Published on 27th Sep 2023
Councils and community projects across the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States use Golfway equipment to implement golf programmes across all age groups and abilities.
Whether the goal is to get children active, engage the elderly in physical activity, or introduce golf to new audiences. Golfway equipment works in all settings and environments, with adaptive programming to meet all desired outcomes.
Over the summer of 2023, inspire+, Lincolnshire County Council (LCC), Golf Foundation and PING utilised Golfway equipment to deliver an activity programme that reached over 250 young people in the Lincolnshire region. This blog will touch on the impact of the programme and how Golfway can work in your local club, school or region.
During the summer holidays, LCC purchased several Golfway equipment packs, with the support of PING and the Golf Foundation, and distributed them across primary and secondary schools in the Lincolnshire area.
As part of the Holiday Activity Food (HAF) initiative, LCC hosted five Golfway activity camps, with fully-funded places available, providing children with the opportunity to attend, be active, develop their golf skills and make new friends. The versatility of the Golfway Play equipment allowed sessions to take place outdoors but move indoors when necessary due to weather disruption. The children also received a nutritious meal and refreshments throughout the day's play.
What is HAF?
A Department of Education funded programme, which takes place during UK school holidays and provides children with an engaging activity, as well as nutritious food as part of the schedule.
The Golf Foundation provided access to discounted kits, due to the partnership between Golfway and Golf Foundation, as well as providing training for teachers and volunteers to continue golf delivery as part of the school curriculum.
The premium golf brand, based in Lincolnshire, match-funded the councils' donation to purchase Golfway equipment and make the programme possible.
A council lead impact report revealed that the programme had an incredibly positive impact on the participants, with children commenting: "I love golf. It was so much fun, and I can’t wait to try it again." and "I had lots of fun playing golf because I hadn’t played golf before, it was new and fun."
Due to its success, Lincolnshire County Council plans to expand the programme into 2024 by offering Golfway equipment to over 60 bodies in the region that deliver sporting activities to children.
Golfway is excited to work with the Madrid Golf Federation (Federación de Golf de Madrid) on a similar upcoming junior golf development project in the coming months.
Get in touch to find out how Golfway can work for you.