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Restoring the challenge

12.20am 24th August 2005 - People

“As golf technology evolves, some clubs are finding that the challenge offered by their course is diminishing,” so says Peter McEvoy OBE, whose long established firm Sporting Projects has joined with leading golf architects Weller Designs to create a third company, Weller McEvoy, to service the growing demand in the UK for golf course remodelling work.
While both Sporting Projects and Weller Designs continue in their own right, any golf course remodelling work undertaken by either firm will now be handled by Weller McEvoy, which is offering a £250 introductory site visit, refundable against future work, as a launch offer.
Sporting Projects’ Peter McEvoy comments, “At the Walker Cup in Chicago this year, I saw an amateur golfer carry the ball 351 yards.
“But it’s not just the country’s best amateurs who are hitting the ball further. New equipment technology means many players of differing abilities are achieving greater distances, often taking existing hazards out of play and, in worse cases, weakening the challenge presented by even well-crafted golf holes. Our new company Weller McEvoy will help golf clubs to restore this challenge.”
Weller Designs’ Bruce Weller said, “Increased length also raises safety concerns for some clubs, but sensitive remodelling can address these issues at a relatively low cost.”
Creeping wear and tear is another problem that Weller McEvoy can help golf clubs to address. Says McEvoy, “Design change to tackle wear and tear is a cornerstone of what Weller McEvoy is trying to achieve. It’s a crucial factor in keeping members, guests and visitors happy. If word gets around that a golf course is in poor condition, it can sometimes take years to restore a club’s reputation.”
Weller Designs’ David Weller comments, “It’s tempting for golf clubs to think of remodelling as simply adding a bunker here and there, or making small design changes. But the challenges can be more severe, and our services reflect that. Weller McEvoy can manage every aspect of remodelling, from dealing with the planning authorities through to overseeing the work until completion.”
Peter McEvoy finishes, “Teaming up with Bruce and David is very exciting, and together we are confident that we can help golf clubs respond as the game evolves.”
Clubs can contact Weller McEvoy on +44 (0)1684 291345, by email at, or on the company website at

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