National award for Rugby Golf Club - The Rugby Observer

National award for Rugby Golf Club

Rugby Editorial 20th Jul, 2018   0

RUGBY Golf Club has won a national award from England Golf in recognition of its drive to grow the game.

The club, which is actively recruiting new members and widening its community links, has just received the GolfMark Award for the second time.

This is an official seal of approval for clubs which successfully work to develop the game.

Rugby is a private members’ club with an 18-hole golf course in Clifton Road and an established partnership with Leam Valley Golf Centre.

It has recently attracted 26 new members – in various categories – by holding an open day for the community.

The event was so successful another open day will be held in September and it will become an annual event.

Club secretary Andrew Leech, who led the club’s push to GolfMark, said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award.

“It not only recognises our aim to provide challenging golf for golfers of all abilities, but to be an asset within the Rugby community.

“We are doing all we can to encourage juniors and adults to take up or return to golf.

“This award will help RGC, drawing on all its 127 years of history, to continue to offer a warm, friendly, safe and secure environment for golf, retaining our traditions whilst modernising and adapting our offer to members, visitors and societies.

“We will use this platform, in partnership with Leam Valley Golf Centre, to take golf into schools and the wider community and will do our best to attract under-represented groups into golf.”

The award was presented to club captain Karl Walker by Hayley Noel, England Golf’s club support officer for Warwickshire.

Noel said: “I’m delighted Rugby Golf Club has achieved GolfMark and its efforts to grow the game can be nationally recognised.”

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