GolfMark is a national scheme that identifies and recognises junior and beginner friendly golf facilities - any golf club affiliated to EGU/EWGA may apply to gain the GolfMark Award. The three key areas within the golf club which are assessed are (1) Coaching & Playing, (2) Club Environment (including sports equity & ethics) and (3) Child Protection & Duty of Care.
Prior to the County Golf Partnership being set up, Leicestershire & Rutland had just three clubs out of 33 with GolfMark accreditation and a further 7 registering an interest in the scheme. As of April 2011 we have 14 clubs with the accreditation (5 of which have been awarded High Achiever status) and a further 13 actively working towards the award.
The clubs that have achieved GolfMark accreditation in Leicestershire & Rutland are:
One of the fantastic benefits of the amount of clubs who have now been through the process is that we as a partnership have been able to build up a wealth of resources that other clubs can now access through this website.
Within the documents library it is possible for any club who are currently going through the GolfMark accreditation to access key documents. This base of information includes examples of key pieces of evidence that will be required, examples of good practice, as well as case studies on clubs that have been through the process.
Documents included are:
The Golfmark process - an explanation of how to complete the accreditation.
Equity action plan template
(Kenwick Park GC) Golf Development Plan
(Tapton Park - Golfmark club of the year 2009) Welfare and protection Policy guidance
Rangemark assessment criteria
How to sign upto the EGU Equity policy.