National Junior Framework
Scottish Golf continues to commit significant resources to the development of junior golf through the support of clubs via coaching resources, funding of volunteer training, competition resources (Junior Golf Sixes), Safeguarding and Child Protection guidance, and we are currently reviewing the way in which we work with clubs through the creation of a new National Junior Framework in 2019.
The start of this process will be a series of 18 regional junior forums taking place at venues across Scotland from March through to May. The forums will be open to PGA professionals, junior convenors and volunteer coaches, hosted jointly between Scottish Golf and the PGA. Delegates will be given the opportunity to provide their insights and views into the future of development of junior golf in Scotland through a range of interactive sessions focusing on club support, schools links, competitions and coaching.
ClubGolf – Scotland’s National Junior Programme
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 was 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 helped lay strong foundations for the future health of our clubs and for Scottish performances on a world stage.
ClubGolf 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 300,000 children to golf since inception
- More than 36,000 children participating annually in ClubGolf in primary schools
- 15.7%transition rate from schools to clubs
- 1,600+qualified PGA Level 1 Volunteer coaches trained
- 320 clubs and facilities delivering ClubGolf coaching programmes at its peak
- 160 PGA Professionals engaged in supporting delivery