Louth GC earns SafeGolf award

National accolade for safeguarding of members...

Louth GC has been recognised for its safeguarding of junior and senior members.

Louth Golf Club has achieved the SafeGolf club accreditation from England Golf.

The 18-hole parkland golf course has received the accolade after demonstrating the club’s commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults in risk in the sport of golf.

The club runs a successful junior academy with numbers growing year on year.

Children enjoy fun coaching sessions on Saturdays and, when abilities are shown, are given the opportunity to experience the course.

The club also runs regular competitions for those wanting to test their skills further.

In the last 12 months more experienced juniors have enjoyed friendly team matches against other local clubs.

Junior organiser Mike Tompkinson, who led the club’s push for the SafeGolf accreditation, said: “Louth Golf Club is a great club. It’s very friendly, welcoming and forward-thinking.

“This award helps us to spread that message and to tell people that children are safe and secure here and that we understand about beginner golfers.”

The award was presented to Louth Golf Club by Shona Dickson, England Golf’s Lincolnshire Club Support Officer.

“I’m delighted that Louth Golf Club has achieved SafeGolf and that its efforts to grow the game can be nationally recognised.”

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 and 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.

Junior membership fees start at just £15 and head professional Lewis Hackett will be pleased to provide joining guidance by email at [email protected] or by telephone 01507 603681.