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Thorpeness teams up with online influencers to showcase Golf in Suffolk

10.44am 22nd July 2019 - Course Development

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, part of The Hotel Folk group of luxury hotels, has teamed up with Peter Finch and The Jazzy Golfer to showcase Thorpeness, Suffolk as a leading UK golf break destination.

This new commercial partnership will see Peter Finch and Jasmine (The Jazzy Golfer) create exclusive video and social media content at Thorpeness and share it worldwide with more than 400,000 subscribers on digital platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Peter Finch

Brad McLean, General Manager at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, said: “We are excited to be working with Pete and Jasmine to shine a light on Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel as one of Britain’s best places to take a golf break. More people use mobiles, tablets and apps now than read magazines or newspapers, so it makes sense to team up with two of the most watched digital influencers in golf. Pete and Jazzy have big plans and lots of fun in store, so check out their channels and subscribe to follow all their adventures on the Suffolk Coast this summer.”

Finch, a qualified PGA Professional, will be filming a brand-new series of instructional videos at Thorpeness’ James Braid designed championship course this month. The videos will be broadcast over an eight-week period in July and August to his 200,000+ YouTube subscribers and social media followers.

Finch said: “I’m excited to partner with Thorpeness Golf Club and The Hotel Folk to help people discover more about golfing on the Suffolk Coast. Suffolk is only two hours from London and boasts incredible coastal and heathland golf courses as well as picture-perfect holiday villages like Thorpeness and Aldeburgh. It’s going to be great fun hanging out with Jazzy and filming our golfing adventures by the sea.”

In September, Finch will be joined by Jasmine for a unique head to head weekend at Thorpeness Golf Club and Thorpeness Country Club.

The Jazzy Golfer

The pair will face-off in an 18-hole challenge match around Thorpeness’ 6,311-yard heathland course, currently ranked #83 in the UK by National Club Golfer magazine, then tackle a series of quirky mini-challenges including adventure-golf and rowing on the Thorpeness Meare boating lake.

Jasmine said: “Thorpeness is famous for being a wonderfully unusual English seaside village with a floating house in the clouds, windmills and has a stunning lake that inspired the children’s story Peter Pan. Pete and I are very excited to showcase these beautiful and unique aspects in our content and help Thorpeness attract more golfers to play along the Suffolk Heritage Coast.”

Jasmine only took up golf in 2017, but has fallen in love with the sport and quickly become one of the UK’s biggest advocates for growing the women’s game. As well as having over 40,000 followers across her social media channels, she has worked with both the European Tour and Ladies European Tour presenting their social media content and is one of the official presenters at the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September.

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel is preparing to celebrate its centenary year in 2023 and was recently confirmed as the venue for the 2021 Logan Trophy, the English Men’s Open Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship.

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