Shrewsbury Golf Club opened its refurbished snooker room today with not only a freshening up of the facilities, but a renaming of the room. The Greenhous snooker room’s new name recognises the historic association Shrewsbury Golf Club have with the automotive retailer Greenhous.
Shrewsbury Golf Club was originally established in 1891 and the two snooker tables in the room were donated to the club in memory of the Greenhous Group’s founder Vincent Greenhous by his family. When Shrewsbury Golf Club moved from its original course at Meole Brace to its current location at Condover in 1972 the tables came with them. Snooker is a popular winter sport at Shrewsbury Golf club with a number of league matches being played. It has also been host to some of snookers professional players including Ray Reardon, Alex Higgins, and more recently John Parrott, who treated members to a game.
The Snooker room had begun to look tired, so it has undergone a refurbishment and given a new lease of life. This winter plans for the snooker room include a beginner sessions to encourage more men and ladies to try the game.
Chairman of Greenhous Group, Keith Sayfritz opened the snooker room, breaking off with Shrewsbury Golf Club member John Banks. “I’m very proud that Shrewsbury Golf Club have chosen to rename the room the Greenhous Snooker Room and I hope that many people enjoy playing snooker here for many years to come,” said Keith.
Nick Baker, Captain of Shrewsbury Golf Club said: “I’m delighted that Keith Sayfritz could be here today to open the Greenhous Snooker Room. It is fitting that the room is named in appreciation of the support Greenhous has provided to the club over many years. We are looking forward to encouraging more members to take up the game during the winter months when the evenings draw in and the golf course is in darkness.”