Scotland’s National Junior Golf Programme
“Encouraging the next generation of golfers is crucial. ClubGolf gives thousands of children in Scotland the chance to play golf, putting a club in the hands of every nine-year-old in the country and creating the possibility of golfing success at the highest levels. This continued investment by the Scottish Government will ensure a lasting legacy from the 2014 Ryder Cup.”
Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister.
The ClubGolf programme was launched in 2003 to fulfil the Scottish Government’s promise to provide every child in Scotland with an opportunity to experience golf, part of Scotland’s commitment to the game which formed part of the successful bid to host the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Scottish Golf is one of the four ClubGolf partners, alongside sportscotland, Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and the Golf Foundation.
By creating opportunities for every child in Scotland to access golf, encouraging them to become a part of our sport and developing their potential as they progress, ClubGolf will lay strong foundations for the future health of our clubs and for Scottish performances on a world stage.
Now in its tenth year, ClubGolf has made significant progress in its short history and a major impact on the number of youngsters experiencing the game, as highlighted in the following key statistics:
- Introducing almost 220,000 children to golf since inception
- More than 38,135 children participating annually in ClubGolf in primary schools
- 15.7%transition rate from schools to clubs (Stage 1 year 1)
- 12,675 children in club coaching Stages 1-3
- 1,575 qualified Volunteer coaches who are active in clubs
- 303 clubs and facilities delivering ClubGolf coaching programmes
- 126 PGA Professionals (+20 Assistant Pros) engaged in supporting delivery
As an affiliated golf club, you can benefit from the Scottish Government’s investment by getting involved in ClubGolf, to build the foundations of your future membership and create a welcoming environment for youngsters and their families to enjoy the game of golf.
A vast range of tools are available for your club to utilise, as are a wide range of benefits to reward the hard working volunteers at your club.
To find out more, you can visit the ClubGolf website or speak to your Regional Club Development Officer.