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Our national Get into Golf programme has been developed to introduce and retain more adult beginners in the game, with a particular emphasis on women and the creation of a new pathway into membership. Adopted by more than one hundred clubs across the country Scottish Golf can provide all the support you need to help make Get into Golf a success at your club, including the provision of planning tools, funding, marketing support and club case studies.

We also share research and insights to identify the needs and wants of new golfers, as well as the various “do’s and don’ts”, based on feedback from those who have been involved in Get into Golf programmes recently at clubs across Great Britain and Ireland, helping to ensure that your club programme hits the mark.

Why Should Your Club Get into Golf?

With a recent spike in membership clubs are looking at ways to retain these new golfers and continue to attract a new generation of players into the game. The traditional model of membership is also being challenged, as consumers spend their time and money in a different way. Get into Golf targets adults who have never tried golf before, or who may have played when they were younger but not in adulthood. We will help you identify key steps in planning a successful programme to attract more first-time golfers into coaching and ultimately membership at your club.

Our Get into Golf support package offers access to a wide range of resources to help deliver the right activity at your club, these include a planning guide, marketing support and funding to help with coaching and equipment. Should you need any advice on these please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Scottish Golf Club Support Team at [email protected]

Roving Pro Fund

The Scottish Golf Roving Pro Fund has been created to support clubs that do not have access to a PGA Professional to deliver adult group coaching sessions as part of their Get into Golf programme. 

Applications for our Roving Pro Fund for 2022 are open. Apply for funding here.

Get into Golf Club Hire Fund

The cost of equipment is often cited as a barrier for new adults getting into golf with many arriving at their Get into Golf sessions with no clubs or clubs that are not really appropriate for them. The Get into Golf Club Hire Fund will enable clubs to purchase sets or half sets of clubs, which can then be hired out to new adults in your programme at a fraction of the cost of buying clubs themselves. This means less initial financial commitment is required by newcomers for getting into golf.

As part of the Get into Golf Club Hire Fund Scottish Golf will match fund to a value of £250 or £400 to invest in a club hire scheme. For example, if a Club raises £250, Scottish Golf will provide an additional £250, giving the Club a total of £500 to invest in their club hire scheme.

Applications for our Get into Golf Club Hire Fund for 2022 are open. Apply for funding here.

Get into Golf Resources

To support with the planning, promotion and implementation of your Get into Golf programme, we have created a suite of resources which can be accessed below.

Club Introduction to Get into Golf
Get into Golf Planning Your Programme
Get into Golf - Hosting an Open Day Planning
Get into Golf New Golfer Feedback - Hints & Tips
Get into Golf Website Advice
Get into Golf Case Study - Glencorse GC
Get into Golf Case Study - Sale GC
Get into Golf Coordinator Job Advert & Role Description (Template)
Get into Golf Buddy Job Advert & Role Description (Template)
Get into Golf Action List (Template)
Get into Golf Participant Feedback Form (Template)
Get into Golf - Participant Sign Up Form (Template)
Get into Golf Club Hire Fund - Guidelines