The drive to encourage more people into golf in Nottinghamshire has been given a boost with the appointment of Alice Lowe to the role of Golf Development Officer.
Alice will be continuing the work of Lauren Spray to oversee the development of golfing activities aimed at the 16+ age group on behalf of the Nottinghamshire County Golf Partnership with the aim of increasing the membership of clubs across the county.
Her role will also involve coordinating the County Academy Programme, which is the first step on the development pathway within Nottinghamshire for enthusiastic and talented junior golfers.
She will also work on specific projects aimed at getting more ladies and families into golf through taster sessions, low-cost coaching and events at golfing facilities around the county as well as building stronger links between universities and local golf clubs.
The role, funded through England Golf and Sport England, enables Alice to work alongside county development officer Matthew Bloor and England Golf regional development officer Richard Brown.
Says Alice, who has a golf handicap of 10: “I have always been passionate about golf. It is a great sport which all ages, genders and abilities can enjoy together.
“I’m really looking forward to continuing with Lauren’s fantastic work to open up the golfing opportunities in Nottinghamshire and ultimately increase the number of golfers in the county.
“It is such an enjoyable sport which is not only the best way to enjoy the beautiful countryside we have in Nottinghamshire, but it is also a great way to make new friends and to keep healthy and active.”
Alice (21) has just completed her studies in Human Geography at Durham University. For the past three years she has volunteered for the Durham County Golf Partnership, alongside county development officer Jonathan Ward. In 2013 Alice won the County Durham Golf Volunteer of the Year award.
Alice will work on projects and initiatives to support golf clubs and facilities in Nottinghamshire to attract more people to the sport. This will complement the county golf partnership’s aims to drive up participation and club membership and support England Golf with their ambition to grow the game in England.
Matthew Bloor, county development officer, commented: “We are delighted to have been able to secure Alice’s services to work on golfing activities in Nottinghamshire.”
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