Mr. Worrall explained that over the years the facilities at the club have lacked the attention they need and the club are having to find the fund needed to carry much needed repairs.
Explaining more about the issues the club face, Mr. Worrall said;
“For more than 127 years, golfers have happily shared the rolling acres with horse riders, ramblers and dog-walkers – and our maintenance of the fairways and greens not only enhances the course itself but complements what is already a beautiful and natural pastureland.”
“You don’t have to be a golfer to know that every course has to have a ’19th hole’ and we are very proud of our traditional-style clubhouse, locker rooms and offices built around the iconic Grade II listed Anti Mill, just off the B1230 Walkington road.”
“But our club’s unique infrastructure also brings ongoing problems of building maintenance, which is why we are now looking to cut our costs and find sponsors and grants to achieve these aims.
“Peter Ward homes have helped us cut our costs by supplying flags for the greens, which is a significant saving.”
“Over the years the club has adopted a piecemeal approach to building repairs, paying for the works from our own funds on an ad hoc basis. However it is now clear that major renovation is now urgently required to make the buildings safe, weather-proof and secure.”
“As custodians of the Anti Mill we organised a major competition last year which raised almost £3,000, allowing us to repair and seal the roof. However the rest of the building is now in desperate need of renovation and we have had a quote of £10,000 to complete this work.”
“The adjoining roofs, windows, facias, soffits, gutters and paintwork throughout the clubhouse buildings all need replacing. Quotes are available for these essential improvements, which total approximately £20,000.”
“It would also be desirable to re-surface our car park and renew fencing around the buildings at a further estimated cost of £10,000.”
Commenting on the sponsorship, Peter Ward the company MD said;
“It made complete sense to us to support Beverley and East Riding Golf Club.”
“Firstly our Old College development of luxury 4 and 5 bed homes is adjacent to the Westwood, the home of the golf club.”
“Its also a great local club to support and in particular, with a history going back 128 years, it’s the oldest inland golf course in Yorkshire.”
“This matches our status as an important, well recognised and respected housebuilder in the region.”
“We do like to help local clubs and organisations where we can and this seemed a good way to assist the local sporting community whilst promoting our Old College site.”