Essex Clubs Back National Golf Month

16 Apr 14

Clubs across Essex are backing National Golf Month with great value activities to support the drive to get more people playing the game. National Golf Month will be held across the UK in May and Essex clubs will offer a wide range of opportunities to attract beginners and returners to the sport, including beginner courses with PGA professionals. Full details about Essex activities, as well as all the other opportunities across England, are available on the Get into golf website Get into golf is a campaign which aims to inspire more adults in England to take up the sport, with low-cost structured coaching with PGA professionals.

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Manager of the Year Winner 2014 for Essex Club

9 Apr 14

Emma Clifford, West Essex Golf Club, has won Manager of the Year 2014! Along with the five other finalists, Emma, received a Manager of the Year Finalist trophy; her winning prize is a trip for two to Rioja in Spain, which includes visits to vineyards and golf. Emma first played on the driving range at West Essex when her dad joined the club when she was seven. Later, she would join the Ladies’ European Tour, which she played on for nine years, before working in a number of roles, from the PGA professional to membership sales, at various golf clubs, where she helped grow their membership sections by adopting an inclusive and friendly approach. Today, she’s back at West Essex – as the club’s secretary manager.

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Essex Golfer Wins Top Volunteer Award

7 Apr 14

Essex golfer Keith Mitchell, who has encouraged over 2000 boys and girls to take up the sport, was recognised this week as one of England Golf’s top volunteers. Keith, from Rochford Hundred Golf Club, was presented with the 2014 England Golf Men’s Lifetime Achievement Award for services to golf at an annual gala dinner. “I get immense satisfaction from seeing youngsters progress and move through the game of golf,” said Keith, who has been volunteering in golf for almost two decades.

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Annual General Meeting

1 Apr 14

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE ESSEX GOLF PARTNERSHIP WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 12TH MAY 2014 AT 10.00AM AT THE WARREN GOLF CLUB Representative’s of Golf Clubs in Essex may attend the AGM by registering their intent by contacting the Chairman by email or by telephone on 01255 850173. Club representatives wishing to ask questions at the AGM are requested to forward the details in writing as above.

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Five Lakes Celebrates GolfMark Award

10 Mar 14

Five Lakes Golf Club has just celebrated achieving the GolfMark from England Golf at an annual competition for all members. GolfMark is a national award which recognises junior and beginner-friendly facilities and the plaque was presented to Five Lakes by their guest of honour, Stewart White of BBC Look East. Over 90 members celebrated the award by taking part in the Crowne Plaza invitational. The competition was preceded by breakfast and a briefing from PGA professional Gary Carter and followed by lunch provided by the hotel. The trophy was won by Frank Taylor (21) with 39 points, followed by Neil Shinwell (12) with 38 points and Phil Roblin (14), who came third on countback with 37 points. Four other players also had 37 points: Stephen Ward, Jackson Garnett, Phil Robson and Malcolm Pook. Nearest the pins were won by Alan Hayes on the 8th, Jackson Garnett on the 11th, longest and closest to the line on the 13th hole was Nigel Popper.


Students Learn New Skills with Golf

7 Mar 14

Essex students with learning difficulties have been gaining new skills by ‘getting into golf’. They’ve been learning to play the game and also developing their teamwork, communication and co-ordination skills. The project, which started with one group of 18 teenagers at the Colchester Institute’s Clacton campus, has proved so successful that two other groups have just begun ‘get into golf’ sessions, including one in Colchester. A satellite club has also been set up to offer weekly sessions for those who want to go on playing the game. Golf professional Tom Hide and his colleagues at the Coastal Golf Academy have been coaching the first group at Millers Barn and Frinton Golf Clubs. He said: “It’s been so rewarding to bring people into the sport and to see them enjoy it.”


May is National Golf Month

3 Mar 14

The first National Golf Month will be taking place in May across the UK to encourage more people to take up the game and for lapsed players to play more often. This is led by the Bauer Media Group and the British Golf Industry Association supported by England Golf Development. Bauer Media are the owners of magazines and radio stations that cover a wide range of interests. They will be supporting this Golf Month with a media value of £350,000 across 26 radio stations and 51 magazine titles from 1st March onwards. If you would like to join the 2014 recruitment campaign here are a few pointers as a check list, ensure that maximum exposure is given to National Golf Month and that all activities are well attended:

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Get into Golf Centres Support Workplace Challenge

5 Feb 14

Companies and organisations across Essex are invited to take part in the ‘Workplace Challenge’. The aim of the programme is to promote sport, physical activity and health improvements across England’s workplaces. Get into Golf Centres across Essex are pleased to be supporting this initiative

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Colne Golf Academy recruiting for 2014

12 Dec 13

WORK – LEARN - PLAY Are you a serious golfer looking to reach an elite level? Are you looking for a career in sport? The Colne Golf Academy is an exciting venture between Colne Community College and Coastal Golf in the Community Ltd.

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StreetGolf Coming to Essex

1 Dec 13

Watch out for Streetgolf sessions taking place at Colleges and clubs around Essex next year...students & teenagers love the fun, informal, play anywhere you like sessions.

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England’s ‘inspirational’ golf volunteers are honoured

3 Apr 14

Seven inspirational volunteers, who encourage others to take up and enjoy golf, were recognised yesterday when they were named England Golf’s 2014 Volunteers of the Year.

Volunteer Award Winners 2014

Cookridge Hall wins 2014 GolfMark Club of the Year title

3 Apr 14

Cookridge Hall Golf Club in Leeds has won a top national award in recognition of the warm welcome and encouragement it offers to junior and beginner golfers.

GolfMark Club of Year Winners 2014

English golf clubs back National Golf Month

2 Apr 14

Hundreds of golf clubs and driving ranges across England are backing National Golf Month in May with great value opportunities to get into the sport.

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Opportunities to grow golf despite funding cut

27 Mar 14

The drive to get more adults to play more golf in England was set a fresh challenge today when a cut in public funding for the sport was announced.

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Search starts for 2014 National Skills Challenge champions

10 Mar 14

The search has started for the 2014 champions of England Golf’s National Skills Challenge. This year’s competition, sponsored by FJ, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, has just begun and the first official Challenge event of 2014 is underway.

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Golf club research gets underway

19 Feb 14

All golf clubs in the country have been invited to take part in biennial England Golf research which will help to grow the game.

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Shortlist revealed for 2014 GolfMark Club of the Year Award

27 Jan 14

Three golf clubs, each with a wonderful record of encouraging juniors and beginners, have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 GolfMark Club of the Year award, supported by COBRA PUMA GOLF.

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Successful golf clubs reveal their strategies

7 Jan 14

Successful golf clubs have revealed their methods of recruiting and retaining new members: they’re flexible, friendly and they offer low-cost ways to try the game.

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New Year Honour for golf’s Martin Izzard

31 Dec 13

Northamptonshire’s Martin Izzard – a man with a passion for golf and growing the game - has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year Honours list.

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County Partnerships inspire over 50,000 to Get into golf

17 Dec 13

Almost 54,000 people chose to ‘Get into golf’ during the summer months of April to September, inspired by England’s network of County Golf Partnerships (CGPs).

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