The Hampshire County Golf Partnership
The English Golf Union (EGU) and the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) are the governing bodies for men’s and women’s amateur golf respectively. In 2005, the EGU and EWGA and the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and Sport England formed the England Golf Partnership (EGP).
In partnership, the game of golf aims through the implementation of a Whole Sport Plan (WSP) to increase and widen participation levels in golf and achieve a vision of being ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World’ by 2020, from grass roots through to the elite level. Quite simply it is about ‘Growing the Game’ in England. The Hampshire, IOW & CI Golf Partnership has been formed to carry out the above at County Level.
County Golf Partnerships (CGPs) are an effective and structured way to support development of golf within a county. By the County Union, Association and PGA working closely together, knowledge, experience, best practice and resources can be combined and utilised. CGPs are also better positioned to access external funding from local organisations.
BENEFITS OF CGPs
- Sharing best practice, knowledge, experience and resources.
- Approaching the development of golf within an effective and structured framework.
- Providing direction and motivation to those working at county and club level.
- Providing comprehensive information, structure and intentions to those outside theUnion/Association.
- Accessing funding for golf development.
- Receiving ongoing support from an EGU/EWGA Development Officer.
- Identifying the development needs of golf within the county- priorities and intentions.
- Supporting the needs of volunteers, coaches, administrators, golf clubs and golfers in the county.
- Providing a means by which progress can be measured, demonstrating leadership and forward thinking.
- Understanding and servicing the needs of golf clubs and other facilities.
- Linking into a national development plan.
Developing “Golf for All” within Hampshire, the I.O.W. and the C.I. with measurable support for clubs, club professionals, golfers and non-golfers alike in a friendly and professional environment.