FIVE senior golfers are desperate for answers after the management of Manor House Golf Club told them they were not able to renew their membership after appearing ‘unhappy’ with the club’s direction.

Will Scrivens, Colin Weekley, Chris Elworthy, John Swales and Roger Brack, were shocked when they all received an identical letter at the end of February by recorded post saying that they would not be able to renew their £1,800 yearly membership to the Castle Combe course or visit the clubhouse as a guest anymore.

The news came as a surprise for each of the five golfers, who have all played at the course for more than 15 years.

“We received this letter totally out of the blue and we have absolutely no idea of what we are supposed to have said or done to warrant this,” Mr Weekley said.

“It is appalling. We have since played golf elsewhere and if I’m honest we had all forgotten what a proper club feels like.”

Mr Scrivens, who was making the 40-mile round trip to the green from Ramsbury every time he wanted to play golf, said the letter was a copy and paste job.

“My address was on one of the other golfer’s letter,” he said. “They have given us no explanation whatsoever.

“It is a cracking course with beautiful views but the green is in poor condition quite frankly and the general manager wants everyone to fall in line.

"I know I didn’t say anything that wasn’t even-handed but they obviously didn’t want my view.”

After management failed to meet the five to discuss their expulsion, both Mr Weekley and Mr Swales sent out an email to the whole membership calling the management out for the treatment of all five golfers.

A spokesman from the club said: “We are aware of the situation and this is being dealt with accordingly.

"At this stage, we are not looking to comment on the matter further."