Lee Westwood set to launch school in Stoke-by-Nayland

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YOUNG talented golfers across the Sudbury area are set to be handed a shot at stardom after world number one Lee Westwood announced he has chosen Stoke-by-Nayland to launch his second golf school.

In what is a major coup for the family-owned golf club, the cream of the country’s talent is set to be nurtured on its greens and fairways.

Aspiring golfers from the ages of 16-19 are set to be invited to apply for a place at the school, which will come after Westwood opened the first Lee Westwood Golf School in Cheshire a year ago.

The school at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, pencilled in to open in September with both parties in final discussions, has been set up to target the whole of the south of England.

Susanna Rendall, managing director at the club, which was already a regional talent centre for the East, said: “We have been very impressed with the ethos of the school, their structured education programme and the opportunities the school creates for these young golfers.

“At Stoke by Nayland Golf Club we work hard to invest in the development of the game and this partnership is testament to that commitment.”

The school will offer a two-year programme and areas covered will include lifestyle, psychology and fitness. It is the first school of its kind to be accredited by the world number one and will result in students gaining a BTEC Extended National Diploma in Sport.

The announcement comes as Stoke by Nayland GC gears up to stage the European Challenge Tour’s English Challenge.

For more details, visit www.leewestwoodgolfschool.com