Course for golf coaching

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A NEW course to help volunteers train the next generation of golfers is being held in Northumberland.

The two-day course will give anyone taking part an ASQ PGA level one qualification, which will allow them to assist more qualified coaches in delivering golf coaching sessions for beginners.

The course takes place on September 24 and 25 at Linden Hall GC, near Morpeth, and costs £288.

A Home Study Workbook is provided ahead of the course, which takes around five weeks to complete in preparation for the two-day practical course.

For applications contact Claire Bibby at the PGA by e-mail: claire.bibby@pga.org.uk

The Northumberland County Golf Partnership have some funding available to help with costs in return for support with the Partnership’s coaching programmes. Further details from county development officer Lisa Ferrie at cdo@northumberlandcgp.co.uk

The closing date for applications to the PGA is August 19. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

The PGA coaching course is one of a number of projects aimed at increasing participation in golf run under the umbrella of the Northumberland County Golf Partnership. This is a collaboration of a number of stakeholders in the sport including the English Golf Union, The English Women’s Golf Association, the PGA, the Golf Foundation and Sport England.

In Northumberland the partnership is supported by the Northumberland Union of Golf Clubs, the Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association, the Northumberland Junior Golfing Association and the Professional Golfers’ Association.

For more details of the activities in Northumberland visit www.northumberlandcgp.co.uk