Mayor officially opens golf club facilities after £70,000 makeover

GOLFERS will be driving to success after the tee-riffic £70,000 refit of a Dorset range.

Over the last eight months, major improvements have been made at Crane Valley Golf Club’s driving range, and a new short game area built, as part of the makeover.

Verwood mayor, Cllr Simon Gibson, a keen golfer who has played at the club since the age of 12, officially opened the new practice facilities.

The investment has seen five additional outside bays added to the driving range, extending the roof to protect players from the elements, improving LED lighting and refurbishing the range to create a more welcoming feel, the club said.

Meanwhile, the putting and chipping area has also undergone a refurbishment, with the green being moved and extended to three times the size.

Head of golf for Hoburne, James Slade, said: “There are so many exciting improvements happening at Crane Valley and we were delighted to welcome Simon to open the improved practice facilities.

“We at Crane Valley are very proud to see Simon represent Verwood as mayor and so pleased that he kindly gave up his time to support us with the opening.”

Cllr Gibson added: “Crane Valley is a brilliant, community focused club and I am delighted to be able to support the opening of the new practice facilities.

“The investment is very welcome, and I know that many local people appreciate having such a good club on our doorstep.”

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