4 Nov 13
The new and exciting Junior golf Passport, which is web interactive with lots of new skills cards and tools for coaches to use is now available. (more info www.juniorgolfpassport.org). On 10th December, we are running a workshop in Essex, to walk coaches through the new website and resources. If you wish to attend, you must first be signed up to use the new Passport. There is a maximum of 3 PGA Pro’s per club and you can also bring one other club representative. Any questions, please speak directly to Katie Moggan, Golf Foundation. (07917 334976) Date: Tuesday 10th December Time: 9.30 – 1.30 Venue: The Rayleigh Club, SS6 9QS Cost: Free of charge to all registered users
2 Oct 13
Let's reward our Essex Volunteers. The search is on to find England’s Golf Volunteers of the Year – the unsung heroes who give up their time to inspire others to take up and enjoy golf. The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is seeking nominations for its annual awards, which celebrate the golf volunteers who support new and emerging players. The winners will be volunteers who contribute within golf clubs, schools, county golf partnerships, training schemes and many other programmes. To put forward a volunteer visit www.golfvolunteers.org and complete the easy-to-follow nomination form. The closing date is 13th December 2013. The awards will be presented at a national conference next spring. There are seven different volunteer award categories which take in age groups, volunteer coaching those involved in club and county development & lifetime achievers
23 Aug 13
The Essex Golf Partnership has committed a significant resource to a targeted Get into Golf Campaign during September. The campaign will focus on health and the workplace. Already a full page advert has appeared in Sept. issue of Essex Life magazine. Local magazine advertising, flyers, posters, brochures and social media has all been planned for. The public are being encouraged to visit www.getintogolf.org where great value beginner coaching offers are available around the county.
5 Jul 13
PGA Pros Jack Cole and Matt Mahoney got our new student programme underway at Chelmsford College. Squeezing in taster sessions to 100 students with learning disabilities just before the end of term. Participants will be encouraged to sign up to 6 weeks of coaching next term at Little Channels GC.
24 Jun 13
On a bright and windy June afternoon, people with disabilities headed to Benfleet for the Lions Clubs of South East Essex, Mid-Summer Sports Day. Golf was one of 10+ sports available. Steve Jackson from Garon Park, provided tuition to over 40 people, and everyone that attended will be invited to attend further coaching at Garon Park later in the summer (Photo: Cranfield Court crew from South Woodham Ferrers)
4 Jun 13
Playgolf Colchester ventured to the edge of Africa last week. Participating in the 50th Anniversary of Colchester Zoo, Playgolf were offering golf to the estimated 7,000 daily visitors during the school half-term. The club is undergoing major expansion of its facilities and prides itself on it's real family golf, sports and leisure offering.
23 May 13
Scott Rusbridge, Coastal Golf Academy scooped the Sinclair Award, as PGA Professional of the Year.
2 Apr 13
The first Essex Golf Week will tee off in April to inspire more people to start playing the game.
28 Mar 13
‘fusion x’: Sports work together to get more young people active. Team GB hockey star and London 2012 bronze medallist, Hannah Macleod, [Friday 15 March] joined 23 young people at Bishop Challoner Catholic College in Birmingham for the first session of a pioneering multi-sport project, ‘fusion x’, which aims at getting more young people playing sport.
22 Mar 13
As part of their 'Get Involved' series, Sky Sports News will be broadcasting a short programme, filmed this week at Garon Park Golf Complex. The programme will be aired on Saturday 6th April around quarter to every hour from 7.45am.