Burnley Golf Club's safeguarding mark is tee-rific
Burnley Golf Club has swung into action to ensure all players and guests feel safe.
England Golf has awarded the Glen View club the SafeGolf Award, recognising a safe, welcoming environment to enable people to be safe when playing golf.
GolfMark is an official seal of approval for clubs which successfully work to develop the game in four ways:
By attracting new members and encouraging existing members to play more;
Using practical business planning to develop the club;
Offering coaching and playing opportunities for all golfers;
Ensuring safeguarding policies are in place.
Joyce Green MBE, club trustee, said: “We have a great club here, 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.
"Golf is a great sport to learn and unlike most sports can be actively played for a lifetime. We genuinely welcome new people into our club and offer help and assistance to ensure that everyone truly enjoys themselves.”
The award was presented to Burnley Golf Club by Helen Searle, Golf Lancashire's club support officer, who said: “I’m delighted that Burnley Golf Club has achieved GolfMark SafeGolf accreditation and that its efforts to grow the game can be nationally recognised.”