ST MICHAEL'S Jubilee Golf Club members are still very much at home - although continuing to play away with the municipal course still out of commission.
The course was opened on reclaimed industrial land in 1977, the 25th year of the Queen's reign, but has been closed since October 2005 due to chemical seepage.
It is still unclear when the 18-hole facility in Dundalk Road will reopen.
Over the past 18 months, the men's section of St Michael's has been accommodated at Woolton Golf Club.
Now officials have announced plans to move to the soon-to-be-opened Fiddlers Ferry Golf Course, attached to the True Fit Golf (TFG) driving range.
But at the same time, members will continue to use the on-course clubhouse at St Michael's as their social and administrative HQ.
'We have never left the clubhouse as it has been open right through even though the course is closed,' said handicap secretary Colin Donnelly.
Club membership stood at 110 at the time the course closed and despite its problems, more than 60 have been retained.
Woolton have provided facilities for St Michael's members at a reduced rate - based on guaranteed numbers playing regularly in the quiet Sunday morning slot.
'The arrangement has worked brilliantly and has helped the St Michael's Jubilee Golf Club to survive.'
The arrangement reached an amicable end on April 1 - the drive-in of new captain Mike Corless being the final competition for the club at Woolton.
But Donnelly said: 'As the saying goes though, as one door closes another one opens.
'We have arranged with Fiddlers Ferry to play our competitions there every Sunday morning from the end of May.
'We look forward to a long and successful future playing at Fiddlers Ferry and thank everybody at TFG for their help in providing us with the oppor tunity.'
St Michael's Jubilee belongs to the Cheshire Golf Union and, through this new agreement, provides people with a chance to play regular and competitive golf and hold a recognised handicap with CONGU, the Council of National Golf Unions.
'The club is always looking for new members,' added Donnelly.
'Hopefully, this fresh start at Fiddlers Ferry may attract a new batch of members and help the club to grow again.'
* Colin Donnelly said a fond farewell to Woolton by winning the St Michael's Jubilee Golf Club Captain's Drive-In competition.
Also a member at Childwall Golf Club, he carded 78-11=67 to get home by two from Billy Fox (81-12=69) with third-placed Dave Cross a further shot behind on 78-8=70.
New captain Mike Corless has been a St Michael's member for seven years and is an 18 handicapper.
A business manager for BT, he lives in Huyton and is married to Marie with two children, Michael, 21, and 17-year-old Katy.