The greenkeeping team at the 3 Hammers Golf Complex in Wolverhampton got the venue’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations under way this week with their tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year on the throne.
Greenkeepers Martin Hearn, Mandy Taylor, Alex Wingfield and Emily Hearn (pictured above) used 7,000 golf balls to recreate the official Jubilee logo on the 3 Hammers driving range, and another 2,000 to do the same on the 18th green.
“After the last few years, there’s a real sense of excitement about celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, so we wanted to join in with our own ‘golfy’ tribute,” said Hearn, who has been Greenkeeper at 3 Hammers for over 30 years. “It took a fair amount of planning and co-ordination to put this together, but we were delighted with the finished result.”
The team took time out of their day, which is normally spent maintaining the short course at the 3 Hammers, to support other Jubilee activity taking place across the range and golf course over the bank holiday. The venue has a series of Jubilee-inspired promotions running across the weekend, including a family golf ticket for £30 and a red, white and blue lucky dip to win one of 70 free baskets of range balls over the weekend.
Ian Bonser, owner of 3 Hammers, was delighted with to see the greenkeepers’ artwork, which came as a surprise when he arrived at work this week. He said: “I couldn’t believe what the team had managed to create on the driving range and on the course. It looks absolutely fantastic! It’s a fabulous tribute, that’s fitting for 3 Hammers. We love supporting our community and hope that they enjoyed seeing the team’s dedication to the Queen as much as I did.”