Lee Westwood, who finished 3rd in the US Open said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my day playing at the official celebrity-amateur opening at Close House and I am delighted to be their Official Tour Professional. I think Close House is a perfect members course that has the capability of staging a major tournament in years to come. For a brand new course, it is in great condition. The greens are of a very high quality and I am looking forward to going back and playing it again.”
Owner of Close House, Graham Wylie said: “The Directors and I are delighted to have Lee Westwood as our Attached Tour Pro. It is both an honour and a privilege to have a golfer of Lee’s stature representing Close House and is an endorsement to the course and facilities. This is great news for Close House and the North East of England.”
Westwood’s management team announced that the Close House logo will appear on Westwood’s cap at every event, combined with an announcement on every tee of his relationship with the venue. He will attend selected events in 2011 and 2012; yet to be announced.
The Par 71 Colt Course measures 6813 yards and spans 160 acres of the Tyne Valley. Golf course designer Scott MacPherson carefully planned the course around the existing well established trees, lakes and vegetation to fit with an intended old fashioned design.
The course already looks mature and established. The venue is located 8 ½ miles from both Newcastle city centre and Newcastle International Airport.
Scott MacPherson www.tmgolfdesign.com
Close House www.closehouse.co.uk
Lee Westwood www.leewestwood.com