New schools programme promotes physical and mental benefits of golf to youngsters

England Golf is proud to support the Golf Foundation in launching a new plan that aims to excite teachers, children and local PGA Professional coaches in a significant shift to high quality coaching in primary schools.

This can grow the game, while the wider benefits of golf can help the physical and mental wellbeing of more young people at an important time nationally.

National charity the Golf Foundation has launched its new Primary School Golf Programme with support from the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA).

The new high-quality focus offers primary aged children the first steps in learning the fundamentals of the game, while giving busy teachers the confidence to present a new sport which has valuable life skills benefits for youngsters of all abilities.

Crucially, the new Primary School Golf Programme will link more schools and local PGA Professionals together, providing five coaching sessions in school which progress children through to a sixth session at a SafeGolf accredited local golf club.

Over the next five years, 1,000 primary schools will be encouraged to join the project with the Golf Foundation. In England, this programme will play a crucial part in a new junior golf strategy devised by England Golf.