Teeing off as golf is back on course

Wigan councillors and members of The Friends of Haigh Country Park gather to celebrate the launch of the newly transformed crazy golf course at Haigh Country Park
Wigan councillors and members of The Friends of Haigh Country Park gather to celebrate the launch of the newly transformed crazy golf course at Haigh Country Park
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VISITORS to Haigh Country Park can now have fun teeing off at the transformed crazy golf course.

A project, spearheaded by Friends of Haigh Country Park volunteers, has seen the site spruced up in time for the summer holidays.

Volunteers have cleared vegetation, refelted the crazy golf surface and repainted the obstacles.

John Hulme, chairman of the Friends group, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get the work finished before the schools break up.

“We are aiming to have the facility open every day over the holidays so that as many people as possible can have some fun playing on the course.”

The project was supported by Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT), Jewson Building Supplies and Longmate’s, in Hindley Green, who supplied materials at a reduced cost, and students from PROCO Northwest who carried out structural work on the course, refurbished obstacles and made the new windmill feature.

Local councillors also awarded the project £1,000 Brighter Borough funding.

Louisa Bibby, parks activities officer at WLCT, said: “It’s wonderful to have such a passionate Friends group on site. I’d encourage families to come along this summer to enjoy the activities on offer.”