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The Golfing Hub near Sudbury aspires to become 'centre of excellence' for golf after success of up-and-coming player at Welsh Open



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A golf enterprise has set its sights on becoming both a community hub and a centre of excellence for aspiring amateurs and professionals, following a young Suffolk golfer’s recent national success.

The Golfing Hub has been expanding its stable of up-and-coming golfers since its launch in September, as it seeks to spread its reach to people of all ages and abilities.

Located at Middleton Hall Farm, near Sudbury, the venue enables visitors to experience more than 100 golf courses, using a TrackMan golf simulator.

(L-R)Mark Lewis, Peter Brady and Gavin Richards pictured during their all day Golf marathon to raise money for the Jude Brady Foundation..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (56522352)
(L-R)Mark Lewis, Peter Brady and Gavin Richards pictured during their all day Golf marathon to raise money for the Jude Brady Foundation..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (56522352)

Among its regular users is 23-year-old Great Cornard resident Alice Barlow, who lifted her first senior title at the Welsh Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship.

Peter Brady, co-founder of The Golfing Hub, told Suffolk News: “It’s a fantastic achievement for Sudbury and Suffolk. We’re supporting her every step of the way.

“We’re working hard with a couple of local pros and a few of the top amateurs, supporting and sponsoring them. They are exceptional golfers and we’re working to help them to get better.

“We’d like to grow that into getting juniors involved and, to do that, we’d love to see the great golfing community come along and play a round of golf and have a bit of fun.

“We have regular groups that come along, but I’d love to see it get busier and have our regulars winning orders of merit.

“Long-term, I would like The Golfing Hub to be a centre of the community. I desperately want to get juniors involved and work with youngsters with great potential, and we want to give back to the community as well.”

The Golfing Hub has teamed up with three other TrackMan venues for a competition, with the top four performers in the order of merit then set to play a final in Ipswich.

The trophy for the winner will be presented by pro golfer John Morgan.

It comes after Mr Brady took part in an all-day golfing marathon at the centre on Saturday, in aid of the Jude Brady Foundation, which he set up with his wife, Lynn, in 2008, in memory of their stillborn son.

Playing ten rounds of golf on the simulator with a team of players, over the course of more than 12 hours, Mr Brady organised the event to raise money for the maternity ward at Ipswich Hospital.

For further information about The Golfing Hub, click here.