Junior golfers could save on fees

ALL CHILDREN involved in Scotland’s national junior programme, ClubGolf, within golf clubs in Tayside and Fife are being offered a £20 discount when they apply for their first ever junior membership.

As part of the initiative’s wider goal to increase the number of young people going on to become fully fledged golf club members, a money saving voucher is being made available to ClubGolf juniors.

This offer, made possible by funding from the Scottish Government, is open until April 30 and, in some circumstances, could help families save up to a third off of their child’s yearly membership subscription.

The average cost of an annual junior golf club membership in Scotland stands at £67.

“I’m delighted that we have been able to bring such an incredible money-saving offer to children taking part in ClubGolf coaching in schools and clubs and owe a great deal of thanks to the Scottish Government for their funding,” said ClubGolf manager Jackie Davidson.

“As well as introducing as many young people as possible to golf ahead of the Ryder Cup in 2014, it’s our mission to increase the number of junior club members in Scotland over the next five years.

“Hopefully, over the coming months, we’ll see that our £20 discount has allowed more youngsters than ever to become a member of a club for the first time this year.”

More than 40,000 children were introduced to golf through ClubGolf in Scottish schools in 2012, representing a record 81 per cent of P5s at whom that stage of the programme is targeted.

And, with just over 13 per cent of those going on to take part in Stage 1 coaching at their local golf facility, the benefits of the money-saving scheme for clubs looking to add new members during difficult financial times is considerable.

Parents can apply for a voucher for their child simply by downloading a form from the ClubGolf website www.clubgolfscotland.com/20offer, which should then be completed and returned to ClubGolf.

The voucher will then be made available to redeem from their child’s ClubGolf club, of which there are more than 300 nationwide.

To find your nearest ClubGolf club, visit www.clubgolfscotland.com/clubfinder, email admin@clubgolfscotland.com or telephone ClubGolf directly on 01334 466493.