The forms have now all been collated for year 5 of the English Golf Union & English Ladies‘ Golf Association’s Junior Club Coaching Grant Aid scheme (1st April 2003 – 31st March 2004). The EGU and ELGA have announced that over 10,000 juniors have received coaching, of which 16% were junior girls – the highest figure to date in the programme.
Throughout the year junior golfers at affiliated golf clubs have participated in a series of coaching sessions with a qualified PGA professional, helping to develop their skills and maintain their interest in the game.
Year 6 (1st April 2004 – 31st March 2005) of this initiative is now well underway with many golf clubs taking advantage of the £125 grant aid to enhance their junior coaching programmes. Any golf clubs that have not yet applied are urged to do so, as only limited funding is available – once applied golf clubs have until 31st March 2005 to complete the coaching sessions and claim the grant aid.
Further details and an application form for the coaching grant can be found at www.ecomallbiz.com/iwm17/juniorcoaching , alternatively they can be obtained via e-mail by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or via post by calling 01526 354500.
The Junior Club Coaching Grant is just one of several initiatives aimed at developing junior golf within England through the England Junior Golf Partnership.
For further information on junior golf development in England please contact: Richard Flint, EGU Golf Development Manager, Tel: 01526 354500