AFTER more than 20 years in business, The Brow Golf Club between Oswestry and Ellesmere has closed.

The course opened in 1995 and was ran by Catherine Strange and her late husband Alan before its closure last month.

Since Alan’s death in February, Catherine has been running the nine-hole course at Welsh Frankton and said it had become un-viable to keep the club up and running.

It is unknown yet whether the closure of the club is permanent.

Catherine said: “We took the decision to close the club a couple of weeks ago.

“Since Alan’s passing, it hasn’t really been viable to run it without him.

“The family has needed time out after his passing – we are uncertain if the closure will be permanent just yet.

“It only worked so well when Alan ran the course side of things and I ran the clubhouse.”

Catherine gave a special mention to the help the club has received from club members and golfers from across the region.

“We’ve had a lot of support from members helping us out the past few months and friends from other clubs,” she added.

“They have been very generous, and they helped us to raise more than £2,000 for the Ellesmere British Heart Foundation branch and the Ellesmere British Legion after the funeral.

“I’d like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who has helped.”