Teed up for all year round golf

Andrew Tracey at St Annes mini-links golf course.

Andrew Tracey at St Annes mini-links golf course.

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ST ANNES’ landmark mini-links course is staying open all year round – and helping lead a drive to develop new talent and interest in golf right across the Fylde.

Golf coach Andy Tracey has taken over the running of the seafront 18-hole course from Fylde Council and is eager to provide maximum promotion for the sport as Royal Lytham and St Annes shapes up to stage the Open Championship next summer.

“The world’s top players are coming to area little more than eight months from now and it is the perfect time to make the most of interest in golf,” said Andy, who grew up in Blackpool and set up his own company, AT Golf, after working for a number of leading golf management companies.

The 27-year-old intends to visit local schools promoting Tri-Golf – a mini-version of the game specially tailored to youngsters aged eight and upwards – as well as making the most of the facilities at the seafront mini-golf course seven days a week all year round.

“We are open from 8am until dusk every day and the only reason the course would be closed is for adverse weather, although we ask visitors to check our website or call to check on the day.”