Introducing golf to children in Scotland
What is ClubGolf?
ClubGolf is Scotland’s national junior golf programme supporting the early development of young golfers through structured coaching.
How did ClubGolf come about?
ClubGolf is a direct result of the Scottish Government’s commitment to introduce every nine year old child in Scotland to the game by 2014 and create a lasting legacy to Scotland’s staging of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
How is ClubGolf Delivered?
ClubGolf is delivered to primary 5 children in schools using fun, junior golf equipment. Children are then offered opportunities with their local golf club or facility to receive stage 1, 2 and 3 coaching delivered by our volunteer network of qualified coaches and PGA professionals.
ClubGolf needs YOU!
ClubGolf relies on the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment of our volunteers and professional golfers who help to coach some of the 12,000 children who enjoy ClubGolf each year. All volunteers receive training and support throughout the programme. And of course, there are a few perks along the way... Click here to get your club signed up and learn how to join the ClubGolf volunteer team.
ClubGolf Partners and Stakeholders
Partners: Scottish Golf Union, Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association, Professional Golfers’ Association, the Golf Foundation and sportscotland.
Key stakeholders: The R&A, European Tour, Ryder Cup Ltd, Scottish golf clubs, national and local government (including government agencies), Active Schools Network, Local Authorities.
ClubGolf is also supported by many of Scotland’s leading golfers including Colin Montgomerie, Catriona Matthew, Stephen Gallacher, Richie Ramsay, Kathryn Imrie, Alastair Forsyth, Paul Lawrie and Clare Queen.
Royal Bank of Scotland (overall programme support), Gleneagles (£5 Friday, Johnnie Walker Championship), Highland Spring (Junior Masters) How to get involved:
At the heart of ClubGolf are five key goals
1. Every child in Scotland has the opportunity to experience golf by the time they are nine years old
2. More children playing golf and more active, paying junior club members
3. A large pool of well coached young golfers from which more talented players will emerge
4. A quality coaching workforce at the heart of junior golf in Scotland
5. A nationwide network of facilities that ensures very child has the opportunity to progress
ClubGolf is already delivering its Ryder Cup pledge
• Introduced almost 220,000 children to golf since inception
• Coaching 12,000 children in club coaching programmes every year, including 3000 girls
• Recruited 311 clubs and facilities to deliver ClubGolf coaching programmes
• 1400 qualified volunteer coaches who are active in clubs
To find out how you can get involved, visit www.clubgolfscotland.com, contact your nearest ClubGolf Regional Manager or call the ClubGolf Administrator, Lorna McClymont on 01334 466493