Ladybank Golfing Membership is teeing-up an bold £240,000 makeover throughout its well-known heathland route.

The venture, spearheaded by means of across the world famend golfing route architects KimberGlen, will grow to be greater than 50 bunkers over two or 3 winters.

It embraces cutting-edge generation which can fortify {the golfing} revel in for contributors and guests to the well-known route which dates again to 1879.

Membership captain Jim Hair mentioned the most important funding used to be prompted by means of a survey of round 900 contributors.

“We consulted with the Sports activities Turf Analysis Institute (STRI) on the outset and Ladybank is overjoyed to welcome the KimberGlen staff, who’ve been progressing the brand new and eagerly-awaited Dumbarnie Hyperlinks route at Decrease Largo,” he mentioned.

“The paintings is being tackled in stages, in tandem with our tough control programme to verify contributors and guests proceed to experience the most efficient imaginable {golfing} revel in at Ladybank.

“Paintings on 11 holes will likely be finished by means of the beginning of the brand new season because the route continues to supply an relaxing iciness problem.”

Lengthy-time Ladybank head professional Sandy Smith mentioned KimberGlen have been among probably the most revered specialist architects in international golfing who had treated the check facility for the R&A at Kingsbarns and Dumbarnie Hyperlinks.

“KimberGlen have a wealth of revel in at lessons starting from Fancourt to Machrihanish Dunes and at healthland lessons very similar to Ladybank, equivalent to Hesketh to Glasgow Golfing Membership Gailes Hyperlinks,” added the top professional.

Paul Kimber, Niall Glen and shaper Gary Semple, who has been operating at Loch Lomond and Sunningdale not too long ago, are operating hand-in-glove with route supervisor Colin Powrie, assistant Mike Ewan and their Ladybank greenkeeping staff.

“That is an exhilarating venture,” mentioned Perthshire-based Mr Kimber.

“The purpose is to supply extra consistency of bunker play and to enrich the glorious heathland personality, which is what Ladybank is all about.”



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