Longridge makes its mark

LONGRIDGE has been handed the national Golf Mark award by England Golf.The Preston club won the official seal of approval for successfully working to develop the game by attracting new members,  encouraging existing ones to play more and offering coaching and playing opportunities for all.

The award highlights the work of PGA professional Stephen Taylor as part of England Golf’s Get into golf scheme with nearly 40 people attending taster sessions, with five of these going on to become club members. Marketing chairman Roger Stamp said: “It was great to end the year on such a positive note as the club maintained its proLomgridge.jpggressive development with the award of GolfMark.

“The club worked hard to meet all the criteria required – such as recruitment and retention of members; management and sustainability; coaching and competitions; safeguarding – to be recognised as an outstanding club.”

PRIZE GUYS: From leff: Adam McAlister (Lancs Golf development officer), Stephen Taylor (PGA professional) and Roger Stamp (marketing chairman)

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