GOLFERS have the chance to test some of the most famous courses in the world – and all from the comfort of their own club.

Richmond MP Rishi Sunak officially opened a new swing studio facility at Bedale Golf Club - on the same day the club was awarded Golf Mark status in recognition of its progress.

The new studio uses high speed photography and computer simulation to allow play in the warm and analyse a golfer’s swing. It has been created in a former gatehouse building at the entrance to the course.

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Along with drainage improvements to its practice area, including a three-hole academy course, the work on the studio has been funded by a £71,000 grant from Sport England plus grant aid from Hambleton District Council and the club’s own funds. The total cost was just over £100,000.

Matthew Kettlewell, the club’s development chairman, described the facility as “fantastic” and said simulated courses available to date include Carnoustie, Castle Stuart, Celtic Manor, Congressional, Hazeltine, Quail Hollow, Royal Troon and Teton Pines.