Sale Golf Club has won a national award from England Golf.
Sale is the first club in the Mersey Valley to receive the GolfMark award and only the eighth in the whole of Cheshire.
GolfMark is an official seal of approval for clubs that work to develop the game in four ways:
- By attracting new members and encouraging existing members to play more
- Using practical business planning to develop the club
- Offering coaching and playing opportunities for all golfers
- Ensuring safeguarding policies are in place
Over the last year Sale has forged new links in the community, welcomed new members and worked hard to retain existing members by providing the golfing experience they want.
They ran Get into Golf courses for men and women beginners, which leads to club membership.
Manager John Jackson also led a schools’ programme which introduced over 1,000 children to golf and strengthened the club’s place in the local community.
Now, Sale is looking forward to growing its junior section with a new junior committee and has been running a series of fun nine-hole junior competitions.
“Being awarded GolfMark is great for the club,” said John.
“We are very proud of what we’ve achieved and are looking forward to an exciting 2018 season.”