Wentworth is offering the club’s members and the public an opportunity to own a section of hallowed turf lifted from one of the 18 greens on the West Course, after work begins on a a £4 million modernisation.
The renovation project is designed to bring Harry Colt’s classic into the 21st century.
Initially members and now golf fans everywhere will be able to acquire ‘a slice of a Wentworth green’ and there are 4000 square metres available.
All funds raised will be donated equally across The Wentworth Golf & Tennis Foundation, the three charities chosen by the 2009 Wentworth Club Captains and the Children’s Charity – founded and sponsored by Richard Caring.
Julian Small, Chief Executive of Wentworth Club said: “This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to walk on the footsteps of champions in your own garden and, so as to raise as much as possible for these deserving charities, we hope that people will make a significant donation.”
With golfing legends such as Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods and most recently Paul Casey – winner of the 2009 BMW PGA Championship – all treading the West’s greens over the last 80 years, Wentworth anticipate keen interest from golf fans looking to buy a slice of the old course’s history.