A golf club near Askam-in-Furness will have the chance to boost its links to the area thanks to an injection of money.

Dunnerholme Golf Club, located on the shores of the Duddon Estuary, was awarded a £2,128 micro grant through the “Barrow’s Heritage – Micro to Mighty” scheme.

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The club will be producing a timeline board to display on the outside of the club house, charting its history in words and photographs from its foundation in 1905 up to its 120th anniversary year in 2025.

Club administrator Lynne Diggle said: “There are many golf clubs throughout Westmorland and Furness and with that comes a wealth of local history from long-serving members.

"We will be inviting some of the past and present members to come along and celebrate with us and share the stories of not only The Dunnerholme Golf Club but also the surrounding golf courses.”

The club will also be holding a competition on August 2 using the original hickory wood-shafted clubs from the 1900s and encouraging competitors to wear period dress to get into the spirit of the times, along with the challenge of playing with antique equipment.

"The competition and day’s events will be encouraging and inclusive of junior players, thus passing on the heritage of this long-lived pastime," Lynne explained. 

“We will also be unveiling the timeline board and giving a talk about the history of golf clubs through the years."

The money was provided by Westmorland and Furness Council in partnership with The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The underlying aim of the council's scheme is to involve a wider range of people in heritage by supporting organisations in Barrow and Furness who are committed to exploring ways of reaching new and less engaged audiences.

Councillor Virginia Taylor, the council’s cabinet member for sustainable communities and localities, said: "Our Council Plan recognises that the strength of Westmorland and Furness is in its people and this project really shows what that means.

"I’m delighted these grants will help so many worthwhile projects to thrive and so many people to take part.”