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Schwartzel and Oosthuizen’s Letter of Gratitude

8.01am 12th April 2011 - Course Development - This story was updated on Sunday, June 26th, 2011

A few years ago, High Legh Park Golf Club in Knutsford, Cheshire,  entertained four budding South African golfers as they acclimatised themselves ahead of The Open Championship. For six weeks the young men utilised the full course and practice facilities and were treated well by club staff.

After what they described as a ‘fantastic experience’ the men decided to write a group thank you letter to the club, signed by all concerned.

It was a very nice and well received gesture, which was filed in the club’s records along with many other archived testimonies about the club’s hospitality. It remained there until Monday morning when a member of staff noticed something very familiar about the winner of the previous night’s epic final showdown in the US Masters at Augusta.

Having rooted out the letter, the member of staff realised that not only was Masters Champion, Charl Schwartzel’s signature on the letter, so was the signature of last year’s British Open winner at St Andrews – Louis Oosthuizen.

Delighted with the discovery, current Club Director Martin Cooper said: “It’s good to know that such talented golfers appreciated the golfing facilities at High Legh Park and have gone onto be so successful.”

Everyone at High Legh is now hoping that the other men who signed the letter – James Kamte and Albert Kruger – go onto win their own major tournaments so the club can boast its very own grand slam!

Under New Management

Andrew Vaughan of Vaughan Leisure Ltd, who was born and brought up in Altrincham, has purchased High Legh Park Golf Club as from 4th January 2011.

He intends to make High Legh Park Golf Club a successful and enjoyable golf club, with a high quality course and many membership benefits.

High Legh Park Golf Club

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