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PGA Volunteer Golf Coach Training

Would you like to help children in East Lothian learn to play golf?

Alan Golf Coaching

If so we'd love to hear from you! We have lots of opportunities for golfers to volunteer and support junior golf.  You can get involved at your own club or through our community based programme - ClubGolf East Lothian.  You can gain your Level 1 coaching license by attending a PGA weekend training course.  Coaches will receive full funding to attend training in return for 20 hours of voluntary coaching in one of our ClubGolf East Lothian progammes. Must be 16yrs or over.

Please click here for the new PGA 2019 Coach Education Schedule

Scotland’s National Junior Golf Strategy, clubgolf, has been developed in partnership with sportscotland and the sport's governing bodies.  The clubgolf programme aims to ensure that every child in Scotland by the age of 9 will…

We are now entering into our 13th year of delivering the ClubGolf programme in East Lothian.  All our primary schools deliver the introductory level of the programme, firstclubgolf, as part of their P5 PE Curriculum.  This reaches over 1000 P5 children in East Lothian annualy.  Children in P5 and above can then progress onto ClubGolf after school at one of the 10 East Lothian Golf Clubs delivering clubgolf coaching:  Fisherrow, North Berwick, Tantallon, The Glen, Gullane, Haddington, Dunbar, Musselburgh Old, Longniddry and Loretto.  We have approximately 500 children participating in structured coaching blocks after school.

Forthcoming local options:
23rd/24th Feb 2019 @ Kings Acre
Closing date:  17th Jan 2019
13th/14th April 2019 @ Kings Acre
Closing date: 17th March 2019
Part funding is available through Scottish Golf and East Lothian's Sports Awards Scheme. 
Please contact Kate Green to discuss supporting East Lothian coaching opportunities further: kgreen@eastlothian.gov.uk

If you aren't sure if you are ready to gain your coaching license then you can still get involved as a ClubGolf helper.  This could involve supporting a PGA Pro or ClubGolf Volunteer coach at coaching session or maybe walking a small group of children round the course at some of our fun competitions.  If you love golf and would like to encourage children to love it to then we'd love to hear from you!

For more information about ClubGolf or Junior Golf in East Lothian contact: Kate Green , East Lothian Council's Junior Golf Development Officer, T: 01875 619071 E: kgreen@eastlothian.gov.uk

For more information about the ClubGolf coach and player pathway please click here to visit their site

 

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