Prestbury Golf Club is delighted to hit the mark with national golf accreditation for safeguarding.
Prestbury is backing the drive to receive the accreditation which demonstrates the club’s commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well asadults in risk in the sport of golf.
Moira McGrath (Pictured), who led the club’s push to SafeGolf, said: “Prestbury 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 by Ben Johnson, England Golf’s Club Support Officer for Cheshire and Derbyshire (pictured) who said: “I’m delighted that Prestbury
GC 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 & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport.
SafeGolf is firstly a website, www.safegolf.org, through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player or the behaviour of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or 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 and accredited professionals can be found on the above website.