Feb 7th, 2017

Sport England announces £8.48m award for golf

So what are they going to do with it?

Sport England announces £8.48m award for golfSport England have announced an £8.48m award to the England Golf Partnership (EGP) to support talented players and encourage regular golfers to continue playing.  

EGP Chairman, Nic Coward, said: “There are 3.6m golfers in England, and the game continues to produce many world–class players. We will continue to work with Sport England on our many projects and initiatives that deliver great results across the country.

“Our main aim is for all involved in the sport to work together in partnership, to put golfers first and to give everyone the best possible experience within the sport. Now we know the level of award from Sport England, we will consider our next steps, taking time to look at how best to deliver with the resources available to us.”

The funding award comes at a time when golf in England is enjoying a stronger profile, thanks in part to the Olympic gold medal success of Justin Rose. 

£8.48 million is a fair chunk of change, so it will be very interesting to see what they actually do with it. It seems to be a rather odd process. Here's your £8.48 million, but you don't actually have to have any firm ideas on the table. 

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Sport England announces £8.48m award for golf

TAGS:Sport England, English Golf Partnership, £8.34 million funding award for English Golf Partnership, England Sports Partnership

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Comments (3)

  • bryan0755
    bryan0755

    Thought you had to set out your case for funding in an application. To be given millions of £s without having any plans when needy Olympic sports and Paralympic sports have lost out seems grossly unfair.

    February 7 at 14:22pm
  • GolfpunkAdmin
    GolfpunkAdmin

    That's what we are thinking. You can't just get the money and then work out what to do with it surely?

    February 7 at 16:19pm
  • GolfpunkAdmin
    GolfpunkAdmin

    That's what we are thinking. You can't just get the money and then work out what to do with it surely?

    February 7 at 16:19pm