New Cumnock Golf Club has surpassed all expectations and are seeing an increase in membership despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The club has boosted its membership by more than 20 per cent up from 92 to 114 since March 2020.

Nation-wide the number of registered golfers declined by four per cent between 2017-2018 according to a 2019 report from KPMG.

But Robert Scott, secretary of the club said that coronavirus has helped turn the tide and has encouraged golfers out onto the green to escape lockdown measures.

He also said that work has been done on the course, clubhouse, and car park.

The club recently received funding from the Renewable Energies Fund to improve drainage on the course and to give the clubhouse a new lick of paint.

They also have a a new kitchen and have built nets for members to practice their form before heading out onto the course.

Scott said: “When folk hear rumours about the club doing badly and the potential of it closing it puts new members off. We’re glad to report that all is going well, the committee have worked tirelessly this year to make huge changes in the way the club is run.”