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Volunteering opportunities at the Lee Westwood Golf Tour

Lee Westwood Golf TourThe Lee Westwood Golf Tour has launched a volunteer scheme to find 'Golf Makers' that will run the Tour events across the country.

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England’s ‘inspirational’ golf volunteers are honoured

Seven inspirational volunteers, who encourage others to take up and enjoy golf, were recognised yesterday when they were named England Golf’s 2014 Volunteers of the Year.

National Youth Panel

The England Golf Partnership’s (EGP) National Youth Panel is looking for new volunteer members, including those with limited or no experience of golf, from all backgrounds and communities, to help shape the future development of the sport in England.

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SURREY STUDENTS GET THE GOLF BUZZ

A new generation of golfers are coming into the sport in Surrey. Thanks to the initiative of England Golf and British Universities and Colleges Sport, golf has been made accessible and appealing to 16-25 year olds in colleges and universities. Since September 2012, University and College student activators have been trained by the County Golf Partnerships and now deliver golf activities on campus as part of England Golf's Whole Sport Plan.

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Durham County Golf Partnership Awards 2013

Durham Golf has paid a special tribute to the clubs, coaches and volunteers who do so much to help grow the game in the County.   The Durham County Golf Partnership’s first Development...

Golf Foundation President's Awards

Now is the time to nominate those heroes of grass roots junior golf or high achieving projects for the prestigious Golf Foundation Presidents’ Awards.

The leading golf charity is in a unique position to recognise the individuals, groups and organisations who deserve special acclaim for helping young people to find their way in the game.

Activators sought to get students into golf

The search is on for volunteer activators to inspire fellow students at university and college in England to get into golf.

They’ll join a new, national campaign to promote student golf, which was piloted with 12 universities during the last academic year - and proved to be an “incredible” success.

Golf Foundation’s new PGA endorsed Junior Golf Passport

The Golf Foundation’s new Junior Golf Passport, endorsed by the Professional Golfers’ Association, is to be launched officially at The Golf Show in Harrogate.

During The Golf Show, the Foundation will be guests of event organisers the PGA, Foremost Golf and TGI Golf Partnership, and will be exhibiting the Junior Golf Passport to PGA Professionals, with 6,000-plus PGA members qualified to attend the event (8-10 October).

Search starts for England’s Golf Volunteers of the Year

The search is on to find England’s Golf Volunteers of the Year – the unsung heroes who give up their time to inspire others to take up and enjoy golf.

The England Golf Partnership is seeking nominations for its annual awards, which celebrate the golf volunteers who support new and emerging players.

Premier League boost for

The power of football will help more young people get into golf thanks to a £16.8 million partnership announced today by Sport England and the Premier League.

 

Golf is one of four new sports which will join the community programme, Premier League 4 Sport (PL4Sport), alongside athletics, boxing and tennis. They will be added to the eight Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports already on offer.

England Golf Strategic Plan - County Consultation Workshops Reminderence

England Golf’s series of County Consultation Workshops are fast approaching in October and November. Please click here to see a full list of dates and venues.

These workshops will have increased emphasis on club related affairs and will provide club and county representatives with the opportunity to contribute to the Strategic Plan for England Golf 2014 to 2017.

PGA Professionals get ready for Golf Foundation’s new Junior Golf Passport

The all-new Golf Foundation ‘Junior Golf Passport’ will soon be available to all PGA Professionals, having been trialled successfully by 110 PGA Pros over the summer

Golf Foundation celebrates heroes of grass roots golf

Major honours were presented to those who have demonstrated their passion for grass roots junior golf: volunteers, PGA Professionals, junior organisers, schoolteachers and local authority officers, during the Golf Foundation President’s Awards on Wednesday (22nd of May) at Wentworth Club.

Volunteers Needed ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters

Are you interested in some work experience roles at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters taking place 26th – 28th July at the Buckinghamshire GC

‘Big Swing’ in Dorset tees up a generation of new golfers

The 2013 edition of the ‘Big Swing’ in Dorset has introduced more than 420 boys and girls to golf and trained 66 teenagers as Young Leaders to support future golf events for new players.

England’s ‘wonderful’ golf volunteers are honoured

Six “wonderful” volunteers, who inspire others to take up and enjoy golf, were honoured when they were named England’s Golf Volunteers of the Year.

Volunteers Needed Ryder cup 2014

Organisers of the 2014 Ryder Cup have launched a search for 1,800 volunteers to work at the event.

They will be selected for a variety of roles connected with the Gleneagles tournament.

These include scoreboard carriers, buggy shuttle drivers and merchandise pavilion assistants.

Active Norfolk recognise golf volunteer

The awards, which are organised by Active Norfolk, celebrate sporting excellence in the county.

The Unsung Hero Award recognises an individual who has dedicated their live to the promotion and welfare of sport both professionally and voluntarily.

