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Rookery rewarded

PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:30 05 July 2010

ROOKERY Park Golf Club has been awarded GolfMark accreditation demonstrating their hard work and dedication to both junior and beginners golf.

The English Golf Union (EGU) and English Women's Golf Association (EWGA) developed the GolfMark award to identify and acknowledge golf facilities in England that were junior and beginner friendly

The GolfMark award also integrates Sport England's Clubmark award - a national standard for quality sports clubs recognised across the country.

ROOKERY Park Golf Club has been awarded GolfMark accreditation demonstrating their hard work and dedication to both junior and beginners golf.

The English Golf Union (EGU) and English Women's Golf Association (EWGA) developed the GolfMark award to identify and acknowledge golf facilities in England that were junior and beginner friendly

The GolfMark award also integrates Sport England's Clubmark award - a national standard for quality sports clubs recognised across the country.

More than twenty other sports, including tennis and rugby are also using the alliance to add value to their accreditation schemes and over 5000 sports clubs have been awarded Clubmark or are working towards achieving accreditation.

There are a number of benefits that golf clubs can gain by achieving GolfMark accreditation, including increased membership, raising the club's profile, further development of coaches and volunteers and greater access to funding.

GolfMark evaluates golf clubs on three areas within their junior section: coaching and playing, club environment, including sports equity and ethics and child protection and duty of care.

The award is provided by the EGU and EWGA via the England Golf Partnership's 'Whole Sport Plan' for golf.

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