Regional development Officer (Golf)
Development Officers or managers work with golf clubs to improve the sport, its membership and participation. The officers can help clubs or partnerships with finding funding, offering grants, increasing junior membership, examining membership structures and fees, recruitment and retention of staff and helping clubs build links with schools. These officers are employed by golfing associations such as England Golf, charities such as the Golf Foundation , Golf Union of Wales or Scotland. Development officers create strategies and initiatives to improve standards, recruit volunteers help with participation for all and access to clubs. In England they help clubs gain the golf mark or range mark, an award for standards in a club assessed on their coaching, club facilities and child protection. Entrants into this career can come from a variety of backgrounds including business development, marketing, golf management or sports science.
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