A Staffordshire Golf Club hits the mark with national golf safeguard accreditation
The South Staffordshire Golf Club, renowned for its hospitality and modern approach to growing the game, has achieved the SafeGolf club accreditation from England Golf.
This accolade demonstrates the club’s commitment to safeguarding children and young people as well as adults in risk, in the golfing environment.
Founded in 1892 with a layout designed by the legendary Harry Vardon, this scenic parkland course set in 160 acres has matured into a championship venue under the stewardship of successive golfing luminaries. Today it is considered to be one of the finest golf courses in the Midlands.
Club manager, Sue LeBeau, who led the push to the SafeGolf accreditation, comments: ‘We have always been welcoming and forward-thinking. Now this award will help spread the message that children and young adults taking up golf are safe and secure at our club.’
The award was presented to the South Staffordshire Golf Club by Mark Romasiuk , England Golf’s regional Club Support Officer. ‘I’m delighted on this SafeGolf achievement in recognition of club’s ongoing work to grow the game can be nationally recognised.’
SafeGolf represents the commitment by a partnership of UK golfing bodies across the UK and Ireland to promote a safe and positive environment by all those working and volunteering in the game. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.
The SafeGolf website can be found at www.safegolf.org. The site enables anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, to contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.
This now represents the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs. The PGA will also apply the standards to all their PGA professional Coaches.
Find an accredited coach – www.safegolf.org
Coming Soon – a full list of clubs and facilities that that uphold the standards of SafeGolf will be housed here – www.safegolf.org
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