Growing the Game

growthegameGrowing the Game

Encouraging the next generation of golfers, particularly women and children, is crucial to the long term health and prosperity of the game of golf across the world.

Grow The Game

The ‘right PGA Professional in the right place at the right time’ makes all the difference to a golfers’ experience of the game and in any environment. A great PGA Professional will help to develop individual golfing skills in a range of different ways, from coach to club fitter, retailer to club manager, or even a tour organiser.

The ‘right’ PGA Professional plays a significant role in engaging an individual in golf for the first time, inspiring a golfer to pursue their personal dreams and retaining an individual in golf for life. The enthusiasm and expertise of a PGA Professional can fuel a passion for golf; this is why the PGA Professional is always at the heart of any golfing experience.

The PGA has established a number of development partnerships across Great Britain and Ireland with governing bodies of the amateur game as part of the commitment to growing the game of golf for the future. The PGA is recognised as the leading body for coach education and development within each of these partnerships and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this field under the ‘right coach; right place; right time’ philosophy.


The England Golf Partnership is a partnership between The PGA and England Golf, the governing body for amateur golf in England. Supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England, this partnership was established to co-ordinate efforts to grow the game of golf in England and includes initiatives such as Get Into Golf.


Junior Golf Ireland oversees the development of grass roots junior golf in Ireland. and is a partnership between The PGA and the governing bodies of the amateur game in Ireland, the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golf Union.


ClubGolf Scotland Limited is a partnership between The PGA, the Scottish Golf Union, the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association, sportscotland and the Golf Foundation. Supported by the Scottish Government, this Ryder Cup 2014 legacy project is the national junior development programme for golf in Scotland.


Golf Development Wales, a legacy of the 2010 Ryder Cup, is a partnership between the Golf Union of Wales, the Golf Foundation and Sport Wales, supported by The PGA. The partnership aims to facilitiate the growth and health of golf in Wales through the ‘Securing the Future’ strategy.