New Staffing Structure to Further Support Clubs
As a result of the new Scottish Golf Strategy and increased levels of funding from the Scottish Government, the Scottish Golf Development Department (incorporating ClubGolf) has been restructured to accelerate progress made to date in supporting Scottish golf clubs.
Key Changes (effective from 1 September):
- Eight Regional Club Development Officers
- Three Regional School & Community Officers
- Coaching Manager
- Education & Resources Officer
Rationale for the changes:
Regional Club Development Officers to be the dedicated point of contact for affiliated golf clubs, driving support in five key areas:
- Governance and Business Planning
- Education (Manager and Committee)
- Adult Participation (Get into Golf)
- Junior Participation (ClubGolf)
- Utilisation of tools and services
The new structure will further enhance club support through the provision of:
- A more integrated approach to providing clubs with support across each of the five key areas highlighted above
- Continuation of an introductory schools programme but with a more targeted approach
- A team of specialists at HQ, supporting a regional workforce
- Increased focus on Adult Participation (Get into Golf) and family participation
- Increased focus on coaching and how it can support the achievement of both increased participation and improved retention of existing golfers
What does this mean for clubs?
Clubs have one point of contact with the governing body – the Regional Club Development Officer – whatever the type of support needed (see document below).
Club to school links and opportunities to engage more widely with the Community will be promoted and facilitated by the Regional School & Community Officers whose job it will be to create a ‘pipeline’ of young people interested in golf BUT only where the right environment exists for those young people to further their interest in our sport.
THIS NEW STRUCTURE IS EFFECTIVE FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2015