvements.

Future investment plans include a £76,000 project to construct a USGA specification short game practice area, headed by one of the country’s leading PGA Professionals David Screeton, who will be on site to offer expert tuition.

The Marriott Worsley Park Hotel and country Club is set in 200 acres of parkland at the historic site of Worsley Old Hall.  It offers the benefits of a peaceful retreat whilst only 7 miles from Manchester City Centre, with easy access to the M60 motorway network and Manchester International Airport.

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