Nominate the best in grass roots junior golf for prestigious Golf Foundation Awards

The Golf Foundation is calling on supporters of grass roots junior golf to nominate deserving recipients for its Presidents’ Awards, held next May.

The leading golf charity is committed to changing the lives of children and young people through golf, and is in a unique position to recognise the individuals, groups and organisations who deserve special acclaim for helping youngsters to find their way in the game.

Norfolk Sports Awards

Robin Brooks, now retired Junior Organiser at Barnham Broom Golf Club, near Norwich, received the BBC Unsung Hero award at the BBC Radio Norfolk Active Norfolk's 6th annual Norfolk Sports Awards

Golf Foundation project to help disadvantaged youngsters hailed as a success

A Golf Foundation project in the Shrewbury area has been inspiring disadvantaged foster children through a team-based golf experience. The activity days were labelled “absolutely fantastic” by their foster organisation.

Colin Montgomerie rewards the heroes of grass roots junior golf

Golf Foundation President Colin Montgomerie greeted each winner on stage in Wentworth Club’s magnificent Ballroom. Colin supports the Foundation’s aim to make the game more accessible to children from all backgrounds and circumstances through its ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ programme, and he commended the good work of the award recipients who have all helped to significantly advance the Foundation’s cause in schools, the communities and golf clubs.

GOLF VOLUNTEERS CHOSEN AS OLYMPIC TORCHBEARERS

Inspirational golf volunteers Marlan Cox and Jim Pocknell have been chosen as Olympic torchbearers and will help to carry the flame through their communities on its relay round the UK.

Jim, the chairman of the Kent Golf Partnership, will carry the torch in Deal on July 19 – his birthday. “What a birthday present!” he said. Marlan, a volunteer with the Golf Foundation’s national project, HSBC Golf Roots, will take his turn in Haringey, London, on July 25. “It was a big, big surprise, I just thought ‘wow!’” he said.

Both Jim and Marlan were nominated by Sport England after their names were put forward by the England Golf Partnership (EGP). The Partnership brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England.

Record-breaking ‘Big Swing’ in Dorset reaches more than 1,000 youngsters through golf

Golf can be a great game for young people and this was underlined when a total of 1,100 primary schoolchildren from Dorset took part in ‘The Big Swing’ on Friday (20th April) – breaking all known UK records in the process

Youth Panel helped Get into golf

Volunteers for the England Golf Youth Panel helped Get into golf to get down to business.

Phil Beard, the England Golf Volunteer Manager, commented: “The Youth Panel members were great, bubbling with enthusiasm and helping to make sure that all our visitors had a good time and were well looked after.”

Recognition for Bucks New University Golf Ambassadors

Three Bucks New University Golf Ambassadors have been recognised by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon (BB&O) Golf Partnership for the high standard of their volunteering work over the last year

GET INTO GOLF GETS DOWN TO BUSINESS

Get into golf - the national campaign to grow the game - got down to business when it teed off a taster day in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf.

Businessmen in sharp suits and ties joined tourists and shoppers to take on a putting challenge or to have a quick lesson with a PGA professional.

Awards for England’s top golf volunteers

England’s top golf volunteers were recognised this week with awards for their inspiring work which encourages people to take up and enjoy the sport.

The 2012 Volunteer of the Year awards, made by the England Golf Partnership (EGP), were presented during the annual County Golf Development Conference dinner at the National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire (21-22 February, 2012).

Honours for Bedfordshire’s top golf volunteers

Bedfordshire’s champion golf volunteers have been honoured for their work to grow the game in the county.

The Bedfordshire County Golf Partnership has presented Volunteer of the Year awards to: Cally Hawker and her husband, Nick, of Chalgrave Manor; Joyce Stradling of Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands; and Les Irving of Mount Pleasant.

Surrey Golf seeks young volunteers for BMW PGA Championship

The Surrey Golf Partnership has launched an exciting European Tour Legacy project to recruit young volunteers to work during the week of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club from May 21-27.

European award for Kent's Open Legacy project

The Kent Open Legacy project, which helped introduce thousands of people to golf, has won the inaugural Golf Development Award from the PGAs of Europe.

The award is designed to recognise a project which has excelled in developing the game and was presented at a glittering dinner in the Algarve at the end of the PGAs of Europe’s annual week of highlights.

Suffolk Volunteer of the year 2011

The Suffolk Golf Partnership – which grows the game in the county – has recognised top volunteers at an awards ceremony.

The winners of the latest volunteer of the year awards were Sarah Howe of Ipswich, Ian Woodhead of Newton Green, Linda Macfarlane of Haverhill and David Houston of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Clubs. Stowmarket Golf Club won GolfMark club of the year award.

COUNTY GOLF PARTNERSHIPS INTRODUCE HIGHEST RECORDED NUMBER OF NEW PARTICIPANTS

Over the summer months, County Golf Partnerships (CGPs) throughout England have been working hard to provide a range of taster sessions and structured coaching opportunities enabling 36,083 participants to ‘Get into Golf’, the highest number of participants within a six-month period since the start of the Whole Sport Plan in 2009.

