Lee Westwood meets Stoke students

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Former world number one golfer Lee Westwood paid a flying visit to Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club on Monday to officially open the school of his name.

Fresh from playing in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, where he finished 35th, the Ryder Cup player made a stop at the club on the Suffolk border before jetting back to his base in Florida.

His visit included cutting a ribbon and signing a plaque to officially open the Lee Westwood Golf School based at the club’s driving range, which began accepting students as one of only two in the country in 2011.

He also provided a special moment for three of the 40 students based at the school, teeing off over the lake at the picturesque 18th hole on the Gainsborugh Course with students Simon La Font, Joseph Fryer and James Lanigan, with the professional’s iron shot landing just a couple of feet from the hole.