It has been almost two years since the English Golf Union and English Ladies‘ Golf Association produced the Junior Organisers‘ Handbook. This invaluable and comprehensive reference guide for golf clubs and individuals involved in running a junior section is being reviewed and updated.
The handbook was produced for junior organisers, professionals, secretaries and managers and other volunteers to provide guidance and examples of best practice on all aspects of junior golf within clubs, challenging some existing practices whilst trying to encourage positive future development.
Golfing legends Nick Faldo and Laura Davies have pledged their support for this key resource that has topics ranging from recruitment through to long-term development – embracing issues such as child protection, structures, membership fees, education and careers, handicapping and rules & etiquette.
Richard Flint, EGU golf development manager, said, “The Junior Organisers‘ Handbook is a vital resource in developing junior structures within golf clubs and provides support for the thousands of dedicated volunteers that help to develop the game at grass roots.”
The EGU and ELGA will be consulting with counties, clubs and individuals already using the handbook to ensure that a there is a thorough review process. The governing bodies are also looking for examples of best practice – anyone involved with junior golf at their club is urged to provide details via the feedback form on the EGU website at www.ecomallbiz.com/iwm17/feedbackform or e-mail email@example.com
The updated handbook will be complete early next year and in addition to golf clubs directly receiving the publication, it will also be available to download from the EGU website. For further information please contact: Richard Flint, EGU Golf Development Manager Tel: 01526 354500 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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