The club, which includes an 18 hole golf course and a wellbeing centre, has just received the SafeGolf standard, demonstrating the club’s commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults in risk in the sport of golf.
Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing works hard to attract new people to the sport. It runs junior golf coaching to encourage younger players to try the sport as well as putting and prosecco events to attract more women.
PGA Head Professional, Peter Parks said “The entire team of PGA Coaches along with all the club staff are delighted to receive this accreditation.
“Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing is committed to delivering both a fun and enjoyable experience to all that visit and safeguarding is very important part in enabling us to do so.”
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 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.
Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf is firstly, a website – www.safegolf.org – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a 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.
Find an accredited coach – www.safegolf.org