Box of Tricks
The ‘Box of Tricks’ is an innovative resource to support the retention of juniors in golf clubs and to support the progression of new junior golfers into club membership.
This attractively packaged box of proven good ideas can offer flashes of inspiration to managers, pros and junior organisers. These have been collated from successful golf clubs by the development teams from the Golf Foundation, England Golf and the PGA.
The Foundation’s regional officers are staging county workshops at present to allow three clubs in each county to use the ideas in their junior action plans for the year ahead, before this project is rolled out to many more junior friendly facilities.
The ideas involved can be everything from great game formats, inventive practice methods or ways to build confidence on the golf course, marketing ideas to raise awareness and attract families to the club, or social ideas to help integrate youngsters within the club and make them feel welcome.
Regional Development Officer Ian Harvey, who is leading the project, said: “All clubs taking part are being asked to rate the ideas on the cards so a final Box of Tricks can be prepared for this project that if successful could lead to every club in Great Britain receiving the box.The great thing we’re discovering is, whether just one great idea is used or 20, it can make a significant difference to the junior section going forwards.”
The Box of Tricks supports England Golf's recruitment and retention programmes in golf clubs to grow the game.