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Second Explanar prize promotes support for Junior Golf Passport

2.22pm 6th February 2015 - Growing the Game - This story was updated on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

PGA Master Professional and inventor of the Explanar Luther Blacklock presents the first Explanar prize to Sophie Daws, PGA Assistant Professional at Etchinghill Golf Club
PGA Master Professional and inventor of the Explanar Luther Blacklock presents the first Explanar prize to Sophie Daws, PGA Assistant Professional at Etchinghill Golf Club

The Golf Foundation is teaming up with Explanar in order to present a second, free Explanar Junior Golf Training Aid to a deserving golf club which has shown support for the Junior Golf Passport scheme.

The Junior Golf Passport helps to transfer keen new players from schools and community golf to golf club junior coaching and regular play.

This will be the second of three Explanars up for grabs in a special Golf Foundation competition, with the first having been won back in November by Etchinghill Golf Club, in Folkestone, Kent.

All golf clubs which have 10 or more children registered on the Junior Golf Passport by 1st April will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win. The winner will then be announced on the Foundation’s facebook page on 2nd April and in the July issue of the charity’s newsletter, Junior Golf Matters.

Etchinghill Golf Club’s PGA Head Professional Steve Mitchell said on winning the Explanar: “This was a very nice surprise after we’ve enjoyed working with the Junior Golf Passport, which is a great resource for helping juniors to progress here at the club.”

The competition has certainly served to help promote the Junior Golf Passport, which is the official learning programme of the England Golf Partnership and Golf Development Wales. Clubs can register at the user-friendly interactive website, www.juniorgolfpassport.org, and their PGA Pro’s can discover coaching and business benefits through the scheme.

More than 600 golf clubs have signed up for the Passport since its launch in October 2013, with more than 700 PGA Pro’s coaching over 4,000 youngsters. This activity has been part of the Foundation’s ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ programme that has seen the creation of 2,500 new junior members for golf clubs during the last year.

Sarah Tennyson, Marketing Manager of the Golf Foundation, said: “We are delighted to continue this competition with Explanar and reward some great people at golf clubs who have chosen to support the Junior Golf Passport, and thus are helping children from all backgrounds to have the opportunity to try golf for themselves at club level.”

Explanar Golf Training Aid www.explanar.co.uk

Golf Foundation www.golf-foundation.org.

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