The VIP launch event was attended by former PGA European Tour winner, Ryder Cup star and Sky Sports Golf commentator, Andrew Coltart; former West Ham and Northern Ireland international goalkeeper, Allen McKnight; around 20 special guests; and 40 winners of a social media competition, who took part in a ‘Nearest the Pin’ competition on the simulator on one of the most famous Par-3’s in the world – Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo – for a chance to play against Andrew Coltart.
The winner of the ladies’ competition, Suffolk County Champion, Alice Barlow, took on Andrew over 3 holes at Valderrama, while the men’s competition winner, Mark Lewis, battled it out on the back 9 at Wentworth. Both challengers turned out to be victorious and will take the bragging rights back to their home clubs.
Andrew Coltart, said: “The launch night was a lot of fun, although I’m not sure if the guys from TrackMan got the handicapping system quite right! Seriously though, I had a great time and would like to thank everybody for coming along.
“The Golfing Hub is a fantastic set-up and Peter, Adrian and the other partners have done a tremendous job of putting together a facility of this quality. The hub provides golfers with the opportunity to practice on some amazing courses, get their clubs assessed and custom-fitted, and socialise with like-minded people. I congratulate the team and wish them every success.”
Partner in The Golfing Hub, Adrian Hensby, added: “We chose Sudbury as the location for The Golfing Hub as it’s easily accessible from Colchester, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelmsford and Stansted. The Golfing Hub is also Vega Golf’s new national fitting centre so customers will be flying in from all over the world to be fitted for their new clubs and they’ll get to experience the other delights Suffolk and Essex have to offer while they’re here.”
The Golfing Hub which is open every day from 9am to 5.30pm (10am to 4pm on Sundays), wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Business Resilience & Recovery Grant Scheme. To find out more about the various funding schemes and other support available from the New Anglia LEP, please visit https://newanglia.co.uk/funding/.