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Cricket legend ‘Freddie’ Flintoff joins De Vere Club

8.01am 27th May 2011 - People - This story was updated on Friday, May 27th, 2011

As part of his De Vere Club membership cricket legend Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff will benefit from access to golf & leisure facilities across the UK including 16 golf courses at 11 venues.

The De Vere Club, the UK’s fastest growing golf club, is delighted to welcome Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff as one of its newest members. Freshly retired from the sport, the England cricket legend has now caught the golf bug and is looking forward to improving his game and enjoying the modern, flexible points based membership system and the variety of 16 superb courses that the De Vere Club provides.

“I’m delighted to be a member of The De Vere Club and can’t wait to play all of the courses. I have had some lessons with De Vere’s PGA pros and things are coming along quite nicely. Plenty to work on but it has been great playing at the Carrick on Loch Lomond, Mottram Hall and Oulton Hall recently. The De Vere Club is exactly how golf should be; relaxed, fun and flexible,” commented Freddie.

Daniel Hodson, Director of Golf & Leisure for De Vere is thrilled to have Flintoff on board, commenting, “Fred is a perfect fit for the De Vere Club. He likes to have fun but also appreciates quality – both key elements of our scheme. Fred’s persona epitomises the relaxed, friendly atmosphere that defines The De Vere Club and I’m sure he will enjoy visiting our venues across the UK. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s vying for a place in the scratch team in the not too distant future!”

The De Vere club has been a huge success since its launch just over a year ago and over 5000 golfers have joined in that time. Freddie’s arrival marks the launch of an improved De Vere Club offering that includes all the original benefits but also the use of leisure facilities, spa treatments, buggy hire and driving range. “Thousands of golfers of all ages and abilities are signing up as we are taking away all the negative elements of a golf club membership like high fixed costs, stuffy restrictive rules and lack of variety. We are focusing on providing entry to a club that each member can shape to their own individual needs,” continued Hodson.

With the De Vere Club as title sponsor of the PGA Seniors Championship, held at Slaley Hall from June 9-12, Flintoff will appear on behalf of the De Vere Club, playing alongside some of the most decorated names in golf. Flintoff will appear with a number of his cricket colleagues in a unique event to launch the championship on Wednesday 8th June, with Major winner Ian Woosnam and Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance, before the likes of Sandy Lyle, Wayne Grady and Barry Lane compete in the championship from 9-12 June.

“I can’t wait to play at Slaley and see how the likes of Woosie and Sandy play the game properly!” added Freddie. “I’ve joined the De Vere Club at an exciting time and the new benefits will really help me get my family involved. My wife will love using my membership to treat herself in the spa whilst I’m on the golf course, and it’s great that I can use my points to get my kids out on the course and in to the leisure club.”

The De Vere Club is a modern ‘points based’ membership, offering golfers the flexibility to play at eleven quality venues across the UK, from The Carrick on the banks of Loch Lomond to Wokefield Park in Berkshire, while still offering all the benefits of a traditional golf club membership. For an initial payment of £295 members are able to nominate their ‘home’ club, hold a handicap and play in competitions, as well as enjoying a host of added benefits including discounts throughout the resort and attractive member referral incentives.

The De Vere Club www.thedevereclub.co.uk

       

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