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Cornwall’s St Enodoc has joined the growing family of golf clubs that has been awarded SafeGolf accreditation by England Golf.
By achieving the requirements demanded by the accreditation, the club has demonstrated its commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults at risk in the sport of golf.
St Enodoc is well known as the home to the Church Course, a championship links designed by revered architect James Braid, and the Holywell Course which is a shorter, less demanding layout that is ideal for both youngsters and newcomers to the game. The Church Course regularly appears in the top echelons of golf course rankings for links courses in England.
“As a club we are both pleased and honoured to have achieved SafeGolf status as we pride ourselves in placing emphasis on looking after our younger and potentially vulnerable members and visitors who play our courses and who come to us to take up the game of golf,” says St Enodoc general manager, Simon Greatorex.
“It is all part of making what is one of the oldest clubs in England a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment for everyone in order to encourage golfers to play more and to attract more players to play the game.”
Indeed St Enodoc has always promoted the game to children and maintained a strong junior section, run coaching programs for youngsters and women and has welcomed new members from near and far for many years.
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 Coaches.
For more information on St Enodoc Golf Club, please visit www.st-enodoc.co.uk.
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