Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club club has hit the mark by achieving a national accreditation for safeguarding from England Golf.

SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.

The partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.

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Lucy Burke, who led the club’s push to SafeGolf, said:

“Shanklin and Sandown is a great club, it’s very friendly, welcoming and forward-thinking. This award helps us to spread that message and to tell people that children are safe and secure here and that we understand about beginner golfers.”

The award was presented to Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club by Tom Jessamine, England Golf’s Club Support Officer.

Tom said:

“I’m delighted that Shanklin and Sandown has achieved SafeGolf and that its efforts to grow the game can be nationally recognised.”

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