Club receives £40,000 donation for golf course improvements

  • 18 November 2013
Local businessman Les Hutchison has donated £40,000 to the club to be used as part of its course development expenditure. After seeing the club’s Course Development Plan outlining the work it wanted to carry out in the next 5 years, Les decided to donate this substantial amount to the club so that it could bring forward some of this work. Les’s donation will allow work that would have taken over 3 years under the club’s existing plan, to be completed over this winter period.

Making the donation to the club Les said, "I am pleased to support the great work of several Greens Committees and the greens staff to make Bothwell Castle the premier course in Lanarkshire and the surrounding area"

“…As Captain, I am delighted that Les has made this generous gift which will enable works to the course to be brought forward to the benefit of all the members.” - Ken Storrier - Captain

Thanking Les for his support Club Captain Ken Storrier commented "As a former Greens Convener, Les is very aware of the demands on golf courses and this will I’m sure have influenced his decision to support the works set out in the club’s Course Development Plan. It is very important for Bothwell Castle to be looking forward positively in relation to the course, particularly in the current climate surrounding golf clubs. As Captain, I am delighted that Les has made this generous gift, which will enable works to the course to be brought forward to the benefit of all the members."

The golf club has for many years invested in improving the course, especially drainage, which with the wetter weather conditions that now prevail, is hugely important in making golf courses playable as much as possible to give members maximum benefit. Club Captain Ken Storrier says, “We have long realised the importance of continued investment, that is why all club joining fees go into a ring fenced Course Development Fund. We even have new members saying that is one of the reasons they joined the club.”