A strong network of external partners is a huge asset for a club. We’ve built relationships with a number of partner organisations we recommend.
Each of these organisations offers a product or service that supports our goal of growing the game, and can make a valuable contribution to your club. Offers include financial support, discounted golf club software, health and safety support to name a few. You could also be eligible for discounts with your England Golf affiliation.
The Golf Foundation is a registered charity set up in 1952
It works with schools, community organisations and clubs by providing adapted equipment, training workshops, resources, grants and support from a network of Regional Development Officers.
The Golf Foundation has two strategic aims:
1. To provide any young person, regardless of background or ability, with the opportunity to enjoy the playing and personal benefits of golf.
2. To help any young person to ‘Start, Learn and Stay’ in golf by providing a player pathway.
Golf Access is a programme that is designed to support clubs to increase the number of beginner golfers and provide them with a structured route to becoming regular players.
The programme supports participants through nine different levels. The colour-coded scoring system helps players move from complete beginner through to a level where they are confident and competent enough to play on the full course off standard tees.
Engage with young golfers
GolfParc: The GolfParc Championship Golf Hole, designed and produced by Factory Eleven, provides a flexible resource that can be utilised in a number of different ways to support golf clubs in their work to engage young people and new starters across the wider community.
GolfParc has been designed so that it can be easily transported by car and quickly set up in a wide range of recreational spaces such as sports facilities, parks, school halls and playgrounds. This transforms them into fun and engaging golf courses for family play, junior coaching or competitions as well as events out in the local community.
Developing young golfers
GolPhin is an organisation whose “MyPathway2Golf” programme provides PGA coaches, assistant professionals, junior organisers and volunteers with an exciting and comprehensive package of resources to help young people learn and progress within golf.
Customer Service / Membership Surveys
Players 1st offers software for golf clubs to retain and recruit golfers and increase the club’s revenue by focusing on customer experience and loyalty.
Insights are generated through surveys and the results are displayed in a real-time dashboard. This lets you explore feedback from members and guests on a daily basis.
The system is extremely intuitive and easy to operate. It provides hands-on tools and call-to-action lists for the golf club.
59club provides a suite of tools to help clubs gain feedback from their customers to improve their customer service. They have developed a software package called MY59 that enables you to test and manage your own customer service benchmarking.
PMD are one of the largest independent business finance providers in the U.K.
PMD Finance any equipment needed for the golf course, clubhouse or pro shop. They can provide business loans for more intangible projects, and can refinance existing green keeping assets to release cash.
Golf Consultancy Services
Golf Business International are a membership body made up of a range of independent golf consultants who can help with a broad range of the golf business, including course architecture, facility management and other specialist services. Golf Business International has input into England Golf’s Customer Focussed Facility Guidance and will be available to support clubs with existing and future projects.
Golf Software Applications
Club Systems International are a market leader in the UK and Ireland golf club management software applications. The software packages offer a number of modules, including membership administration, loyalty EPoS and web services such as HowDidiDo, Golfingindex and personalised club websites.
*Subject to qualifying criteria
Health and Safety / Human Resources
Xact Group LTD has been delivering health and safety, HR and employment law services in partnership with England Golf for over 14 years.
The services are tailored specifically to golf clubs, covering all activities including green keeping and course safety issues.
Mills & Reeve provides a free legal helpline for affiliated clubs. The firm also offers preferred rates for specific legal advice covering areas like the Equality Act, Governance and Incorporation, Contracts and Property Law.
PlayMoreGolf is the first flexible golf membership linking individual golf clubs across the United Kingdom. It provides more choice, more value, more flexibility and more convenience with all the usual benefits of golf club membership.
GMG will confidentially benchmark core categories of expenditure to establish savings through a detailed report. GMG can also help you realise those savings.