National Youth Panel for golf to recruit a dedicated dozen

The England Golf Partnership’s (EGP) National Youth Panel is looking for new volunteer members from all backgrounds and communities to help shape the future development of the sport in England.

The EGP is looking to recruit 12 young people under 25 (on 01 January of the current year) to join the Youth Panel. Applicants can include those with limited or no experience of golf.

BBC Unsung Hero Award 2011

The BBC's Sports Unsung Hero Award, now in its ninth year, seeks to reward those who dedicate their life to sport in their local areas for no monetary gain. It could be the person who cuts the grass, helps coach the team, or cleans the clubhouse.

Start thinking about the deserving person in your club or community who gives up their time, quietly goes about the club's business, does those jobs that no one else wants to do and never complains!

PGA HAILS OPEN VOLUNTEERS

The impact of Kent County Golf Partnership's enthusiastic and industrious volunteers at this year's Open Championship R&A Swing Zone will see the PGA roll out the scheme at future championships.

Holistic approach holes out at Royal St George’s

Andy Willems, one of the England Golf Partnership’s key players in setting up and running The Open Legacy project in Kent, has labelled the success of the project “a triumph for a strong holistic approach”.

Girls to the fore in Legacy project

Kent’s Young Golf Ambassadors have helped to raise the profile of girls’ golf in the county in a series of projects based around The Open Championship.

Kent’s golf Ambassadors make strides on Open fairways

Four of Kent’s Young Golf Ambassadors were walking the fairways with the world’s top players during The Open Championship at Royal St George’s.

Volunteers Support Largest Ever Primary School Golf Event

Young leaders supporting the Golf Foundation and England Golf Partnership helped to create a memorable final for the largest every British primary school golf competition.

National Youth Panel Recruiting New Members

Are you interested in joining the England Golf Partnership National Youth Panel? 

We are seeking enthusiastic, driven volunteers, over 16 and under the age of 25 who are looking to develop their potential, while supporting others to reach theirs.

British schools compete for their ‘Open Championship’ at Loughborough University

The finale of the largest ever school golf project in the UK is to take place at Loughborough University on Wednesday (6th July), with the national ‘Golf Roots’ final.

Golf fans: Get inside the PGA ropes

THURSDAY, JUNE 23: The PGA of America and Port Royal Golf Course are excited to announce the start of volunteer recruitment for the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Bermuda golf fans have the chance to get inside the ropes, a privilege offered to a precious few.

President Montgomerie leads Golf Foundation awards

Heroes of grass roots junior golf: volunteers, PGA professionals, junior organisers, schoolteachers and local authority officers were honoured at Wentworth Club during the Golf Foundation President’s Awards on Wednesday (25th May).

Harrington and R&A support Golf Roots youngsters

In his role as The R&A’s ‘Working for Golf Ambassador’, two-time Open Champion Padraig Harrington has been highlighting The R&A’s support of the Golf Foundation’s ‘Golf Roots’ programme, which makes golf more accessible to children from all backgrounds and abilities.

Colin Montgomerie to present Golf Foundation awards

On 25 May, Golf Foundation President’s Awards winners and heroes of junior grass roots golf will be welcomed onto the Wentworth stage by a hero of the Ryder Cup, Colin Montgomerie.

Kent’s Young Golf Ambassadors have taken the first step on their volunteering journey to the 2011 Open Championship.

Kent’s Young Golf Ambassadors have taken the first step on their volunteering journey to the 2011 Open Championship, when the world’s best golfers will play at Royal St George’s from July 10-17.

The 23 ambassadors for the Kent Golf Partnership – which aims to use The Open Legacy to grow the game of golf – got together at Tudor Park Golf Club for training for their new volunteer role from the Golf Foundation and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA).

Cambridgeshire golf volunteering roles can help to grow the game

Cambridgeshire County Golf Partnership is actively looking for more volunteers to help it grow the game.

Volunteers can help PGA professionals and junior organisers at golf clubs and driving ranges as they give coaching sessions and run teams, and in schools and community groups, helping to mentor the many youngsters who are finding that golf is a great new sport for them in the school setting.

Media Volunteers Wanted

People with an interest in the media and golf can gain valuable work experience through the growing County Golf Partnership (CGPs) network.

Thirty-two CGPs are working to develop golf through a structured system in golf clubs, schools and community groups, which is geared to attracting new players of all ages. Volunteers are needed to help spread the message that golf is a sport for all.

Middlesex golf volunteering roles can help to grow the game

Middlesex County Golf Partnership is actively looking for more volunteers to help it grow the game.

Volunteers can help PGA professionals and junior organisers at golf clubs and driving ranges as they give coaching sessions and run teams, and in schools and community groups, helping to mentor the many youngsters who are finding that golf is a great new sport for them in the school setting.

Hertfordshire golf volunteering roles can help to grow the game

Hertfordshire County Golf Partnership is actively looking for more volunteers to help it grow the game.

