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Fortwilliam's land sale proposal can signal 'rebirth' for north Belfast golf club, says captain

 

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Fortwilliam greenkeeper Chris Kerr busy preparing the course before this week's reopening.

Fortwilliam greenkeeper Chris Kerr busy preparing the course before this week's reopening.

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Fortwilliam greenkeeper Chris Kerr busy preparing the course before this week's reopening.

Fortwilliam Golf Club captain Deaglan Lundy says proposals to sell off a 'significant' portion of land on the Antrim Road could prove to be a 'rebirth' of the north Belfast club.

The course reopened on Wednesday after over eight weeks of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic and, while golfers are back on the fairways, the club's revenue streams continue to suffer.

Until step two of the Northern Ireland Executive's phased return, visitors are not permitted under Golfing Union of Ireland protocol. Add to that the even more significant blow of bar and restaurant closures for months to come and Fortwilliam's debt is approaching £330,000.