Golf grants taught 22,000 people

Jenny Yu
By Jenny Yu July 9, 2013 10:11

Golf grants taught 22,000 people

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More than 8,000 adult women received coaching due to the golf grants

More than 22,000 people in England were given coaching funded by golf grants in the year that ended this March, according to new data.

England Golf, the governing body for amateur golf in England, gave 352 golf clubs and driving ranges grants of £300 each, which funded the teaching. Each recipient had to hold either the GolfMark or RangeMark award, which shows they are committed to teaching golf to juniors and beginners.

Of those taught, a third, 7,300 people, took follow-up golfing opportunities.

In recent years the grants have been particularly used to teach children, but in 2012-13, three quarters of all the pupils who benefited from the coaching were adult beginners, including more than 8,000 women.

A third of the golf clubs that received the grant used the money to support new adult members or new players to continue their participation, while more than a fifth of the clubs – 78 – offered sessions for ‘families or priority groups’, including women, minority ethnic groups and people with a disabilities.

England Golf development manager Richard Flint commented: “Clubs and ranges are to be congratulated on the way they used the grants to encourage people to get into golf and to play more golf. These are very impressive figures.”

 

Jenny Yu
By Jenny Yu July 9, 2013 10:11
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