England Golf is working with new partner Factory Eleven to reach out to communities and create opportunities for more young people to play, learn and volunteer in golf.
The sports business, based in North Yorkshire, is supplying GolfParc equipment to clubs in four counties which are involved in a project to grow participation among young people and their families.
The counties are Durham, Cheshire, Somerset and Shropshire and Herefordshire, where clubs are taking the game out to the community.
GolfParc equipment can transform a wide range of recreational spaces such as sports facilities, parks, school halls and playgrounds into fun and engaging mini golf courses for family play, junior coaching or competitions.
This new approach to encourage clubs to engage with more young people and families in the community is part of England Golf’s children and young people plan, “Growing the Game for the Future.”
Lee Dolby, England Golf Young People Manager, commented: “If we are going to create a meaningful impact on the participation of young people we need to work with a greater number of partners who can innovate and educate. We cannot do it alone and that is why I am so pleased to be working in this way and using Factory Eleven’s GolfParc concept.”
Factory Eleven has been involved in many major golfing projects and events over the past 15 years, including a number of Ryder Cup legacy projects.
Peter Gray from Factory Eleven said: “We are proud to be working in collaboration with England Golf to support this project. We designed our GolfParc equipment to create a positive fun introduction to golf ‘wherever you want to play’ and it has been exciting to work with a wide range of our customers over the years to make impactful local golf programmes happen. We are looking forward to working with England Golf and its county network, giving more coaches, teachers and volunteers the opportunity to deliver engaging golf experiences right across their local communities.”