Volunteers can help PGA professionals and junior organisers at golf clubs and driving ranges as they give coaching sessions and run teams, and in schools and community groups, helping to mentor the many youngsters who are finding that golf is a great new sport for them in the school setting.

Essex golf volunteering roles can help to grow the game

Essex County Golf Partnership is actively looking for more volunteers to help it grow the game.

Volunteers can help PGA professionals and junior organisers at golf clubs and driving ranges as they give coaching sessions and run teams, and in schools and community groups, helping to mentor the many youngsters who are finding that golf is a great new sport for them in the school setting.

Young Leadership in golf continues to grow

The game of golf is offering exciting volunteering opportunities for young people at golf clubs and in schools and community groups. This is beneficial for the volunteers (who don’t have to be golfers), great for the children they mentor, but also really helpful to golf clubs.

LGU Volunteers – a valued asset

The Ladies’ Golf Union announces the launch of its LGU Volunteer Club in recognition of the invaluable contribution made to its championships, matches and teams every year by a range of enthusiastic fans of ladies’ golf.

Like all golfing organisations, the LGU is heavily dependent on volunteers - in the week of the Ricoh Women’s British Open alone, over 450 supporters volunteer to help out as scorers, marshals and in a multitude of other roles, and this commitment is replicated at the top amateur events and international matches, such as the Curtis Cup and the forthcoming Astor Trophy and Vagliano Trophy matches.

West Midland Leadership Day 2011

Calling all young volunteers in the West Midlands: Why not help golfers and help boost your own CV at the same time?

The game of golf is offering exciting volunteering opportunities for young people at golf clubs and in schools and community groups. This is beneficial for the volunteers (who don’t have to be golfers), great for the children they mentor, but also really helpful to golf clubs.

Team London Volunteer Fund Launched

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced a new £4m grant fund to encourage volunteering in the capital. The Team London fund will give voluntary sector grants of up to £10,000 to increase volunteer numbers.

South West Leadership Day 2011

Calling all young volunteers in the South West: Why not help golfers and help boost your own CV at the same time?

The game of golf is offering exciting volunteering opportunities for young people at golf clubs and in schools and community groups. This is beneficial for the volunteers (who don’t have to be golfers), great for the children they mentor, but also really helpful to golf clubs.

School Games funding update

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, has today confirmed the Government’s commitment to a new strand of school sport funding to support the delivery of the nationwide School Games initiative.

Employee volunteering and the Civil Service

Justin Davis Smith, Chief Executive of Volunteering England, welcomed the announcement from the Cabinet Office that the Civil Service has committed to giving 30,000 volunteering days a year, with each civil servant encouraged to do at least one day to volunteering.

Golf Volunteer of the Year

The England Golf Partnership (EGP) this week celebrated the golf volunteers whose passion and generosity are inspiring others to take up and enjoy the sport.

David Marsh Recieves MBE for services to golf

DR DAVID MARSH will have a date at Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE, recognition for his long and distinguished service to amateur golf and – a matter he thinks is perhaps rather overdue – better recognition for the game of golf and its volunteers.

Isle of Man Volunteer Golf Coaches Double in a Year

THE number of volunteer golf coaches on the Isle of Man has more than doubled in the past year.

Now 32 club members across the island are able to offer their support to coaching schemes aimed at introducing the sport to new players of all ages and abilities.

Calling all Golf Roots projects!

Young volunteers are a key element of Golf Roots, particularly in city and school club link projects. They help inspire more young people to try golf and have helped make competition in schools a massive focus for the Golf Foundation. In order to encourage more young volunteers in 2011,

Meeting The Volunteers Of The Bob Hope Classic: Diane Burton

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. -- Diane Burton had no plans to volunteer for The Bob Hope Classic. She was waiting patiently for her husband to sign up, but then the organizers approached her.

Runningsports Workshop

Workshops can cost from as little as £15 per candidate* so why not encourage your participants/coaches/volunteers to take advantage of CPD opportunities already on offer in your area? Each of...

The closing date to nominate your volunteering champion is this Friday – 17 December 2010.

The England Golf Partnership (EGP) Volunteering Awards take place during the 2011 County Golf Development Conference at the National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire (22-23 February, 2011).

British schools compete for Golf Roots version of Ryder Cup

Youngsters from cities all over Britain came to Loughborough University to experience the Golf Foundation’s National ‘Golf Roots’ Final on Wednesday (29th September). On the eve of the Ryder Cup, potential stars of the future were learning why team golf can be fun and how it can help them develop as individuals.

Golf to honour its champion volunteers

The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is to celebrate the growing network of volunteers and now is the time to nominate those people whose passion inspires others to take up and enjoy the sport.

Mayor’s Skills Legacy Programme

PlaySport London: Skills Investment Programme is part of the Mayor’s commitment to deliver a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Ian Poulter receives award from Charles Harrison

The sport’s leading charity the Golf Foundation’s ‘Spirit of Golf’ Award has been presented to Gary Player, Tony Jacklin and Lee Westwood in previous years and for 2010, Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter joins the impressive cast.

