Somerset chosen for England Golf project to grow Junior Golf
England Golf Press Release:
Somerset is among four counties chosen to work in partnership with England Golf over the next two years to get more juniors involved in the sport.
Cheshire, Durham and Lincolnshire are also joining the pilot project which aims to get more under-18s playing and joining clubs.
The latest England Golf Club Questionnaire, which is carried out every two years and tracks trends, shows a decline in junior membership. On average, each club lost three boy members between 2014 and 2016 and altogether juniors account for just seven per cent of club members.
Lee Dolby, England Golf’s Young People Manager, commented: “It’s vital that we address the challenges facing junior golf. Somerset and the other three counties have enormous commitment and enthusiasm for developing junior golf and involving more young people.
“I am very much looking forward to working with them over the next couple of years to see how much of an impact we can have and how we can inspire a love of golf to last a lifetime.”
Somerset is already deeply committed to growing junior golf and wants to build on its county coaching structure and junior leagues.
Tommy Tulk Chairman of The Somerset Golf Union “This is a great opportunity for us and we’re looking forward to some excellent results. It is very good news for our clubs and the county.”
Ellie Harper President of The Somerset Ladies County Golf Association “It’s a great opportunity and the timing is perfect particularly for young girls who are coming into the sport more and more.”
Each of the four counties will have a bespoke plan which recognises their particular challenges and targets. They’ll be supported by Lee Dolby and the England Golf network of club support offers and regional managers.
This will include offering access to research, workshops and educational resources and help with marketing to a younger audience.
Lee Dolby added: “By working closely with counties, rather than individual clubs, we can look at wider solutions which, eventually, we can share across the country.”
Congratulations to Lewis Coward - great win for Somerset County U14s v Glamorgan
Quote from SGU webpage - "Lewis Coward has really discovered his form over the past couple of matches and dished out a 5/4 defeat to a previously unbeaten Glamorgan lad".
Well done Lewis.
Full report at www.somersetgolfunion.co.uk
Junior Championship - Congratulations to Lewis Coward & Jack Veale
Junior Championship - Sunday 21st August 2016
Many Congratulations to
Lewis Coward - Gross winner with a score of 88
Jack Veale nett winner with a score of 68.
Jack Coward Is On The Daily Telegraph Leaderboard with a stunning round ...
Jack Coward Is On The Daily Telegraph Leaderboard
The stunning round of golf played by Long Sutton junior Jack Coward at the SGU Under 14s Championship has seen him feature at the top 10 of the leaderboard for the Daily Telegraph Junior Golf competition. His round of 84 (nett 52) at Wheathill won him the trophy for the Best Under 12 score on the day.
For the current leaderboard please click here
Junior Results 8th May 2016
|Juniors Long Sutton Golf Club|
|8 May 2016|
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|Wells Golf Club||H/Cap||Stableford Pts||Team Pts|
|Atley Stacey Day||22||33||11|
|Oake Manor Golf Club||H/Cap||Stableford Pts||Team Pts|
|Long Sutton Golf Club||H/Cap||Stableford Pts||Team Pts|
|Cannington Golf Club||H/Cap||Stableford Pts||Team Pts|