NHS workers offered FREE membership at Scottish golf club

Cowdenbeath Golf Club offers free golf membership to NHS workers until end of 2021/22 season

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Fri, 3 Apr 2020

Cowdenbeath Golf Club in Scotland is offering all NHS workers free membership at its club until the end of the 2021/22 season as a "thank you" for all the great work they are doing during the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Scotsman

NHS workers will still be required to pay a green fee to Fife Golf Trust, which oversees the running of the course, in order to play the course as a member. 

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"We are a small club," captain Derek Beveridge told The Scotsman. "We are not going to get 30 or 40 new members out of this.

"But, even if we get one or two, if we as a club can give something back to the NHS workers, we feel we are doing the right and decent thing."

According to the report, the idea was all started by a WhatsApp group chat as the country entered a UK lockdown, with the majority of golf clubs in the country closing their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

"I asked them, 'what do you think about offering free membership to NHS members'," said Mr Beveridge. "Within a minute, everyone got back to me saying 'what a great idea, let's go ahead with this'.

"Our president, who is a teacher, put out the post on Twitter today and it has gone ballistic, really, It has all been really positive."

Cowdenbeath GC was originally built as a 9 hole course on the old Dora Coal mine site. Work began in 1988 and the course was completed and ready for play in 1991.
 
The course, measuring just over 6,200 yards, is full of character and charm and is a picturesque parkland layout with gentle undulations and tree lined fairways. It provides a challenge for both high and low handicappers.
 
 

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