Golf Young Volunteers speaking out

Danielle is a young golfer who is part of golf’s youth forum. She was invited to attend the How Safe is Your Sport? conference, at which the CPSU led a session asking young people to describe what sport has done to keep them safe. Danielle described the work she does within golf and gave her feedback on the conference.

Suffolk’s ‘Girls Allowed’ earn the applause at Wentworth

A Suffolk project to encourage girls into golf was an award-winning hit during The European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, at Wentworth Club, Surrey.

Volunteering opportunities at world class sporting events across the UK

Targeted 60 major sporting events across the country are providing more than 10,000 volunteering opportunities in the run up to the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games

Golfing stars launch Golf Roots at Wentworth

Young Volunteers from Suffolks Girls allowed project supported stars from The European Tour, broadcasting and the Ladies European Tour who turned out in force to support the official launch of 'Golf Roots' at Wentworth Club during the BMW PGA Championship.

UBSport 'Golf Volunteerz' Win National Prize

University of Birmingham Sport ‘Golf Volunteerz’ have been named the winner of Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR) University Sports Club of the Year (SCOTY) award 2010, supported by runningsports, which recognises sports clubs that have made an outstanding contribution within their community.

Drive to Recruit More Young Volunteers in Golf Clubs

The real challenge with engaging young volunteers from schools is to deploy this ready, willing and able young workforce into the golf club enviroment. Currently, there are pockets of good practice – at Tapton Park GC in Derbyshire, for example, (case study attached), Eccleston Park Golf Club in St Helens and North Wiltshire Golf Club.

Golf Honours its Champion Volunteers

England’s growing network of golf volunteers was celebrated at a tribute dinner during the County Golf Development Conference at the National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, on Tuesday, 23rd February.

Volunteering is a great Experince (Times Online)

Volunteering has traditionally conjured up images of people doing monotonous and unchallenging work out of a deep-seated sense of public duty rather than for any personal benefit.

But things have changed. Today’s volunteers are as likely to be running comedy workshops or mentoring young offenders as they are picking up litter or working in care homes. For jobless graduates, the growing range of placements available offers good experience and the chance to enhance their CVs.

NSSP Sports Leader of the Year

Teachers and pupils from across Newcastle came together on Thursday 19th November at the Gosforth Park Marriott to recognise and celebrate the achievement of individuals and schools that have worked tirelessly to meet and in most cases, exceed government targets set to improve participation in physical education and sport

Lineker Scores for the Golf Foundation

Richard Shaw, a member of the England Golf Partnership Youth Panel, led the young volunteers in a first class delivery of Tri-Golf to visitors from across the sporting spectrum.

English Golf Volunteers of the Year Awards 2010

Welcome to the England Golf Partnership Golf Volunteer Awards.

These awards are designed to recognise, celebrate and reward outstanding volunteers in golf.

Golf Roots unites young people in cities

From Carlisle to Portsmouth and Wrexham to South London, teams of children from cities all over England and Wales converged on Loughborough University on Wednesday (16th September) for a celebration of the largest ever school and community golf project in the UK.

Article about Golf Volunteering from the Golf Club Secrertary Magazine

Recently, the Golf Club Managers Association have been looking at ways of Attracting Volunteers and to gain more support and assistance from within the Club’s membership. This follow-up article describes the theories already in action, principally those being run by the England Golf Partnership.

Young Leaders Supporting Golf Roots Project

Young Leaders supporting the development work of the Golf Foundation in the North East of England 

The Gallacher Award for the volunteer of the year

The Gallacher Award for the volunteer of the year was presented to Cheryl Pawley of Cookridge Hall Golf Club in Leeds. Through Cheryl’s work Cookridge Hall became the first golf club in the North East of England to achieve GolfMark accreditation.

Golf Foundation Awards celebrate heroes of grass roots junior golf

Volunteers, junior organisers, schoolteachers, and PGA professionals who have made great strides in helping youngsters to develop as golfers and people were celebrated at Wentworth on Wednesday.

Golf Roots

Andrew concluded: “The Loughborough experience motivated me to do really well at school and to get deeply involved with the sport leadership programme. I absolutely loved the experience and I look forward to running festivals like this in Newcastle and then taking a team of young people back to Loughborough in September to take part in the national festival. My first festival is already planned for Kenton’s family of schools, and will take place at Slaley Hall on 10th July.”

Junior Golf Leaders at the Step into Sport camp 2009

The Golf Foundation as part of it work supported the Youth Sports Trust in the delivery of a junior golf leaders workshop during the 2009 National Step into Sport Camp at Loughbrough university. 

There were 8 candidates from all over the country who decided to choose Golf as a specific bolt onto their leadership programme. They went through the new leaders Workshop and hopefully will support projects back where they are from locally. 

