Morecambe Golf Club has won a national award for its efforts to grow the game - and marked the achievement in typical style with a festival for local schools.
The club has been presented with the GolfMark award, which is an official seal of approval for clubs which successfully work to develop the game.
The award was presented during a schools tri-golf festival event by England Golf’s Lancashire Golf Club Support officer Adam McAlister. Adam commented: “I’m delighted that Morecambe has achieved GolfMark and that its efforts to grow the game can be nationally recognised.”
The schools event was overseen by a team including Mark Christie (University of Cumbria course leader), Adam McAlister (England Golf), Andy Leigh (Golf Foundation), Stuart Buckley (General Manager, Morecambe GC) and Simon Fletcher (PGA Pro, Morecambe GC).
It saw students at the university plan and deliver the competition as part of their final module with 150 children from a variety of local schools taking part on the day.
It was supported by volunteers from Myerscough College Golf Studies.
To signpost a pathway into golf, all those who took part left with a goodie bag offering further coaching at the club. Junior membership offers were also promoted.