Our friendly 9 hole golf club with its beautifully presented 9 hole course and 18 tee beds, practice facilities, great clubhouse boasting fantastic views and thriving membership in all age groups and genders, has just received the SafeGolf, demonstrating the clubs commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults in risk in the sport of golf.
Junior organiser Carol Fletcher who has led the club’s push to SafeGolf has taken the clubs Junior section from only a handful of junior members to over 60 in only a few years showing her desire and dedication to the junior section.
The SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.
The SafeGolf partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf is firstly, a website – www.safegolf.org – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.
Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs to ensure all clubs provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional.
Whalley Golf Club would like to thank Carol for all of her efforts and time in achieving this prestigious award and for what Carol has done in making the Junior section as popular as it is.