The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf welcomed England Golf to Parliament yesterday evening (Monday 4 July).
England Golf Chief Executive, Nick Pink, and Director of Strategy and Governance, Rod Findlay, made a presentation to Peers, MPs and Associate Members in the Palace of Westminster.
The presentation focused on England Golf’s current strategy, including initiatives to encourage participation and lifelong involvement in the sport, but also reflected on thoughts ahead of the organisation’s new strategic plan in 2017.
The meeting was chaired by Member of Parliament for North East Fife and Vice-Chairman of the Group, Stephen Gethins MP. Speaking afterwards, he said “We have a fantastic professional game in the United Kingdom, but we always should be encouraging more people to pick up a club and get active given all of the health and other benefits that brings. It was good to hear about England Golf’s attempts to develop the game, and I look forward to hearing from other organisations in the future, as the Group continues to support golf at all levels.”
Group Chairman and Member of Parliament for Lincoln, Karl McCartney MP, commented “Members of the Group were delighted to welcome Nick and Rod to Westminster, and to hear about England Golf’s plans to strengthen the sport. The initiatives that England Golf have to grow participation at the grassroots level mean that even more people will have the opportunity to play golf.”
Nick Pink added “England Golf has a clear strategy to encourage even more people to participate in golf, and stay fit and healthy. We are committed to growing the game across England, working at the heart of a network of partners to support the sport. We aim to strengthen clubs and the talent development pathway, so that we see more English golfers following a similar path to the likes of Danny Willett, and enjoying success at the highest level.”