A local golf club has benefited from the demise of another club, scooping up furniture and lockers to upgrade its facilities.

Although Dudsbury Golf Club in Bournemouth has now closed, part of its legacy lives on at Weymouth Golf Club.

This is because Weymouth Golf Club, based on Links Road, has been able to upgrade its changing rooms with lockers and other furniture from Dudsbury.

Dudsbury has been a hotel and golf club for many years, but the speculation that it would all be sold for development has come true. It closed at the end of March. Founded in 2006, the club boasted a prestigious 18-hole course, a driving range, putting and chipping green, and a six-hole academy course.

Members at the Weymouth club became aware of this decision in October and saw an opportunity to purchase the Dudsbury lockers and benches, which were much more modern than those existing at Weymouth. Eventually, a deal was struck in January for these items to be transferred to Weymouth Golf Club.

A spokesperson for the Weymouth Golf Club said: "The bespoke renewal of the changing rooms to today’s standard was well beyond the financial viability of Weymouth Golf Club, so it is only the demise of Dudsbury that has made this upgrade possible.

"Weymouth Golf Club will forever be grateful for the benefit resulting from the generosity of the Dudsbury team and we wish them all the best for their futures wherever they may go."

Dorset Echo: Newly refurbished gentsNewly refurbished gents (Image: Weymouth Golf Club)

Dorset Echo: Refurbished ladiesRefurbished ladies (Image: Weymouth Golf Club)

On March 11 a dozen volunteers and some furniture vans headed to Dudsbury to dismantle and remove the items and transport them back to Weymouth. Preparation to receive the new lockers was made beforehand with Weymouth members busily clearing and painting both the ladies' and men's changing rooms in readiness for their arrival.

Installation started the next day and within a week the Weymouth changing rooms were transformed from a replica of a 1930s pavilion to the modern and smart facilities they are now.

This project was led by Jim Sinclair the Vice-Captain of Weymouth Golf Club, assisted by many volunteers who Jim thanks for working tirelessly to bring this upgrade to such a great conclusion.