Wally Writes

Hullo, it’s me again.

“It’s a while since I wrote. The coronavirus has affected us all, but here I am in Halsall Towers bearing up under the strain, like all the plebs out there.

“I’m reminded about being out in the fresh air, and playing golf. Not at that land-filled dump of a course at the Beacon Park, but at my own course,

where strangely enough I “Cllr Westley declared a pecuniary interest in respect of planning application 2012/1161/FUL in relation to Hurlston Hall Golf and Country Club, Hurlston Lane, Scarisbrick as he is a member of Hurlston Hall Golf Club and therefore left the Chamber during consideration of this item. Planning Committee Held 7 February 2013”.

“Hurlston Hall isn’t just a golf course it’s a country club too, why else would we join? The golf course was designed by Donald Steel and opened in 1994. It is set in 135 acres of beautiful parkland just a few miles from Southport. Pre-round warm-ups are catered for with a 15-bay powertee equipped driving range and putting green, while pro shop staff are always on hand to help you with any items you may need to re-stock before your round.

“Strangely enough Donald Steel designed the Beacon Park Golf Course. The first round was played at Beacon Park Golf & Country Club in the summer of 1982 when the course was opened by Sir Michael Bonallack and renowned designer Steel himself, but we allowed Serco to wreck it!

“I was of course the portfolio holder when Serco got the leisure contract in 2004.

“My handicap? Oh, that’s easy, it’s my local Tory party! I’m its leader, but there’s nothing to lead, just a rabble really and that’s all for today”.

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