Young volunteers and competition at the heart of Golf Roots development

This year the national project featuring 16 cities in England and Wales will focus on training young volunteers to help coordinate and run the activities in their home areas, culminating in the first ever national Tri-Golf festival at Loughborough University in September, which will also be managed by the young volunteers.

Drive to recruit more young volunteers in golf clubs

The England Golf Partnership is working to encourage more young volunteers in golf. In 2008, the Golf Foundation (responsible for the development of golf in schools and the transition to golf facilities) trained over 1,000 16 to 19 year olds as either Tri-Golf activators or Junior Golf Leaders. Many of these were then involved in helping run school golf festivals and events across England as part of school sport’s agenda to provide more competition in schools.

Isle of Man Sports Awards Lifetime Achievement Award

VICE-PRESIDENT of IoMGU The Venerable Brian Partington was the recipient of the Isle of Man Sports Awards Lifetime Achievement Award at the Villa Marina last night

Golf Honours Its Hard-Working Volunteers

Golf has paid tribute to the unsung heroes of the game at a special awards night held in true ‘Oscars style’ where volunteers within the sport were honoured for their work.

18-25 Volunteer of the year: Robyn Furze, Bolsover and District School Sports Partnership

Robyn, aged 19 years, was honoured for her work in supporting the Bolsover partnership in schools ands clubs. Her role has taken her into seven schools and to helping organise golf festivals attracting more than 500 children. She helps deliver Tri golf within primary schools and has also worked at Golf Extreme Festivals for children at secondary school.

U18 Volunteer of the year: Danielle Kay, Tapton Park Golf Club, Derbyshire

Danielle, aged 14 years, took on responsibility for the juniors girls at Tapton Park last year. There are now more than 20 girls in the section coming from as far afield as Sheffield and Derby. Danielle plays an active part in helping at Golf Festivals organised by the club and to supporting sessions at primary and secondary schools to encourage youngsters to take up the game. She was the first winner of the Tapton Park Young Leader Award in 2008. As well as supporting the girls golf programme, she finds time to play top level golf and has been named as Captain of the Derbyshire County Girls Team for 2009.

Volunteer Coach of the Year: Kim Brusadelli, Aquarius Golf Club, Kent

Kim started coaching at local schools netball in 2002 and after attending a Golf Foundation Leaders Workshop decided to start coaching golf within primary and now secondary schools. She also works with local community groups such as Millwall Football Club, Brownie packs and disability groups. She coordinates the Golf Foundation Inner City golf programme for South London. Kim continues to run the junior section at the Aquarius Golf Club which has also been awarded Golf Mark and supports her father, the professional at the club, in weekend coaching sessions. She was instrumental in preparing and winning an Awards for all Bid to introduce a 12 week ‘Get into Golf’ course aimed at girls in secondary schools. Kim has been credited with raising the profile of golf throughout schools in her area so that is now one of the best promoted sports.

Golf Development Award- Dave Manson, Boston Golf Club, Lincolnshire

Dave first got involved with the junior section at Boston Golf Club in 2006 which has now risen to more than 50 members. During this period he has ensured the club achieved GolfMark status, including writing the Child Protection policy and a junior handbook. He has introduced a junior handicap scheme, a junior club championship and junior matches. He has trained as a level 1 PGA coach and now with the Club professional regularly helps out at club coaching sessions every weekend. He has also worked at getting golf into local schools by introducing Tri Golf programmes and tournaments.

Services to County Golf Development: Di Gritt, Wiltshire

Di has been involved in all aspects of Wiltshire and Ladies Girls golf for more than a decade. She was County Captain in 2003-4 and then junior organiser for Wiltshire County Ladies Golf Association 2005-7. In that period she set up a girls' golf development programme which has produced a steady stream of excellent young players. She has ensured that every club in Wiltshire has a girls' junior organiser. She has represented the county on the EWGA SW and Regional Committee and was England team Manager for the Home Internationals in 2006. She played an important role in the formation of the Wiltshire County Golf Partnership which she has chaired for the past two years.

Services to Golf (Male): Jim Pocknell, Kent

This outstanding achievement award recognises an extraordinary contribution to golf volunteering over a substantial period of time. Jim has been involved in club and County Golf in Kent for more than 24 years. He served on the Kent County Union for 21 years including running the junior and Colts sections. He was appointed County Development Officer (volunteer post) in 2005 and in 2006 was appointed Chair of the Kent County Golf Partnership. He has held numerous volunteering roles at Royal Blackheath Golf Club and Gillingham Golf Club.

Services to Golf (Female): Angela Caton, Pleasington Golf Club, Lancashire

This outstanding achievement award recognises an extraordinary contribution to golf volunteering over a substantial period of time. Angela has been involved with Lancashire Ladies golf for more than...

Not just any junior golfers........

As well as being keen players with ever more impressive handicaps, a group of junior members at North Wilts Golf Club have also become keen volunteers passing on their enjoyment of the game to younger children.

