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EGU Development Policy

8.30am 7th January 2003 - People

The English Golf Union has published its Golf Development Policy that presents a vision for affiliated golf clubs, County Union’s and the governing body itself, forming the foundation for their long-term golf development strategy.

The aim of this policy is to be transparent and identify key areas of focus in junior and adult golf development for the future – giving a cohesive approach at local, regional and national level. Areas of development include communication, promotion, sustainability, junior golf, facility provision and research.

The EGU’s mission statement reads: “To open up more golfing opportunities by creating a sustainable structure and supportive environment at national, regional and local level, that allows people of any age, gender or background to experience the game of golf and sustain their participation ultimately through to golf club membership and beyond.”

Richard Flint, EGU Golf Development Manager comments: “The production of the EGU Golf Development Policy is the start of a long-term cohesive strategy, encouraging more people to get into golf and providing a number of opportunities for new and current golfers.”

The EGU is currently producing a strategic golf development plan that incorporates short, medium and long-term activity at various levels, which will see the development of current initiatives and the creation of new projects.

Copies of the policy document are available from the EGU and can be downloaded from the Golf Development section of the EGU website by clicking on’The Vision’ –

For further information please contact: Richard Flint, EGU Golf Development Manager, Tel: 01526 354500 E-Mail:

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