Topgolf has become the latest company to join England Golf’s affiliation programme.
The driving-range based entertainment business operates three UK venues in Essex, Hertfordshire and Surrey, and currently attract over one million visitors each year.
Topgolf’s decision to affiliate strengthens its partnership with England Golf, which was announced earlier this year. It brings the two organisations together to learn from each other to attract more people into golf, to improve the image of the game, and to make the sport more inclusive and accessible.
The opportunity to affiliate – with wide-ranging benefits – has just been extended by England Golf to include ranges and short courses, as well as golf clubs. The move recognises that people play golf in different ways and at different venues and that all should be offered the same support.
Affiliation offers the chance to make use of England Golf’s extensive business support and to achieve the new SafeGolf accreditation, demonstrating a commitment to safeguarding children and young people.
Topgolf’s Andrew Agnoli said: “Topgolf UK is delighted to be part of England Golf’s affiliation programme. In particular the new SafeGolf accreditation, and our commitment to growing golf make it an easy choice for us to be a part of this.”
Abbie Lench, England Golf’s Head of Club Support, commented: “We are delighted to offer the benefits of affiliation to ranges and short courses and very excited that Topgolf has recognised the value of this opportunity and been so quick to join us. We hope that many other organisations will follow in their footsteps and we’re looking forward to working with more facilities to grow the game.”
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