BB&O Golf Partnership and Bucks New University launch Golf Ambassadors Programme

The Berks Bucks and Oxon (BB&O) Golf Partnership and the England Golf partnership has teamed up with Buckinghamshire New University to launch a unique Golf Ambassadors Programme.

 


England Golf Partnership Volunteer of the year Awards 2009

Welcome to the England Golf Partnership Golf Volunteer Awards.

These awards are designed to recognise, celebrate and reward examples of outstanding volunteering in golf. Seven different volunteers will be honoured in the categories shown opposite.

The Government's groundbreaking £130million Grassroots Grants scheme

Government's groundbreaking £130million Grassroots Grants scheme declared itself open for business today and called on small local voluntary and community groups to come forward and get their hands on essential funding.

BBC Sports Unsung Hero 2008

The BBC is once again inviting nominations for the nation's Sports Unsung Hero.

Now in its sixth year, the award, supported by Robinsons, is given to a volunteer who has made a difference to their community through sport.

Fifteen local winners are chosen by each BBC English region as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Step into Sport Students work alongside Senior Tour stars

European Seniors Tour golfers with a heart, Golf Foundation development staff and Step into Sport volunteers who care about grass roots sport in their area, all combined brilliantly at a special golf clinic for juniors.

 

Leading players from the European Seniors Tour helped local youngsters to improve their game during the Golf Foundation clinic at The De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship, at De Vere Slaley Hall, Northumberland, in August.

Ryder Cup Volunteers needed

Ryder Cup Europe LLP is delighted to announce preliminary details of the Marshalling Opportunities at The 2010 Ryder Cup at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. The emotionally charged 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club saw The European Team complete a record third successive victory, and a fifth win in six matches. In 2010 the eyes of the sporting world will focus on Wales where the 38th edition of this remarkable contest will unfold at The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.

Do CRB Checks put volunteers off ?

It is often claimed that modern safeguarding measures deter volunteers from coming forward to help out with junior sport. However, according to a report commissioned by sportscotland, Children 1st and the Scottish Sports Association into the effect of child protection on volunteering, support for child protection policies and procedures is high amongst the voluntary sector.

Vcashpoint is Open for Business Again

vcashpoint offers grants of up to £2500 to 16-25 year olds to set up a volunteering project in their community

Former International and EGU President Geoff Marks awarded OBE

Geoff Marks, former international, England Captain and EGU President, has been awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to golf.

St Helens Junior Leaders

St Helens is becoming a golfing hotbed for youngsters thanks to the efforts of the area’s local school sports partnership, called the St Helens Golf Project.

Golf Foundation Awards recognise the leading lights of grass roots junior golf

Inspirational junior organisers, volunteers, schoolteachers and PGA professionals were celebrated at Wentworth on Wednesday, as some of the heroes of grass roots junior golf received the annual Golf Foundation President’s Awards.

Young volunteers are the focus for Golf Roots

The Golf Foundation held a day of seminars and workshops at The Belfry recently, all geared to growing the number of young volunteers taking part in Golf Roots and encouraging them to help develop the project.

Sport England relaunches Sportsmatch

Sport England is delighted to announce the return of Sportsmatch with a new web-based facility enabling applicants to apply online.

Designed to encourage new or additional sponsorship investment from businesses, trusts and private individuals, Sportsmatch, funded by Sport England, will continue to offer pound for pound matched funding to sporting stakeholders for projects that encourage sports participation at grass roots level.

3rd YEAR OF BURSARY FOR COACHES AND LEADERS

Applications for the Nancy Ovens bursary, aimed at coaches or leaders working in the active leisure and learning sector, are once again being accepted.

Having already helped twelve successful applicants over the past two years, SkillsActive is delighted to continue its sponsorship and management of the bursary, on behalf of the Nancy Ovens Trust, into a third year and looks forward to this year's applications.

Worcestershire golf club is a hit with the girls

A Worcestershire club has scored a success in the drive to get more girls into golf. Almost 50 girl beginners attended a free taster day at Wharton Park Golf Club organised by professional Angus Hoare.

England Golf Partnership Awards Evening

The 2008 England Golf Partnerships Awards were held on Monday 25th February at the National Golf Centre, Woodall Spa , Lincolnshire. The evening was organised in conjunction with the first England County Golf partnership Conference and was fantastic celebration of the achievements of just some of the fantastic volunteers that golf has Chairman of the England Golf partnership Bill Bryce presented the awards.

Volunteering must be a part of society’s DNA

Baroness Julia Neuberger, Chair of the Commission on the Future of Volunteering, is demanding a fundamental shake-up to make volunteering part of the DNA of our society and improve volunteering for millions of Britons over the next ten years. Red tape, unnecessary CRB checks and failure of the voluntary sector to genuinely respond to society’s diverse needs are discouraging willing volunteers according to a new report, Manifesto for Change, published today.

Roy Case installed as EGU President

Roy Case  who helped shape the careers of many of today’s leading tour professionals, has today taken office as President of the English Golf Union at its Annual General Meeting at Woodhall Spa.

