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Isle of Wight golf club 'is fantastic'

Tue 24 Jan 2012

Isle of Wight golf club 'is fantastic'

Isle of Wight holidays may be set for a boost in popularity among golfers after one of the clubs on the island was described as "fantastic".

Peter and Brenda Reynolds moved to the Isle of Wight from Kent four years ago and joined Ryde Golf Club as they wanted to learn a new sport and make some new friends.

Speaking to the Isle of Wight County Press, Brenda said the club is a "fantastic" place to play golf and said the couple have met a lot of new people as a result of playing there.

The pair have now been named captains of the club for the coming season after spending 2011 as vice-captains, making the step up for 2012.

Peter has been able to bring his handicap down to 24 and is keen to get the figure even lower over the course of the year, while Brenda is playing off 35.

"It's going to be a good year. We've got the golf bug," said Mr Reynolds, who will be hosting a range of events with his wife as part of their new role as captains, as well as acting as the figureheads of the men's and ladies' sections at Ryde Golf Club.

Any money raised through the competitions they put on will go into work to improve the course, which may make it more attractive to those on Isle of Wight holidays who head to the location in order to play a round at the club.

According to the venue, the par-70 course will offer a delightful challenge to anyone who goes along to take it on, with the greens described as being "well-kept" and "pacy".

Windy weather often adds to the difficulty level of the holes at the course, with the swirling conditions making it tricky to keep the ball on the fairways and the greens.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-801273390-ADNFCR

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