Swinging back into shape

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 Venue News Lochview Family Golf Centre Palacerigg Golf Course

Swinging back into shape


Grace Kerr, age 68, has been a member of Palacerigg Golf Club for 20 years. Grace suffers from rheumatoid arthritis which then developed into septic arthritis, a very painful and disabling illness that meant she was hospitalised for 11 weeks and ultimately unable to play golf for nearly a year and a half. This was a huge blow to Grace who would play golf and socialise at Palacerigg Golf Course most days.

After a long and painful break from her passion and hobby Grace eventually came back to play around mid-summer this year. Initially she could only manage to play a few holes but as she regained her strength she would then play 9 holes and now she is back to playing the full course.

Grace now has resumed playing at Palacerigg approximately 3-4 times per week, weather permitting – when she joined she was known to play almost every day, and at one point the previous starter calculated she was only paying a few pennies per round when average out against the cost of her season ticket.

Grace and her husband Bill have been proud members of Palacerigg for 20 years now and they both feel the course is very scenic and picturesque and that it is a enjoyable and challenging course to play. Grace knew a handful of people who played at Palacerigg before joining but since then she has met a lot of people and has extended her social circle quite considerably.

Grace explained that Golf is a great activity to get into for people of all ages as it helps to keep you active and the social aspect is great for meeting new people. Grace went on to describe how it can be an excellent activity to help you recover from an injury due to its low impact nature.

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The course is situated in the picturesque setting of Palacerigg Country Park which is set in a mature woodland area in Cumbernauld. The course is only minutes drive from the large towns of Airdrie and Coatbridge.

The course at Palacerigg was designed in the early 1970's by the three times Open Champion, Henry Cotton (1934, 1937 and 1948). Palacerigg Golf Club was formed in 1975 and boasts a healthy membership section with regular visitors to the course on a daily basis.

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