A GOLFER had to be rushed to hospital after she was injured whilst playing a round at Bury Golf Club.

At around noon on Tuesday an amateur golfer, understood to be aged in her 60s, slipped on the green and injured her hip in the fall.

Rushing to her aid, Gary Coope, a professional member of the golf course, and three fellow golf club members, immediately called 999.

Mr Coope was initially told that the emergency services "could not guarantee a time" they would be able to attend, but after just half an hour an ambulance arrived, followed by an air ambulance which landed on the golf course minutes later.

The woman was then whisked away for treatment at a Salford hospital by the air ambulance.

Following the incident Mr Coope praised the air ambulance service's response.

He said:“They were very professional, with in one hour she was uplifted by the helicopter and taken to Hope Hospital.”

A spokesperson for North West Air Ambulance said: “We received a call about a female patient who had fallen.

“She had injuries to her hip and is in her 60s”.

Mr Coope told the Bury Times that it is believed the woman underwent an operation to treat her injuries on Tuesday.