Royal Troon Golf Club’s greenkeepers are on course for this summer’s 152nd Open thanks to an upgrade to their compound and locker rooms.

The 145-year-old club has made a large investment in a new welfare block, which includes offices, a staff room, a kitchen, wet and dry changing facilities, showers and toilets.

The changing rooms feature 28 modern lockers and benches to cater for the dedicated team responsible for maintaining the club's pristine courses.

The investment aims to support the 20 greenkeeping staff preparing to host the championship in July.

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Stephen Anthony, club secretary, said: "The club is delighted with the new facilities, including the lockers, for our 20 greenkeepers. 

“The move to personal lockers provides a secure space for our team’s belongings. 

“The club is committed to the well-being of every employee and this upgrade speaks volumes about the value the club places on our dedicated team of greenkeepers and their integral role in maintaining our course's international standards.”