Ben, who has tripled the junior section membership this year, saw 20 girls join up with GGR in the spring, of which 15 have grouped up and are still attending weekend lessons at the club’s range.

“ It’s been steady growth with the juniors in the last couple of years but the momentum has been gathering too which is why so many more members are joining this year. Word of mouth is such an important factor and the parents and grandparents, plus friends of our juniors are all coming along and taking interest in the club too. The spin off business for the club in new membership applications and the social side too has been really good.”

The new covered range which is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Stafford will enable Ben to teach effectively in the winter months for the first time this year, keeping the new groups together on weekend mornings, and Girls Golf Rocks will return to the club next spring. There will be no let up in sight for Ben.

“You can never say ok I’ve got enough, if it’s working you’ve just got to keep the foot on the pedal.”

Ben also won an award for his work earlier this year; The Virgin Atlantic Flying Club ‘Good for Golf’ award came his way. Nice to know your efforts are being appreciated.

HS2 News

A final important point to make is that the rush of new members to Ingestre Park may come as a surprise to many golfers from elsewhere. Disappointingly, the rumour mill has continued to spread ‘fake news’ intimating a short-term existence left for the HS2 affected club. However, the truth is that the line is still many years away (if indeed it even happens) and business is very much going on as usual at Ingestre Park Golf Club.