SOCCER paedo Adam Johnson has put well-heeled noses out of joint by becoming a member of a prestigious golf club.
Regulars at the Wynyard Golf Club have told of unease at the former England star mixing with players of all ages in the bar.
One member told The Sun on Sunday: “The club has an ever growing junior section and a number of under-age girls who play at the club.
“As part of his membership he is allowed in the bar and allowed to play competitions – even though he could potentially be drawn out against junior members of the club.
“Junior members can be aged between six up to 16 years old.
“There is great unease among some members at the club.”
The ex-Man City and Sunderland winger has found a home at the £1,000-plus joining fee Wynyard golf club near Sedgefield, County Durham, which hosted the Seve Trophy between Great Britain & Ireland and Europe on TV back in 2005.
Johnson is a regular in the ‘Lion League’ competition at the club, held on Tuesdays and Fridays.
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A club source said: “When Adam Johnson was released from prison he had served his time and deserved to rebuild his life.
“But at the same time it is not fair for others to suffer as a result of his crimes.
“And there is great disquiet at the golf club. Members with juniors are looking over their shoulder. The club should be a place for relaxation.
“Allowing him to join is a travesty in my eyes. There are many who feel like me.
“For a golf club to pride themselves on being a championship course it’s very disappointing to see them allowing Mr Johnson to become member and just let him go about his business in and around the facilities as if nothing has happened when we have under-age players at club.”
Adam Johnson served three years of a six year sentence for child sex offences[/caption]
Johnson is a regular on Tuesdays and Fridays when he plays at the club’s ‘Lion League’ competition[/caption]
Dad of one Johnson was seen arriving at the club on Friday for the latest ‘Lion League’ tournament, in which he finished fourth.
He came third on Tuesday last week and has had great success in recent months.
He won the ‘stableford’ competition on July 2 finishing on 40 points with a handicap of 7.7.
He also came top of the pile on June 14, and came third on September 3, July 28 and August 23.
The ‘Wellington Course’ has been labelled ‘good quality’ by the European Tour.
In April, Johnson, 32, broke his silence to finally apologise for sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan.
He said he “deeply regrets” his actions after being released from jail where he served just half his six-year sentence.
Johnson said he “would like to take this opportunity to publicly express my remorse for my actions” which “led to my conviction and imprisonment”.
He added: “I am very sorry for the effect my conduct had on those directly and indirectly involved. It should never have happened and I deeply regret what I did.
“I now want to concentrate on the future and want to demonstrate through my actions that I am committed to repaying them for their support.”
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Johnson began grooming his victim online, despite knowing she was underage, before meeting her twice in his £80,000 Range Rover in 2015.
On the second occasion, they engaged in sexual activity just three weeks after his ex Stacey Flounders gave birth to their daughter Ayla.
Wynyard Golf Club has been approached for comment.
Adam Johnson arrives at his hearing with then partner Stacey Flounders in 2016[/caption]
Members at the Wynyard Golf Club have told The Sun on Sunday of their ‘unease’[/caption]
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