Volunteering England National Convention

Transforming Passion into Power: Volunteering at the heart of social change 23-25 April 2008

There will be something for everyone at the volunteering convention of the year. If you are a volunteer manager, run a Volunteer Centre, work for a company with an interest in employer-supported volunteering or feel like a little fish with some big ideas about volunteering, then float on over to... the Volunteering England National Convention.

Golf Foundation nominated for Sport Industry Award

The Golf Foundation has been nominated for a major award for its inner city golf programme Golf Roots.

Volunteering Conference organised by Sports Volunteering Northwest

Sport England have officially confirmed their support of the 2008 "Hands Up for Sports Volunteering" Conference organised by Sports Volunteering Northwest.

Golf Foundation's most successful year yet in the charity’s training of teachers and volunteers.

The Golf Foundation reports that 2007 was its most successful year yet in the charity’s training of teachers and volunteers. Golf Foundation shows how teamwork can have great results for junior...

MPs back Community Amateur Sports Club Campaign (Youth Active)

Almost one hundred MP’s showed their support at CCPR’s ‘Subs for Clubs CASC Campaign’ event, held at the House of Commons last night.

Sutton school Sports Partnership St Helens Lancashire

The golf-volunteering award was designed so that it could incorporate a cross section of the community to support the development of junior golf. Twenty volunteers began the award, ten were pupils from Rain Hill School and ten were members of Ecclestone Park golf club.

Durham Lady Volunteers

Durham ladies have broken new ground with a weekend of workshops to help volunteers and parents who want to support girl golfers in the county.

Chairman and Directors sought for English Womens Golf Association

Chairman and directors Applications are being invited for the posts of chairman and non-executive directors of the English Women’s Golf Association.

County Golf Partnerships

17th October 2007 To: County Union Secretaries/Junior Delegates & County Association Secretaries/Junior Organisers The English Golf Union (EGU) and English Ladies' Golf Association (ELGA) are...

£5 million drive to recruit army of sports coaches

Monday 24 September 2007 12:03 Department for Culture, Media And Sport (National) A campaign to recruit 10,000 voluntary community sports coaches in 70 of the most deprived areas of the country was...

Awards celebrate 500 years of sports volunteering (Press Realease CCPR)

The Torch Trophy Trust last night made awards to volunteers who, between them, have racked up 500 years of volunteering in sport. The awards recognise the outstanding lifetime achievements of 18...

New national standards for sports administration and governance (CCPR Press Realease)

SkillsActive and CCPR are pleased to announce that the national occupational standards for Sports Administration and Governance have been approved and are now available. The Administration and...

Skipton Golf Club supports junior members

Skipton Golf Club's work in developing junior golf has been rewarded with an honour from the English Golf Union (EGU)/English Ladies' Golf Association (ELGA). Skipton is one of only 32 clubs in the...

Cumberwell Park achieve GolfMark accreditation

Cumberwell Park is delighted and proud to be the first golf club in Wiltshire to be accredited with the EGU/ELGA GolfMark Award and also to be recognised by Sport England as a Clubmark club.Since...

Elizabeth Earnshaw nominated as next president of ELGA

Elizabeth Earnshaw, who was one of the first women to referee at The Open championship, has been nominated as the 2008-09 president of the English Ladies’ Golf Association. Her appearance...

New v exciting youth advisory board announced

v, the youth volunteering charity, has selected a brand new team of 16 to 25 year olds to make up its innovative youth advisory board for the next 12 months. The new v20 volunteers will take the...

Vbignews

  V has recently published results from a survey which highlights barriers preventing young people from acting on their concerns. Young people say lack of time and knowledge on how to get...

Vcashpoint news

  Youth volunteering charity v will release the first round of vcashpoint funds for young people to set up community projects across England. Volunteers from 72 projects will receive a grant of...

The Queens Award for Voluntary Service

  If you know a group of volunteers who devote their time to helping others in the community and improve the quality of life and opportunity for others, nominate them for The Queen's Award for...

UnLtd Sport Releif Awards

  Young people aged between 11-21 now have the chance to unite their communities through sport, with the newly launched £1 million UnLtd Sport Relief Awards programme. The UnLtd Sport...

Young Achievers Awards

  Formerly known as the Whitbread Young Achievers awards the Young Achievers Trust are launching the new, improved, and updated awards programme to build on the legacy of the Whitbread voluntary...

EGU and John Deere take to the road again

The EGU are delighted that John Deere have agreed to sponsor the English Golf Union Golf Club roadshows that are taking place around the country during October. This is the third time John Deere have...

Golf Volunteering Stories

England golf partnership seeking news stories from active golf volunteers

Golf Foundation Annual Awards

Heroes of grass roots junior golf gather at Wentworth for Golf Foundation Awards Junior organisers, volunteers, teachers and PGA professionals all gathered at Wentworth during the BMW PGA...