WHITEFIELD Golf Club is flourishing, according to professional Andrew Terry, who has helped to oversee a steady increase in membership during two years in the role.

The Higher Lane club recently produced a flyover video, using commentary provided by Peter Allis, to promote its blossoming course and has certainly never been in better shape.

It has been rewarded by the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs, which has chosen the club to host two county events later this year.

And Terry believes that is as a result of the hard work being done behind the scenes to boost the club's already prominent standing in the local golfing community.

“Since becoming the head professional at Whitefield I have worked hard to attract new members and over the last 18 months we have added 62 new members across all sections," said Terry.

“We have organised and delivered several Get into Golf classes for beginners looking to try something new.

“There has been considerable investment on the course in recent months and our fantastic head green keeper Danny Chamberlain has the golf course in great shape, which can be seen via the course flyover video on our website with Peter Allis giving a wonderful commentary.

“Our progress has been recognised by the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs as we are hosting two county matches later in 2017.

“We have two very popular midweek club nights, including a 12-hole competition followed by food and drink.

“These nights have a great atmosphere and provide a great opportunity for new members to get to know everyone.

“We have several attractive deals on offer for new members, including golf lessons.”

Terry has enjoyed plenty of playing success over the past 13 years as an amateur and professional and is delighted with the progress the club has made since he became their professional.

His run of golf-playing success as an amateur began by reaching the final stage of qualifying for The Open Championship in 2004 and 2005.

He won the Royton Sword in 2006 and the Childwall Trophy in 2007 and set a new course record of 59 (eight under par) at Springfield Park Golf Club in 2008.

Terry was the club champion at Manchester Golf Club in 2005 and 2006 and was a Lancashire county squad player for two years before joining the professional ranks in 2009.

Since then he has posted eight professional victories and won the Manchester Alliance Assistant’s Order of Merit titles in 2013 and 2014.

His most recent win was the 2014 PGA North Region Challenge at Rockcliffe Hall, where he scored a hole in one on the second hole of a play-off.