Llanymynech Golf Club hits the mark with national golf accreditation for safeguarding

Llanymynech Golf Club, which is backing the drive to grow the game, has achieved the SafeGolf club accreditation from England Golf. Llanymynech Golf Club offers a unique challenge to all golfers from the aspiring amateur to the seasoned pro. The aim of the Club is to create a welcoming environment for members and visitors while also creating a pathway to membership that supports players that are either new to golf or new to the Club. Through signing up to the ‘Women in Golf ‘Charter some exciting new projects are planned for 2021 which include a course of lessons for ladies who have limited or no golfing experience. A membership open day and regular group lessons for members will be organised during the summer months.
The Club continues to develop an up-and-coming junior section with members playing regularly in Club and County
competitions.
Sian Whiteoak who helped to lead the club’s push to SafeGolf, said: “Llanymynech is a great club, it’s very friendly,
welcoming and forward-thinking. This award helps us to spread that message and to tell people that children are safe and secure here and that we understand about beginner golfers.”
The award was presented to Llanymynech Golf Club by Laura Yapp, England Golf’s Club Support Officer. “I’m delighted that Llanymynech has achieved SafeGolf and that its efforts to grow the game can be nationally recognised.”
The SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those
participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.
The SafeGolf partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been
established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf is firstly, a website – www.safegolf.org – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.
Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs to ensure all clubs provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.
Find an accredited coach – www.safegolf.org
Coming Soon – a full list of clubs and facilities that that uphold the standards of SafeGolf will be housed here –
www.safegolf.org

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