Bev’s excited about LCGP challenge

BEV Dodd, who has succeeded Iain Lancaster as Lancashire County Golf Partnership development officer, is committed to delivering a number of projects designed to attract more people into the game and encourage existing golfers to play more regularly.



Lancaster, who has taken up his duties as regional manager overseeing Lancashire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire, was instrumental in setting up 15 Get into Golf centres around the county during his six months at the helm.

Bev will continue to support the centres which provide a pathway for newcomers to take the skills they learn on to the course, eventually leading to club membership.

Bev, who lives in Edenfield, has been a member of Rossendale Golf Club since 2004. She has a handicap of 11 and was a finalist in the Bury and District Championship in 2013 when she also won the England Golf volunteer of the year award.

She has helped to set up and deliver a number of junior academies at the Rossendale club which has seen junior membership grow into a thriving section. Bev, who played hockey for Blackburn and was involved in developing the sport in the area, has also designed and supports programmes for women new to golf.

She said: “I am excited about the role with the LCGP. There is fantastic potential across the region to grow the game, and especially to bring more ladies and girls into it.

“I am looking forward to working with clubs to help them to achieve Golfmark and to support them to develop ideas to increase membership and participation.

Iain Lancaster added: “I’m confident Bev will continue the work already done in setting up golf centres. She’s very enthusiastic and her contacts in the game will stand her in good stead.”


Get into golf is a national campaign to inspire adults to take up the game and is run by the England Golf Partnership through its network of County Golf Partnerships, supported by Sport England and National Lottery funding.

To find your local centre and date of the next session, visit and use the activity finder. Online booking for sessions is also available on the website.

 Note to editors

The England Golf Partnership (EGP) brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association, to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England National Lottery funding. County Golf Partnerships, involving the county men’s, women’s and professional organisations, are part of the EGP’s Whole Sport Plan for golf and an integral part of its vision to make England the world’s leading golf nation by 2020.

The EGP runs a national Get into golf campaign through its network of County Golf Partnerships. The campaign offers low-cost taster and coaching opportunities to inspire people to try the game. More details at

In Lancashire the county partnership is supported by the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs, the Lancashire Ladies’ County Golf Association, and the Professional Golfers’ Association.

You can follow Get into golf on Twitter or on Facebook at

Details on the work of the Lancashire CGP can be sourced at


For more information please contact:


Bev Dodd

County Development Officer

Lancashire County Golf Partnership


Twitter: @playgolfinlancs


David Birtill
County Partnership Press Officer
07850 539 110

01254 831844




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