Feb 7th, 2017
Sport England announces £8.48m award for golf
So what are they going to do with it?
Words: John Dean
Sport 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.