Golf fans fully book out Denmead green as Furzeley Golf Course welcomes back sportspeople after months of lockdown closure

EXCITED golfers arrived at a Denmead golf course as soon as it reopened its doors to the public this morning (March 29).

Monday, 29th March 2021, 12:00 am
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 5:32 pm
Brothers (l-r) Joe Dorsett (23) from Portchester and Tommy Dorsett (27) from Paulsgrove, both booked the day off work to play a round of golf with each other. Picture: Sarah Standing

From 7am, the team at Furzeley Golf Course was welcoming sportspeople ready to tee off after a long wait to get back on the course.

As of today, formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people are permitted to be held as part of the route out of the coronavirus lockdown.

Derek Brown, the club’s golf professional, said: ‘I’m elated that the club has opened, just over the moon.

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Many people were seen at Furzeley Golf Course in Denmead on Monday, March 29, when lockdown restrictions were eased. Picture: Sarah Standing

‘The course has been fully booked from seven in the morning, and we expect a busy bank holiday.

‘We’ve been working hard to get the course ready.’

The club has been closed since January 4.

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The golf course has been fully booked all day today (March 29). Picture: Sarah Standing

Robert Brown, Derek’s brother and the club’s director of golf, said: ‘It’s good to have the golfers back and have everyone playing.’

Both brothers have been at the club since it started in 1991.

Golfer Ray McCready was back on the green this morning, and was excited to play again after three years off from the sport due to medical issues.

He said: ‘I could not wait to get out here - although everything hurts!’

Brothers Tommy and Joe Dorsett both took the day off from work to get back on the green.

Tommy, 27, from Paulsgrove, said: ‘We’ve not been here since last summer - this is long overdue.’

The two have been coming to Furzeley Golf course for a couple of years.

Joe, 23, from Portchester, said: ‘The weather’s good for it.’

Find out more about the course at or call 02392 231180.

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