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Internal News - 26 February 2009

Golf Club seeks closer links with the University

Bath Golf Club is strengthening links with the University by offering membership and group lessons for staff and students.

Bordering on the east side of the Claverton campus is the Bath Golf Course, much used by walkers and runners across the various footpaths which are rights of way, and home of the University Golf Society with 40 members (who pay a special reduced rate per semester).

The Golf Society is currently competing in the first division of the university league and plays all its home matches on the course.

The current captain of the golf club is the Reverend Roger Nunn, a former member of the University chaplaincy team, and a current member of the University’s Court. One of the objectives of his captaincy year is to strengthen relationships between the golf club and the University.

Rev Nunn has met with the Captain of the Golf Society, one-handicap golfer Tom Smith, to discuss how students from the University could be made more welcome and their numbers increased.

It was agreed to offer membership of the Golf Society and Bath Golf Club to students this semester. A course of group lessons from the golf club professional is also to be offered.

They also discussed the possibility of the best golfers in the University Golf Society playing in the Bath Golf Club teams in the Bristol and District League, and a friendly match between the University society and the club is being planned.

In the long run, there are hopes for stronger advertising of golf in the University prospectus, and better links from the University of Bath website to both the golf society and the golf club websites.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Kevin Edge has invited Rev Nunn to attend the next meeting between the University and the local residents associations and near neighbours of the Claverton Campus.

Meetings with local stakeholders will take place three times a year in order to improve two-way communications and promote better relations.

Rev Nunn also hopes to encourage more staff from the University to take advantage of the golf club facilities; at present less than ten are full members of the golf club.

Currently there are special rates on offer - a 'Winter Fourball Special' for visitors, and a 'Gateway to Golf' offer for those considering membership at reduced rates.

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