The De Vere Club has welcomed international cricketer Steve Harmison as a member following a presentation at De Vere Slaley Hall.
The Durham bowler, nicknamed ‘Grievous Bodily Harmison’ for his aggressive fast-bowling style, was presented with his membership pack which also marks a successful first year for the revolutionary golf club.
Following its launch in March last year, the flexible points based scheme has seen more than 5000 members join and continues to grow.
Offering golfers all of the benefits of a ‘normal’ golf club membership, the De Vere Club gives members access to 16 courses at 11 venues across the UK including the luxury Carrick on Loch Lomond and European Tour venues Wychwood Park and Slaley Hall.
Keith Pickard, Slaley Hall’s director of golf, presented Steve Harmison with his membership pack. “We’ve had a fantastic first year with the De Vere Club, welcoming golfers from across the North East who can see the benefits of the clubs flexibility,” he said.
“I’m sure Steve will enjoy playing at different courses across the country when he’s away with Durham. He’ll be able to play in club competitions and can also use his membership points to take his team-mates out to play, so he’ll be able to make full use of the flexibility.”
At just £295 for 12 months membership, the De Vere Club has welcomed more members in the last 12 months than any other golf club in the UK.