The English Golf Union has joined forces with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to become a National Access Organisation within the physical recreation section, encouraging participation and improvement in golf.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a personal development programme of leisure time activities for young people between the ages of 14 to 25 year olds. There are three levels of award with different age requirements for each. Full details can be found on the Award’s website www.theaward.org
Golf is recognised by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as being suitable for a section of the Award Programme – physical recreation. The aim is to encourage youngsters already involved with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to ‘Get into Golf‘ and to support existing junior golfers to get involved in the Award programme.
Young people already interested in golf, whether they play or are just learning, can count the time they spend playing golf towards their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – the average time commitment is about one hour per week for a period of three months. The EGU as an Access Organisation will issue (through affiliated golf clubs) credit notes/certificates and sign record books for young people that have undertaken the appropriate amount of golf.
Any golf clubs and/or junior organisers who wish to become involved should telephone the EGU on 01526 354500 or visit www.ecomallbiz.com/iwm17/dukeofedinburghaward/