Golf club launches discount deal for emergency services

Rosemary Ayim
By Rosemary Ayim March 25, 2016 06:57

A Scottish golf club has launched an innovative green fee deal with local emergency services that should result in a number of public sector workers playing more of the game at the venue.

Deer Park is offering two rounds for the price of one for any members of the Scottish Police Recreation Association, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Prison Service on standard green fee rates.

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The golf and country club says the offer, in which an unlimited amount of times is available, is aimed at emergency service staff to take advantage off on their rest days, but is also open to retired staff from those three services.

Brian Inglis, golf sales manager at Deer Park, said: “We thought it would be a good idea to offer them these special rates as it would be a great stress buster to get out on the course after a busy shift, and they can use the golf as an unofficial teambuilding operation too.

“We are always looking at opportunities here at Deer Park and have hosted groups of fire fighters and police officers in the past, as well as groups from the NHS and other public bodies.

“Often they are working shifts and so are available to make more of their leisure time.”

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Lynsay Richardson from the Scottish Police Recreation Association added: “Our organisation is committed to enhancing the wellbeing, physically and / or mentally, of our members. Due to working long and irregular shift patterns, it can be difficult for our members to use a golf membership regularly enough to receive value for money, therefore deals such as that offered by Deer Park allow them to enjoy a round of golf at an affordable price.”

“We do consider ourselves as very much at the heart of the community here in West Lothian,” added Brian Inglis. “Every year we host charity golfing events and events for the public. We also hosted a PGA seniors and a PGA ladies event too for the first time last year, but this course is for everyone.”

The announcement comes as the golf club last year undertook a refurbishment of key areas of its venue, such as its bowling complex and restaurant.

 

Rosemary Ayim
By Rosemary Ayim March 25, 2016 06:57
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