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Golfers at Stapleford Park had more than just lakes and bunkers to contend with this week when a glider landed on the fairway of the 16th hole. It is believed that the pilot lost altitude and was forced to land while taking part in the Midland Regionals event series, which was staged throughout a week in August from The Gliding Centre at Husbands Bosworth.


The Golf Club’s PGA professional Richard Alderson, used a golf buggy to retrieve the pilot and co-pilot from the course and took pictures of the aircraft. “I was in the clubhouse when I got a call from one of the members on the course. They were playing the third hole and saw the glider come in to land on the 16th fairway, which runs parallet. I went out on a buggy and picked up the pilot and his co-pilot and bought them back to the clubhouse, where they waited a couple of hours for their support team to arrive”. The glider landed safely on the course and well away from the hotel and spa.


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