More chances to drive after dark at Matfen Hall

Matfen Hall Golf Club lights up for late night opening

Golfers at Matfen Hall can now perfect their swing after the sun goes down, following the installation of flood lights across the driving range.

Sports stars and Matfen members Olympic Gold medallist Jonathan Edwards, NUFC’s footballer Paul Dummett and European Tour winner, Kenneth Ferrie all enjoyed taking the first swing at the new opening hours after the new lights were switched on at a special launch night event.

They were joined by around 50 Club members who were keen to be among the first to drive after dark, as well as Club pro, John Harrison who joined forces with Kenneth Ferrie to hold a golf clinic as part of the evening’s proceedings.

The new floodlit driving range, which was made possibly after a £5k investment, will enable our Golf Club to stay open until 8pm during the winter months (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to begin with) for both driving range practice and lessons.

Paul Dummett, Kenneth Ferrie and Jonathan Edwards at the late night driving range launch night

Paul Dummett, Kenneth Ferrie and Jonathan Edwards at our late night driving range launch night

John Harrison said: “As a teaching professional it is great to be able to give my clients the opportunity to continue their lessons throughout the winter and provide a facility for them to practice away from their one to one lessons”.

Kenneth Ferrie added: “It is good to see Matfen adding to their golf offering, with the par 3 and now longer opening hours on the range there is no reason not to practice!”

Paul Dummett agreed. He said: “I think it is great that I can practice my golf at any time especially now the dark nights are here.”

Matfen Hall’s director of golf, Lisa Ferrie said the investment and late night opening of the driving range was part of the Club’s ongoing commitment to give members the best experience possible.

She said: “We are hoping that the addition of the late night opening of the driving range will enable our professionals to deliver more lessons and our members and visitors to be able to practice during the winter months.

“We have been delighted with the positive response from members and are confident they will be taking full advantage of our extended opening hours.”