FUNDING & SUPPORT
At Scottish Golf we have been following several clubs who have a successful track record in growing their junior membership. Within this section you will find a series of videos that bring to life some of the innovative approaches clubs have used to develop their junior section and promote golf within their local communities.
Iain Butchart, Junior Organiser, Strathmore Golf Club
For several years Iain has run a successful Club Hire Scheme at Strathmore Golf Club which continues to go from strength to strength. If you are interested in getting involved in running a Club Hire Scheme, please visit the Funding section of our website to find out what support we can provide to help you get started.
Simon Payne, Head Professional/Managing Secretary, Cowglen Golf Club
Simon introduced an innovative approach to membership at Cowglen Golf Club called ‘Junior Plus Membership’. Hear about how this works and the impact it has had on both junior membership and young people spending time on the golf course.
Sarah-Jayne Reid, Committee Member, Glencorse Golf Club
Sarah-Jayne and her team at Glencorse Golf club increased their junior section from 21 to 77 over a two-year period. Hear how they used a marketing strategy to identify a number of changes which had a significant impact on the number of juniors attending the club.
Ewen Matthew, Junior Organiser, Kirriemuir Golf Club
Since taking on the role of Junior Organiser at Kirriemuir Golf Club Ewen and his team have grown the junior section from a handful of juniors to having over 60 active members. Hear how Ewen has engaged with the Active Schools Programme to support more young people transition from school to club.
Jason Boyd, PGA Professional, Montrose Golf Links
Working with the Links Park Community Trust Jason and his colleagues have developed a Montrose Links Golf Trail which is a unique programme that engages with the local Primary School cluster to use the context of golf in the delivery of the Curriculum of Excellence.
Keir McNicoll, PGA Head Professional, Carnoustie Golf Links
Carnoustie Golf Links and have been working with Jill Duke from the Empowerment Academy For Girls to set up a programme that aims to address the drop off rates in girls participation within golf. Hear from all those involved explaining how the programme works and why this is a fantastic model for others to follow.