We are delighted to announce that in February 2018 we secured the prestigious GolfMark and Clubmark Awards offered by England Golf and Sport England.
We are the first golf club in the Mersey Valley to achieve these accreditations and one of only eight Clubs in Cheshire.
Not only this, but according to England Golf we are the fastest golf club to ever complete the application process and recieve the awards!
Over the last 6 months the Club has been working extremely hard to ensure the necessary structures were put in place.
For GolfMark accreditation the Club had to demonstrate achivement of distinct standards and progress in the areas of:
Recruitment and Retention - driving to attract new members and increased participation
Management and Sustainability - involving practical business planning
Coaching and Competition - enhancing opportunities for all golfers
Safeguarding - ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are in place to create a safe and welcoming environment
GolfMark is an ongoing Planning and Monitoring mechanism helping clubs to continually develop.
At 12 and 24 months the Club will submit an updated Action Plan plus Benchmarking Data and every 3 years will need to submit comprehensive evidence to show it remains on track.
Clubmark was introduced by Sport England to assist in the drive for greater participation in sport and focuses upon higher standards of welfare, equality, coaching and management. Clubmark sits alongside GolfMark accreditation.
We are delighted to be recognised by way of these awards.
For more information on GolfMark please visit www.golfmark.org