The aim of ClubGolf is to create a development pathway from entry level through to the highest levels of achievement, enabling increased access to golf, higher participation levels, improved standards of performance, and sustained growth in the future.
Part of Scotland’s successful Ryder Cup bid, ClubGolf was born out of the Scottish Government’s pledge to introduce every child in Scotland to golf by age nine.
A few stats
Since its launch in 2003 ClubGolf has seen over 140,000 children
introduced to golf at school. Over 15% of those children then
transition through to stage one coaching at one of 303 ClubGolf
delivery centres across Scotland. Please take a look at our
latestStatus Report for the most up to date stats and figures.
Volunteer Coaches and PGA Pros
ClubGolf delivery consists of four stages which form part of
theScottish Golf player pathway.
The early stages of these programmes depend on a large volunteer
workforce, and 1,575 volunteer coaches, trained and qualified
through thePGA Coach Education System, actively coached in
PGA Pros are encouraged to take part in all stages of the
programme and they are an essential part ofStage 3 deliveryand
ClubGolf in Partnership
ClubGolf regional staff work in partnership with local
authorities and Active Schools to deliver theintroductory programme
in primary schools, and with golf clubs and facilities to deliver
the three stages which comprise the ClubGolf core skills
ClubGolf offers recommended equipment, coaching materials and
ongoing support to participating centres. Our inclusive approach
means we also work with golf clubs and facilities that offer or
promote other development programmes which fit broadly with
theClubGolf goalsand the player pathway.
ClubGolf has made some real achievements in recent years, and
now aims to develop junior golf in Scotland further. Our vision to
2014 and beyond is set out inour strategy.
As our national junior golfing strategy, ClubGolf seeks to do what is right for Scotland and aims to widen opportunities, increase participation in golf, and build foundations for Scottish success on the world stage.
Delivering golf to children on a scale never previously seen in Scotland involves recruiting, training, developing and retaining an ever expanding group of children and adults.
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