Every county in England ran girls’ golf coaching last year with the help of grants from the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA).
All 35 women’s county golf associations took advantage of EWGA’s Development and Subscription grants to put on successful coaching activities for girl golf club members and girls at the early stages of playing the game. On average, more than 100 girls took part in each county. Their ages ranged from eight to 18 and many of the counties arranged follow-up activities to keep them interested and involved in golf.
The funding for county associations is available again in 2009. The Subscription grant offers associations £5 per junior girl golf club member and the Development grant is £750. The grants are administered through the EWGA and English Golf Union (EGU) development team and feedback from the county associations has been positive.
The County Association Development and Subscription Grants are initiatives jointly provided by EWGA and the EGU in support of EWGA’s strategy to ‘Drive Women’s Golf’ and form part of England Golf’s ‘Whole Sport Plan’ for golf and vision to ‘Grow the Game’.
England Golf is a partnership between the English Golf Union, the English Women’s Golf Association and the PGA with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England.
‘The Whole Sport Plan for golf‘ is an initiative supported by Sport England that identifies how England Golf will achieve its vision of being ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020‘ from grass roots right through to the elite level.