REVEALED! The 328 golf clubs in England that received COVID funding

Nearly 800 English golf clubs applied for funding this summer, but more than half of them were unsuccessful.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020
REVEALED! The 328 golf clubs in England that received COVID funding

England Golf has released a list of the 328 golf clubs in the country that received funding during the summer, as a part of the £2.5 million of coronavirus support.

Around 800 English golf clubs applied for funding during the difficult months caused by the coronavirus panemic, but over half of them were unsuccessful.

The money, provided by the R&A, was distributed by England Golf after an anonymised assessment process of every funding application in the country.

There has now been an injection of up to £500,000 of new coronavirus support funding which will be given to some of the nearly 450 clubs that were unsuccessful during the first phase.

Below is the list of the successful clubs who have received up to £10,000:

"I hope this will help to make a real difference to clubs and facilities who have shown amazing resilience and resourcefulness in a year of unprecedented disruption," said Jeremy Tomlinson, England Golf chief executive officer.

It was clear to us that if we could dedicate money to invest in sustainable projects at clubs in the short-term, then the long-term benefits could be substantial for our game.

“Throughout the pandemic we have communicated regularly with our clubs, counties and golfers and provided advice, guidance and practical help where we could.

“We have also listened to our clubs and worked with them for the good of the game.

“Sometimes, though, clubs simply need money to bring projects to life.

“I would like to thank the England Golf Board for sanctioning this additional investment on top of the money we gratefully received from The R&A and which has already been distributed to 328 clubs.

“This not only demonstrates the faith we have in our golf clubs as they build for the future, but also reaffirms our total commitment to driving the development of the amateur game in England.”

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