Stonham Barns Golf Centre celebrated becoming the first non-affiliated golf facility in Suffolk to be awarded the prestigious EGU/ EWGA RangeMark accreditation. The RangeMark award has been developed by the EGU/ EWGA specifically for standalone ranges and is based on the successful GolfMark accreditation aimed at affiliated golf clubs. The RangeMark accreditation process ensures that facilities reach a nationally required standard in areas surrounding Participation, Environment and Child Protection and Duty of Care.
Steven Peet, EGU/ EWGA Regional Development Officer for the East of England commented, “I think Stonham Barns is a fantastic place for anybody to start golf and learn the game. The centre offers a well equipped 28 bay driving range and a 9 hole par 3 course that is ideal to test out your skills. It is also an especially great place for families to learn and play golf together. I am delighted to be able to award Stonham Barns Golf Centre with the EGU/ EWGA RangeMark award and ensure they are now nationally recognised as a junior and beginner golf facility”.
Stonham Barns is also one of the Golf Foundation’s Community Golf Roots Centres and places a large focus on junior development, holding regular subsidised group coaching sessions and competitions, providing wonderful opportunities for all children in the local area. Tony Dobson, Head PGA Professional and Proprietor of Stonham Barns Golf Centre said “We pride ourselves on the opportunities we offer for junior and beginner golfers here and aim to provide a relaxed, fun and safe environment in which to learn golf and develop your game. I am thrilled that we have achieved the EGU/ EWGA RangeMark award and am proud of the efforts of everybody at Stonham Barns.”
For more details on Stonham Barns Golf Centre call 01449 711545 or visit their website at www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk.
RangeMark is an initiative being driven by the Suffolk Golf Partnership, for more information on the Suffolk Golf Partnership please go to www.suffolkgolfpartnership.co.uk. To contact Alastair Spink, Suffolk County Development Officer please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured (from right to left) is Tony Dobson (Stonham Barns PGA Head Professional) being presented with the EGU/ EWGA RangeMark award from Steven Peet (EGU/ EWGA Regional Development Officer) and Alastair Spink (Suffolk County Development Officer).
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