Ardencote Golf Club awarded SafeGolf accreditation
Ardencote Golf Club hits the mark with national SafeGolf accreditation for safeguarding
Ardencote Golf Club in Warwickshire, which is backing the drive to grow the game, while at the same time is backing the drive to develop the playing base, has achieved the SafeGolf club accreditation from England Golf.
Ardencote (110-bedroom hotel, 18-hole Golf Course, 5-Bubble Rated Destination Spa, Wedding & Event venue) has just received the SafeGolf accreditation, demonstrating the clubs commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults at risk in the sport of golf.
Set in 83 acres of parkland, the 18-hole course has been designed to cater for both entry level and experienced golfers. The picturesque layout uses the gentle undulating contours to create an enjoyable and rewarding course. Ardencote Golf is affiliated with both the Warwickshire and England Golf Unions.
Golf membership is offered along with 2x free sessions on the state-of-the-art indoor SkyTrak Simulator, alongside weekly Wednesday Night Roll Ups for members to meet and play together. Members also benefit from 15% off in the Brasserie Bar and Restaurant, Access to CONGU handicapping and preferential access to online booking system apps.
Henry Glynn, who led the club’s push to SafeGolf, said: “Ardencote is a great club, 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.”
The award was presented to Ardencote Golf by Jeremy Tomlinson, England Golf’s Chief Executive Club Support Officer. “I’m delighted that Ardencote has achieved SafeGolf and that its efforts to grow the game can be nationally recognised.”
The 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 SafeGolf 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.