Burneside-based golf club, Carus Green, has received the seal of approval from South Lakes Member of Pariament, Tim Farron, following a tour of their new PGA-affiliated facilities.
Tim, who visited the club on 14th June, spent the afternoon being shown around the newly-named ‘PGA Golf Academy, Carus Green, Cumbria’, by owner, Graham Curtin, and golf centre Directors, Lee Edwards and Andrew Pickering, and even tried his hand at swinging a club.
Carus Green’s golf academy was confirmed as one of the UK’s finest facilities following its PGA accreditation on 6th April and as such, has joined a small and elite group of PGA-branded golf academies worldwide, such as Gleneagles, Formby Hall and Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus, that are very much leading the industry with expert PGA instruction, outstanding facilities and use of the latest equipment and technology.
There are currently nine PGA Professionals on-site at Carus’s all-weather academy, an 18-bay top specification driving range, two bespoke Flightscope fitting rooms, indoor S.A.M putting lab, chipping and putting green, outdoor all-weather short game practice area and state of the art GC2 golf simulator.
The popular club, which welcomes thousands of visitors every year and just this month, hosted the Trilby Tour Championship of Cumbria for the second year running, has become busier and busier since it opened under the steady leadership of Graham Curtin, in 2002.
It posted a record year at the end of 2017, with all areas of the business increasing by more than 20% and now provides employment for more than 50 members of staff. It is anticipated that the new PGA affiliation will not only be a huge lift for the local area but put Cumbria ‘on the map’ for golfer-lovers worldwide.
“I have been extremely impressed by Carus’s state-of-the-art facilities and incredibly high standards in everything that they do, from teaching, to encouraging the county’s youngsters to try the game of golf; it is little wonder that they have achieved PGA-accreditation,” said Tim Farron. “This new association with the PGA – a hugely recognisable global brand – is a tremendous boost for the local area and will, I’m sure, encourage golfers UK-wide, to visit our unique corner of the country.”
Pictured top: Tim Farron (second left), joins Carus Green owner, Graham Curtin (left), and PGA Professionals and golf centre Directors, Andrew Pickering and Lee Edwards (image: Jo Spencer)
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