Fairfield junior keeps up the family traditions

LIKE so many golf clubs across the region Fairfield Golf Club has always been very proud of its strong family connections in its history and top junior Aiden Wrigley (Pictured) is keeping up the traditions.
Among the strong golfing families at Fairfield are the Pownells, Proffits and Wrigleys and among their other junior products over the years are Mike Hollingworth and Mark Smith..
Aiden, aged 13, has already won two Lancashire events, the first one when only 10 years old, and has steadily progressed to the Under 14 Performance Squad after impressing the coaches last year.
Aiden’s proud grandfather Martin said: “Our family has a great tradition at Fairfield, Aiden's Great Grandad and Great Grandma, Bill and Vera Wrigley, joined the club in the 1950's, and then both my brother, Peter and I joined in the 1960's.and both our wives play.
“I am proud to say that all members of our family have represented the club as Captains and Lady Captains at some point.. My daughter, Louise started playing along with her son Aiden in 2014, and he has loved the game ever since.
“Fairfield's most famous golfer Noel Hunt, was my Dad's God Son, and we all remember following him on the European tour in the 1970's. great times.
“Lets hope we can be following Aiden in a few years time, and if not, I am sure he will be another Fairfield stalwart, as the Heathcote twins are now, both playing off handicaps of 2.”
Aiden praised all at the club who have supported his outstanding progress in golf and he said: “It’s great here at Fairfield and all the members are very friendly and encouraging and I have some great tips from Fairfield pro Steve Pownell"
“My aims are to get my handicap as low as possible and represent Fairfield in the Dunham Forest team following in the footsteps of Uncle Peter and then hopefully go on to the professional ranks.”

Geoff Garnett