ONE of East Lancashire's oldest golf clubs has submitted plans to add two simulator studios to its site.

Longridge Golf Club has lodged proposed plans to built a small shelter and add the golf simulator equipment.

The club in Forty Acre Lane, in between Longridge and Chipping, which has around 370 members, has been operating for more than 120 years.

Within a planning application, a spokesman on behalf of the applicant said the training studios would be able to hold four players in each, playing virtual golf simultaneously.

He said: "As an alternative the studios could be used for coaching.

"The club has to explore many avenues to not only to retain membership but also grow it.

"The club's membership recognises that we need to reach out into the community, to widen the appeal of the club.

"Unfortunately, due to the vagaries of the English weather and the poor standard of restricted space within the existing practice facility building, the club has had to cancel many planned academy events.

"The club desperately needs a fully covered and secured teaching area to sustain and assist in its continued growth."