Bonallack Award Winner - Frinton Golf Club & Coastal Golf AcademyThe Bonallack Award is presented to a project that creates a pathway from schools into clubs and membership.
This year it goes to Frinton Golf Club and Coastal Golf Academy, Essex, which has grown its junior membership by 23, to 72 in one year. The club offers a free minibus service to collect pupils; helping 100 pupils to receive coaching, culminating in a Schools Cup for all players.
The PGA Pro, Tom Hyde, has embraced the Foundation’s Box of Tricks initiative to keep more juniors engaged and has built a Tri-Golf course at a local primary school. Highlights include: a development squad for the 9-hole course and fun inter-club team competitions, followed by access to the 18-hole course and junior membership; a Tour pass allowing free access to three other golf clubs and competitions; good communication with parents and trips to events such as the BMW PGA Championship.
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