We are pleased to announce that Harpenden Golf Club received the SafeGolf accreditation from England Golf, demonstrating the Club's commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults in risk in the sport of golf. With an active and successful Junior Golf section for ages from 10-18 years old, the Club has strived to achieve this status ahead of time, showcasing the Club's forward thinking approach to all matters.
Achieving the SafeGolf certificate was a joint effort by the Club and the PGA coaching staff, with both bodies uniting to provide a safe, yet enjoyable and welcoming, environment for all golfers.
The SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf. SafeGolf is firstly, a website – www.safegolf.org – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.
Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs to ensure all clubs provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.
A full list of what uphold the standards of SafeGolf can be viewed here – www.safegolf.org