Issued 12th July, 2017
He is a new England Golf Club Support Officer and will be helping clubs to strengthen their business and to attract more players and members.Andy Jack has taken on a key role to support Devon golf clubs to grow the game.
Andy said: “I’m really excited about this opportunity to work with clubs in Devon, listening to and understanding their business needs. Using that knowledge, I can support them to provide the experience their customers want.”
Andy joined England Golf after a five-year career in event management and previous sports development roles. He studied Sports Science at the University of Leeds and is a keen golfer with a current handicap of five.
England Golf’s new strategy for 2017-21, Growing the game of golf in England, focusses on the customer and the importance of providing them with the golfing experience they want, whether that’s competitive play, social opportunities or short format golf which fits into busy lifestyles.
It also has the over-arching aim of encouraging more women and girls into golf. Currently only 15% of club members are women, but research shows that 640,000 women and girls are interested in taking up the sport.
Among the initiatives Andy will be promoting is the Get into golf campaign, which offers great value coaching opportunities to new and improving players, and Golf Express, which promotes shorter format golf.
Paul Cloke, England Golf’s Regional Manager, commented: “I am sure Andy will be a tremendous asset to the county and they will support the clubs to increase participation and club membership.”