The new Junior Golf Passport from the Golf Foundation, endorsed by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), enjoyed centre stage for its launch at The Golf Show in Harrogate on Tuesday (8 October).
Thanks to organisers the PGA, Foremost Golf and TGI Golf Partnership, the Golf Foundation team presented the new Junior Golf Passport at a special seminar for PGA Professionals.
Pros were given a step-by-step tour of the striking, colourful and easy-to-follow scheme which is supported by a major new interactive website (www.juniorgolfpassport.org), and is designed to appeal to youngsters while offering PGA Professionals a significant coaching and business resource.
The new Junior Golf Passport is ‘designed by coaches for coaches’, and features leading thinking from coaching Professionals and expert support from the PGA. It is the official junior learning programme for the England Golf Partnership and Golf Development Wales.
As PGA Pros can now help many children develop their golf with the Junior Golf Passport, it is believed this will help retain more young people in golf clubs who have first tried golf in the school and community through the Golf Foundation’s HSBC Golf Roots programme.
Golf Foundation Marketing Manager Sarah Tennyson led the project from the start. She said: “We were delighted with how well the team’s presentation was received by a packed audience of PGA Professionals. Our stand has also been really busy as Pros look at the resources that we can offer them and learn more about the online capabilities of the new Junior Golf Passport.”
PGA Pros who opt to work with the Junior Golf Passport and who register for this in October can take advantage of a special offer introductory rate of £75 for the year. From November onwards the cost will be £100 for the year.
PGA Professionals who would like to register their interest in being part of the new Junior Golf Passport can contact the Golf Foundation on 01992 449830, or see www.golf-foundation.org.
Junior Golf Passport www.juniorgolfpassport.org