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Brickendon Grange Golf Club Wins UK’s Greatest Amateur Golf Hole

6.13am 13th December 2016 - Corporate

Brickendon Grange Golf Club #17

Brickendon Grange Golf Club in Hertford has beaten nine other of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging golf holes to be crowned the UK’s Greatest Amateur Hole 2016.

The winning club received a high number of public votes and impressed an independent judging panel in the national ‘Grass Roots’ golf competition organised by , which provides business insurance services for golf and other sports clubs.

The initiative aims to shine the spotlight on lesser known golf clubs across the UK with Brickendon Grange Golf Club claiming the top spot, closely followed by Robin Hood Golf Club in Solihull and Murrayfield Golf Club in Edinburgh. The winner, Brickendon Grange Golf Club, was praised by the judging panel, comprising; Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of The Golf Foundation and Michael Coffey, Publisher at The Golf Club Secretary.

The winner and final Top 10 gallery of entries can be viewed in full at:

  1. Brickendon Grange Golf Club, Hertford (17th)
  2. Robin Hood Golf Club, Solihull (16th)
  3. Murrayfield Golf Club, Edinburgh  (10th)
  4. Easingwold Golf Club, York (18th)
  5. Langley Park Golf Club, London (10th)
  6. Epping Golf Course, Epping in Essex (12th)
  7. Toft Country House Hotel and Golf Club, Toft in Lincolnshire (18th)
  8. Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club, Edinburgh (13th)
  9. Rusper Golf Course, Dorking in Surrey (14th)
  10. The Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh (16th)

In addition to being crowned the UK’s Greatest Amateur Hole 2016, Brickendon Grange Golf Club will receive a commemorative plaque, whilst will donate £500 on behalf of the club to The Golf Foundation charity, which is committed to helping encourage more young people to take up the game. Golfer James Short, who nominated the hole, has also won a Scotty Cameron putter worth up to the value of £280.

Kevin MacKenzie, Head of Affinity Operations of BusinessInsuranceFor commented: “Congratulations to Brickendon Grange Golf Club for its standout hole and for epitomising the best qualities of amateur golf courses everywhere. It was a close call between the finalists, but Brickendon Grange Golf Club’s 17th hole strikes the perfect balance between challenge and beauty.”

Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of The Golf Foundation had this to say of the winning club: “Brickendon Grange’s 17th looks very inviting and fun. I learned my golf playing on the Weston course at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire and loved a similar hole.”

Michael Coffey, Publisher at The Golf Club Secretary added: “Brickendon Grange was certainly one of the top entries, and the photo makes you want to play the hole immediately.”

BusinessInsuranceFor provides a range of insurance solutions for golf, rugby, cricket, and other sporting clubs that can often face a unique set of business challenges which require bespoke cover. For golf clubs alone, its insurance policies can protect areas such as damage to playing surfaces, (including greens and tee areas), to hole-in-one bar expenses for members competing in official club competitions.

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