England Golf, the governing body for amateur golf in this country, has awarded Canterbury Golf Club in Kent with its SafeGolf club accreditation.
The club, which is backing the drive to grow the game, received the recognition after demonstrating its commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults in risk, in the sport of golf.
General manager Roger Hyder, who led the club’s push to SafeGolf, said: “Canterbury 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.
“Our junior section has been growing steadily and we are pleased to be able to offer opportunities for competitive golf to the youngsters who are developing under our supervision.”
The award was presented to Canterbury by Allison Boozer, England Golf’s club support officer (south-east and east), who said: “I’m delighted that Canterbury has achieved SafeGolf and that its efforts to grow the game can be nationally recognised. Well done for all your hard work.”
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.