JUDAS PRIEST - K.K. Downing To Unveil New Golf Course In The UK This Fall

July 28, 2010, 8 years ago

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According to Shropshirestar.com, a Shropshire golf course designed by the lead guitarist of JUDAS PRIEST is to be officially unveiled to the public in the autumn.

Musician Ken Downing will be opening up the course at his home, Astbury Hall, near Bridgnorth. The first nine holes he designed have been played by small groups since they opened this year.

But in mid-September the remaining holes will be unveiled and the course covering 150 acres opened fully to the public.

Mr. Downing, who is known to his fans as K.K. and has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, said: “Astbury Hall has been borne from my experiences on golf courses from around the world.

“I am fortunate enough to have played some of the finest the world has to offer and I feel privileged to have been able to create a property that encompasses all my cherished experiences.

“I have been lucky to work in two industries that have allowed me to be so creative, especially golf course architecture, which has enabled the visions in my head to be transformed beautifully into a reality.”

Troon Golf has been selected to manage golf operations at the hall, which Mr. Downing bought in 1985.

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