Club Hire Fund

making golf more affordable

What is the Club Hire Fund?

The cost of equipment is often cited as a barrier to young people taking up golf, so as part of the National Junior Framework, Scottish Golf has invested in a fund to support clubs with the purchasing of equipment for beginners. The Club Hire Fund initiative is based on a successful model used already by a Scottish golf club.

Your funding will go towards purchasing sets of junior clubs, which can then be hired out to new players in your programme at a fraction of the cost of buying clubs themselves. This means less initial financial commitment is required by parents. The income generated from your Club Hire scheme can then be re-invested in more equipment in the future, allowing you to build up a good supply for other beginners.

Less Initial Financial Commitment Required By Parents

Breaking down the barrier of cost and making the introduction to golf easier


“It’s quite a simple thing, the £25 gets them the full set of clubs for a year, they take them home with them. It’s not as though they just get them when they come to the club. They’re their clubs to keep.”

How much can a Club apply for?

Scottish Golf will match fund the amount of money raised by your Club to invest in a Club Hire Scheme up to a maximum value of £750. There will be three options available to apply for:

OptionClub InvestmentScottish Golf FundTotal

Following approval of your application, your club can then purchase a variety of junior sets, covering a range of sizes/ages/right-handed/left-handed. These sets can then be rented out to beginners or existing juniors who don’t have equipment for a small fee (annually or over the season).

Benefits of the Club Hire Scheme

Makes golf more affordable for parents.

Smaller initial outlay from parents whose children are trying golf for the first time.

Relieves financial pressure on parents who may worry about replacing clubs regularly as their child grows.

Improves potential retention of junior members.

The scheme can be self-sustainable if hire income is used to buy more equipment in the future.

Benefits of club hire scheme
The Application process

The Application Process

Step 1

Application: Login to your Club account and complete the Funding Application Form

Step 2
Deliver: If your application is approved 100% of funds will be awarded to purchase the equipment

Step 3
Evaluation: Tell us how your Club Hire Scheme went at the end of the season

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Login to your club account to apply for funding.