England Golf Strategic Plan


England Golf is currently undertaking the development of a new and ambitious strategic plan, which will enable us to build on the recent merger, deliver the outcomes within the Whole Sport Plan agreement with Sport England and build on the excellent work which is taking place to develop golf at all levels all around the country.

It will address some of the challenges the sport is facing and present ways to maximise some of the opportunities that are also in front of us.

It will be a plan that should inform the future work of the board, committees and staff of England Golf, the county unions, associations and county golf partnerships, the clubs and volunteers. It will also help to shape the way we work with national and local partners  including but not limited to golf course owners and managers, county sports partnerships and other local partners.

This plan is being developed in consultation with our national partners and the many stakeholders that make up England Golf. In the first phase of consultation there were over 500 responses made via an electronic survey and these responses showed overwhelming support for the development of this plan:

  • 94% of respondents felt it was important or very important for there to be a single plan for England Golf
  • 89% of respondents said they were likely or very likely to play their role in its delivery.

Further consultation has also taken place at a national and 40 county workshops.

As a result of this initial consultation the second draft of the plan was developed and we undertook  an further consultation period that ran from mid-November 2013 to 13 January 2014 and again received enthusiastic feedback with over 600 respondents providing their views via an online survey.

Using these responses along with feedback sent directly to us, a third draft of the plan has been produced and is avaible for download from the top of this page.  This is still work in process and we will be liaising closely with our county unions and associations during March and April with the aim of receiving endorsement for the final strategy at the voting members meeting in July.

We would be happy to receive any contribution to this final consultation process and would value any feedback you wish to provide.  Your views and any queries regarding the Strategic Plan can be made by emailing strategy@englandgolf.org.

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