It seems there is now light at the end of the tunnel for the members at Beacon Park Golf Course after much controversy about the state of the course.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has taken a keen interest in developments at the Beacon, following countless complaints over the poor state of the course since Serco took over and landfill works began.
Despite all these challenges, the Beacon Seniors beat the odds and won the South West Lancs Seniors League last year. This season, due to the ongoing landfill situation, the Seniors were suspended from the league.
There was uproar at this decision. MP Rosie had met with the golfers on site to discuss their concerns, as well as meeting with Serco and West Lancashire Borough Council Directors to find a solution.
Following a recent meeting of the league, at which Serco attended to present their work remeasuring the course and maintaining an 18-hole facility that meets CONGU regulations complete with new stroke index and score cards, to everyone’s delight, the Seniors have been re-admitted to compete in this year’s competition.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“It has been a long and stressful 12 months for golfers and club members which has required negotiating with West Lancashire Borough Council and Serco to ensure the winners were able to defend their title and West Lancashire golfers could enjoy a competition standard course.
“I am pleased for the captain, Mike Collins and his fellow golfers that they can now look forward to a summer of both competition and leisure golfing.”