HSBC Golf Roots Centres
At the heart of all Golf Foundation activity are 400 golf clubs delivering the charity’s flagship scheme, HSBC Golf Roots. These are approved junior friendly golf clubs and facilities that reach out into schools and the community to provide young people with a fun and safe introduction to golf led by a qualified PGA Professional Coach. Structured follow-on coaching is then provided back at the golf club with the opportunity to progress into regular play and ultimately membership.
The Golf Foundation has a strategic aim of helping young people to Start, Learn and Stay in the sport. The goal is to ensure that over 50,000 young people progress through the doors of a golf club each year by 2021 and that 15,000 become regular players.
What the Golf Foundation offers
• Access to grant-aid to support the delivery of an agreed action plan.
• Downloadable promotional leaflets and posters for the notice board.
• A certificate acknowledging the club’s status as an HSBC Golf Roots Centre.
• Use of HSBC Golf Roots logos for the purpose of promoting activity.
• Advice and support from a Golf Foundation Regional Development Officer.
Involvement of a PGA Level 2 coach, relevant club officials/staff and other key individuals.
- Taster sessions in an agreed number of schools using Tri-Golf and StreetGolf.
- Follow-on coaching opportunities at the club charged at a locally affordable level.
- Register the club on the Junior Golf Passport and operate the scheme.
- Encourage those involved in the club coaching to register on the Junior Golf Passport.
- Offer regular playing and competitive opportunities.
- Commitment to provide monitoring information using the standard monitoring form provided.
Becoming an HSBC Golf Roots Centre
For more information about how to apply to become an HSBC Golf Roots Centre, contact the Regional Development Officer for your area who will be able to talk you through the standard application form. It is recommended that you do this well in advance of your activity starting.
Meet the following safeguarding standards:
- Have a child protection policy at the club;
- Provide evidence of attendance at a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop for all coaches working with children;
- Confirm that all relevant adults have been appropriately checked.
Make a commitment to achieve the targets set out below:
- At least 100 pupils receiving a taster session at school;
- 20 young people attending a taster session at the club;
- 10 young people progress into a coaching programme;
- 5 young people continuing to play regularly with 3 becoming members.