British clubs welcome £12.8 million player development grant

England Golf has received a grant of £12.8 million from Sport England to foster the growth of golf among juniors, families and other new player and member segments.
The grant is being hailed by many prominent club captains and industry representatives as a boon to many English clubs that have been hurt by bad golf weather seasons and the global economic downturn.
“Now all clubs should have the means to go out and really get over the message of how much fun and value for the money golf is as a sport, not least for families,” Northumberland’s captain Kevin Cademy-Taylor told The Journal newspaper in Newcastle.
England Golf is a partnership between the English Golf Union, the English Women’s Golf Association and the PGA, with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England. 
The grant is to cover player development programs over the next four years, and is a £4.6 million increase over the previous England Golf grant. 


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